Indigenous Planning & Design Principles

Indigenous Planning and Design Principles were developed by the University of Manitoba collaboratively under the guidance of an Indigenous advisory committee and subcommittee. The principles were established to guide planning and design on all university lands and campuses. These principles are rooted in interdependence, an Indigenous way of being and recognises that all components of a place are linked in complex ways.

Cultural Principles and Protocols for Designers: for projects or curricula involving Indigenous peoples, communities and materials

A written document with cultural principles and protocols for designers, architects and planners, and those working in related industries proposing to work with Indigenous peoples and communities. These are also relevant for academic design staff intending to incorporate Indigenous cultural content into their curricula. This document was originally published in 2017 and republished in 2021.

Walanga Wingara Mura Design Principles

A written document published by the University of Sydney. The document informs how institutions belong to Country and how they should approach designing and building on Country by outlining the principles three directives: Engaged Enquiry, Community of Practice and Mutual Accountability.

Wingara Mura Design Principles

Walanga Wingara Mura Design Principles (Walanga Design Principles) is a document published by the University of Sydney. The purpose of the Walanga Design Principles is to provide guidance on how to incorporate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, world views and practices into the University. The document serves as a guide to those who are involved in realising the University’s aspirations in physical design, as well as in scholarship.

MAAS Australian Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property Protocol

This document is the Australian Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property Protocol for The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS). The MAAS encounter a broad range of Indigenous Cultural Material, including within their own collection. The main purpose of the document is to recognise Indigenous peoples’ rights surrounding their cultural heritage (ICIP) and to detail the principles that guide how MAAS engages with Indigenous peoples.

International Indigenous Design Charter

The International Indigenous Design Charter is an open-source living document for the best practice protocols when working with Indigenous knowledge and material in commercial design practice. The International Indigenous Design Charter takes into consideration the needs of the diverse design communities and cultures globally. It was launched internationally in 2017 and its official Australian launch was in 2018.

Indigenous Cultural Rights and Engagement Principles

This document is the First Nations cultural rights and engagement policy for the National Museum Australia. This policy recognises Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP) rights. The document sets out how the Museum engages with First Nations peoples about these rights in the course of Museum activities, including acquisitions, exhibitions, research, education and other programs.

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