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Centre for Applied Climate Sciences (CACS) Seminar Series - The State of Indigenous Agriculture - A Climate Solution

Presented by Joshua Gilbert
12 APR 2023
10.00 AM - 11.00 AM
You are invited to attend a seminar on ‘‘The State of Indigenous Agriculture- A Climate Solution’, presented by Joshua Gilbert.  

Joshua is a Worimi man, farmer and academic, who shares the narration of Indigenous identity through agricultural truths in light of modern contexts. Each day, Josh's work seeks to connect the oldest living culture in the world with modernity, promoting the relevance of culture and Indigenous practices through today's lens. He does this through a practical lens, demonstrating this work through action while theoretically describing and recording it through various mediums. His work combines the old and the new, weaving them together to develop new insights and findings.

The State of Indigenous Agriculture- A Climate Solution
Aboriginal peoples have an incredible knowledge of this landscape, with climate change knowledge through stories spanning generations. This information is often untapped and unappreciated, instead often tested by academics to prove our knowledge systems. In a constantly changing landscape, farmers and environmentalists have to rethink systems, depicted through recent seasons of fire, floods and drought. Now, more than ever, we need to create meaningful partnerships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. 

Aboriginal people now hold Western legal right interests of almost 60% of Australia's landmass, yet remain under-represented in agricultural and environmental conversations. Just 5 Indigenous agricultural graduates complete university each year and the involvement of our voice in agri-political and environmental campaigning remains tokenistic. 

Together, we have the ability to connect as peoples to care for this land, while ensuring our ability to feed our population sustainably for the next 60,000+ years. 

For more information, please contact Will Hay or phone 0746 31 5415.