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In Conversation with Dr Terri Janke


Tuesday 6 July 12:00pm-1:00pm AEST (And available for four weeks after for ticket holders)


Free for members | Free for non-members

Event Type

In Conversation

All of our online events are recorded and available for four weeks, so if you can’t make it live, register anyway we’ll sent you the video later.


In the mid-90s, the Indigenous arts scene exploded. First Nations art was popping up everywhere (including copies and fakes) and the international arts industry was taking notice. But it wasn’t the artists sharing their culture who were making the money – instead it was the dealers and gallery owners – most of whom were non-Indigenous.

At the time, Dr Terri Janke, a Wuthathi and Meriam woman, was studying law and decided she was going to spend her career empowering and supporting First Nations people to maintain and control their intellectual property – their arts, songs, stories, knowledge and culture. She is now an international authority on Indigenous cultural and intellectual property and in 2000, set up the law firm Terri Janke and Company, now the oldest and largest Indigenous law firm in the country.

We’re honoured Dr Terri is joining us this NAIDOC Week, to share a conversation around the 2021 NAIDOC Week theme, Heal Country. An invitation to us all to embrace and respect First Nations’ cultural knowledge and understanding of Country as part of Australia’s national heritage.

Dr Terri has just published True Tracks, a ground-breaking work that paves the way for respectful and ethical engagement with Indigenous cultures. No matter what industry you work in, you should be asking yourself questions like, ‘what Indigenous materials and knowledge am I using?’ and ‘How will this affect and involve Indigenous communities?’ Join us for this free event and learn important guidelines you can follow from Dr Terri that will benefit us all.




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