Arnhem Land rangers head to Canada to share land guardianship success

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by ahnationtalk on February 18, 2019433 Views

Credits:Guardian News
Published on Feb 15, 2019

A group of Indigenous land managers from Australia has travelled to Canada on the request of the Trudeau government to offer advice on how Australia’s successful Indigenous-led conservation program can be implemented in that country with its First Nations people. In 2017, Canada committed to doubling the amount of protected land and sea by 2020. Dean Yibarbuk, a senior ranger in Arnhem Land, says: ‘What I am sharing with Canadians is that your culture and your elders are your strength, your youth are your future. Combine the two with your own responsibility to your traditional lands and sea, and that will give you power’

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