Thursday, June 1, 2006
Private File Attachment:
The Tano article is the result of four years of running the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management, and its work of holding round table discussions on the ethical, legal and cultural implications of conducting genetic research on Indian people. The result of these talks was to hammer out a framework on Native cultural issues and objections to such research, guiding the law and procedure help guide the development of policy and regulations related to research. The recurring theme in the Tano article is that there is an interrelationship among native people, genetic research, and the environment and that is what native people strongly believe. Conclusion: This is a pertinent article for any Native North American genetic research studies.