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NEWS — IPinCH-affiliated project comes to a halt

Project to establish a self-regulated certification system for Inuit sealskin products to be traded into European channels faces judicial and political headwind. More > 

BLOG — Appropriation (?) of the Month: The Boy Scout Shalako

Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh tells the story of Colorado's La Junta Boy Scouts who, since the 1930's, performed the religious ceremonies of the Sioux, Kiowa, Ojibwe, Blackfoot, Navajo, Comanche, and Hopi. More > 

NEWS — Moriori Cultural Database Report and Summary Completed

Learn about the multi-layer database created by the Hokotehi Moriori Trust — involving research on Moriori identity, cultural heritage protection, land use, and resource management in culturally sensitive ways — in their final report. More > 

VIDEO — IPinCH Conversations / Episode 5: Robin R.R. Gray on Reconciliation and Repatriation

Robin R.R. Gray discusses her PhD research, involving the repatriation of a collection of Tsimshian sound recordings back to her community. More > 

BLOG — An Introduction to the Ethics, Politics, and Practicality of Ancient DNA Research in Archaeological Contexts

As genetic research is increasingly applied to new areas of study, including in archaeological and heritage contexts, a range of questions arise concerning the social, ethical, legal, and political implications of ancient DNA (aDNA). More > 

NEWS — An Open Letter on Grace Islet to the Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and the Director of the Archaeology Branch, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts

Members of IPinCH recently shared their concerns about an unfolding conflict over private residential development on Grace Islet, located on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia (Canada). More > 



The Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage (IPinCH) project is a seven-year international research initiative based at Simon Fraser University, in British Columbia, Canada. Our work explores the rights, values, and responsibilities of material culture, cultural knowledge and the practice of heritage research.

IPinCH is a collaboration of scholars, students, heritage professionals, community members, policy makers, and Indigenous organizations across the globe.

The project serves as both a practical resource and a network of support for communities and researchers engaged in cultural heritage work.

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