Firesticks is a not-for-profit Indigenous network that aims to activate and increase the use of cultural burning by facilitating cultural learning pathways to fire and land management. We provide advocacy and action to support Indigenous leadership and protect, conserve, and enhance cultural and natural values of people and Country through cultural fire and land management practices.
Firesticks was formed to support communities in the sharing of Traditional Knowledge to activate the reimplementation of traditional cultural fire knowledge practices upon the Australian landscape. Aboriginal fire management has become a priority for community, cultural, social, and environmental wellbeing.
- We are revitalising Indigenous-led cultural fire practice by building upon and strengthening the network of Indigenous fire knowledge practitioners that has formed over the last decade.
- We support mentoring, training, and recognition of Indigenous fire knowledge practitioners, and work with Indigenous communities on all aspects of culture that are intricately linked with cultural fire knowledge practice.
- We work across Australia to support communities to lead and implement cultural burning on their Country and foster intergenerational transfer of cultural fire practice.