Right Country Right Fire

Right Country Right Fire podcast series.

Indigenous fire practitioners talk about how fire can be good for country. It’s an idea that confounds European notions of safety and danger, but in the Australian landscape, Indigenous people have always seen fire as a tool, to be used carefully and in the right cultural context.

Critical thinking for students

  1. Understanding: What is Indigenous cultural burning, and how does it differ from Western understandings of fire management?
  2. Analysis: How did the podcast explore the role of Indigenous knowledge and practices in land management through burning? What examples were provided?
  3. Evaluation: Why is it important for non-Indigenous Australians to learn from Indigenous cultural burning practices? What benefits might this knowledge bring?
  4. Application: How might communities incorporate Indigenous cultural burning techniques into their bushfire management strategies?
  5. Creativity: Imagine you are a member of a community tasked with teaching others about the importance of cultural burning for better land management. How would you design an educational program to share this knowledge? Who would be involved?
  6. Interpretation: What insights did the podcast offer into the relationship between Indigenous peoples and the land, particularly in relation to caring for Country?
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Many of these resources and activities have been developed in consultation with NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) to ensure that the program meets NSW curriculum outcomes for Stages 3, 4 & 5.