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Caring for country during NAIDOC week

An Indigenous man from the Coorong, South Australia, is committed to ensuring the bushland in his area is still around for future generations to enjoy.

Doug Nicholls believes that understanding the importance of the backyard is paramount to its survival in the future, and for NAIDOC week this year encourages Indigenous people to make an effort to understand how important the land is to them.

Hosting youth camps on his property, Doug educates young people about land management practices, sharing Indigenous stories and encouraging people to help revegetate the land. He says it is up to the young people to ensure the longevity of the land. 'They're the knowledge for the future and I've got to pass that knowledge down to our younger generation so they can pass the knowledge on.'

Source: ABC South East SA

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Last updated: 11 July 2014
 
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