’Cultural burning’: What is it, why is it good for the land?
GOOD Fire for Country is an event to be held tomorrow by the Firesticks Alliance in Mullumbimby.
Organisers have introduced the evening as learning and discussion and short films about Aboriginal cultural fire practices and ecological management of the land.
"We are creating an opportunity for the public to learn more about the work we do, the benefits of reinstating cultural burning on Country and how by supporting this, we can protect and enhance landscapes and communities for the long term," the invite to the event explained.
A panel of guest speakers have been invited to discuss these topics and take questions from the audience, hosted by Leeton Lee (Bundjalung and Thunghutti).
Speakers will include Firesticks CEO Oliver Costello (Bundjalung), Firesticks Director Sian Hromek (Yuin), Ranger Norman Graham (Arakwal) and fire ecologist Andy Baker (local). Opening ceremony by Bunyarra Culture Collective.
When: Wednesday, February 5, from 6pm
Where: Mullumbimby Civic Hall, 55 Dalley Street, Mullumbimby
More info: Food available for purchase from 5.30pm. Tickets $10 from trybooking.com or at the door.