Women with Fire

A time of healing, for women and for Country.

Imagine a gathering solely for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women from all over Australia to come together in celebration of the unique role they share in caring for Country.

The National Indigenous Women’s Fire Workshop, Ngangkirna Kardlatidli: Women with Fire, was recently held on Kaurna land for Indigenous women to share important knowledge they have gathered over generations about safe practices of fire and land management.

Hosted by the Kaurna Fire Team, Kaurna Elders and Firesticks, three days of workshops spanned topics from creative Indigenous practices to governance, Indigenous cultural intellectual property rights and community self-determination.

Aboriginal Way spoke to event organisers and participants about their experiences, starting with proud Barkindji woman Nancy Bates, following her session Addressing Colonial Violence: Calling it in and Calling it Out.

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