Collaborative research supported by the Firesticks Alliance was published in international scientific journal Human Ecology in December. Co-authors the Banbai Rangers, Lesley Patterson (Banbai Elder), Michelle McKemey (PhD candidate UNE), Oliver Costello (Firesticks), Emilie Ens (Macquarie University), Nick Reid, John Hunter, Mal Ridges and Cara Miller (UNE) produced the paper entitled Cross-cultural monitoring of a cultural […]
On February 5th at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall the Firesticks Alliance will be hosting GOOD FIRE FOR COUNTRY, an evening of short films and discussion on Indigenous Cultural Fire and ecological management. We are creating an opportunity for the public to learn more about the work we do, the benefits of reinstating cultural burning on Country and […]
Check out this story featuring Uncle Noel Webster Yuin man and Firesticks Alliance cultural fire practitioner from the South Coast of NSW in the National Indigenous Times, written by Rachael Knowles.
Noel Webster says “All the current fire regime and practices are based upon scientific methodology, then we have Indigenous fire methodology that is about reading […]
Aboriginal cultural fire practitioner Dennis Barber led a series of cultural burns on six hectares of bushland at Ngurrumpaa in 2015 and 2016 – the first burns in the area since a wildfire swept through in 1994.
A former park ranger with 15 years’ professional firefighting experience, Mr Barber says he had a “light bulb moment” […]
Check out this interview with Victor Steffensen talking about the need for more Fire Practitioners on Country. “People need to be on country. Looking after the land is a full time job, not a seasonal job”.
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Gulpa Gaka Anganya Gaka Yawal Ngulla Yenbena Yorta Yorta Woka
Welcome friend – Come walk with us the people on Yorta Yorta Country
The Firesticks Alliance wish to thank the Yorta Yorta people, the Traditional Owners, for hosting and welcoming the National Indigenous Fire Workshop to their Woka (Country) at Barmah National Park, Victoria from the 3-7th June 2019. […]
Welcome to RIGHT COUNTRY – RIGHT FIRE, a podcast about how Australia’s Indigenous people use fire to care for country.
For tens of thousands of years, fire has been used as a medicine for the earth – the right fire in the right place at the right time can restore environmental balance.
The early European settlers brought […]
The Firesticks Alliance, Yorta Yorta people and National Indigenous Fire Workshop partners are pleased to announce tickets are on sale now for the National Indigenous Fire Workshop Dhungala 2019
Dhungala National Indigenous Fire Workshop, 4-7 June 2019, On Yorta Yorta Woka (Yorta Yorta Country) on Dhungala (Murray River)
The National Indigenous Fire Workshop is a celebration of cultural fire knowledge and practice. This year’s […]
On 12-15 July 2018, the four-day 2018 National Indigenous Fire Workshop was held at Bundanon property in Yuin Country on the New South Wales South Coast. Participants came from as far north as Napranum, Cape York in northern Queensland to Truwana in Tasmania, and from as far west as the APY Lands in Central Australia.
The South-East Australian Aboriginal Fire Forum, titled Cultural Burning: Evolving with Community and Country held on 11th May 2018 gave participants the opportunity to network, learn, and establish collaborations with others committed to cultural burning and caring for Country. The Forum was held at the Ann Harding Centre, University of Canberra, Bruce, ACT.
The report has now been […]