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  • Bannister, K, 2005. “University Research on Traditional Medicines: Implications for Aboriginal Communities”. Paper presented at the Northern Workshop on Access and Benefit Sharing. Whitehorse. March 15-17. 


  • Bannister, K. and K. Barrett, 2004. "Weighing the Proverbial 'Ounce of Prevention' Versus the 'Pound of Cure' in a Biocultural Context: A Role for the Precautionary Principle in Ethnobiological Research" in Ethnobotany and Conservation of Biocultural Diversity. Advances in Economic Botany 15: 307-339.

  • Bannister, K., 2004. "Indigenous Knowledge and Traditional Plant Resources of the Secwepemc First Nation." In Mary Riley (ed.) Indigenous Intellectual Property Rights: Legal Obstacles and Innovative Solutions. Walnut Creek: AltaMira Press, 279-308


  • McLay, E., K. Bannister, L. Joe, B. Thom, and G. Nicholas, 2003. Alhut te Sulhween "Respecting the Ancestors": The Hul'qumi'num Heritage Law Case Study. Report prepared for the Protection and Repatriation of First Nations Cultural Heritage Project.


  • Dobell, R., S. Boychuck, K. Bannister, A. Morgan, S. Harron and G. Schreiber, 2002. "The Clayoquot Alliance for Research, Education and Training" in A Decade of Change: Shaping the Future. Proceedings of the 10th Anniversary Conference of Coastal Communities. Port Alberni, BC: Coastal Community Network, 2002: 61-66.

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  • Bannister, K., 2002. "Ethnobotany and Bioprospecting: Biological and Cultural Impacts, Legal and Ethical Issues." Paper presented at the University of California Cross-Disciplinary Forum on Ecological Ethics. Davis, CA, April 2-4.

  • Boyd, D., 2002. "Reducing the Risk to Health and the Environment from Pesticides: A Submission for Strengthening Bill C-53." Brief presented to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health. Victoria, POLIS Project on Ecological Governance.


  • Barrett, K. and K. Bannister, 2001. "Taking Communities Seriously: A Role for Community Knowledge in Environmental Decision-making." Panel session as part of the Taking Nature Seriously: Citizens, Science and the Environment Conference, Eugene, Oregon. Feb 25-27.

  • Bannister, K., and K. Barrett, 2001. "Challenging the Status Quo in Ethnobotany: A New Paradigm for Publication May Protect Cultural Knowledge and Traditional Resources." Cultural Survival Quarterly 24(4): 10-13

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