Increasingly public heritage institutions are developing policies and protocols that are responsive to Indigenous interests and access, the care and handling of materials, and cultural and intellectual property considerations.
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples - Article 31
1. Indigenous peoples have the right to maintain, control, protect and develop their cultural heritage, traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions, as well as the manifestations of their sciences, technologies and cultures, including human and genetic resources, seeds, medicines, knowledge of the properties of fauna and flora, oral traditions, literatures, designs, sports and traditional games and visual and performing arts. They also have the right to maintain, control, protect and develop their intellectual property over such cultural heritage, traditional knowledge, and traditional cultural expressions. - UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 2007.
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Intellectual Property and the Safeguarding of Traditional Cultures: Legal issues and practical options for Museums, Libraries and Archives. Written for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) by Molly Torsen and Jane Anderson. (2010).
Keeping cultures alive: Archives and Indigenous cultural and intellectual property rights. By Terri Janke and Livia Iacovino. (2012).
Australian Indigenous Knowledge and Libraries Martin Nakata & Marcia Langton, editors (2005) [pdf]