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Asserting cultural interests through the law: issues and innovations

Chapter


Abstract


  • While well-intentioned people may generally agree that Indigenous peoples' culture should be respected, precisely what this means is far from clear. Australia's 700,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander citizens ('Indigenous Australians') are culturally diverse, with around 250 distinct language groups recorded to date. Different individuals and groups may have different interests in relation to their culture. Examples include the maintenance of culture, the development of culture within a traditional context, the capacity to secure socio-economic opportunities and the right to make decisions about culture. Each interest involves different issues, and recognition of some may come at a cost to others.

UOW Authors


  •   Aseron, Johnnie (external author)
  •   Dr Kylie Lingard
  •   McLaughlin, Chris (external author)
  •   Williams, Jacqueline (external author)
  •   Martin, Paul (external author)
  •   Greymorning, Neyooxet (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • J. Aseron, K. Lingard, C. McLaughlin, J. Williams, P. Martin & N. Greymorning, 'Asserting cultural interests through the law: issues and innovations' in N. P. Stoianoff(ed), Indigenous Knowledge Forum – Comparative Systems for Recognising and Protecting Indigenous Knowledge and Culture (2017) 69-96.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780409340662

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/2893

Book Title


  • Indigenous Knowledge Forum – Comparative Systems for Recognising and Protecting Indigenous Knowledge and Culture

Start Page


  • 69

End Page


  • 96

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • While well-intentioned people may generally agree that Indigenous peoples' culture should be respected, precisely what this means is far from clear. Australia's 700,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander citizens ('Indigenous Australians') are culturally diverse, with around 250 distinct language groups recorded to date. Different individuals and groups may have different interests in relation to their culture. Examples include the maintenance of culture, the development of culture within a traditional context, the capacity to secure socio-economic opportunities and the right to make decisions about culture. Each interest involves different issues, and recognition of some may come at a cost to others.

UOW Authors


  •   Aseron, Johnnie (external author)
  •   Dr Kylie Lingard
  •   McLaughlin, Chris (external author)
  •   Williams, Jacqueline (external author)
  •   Martin, Paul (external author)
  •   Greymorning, Neyooxet (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • J. Aseron, K. Lingard, C. McLaughlin, J. Williams, P. Martin & N. Greymorning, 'Asserting cultural interests through the law: issues and innovations' in N. P. Stoianoff(ed), Indigenous Knowledge Forum – Comparative Systems for Recognising and Protecting Indigenous Knowledge and Culture (2017) 69-96.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780409340662

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/2893

Book Title


  • Indigenous Knowledge Forum – Comparative Systems for Recognising and Protecting Indigenous Knowledge and Culture

Start Page


  • 69

End Page


  • 96

Place Of Publication


  • Australia