Water We Know

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The Traditional Knowledge Revival Pathways (TKRP) is a grassroots indigenous Elder led and co-created project. The project was initiated by Kuku Thaypan Elders from Laura - Tommy George and George Musgrave with Victor Steffensen to support the maintenance of indigenous knowledge in the context of land management. Working alongside Traditional Knowledge Revival Pathways Project (TKRP) and Cape York Traditional Owners from indigenous communities in Cape York, the team from UTS (through the Communicating Shared Traditional Knowledge Project led by Jacqueline Gothe) supported the development of on-ground digital video and sound recording, editing and database skills, in order to support the indigenous-led project to build secure knowledge transfer processes. This documentary is an outcome of the indigenous led process and demonstrates the understanding that elders and traditional owners of natural resources (in particular, water). Water We Know is an audio-visual outcome of the Communicating Shared Traditional Knowledge Project. This documentary is about the clarity of the indigenous voice as it is recorded and conceptualised as an indigenous comment on the lack of power in decision-making in the natural resource management processes. Further, it involves sharing of the traditional understandings.
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