Anne Poelina

Wake Up The Snake! Collective wisdom brings nature back to balance

November 2020

Talk length:


Wake Up The Snake! Collective wisdom brings nature back to balance | Anne Poelina | TEDxPerth

As she witnesses billabongs drying up and sees boab trees stop bearing fruit in Western Australia's north west, traditional owner Dr Anne Poelina reminds us to Wake Up the Snake – to revive the collective consciousness and work harmoniously with nature to restore the planet in this critical decade.

Anne Poelina
Managing Director, Madjulla Inc

Dr Anne Poelina, Nyikina Warrwa Traditional Custodian Managing Director of Madjulla Inc., Chair of the Martuwarra Fitzroy River Council.

Anne is an active Indigenous community leader, respected human and earth rights advocate and filmmaker. Current work explores Climate, Water and Multi-species Justice for Indigenous people of the Martuwarra Fitzroy River.

A Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy (Health Science) Scholar, Anne is submitting a second doctoral thesis entitled Martuwarra First Law Multispecies Justice for Land, Living Waters, and Indigenous Peoples Wellbeing.

Anne is a Peter Cullen Fellow (2011), Laureate Women's World Summit Foundation (Geneva, 2017), Adjunct Professor and Senior Research Fellow of the University of Notre Dame (Nulungu Research Institute) and Visiting Research Fellow at the Australian National University, Water Justice Hub.