'We don't have a word for knowledge in our language. Our land is our knowledge, we walk on the knowledge, we dwell in the knowledge...everything is knowledge.'
- Tex Skuthorpe, Nhunggabarra man, talking about knowledge and the Yuwaalaraay language.
At Native Foodways, we believe it is vital to keep knowledge alive and true by sharing it. However, context is incredibly important. Not everything can or should be shared online or without cultural guides or frames of reference.
Here we share knowledge that we think is appropriate to be shared online. Knowledge that we hope will lead you to engage more deeply with healing Country, practicing Culture, and nourishing Community.
For deeper and more contextually rich knowledge sharing experiences, online or on Country, get in touch with us. For groups, we can organise unique knowledge sharing events and experiences with our team and partners. These include bushfood walk and talks, bushfood meals and talks, and other bushfood workshops and experiences.
Here are some great resources created by people involved in First Nations-led native food production, land management, and/or knowledge sharing.
Treading Lightly: The Hidden Wisdom of the World's Oldest People by Tex Skuthorpe (Nhunggabarra) and Karl-Erik Sveiby
Fire Country: How Indigenous Fire Management Could Help Save Australia by Victor Steffenson (Tagalaka)
Dark Emu: Black Seeds by Bruce Pascoe (Yuin, Bunurong and Tasmanian)
- Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer (Potawatomi, First Nations American)