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Terri Janke and True Tracks in the Sydney Morning Herald

The clash between Indigenous knowledge and Western conventions such as the intellectual property system is featured in this interesting article recently released by the Sydney Morning Herald.

Terri is featured throughout, commenting on the debate around ownership and commercialisation of Indigenous culture such as arts and native foods.

The True Tracks model is highlighted as a blueprint for how to respectfully engage with Indigenous peoples and knowledge.

“If you want to align intellectual property policy with economic policy and enable Indigenous people, the first peoples of Australia, the most impoverished of the Australian population, then they should be enabled to have the benefits [of their traditional knowledge]" - Terri Janke

Read the article here.

Image of an Indigenous plant Gumby Gumby featured in article


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