• Michelle JohnstonEmail author
  • Simon Forrest


This chapter is about sustainability and the special relationship First Nations People have with their land. Australia faces big and urgent environmental problems, such as soil salinity and species extinction, and the answers to these problems may be more easily discovered and implemented if non-Indigenous knowledge can partner with the traditional knowledge of First Nations People. The case study in this chapter is called Gondwana Link and describes a partnership between a not-for-profit community organisation and Nyoongar Elders. The outcomes of that partnership have been beneficial to not only the land, that is showing remarkable signs of recovery, but also to the Nyoongar community who participate by sharing traditional knowledge and practicing culture.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of HumanitiesCurtin UniversityBentleyAustralia
  2. 2.Curtin UniversityBentleyAustralia

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