November 2023’s Hazardous Webinar was held on Tuesday 21 November and featured experts in First Nations research presenting principles of culturally safe research practices from their own research contexts in Australia and Canada.
Date: Tuesday 21 November Time: 10-11.30am AEDT Where: Zoom
- Oliver Costello – Jagun Alliance Aboriginal Corporation & Natural Hazards Research Australia
- Dr Tim Neale – Deakin University & Natural Hazards Research Australia
- Dr Amy Cardinal Christianson – Parks Canada
- Alex Zahara – Canadian Forest Service
The webinar launched Natural Hazards Research Australia’s Principles and protocols for cultural land management governance and research, which was developed though the Cultural land management research and governance in south-east Australia project by Bundjalung man Oliver Costello, Centre Board member and Director of the Jagun Alliance Aboriginal Corporation, and Dr Tim Neale, Centre researcher from Deakin University. These principles and protocols review relevant collaborative principles, processes and protocols for agencies and research institutions, acting as a starting point for local and in-depth conversations.
You can download the Principles and protocols for cultural land management governance and research in advance of the webinar.
The webinar then heard the Canadian perspective with the REDfire Lab, from Dr Amy Cardinal Christianson, a Métis woman from Parks Canada and member of the Centre’s International Research Advisory Panel, and Alex Zahara from the Canadian Forest Service. The REDfire Lab will develop and support research that leads conversations around the rights of Indigenous peoples to steward a healthy and resilient cultural landscape with fire. Through building relationships with under-represented and minority groups, the REDfire lab aims to strengthen sovereignty and self-determination in fire management in Canada.
This webinar is part of Natural Hazards Research Australia's Hazardous Webinars series to showcase key research progress and findings each month.