Holding the Fire 2: Ancient Wisdom with Anne Poelina

Holding the Fire is produced by Post Carbon Institute and hosted by Resilience, with support from an ORA Research Grant. Award-winning journalist and author Dahr Jamail hosts in-depth interviews with leaders from around the world to uncover Indigenous ways of reckoning with environmental and societal breakdown. You can see the whole series here.

This episode features Dr. Anne Poelina, the professor and chair of Indigenous Knowledge at Notre Dame University there, as well as the chair of the Martuwarra Fitzroy River Council. Anne sees the river as a living ancestral being that works with and guides us, and the Martuwarra River is the being that gives her people their wisdom and identity. One of the co-authors of several of her peer-reviewed scientific papers is the Martuwarra River.