Indigenous Ecological Knowledge and Natural Resources in the Northern Territory

Working under the direction of the National Centre of Indigenous Studies (NCIS) at the Australian National University (ANU), Terri Janke and Company contributed to a project on Indigenous Ecological Knowledge (IEK) and Natural Resource Management in the Northern Territory.


The project was commissioned by the National Resources Management Board (NT) and was a collaboration between NCIS, Terri Janke and Company, ANU (Sarah Holcombe) and Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning at UTS (Michael Davis).


There are 3 papers:

  1. Guidelines for IEK Management

  2. Handbook for working with IEK & IP

  3. Report on the current status of Indigenous Intellectual Property


The cover image features the artwork Djan’kawu by Banduk Marika (Rirratingu clan). 

Click below to download:

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All professional photography by Jamie James at James Photographic Services.

The painting 'Terri - Butterfly Flowers Dreaming' by Bibi Barba has been used under license in the firm photographs, including for staff profiles.

The painting  'Ancient Tracks and Waterholes' (2019) by Rene Kulitja has been used under license in some firm photographs on the TJC website homepage, staff profiles, careers and services pages. Visit Maruku Arts for more work by Rene Kulitja.

The visual artwork ‘Freshwater Lagoon 1’ by Lisa Michl Ko-manggen has been used under license in some photographs and videos. Visit Cape York Art for more work by Ko-manggen.

The painting ‘My Country’ by Bibi Barba has been used under license in some photographs and Law Way videos. Visit Bibi's website.

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