United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Article 31

As I was reading through the UN DRIP for another class I realized that another Article gives more support to my project and the project of tattoo revival worldwide. That being Article 31 (1)


Indigenous peoples have the right to maintain, control, protect and develop their cultural heritage, traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions, as well as the manifestations of their sciences, technologies and cultures, including human and genetic resources, seeds, medicines, knowledge of the properties of fauna and flora, oral traditions, literatures, designs, sports and traditional games and visual and performing arts. They also have the right to  maintain, control, protect and develop their intellectual property over such cultural heritage, traditional knowledge, and traditional cultrual expressions.

Article 11 (1)

Indigenous peoples have the right to practise and revitalize their cultural traditions and customs. This includes the right to maintain, protect and develop the past, present and future manifestations of their cultures, such as archaeological and historical sites, artifacts, designs, ceremonies, technologies and visual and performing arts and literature.

These two articles in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples are the foundation of my project.

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