Yeye Yarns - Our Cultural Stories Today: Karen Jacobs
Karen Jacobs (KJ) talks with Len Collard (LC) and Laura Stocker (LS) about reconstructing Nyungar country.
Photos Angela Rooney
KJ: I have a business called Indigenous Economic Solutions Enviroscapes…the main aim of that is to basically take Aboriginal people, well my business interest, back to my grass roots. I’m a horticulturalist by trade going back around 30 years ago … I used to head up landscaping and I think it was the one place that I was truly happy as an Aboriginal person and a female where my best attributes are.
So now that I’ve calmed down from a lot of more formal and official positions I’ve actually gone back to my grass roots and started employing people again, looking at larger revegetation and rehabilitation projects.
I just find as an Aboriginal person it’s a priority for us to maintain a balance in what’s going on in our landscape and society today. We don’t have really much of a choice when it comes down to it about progress… but we can have a role in … helping to manage the environment and maintaining a balance. [Read more…]