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What Is Indigenous Knowledge (Ik)?

Indigenous Knowledge, or ‘IK’ is defined as knowledge held currently and continually developed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Normally, we don’t say ‘traditional’ as it’s important to remember that Indigenous Knowledge is constantly changing and evolving.

Examples of traditional knowledge include:

Examples of ‘indigenous cultural expression’:

Who Owns Traditional Knowledge and Indigenous Cultural Expression?

First Nations people are the guardians and owners of traditional knowledge and Indigenous cultural expression on behalf of their communities.

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