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Law Way®: From Bush to Business – Tips for Indigenous Producers of Bush Products

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Law Way® Sessions:

Law Way® Sessions is a series of conversations curated and hosted by Dr. Terri Janke. Dive into the latest insights from speakers with in-depth knowledge and expertise. Our sessions are designed to empower participants with the knowledge to make informed decision, tackle real-world challenges and address pressing issues with confidence. Elevate your legal knowledge with us.

From Bush to Business

From finger limes to lemon myrtle tea, wattle seed cake to mamarra soap, bush products are increasingly in demand across Australia and indeed internationally. This growth brings opportunities for Indigenous Peoples to benefit socially, economically and environmentally from their traditional practices. However, it also opens doors to exploitation and misappropriation. How can Indigenous producers of bush products protect their Intellectual Property, Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property, and Cultural Knowledge? Join Dr Terri Janke and Senior Associate Anika Valenti in a discussion on these important questions and more in our next Law Way® Session.

Who should attend?

  • First Nations community groups and corporations working on Country
  • Indigenous entrepreneurs and bush products businesses
  • Indigenous and non-Indigenous people interest in the native food and botanicals industry
  • People interested in intellectual property and patent rights for genetic materials
  • Government departments and agencies supporting Indigenous economic development
  • Anyone seeking to use or incorporate native resources into their business or business project.

Your Law Way® Sessions presenters will be:

Dr Terri Janke is a Wuthathi/Yadhaighana and Meriam woman and an international authority on Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP), known for innovating pathways between the non-Indigenous business sector and Indigenous people in business. Terri advises on legal matters including intellectual property, business law, and governance of Indigenous organisations. She has written leading ICIP Protocols and models for various sectors including the arts, museums, archives, film and business. Terri is the author of True Tracks: Respecting Indigenous Knowledge and Culture.

Anika Valenti is Senior Associate at Terri Janke and Company. She provides a culturally competent and solutions-orientated approach to ensure clients are afforded appropriate legal and best practice protection for their organisations and businesses, their cultural heritage and Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP). Anika is an expert in the laws and regulations relating to Bush Products and has supported the development of practical guides and cultural protocols for First Nations organisations and businesses in the native foods and botanicals industry - see Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development WA Setting up for Success: Bushfoods and Protection of Indigenous Ecological Knowledge for Bushfood Businesses and Victorian Traditional Owner Native Food and Botanicals Cultural Protocol.

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