“My ‘liyan ’is my moral compass ... is the ‘feeling ’which helps me to navigate my movements on Country and it helps me to read people and determines my relationship with them. This ‘feeling or liyan ’is deeply personal and guides my life journey with human and non-human beings; the plants, the trees, the birds, and other animals. It is ingrained in my inner spirit and enshrines my rights and responsibility to our Mardoowarra, river of life. This is the law of relationships! It is personal, spiritual and not for human beings to determine, it is the Law of the Land, not the Law of Man”. Dr Anne Poelina
Indigenous wisdom in times of Covid-19 - In the beginning of Covid-19 when the world was standing still we felt that it was time to go back to our roots. Indigenous peoples from around our planet have managed to preserve the memory of our origins – timeless wisdom forgotten by many.
Nadeem Samnakay, Researcher provides an account of his experiences working with Jason Alexandra and the Martuwarra Fitzroy River Council, co-authoring the Martuwarra Fitzroy River Council Plan, the Conservation and Management Plan for the National Heritage listed Fitzroy River Catchment Estate (CMNHP).
Jason Alexandra, Researcher from Alexandra & Associates provides an account of his connection with the Martuwarra Fitzroy River Council, particularly his contribution through foundational consultations in forming the Martuwarra Council Conservation and Heritage Management Plan (CMNHP).