The Indigenous Ecological Knowledge Program (IEK) now has funding available for projects that support younger people learning about how to look after country properly from Elders and other knowledge holders.
Grants are available until late 2009.
The themes and purpose of the project must clearly be:
* time spent in the presence of senior knowledge holders
* learning and observing traditional custodianship and respect for the land
* nurturing an enthusiasm for cultural and natural resource management practice in the younger generation while undertaking relevant on-country activities
* developing an understanding of the complex traditional relationships between land and the people, providing a clearer understanding of traditional land management
This program services people living in the Central Land Council areas.
Contact Project officer, Nikki Brannigan: Tel: (08) 8950 5005
Central Land Council
Handing Down Knowledge Program
Supported by funding provided by the Australian and Northern Territory Governments