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Traditional knowledge guardianship

Traditional knowledge is a valuable and sacred asset that needs to be secured and safeguarded properly. ESS have worked with many Indigenous groups throughout Australia to implement a practical set of tools to assist them to protect their rights and interests in traditional knowledge (in whatever form, such as in stories, ceremonies, songs and through traditional ecological practices).

The tools designed by ESS make sure that traditional knowledge can be managed and governed in a way that protects these interests, and respects cultural values. It also provides some broader guidance about knowledge guardianship in the community.

Key features:

  • Protection of rights to traditional knowledge in the interests of Indigenous knowledge holders
  • Knowledge guardianship in accordance with local cultural protocols

Projects using Traditional knowledge guardianship:

Gawler RangesĀ Aboriginal Corporation

Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation