Following up on the recent IPinCH-hosted symposium and workshop, Cultural Commodification, Indigenous Peoples and Self-Determination, IPinCHers George Nicholas, Kristen Dobbin, and Brian Egan discuss the appropriation and selling of Aboriginal designs and art with The Peak, student newspaper of Simon Fraser University.
Click the link below to hear IPinCH Associate Gwyneira Isaac speak about the Smithsonian initiative, Recovering Voices, designed to foster collaborations with communities around endangered languages and knowledge.
Ronald Niezen, Chair of Anthropology at McGill University, speaks about his current research project which looks at how cultural narratives of victimhood become articulated as a frame for mobilizing around aboriginal rights violation.
Val Napoleon, Law Foundation Professor of Aboriginal Justice and Governance at the Faculty of Law, University of Victoria, discusses the need for effective Indigenous legal pedagogy and the importance of a sustained engagement with Indigenous legal traditions.
IPinCH team member Alison Wylie gave a lecture in November 2012 as a part of the Public History Seminar Series at Kings College London. A podcast of her talk, titled Negotiating the Past: Collaborative Practice in Cultural Heritage Research, is now available, and includes an interesting set of comments by Laura Peers, Curator for the Americas at the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford.
Sharing Research Findings in Nunavut: A Knowledge Tracking Workshop, March 1-2, 2011
A food security knowledgetracking workshop was held in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Rachel Hirsch (York University, Toronto), a researcher interested in public views of and involvement in Canadian environment and health policy, hosted the workshop.
George Nicholas discusses IP issues in cultural heritage in Tanys Norcott’s Oral Tradition into Written Tradition, one of six videos in the Journey into Wayang (Indonesian shadow puppets).
At the IPinCH Working Group Co-chair, Steering Committee and Advisors Meeting, Dave Schaepe, partner representative from the Stó:lo Research and Resource Management Centre, gave an excellent presentation illustrating IP issues in cultural heritage in the Stó:lo community.
This presentation, outlining the IPinCH research project, was created by Steering Committee members George Nicholas and John Welch for the 2008 NATHPO meeting. D. Bambi Kraus, NATHPO Executive Director and IPinCH Partner Representative, included the presentation in the meeting registration package. She also included the IPinCH brochure. The meeting was September 24 - 27, 2008, in Washington, D.C.