Indigenous knowledges key to ‘Healing Country’

5 Jul 2021
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UQ science lecturer Jim Walker says the best way to achieve a national collective database describing the health of Australia’s regional and remote ecosystems is to work alongside Indigenous peoples.

He says it’s a key to ‘Healing Country’ – the official theme of this year’s NAIDOC Week celebrations (4–11 July), which calls for Australians to continue to seek greater protections for land, water, sacred sites and cultural heritage from exploitation, desecration, and destruction.

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