Professor Lynette Russell, director of the Monash Indigenous Studies Centre, says the Indigenous practice of cultural burning has traditionally been used as a way of rejuvenating and nurturing the land.
A commentary on Aboriginal people's vital roles in the firefighting effort in the NSW bushfire crisis.
This article explores how western science has a lot to learn from Indigenous knowledges, to provide explanations and solutions to major issues our modern world is currently facing.
The stories and case studies in this report showcase some of the many proud achievements of the Indigenous Ranger and Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) programmes from 2015 to 2017.
As climate change makes bushfires more ferocious and extreme, now is the time to better understand how our First Peoples used fire.
This article explores Aboriginal Australia's holistic focus of maintaining environment while maintaining a thriving economy, and how policy and practice could benefit from this more sustainable approach.
This report summarises the comments, suggestions and ideas outlined in the public submissions received. Some of the suggestions and responses contained in this report were made and/or supported by multiple submissions, others were made in a single submission.
This resource is the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies' (AIATSIS) submission to the Inquiry into the Opportunities and Challenges of the Engagement of Traditional Owners in the Economic Development of Northern Australia.
The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) commissioned Winangali and their partners Ipsos and ARTD to evaluate the impact of Fee for Service (FfS) activities undertaken by Indigenous Land and Sea Management (ILSM) organisations (ranger groups).
The purpose of the plan is to provide information about the significant activities which the Northern Land Council (NLC) will undertake over a period of four years, 2019/20 to 2022/23.
The purpose of the Joint Management Plan is to set the strategic direction for the joint management of Barmah National Park and to enable the knowledge and culture of the Yorta Yorta Nation to influence and be recognised in that management.
The National Indigenous Land and Sea Strategy (NILSS) is a requirement under the ATSI Act and is the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation's (ILSC)’s key policy document. This is the ILSC’s first national strategy to include waters.
The purpose of this discussion paper is to seek the input of all Tasmanians, and from Tasmanian Aboriginal people in particular, to understand issues with the operation of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1975.
This submission examines the ways in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls' lived experiences as native title holders needs to be included in native title law prcesses.
This action plan identifies 10 actions the NT Government will implement in partnership with key agencies and other organisations. It is designed to better coordinate Aboriginal land and native title matters across the Northern Territory.
This report summarises the responses to the questions outlined within the discussion paper, as well as key points and themes raised during consultation. Due to the number of submissions, not all comments can be referenced in this report.
Torres Strait Island Regional Council's Corporate Plan (2020-2025), provides an executable framework for consultation with each of their 15 communities, and ultimately leading to a strategic focus areas of people, sustainability and prosperity.
Aboriginal rangers, their communities and the CLC believe the benefits of their work extends far beyond the obvious environmental outcomes. Ranger employment also creates significant social, cultural and economic benefits.
The development of this strategy was funded by the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, to support Traditional Owner rights and interests in reintroducing Cultural Fire to the landscape.
The purpose of this discussion paper is to provide information about Tasmania’s current model for returning land to the Aboriginal community, and to facilitate discussion about improvements or changes to this model.