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TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE IS ETERNAL
Knowledge and Culture Sharing in Indigenous Communities

Two-day Cultural Meeting

10 - 11 December 2012, Citigate Central, Sydney

MASTERCLASS LEADERS:
Philip Obah, Chief Executive Officer, Wadja Traditional Knowledge Centre Corporation Victor Jose, Consultant, Wadja Traditional Knowledge Centre Corporation Sally Hariata McKean, Lecturer in Maori Studies, Lincoln University (New Zealand) Eliesa BS Tuiloma, IPR/TK/TCE/Medical Laws and Policies Consultant, Bless (Fiji) Consultants; former Legal Consultant to Pacific Island Forum/ WIPO/EU TK and TCE Policies and Legislations Project - Fiji, Vanuatu, Kiribati

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Wadja Traditional Knowledge Centre Corporation University of Canberra Bless (Fiji) Consultants

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Traditional Knowledge is Eternal
Knowledge and Culture Sharing in Indigenous Communities
Indigenous culture and Traditional knowledge are a critical part of the heritage and identity of a nation. Transmission of Traditional knowledge, information and culture, through both established and emerging knowledge systems and practices is vital for cultural continuity and identity. This two-day masterclass brings together passionate speakers from Australia, New Zealand and Fiji with extensive real world experience to explore the critical issues of community engagement, cultural awareness, understanding and respecting Traditional knowledge and building an ongoing knowledge sharing partnership. • Understanding and engaging with Traditional culture and communities • Sustaining, transferring and protecting Traditional knowledge • Developing effective strategies, policies and conservation methods for Traditional knowledge • Extending collaborative partnerships across organisations and communities • Engaging Indigenous communities and supporting local action in heritage and traditional knowledge retention

Day One
8:30 9:00 Registration and refreshments Chairperson’s opening remarks and traditional welcoming John Gilroy, Lecturer Indigenous Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney 9.10 Welcome to Country Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council 9:20 Roundtable discussion panel: In this session, delegates will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and create a goal for the masterclass. We will then engage in a highly interactive discussion with the panel laying out the themes of the next two days. Staring points: ó ó ó Understanding Traditional knowledge and why it is important Promoting cultural awareness and understanding Examining the difficulties and controversies of Traditional knowledge use, sharing and preservation 3:15 3:45 Afternoon networking and refreshments Community consultation and engagement ó ó ó Fostering cultural awareness and understanding of community values Engaging with a community in a respectful and appropriate way Building a long term community partnership for mutual benefit

Eliesa BS Tuiloma, IPR/TK/TCE/Medical Laws and Policies Consultant, Bless (Fiji) Consultants; former Legal Consultant to Pacific Island Forum/WIPO/EU TK and TCE Policies and Legislations Project - Fiji, Vanuatu, Kiribati

Mr Eliesa BS Tuiloma is an oral surgeon and a lawyer, with specialise LLM in international comparative law and policies of intellectual property from Queen Mary University of London.
Mr Tuiloma speaks and shares his experience on legislative and policies development of intellectual property and trade at international seminars and conferences, had taught at law school, Secretary for Justice, sit on the Bench as a Resident Magistrate and Registrar of the Supreme Court, Medical Tribunal, Patent and Trade Mark Opposition Tribunal, Registrar Trademarks, Registrar Patents and Design, Registrar of Companies and Official Receiver, Technical Trade Adviser to Fiji –EU EPA Trade Negotiation until initialling and to the Republic of Nauru for the PACER and PICTA on TMNP. As a former Administrator General and Registrar of Companies in Fiji, he has extensive experience in companies incorporations and due diligence, winding up and receivership. He also has extensive experience in legal and policy advice and litigations for governments in all his areas of legal specialities and civil law in general while he was Principal Legal Officer and then Deputy Permanent Secretary for Justice (Fiji) and Secretary for Justice in the Republic of Nauru. As an Intellectual Property and Traditional Knowledge Consultant, Mr Tuiloma had drafted Fiji, Vanuatu and Kiribati Traditional Knowledge Laws and Policies. As a person with innovative and enterprise focus, he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce (FRSA), London. 5:00 Discussion: What have we learned today? How should we begin tomorrow?

