World Intellectual Property Organization

Indigenous and Local Community Experiences

Presentations delivered by a panel of representatives of indigenous and local communities at the beginning of sessions of the WIPO Intergovernmental Committee.

These presentations are a rich source of information on the experiences, concerns and aspirations of indigenous and local communities concerning the protection, promotion and preservation of traditional knowledge, traditional cultural expressions and genetic resources.

Country/Territory Presentation Title / Presenter Date
Panama Temas transversales a los conocimientos tradicionales, las expresiones culturales tradicionales y recursos genéticos
Mr. Marcial Arias, Policy Advisor, Asociación Kunas Unidos por Napguana (KUNA)
July 7, 2014
United States of America Indigenous Perspectives on Cross-Cutting Issues in the WIPO IGC
Ms. Dalee Sambo Dorough, Chair, United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
July 7, 2014
Colombia Indigenous Peoples’ “right to maintain, control, protect and develop their intellectual property” under Article 31 of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Mrs. Edith Bastidas, Legal Advisor of Centro de Promoción y Desarrollo Indígena y Social Yanapanakuy, Nariño
March 24, 2014
United States of America Indigenous Peoples’ “right to maintain, control, protect and develop their intellectual property” under Article 31 of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Mr. Preston Hardison, Policy Analyst for the Tulalip Tribes of Washington, Washington
March 24, 2014
Russian Federation Indigenous Peoples’ “right to maintain, control, protect and develop their intellectual property” under Article 31 of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Mr. Pavel Sulyandziga, President of Batani Fund and member of the UN Working Group on the Issue of Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and other Business Enterprises, Moscow
March 24, 2014
Australia Indigenous Peoples' Perspectives on "...the right to maintain, control, protect and develop their intellectual property over...traditional knowledge..."
Mr. Robert Leslie Malezer, Co-Chair, National Congress of Australia's First Peoples
April 22, 2013
Kenya Indigenous Peoples' Perspectives on "...the right to maintain, control, protect and develop their intellectual property over...traditional knowledge..."
Ms. Lucy Mulenkei, Executive Director of the Indigenous Information Network (IIN)
April 22, 2013
United States of America Indigenous Peoples' Perspectives on "...the right to maintain, control, protect and develop their intellectual property over...traditional knowledge..."
Mr. Preston Hardison, Natural Resources Treaty Rights Policy Analyst for the Tulalip Tribes of Washington
April 22, 2013
Australia Free, prior and informed consent: Experiences in the fields of Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions
Mr. Russell TAYLOR, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Canberra
May 3, 2010
Bangladesh Customary Law and Practices of the Indigenous Communities of Bangladesh: the Case of Garo Community
Mr. Muhammad Nurul Huda, Director, Bangla Academy
November 30, 2006
Bangladesh Experiences from Bangladesh
Mr. Dewan MOHD ABED, Organization for Social Action and Development (OSAD)
June 29, 2009
Bangladesh Experiences from Bangladesh
Mr. Prasad MAZUNDER, OSAD & DIIP
December 7, 2009
Brazil The Role of the Public Domain Concept
Mrs. Lucia Fernanda Inacio Belfort, Instituto Indigena Brasilero da Propiedade Intellectual (INBRAPI)
December 6, 2010
Cameroon Experiences from Cameroon
Mr. Musa Usman NDAMBA, Mbororo-Fulani Pastoralists of Cameroon
December 7, 2009
Cameroon Free, prior and informed consent: Experiences in the fields of Genetic Resourses, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions
Ms. Haman HAJARA, African Indigenous Women's Organisation, Central African Network, Yaoundé
May 3, 2010
Canada Experiences from Canada
Mr. J. Wilton LITTLECHILD, Littlechild Law Office
June 6, 2005
Canada The Role of the Public Domain Concept
Mr. Gregory Younging, Creative Rights Alliance
December 6, 2010
Ecuador Estudio Regional en los Países Andinos
Sr. Rodrigo DE LA CRUZ, Consultor Regional Indígena Países Andinos, Regional Office for South America, The World Conservation Union (IUCN)
November 30, 2006
Indonesia The Role of the Public Domain Concept
Mrs. Miranda Risang Ayu Palar, Legong Keraton Peliatan
December 6, 2010
Indonesia Experiences from Indonesia
Mr. Yanuar Nugroho, Indonesian Traditional Wisdom Network
June 6, 2005
Kenya Experiences from Kenya
Mr. Johnson OLE KAUNGA, Honorary Project Advisor for the Maasai Cultural Heritage
April 24, 2006
Kenya A Case of the Laikipia Maasai in Kenya
Mr. John OLE TINGOI
July 3, 2007
