Indigenous Knowledge

Amazon indigenous family living on floating wooden house in Brazil
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk reductions invites members of the DRR community to comment on the new Words into Action guide on using traditional knowledges for disaster risk reduction.
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This Words into Action guide aims to provide a practical overview of how traditional knowledges can be used to complement scientific knowledge in disaster risk reduction.
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This report provides a synthesis and overall outlook for the Australian environment, including detailed content and assessments found in 12 thematic chapters.
Two painted hands arranging twigs for indigenous burning in Australia
Using the stone country of the Arnhem Land Plateau as a case study, new research reveals why institutional fire management is inferior to cultural burning, and how environmental outcomes from both practices compare to each other.
Two indigenous women work outdoors
Indigenous peoples’ understanding of disaster risk uses an enormous dataset – traditional knowledge and folklore reaching back many generations.
Floods, fires and droughts in Australia devastate lives, destroy wildlife and damage property. People are looking for solutions from politicians and researchers. It’s time to listen to First Nations people who have extensive knowledge of Country.
The forthcoming Global Biodiversity Framework is likely to recognise the importance of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in meeting SDG targets, yet they face several challenges to accessing investor capital for this conservation mandate.
Thai farmer working in a field
Indigenous communities around the world pioneered drought resilience and adaptation. As extreme heat intensifies, the world needs to heed their lessons.
Mulan Community, WA
In parts of Australia that are already very hot, climate change is driving inequities even further – in housing, energy security and health.
Two indigenous women looking at a book.
Traditional Owners in Australia are the creators of millennia worth of traditional ecological knowledge – an understanding of how to live amid changing environmental conditions.