Event Title

Asserting Self-Determination over Cultural Property: Moving Towards Protection of Genetic Material & Indigenous Knowledge

Speaker

Debra Harry

Streaming Media

Description

In the face of globalization and diminishing natural resources, Indigenous knowledge and biodiversity is regarded as a vast untapped market by both private and governmental researchers. Dr. Harry will discuss the fundamental conflicts between Indigenous worldviews and values and the globalizing forces that seek to force nature and Indigenous knowledge systems into the global market. She will critique how international forums, including the Convention on Biological Diversity and the World Intellectual Property Organization are developing new global standards. Will the standards facilitate the commodification of genetic resources and Indigenous knowledge or promote true conservation and sustainable use? Advocacy efforts are centered upon Indigenous peoples’ right of self-determination and within a human rights framework.

About the Lecturer: Debra Harry, Ph.D. (Kooyooee Dukaddo), member of Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe in Nevada, Executive Director of the Indigenous Peoples Council on Biocolonialism

Document Type

Event

Start Date

6-10-2010 12:00 PM

End Date

6-10-2010 1:15 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Keywords

Cultural property, Indigenous knowledge, Biodiversity

Rights

This resources is displayed for educational purposes only and may be subject to U.S. and international copyright laws.

Language

English

Format

video/mp4

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Oct 6th, 12:00 PM Oct 6th, 1:15 PM

Asserting Self-Determination over Cultural Property: Moving Towards Protection of Genetic Material & Indigenous Knowledge

Fairhaven College Auditorium

In the face of globalization and diminishing natural resources, Indigenous knowledge and biodiversity is regarded as a vast untapped market by both private and governmental researchers. Dr. Harry will discuss the fundamental conflicts between Indigenous worldviews and values and the globalizing forces that seek to force nature and Indigenous knowledge systems into the global market. She will critique how international forums, including the Convention on Biological Diversity and the World Intellectual Property Organization are developing new global standards. Will the standards facilitate the commodification of genetic resources and Indigenous knowledge or promote true conservation and sustainable use? Advocacy efforts are centered upon Indigenous peoples’ right of self-determination and within a human rights framework.

About the Lecturer: Debra Harry, Ph.D. (Kooyooee Dukaddo), member of Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe in Nevada, Executive Director of the Indigenous Peoples Council on Biocolonialism