Cultural Land Management

FIRST NATIONS PEOPLES CULTURAL LAND AND SEA MANAGEMENT

As the first landcarers, First Nations Peoples have a continuous and deep connection to Country. They have an understanding of Country that encompasses the physical, spiritual and cultural landscape.

First Nations Peoples have been on Country for at least 50,000 years, an incredibly long time compared to almost all other cultures on earth. Indigenous culture has adapted to massive climate and environmental changes. With climate change steadily progressing to a tipping point, continued large-scale land clearing, recurring droughts, catastrophic bushfires and invasive pest species reducing Australia’s biodiversity and long-term prosperity, navigating our challenging future will require wider sources of knowledge to guide our strategies and environmental management practices.

First nations cultural land management knowledge, built up over 1000’s of years needs to be better respected and integrated into Land Management practices across Australia through meaningful education for Indigenous rangers followed by collaboration with community networks such as landcare.

First Nations Peoples connection to Country provides a rich source of knowledge for better land and water management, and fire management policies. With our stakeholders, Landcare Australia has made available articles, videos and other resources to help landcarers and land managers appropriately integrate First Nations Peoples knowledge and more recent knowledge, into building ecological and community resilience.

The resources demonstrate how cultural land and sea management practices can appropriately help landcarers and land managers apply the learnings to better understand the ecology of their landscape and manage weeds, promote native regrowth, and improve biodiversity for species recovery so that we can move forward together to care for our country.

FIRE AND WATER, HEALING COUNTRY & PEOPLE PRODUCED BY LANDCARE AUSTRALIA

EXPLORE RESOURCES:

2021 NATIONAL LANDCARE CONFERENCE EDUCATION RESOURCES

ARTICLES ABOUT CULTURAL BURNS AND LAND MANAGEMENT

VIDEOS ABOUT FIRST NATIONS PEOPLES CARING FOR COUNTRY

NATIONAL LANDCARE AWARD WINNERS: INDIGENOUS LAND MANAGEMENT AWARD

WEBINAR RECORDING

Listen to find out how property owners and Landcare groups can work with Traditional Owners and better integrate Traditional values into Landcare practices and communities. David King, from Gully Traditional Owners Blue Mountains NSW, and Jackson Chatfield, State-wide Aboriginal Landcare Facilitator, shared their thoughts on community connection, the Indigenous perspective on reading country, and how restoration can be viewed through this lens.

The session was facilitated by Craig Aspinall, Community Landcare Aboriginal Engagement Officer with Landcare NSW.

Subscribe to the Landcare Webinar Series just once to attend any live sessions in the series.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Firesticks Alliance
Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation
Yurbay

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