Anthropocene · Ecological Economics

Being connected to the land: How Indigenous traditional fire practice can save Australian land, and why it has to be practiced by Indigenous people

By Alice Damiano (i.e. @aliceintheanthropocene) and Dan Morgan, originally published by Resilience.org

While late 2019 and the year 2020 will probably be remembered for the covid-19 pandemic, the world should not forget about another disaster: The bushfires in Australia, that this year were unusually intense and out of control. What let them be so terribly out of control in the first place?

Indigenous Australian culture has a likely answer: Two hundred years of colonization, of Westernization, of interdiction of the practice of Indigenous culture. Two hundred years that led to a progressive disconnection from the land.

Continue reading at: https://www.resilience.org/stories/2020-10-29/being-connected-to-the-land/

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