Indigenous Protocols for the Visual Arts

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CARFAC "The materials on this website were designed to provide practical guidelines for respectful engagement with Indigenous Peoples. It is part of an ongoing initiative to strengthen respect for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis visual…

Inherited History, International Law, and the UN Declaration

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Gregory Younging is a member of Opsakwayak Cree Nation in Northern Manitoba. He holds a Master of Arts degree from the Institute of Canadian Studies at Carleton University and a Master of Publishing degree from the Canadian Centre for Studies…

UN – Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by the General Assembly on Thursday 13 September 2007, by a majority of 144 states in favour, 4 votes against (Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States) and 11 abstentions…

Think Before You Appropriate – IPinCH

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Date posted: Jan 12, 2016 People and cultures have always exchanged and borrowed ideas from each other to create new forms of art and symbolic expression. Whether intentionally or not, most if not all human creations reflect varied sources of…

Who Are the Rightful Owners of Artifacts of Oppression?

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"There is an essential discussion to be had about the sale of historical items that are a legacy of man’s inhumanity to man. It extends beyond what is legal. It is something auction houses, galleries and dealers are faced with regularly.…

Reclaiming Traditional Knowledge for Indigenous Communities

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2 Jun 2013 Greg Younging gives an overview of his presentation at CARFAC's Artists for Artists conference for those across the country who couldn't make it. Ninety-five per cent of patents, trademarks and copyrights on Indigenous traditional…

Cultural Survival

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For 40 years Cultural Survival has partnered with Indigenous communities around the world to defend their lands, languages, and cultures. We publicize Indigenous Peoples' issues through our award-winning publications; we mount letter-writing…

Intellectual Property Issues In Cultural Heritage – IPinCH

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The Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage (IPinCH) project is a seven-year international research initiative based at Simon Fraser University, in British Columbia, Canada. Our work explores the rights, values, and responsibilities…

WIPO – Traditional Knowledge, Genetic Resources and Traditional Cultural Expressions/Folklore

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Traditional knowledge (TK), genetic resources (GRs) and traditional cultural expressions (TCEs, or "expressions of folklore") are economic and cultural assets of indigenous and local communities and their countries. WIPO's work addresses the…

Wikipedia Traditional Knowledge, Genetic Resources and Traditional Cultural Expressions/Folklore

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Traditional knowledge (TK), indigenous knowledge (IK), traditional environmental knowledge (TEK) and local knowledge generally refer to the long-standing traditions and practices of certain regional, indigenous, or local communities. Traditional…

WIPO – Intellectual Property and Traditional Knowledge

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This is one of a series of Booklets from the World Intellectual Property Organization dealing with intellectual property and genetic resources, traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions/folklore