Hazards, Culture and Indigenous Communities

Within the context of reducing natural hazard risk and increasing socio-ecological resilience in southern Australia, ‘Hazards, Culture and Indigenous Communities’ focuses on the intercultural engagement between Aboriginal communities and the emergency management sector. This project analyses current practice, drawing on co-designed research activities and products in order to map out possibilities for better engagement. This includes two case studies on cultural burning.

Researchers: Dr Jessica K. Weir (ICS), Dr Timothy Neale (Deakin University), Dr Will Smith (Deakin University), Dr Brian Cook (University of Melbourne), Mr Oliver Costello (Firesticks Initiative), Associate Professor Tara McGee (University of Alberta), Adjunct Professor Jeremy Russell-Smith (Charles Darwin University)

Funding: Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre, Commonwealth Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Period: 2017–2021

Project website: Hazards, Culture and Indigenous Communities (opens in a new window)