Rights of Indigenous Peoples
"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 cultural expressions.
2. In conjunction with indigenous peoples, States shall take effective measures to recognize and protect the exercise of these rights."
Report of the Human Rights Council "United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples," United Nations General Assembly, (New York, NY: September 7, 2007), Sixty-first session, Agenda Item 68, pp. 9-10.