Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Australian aborigines and permaculture (online)

Indigenous Ecological Sustainability and the Role Permaculture Could Have in Maintaining a Healthy Aboriginal Community

There are many different reasons as to why there is such a divide in the living, social and health standards of Indigenous and non-indigenous Australians, but one reason however, seems to have had the greatest of impacts - the loss of traditional land practices. It is only recently that we have understood the intimate connection between Aboriginals, land and spirit and the deep understanding that their whole-of-life view directly contributed to their health and well-being. A fairly new design principle, permaculture, which seeks to integrate humans into a sustainable ecology, has the ability to re-connect Aboriginals to their land and spirit through social understanding and sustainable techniques and therefore, reconnect Aboriginals to their natural healthy ecosystem.

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