True Tracks: respecting Indigenous Knowledge and Culture

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July 1, 2021
New South Books
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Indigenous cultures are not terra nullius - nobody's land, free to be taken.

True Tracks is a ground-breaking work that paves the way for the respectful and ethical engagement with Indigenous knowledges and cultures. Combining real-world cases and personal stories, award-winning Meriam/Wuthathi lawyer Dr Terri Janke draws on twenty years of professional experience to inform and inspire leaders across many industries; from art and architecture, to film and publishing, dance, science and tourism.

How will your project affect and involve Indigenous communities?

What Indigenous materials and knowledge are you using?

Who owns Indigenous languages?

True Tracks helps answer these questions and many more, and provides invaluable guidelines that enable Indigenous peoples to actively practise, manage and strengthen their cultural life and empower future generations.

If we keep our tracks true, Indigenous culture and knowledge can benefit everyone.

'Whether you're a black CEO making an encrypted ledger for an art co-op, or a white soccer mum making a multicultural Halloween costume, this book might spare you a lot of heartache down the track.' - Tyson Yunkaporta

'The definitive guide to producing, telling, showing, and making Australia.' -Tara June Winch

'Terri Janke's book is the answer to the grand cultural theft perpetrated on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples over more than two centuries.' - Marcia Langton

'True Tracks provides an authoritative guide that simplifies complex laws and cultural protocols, providing examples for those working in many sectors to enact key principles for Indigenous engagement, including respect and self-determination.' - Anita Heiss