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Terri Janke
Indigenous knowledge and caring for Country

Dr Terri Janke, a Wuthathi, Yadhaigana, and Meriam woman, is a global expert in Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP), known for innovating pathways for collaborations using Indigenous knowledge and cultural expression. Terri is the Owner and Solicitor Director of Terri Janke and Company. The team strives to empower Indigenous peoples to manage their culture and attain their business goals – the key to Indigenous self-determination is being able to control and manage their own future. In July 2021, she authored True Tracks: Working with Indigenous Knowledge and Culture. Terri was the Co-Chief author of the 2021 State of Environment Report, the first collaboration between Indigenous and non-Indigenous knowledge systems in the report’s history.

Rachael Hocking is a Warlpiri woman from Lajamanu, currently living on Gadigal land in Sydney. She is a journalist, curator and presenter who is passionate about sharing First Nations stories. Her work can be found across Black media, from the national Indigenous newspaper Koori Mail to NITV. She is a director on the board of the Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma in the Asia Pacific, and Common Ground. 

Terri Janke is a Wuthathi, Yadhaigana, and Meriam woman and lawyer specialising in Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property. Janke’s work speaks to the interconnectedness between Indigenous rights and climate resilience, emphasising the importance of Indigenous knowledge and its crucial role in addressing climate change. 

This episode of 100 Climate Conversations will be available on January 26, 2024.

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