Ms Terri Janke

PhD scholar

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Topic or working title

‘Indigenous governance and cultural property: towards a framework for national guidelines and beneficiary arrangements.’

Abstract or summary

Terri's thesis explores options for an Australian legal and political framework of recognition and protection of Indigenous cultural and intellectual property rights.

Panel members and positions

Primary Supervisor and Panel Chair:
Professor Mick Dodson, Director of NCIS and Professor at the ANU College of Law.


  • TBA


Terri enrolled as a PhD candidate with NCIS in February 2008. She is an Indigenous lawyer and the author of an important report on cultural and intellectual property rights, as well as ‘Minding Culture: Case Studies on Intellectual Property & Traditional Cultural Expressions’ prepared for the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). Her first novel, Butterfly Song, was published in 2005 and reprinted in 2007.

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