Keeping cultural knowledge with Indigenous research protocols

A case study on the Kimberley land council's intellectual property and traditional knowledge policy
in Indigenous Law Bulletin

Authors – Terri Janke and Pauline Foster

Title – ‘Keeping cultural knowledge with Indigenous research protocols: A case study on the Kimberley land council’s intellectual property and traditional knowledge policy’.

Journal ‘Indigenous Law Bulletin’. Volume 8 Issue 18 May/June 2015.

 

This article discusses how protocols can be used to protect Indigenous cultural knowledge when Indigenous people are researched. The case study examines the Kimberley Land Council’s Intellectual Property and Traditional Knowledge Policy. The Policy aims to ‘ensure that research is conducted in accordance with ethical standards so that the rights of Kimberley Aboriginal people are protected from exploitation.’

 

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