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Introduction to Intellectual Property Issues: Protecting Indigenous Knowledge

The workshop will provide the context for Canada’s examination of it intellectual property framework in relation to its commitment to respect and protect Indigenous knowledge.  Compelled by the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People, Canada’s process of reconciliation, and international initiatives,  participants will consider Canada’s Copyright Act and examine the characteristics of Indigenous knowledge, such as fixation, subject matter, duration, authorship, and explore various approaches to respecting and protecting Indigenous in the context of the law and policy priorities. Participants will develop a brief intervention that considers legislative and non-legislative approaches in proposing an approach to intellectual property that respects and recognizes Indigenous intellectual property rights.  

Outcomes: Participants will begin to begin to understand the context and complexities of protecting Indigenous knowledge within the national and international intellectual property framework.

Should you fail to withdraw 48+ hours in advance, thereby preventing your colleagues on the waitlist from filling in your spot, your library account will be charged $10 per missed workshop.  Please note, it is your responsibility to sign next to your name on the attendance sheet for each workshop session.  A blank signature spot will result in a penalty charge.

Instructors: Victoria Owen, Information Policy Scholar-Practitioner, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, Camille Callison, Learning and Organizational Development Librarian & Cultural Activist, University of Manitoba

Location: Bissell Building, 140 St George Street, Fifth Floor, 538

Thursday, January 31, 2019
4:15pm - 6:15pm
Inforum Library
St. George (Downtown) Campus
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Kathleen Scheaffer