On behalf of Firesticks Alliance, Landcare Australia invites Expression of Interest to present at the National Custodians of Country Gathering (the Gathering) hosted in Cairns from August 21-25, 2023.
Guidelines for the Call for Expressions of Interest
The 2023 National Custodians of Country Gathering provides a unique forum for Traditional Owners and First Nations people, together with people involved in agriculture and natural resource management to explore best practice and innovation, share practical information and stories, create partnerships and take new ideas back to their workplaces and communities. Presentations at the National Custodians of Country Gathering can be used for training and development, and contribute to building capacity for First nations people, landcare groups and communities.
On behalf of Firesticks Alliance, Landcare Australia invites expression of interest to present at the National Custodians of Country Gathering. Eligible to apply are individuals, groups, organisations working together with First Nations organisations who are involved in protecting, enhancing, restoring and educating others about the natural environment in their local community through sustainable land management and conservation activities. Also eligible are government agencies, academics and researchers, farmers and landholders, youth groups and educators working on conservation and agriculture activities with First Nations peoples.
The Gathering will demonstrate practical innovations to contemporary land and sea management, biodiversity, threatened species management and agriculture with practical sessions on Country, cultural workshops and gathering symposia during the event.
Participants will gain an insight into the interconnected components of Cultural land and sea management practices and the responsibility of looking after Country. Participants will be immersed in Indigenous culture and practice. Masterclasses will be delivered by Traditional Owners and local grassroots community groups in Cultural Fire, Indigenous Ethno-botany, weaving, tool making, dance, cooking, music, reading country and monitoring.
Have a chat with Prof Tim Flannery BA MSc PhD ASS and Dr Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr-Baumann AM, and other guest speakers at this year’s AAEE Conference in Wollongong, 25-27 September. 2023 Speakers | AAEE Conference 2023 You’re invited to join the 22nd Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE) Biennial Conference and 5th Research Symposium, being hosted at University of Wollongong.
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