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.
2. In conjunction with indigenous peoples, States shall take effective measures to recognize and protect the exercise of these rights.
From Article 31 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).
Dr Tahu Kukutai (Te Mana Raraunga)
Te Ritorito 2017: 'Understanding indigenous data sovereignty: Opportunities and challenges for whānau, hapū and iwi wellbeing"
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