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The Marriage of Traditional Knowledge and Climate Science: Ethical Considerations

As an increasing number of institutions recognize Traditional Knowledge (TK) as a valid source of information relating to climate change, climate researchers are turning to Indigenous nations and communities to support and corroborate “climate science.” This interaction between research scientists and Indigenous nations or communities has the potential to raise ethical issues where the relationship…
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uOttawa Students and Community Weigh in on ABS and its Relevance to Reconciliation

At the heart of ABS Canada’s capacity-building agenda is outreach to law students and Indigenous youth. Encouraged by the enthusiasm and engagement at our recent workshop at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law in Thunder Bay, ABS Canada recently held a similar presentation at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law on Tuesday, October 25,…
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Ecuador’s strategy for tackling biopiracy

A new report published by the Ecuador government identifies countries that have biopirated Ecuador’s genetic resources. A majority of the identified countries are developed countries. United States, Australia, Germany, Netherlands and South Korea were identified as the top five countries that have applied for the highest number of patents by illegally using genetic resources derived from…
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