I want to acknowledge the Bunurong people of the Kulin nation on whose land I live and write in Seaford, Victoria (Australia), and the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation on whose land I lived for many years.

Engagement in the ecological humanities and ecological hermeneutics in Australia is, as a matter of justice, already an engagement with a colonial past that even in our supposed post-colonial times has not passed. An acknowledgment of the displacement from, and dispossession within,  country of many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people needs to inform ecological thinking and acting in Australia.

Here are a few links to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sites where you can find out more about what Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (and in some cases their non-Indigenous supporters) are saying about human rights, healing, poverty, education, the Murray and Lower Darling River system, the Northern Territory Intervention, a National Sorry Day and what is working for Indigenous women:

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ecumenical Council

Make Indigenous Poverty History

Intervention Walk Off

Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations

National Sorry Day Committee

Opening the Doors Foundation

What’s Working

and see also

ANTaR – Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation

Concerned Australians