Kenya A Brief Account on the Work of the Elmolo Eco-Tourism Rights and Development Forum Among the Elmolo Indigenous People of Lake Turkana, Northern Kenya
Mrs. Cristiana LOUWA, Elmolo Eco-Tourism, Rights and Development Forum
October 13, 2008
Kenya Experiences from the WIPO Pilot Training Program on Intellectual Property and Cultural Documentation
Ms. Ann SINTOYIA TOME, Maasai Cultural Heritage Foundation
October 13, 2008
New Zealand Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources:  What is at Stake for Indigenous Peoples
Mrs. Hema Broad, Director, Nga Kaiawhina a Wai 262 (NK262)
February 3, 2014
Nigeria The Role of the Public Domain Concept
Mrs. Dora Ogboi, West Africa Coalition for Indigenous peoples rights (WACIPR)
December 6, 2010
Nigeria Lost in Transition: Traditional Healers of South East Nigeria and the Delegitimization of Traditional Knowledge and Cultural Expressions in the age of Modernity
Mr. Ikechi MGBEOJI, Associate Professor, Osgood Hall Law School
November 30, 2006
Nordic Countries Experiences from the Nordic Countries
Mr. Mattias ÅHRÉN, Head, Human Rights Unit, Saami Council,
November 2, 2011
Norway Free, prior and informed consent: Experiences in the fields of Genetic Resourses, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions
Mr. Mattias AHRÉN, Saami Council, Tromsö
May 3, 2010
Panama Propiedad Intelectual y Recursos Genéticos: ¿Que está en el juego para pueblos indígenas?
Mr. Marcial Arias Garcia, Policy Advisor, Fundación para la Promoción del Conocimiento Tradicional (FPCT)
February 3, 2014
Papua New Guinea A South Pacific Perspective: the Case of Bindeku/Kamaneku Tribes of the Highlands Region of Papua New Guinea
Mr. Alphonse KAMBU, Director, Ishikawa International Cooperation Research Centre (IICRC)
June 6, 2005
Peru Experiences from Peru
Mr. Alejandro Argumedo, International Coordinator, Quechua-Aymara Association for Sustainable Communities and Indigenous Peoples’ Biodiversity Network
June 6, 2005
Peru El Conocimiento Tradicional en la Visión Indígena
Tarcila RIVERA-ZEA, Presidente, Centro de Culturas Indigenas
November 30, 2006
Peru Consentimiento Fundamentado Previo y Libre: Experiencias Comunitarias en las Esferas de los Recursos Genéticos, los Conocimientos Tradicionales y las Expresiones Culturales Tradicionales
Mr. Cesar SARASARA, Alternativa de Desarrollo Amazónico (ALDEA), Lima
May 3, 2010
Philippines The Experience of Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines
Ms. Jeannette CANSING SERRANO, Chairperson, National Commission on Indigenous Peoples
April 24, 2006
Philippines Applying Practical Lessons of Community Experience
Mr. Arthuso MALO-AI, Mamacila Apo Ginopakan Higaonon Tribal Council Inc.
October 13, 2008
Russian Federation Experiences from the Russian Federation
Mr. Rodion SULYANDZIGA, Raipon
December 7, 2009
Solomon Islands The Role of the Public Domain Concept
Mr. Francis Waleanisia, Ministry of Culture and Tourism
December 6, 2010
Sudan Applying the Practical Lessons of Community Experience
Mrs. Fawsia YOUSIF GLALELDIN, Sudanese Association for Archiving Knowledge (SUDAAK)
February 25, 2008
Ukraine Experiences from Ukraine
Mr. Nadir BEKIROV, President, Research and Support of Indigenous Peoples of Crimea Foundation
June 6, 2005
Ukraine Free, prior and informed consent: Experiences in the fields of Genetic Resourses, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions
Ms. Gulnara ABBASOVA, Foundation for Research and Support of Indigenous Peoples of Crimea, Crimean Tatar Community, Simferopol
May 3, 2010
United States of America Experiences from the United States of America
Mr. Terry WILLIAMS, Tulalip Tribes of Washington
June 29, 2009
United States of America Experiences from the United States of America
Mr. Preston HARDISON, Tulalip Tribes of Washington
December 7, 2009
United States of America Experiences from the United States of America
Ms. Debra HARRY, Indigenous Peoples Council on Biocolonialism
December 7, 2009
United States of America Free, prior and informed consent: Experiences in the fields of Genetic Resourses, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions
Dr. Debra HARRY, Indigenous Peoples Council on Biocolonism, Nixon
May 3, 2010
United States of America Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources: What Is at Stake for Indigenous Peoples
Mr. James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
February 3, 2014
Vanuatu Experiences from Vanuatu
Mr. Ralph REGENVANU, Director, Vanuatu Cultural Centre
April 24, 2006
Zambia Experiences from Zambia
Ms. Elisabeth Mulenje Chombo NKOMESHYA, Cheftainess Mukamambo II, Traditional Chief, Food Technology Research Unit, National Institute for Scientific and Industrial Research
June 6, 2005

 

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