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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Aboriginal people and those who work alongside them came together during February 2017 to share knowledge, ideas and experience at the Indigenous Natural Resource Management (NRM) Symposium at the University of New England: Restore, Regenerate, Revegetate conference. Over 400 scientists and practitioners from all over Australia and overseas came together to share their knowledge and experience […]
Mt Mitchell is at the headwaters of the Sara River catchment within the Clarence River drainage, located near the crest of the Great Dividing Range on the New England Tablelands to the west of the extensive Guy Fawkes River gorge system. It falls within the Banbai Aboriginal Nation with numerous highly significant cultural features and […]
An initiative between Wattleridge Indigenous Protected Area (IPA), NCC Firesticks and local schools around Guyra NSW recently delivered an engaging and interactive learning program that connected children with Aboriginal elders, IPA Rangers and the local environment using storytelling, on-ground learning and arts and crafts. Around 100 children and accompanying teachers visited the property over three […]
The Indigenous Fire Workshop has developed over the years from successful fire projects in Cape York, and has grown strong from the initiatives of Indigenous communities Australia wide. Each year the workshop is hosted by different clans and country, dealing with different situations and challenges, making the fire workshop special every time it is held. Mulong, […]
Victor Steffensen from Cape York will be presenting at the Introduction to Indigenous Fire Management Community Forum held in Mandalong in the Hunter Valley on the 25th May 2016. The workshop is free and the discussion will focus on Indigenous fire management in a contemporary environment. Subjects addressed at the forum will include how to evaluate different sites, […]
As a part of the Firesticks program a team of visual communication design researchers from the University of Technology in Sydney (UTS) have been supporting the program through the development of a visual language and design elements that are used by the Firesticks team in communicating with partners and the wider public.
The UTS team entered […]
The 9th Biennial NCCNSW Bushfire Conference proceedings can be accessed through the following links:
Cultural Burning – Diversity of Fire.
Recovery or Transformation? The Ecosystem Property of Resilience May be a Useful Mechanism for Both.