ICOMOS Webinar Series | Caring For Country: Webinar 1

Signature block basicJoin us for the first Webinar in the Caring For Country Webinar Series rescheduled to 4th August 2021. This Webinar Series has been organized by the Caring For Country Committee, a Working Group of Australia ICOMOS, a Working Group of Australia ICOMOS with members from Australia ICOMOS, ICOMOS New Zealand, ICOMOS Pasifika and Non-ICOMOS members from Oceania.

‘Oceania Wisdom for a Climate Chance’, brings together a group of distinguished First Nations Australians, Ni Vanuatu, and Australian South Sea Islanders, who will present their insights on the impacts of climate change on their respective domains of land and water and the Indigenous responses to these.

Co-ordinated by (Waskam) Emelda Davis, Dr Anne Poelina and Dr Marie Geissler, it highlights the ‘climate chance’ that now exists, as a window of opportunity for governments and outside agencies seeking sustainable and long-term solutions from the impacts of climate change, to work alongside First Nations people. Through this process they will be informed of the ancient wisdom traditions and intimate knowledge of lands and their interconnected biospheres and seasons that First Nations peoples hold. This knowledge draws on thousands of years of successful natural resources management of country by First Nations peoples, where practices for land stewardship are highly individualized and responsive to the different circumstances of each habitat. Elders to speak include Aunty Shireen Malamoo, (Waskam) Emelda Davis, Dr Anne Poelina, Uncle Ben Harry, Pastor Ray Minniecon and Samson Vivil Fare. Dr Marie Geissler will give the introduction to the webinar.


Date: 4 August 2021

Time: 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM AEST

Zoom link for registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rZT69IjTSKGL1eEBdR3RXg

Webinar N°: 959 0721 9926
Code: 718730


AG2014 Baptistere vignetteFor additional information about this webinar and the different speakers, please read this document and the Newsletter prepared by the Caring For Country Committee.


See also:

AG2014 Baptistere vignette ICOMOS work on Climate change

AG2014 Baptistere vignette ICOMOS Declares a Climate Emergency


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