The legal aspects of Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property - 14 November 2023


Event details

This fourth session in our HTQ Seminar Series on intellectual property (IP) explored the legal dimensions, as well as cultural sensitivity and respect, as cornerstones of our interactions with First Nations peoples and their precious Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP).

This workshop was specifically developed for HTQ to provide you with a foundational understanding of First Nations cultural considerations in the health sector and research space.

Developed by Terri Janke and Company (TJC), this workshop is anchored in the unique 'Ten True Tracks® Principles' crafted by TJC. True Tracks® is a best practice framework for ethical Indigenous engagement, and involves ten deeply interconnected principles*.

With the True Tracks® framework as your guide, you'll feel confident to navigate the intricacies of working with First Nations communities, their ICIP and associated data.

Date: Tuesday 14 November 2023

Time: 11:30am-12:15pm (AEST-QLD)

Due to confidential information contained in this session, this session was not recorded. Session attendees are provided with a condensed version of the presentation slides for their own personal use after the session. Individuals who register but who do not attend will not be provided with materials.

Additional resources

Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP) refers to Indigenous peoples’ rights to their cultural heritage, traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions. This is enshrined in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Where a research project is being undertaken it is important to consider what ICIP is incorporated, and how ICIP will be protected.

Further resources to assist in your knowledge of best practice engagement with First Nations people and their ICIP, please refer to:

  • UNDRIP Community Guide - assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people familiarise themselves with UNDRIP and how the rights can be used in everyday life.
  • UNDRIP Business Guide - provides practical guidance for business to understand, respect, support the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and embed those rights into business practices.

For further information about the work of Terri Janke and Company and the 10 True Tracks® principles please refer to the Terri Janke and Company website.

More information

For more information about this workshop please email

* Janke, T. (2021) True Tracks: Respecting Indigenous knowledge and culture

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