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5. Burns are like Indigenous practices - WRONG

Updated: May 5, 2023

Traditional burning was nuanced, small scale, selective and seasonal and protected key natural assets. This was ‘right way burning’ which was done with care for species and communities.


It did not involve high intensity aerial incendiary gridding dropped over more than 100 sq km areas in an afternoon.


First Nations people often walked with their low intensity fires, with the principle of 'if you can't burn in bare feet, you're burning too hot.'


DBCA's own research acknowledges that fuel reduction burns do not reflect indigenous practices.



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