"Our Country is Burning": Indigenous take on Australian wildfires
Coverage of the current catastrophic fires in Australia have generally ignored Indigenous. Here is a thoughtful commentary from Natalie Cromb, a Gamilaraay woman whose community is the Burra Bee Dee Aboriginal Reserve in Warrumbungle country.
"[The fires] are not about resilience – they are a devastating realisation of all the warnings that were ignored. They are the consequence of failing to heed to warnings from First Nations all around this country, failure to indigenise land management and implement it with control of the First Nations that can read country."
Powerful words in a disastrous time. Thoughts and prayers with our Indigenous brothers and sisters in Australia.