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True Tracks

Respecting Indigenous knowledge and culture

Terri Janke



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New South Wales Univ Pres
01 July 2021
Indigenous cultures are not terra nullius - nobody's land, free to be taken.

True Tracks is a groundbreaking work that paves the way for respectful and ethical engagement with Indigenous cultures. Using real-world cases and personal stories, award-winning Meriam/Wuthathi lawyer Dr Terri Janke draws on twenty years of professional experience to inform and inspire people working across many industries - from art and architecture, to film and publishing, dance, science and tourism.

What Indigenous materials and knowledge are you using? How will your project affect and involve Indigenous communities? Are you sharing your profits with those communities?

True Tracks helps answer these questions and many more, and provides invaluable guidelines that enable Indigenous peoples to actively practise, manage and strengthen their cultural life.

If we keep our tracks true, Indigenous culture and knowledge can benefit everyone and empower future generations.

'Dr Terri Janke's True Tracks is a fantastic resource for understanding and engaging with Indigenous art, culture and traditional knowledge.' - Turia Pitt

'Whether you're a black CEO making an encrypted ledger for an art co-op, or a white soccer mum making a multicultural Halloween costume, this book might spare you a lot of heartache down the track.' - Tyson Yunkaporta

'The definitive guide to producing, telling, showing, and making Australia.' - Tara June Winch

'Terri Janke's book is the answer to the grand cultural theft perpetrated on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples over more than two centuries.' - Marcia Langton

'True Tracks provides an authoritative guide that simplifies complex laws and cultural protocols, providing examples for those working in many sectors to enact key principles for Indigenous engagement, including respect and self-determination.' - Anita Heiss
By:   Terri Janke
Imprint:   New South Wales Univ Pres
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
ISBN:   9781742236810
ISBN 10:   1742236812
Pages:   432
Publication Date:   01 July 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Terri Janke is an Indigenous woman with Wuthathi/Meriam heritage. She graduated from UNSW in1995 with a BA LLB. She is the Solicitor Director of Terri Janke and Company, a unique Australian law firm specialising in Indigenous intellectual property and business law. Terri is an international authority on Indigenous Cultural Intellectual Property (ICIP) and has written the leading protocols and ICIP models in the film, arts, museum and archival sector. In 2019, Terri completed a PhD thesis at the Australian National University. Terri has received numerous awards including the 2011 NAIDOC person of the year and the 2019 NSW Women Lawyers Community Lawyer of the Year.

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