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NEWS — IPinCH Supporting New Special Initiative

IPinCH is supporting an innovative new project developed by the Sealaska Heritage Institute, which uses zooarchaeological research to protect cultural heritage values. More > 


NEW ON THE BLOG — Appropriation (?) Of the Month: The Bet of the Broncho and the Raven

Jennifer Kramer discusses what transpired after a Super Bowl wager was struck between the Seattle Art Museum and the Denver Art Museum. More > 

NEWS — Co-creating ethical space

What if we could shift from words on a page that describe how we ought to conduct ourselves, to connecting with the intention of those principles and practices in concrete, meaningful ways.  This was the topic of a recent workshop organized by IPinCHer Kelly Bannister in the Kingdom of Bhutan. More > 

NEW ON THE BLOG — Seven lessons from the Native American sports mascot controversy

Brian Egan explores the contours of this ongoing controversy and what it tells us about Native Americans’ continuing struggle for self-determination and recognition in the context of the modern settler state. More >

NEW VIDEO explores questions at the heart of the IPinCH project

Who defines and owns cultural heritage? Is it the people who create it? What if heritage is being used in ways that are considered inappropriate, or even harmful? These questions and more are explored in the new IPinCH introductory video, created by Aynur Kadir and Alexa Walker. More > 

NEW RESOURCES — Commodification Video Viewing Guides

A set of new educational resources are now available on the IPinCH website, intended to aid educators in using our videos to teach about commodification and cultural heritage. 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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