Indigenous and modern community culture is alive and well, and it is important to showcase living knowledge to ensure cultural survival and sustainable livelihoods. With environment and peoples initiatives happening in communities all over Australia every year, the Living Knowledge Place aims to bring value to these activities and give them ongoing life through community based education.
The Living Knowledge Place is developed to cater for our evolving Australian culture, where the community is the content. The aim is to create educational material that is relevant to the issues and aspirations of our communities and create more opportunities towards the future survival of our children’s culture, community, and environment.
From schools to everyday community projects and business, the site has been developed to boost Indigenous and Non-Indigenous community wellbeing and create a network that shares, inspires, and strengthens our responsibilities as community members to our regions future. The Living Knowledge Place is a fun and exciting practical learning and sharing site that communities Australia-wide can be a part of, feel ownership of, and get direct benefits from, supporting their own dreams, self-determination, and viable futures.
The concept of the Living Knowledge Place has been developed through the dreams and wishes of Elders across Australia, addressing the need to make traditional and cultural knowledge practices accessible to our children. Case studies include environmental projects using historical knowledge complimented by western science techniques, demonstrating how dual knowledge systems work together. Based on practical Indigenous teaching methodologies, the Living Knowledge Place offers communities a chance to be a real part of their education system for the future of their local country, people and culture.
The Living Knowledge Place is a tool we can all be a part of and take ownership to be the solution for our own education and opportunities for the future. There are lots of communities involved in the Living Knowledge Place already. You can get involved too by nominating your project. To find out more information go to www.livingknowledgeplace.com.au