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Fire Country – Indigenous Fire Management in the Hunter
December 2, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Join the Hunter Environmental Institute on Wednesday 2 December at 5 pm for this special event, ‘Fire Country – indigenous Fire Management in the Hunter’.
Jessica has a diploma in Indigenous land management, small business and project management and has undertaken an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science. Jessica is a Junior board member for the jointly managed Mount Grenfell Historic Site and a board member of an Aboriginal Women’s Group.
Jessica has been working in Land Rights for a number of years to progress economic opportunities for Aboriginal communities through balancing their social, cultural, environmental and economic growth capacity to deliver land management opportunities that are supportive of revitalising Traditional Knowledge in healing Country. She is currently developing a pilot in the Hunter region for a Firesticks Alliance Indigenous Corporation Regional Indigenous Fire Training Course that is NSW accredited.
Laurie has been the CEO of Wonnarua Nation Aboriginal Corporation for nearly 8 years. His passion is to look after his communities, to make sure the traditional country is legislated and protected under enormous pressure from current NSW Government legislation still impacting our traditional country.
Laurie lives in a large mining, wine and tourism industry in the Hunter and now sees his role in building a future Aboriginal industry, supporting youth, emerging elders, current elders and to reduce the high levels of youth and incarceration levels across the region to create an economic future for all Aboriginal people living in Wonnarua Country.
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