Victor Steffensen

Victor Steffensen is a Tagalaka descendant from Far North Queensland. His works specialize in the application of traditional knowledge for the well-being of cultural and environmental well-being. He has developed the practice of influencing traditional teachings with many Elders from related clan groups within his region. Through a powerful combination of filmmaking, writing, and musician skills, Victor has succeeded the many challenges of applying traditional knowledge values to a changing world. This has lead to the opportunity of working with many people and cultures in developing their own aspirations all over Australia and other parts of the world. Throughout Australia, Victor plays a strong role as a indigenous fire practitioner and continues to influence indigenous and non-indigenous people with his practice. His book Fire Country is a powerful examination of how the revival of cultural burning practices, and improved 'reading' of country, could help to restore our land.