A burgeoning role for Aboriginal knowledge
Indigenous knowledge systems have developed over thousands of years through association with the variability of the environment. Their structures and application are quite unlike those of the modern scientific knowledge model. With such vast experience of environmental management, and time-tested alternative perspectives on the human place in the natural order, it is little wonder that Indigenous knowledge has a growing, cooperative role in natural resource management. Ecos spoke to three commentators about Aboriginal knowledge's relevance to sustainability thinking and practice in Australia.