In this excerpt from the Birth the New Earth series of online visionary dialogues (, Victor Steffensen reminds us that there is hope for our children if we act together to address the planetary issues we face. He reminds us of the astonishing healing power within Mother Nature when we work in alignment with it. It is not too late.

Victor Steffensen is an Indigenous writer, filmmaker, musician and consultant applying traditional knowledge in a contemporary context. A descendant of the Tagalaka clan from North Queensland, he is the co-founder of the Firesticks Alliance and the National Indigenous Fire Workshop. Much of Victor’s work has been based on the arts and reviving traditional knowledge values. He holds an Honorary Doctor of Science and is the author of Fire Country.

Participating in this conversation, with the theme Rising from the Ashes: Climate Science & Good Fire, are Victor Steffensen, Michael Mann, Kylie Harris and Catherine G. Lucas.

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