Sustainable Land Sector Development in Northern Australia: Indigenous rights, aspirations, and cultural responsibilities

1st Edition

Jeremy Russell-Smith, Glenn James, Howard Pedersen, Kamaljit K. Sangha

CRC Press
Published August 22, 2018
Textbook - 226 Pages - 20 Color & 38 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138600201 - CAT# K387857

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Summary

Key Features:

  • Provides clear and authoritative recommendations for managing fire in ecological and social contexts
  • Authors are all international leaders in their fields and include not only academics but also leaders of Indigenous communities
  • Explains Indigenous cultural and knowledge systems to a degree that has rarely been accessible to lay and academic readers outside specialized disciplines like Anthropology
  • Responds to growing need for new approaches to managing human-ecological systems that are in greater sympathy with Australia’s natural environments/climate, and value the knowledge of Indigenous people
  • Timely for scholarly and interest groups intervention, as the Australian government is again looking to ‘develop the north'
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    Sustainable Land Sector Development in Northern Australia sets out a vision for developing North Australia based on a culturally appropriate and ecologically sustainable land sector economy. This vision supports both Indigenous cultural responsibilities and aspirations, as well as enhancing enterprise opportunities for society as a whole. In the past, well-meaning if often misguided policy agendas have failed - and continue to fail - North Australians. This book helps breach that gap by acknowledging and harnessing Indigenous cultural strengths and knowledge systems for looking after the country and its people, as part of a smart, novel and diversified ecosystem services economy.