Before accessing these resources
Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people, as the owners and custodians of the cultural knowledge contained in these resources, have developed important rules and protocols for sharing and using that knowledge over hundreds of centuries. While these protocols vary between communities, they are underpinned by a number of common principles:
• Respect Indigenous people’s ownership of their cultural knowledge and expertise
• Respect the diversity and complexity of the many different Indigenous cultures in Australia
• Consult with relevant Aboriginal communities before using the material contained in these resources
Complying with the accepted protocols of other cultural groups promotes interaction based on good faith and mutual respect, encouraging ethical conduct.
I acknowledge the above principles and will abide by relevant protocols. Please provide me with access to the documents.