Indigenous Knowledge Forum 2014
Key Theme: Comparative Systems for Recognising and Protecting Indigenous Knowledge and Culture
This Forum brought together key speakers from around the globe representing those nations with either existing legal frameworks or nations in the midst of developing such regimes for the protection of Indigenous knowledge and culture. IKF2 facilitated dialogue and discussion, and information exchange bringing together government officials, decision makers, scholars, and especially Indigenous and local peoples’ representatives. The Forum spanned plenary and concurrent sessions, workshops and open forum with key speakers such as Professor Yu Xiang from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan China and Leota Theresa Potoi, Executive Director, Samoa Law Reform Commission.
At this Forum the outcomes of the project entitled Recognising and Protecting Indigenous Knowledge associated with Natural Resource Management, were delivered in a White Paper to the Office of Environment and Heritage, New South Wales.
The 2014 forum was a joint venture between UTS and NWLLS
The Indigenous Knowledge Forum gratefully acknowledges the sponsors of the Indigenous Knowledge Forum: