Wiyn-murrup Yangarramela – fire spirit comes back
Wiyn-murrup Yangarramela is a project that has enabled the Wadawurrung people and the broader Aboriginal community to connect with country through traditional fire practice.
A collaboration between Corangamite Catchment Management Authority, Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative, Wadawurrung people, CFA, DELWP, Parks Victoria, Gold Plains Shire Council and Glenelg Hopkins CMA, the project involved a training program for agency representatives and Traditional Owners covering Aboriginal cultural burning knowledge and fire practices, undertaking of traditional burns and flora and fauna monitoring.
The project has culminated in a Traditional Burn Field Day at Teesdale, north-west of Geelong.
The judges commended the project for demonstrating the benefits of collaborating to share knowledge and experience.