Biri Bulmba Budang National Custodians of Country Gathering 2023 – SOLD OUT

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March 24th, 2023|Categories: News|

Introducing Cultural Fire Credits

Cultural Fire Credits is an initiative by the Firesticks Alliance and the Aboriginal Carbon Foundation supporting Indigenous-led projects and providing pathways for Aboriginal communities to utilise traditional land management practices to heal, protect and manage the Country.

From governance through to generation in the marketplace and verification, Cultural Fire Credits are Aboriginal owned. This ensures Indigenous-led […]

June 30th, 2022|Categories: News|

Munu-munu 2022 National Indigenous Fire Workshop

We regret to inform you that the Munu Munu 2022 National Indigenous Fire Workshop at Mona Mona Far North Queensland on 8 -12 August 2022 has been postponed.

We made this difficult decision to postpone this event for the safety of the local community and all event participants, as the COVID-19 conditions change. We have […]

June 17th, 2022|Categories: News|

Dharrawal-Yuin Ngurra, the Good Fire video showcase

New videos have been released from Dharrawal-Yuin Ngurra (Country) 
Eighteen months after the 2018 National Indigenous Fire Workshop at Bundanon, devastating wildfires tore through the Shoalhaven, destroying 80% of the Country.

Members of the Mudjingaalbaraga Firesticks team revisited Bundanon to show the difference between Country that had Cultural Fire applied in 2018, with Country destroyed by wildfire in […]

September 17th, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Firesticks Virtual Conference 2020

In December 2020, the Firesticks Alliance held our first virtual conference with support from the WWF-Australia through the Australian Wildlife & Nature Recovery Fund. The purpose of the virtual conference was to keep connection and momentum growing across Cultural Fire practitioner groups who are unable to gather face-to-face due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual conference was also an important […]

May 29th, 2021|Categories: Events, News, Reports|

Thank you to our Supporters

As we race toward the end of the extraordinary year 2020, the Firesticks Team would like to thank you all for the incredible goodwill and support that has been given to the Firesticks Alliance.

There is no doubt that the 2019 – 2020 wildfires and the Covid 19 pandemic have impacted us all deeply. We are optimistic that during […]

December 20th, 2020|Categories: News|

Fire Country – how Indigenous fire management could help save Australia

Victor Steffensen’s new book ‘Fire Country’ published by Hardie Grant is now available. ‘Fire Country’ is about Indigenous land management practices and a powerful account of First Nation people’s connection Country. There is a marked difference between Aboriginal fire management and hazard reduction, Victor explains how the two systems differ in an edited extract below.

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April 20th, 2020|Categories: News|

Fighting Fire With Fire Australian Story ABC Television

Elders Dr’s Tommy George and George Musgrave from Cape York entrusted Victor Steffensen with the ancient knowledge of cultural burning. This method of fire management used by generations of Indigenous people could be the answer to Australia’s bushfire threat. Australian Story broadcast on Monday 13th of April tells the story of the beginning of Firesticks.

“When we burn […]

April 16th, 2020|Categories: News, Tarriwa-Kurrukun|

Cultural burning benefits the totemic echidna at Wattleridge Indigenous Protected Area

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 […]

Good Fire for Country Community Event

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 […]

January 30th, 2020|Categories: News|