Djarra is a Quandamooka man and an Indigenous researcher and PhD candidate at the School of Geography, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Melbourne.
His research listens to the stories and experiences of climate change from Indigenous communities and asks about aspirations for responding to climate change. He proposes alternatives to current understandings of ‘climate change adaptation’ that centres Indigenous ways of knowing and being with Country.
The community so far involved in the project is Masigalal from Masig Island in the Torres Strait. He is seeking to undertake a similar process here on Quandamooka Country to understanding our experiences and aspirations for climate change.
This talk will begin with a discussion of what is climate change and what is climate change adaptation. It will then address how climate change adaptation is currently pursued in Australia, detailing any potential pitfalls that Indigenous communities should be aware of. Finally, he will discuss his research so far and propose potential futures for strengthening resilience in our communities.
Please join us for this event held at the museum Saturday 24th September.
Time: 10.00 – 12.00 noon (for a 10.30am start)
Entry: $6.00 donation (includes morning tea)
Please RSVP to 07 3409 9699 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see you there!