Shared embrace

Milledge, Russell (2008) Shared embrace. In: Milledge, Russell, (ed.) Blak Roots. KickArts Contemporary Arts, Cairns, QLD, Australia, pp. 6-10.

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On behalf of KickArts, The Wet Tropics Management Authority and the School of Creative Arts JCU, I welcome the contributing artists and thank them for the power and energy of their individual and collective vision. This project presents a wonderful opportunity to celebrate twenty years of preservation and management of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. The achievements include not only the Area's inscription on the World Heritage list but also the enactment of legislation, governance by a dedicated authority and the highly praised Regional Agreement recognising Rainforest Aboriginal tribal groups, as Traditional Owners in land and cultural rnanagement. The continuity of Indigenous cultural values allows us to draw strength while reflecting on thousands of years of Indigenous custodial stewardship of this land and the intellectual resonance that flows on to our understanding of environmental conditions in the present day. The continued management of the Wet Tropics and other land and sea areas in our region are best engaged in a co - management systern in conjunction with Traditional Owners, statutory authority, conternporary scientists and researchers recognising that the heart and soul of our environments rest within the expert protection of traditional Indigenous knowledge.

Item ID: 10516
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-9803402-4-2
Keywords: art exhibitions, Cairns, KickArts Gallery, Aboriginal artists, Torres Strait Islander artists,
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Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2010 00:21
FoR Codes: 19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts > 190502 Fine Arts (incl Sculpture and Painting) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft) @ 100%
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