Issue 280 – Heal Country!

When Country is healthy, we’re healthy. This issue, we’re celebrating NAIDOC week by speaking to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples leading CSIRO’s research. From research co-designed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and commissioned by communities, to protecting Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property, we’re celebrating the ways Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are leading the way in sustainable futures for communities and Country.
A group of four people, smiling at the camera surroundinig a laptop. Two of the people pictured are CSIRO researchers in polo shirts.

Digital health solutions could do great things for the wellness and wellbeing of Indigenous communities. But respect and trust between researchers and community is key.

Indigenous fisher wearing snorkel on his head holding a rock lobster caught with a spearing device

In the face of climate change, innovative science and cultural knowledge will be critical for protecting ecosystems, marine life and livelihoods.

A person pulling bark aside from a tree.

Language is powerful. It is one way that we, as humans, share knowledge, stories and what matters to us. In partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) has been linking language and ancestral, Indigenous ecological knowledge to Western science in its biodiversity data infrastructure.