IF we don’t look after the environment and its creatures then there will be no Mother Earth to look after us, says Swan View author and professor, Cheryl Kickett-Tucker.
“This is an important message that young people need to hear, because it is our legacy that we are going to pass to them and they need to know why forests, fresh water, fresh air and varieties of animals are vital in keeping humans alive,” she said.
A deep affection and appreciation of nature is at the heart of the Noongar writer’s new children’s book, Bush and Beyond.
The third edition in a series of creative Aboriginal stories, it features Noongar language and local myths.
“These books are important, as they continue to showcase the diversity that exists among and between Aboriginal people in Australia and particularly WA,” Prof KickettTucker said.
“Aboriginal people are an inclusive community and these books provide the opportunity for us to share our ways of childrearing using stories.”
The release of Bush and Beyond, by Fremantle Press, coincides with Naidoc Week, which is held from July 8 to 15.