A podcast about how Australia’s Indigenous people use fire to care for country – from Firesticks Cultural Burning.
For tens of thousands of years, fire has been used as a medicine for the earth – the right fire in the right place at the right time can restore environmental balance.
The early European settlers brought with them a deep fear of fire, and they actively discouraged Indigenous people from their fire practice.
But it’s been making a comeback over the past 30 years, driven by the determination and vision of two Cape York elders and the many hundreds of people around Australia those two old men inspired.
In these podcasts you will learn how fire is used in what is now called cultural or traditional burning and hear how scientists, farmers and contemporary land managers are beginning to embrace Indigenous fire practice.
Right Country Right Fire is a podcast by Firesticks Alliance Indigenous Corporation, Mulong and The Importance of Campfires, supported by Cape York Natural Resource Management.
It is written and produced by Richard Dinnen and recorded at the National Indigenous Fire Workshop Bundanon 2018.
You can follow the link to the podcast here.