Looking back, moving forward: Indigenous knowledges informing our modern world

Tue 12 December 2023, 5.30-7pm AEST (6-7pm online), then on demand

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are the oldest continuous cultures on Earth. The wealth of knowledge they have amassed over 65,000 years has continued and growing relevance to modern science and its discoveries.

In this six-part hybrid-format webinar series from the Australian Academy of Science (AAS), you’ll hear from prominent First Nations Australians about how the intersection of Indigenous knowledges informs our understanding of topics including climate change, agriculture and astronomy.

Join Indigenous knowledge-holders, researchers, innovators and industry experts to explore the power of combined ideas.

Key dates and details

The final webinar in a six-part series runs from 5.30-7pm AEST/AEDT and will be livestreamed to online guests from 6-7pm AEST/AEDT. For in-person guests, the venue is AAS’s The Shine Dome, 15 Gordon Street, Canberra.

For those attending in person, drinks and canapes will be served in The Shine Dome’s Jaeger Room from 5.30pm, with each discussion starting at 6pm. For those joining online, each event begins at 6pm and is livestreamed from the event page on the Academy website.

The Academy will send reminders to all registered guests before each event.

Note: No refunds will be issued for in-person passes; however you can watch online via the Academy website. Series passes are also transferable, provided the proxy guest brings the pass to the event.

Single-session and series passes

Both in-person in Canberra ($15) and online (free) tickets are available for the remaining event in this year’s Public Speaker Series.

Act now to secure an in-person ticket or online pass.

For all enquiries, email

Upcoming webinars

The remaining event in the series is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 12 December 2023: topic tba.

More information on this event will be published here as it becomes available.

Watch the series

Recordings of all past events in the Indigenous knowledges series can be viewed after the fact; access them via the Academy’s speaker series page or below.

Webinar 1: Recognising Indigenous knowledges
Webinar 2: Rivers, groundwater and oceans
Webinar 3: The many facets of fire
Webinar 4: Caring for Land and Country
Webinar 5: The Sky and the Stars.

Lead image: Finger limes, native to Australia, have been used by Indigenous peoples for millennia. Credit: Shutterstock