Wisden Bureau Crecy, Paypal, Brad Muggeridge discussed on Think: Sustainability

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Exclusion Brad Muggeridge believes stems from the. Idea that western science is the only science in the early ANSA to out environmental crisis, the academies and western sides doesn't see in indigenous knowledge as I saw ans- because that's it was never taught that way in the curricula and oil is point out that our old people generations in generations. Why before western science was even thought about would doing science are all people that had methodologies which was whether that was the law or the Y of being their songs. They dream time stories I tested, the environment by rates to the environment that had results and ultimately results is survival. But unfortunately, western science really funds at hard to accept it. Because he's no reference point. You know, there's no no one account reference ten generations ago of Moy loyal people talking about the water place, and you know, where water flies where it doesn't. When it comes. You know, the indicators what what he can drink. What would he conjuring? And that's the, you know, the Houston suppose might be walled is it. They don't have to include it. Sorta requirement for them to actually make I project consider digits knowledge with no legal Gatien to recognize traditional ecological knowledge in land and water management. Western Centric, science leads to western Centric decision making where these processes are only further enforced. When those making the decisions aunt indigenous themselves, though when like an ecological management plan is written. It's written from the western white perspective. And there might be a small section that talks about aboriginal culture at culture, whereas science and Wisden bureaucracies cultural as well. This is tenuous soul a PHD candidate from Flinders university. I'm a first generation Y to stray leeann part of my research. I'm interested in how why or non? Digits. Paypal manage their want nece, and how do we behave when working in partnership with everage PayPal in twenty fifteen ten years research brought her to the department of environment water and natural resources in South Australia, where she interviewed six offices in the aboriginal partnerships program their role is to work in partnership with indigenous landholders on issues such as feral species. Bush regeneration and the management of national parks five of them identified as white one identified as being by pollination and European Thint. And they will also five men and one woman the point of the research tenure says was to not only highlight how many white people there are in the south is Jillian government. But to unveil a resistance to the very notion of whiteness and denial. That being white would have anything to do with how they make decisions. What did they make the term whiteness? Ooh. That's an interesting one. These people were happy to speak to me. But they were all the people that were put off by the term whatness. Why because they found it confronting the people that I spoke to report it to me about all the other people that would have liked to feign there. But you know, it didn't really like the term whiteness. And maybe if you turn that down a little bit, you know, you'd be able to start a conversation and easing to a little bit more softly. Did they see the term whiteness as an affront to them? What nece has a number of kind of inbuilt reflexes to protect white privilege things like denial or guilt. People can get paralyzed with guilt white fragility, especially because want people often think of themselves as good people and anti-racist as a society. We don't subscribe to rice, high Triboulet more. But the habits that we've inherited from colonialism remain. And so there's a struggle with acknowledging that we're Aggripa of people who are descendants from quite an ugly history. And we don't like to be associated with what nece because it brings to mind what supremacy and also. Want people aren't used to being racialist? We're not used to seeing ourselves as a cultural group of white people. We like to think of ourselves as individuals and quite often, we think of ourselves as well, meaning individuals with good intentions, and that's part of what nece to is that we see an I'm speaking as a white person. So we see ourselves normal and other people are different and other people have a culture. Did they comprehend exactly what you're saying? Most of them could see it. And that's why they will willing to speak to me, but whiteness has its complex and there's lots of characteristics that were very conscious of systemic issues. They could all really see that they were improved positions, and they got paid for their work. A lot of the average people that they work in partnership, volunteer. So they might be sitting on the board of a natural resource management body, or they might be the chairperson or the Representative of an aboriginal organization. They do that in this bit on. But it was hard of them to see what nece within them. So. Sometimes they kind of say there's no other way for me to do my job. This is the way the system is and there's almost resignation to it. There was another discussion around project management. So when they're running a par jet. So lock a conservation project, the whist and frameworks in the project management is very compartmentalized the jobs that ticked off in a certain order, this funding cycles reporting outcomes that they need to make powder that Wisden bureau Crecy, and I can't see any other way. This supposed to be working in partnership with aboriginal PayPal. But it's not always a partnership. We've

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