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ALC 15 year strategic plan 2012-2027



ALC 15 year strategic plan 2012-2027


Anindilyakwa Land Council


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Anindilyakwa Land Council (N.T.) -- Periodicals; Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Groote Eylandt -- Periodicals

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ALC 15 year Strategic Plan 7. Goal C: Develop a Living Cultural Economy 97 provide adequately resourced bilingual school education programs for Indigenous communities from the earliest years of learning, where the childs first language is in an Indigenous language. Notwithstanding the views about the benefits of bilingual education, there is a severe shortfall in funding, resources and support for the teaching and learning of Indigenous languages. The ALC will advocate for the reintroduction of a rich bilingual education program in all Anindilyakwa communities. It is proposed that Groote Eylandt Linguistics will work with trainers in local schools to deliver bilingual education. Bilingual education programs in areas as diverse as employment, education, literacy and the arts should be made available for Anindilyakwa people right through adulthood. ACTIONS: 109. Lobby for strong bilingual education programs in all Anindilyakwa communities. 110. Work in partnership with schools to develop and deliver first language programs and resources. 7.5 PROTECT LOCAL KNOWLEDGE As new culture-based industries are explored and developed and traditional information is transferred into digital formats, the ownership, distribution and use of traditional materials and knowledge must be protected. By protecting this Intellectual Property (IP) with trademarks, design registrations, copyrighting and patents, Anindilyakwa goods and services become even more valuable. IP rights will be essential to growing cultural enterprise on Groote Eylandt. More importantly, IP also protects Anindilyakwa culture and products (including stories, dance, languages, symbols, crafts, cosmology, medicinal and environmental knowledge) and gives Anindilyakwa people the ability to profit from them. It is important that the ALC is at the vanguard to protect knowledge that is unique to the Anindilyakwa people. There are several things the ALC needs to consider on behalf of the Anindilyakwa community if entering into a commercialisation arrangement. The person who has the knowledge within the community must give consent to the knowledge being utilised. It is therefore important that that person is identified. The next thing is to make ensure the consent that is given is an informed consent and that means that the person giving consent understands what they are giving consent about and what the consequences are. And then, the third plank is to ensure that there is a benefit sharing arrangement, which mean that