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Leaders help heal country for NAIDOC Week
Members from CFA District 8 this week took part in a healing country education day at Daangean (Devilbend Reserve) to increase their knowledge around the cultural significance of the land for indigenous communities.. More...
Connecting to country through cultural immersion
Two cultural immersion sessions held in historically significant areas of Victoria have helped CFA members better connect to the country they live and work in and fight fire on. More...
Building cultural awareness at Budj Bim
The first of two cultural immersion sessions held in historically significant areas in South West Region have helped CFA members better connect to the country they live and work in and fight fire on. More...
CFA Celebrates NAIDOC Week 2021
National Aboriginal and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week celebrations are held across Australia each year to celebrate the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. More...
Learning from Traditional Custodians in the west
Recently CFA supported Wadawarrung Traditional Custodians with a cultural burn at Stoneleigh, which provided a unique learning opportunity. More...
First Nations people and fireys keep traditions alive together
Traditional Owners, firefighters, vegetation management officers and other stakeholders have come together to preserve culturally and ecologically important traditions in West Wimmera. More...
Dec 17, 2019
Skipton Common Traditional Owner burn
This work was coordinated by Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority (CMA) thanks to funding from the Federal Government. The aim was to support and provide knowledge about Indigenous burning in Western Victoria. This project was one of many that supported natural resource management by working with traditional owners to protect threatened ecological species.
Jul 10, 2019
Tour a unique learning experience
Traditional knowledge holders of the Eastern Maar have taken volunteers and staff from Districts 6 and 7 on a guided tour through the Volcanic Plains near Colac and Camperdown, sharing dreaming stories, local history and cultural fire and land management practices.
Nov 13, 2017
Smoking ceremony at Bamawm Extension Fire Station to protect firefighters
A Smoking Ceremony is one of the most significant ancient ceremonies performed by Aboriginal people. The ceremony involves the smouldering of various native plants to produce smoke, which is believed to have cleansing properties and the ability to ward off bad spirits and to open up to good spirits, or ‘Biiami’.
Lake Tyers cultural day, 2015. Photograph by Akiko Nakagawa