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Firesticks Virtual Workshop

Noongar Country

From Noongar Country in Western Australia to lutruwita (Tasmania), over 170 people gathered online for the Firesticks Virtual Conference.

Our aim was to keep connection and momentum growing across Cultural Fire practitioner groups who were unable to gather face-to-face due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual conference also provided an important opportunity for communities to provide insights and feedback on the Firesticks' next steps.

Over the two days of the conference, representatives from Indigenous communities across the nation shared their achievements and challenges leading Cultural Fire projects and initiatives, and what support they need to take Cultural Fire to the next level. While each community has a unique story, there were similar lessons shared – from taking the time to educate and build trust with partners, to the many different and creative ways that communities have overcome the bureaucratic challenges to practicing Cultural Burning.

“Thank you for an amazing two days of sharing and community. What I have learnt over the two days will glow within and each time I see a fire or smoke it will bring here to this experience.”

Firesticks Virtual Conference Participant


Read the conference report here.