Associate Indigenous Fire Practitioners on Awabakal Country, May2021

At Firesticks, our priorities are to:

  • Acknowledge and respect past and present Traditional Custodians and honour their contribution and connection to Country
  • Enable Indigenous leadership through community mentorship on Country
  • Actively develop and engage in projects to protect, conserve and enhance cultural and natural values of Country
  • Empower the local community to take an active role in decision-making by building community skills and capacity and providing a greater sense of custodianship
  • Create partnerships with industry professionals to deliver joint venture commercial and community activities that will provide mentoring and information exchange to promote capacity building with Aboriginal enterprise
  • Promote cultural safety and support best practice work health and safety procedures
  • Deliver community education, training and capacity building activities
  • Produce and share resources and stories
  • Raise community awareness, understanding and information gathering of cultural and environmental issues to create positive change
  • Build recognition of cultural practice and knowledge
  • Deliver and assist cultural values mapping and monitoring projects
  • Support Traditional Custodians in maintaining and building fire knowledge and practice
  • Maintain and enhance the Firesticks Alliance Community of Practice

Firesticks Alliance Directors and Members at the Inaugural General Meeting at Bundanon, NSW 2018