Bringing together different ways of knowing to care for Country.
Australia has been cared for and shaped by Indigenous peoples over tens of thousands of years, but that was disrupted by colonial systems of oppression and displacement with disastrous changes to the environment. Indigenous peoples’ responsibility to care for Country, has in many ways been denied though contemporary land planning and management. This event asks how do we care for Country in contemporary Australia, and how might western science embrace Indigenous knowledges to achieve healthy Country outcomes?
Maddi Miller is a Darug woman whose research looks at ways to bring non-Indigenous and Indigenous sciences together to understand and care for Country.
Dozer Atkinson is a Bpangerang elder who works to bring cultural practice and knowledge to the people of north-east Victoria.
Jack Pascoe is a Yuin man and ecologist in the Otways. He will speak about fire practice, past and present in the Otways forests.