Addressing the biggest misinformation in Australia – Terra Nullius
If Indigenous science is to take its rightful place in solving our climate and biodiversity crisis, then truth-telling must be at the forefront of our nation’s conversations.
Written by Luke Briscoe, CEO at Indigilab. June 2020
Where to from here?
Disappointingly, the knowledge extraction and application of Indigenous science continue to remain untapped. And this is a big problem.
Despite being the original engineers, Indigenous science is still left out of the nation’s science conversations, especially in addressing the climate and biodiversity crisis as we have seen in the recent bushfires of 2019/20.
For this to change, we each need to do our part in laying down the foundation of truth-telling in science. We want a country that prides itself in First Nations cultures, sciences, and ways of knowing, in order to pave the way for a sustainable and regenerative future.
To do this, you can start by learning what Traditional Lands you are on, who are the Traditional Owners, and even try to reconnect with your own ancient cultures to uncover cross-cultural paradigms. And importantly, do continue to ask yourself daily in your professional practice, what are you doing to enable positive change in science?
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