DEC Scan Journal : Volume 36 Issue 3
2017 Volume 36, Issue 3 28 Contents Editorial Learning & teaching Research Share this Resource reviews Students discuss how the worldviews of Anangu influence the approach to environmental use and management of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. In the role as a newly trained tour guide for the park, they prepare and deliver an introductory statement to park visitors that express Aboriginal people’s interactions and connections with the environment. Caring for Country How do Aboriginal people use fire in caring for Country? Students use the following videos and explanations, and other sources, to create a cause and effect chart on the Aboriginal use of fire in caring for Country: • Through Our Eyes - Using Fire To Care For Country with Roy Barker (Murrawari language group), Local Land Services Western Region, 2014 Controlled burn Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park management How do worldviews of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples influence approaches to environmental use and management? Re-read Nyuntu Ninti and observe people’s interactions with the environment. Anangu are the custodians and owners of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (Nguraritja) which is jointly managed with Parks Australia. Tjukurpa is the foundation of Anangu life and of the joint management of the park. Read the following pages from the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Management Plan 2010–2020 to understand the guiding principles of environmental management • Board of Management Vision and Foreword (pp. i-ii) • ‘Working Together’ painting and its explanation (p. iv) • Tjukurpa (pp. 3-4/8). Kata Tjuta • visual arts • Western Desert Aboriginal Art Movement, for example, Papunya Tula artists. • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures • relationship with Land and Place, caring for Country. Supporting texts and resource links • ‘One Small Island’ by Alison Lester and Coral Tulloch • ‘Phasmid: Saving the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect’ by Rohan Cleave and Coral Tulloch • ‘Nyuntu Ninti Teacher notes’, Harper Collins • ‘Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Management Plan 2010–2020’, Australian Government and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Board of Management • ‘Environmental Management: Geography Teaching Framework’, NSW DoE • ‘HSIE Learning Across the Curriculum: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures’, NSW DoE. Value of Country What is the importance of the economic, cultural, spiritual and aesthetic value of Country and Place for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples? Share the book Nyuntu Ninti and learn about the values of the Uluru environment. Read the lyrics of Bob Randall’s song, ‘Where We Came From’ (last page) and view the author singing: Bob Randall: Where We Come From, Global Oneness Project. Students create a concept map identifying the values of Country to Aboriginal people, as explained by Bob Randall.
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