The Karajarri Cultural Database has been developed to assist the Karajarri Land and Sea Program to collect, consolidate, organise and utilize traditional knowledge. It has two primary functions;
- To help recreate the Karajarri cultural story through the collection and utilisation of knowledge (e.g. community education); and
- To ensure culture is at the forefront of future management and policy activities.
The database has been designed to enable rangers and community members to easily access information/knowledge on such things as seasons, fauna, flora and landscapes; language; music and dance; people, community and historical data.
Although much work is still be done, Karajarri people now have a framework to work within. In addition, the database allows the Karajarri community to identify research and management priorities as well as knowledge gaps and research needs.
This presentation will share the Karajarri community story on how we are reclaiming information and knowledge to inform land management and influence policy development.