Country Speaking: Light the Fire – CIAF Fashion Performance

July 25, 2024 - July 26, 2024

Fire connects Indigenous people to the land. It has a symbolic significance.

Since time immemorial, we have been using fire to hunt animals, maintain ecosystems and manage the land. Fire was used to clear pathways, to encourage new growth, native foods and flora to grow, attract animals, hunting and gathering. We used it to gain better access to Country, so it cleared the underbrush to prevent lightning and wildfires from consuming the land.

We need to maintain cultural responsibilities as part of cultural management.

Caring for Country is caring for our land, are we listening?

Image credit: CIAF

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