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Protecting Knowledge
Traditional Resource Rights in the New Millennium
Conference Kit

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Agenda (PDF)
First Nations Longhouse Map (NOT INCLUDED)
University of British Columbia Campus Map (NOT INCLUDED)

Conference Primer (PDF)

Part 1    The United Nations System Flow Chart
Part 2    Glossary of Useful Key Terms, Concepts and United Nations Acronyms
Part 3    List of Key International Legal Instruments
Part 4    Excerpts of Key International Legal Instruments
                           Section 1 - Assorted Excerpts
                           Section 2 - Mataatua Declaration
                           Section 3 - Convention on Biological Diversity
                           Section 4 - TRIPs Agreement
Part 5    Excerpts of Various National Legislation
                           Section 1 - Philippines - Indigenous Peoples Rights Act
                           Section 2 - United States - Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act
Part 6    Summary of an Investor-Related Policy
Part 7    A Snapshot of Forestry and Mining in British Columbia
Part 8    Directory of Contacts:  U.N. Agencies and Non-Governmental Organizations

Speaker: Abstracts and Backgrounds (PDF)

Speaker Contact Information (PDF)

Conference and Background Papers

  1. Discussion Paper on Indigenous Knowledge and Intellectual Property: Scoping the Definitions and Issues.

    Dr. Eber Hampton
    President, Saskatchewan Indian Federated College
    Sakej Henderson
    Director, Native Law Centre of Canada

    Not available on the web.

    Please contact the following for availablity:
    Research and Analysis Directorate
    Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
    Suite 510
    10 Wellington Street
    Hull, Quebec  K1A 0H4
    Tel: (819) 994-7594 Fax: (819) 994-7595

     

  2. Intellectual Property and Aboriginal People: A Working Paper
    http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/pr/ra/intpro/intpro_e.html

    Contractors:
    Simon Brascoupé
    Aboriginal Consultant, artist and university lecturer

    Karin Endemann
    President, Keystone International

     

    Editors:
    Michael Cassidy
    President, Ginger Group Consultants

    Jock Langford
    Senior Policy Officer, Intellectual Property Policy Directorate, Industry Canada
  3. Aboriginal Rights to Cultural Property in Canada

    Catherine Bell
    Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta
    Robert K. Paterson
    Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia

    Not available on the web.

    Please view the following:
    International Journal of Cultural Property
    Volume 8, No. 1, 1999.  pp. 167-211

     

  4. Aboriginal Custom, Copyright and the Canadian Constitution (PDF)

    David Robbins
    Woodward & Company, Victoria BC

     

  5. An Economic Strategy to Develop Non-Timber Forest Products and Services in British Columbia
    http://www.sfp.forprod.vt.edu/pubs/ntfp_bc.pdf%20or%20Russel M. Wills and Richard G. Lipsey
    Cognetics International Research Inc., Bowen Island, BC

     

  • Indigenous Peoples and the Use of Intellectual Property Rights in Canada: Case Studies Relating to Intellectual Property Rights and The Protection of Biodiversity
    http://www.bco.ec.gc.ca/ProjectsReportsIndig07_e.cfm

    Howard Mann
    International and Environmental Law and Policy, Ottawa, Ontario

     

  • Indigenous Peoples and Traditional Resource Rights: A Basis for Equitable Relationships (PDF)

    Dr. Darrell Addison Posey
    Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics and Society
    Mansfield College, University of Oxford, Oxford, England

     

  • The “Balance Sheet” and the “Sacred Balance”: Valuing the Knowledge of Indigenous and Traditional Peoples (PDF)

    Dr. Darrell Addison Posey
    Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics and Society
    Mansfield College, University of Oxford, Oxford, England

     

  • Mind the Gaps: Identifying Commonalities and Divergences between Indigenous Peoples and Farmer Groups (PDF)

    Dr. Darrell Addison Posey
    Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics and Society
    Mansfield College, University of Oxford, Oxford, England

     

  • Guidelines on Indigenous Peoples in Latin America (PDF)

    Dr. Darrell Addison Posey
    Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics and Society
    Mansfield College, University of Oxford, Oxford, England

     

  • Biodiversity, Genetic Resources and Indigenous Peoples in Amazonia: (Re)Discovering the Wealth of Traditional Resources of Native Amazonians (PDF

    Dr. Darrell Addison Posey
    Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics and Society
    Mansfield College, University of Oxford, Oxford, England

     

  • By Design: The Protection of Intellectual and Creative Rights (PDF)

    Lou-Ann Neel & Dianne Biin
    Consortium of Indigenous Arts, Victoria BC

     

  • Sacred Balance (PDF)

    Aroha Te Pareake Mead
    Foreign Policy Convenor & Deputy Convenor, Maori Congress, AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND

     

  • Cultural and Intellectual Property Rights of Indigenous Peoples of the Pacific  (PDF)

    Aroha Te Pareake Mead
    Foreign Policy Convenor & Deputy Convenor, Maori Congress, AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND

     

  • A Brief History on the Convention on Biological Diversity (PDF)

    Fred Fortier
    Shuswap Nation Tribal Council, Kamloops, BC

     

  • International Human Rights Overview: Basic Information and Legal Provisions (PDF)

    Shelley Wright
    Faculty of Law, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

     

  • Our Culture: Our Future – Report on Australian Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property Rights
    http://icip.lawnet.com.au/index.html

    Terri Janke
    Michael Frankel & Company, Melbourne, Australia

     

  • The Proper Role of Technology in the Determination of Cultural Affiliation (PDF)

    Brett Lee Shelton
    Indigenous Peoples Council of Biocolonialism, Nixon, Nevada

     

    Jhon Goes In Centre
    Native Spatial Information
    Masonville, Colorado
    Bryan A. Marozas
    Native Mapping Consultant
    Edgewood, New Mexico
  • Roundtable on Intellectual Property And Traditional Knowledge Protection of Traditional Knowledge: A Global Intellectual Property Issue, Geneva, November 1 and 2, 1999
    http://www.wipo.org/eng/meetings/1999/folklore/index_rt.htm

  • Roundtable on Intellectual Property And Indigenous Peoples, Geneva, July 23 and 24, 1998
    http://www.wipo.int/eng/meetings/1998/indip/index.htm

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