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Dialogues on Country

February 16, 2011

Last August I traveled through Murray-Darling Basin with a group from Engineers Without Borders to learn about Indigenous perspectives on environmental policy and water policy. There’s a lot to say about this project, which will hopefully become a yearly activity undertaken by EWB. I’ll start by posting the first of a series of short video pieces that I’m putting together with the help of the DOC participants.

This particular piece deals with a point that, despite being fairly obvious, is quite often forgotten in discussions of indigenous culture: it’s an ongoing, evolving, and very rich culture. As Clare says, there’s a “persistence in non-aboriginal culture in Australia, to denigrate aboriginal culture to the past. And it’s almost denying that it’s still a living culture, and will go forward into the future.”

More to come! (See here for a collection of resources related to the DOC)

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  1. February 17, 2011 12:25 am

    Welcome back again!

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