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.

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Butterfly Song

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.

Click here to purchase a copy of Butterfly Song.

© 2021 Terri Janke and Company

Credits

 

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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phone: +61 2 9693 2577

email: tjc@terrijanke.com.au

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