It is now increasingly recognised that Indigenous knowledge is vital to our understanding of how our environment works and the development of sustainable best practice in Australia.
This is the first time the ACT State of the Environment Report has begun with the consideration of Ngunnawal people’s issues and interests. This work is intended to promote respect for Indigenous cultural water and cultural cool burning strategies and techniques. It also intended as a guide to possible further work with the Ngunnawal people. It is not intended to replace the detailed cultural and community consultation which should precede every initiative that impacts Ngunnawal people in this jurisdiction.
The Ngunnawal Country chapter from the ACT State of the Environment Report 2019 can be viewed and downloaded here.