Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP)

WEBSITE COPYRIGHT AND ICIP NOTICE

Copyright © Taungurung Land and Waters Council (Aboriginal Corporation) 2024

wawa biik is a tour operator established under the Taungurung Land and Waters Council (TLaWC).

All images, text, information, and other content used on this website is owned or licensed by Taungurung Land and Waters Council (Aboriginal Corporation) (‘TLaWC’) and protected by the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth).

wawa biik operates scheduled and private cultural experiences on Taungurung Country, led by Taungurung community members. These experiences are a proud platform to educate, inspire and advance self-determination of the Taungurung Nation. Taungurung knowledges and perspectives are an integral part of these cultural experiences.

This site respectfully acknowledges the contributions of Taungurung People and their continued ownership of their Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP). This ICIP includes knowledges, languages, cultural expressions, and experiences that may be shared orally or contained in audio-visual material, audio and written materials, photographs, performances, interviews, speeches, and other material.

You are not permitted to commercialise any plant, bushfood, or medicinal knowledge, cultural practices or otherwise appropriate ICIP shared with you through our website or during our experiences. You may only deal with the content of this website with the prior written consent of TLaWC, the copyright owner and/or the Traditional Custodians of that ICIP, and with attribution. Visitors who book cultural tours through this website must comply with the wawa biik Ltd Standard Booking Conditions, available here

Please note that this website may include the names, images, spoken words and performances, of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have passed away. Please be respectful in referring to them and consider cultural mourning protocols.

If you wish to use or reproduce any part of this website or its content, please contact hello@wawabiik.com.au to discuss permission.

In the Media

wawa biik features in a range of publications, websites and across news outlets as we highlight the Taungurung story alongside the experiences offered.

wawa biik Newsletters

Please click here to read the latest edition Just like the pride and purpose our Elders feel when wrapped in their possum skin cloak, we want wawa biik to be a warm and inspiring space that brings people together to celebrate and learn about our traditional and contemporary aspects of Culture.

What is ICIP (Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property)?

Tourism is all about sharing stories and knowledge with visitors. However, when it comes to sharing cultural stories or knowledge (through tourism or art or other forms of expression), there are limitations and cultural protocols that need to be understood and respected by both Taungurung People and those engaging with the content being shared.

What an adventure! The wawa biik team delves into the highlights of our first year of operation.

February 2024 marks our wawa biik one year anniversary. One year on and we’ve been having a laugh about all the funny moments; thinking back to all the great yarns with our friendly guests and reflecting on the honour of being out on Country doing what we love. It’s no secret that running a successful tourism business is hard work at times and we have overcome some challenges in the past year.

Behind the scenes of wawa biik – a yarn with Sharna

Sharna Crosbie is the Cultural Experiences Development Manager at wawa biik.