Cultural Burning for Resilience Movie

The 2019/2020 Currowan Fires are still at the forefront of many of our hearts and minds, and we know there is still so much healing to be done. Last year we had the privilege of being able to support a beautiful project led by local Aboriginal Elders, local fire practitioners and Aboriginal youth from 4 different Shoalhaven High Schools to produce a film of hope and healing for all involved and all that have the opportunity to receive it, ‘Cultural Burning for Resilience’.

A local film highlighting the importance of connecting Aboriginal Elders, fire practitioners and youth to create healthy communities and Country.

Cultural Burning for Resilience is an Aboriginal-led community project, supported by the University of Wollongong’s Global Challenges Program and Treading Lightly Inc. The action research project brings together Aboriginal high school students with Yuin Elders and cultural land management practitioners from the South Coast to learn about good fire, bad fire, and connection to Country.

The project was a collaboration between Yuin Indigenous Elders and community – Ulladulla Local Aboriginal Land Council and local Yuin cultural fire practitioners; students from Ulladulla, Batemans Bay, Bomaderry & Nowra High School students & teachers.