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PUBLIC SYMPOSIUM — DNA and Indigeneity

An upcoming half-day IPinCH symposium will explore the promise and perils of using biological and genetic information to inform understandings of Indigenous identity. More > 

Appropriation (?) of the Month: How the Culture of Connoisseurship Impacts Navajo Weavers Today

By helping to sustain the high value of Native American antiquities, some museums inadvertently contribute to the impoverishment of contemporary artisans, writes Kathy M’Closkey. More >

NEW PUBLICATION — Intervention as a Strategy in Protecting Indigenous Cultural Heritage

Decisions about protecting B.C.'s First Nation sites like Grace Islet are guided by Euro-Canadian values. Read the latest article by IPinCH team members in the SAA Archaeological RecordMore >

Appropriation (?) of the Month: Gourds as a Canvas for Mimbreño Designs

Are contemporary artisans who use ancient Mimbres designs on pottery and in gourd art appropriating Native culture? More >

VIDEO — Indigenous Cultural Heritage: Issues of Canadian Law

In her President's Dream Colloquium lecture, Catherine Bell discusses the Tsilhqot'in ruling (2014), and explores how Canadian Aboriginal rights law and consultation is applied to First Nations heritage sites, the challenges to realizing First Nation ownership and control through Canadian Constitutional Law, the unique issues that arise when heritage sites are located on private land, and the need for legal and policy reform. Watch the video >

NEW VIDEO — Heritage and Politics

Grand Chief Edward John shares his insight on issues of sovereignty, jurisdiction, and the protection of Indigenous culture. 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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