DISCUSSION PANEL:

Philip Obah, Chief Executive Officer, Wadja Traditional Knowledge Centre Aboriginal Corporation Victor Jose, Consultant, Wadja Traditional Knowledge Centre Aboriginal Corporation

Sally Hariata McKean, Lecturer in Māori Studies, Lincoln University Eliesa BS Tuiloma, IPR/TK/TCE/Medical Laws and Policies Consultant, Bless (Fiji) Consultants; former Legal Consultant to Pacific Island Forum/WIPO/EU TK and TCE Policies and Legislations Project - Fiji, Vanuatu, Kiribati

10:45 11:15

Morning networking and refreshments How to preserve, promote and protect Traditional Knowledge (TK) and Traditional Cultural Expressions (TCE) ó ó ó ó Considering the issues involved in TK and TCE Building a respectful and appropriate preservation strategy Strategies for protecting TK and TCE in the long term Developing ongoing relationships with communities to promote TK and TCE

Eliesa BS Tuiloma, IPR/TK/TCE/Medical Laws and Policies Consultant, Bless (Fiji) Consultants; former Legal Consultant to Pacific Island Forum/WIPO/EU TK and TCE Policies and Legislations Project - Fiji, Vanuatu, Kiribati
12:45 1:45 Networking Lunch An introduction to Cultural Mapping ó ó ó Understanding the cultural mapping process Recognising cultural assets within a Traditional community Research methods and tools for successful cultural mapping

Eliesa BS Tuiloma, IPR/TK/TCE/Medical Laws and Policies Consultant, Bless (Fiji) Consultants; former Legal Consultant to Pacific Island Forum/WIPO/EU TK and TCE Policies and Legislations Project - Fiji, Vanuatu, Kiribati

Eliesa BS Tuiloma, IPR/TK/TCE/Medical Laws and Policies Consultant, Bless (Fiji) Consultants; former Legal Consultant to Pacific Island Forum/WIPO/EU TK and TCE Policies and Legislations Project - Fiji, Vanuatu, Kiribati
5:15 END OF DAY ONE

Day Two
8:30 9:00 Registration and refreshments Chairperson’s opening remarks John Gilroy, Lecturer Indigenous Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney 9:15 Building ongoing community partnerships ó Case study: Engagement with Traditional communities from a research perspective ó Improving cultural awareness and your engagement strategy when working with a community group on an ongoing project Sally Hariata McKean, Lecturer in Māori Studies, Lincoln University Morning networking and refreshments Traditional knowledge sharing, retention and transfer: a Maori perspective ó Looking at Traditional knowledge from a Maori perspective ó Promoting knowledge sharing and transfer within the community ó Methods and tools for retaining Traditional knowledge Sally Hariata McKean, Lecturer in Māori Studies, Lincoln University 3:30 Collaborating with Traditional knowledge holders on research projects ó Recognising and acknowledging Traditional Knowledge Holders in research projects ó Ensuring that your research project gives something back to the community you have been working with ó Improving future collaboration and research projects

Philip Obah, Chief Executive Officer; Victor Jose, Consultant, Wadja Traditional Knowledge Centre Aboriginal Corporation
is a Senior Law Man and founder of the Wadja Traditional Knowledge Centre Aboriginal Corporation. He develops programs and projects and delivers workshops on Traditional Knowledge. He facilitates access to participate in Traditional Ceremonies. He is also engaged in voluntary work to assist in community welfare, well-being Issues, social Action, building individual and community capacity. He is conducting research into Traditional Aboriginal methods of approach to community development. Philip has a background in working with government agencies to promote Indigenous recruitment.

Philip Obah

10:45 11:30

is a lecturer in Maori Studies at Lincoln University (New Zealand). She leads the Te Whanake Kaupapa Māori Unit, and advises on Kaupapa Māori development within the Faculty of Environment, Society and Design. Sally also manages, oversees and monitors Māori student support within the Faculty. Her research interests include Traditional knowledge sharing, retention and transfer; what 'Being Māori' means in the 21st Century; the harmonisation of Māori language teaching-techniques with students learning techniques; the effects of urbanisation on Māori kin relationships Tikanga Māori; and community engagement and cultural awareness. Sally is a member of the Ngati Ranginui; Te Arawa Waka/Ngati Uenukukopako iwi. 12:45 1:45 Networking Lunch Developing a process to improve Indigenous intellectual property rights ó Understanding the issues of Traditional knowledge ownership and property rights ó Building a respectful framework for the use of Traditional Knowledge in collaboration with the community

Sally Hariata McKean

Victor Jose works in collaboration with Philip Obah at the Wadja Traditional Knowledge Centre Aboriginal Corporation.
Interactive Discussion: What have we learned? Where are we going? What will we do next? To ensure that the knowledge and learning developed over the last two days does not get left behind, we will discuss how to take what you have learned over the past two days and put it into action in your own organisation. We will also develop a plan of action for our next forum in 2013; we welcome everyone’s thoughts and input on how to keep the conversation going and what still needs to address. ó ó ó ó What have we learned and how far have we come? How will you implement the past two days of learning into your organisation? How will we keep the conversation about Traditional knowledge alive? What issues still need to be addressed at the next Traditional knowledge forum in April 2013?

5:00

5:15

END OF CULTURAL MEETING

Philip Obah, Chief Executive Officer; Victor Jose, Consultant, Wadja Traditional Knowledge Centre Aboriginal Corporation
3:00 Afternoon refreshments and networking

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