Latest Indigenous knowledge posts


Indigenous rangers are burning the desert the right way – to stop the wrong kind of intense fires from raging

Dozens of Indigenous ranger groups have been hard at work burning to reduce the fuel load before the summer’s heat, here's why we need more of this.


Connecting to culture: here’s what happened when elders gifted totemic species to school kids

Students connecting to culture flows on to increase engagement with nature and science and also personal feelings of connection and responsibility to the environment.


Shifting seasons: using Indigenous knowledge and western science to help address climate change impacts

Traditional Owners in Australia are the creators of millennia worth of traditional ecological knowledge, this can be used as climate change disrupts the non-indigenous weather calendar.


IPCC reports still exclude Indigenous voices. Come join us at our sacred fires to find answers to climate change

like most other IPCC chapters, the Australasian chapter did not include Indigenous lead authors. Our inclusion could have contributed ways of thinking, knowing and understanding that would have strengthened and deepened the report and subsequent media coverage.


Ancient knowledge is lost when a species disappears. It’s time to let Indigenous people care for their country, their way

To protect Australia’s imperilled species, the law must chart a new course that allows Indigenous groups to manage their Country, their way.


Learn About Indigenous Cultures On Your Holidays This Year

There is no time like the end of year holiday, when we've really slowed down for the year, to learn more deeply about the Country we live on.


5 big ideas: how Australia can tackle climate change while restoring nature, culture and communities

we already have solutions based in restoring nature and Country. In fact, nature-based solutions can deliver one third of promised global cuts in emissions.


What climate change activists can learn from First Nations campaigns against the fossil fuel industry

It is time to revisit successful First Nations campaigns against the fossil fuel industry. Like the current fight to avert a climate catastrophe, these battles are good, old-fashioned, come-from-behind, David-versus-Goliath examples we can all learn from.


Indigenous knowledge and the persistence of the ‘wilderness’ myth

Aboriginal people in Australia view wilderness, or what is called “wild country”, as sick land that’s been neglected and not cared for. This is the opposite of the romantic understanding of wilderness as pristine and healthy – a view which underpins much non-Indigenous conservation effort.