John Minode’e Petoskey on Indigenous Traditional Knowledge Protection

John Minode’e Petoskey has published “International Traditional Knowledge Protection and Indigenous Self Determination” in UCLA Law School’s Indigenous Peoples’ Journal of Law, Culture & Resistance.

An excerpt:

In February 2019, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) issued a “Proposal For a Study by the WIPO Secretariat on Existing Sui Generis Systems For the Protection of Traditional Knowl- edge in WIPO Member States.” This effort is a part of the organization’s ongoing endeavors to assist indigenous people in protecting their Traditional Knowledge (TK) from misappropriation and outright theft. This Comment will answer WIPO’s call by discussing history of indigenous TK in four countries and how the Indian Arts and Crafts Act (IACA) can offer a viable model for TK protection in light of this history.

Indigenous Peoples’ Journal of Law, Culture & Resistance Call for Papers

The Indigenous Peoples’ Journal of Law, Culture & Resistance
(IPJLCR) is accepting submissions for Volume 7, slated to be published in
Winter 2021. Submissions are being accepted until March 1st, 2020.
IPJLCR is a law journal at the University of California Los Angeles
School of Law that is interdisciplinary in nature, consisting of scholarly
articles, legal commentary, poetry, songs, stories, and artwork. We are
soliciting scholarly articles and student comments written about legal issues
important to Indigenous communities in the United States and throughout
the world, as well as works by artists that relate to or comment on legal
issues. We also seek works on issues or aspects of life in Native
communities that are impacted by law, whether tribal law or the laws of
nation-states.

IPJLCR is committed to Native issues, federal Indian law, and tribal
law. Past issues include: writings by Matthew L. M. Fletcher, Naomi Lanoi
Leleto, Robert J. Miller, Robert Alan Hershey, and Geneva E. B. Thompson,
an essay by Joy Harjo on resistance, poetry by Sara Littlecrow-Russel,
Mahealani Kamauu, Lydia Locklear, Tekpatl Tonalyohlotl Kuauhtzin, and
Shawna Shandiin Sunrise, and artwork by Elizabeth Whipple and Nadema
Agard Winyan Luta Red Woman, as well as photography by Anna
Tsouhlarakis, Cathy Hewitt and Rob Wilson, .

Email Submissions to: ipjlcr@lawnet.ucla.edu

Requirements: Each submission should be sent as one Microsoft Word file with
Bluebook formatted citations (20th ed. 2015). Brief bios are required, as well as 12 pt.
Times New Roman typed font, paginated, and should include: your name, address, phone
number, and email address in the header of the first page.

Call for Submissions Winter 2021

New Issue from UCLA’s Indigenous Peoples’ Journal of Law, Culture & Resistance

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Articles

Introduction: Global Dimensions of Indigenous Self-Determination
Maasai Resistance to Cultural Appropriation in Tourism
The Doctrine of Discovery: The International Law of Colonialism
‘Paradigm Wars’ Revisited: New Eyes on Indigenous Peoples’ Resistance to Globalization