The land still speaks: Ni, Katitj!: An introduction
journal contributionposted on 2018-03-26, 03:47 authored by Sandra Wooltorton, Len Collard, Pierre Horwitz
In this paper we reflect on land, language and law in Wiilman Noongar Boodjar (Country), which has recently become known as the Upper Blackwood River Catchment in the South West of Western Australia. By intertwining historical perspectives with Western science and Noongar katitjiny (knowledge and understandings, or rationality) we argue that this region is alive, that it does have a language and that there is a message to be heard. History shows that the voice of the land might be diminishing, but signs of a transformation are evident, where a conciliation of these voices enables real listening to ancient insights and deep participation with place.
PAN: Philosophy Activism Nature, No. 13, 2017: 57-67