Guest presenter Will Mathews yarns with Uncle Denis Rose from the Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners' Corporation about how the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape's nomination for World Heritage status gives prominence to the fact that First Nations civilisations on the continent currently known as Australia were easily amongst the first in global history to develop agriculture and industrial engineering, despite the insidious myths perpetuated by Terra Nullius. The Budj Bim Cultural Landscape is by far the earliest known industrial-scale aquaculture system (more than 6600 years old) and, even more remarkably, it is still in operation!
Also, Adnyamathanha/Ngarrindjeri warrior Jacinta Koolmatrie, explains why we to need to prioritise Indigenous Elders as leaders and expert knowledge holders that can guide us safely into the eco-future.
Earth Matters #1196 was produced by Nicky Stott
Em Gayfer, Megan Williams, Pauline Vetuna, Teishan Ahearne, Bec Horridge & Nicky Stott