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 published and may be downloaded here.
This report was written as part of the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre’s ‘Hazards, Culture and Indigenous Communities’ research project (BNHCRC’s HCIC). The HCIC research project focuses on collaborations between Aboriginal groups and natural hazards management agencies across southern Australia.The BNHCRC is funded through a combination of Commonwealth research monies, as well as financial and in-kind contributions from government organisations, research institutions and nongovernment organisations. The authors were invited by the Murumbung Rangers to attend the Forum and write this report. The Forum facilitators prepared an official Forum Report, which summarises key findings and provides recommendations emerging from the speakers and participants over the first two days of the forum.