Seeing with both eyes : Indigenous knowledge and sustainability

Since I posted Videos of Yorta Yorta Country yesterday, I have come across some other really interesting pieces of information which relate strongly to Indigenous connections to landscape, embodiment and identity that I would like to share.

Firstly, here is a video from the Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation’s digital stories section of the website, titled Nhawul Bultjubul Ma – To see with both eyes.

Here is some information from the website:

Nhawul Bultjubul Ma – To see with both eyes

For two days in November 2012 scientists and indigenous people from around Australia and the world gathered in Echuca for the Indigenous Knowledge for Climate Change Adaption Conference.
This film, Nhawul Bultjubul Ma (To See with Both Eyes), was made during that conference.
The conference was hosted by the Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation.

Also, this article by Deirdre A. Wilcock and Gary J. Brierley titled It’s about time: extending time-space discussion in geography through use of ‘ethnogeomorphology’ as an education and communication tool is very interesting. I find the concept of ‘ethnogeomorphology’ incredibly relevant to the issues I have been exploring for my forthcoming exhibition Finding Balance: Mura Gadi.

What is becoming plainly evident to me is that humanity needs to learn from this vast and deep well of knowledge that is embedded in Indigenous cultures, even more evident is the need to learn fast, and take positive, decisive action.

I would like to give a massive thanks to Sharon Atkinson and Tracey O’Keeffe for your wonderful conversations and for sharing this information with me.

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