Think Before You Appropriate is a practical guide for creators and designers to develop responsible and respectful relationships when working with Indigenous peoples in order to avoid misappropriation. The guide provides comprehensive examples and identifies the impacts and risks for companies and communities when working together.
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Think Before You Appropriate was published by IPinCH. The Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage (IPinCH) project is an international research initiative based at Simon Fraser University, in British Columbia, Canada. Their work explores rights, values, and responsibilities tied to material culture, cultural knowledge and heritage.