A publication of posible interest

Tom Greaves (greaves@BUCKNELL.EDU)
Fri, 6 May 1994 12:20:05 -0400

I wanted to bring to your attention the publication of
>a new resource by the Society for Applied Anthropology, It is published at
>cost, in an effort to spread the information on this topic as widely as
>possible. The book:
>Intellectual Property Rights for Indigenous Peoples, A Sourcebook
>Tom Greaves, editor
>270 pages; April, 1994
>The right of indigenous societies to control access to, and use of, their
>cultural knowledge is decidedly a keenly felt issue among indigenous
>leaders in this hemisphere and elsewhere. Elements of knowledge in
>lquestion include botanical and biological resources, knowledge of and
>preservation of sacred sites, the use of indigenous names and symbols, and
>a host of other items. In a very short time, the rights of indigenous
>peoples over their traditional knowledge and its products have become an
>issue of global scale, debated in the United Nations, in the biodiversity
>and human rights movements, within the pharmaceutical industry, in
>government and private corporations, among the social and applied
>scientists and ethicists, and, most importantly, among indigenous leaders.
>The Society for Applied Anthropology believes this subject has such
>importance that it has published the Sourcebook at cost, and the editor and
>authors have donated their work. By keeping the cost low, we hope to
>facilitate access and use by indigenous leaders, advocacy groups and
>concerned individuals worldwide.
>The Sourcebook contains 15 chapters, various appended documents, the names
>and addresses of organizations and sources related to indigenous
>intellectual property rights, extensive bibliographies, and an index. A
>table of contents is appended.
>The Sourcebook offers cases where indigenous groups have asserted
>intellectual property rights, and also analyses of the legal and political
>context for these rights. It is intended to be useful to indigenous
>leaders reviewing their options; to advocacy groups for indigenous rights,
>human rights and biodiversity preservation; to policy specialists; and to
>specialists and scholars. The Sourcebook provides a consolidated source of
>very current information on the rights of indigenous peoples with respect
>to the use of their cultural knowledge.
>As to procedural details, the cost of the Sourcebook is $10.25 U.S. plus
>$1.75 shipping within the U.S. and Canada, and $2.75 to other addresses.
>Payment by credit card (Master Card/Visa) is available. Inquiries and
>orders should be directed to:
> Sourcebook
> The Society for Applied Anthropology
> P.O. Box 24083
> Oklahoma City, OK 73124-0083
> U.S.A.
> (Fax: 405-843-4863).
>If I can provide further information on the book or the Society's work, I
>would be happy to respond.
> Tom Greaves, Ph.D.
> Sourcebook Editor, SfAA
> (tel) 717-524-3406
> (fax) 717-524-3760
> (internet) greaves@bucknell.edu
>Table of Contents;
>Intellectual Property Rights for Indigenous Peoples, A Sourcebook
> Tom Greaves, editor
> Foreword, by J. Anthony Paredes
> IPR, a Current Survey, by Tom Greaves
>Part 1: IPR in Practice
>2. Gifts from the Creator: Intellectual Property Rights and Folk Crop
>Varieties, by Daniela Soleri and David Cleveland, with Donald Eriacho, Fred
>Bowannie Jr., Andrew Laahty, and Zuni Community Members
>3. Tribal Sovereignty and the Control of Knowledge, by Sandra Lee
>Pinel and Michael J. Evans
>4. Collecting Traditional Medicines in Nigeria: A Proposal for IPR
>Compensation, by Janet McGowan and Iroka Udeinya
>5. Establishing Reciprocity: Biodiversity, Conservation and New Models
>for Cooperation between Forest-Dwelling Peoples and the Pharmaceutical
>Industry, by Steven R. King
>6. Policies for International Collaboration and Compensation in Drug
>Discovery and Development at the United States National Cancer Institute,
>The NCI Letter of Collection, by Gordon M. Cragg, Michael R. Boyd, Michael
>R. Grever and Saul A. Schepartz
>7. Biocultural Diversity Conservation through the Healing Forest
>Conservancy, by Katy Moran
>8. Buying Secrets: Federal Government Procurement of Intellectual
>Cultural Property, by David Ruppert
>Part 2: Conceptual and Political Challenges to IPR
>9. A Non-Market Approach to Protecting Biological Resources, by
>Stephen B. Brush
>10. Natural Products and the Commercialization of Traditional
>Knowledge, by Sarah Laird
>11. Between State and Capital: NGOs as Allies of Indigenous Peoples,
>by Jack Kloppenburg, Jr. and Tirso Gonzales
>12. A Legal Paradigm for Protecting Traditional Knowledge by David J.
>Stephenson, Jr.
>13. Human Rights and Cultural Heritage, Developments in the United
>Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations. by Dean B. Suagee
>14. Human Rights Implications of Indigenous Peoples' Intellectual
>Property Rights by Audrey R. Chapman
>15. International Agreements and Intellectual Property Right Protection
>for Indigenous Peoples, by Darrell A. Posey
> About the Authors
> Index