Indigenous Sustainability Practices and Processes

What does it mean to care for Country? How can changes in food production address the historical injustices of colonialism? How can we address our current and future environmental challenges by including First Australian knowledge and experiences of how to care for Country?

Drawing on the insights of David King, Gundungurra Aboriginal elder and inspirational leader of the Bushcare Group community, this Sydney Ideas public seminar, focuses on First Australian sustainability practices and processes, and explores issues of food wastage, food justice and the ethical and environmental challenges of food security.


00:00   Introductions and Welcome to Country
06:06   Keynote Presentation – David King
28:40   Racism Interconnected with Food Systems – Margaret Raven
43:22   Native Food Industries – Cressida Rigney


David King (Keynote Speaker), Gundungurra Aboriginal elder, and member of The Gully Traditional Owners.
Cressida Rigney, PhD Candidate, The University of Sydney
Dr Margaret RavenPostdoctoral Fellow, Macquarie University
Dr Christine Winter (Chair), Postdoctoral Fellow, Sydney Environment Institute

A National Reconciliation Week event co-presented by Sydney Ideas and Sydney Environment Institute event, in association with the Food Wastage Fighters Society, held at the University of Sydney on Wednesday 30 May, 2018.

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