UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Section

UNESCO has developed the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural heritage and provides useful resources relevant to the convention including a kit on intangible culutral heritage.

UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

In addition to the development of the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the UNPFII has examined the issues of protection of Indigenous traditional knowledge through work of special rapporteur Michael Dodson.

UMI Arts

UMI Arts is the peak Indigenous arts and cultural organisation for Far North Queensland. Its mission is to operate an Indigenous organisation that assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to participate in the maintenance, preservation and protection of cultural identity.

The Push

The Push is a youth entertainment organisation. It provides information and support to young people in Victoria who wish to stage alcohol and drug free entertainment or to develop a career in the music industry. The Push has strong associations in the music industry.

Terri Janke and Company

Terri Janke is a leading international authority on Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property. Terri Janke and Company's website links to useful publications.


Songlines is an Indigenous music corporation which aim is to preserve and promote Aboriginal music. It proposes different services and facilities to Indigenous musicians such as performance opportunities, professional support and recording studio.

Public Trustees

All States and territories have a government Public Trustee office which provides will drafting services. There are usually some fees attached to these services either up front or when the estate is administered if the Public Trustee is appointed the executor. Public Trustee (NSW) – NSW Trustee and Guardian Public Trustee (NT) Public Trustee (QLD) … Continued

Ninti One Ltd. (formerly Desert Knowledge CRC)

Desert Knowledge CRC was a research institution which focused on creating useful outcomes, with commercial application for desert people, communities and partners. The work of the DKCRC continues under Ninti One Limited, management company for the new Cooperative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation (CRC-REP).

Dream Shield by IP Australia

IP Australia’s new resource, the Dream Shield project, features intellectual property (IP) success stories and tips for Indigenous inventors, designers and business owners. The Dream Shield project shows real examples of how to protect and grow your IP.