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A forest separated by ‘good fire’ in Northern California. The charred side is from a recent indigenous prescribed burn by the Yurok community. Just beyond, one can see the tight density of unburnt plant material and other fuel that would make a wildfire devastating.⁠ ——⁠ Welcome to #IndigenousFire . Catastrophic wildfires like the one that burned the California city of Paradise have drawn attention to America’s 100-year policy of suppressing fire. Fire is a terrible, uncontrollable enemy. Right?⁠ ⁠ Not necessarily. The Native communities across California have been practicing traditional, controlled forest burning techniques for 13,000 years. Many of the California landscapes that look like pristine wilderness to the non-Indigenous have long been human-modified ecosystems. Dr. Frank Lake, a Yurok descendant, says, “Fire is the central tool in the cultural toolkit. Humans can use fire, so stewardship of the land becomes our responsibility.” #wildfire#california#goodfire#indigenous ⁠ ⁠ Check out the entire photo essay on @WIRED  online, through the link in my bio.

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A firefighter runs quickly over the charred ground of a low-intensity indigenous prescribed burn near Weitchpec, CA, in October. The small flames of this fire are created and maintained through a deep knowledge of ideal climatic conditions like humidity, plant species, and soil composition. The fire is created and ‘walked’ along a small section at a time to prevent increasing its intensity.⁠ ——⁠ Welcome to #IndigenousFire . Catastrophic wildfires like the one that burned the California city of Paradise have drawn attention to America’s 100-year policy of suppressing fire. Fire is a terrible, uncontrollable enemy. Right?⁠ ⁠ Not necessarily. The Native communities across California have been practicing traditional, controlled forest burning techniques for 13,000 years. Many of the California landscapes that look like pristine wilderness to the non-Indigenous have long been human-modified ecosystems. Dr. Frank Lake, a Yurok descendant, says, “Fire is the central tool in the cultural toolkit. Humans can use fire, so stewardship of the land becomes our responsibility.” #wildfire#california#goodfire#indigenous ⁠ ⁠ Check out the entire photo essay on @WIRED  online, through the link in my bio.

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Margo Robbins not only leads Training Exchanges, but also weaves her culture’s celebrated baskets. “We use TREX to ensure the continuance of our culture and protect cultural resources. Our culture is fire dependent. Our people are hunters, gatherers and basket weavers,” says Robbins. “Restoration of the land, and preservation of our culture is a number one priority for people living on the Yurok Reservation. We MUST put fire on the ground if we are to continue the tradition of basket weaving.”⁠ ——⁠ Welcome to #IndigenousFire . Catastrophic wildfires like the one that burned the California city of Paradise have drawn attention to America’s 100-year policy of suppressing fire. Fire is a terrible, uncontrollable enemy. Right?⁠ ⁠ Not necessarily. The Native communities across California have been practicing traditional, controlled forest burning techniques for 13,000 years. Many of the California landscapes that look like pristine wilderness to the non-Indigenous have long been human-modified ecosystems. Dr. Frank Lake, a Yurok descendant, says, “Fire is the central tool in the cultural toolkit. Humans can use fire, so stewardship of the land becomes our responsibility.” #wildfire#california#goodfire#indigenous ⁠ ⁠ Check out the entire photo essay on @WIRED  online, through the link in my bio.

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Dr. Frank Lake, a USFS research ecologist and of Yurok descent, carefully selects stalks of beargrass from the forest floor that was culturally burned three months prior, in June above Orleans, CA. The low intensity of the 6-acre prescribed fire did not kill the beargrass plants, but removed older leaves that were unsuitable for traditional weaving. Dr. Lake’s work focuses on indigenous burning across California.⁠ ——⁠ Welcome to #IndigenousFire . Catastrophic wildfires like the one that burned the California city of Paradise have drawn attention to America’s 100-year policy of suppressing fire. Fire is a terrible, uncontrollable enemy. Right?⁠ ⁠ Not necessarily. The Native communities across California have been practicing traditional, controlled forest burning techniques for 13,000 years. Many of the California landscapes that look like pristine wilderness to the non-Indigenous have long been human-modified ecosystems. Dr. Frank Lake, a Yurok descendant, says, “Fire is the central tool in the cultural toolkit. Humans can use fire, so stewardship of the land becomes our responsibility.” #wildfire#california#goodfire#indigenous ⁠ ⁠ Check out the entire photo essay on @WIRED  online, through the link in my bio.

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Find your spark that fire inside that makes you act, we all need that 🔥 keeps us moving living and breathing, I had a great conference this week with my new position.. I found a spark to keep me going..🔥💯

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Just me and a few Aussie natives... . . . #bundanon#indigenousfire#naidoc#kangaroo#illaroo#coldmornings#roosdidntcare#culturalburning#coolburn#macropod#instagood#instapic

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Salt River Fire Dept Station 293 TRT

I love my job as a firefighter. Going out and serving others has been very rewarding my entire career. Providing life saving emergency care round the clock 24/7 365 days a year! Engine and Ladder company life is the best! I even grew to love the Rescue hahaha! Wouldn’t have it any other way. #nativefirefighter#firefighter#srpmic#specialops#laddercompany#laddertender#enginecompany#trt#squad#indigenousfire

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Happy holidays all, have a safe and wonderful holiday! Remember to smile and take the time to be with family #indigenousfire#indigenousfirefighters#happyholidays

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Alexander First Nation crew after a controlled live structure fire #indigenousfire#indigenousfirefighters#nativefirefighter#controlledburn#firetruck#firedepartment#fireman#firefighters#firefighting#firedept#fireservice

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Sorry we haven't been active this week, here's a photo of our work horse rig #indigenousfire#indigenousfirefighters#nativefirefighter#controlledburn#firetruck#firedepartment#fireman#firefighters#firefighting#firedept#fireservice

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Can't forget about our indigenous women firefighters! #indigenousfire#indigenousfirefighters#nativefirefighters#firewoman#creefirefighters#fireservice

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Traditional burning practices are an important part of caring for country and a vital grassland management tool. We were thrilled to gather representatives from #Wadawurrung , #Wurundjeri  Council and #Wathaurong  Aboriginal Cooperative recently to plan burn activities in Melbourne's west as part of our Valuing our Volcanic Plains Project.  Projects like this are an important opportunity for Traditional Owners to continue to build on and share their fire knowledge. They'll be teaming up with #HumeCityCouncil , #CityofMelton , #CityofGreaterGeelong  and @cfavic

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FireTide #firetide  I just tweaked the stretcher on this and wanted to celebrate with a video because I saw a team of guys on my way to the studio in inner Melbourne today using gas bottle blowtorches to aid the germination of indigenous vegetation. Indigenous fire land management was the inspiration for this painting. I had a long talk to one of these amazing guys from Yarra council who are bringing fire back to land that hasn't felt it's benefit since indigenous owners were killed/forcibly removed in the 1800s. #alwayswasalwayswillbe  aboriginal land. It was a special thing to see in #reconciliationweek2017#indigenousfire#yarracouncil#paintingfire

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Cape York, Queensland, Australia

The 2016 #IndigenousFire  Workshop is on again this in #YalanjiNyungkul  country, #CapeYork . Book now capeyorkfire.com.au

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Cape York, Queensland, Australia

Participants at the recent #IndigenousFire  Management Workshop in #CapeYork   Images: Kerry Trapnell

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