Traditional ways to come into focus during Landcare webinar

Landcare and Traditional Owners webinar to focus on traditional values

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Thursday's webinar will cover a variety of topics.

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Thursday's webinar will cover a variety of topics. Photo: File

Thursday's webinar will cover a variety of topics. Photo: File

PRODUCERS aiming to explore the land management methods used by the country's traditional owners will stand to benefit from an online course.

The Landcare and Traditional Owners webinar will focus on helping producers better integrate traditional values into landcare practices and communities.

During Thursday's one-hour webinar, attendees will be given an insight into traditional owners' connections to the land, as well expertise in land, water management and fire management, as well preservation of the environment.

The event will feature expert views from Landcare NSW's community Landcare Aboriginal engagement officer Craig Aspinall, Gundungurra man David King, Blue Mountains, and Gunditjmara man Jackson Chatfield, south east Victoria, who is the Victorian Aboriginal Landcare facilitator with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

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All three experts will discuss how Landcare can work with Traditional Owners, as well as ways to encourage people to reconnect to country and integrate traditional values into landcare practices and communities.

Participants will also be given an opportunity to ask questions of the three experts.

Mr King, who is a representative of the Gully Traditional Owners in the Blue Mountains, a well-known Blue Mountains bushcarer, and first prize recipient in the Blue Mountains Stories: A Year Like No Other competition for Gunai Dhaura Mulanga, his story of the devastation wrought upon Narrow Neck in the 2019-2020 bushfires will pay special attention to reconnecting people to country.

"For the landcare movement to progress, it needs to learn how to reconnect with country," Mr King said.

"This is crucial for the landcare community as it moves forward."

To register for Thursday's 2pm webinar, visit landcareaustralia.org.au

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