Traditional Cultural Fire practice has taken place on the Australian continent for tens of thousands of years. Often misunderstood simply as ‘cool burning’, cultural fire practice has formed an integral part of effective land management by First Nations peoples in Australia, and also in many other settings globally.
OUR SHARED VISION
To achieve our shared vision of securing the future of Indigenous led fire knowledge systems across Australia, the Firesticks Alliance and the Aboriginal Carbon Foundation have joined forces with the support of WWF-Australia to co-develop a new and innovative Cultural Fire Credit, providing a vehicle for public, private and corporate investment that will be critical to scale appropriately, retain integrity and significantly expand Cultural Fire practice to landscape scale in order to mitigate future wildfire impacts. The establishment of Cultural Fire Credit trading provides a solution and a way forward for Indigenous-led, sustainably financed Cultural Burning practices applied across Australia.
The Firesticks Alliance Indigenous Corporation (Firesticks) provides leadership, advocacy and action to protect, conserve and enhance cultural and natural values of people and Country through Cultural Fire, land restoration and well being practices. In response to Traditional Custodians rights and responsibilities to look after country and continue cultural practice, Firesticks has developed a community of practice to support the recognition and revitalisation of cultural fire lore through the sharing of knowledge and practice across Australia.
REEF CREDITS PHILOSOPHY
In developing the Cultural Fire Credit, we have drawn heavily on the research, insights, ideas, and collective thought and leadership of many individuals, organisations and First Nations communities, both from within our domestic network and internationally. There aren’t enough Indigenous Fire Practitioners across the country who hold the depth of knowledge needed to practice Traditional Indigenous Burning. It’s time to invest in a framework to support this learning to take place.
|$0 – $14,999||Certificate; tax receipt|
|$15,000 – $40,999||+ photos; 1 x social media communication story|
|$50,000 – $149,999||+ burn opportunities; presentations from key team members|
|$150,000 +||+ video report; invitation for 3-5 staff to attend burn; bespoke opps|
The land has been neglected and the bush has been neglected….
Alarm bells have been ringing for a long time.
Victor steffensen — firesticks Alliance