Re: Decolonizing Anthropology

Luis Medina (fmedina@PEAK.ORG)
Thu, 2 Feb 1995 20:22:58 -0800

On Wed, 1 Feb 1995, Robert Johnson wrote:
> Proposal #5
> Native Americans must be acknowledged copyright over their
> oral, musical, and ritual traditions including patent on
> aboriginal dress, artistic tradition, and material culture.

Yes and multinationals and other companies should pay for agricultural
genetic resuources developed, and being developed, by native people.
eg potatoes, tomatoes, corn and beans to site just some american eg.'s.
Kellog Nabisco and ADM use this resources without paying a dime to
the original developers of the genetic materials they use.
> Proposal #6
> Native Americans must be given the right to decide the cultural
> context of their traditional cultures.