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We had:

Andrew Edwards, Research Fellow Bushfires at Charles Darwin University, talking about First-Nation’s fire knowledge is reducing the severity of Africa’s wildfires and cutting emissions. Territory fire experts from Charles Darwin University (CDU) are in Africa applying Australian First Nations fire mitigation to better protect wildlife and flora and reduce wildfire emissions.

Ché Baines, queer non-binary spoken word and performance artist living in the Inner West, talking about First Nations’ narratives celebrated at Story Week 2021. Story Week is Australia’s annual celebration of performed writing, celebrates First Nations’ voices and artists. Story Week has always championed diverse voices, giving rise to a richness of stories that can only be told through the lived experience of those telling the story. And this year is no different, featuring a line-up of incredible First Nations artists across the entire program including Jazz Money, Lu Norton, Daniel Mateo, Ché Baines, Travis De Vries and Tully De Vries.

Senior Sergeant Glen De Lai and PLO Stephen Grant from Edmonton Police, talking about cyclone/ wet season preparations. It is important to be prepared for Tropical cyclones before they arrive. The best time to take action to prepare your home is before storm, cyclone and monsoon season.

Ricky Archer, CEO of North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance Ltd, talking about Tech & tradition support rangers. The North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance (NAILSMA) has joined forces with Northern Territory Ranger groups and partners for a landmark Caring for Country partnership. NAILSMA launched the $2.6 million Indigenous-led Caring for Country partnership in late September. The initiative will combine artificial intelligence and traditional knowledge to enable local Indigenous rangers to implement solutions to monitor the heath of their country and care for animal species and habitats.

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