This site contains information, guidelines and
principles that have been developed for the protection of the cultural
and intellectual property rights of Alaska Native people in all
areas of knowledge, tradition and artifacts associated wtih Native
cultures, as they made their traditional knowledge available to
others. Anyone wishing to contribute to this site is encouraged
to contact the coordinator of the Alaska Native Knowledge Network
at (907) 474-1902, or send an
email message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guidelines for Respecting
Adopted by the Assembly of Native Educators. Published by the
Alaska Native Knowledge Network.
The Coolangatta Statement represents a collective voice of Indigenous peoples
from around the world who support fundamental principles considered vital
to achieving reform and transformation of education for Indigenous peoples.
Principles for the Conduct of
Research in the Arctic
Prepared by the Social Science Task
Force of the U.S. Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee
Alaska Federation of Natives
Guidelines for Research
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly during its 62nd session at UN Headquarters in New York City on September 13, 2007.
An extensive web search on Cultural and Intellectual Property
Rights by Vivian Faith
"My instructor, Marie Olson, (UAF: Cross Cultural Studies) suggested
I send you this extensive list of web-links. Perhaps the links would
be of use under ANKN's Cultural and Intellectual Property Rights
category and could serve as a great resource for both students and
Vivian Faith Martindale"
Harry Donkor's Indigenous
Websites and Book
Marie Olson's Class.
Intellectual Property Rights
of Indigenous Women Recognized
Declaration of Indigenous
Peoples: Human Genome Diversity Project
Draft of the Inter-American Declaration
on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
From the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Principles & Guidelines
for the Protection of the Heritage of Indigenous People
The Mataatua Declaration on
Cultural and Intellectual Property Rights of Indigenous
First International Conference on the Cultural and Intellectual Property
Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Whakatane, 12-18 June 1993, Aoetearoa New Zealand
Report Of The Expert Mechanism On The Rights Of Indigenous
Peoples On Its Second Session: Full Report
"The Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
held its second session from 10 to 14 August 2009. All five members
of the Expert Mechanism were present. Participants in the session
included: representatives of States, United Nations bodies and
specialized agencies, non-governmental organizations, academics
and a large number of indigenous peoples. The participation of
some of the indigenous peoples was funded through the United
Nations Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Populations."
The "Nibutani Declaration" and "An
Appeal to the Japanese Government" were adopted by the
Indigenous People Summit in Ainu Mosir 2008. Both documents
are available at:
Property Rights and Indigenous Peoples Rights and Obligations
by Maui Solomon
Excerpt: "The paper will examine from a Maori perspective their
notions of indigenous peoples rights and obligations and how they are fundamentally
at odds with existing intellectual property right systems. The paper will also
explore how some of the Maori claimants consider their rights should be acknowledged,
respected and protected and the inevitable obstacles that must be confronted
and overcome before this can happen."
Centre for Rights of Indigenous Peoples
to the web site for Resource Centre for Rights of Indigenous
On this site you will find information about the centre and its
activities. You will also find reports on Sami rights and on channels
for Sami political influence made by the centre."
AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) Handbook
on Intellectual Property and Traditional Knowledge
that defensive disclosure is not the only option for traditional
knowledge holders, AAAS has created a handbook that attempts to make
intellectual property protection options more understandable and
readily available for traditional knowledge holders."
"WELCOME to the website for the "Protection
and Repatriation of First Nation Cultural Heritage" research
project. This project is the result of a collaboration between
an international team of scholars in law and anthropology
and First Nation partners in the provinces of Alberta and
Knowledge Traditional Resource Rights in the New Millennium
Excerpt: "We invite you to
visit us to discover who we are and what we stand for. Our
land is our culture. Our struggle
is to ensure that our Aboriginal Rights are not trampled and that our
lands are not taken from us illegally and without our consent."
Cultural Survival, founded in 1972, helps indigenous
peoples and ethnic groups deal as equals in their relations
with national and international societies.