If Africa Is The Mother Land, Australia Must Be The Grandmother Land

Privileging Indigenous knowledge systems – ways of being, seeing and doing

Culture constitutes a fundamental dimension of the development process and helps to strengthen the independence, sovereignty and identity of nations.

Dr Ngaire Brown – understanding how the theoretical framework of Indigenous Knowledge Systems must inform our approaches to Indigenous health policy

The geographically dispersed First Nation communities throughout Australia must become commercially, economically and culturally viable to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals. The absence of commercial opportunity has been dissolved by mainstreaming First Nation people that are unique and diverse. Emirates professor Jon Altman

Altman believes there are exceptional opportunities for First Nation people to create their own hybrid economies within their region and support their traditional cultures. Enterprises that can be explored can include art, craft and other artefact trade, hunting and fishing and land and wildlife management and customary land exploration, expeditions and wildlife and adventure treks.

First Nation people can develop and assist in land and water management practices, improving food security through the protection and management of traditional foods. First Nation people are living on some of the most bio-diverse land in Australia and First Nation people themselves have the potential to create unique opportunities towards greater self-determination.

How does culture help address societies’ challenges and add value to development interventions? The UNESCO Indicator Suite focuses on three key axes: i. Culture as a sector of economic activity; ii. Culture as a set of resources that adds value to development interventions and increases their impact; and iii. Culture as a sustainable framework for social cohesion and peace, essential to human development. Culture is understood as playing both an instrumental and constitutive role in development

https://www.lowitja.org.au/sites/default/files/docs/Ngaire-Brown.pdf

Is Australia Hiding Aboriginal Achievement, was this hiding so they didn’t have to justify was taken from the first people? Are Australians really of the view that our First People were incompetent, that the First People were’nt using the land, so there for it didn’t matter to the First People that it was taken away?

We Need to Be Humbled Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee

Comparing Indigenous Knowledge & Western Science

Indigenous knowledge and Western science represent two different ways of looking at the world around us. Western science tries to understand the natural world by studying individual parts. In contrast, Indigenous knowledge seeks to understand the world in a more holistic way by observing the connections between all of the parts. Because of these differences, Indigenous knowledge has the potential to compliment the system of Western science (The Living Knowledge Project, 2008).

It was from Australia art, music, religion, democracy, astronomy, navigation, gender equality and all the nobler pursuits that enlighten, was exported so long ago.

https://thrivalinternational.com/2017/11/17/it-was-from-australia-art-music-religion-democracy-astronomy-navigation-gender-equality-and-all-the-nobler-pursuits-that-enlighten-was-exported-so-long-ago/

Bigotry against Indigenous people means we’re missing a trick on climate change

https://www.theguardian.com/working-in-development/2017/nov/15/bigotry-against-indigenous-people-means-were-missing-a-trick-on-climate-change

The scientist were wrong and had the integrity to admit that mistake and tidy up the bad research and errors made.

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