Indigenous Ecological Sustainability and the Role Permaculture Could Have in Maintaining a Healthy Aboriginal Community

8 Pages Posted: 16 Oct 2014  

Thomas Forbes

Independent

Date Written: September 20, 2014

Abstract

There are many different reasons as to why there is such a divide in the living, social and health standards of Indigenous and non-indigenous Australians, but one reason however, seems to have had the greatest of impacts - the loss of traditional land practices. It is only recently that we have understood the intimate connection between Aboriginals, land and spirit and the deep understanding that their whole-of-life view directly contributed to their health and well-being. A fairly new design principle, permaculture, which seeks to integrate humans into a sustainable ecology, has the ability to re-connect Aboriginals to their land and spirit through social understanding and sustainable techniques and therefore, reconnect Aboriginals to their natural healthy ecosystem.

Keywords: Indigenous, Australia, Aboriginal, Ecology, Sustainable, Habitat, Spirit

Suggested Citation

Forbes, Thomas, Indigenous Ecological Sustainability and the Role Permaculture Could Have in Maintaining a Healthy Aboriginal Community (September 20, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2497349 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2497349

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