Dixons Creek Primary School and Wurundjeri received the Australian Disaster Resilient National School Award for their Firestick project, which saw students learn from Elders Uncle Dave Wandin and Ralph Hume with Victor Steffensen about cultural fire and traditional fire practices. The book ‘Shh The Parent Trees are Talking’ was produced during this project. The initiative has helped the broader […]
Learn how fire can help and heal landscapes and communities at the National Indigenous Fire Workshop Cultural Fire Day at Bundanon on July 15th.
This is a rare opportunity to experience Indigenous culture first-hand and learn about the “good fire” – cultural burning practices that can restore environmental balance, help threatened species and reduce hazards.
There’ll be […]
Registrations are now open for the South-east Australia Aboriginal Fire Forum. The Forum, titled Cultural Burning: Evolving with community and Country, will give participants the opportunity to network, learn, and establish collaborations with others committed to cultural burning and caring for Country. The Forum will be held at the Ann Harding Centre, University of Canberra, Bruce, ACT […]
How did those trees get there? Rediscovering prehistoric Aboriginal plant dispersal pathways
2 x PhD positions! Population genetics/Socio-cultural studies Funded through a new ARC Discovery Project (2018-2020) Based at: Macquarie University with external collaborators
Project description: Preliminary studies for these projects used cutting edge genetic and socio-cultural techniques to show that Aboriginal people dispersed culturally important Black Bean (Castanospermum australe) […]
We are pleased to announce the launch of the National Indigenous Fire Workshop for 2018. This years workshop will be the 10th to be conducted and will be based for the first time outside of Cape York.
The workshop will be held at the Bundanon Trust Reserve in the south coast of NSW and hosted by the […]
Bugam walk and processing workshop: 20-21 June 2017. Hosted by the Northern Rivers Connecting Country Alliance Aboriginal Corporation
The Bugam workshop aims to share knowledge and cultural practices about the movement, use, preparation and consumption of Bugam seeds (Castanospermum australe) between northern Qld and northern NSW.
The old people (Aboriginal) developed technologies to remove the toxicity from […]
This years workshop is being hosted by the Balnggarrawarra Gaarraay Melsonby traditional owners who are looking forward to welcoming you on-country to share their culture, management practices and this beautiful part of the world. Melsonby is right on the Normanby River 40 minutes northwest of Cooktown. The country there is amongst one of the largest collections of […]