Australian Indigenous Contemporary Perspectives
· Assessment Description/Focus: Community Case Study Report
· Value: 50 %
· Length: 1,500 words (the word limit does not include the report’s Contents Page)
· Reference Style: CDU Harvard Reference Style. Provide at least 12-13 references in the reference list. For detailed information please visit
· Task: Community case study Report
You may choose one of the networks/institutions/organisations that you identified as sites for information in relation to Indigenous know ledges /perspectives provided below and explore its activities in relation to the protection, maintenance and promotion of Indigenous know ledges and perspectives.
Local – Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation (LNAC); Northern Land Council (NLC); Central Land
Council (CLC); Garma Festival of Traditional Cultures; Kimberley Land Council (KLC); Torres Strait
Regional Authority (TSRA)
National – National Congress of Australia’s First Nations Peoples; Lowitja Institute; National
Indigenous Research and Knowledges Networks (NIRAKN); Assembly of First Nations; Australian
Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS); Poche Indigenous Health Network
International – Indigenous Peoples’ Council on Biocolonialism (IPCB); Indigenous Work Group for
Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA); International Alliance of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of the Tropic
Forests; Centre for World Indigenous Studies (CWIS); World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)
This assessment will include:
1. an explanation of what the study is about.
2. a brief background of the network/institution/organisation in relation to the nature of how its active social engagement in policy and advocacy reflects broader Indigenous contemporary perspectives.
3. a highlight of ethics and protocols in accessing and utilising Indigenous knowledges – For example researching and working in Indigenous contexts.
4. how issues of Indigenous human, cultural and intellectual property rights are addressed – refer to and outline relevant guidelines, protocols and laws that protect human, cultural, and intellectual property and copyrights when working in Indigenous contexts.
For ideas to assist with this assessment, you may read a case study on an Indigenous organisation, Kimberley Land Council’s intellectual property and traditional policy by Forster & Janke (2015). Refer to the link below
1. Foster, P and Janke, T 2015, “Keeping cultural knowledge with Indigenous research protocols: A case study on the Kimberley land council’s intellectual property and traditional knowledge policy”, Indigenous Law Bulletin, vol. 8, no. 18, pp. 17-20.
In addition to this reading, you Must look at the following references in relation to ‘Practising ethical and cultural protocols in Indigenous contexts’ for your case study report:
2. Aguirre, BV & Tualima, H 2017, Protect and promote your culture; A practical guide to intellectual property for Indigenous people and local community,World Intellectual Property Organisation, https://www.wipo.int/edocs/pubdocs/en/wipo_pub_1048.pdf
3. Janke, T 2010, Who owns story,Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies,https://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/docs/asp/who-owns-story.pdf
4. Janke, T 2009, Writing up indigenous research,http://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/7bf9b4_a05f0ce9808346daa4601f975b652f0b.pdf
5. Janke, T 1998, Our culture: our future report on Australian Indigenous cultural and intellectual property rights,http://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/7bf9b4_2740d8cff7d24320b70f8a34015f9a53.pdf
6. World Intellectual Property Organisation n.d., What is intellectual property?, https://www.wipo.int/edocs/pubdocs/en/intproperty/450/wipo_pub_450.pdf
· Presentation:Give your study a title, and you must present it in a Formal Report format. Please read the file attached to it for detailed Requirement about this report.
· Assessment Criteria
1. Correct presentation format – Report (5%)
2. Clearly and concisely construct an argument (15%)
3. Demonstrate critical engagement with the topic (15%)
4. Use of correct sentence structure, spelling, and grammar (10%)
5. Correct use of CDU Harvard Referencing Style – in-text and reference list (5%)