A National Seed Science Forum being held next week will hold a panel to discuss the ways First Nation’s peoples can participate and benefit from the collection and management of plants and seeds.

The panel will look at responsible plant collection and how Indigenous culture and knowledge of plants can benefit communities socially and economically.

The panel guests include;

  • Dr Heron Loban – Senior Lecturer at the Griffith Law School
  • Terri Janke – Solicitor Director of Terri Janke and Company law firm
  • Clarence Slockee – Renowned environmental educator
  • Gerry Turpin – Australia’s only Indigenous ethnobotanist Gerry Turpin

Sydney based solicitor and Wuthati woman Terri Janke is a panel member and says a policy needs to be established that recognises Indigenous and cultural property rights.


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