13 September 2018
A new set of guidelines, Our Knowledge, Our Way Guidelines, are being developed as a resource for Indigenous land managers to learn from other Indigenous land managers about issues and options for bringing Indigenous knowledge into environmental management and economic development. A secondary audience for the guidelines is the partners of Indigenous land managers, including those in co-management arrangements. The development of the Our Knowledge, Our Way Guidelines is Indigenous-driven, and facilitated by Hub project leaders Ricky Archer (North Australian Indigenous Land & Sea Management Alliance – NAILSMA) and Dr Ro Hill (CSIRO), with guidance from an Indigenous-majority Steering Group. The team wants to hear from people who are happy to share their ideas and experience, no matter how small. Many Indigenous land managers will have an experience that can contribute to this project – the more people that are involved, the more useful the guidelines will be for land managers. We’d also like to hear from non-Indigenous partners (NGOs, government agencies, etc) who’d like to co-develop a case study with one or more of their Indigenous partners. The Australian Committee of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (ACIUCN) is supporting the project through the engagement of its national networks and facilitating international exposure when completed. To be part of this important project, please email Ricky Archer, Dr Ro Hill or Kathy Zischka (ACIUCN) or see the flyer and project webpage.
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