INDIGI LAB supports proper protocols in relation to Indigenous Cultural Intellectual Property when producing any projects and content and it is fundamental to establish the two key principles for understanding protocols, which are:
- Respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and heritage, including recognition of Indigenous Cultural Intellectual Property rights, maintenance of cultural integrity and respect for beliefs; and
- Respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals and communities
- In addition the Arts Law Centre of Australia identifies a set of ICIP rights as being:
- Right to ensure that traditional laws and customary obligations are respected;
- Right to be paid for use of your ICIP;
- Right to full and proper attribution or naming of the community connected with the work;
- Right to protect traditional knowledge and sacred cultural material;
- Right to prevent insulting, offensive and misleading uses of ICIP in all media;
- Right to control the recording of cultural customs and expressions, and language which may be essential to cultural identity; knowledge, skill and teaching about indigenous culture.
The importance of appropriate capturing of language, culture and identity through acknowledgement of ICIP processes can’t be under-estimated. INDIGI LAB is committed to developing opportunities for Australia’s First Peoples built upon the needs and aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and key stakeholders.