True Tracks: Respecting Indigenous knowledge and culture
Terri Janke's new book is now available for preorder!
It will be out in July 2021.
Indigenous cultures are not terra nullius - nobody's land, free to be taken.
True Tracks is a ground-breaking work that paves the way for the respectful and ethical engagement with Indigenous knowledges and cultures. Combining real-world cases and personal stories, award-winning Meriam/Wuthathi lawyer Dr Terri Janke draws on twenty years of professional experience to inform and inspire leaders across many industries from art and architecture, to film and publishing, dance, science and tourism.
How will your project affect and involve Indigenous communities? What Indigenous materials and knowledge are you using? Who owns Indigenous languages?
True Tracks helps answer these questions and many more, and provides invaluable guidelines that enable Indigenous peoples to actively practise, manage and strengthen their cultural life and empower future generations.
If we keep our tracks true, Indigenous culture and knowledge can benefit everyone.
Terri Janke's semi-autobiographical debut novel Butterfly Song tells the story of Indigenous law graduate Tarena Shaw and the love story of her grandparents, Kit and Francesca. The novel follows Tarena through the defining periods of her life and her journey to reclaim her grandparent's pearl butterfly.
The book was published in 2005 by Penguin Books after over 5 years of writing.