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Gendered dimensions of Aboriginal Australian and California Indian fire knowledge retention and revival

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Abstract


  • Fire has played a key role in the land management

    practices of Aboriginal Australians and

    Native Americans for millennia. However, colonial

    interests have disrupted indigenous use of fire

    in multiple ways. This article summarises how

    gender is entwined—spatially and temporally— in

    the adaptive knowledge trajectories through which

    some Aboriginal Australian and California Indian

    fire knowledge is retained and revived. The article

    draws on oral narratives shared by indigenous

    elders, cultural practitioners, and land stewards

    during prescribed burns, fire knowledge workshops,

    field trips with students, informal conversations

    and audio-recorded interviews.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Eriksen, C. (2013). Gendered dimensions of Aboriginal Australian and California Indian fire knowledge retention and revival. Current Conservation, 7 (1), 22-26.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2235&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/1217

Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 22

End Page


  • 26

Volume


  • 7

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • India

Abstract


  • Fire has played a key role in the land management

    practices of Aboriginal Australians and

    Native Americans for millennia. However, colonial

    interests have disrupted indigenous use of fire

    in multiple ways. This article summarises how

    gender is entwined—spatially and temporally— in

    the adaptive knowledge trajectories through which

    some Aboriginal Australian and California Indian

    fire knowledge is retained and revived. The article

    draws on oral narratives shared by indigenous

    elders, cultural practitioners, and land stewards

    during prescribed burns, fire knowledge workshops,

    field trips with students, informal conversations

    and audio-recorded interviews.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Eriksen, C. (2013). Gendered dimensions of Aboriginal Australian and California Indian fire knowledge retention and revival. Current Conservation, 7 (1), 22-26.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2235&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/1217

Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 22

End Page


  • 26

Volume


  • 7

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • India