Aboriginal Science Guiding a Sustainable Future


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For 80,000+ years Aboriginal knowledge systems have guided the way humans interact with and care for Country. 

Join Krystal De Napoli in conversation with Zena Cumpston, Kirsten Banks, and William Stevens as they discuss the strength within Aboriginal science and how engaging with Aboriginal perspectives can lead to the healing of both land and sky Country. 

Zena Cumpston is a Barkandji researcher and curator of the exhibition Emu Sky now showing at Old Quad on University of Melbourne’s Parkville Campus. 

Kirsten Banks is a Wiradjuri astrophysicist and renown science communicator known as @AstroKirsten on Tik Tok.  

William Stevens is a Muruwari man with a long career working with native animals and plants, and is known as @Muzzawilly on the livestreaming platform Twitch. 

Krystal De Napoli is a Gomeroi astrophysicist and the host of Indigenuity on 102.7FM Triple R.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the people of the Eastern Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.