Traditional Knowledge

Traditional knowledge includes the traditional science, arts, beliefs, knowledge, practices, innovations, spirituality and other forms of cultural experience and expression that belong to Aboriginal communities and which they have an interest in preserving, protecting and ensuring is fairly used. Traditional knowledge is advancing as a key and equal knowledge base in many shared decision-making processes, particularly environmental assessment. We work on a professional and personal manner to ensure that Aboriginal knowledge and science is given the deserving protection and weight in decision making that affects Aboriginal communities.

We have experience in assisting Aboriginal artists, organizations and communities in protecting their traditional knowledge from misuse and misappropriation, whether it is the unauthorized copying of artistic works and designs, the inappropriate or unpaid use of Aboriginal themes and images for commercial purposes, or the expropriation of traditional knowledge without compensation or credit.