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Venue: Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney, Haymarket Campus, Sydney
Dates: Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd October 2014
Key Theme: Comparative Systems for Recognising and Protecting
Indigenous Knowledge and Culture
At this Forum the outcomes of the project entitled, Recognising and Protecting Indigenous Knowledge associated with Natural Resource Management, will be delivered in a White Paper format to the Office of Environment and Heritage, New South Wales and be discussed. This White Paper includes recommended legislation for protecting Indigenous Knowledge of Aboriginal Communities of NSW.
This Forum also brings together key speakers from around the globe representing nations with existing legal frameworks and nations in the midst of developing regimes for the protection of Indigenous knowledge and culture. IKF2 will facilitate dialogue and discussion, and information exchange bringing together government officials, decision makers, scholars, and especially Indigenous and local peoples’ representatives.
Papers to be presented at the Forum cover a range of related topics including:
- developing local, national and regional frameworks recognising or protecting Indigenous or traditional knowledge and/or culture;
- stakeholder experiences with existing policy or legal frameworks including Indigenous perspectives, business perspectives, education sector and government perspectives;
- administration of such systems including establishing a competent authority; development and management of databases from grassroots to national and regional levels; funding arrangements; management of access and benefit sharing arrangements, etc.
Registration: http://www.indigenousknowledgeforum.org/index.php/forums/the-2014-forum. For further details please contact either: Dr Ann Cahill Ann.Cahill@uts.edu.au Or Professor Natalie Stoianoff, IKF Chair and Director, Intellectual Property Program Faculty of Law, University of Technology, Sydney by email on Natalie.Stoianoff@uts.edu.au
Busy times and well into spring already,… RIG News – September is now online.
This is our 30th edition of RIG News since RIG Network kicked off in 2009. We’ve enjoyed learning from and sharing news about amazing people, places and projects over the past five years and, as ever, welcome your feedback, news & stories for future editions.
This edition includes:
- Intro news - EduGrow and community events, conference news and other updates from the RIGN/Foodswell team
- Warm welcome to Lenore Dembski, FoodSwell Patron and Emily Gray, Shaun Fowler and Costa Georgiadis, Foodswell Ambassadors
STORIES: Garden projects and enterprises growing good food, good connections…
- The BEST Food Garden, Inverell
- St Paul’s Garden, Mao Island, Torres Strait
- Enterprise: King Brown Technology producing premium compost at scale
- Wicking beds ‘large and small’ in Central Australian settings: at Ulpanyali and at the Tennant Creek Women’s Refuge Garden
- Research: Bush foods field day and findings from WA
COMING EVENTS: October
- Fair Food Week across the country
- World Food Day – visit UQ Bush Food Garden and tasting with Dale Chapman
- IKS Conference at UTS, Sydney
- Putting Food on the Table: Food Security is Everyone’s Business, Sydney and more…
To read September RIG News click here.
(Read past editions – Useful Resources, RIG News page)
Pictured below – snapshots, stories in pictures: A “Westpac Chick” at the BEST Community Garden, Inverell, Lizzie Pearce constructing a CAT design wicking bed at Ulpanyali and three different types of wicking beds that are part of the new garden created at the Tennant Creek Women’s Refuge. Thanks everyone for sharing stories!