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"There is sacred public knowledge that could be public and shared with the public, but when it comes down to sacred knowledge, or transferred knowledge, it means that in order to understand or share that information, the only way you can acquire that is that you have to live it." - Alan Pard, Piikani, culturally trained specialist.

The stories, songs, and prayers on the Buffalo Spirit website are not shown in their entirety. Buffalo Spirit Communications Foundation has an undertaking to use and distribute the material on this website according to the following terms of reference given to us by the spiritual and cultural guardians of subject matter they have shared;

With the understanding that the traditional knowledge and intellectual property of the culturally trained specialists, who releases the knowledge is recognized, affirmed and requires consultation before further use.

We are also incorporating Creative Commons License - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 Canada and some of its conditions such as:

1. You are free to share, to copy the work.

Under the following conditions:

2. Attribution. You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor, but not in a way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work.
3. Noncommercial. You may not use this work for commercial purposes that will benefit you in any financial gains.
4. No Derivative Works. You may not alter, transform or build upon this work.

Buffalo Spirit Logos are not freely usable without prior written permission of Buffalo Spirit Communications Foundation.

Images and photographs are subject to copyright and may not be used without prior written permission of Buffalo Spirit.

Buffalo Spirit content is the intellectual property of Buffalo Spirit Communications Foundation or it's third party content providers.

At Buffalo Spirit we are asking you, our visitor, to add to this discussion. What is some other possible Aboriginal based guidelines we must consider when developing our own Intellectual Property laws based on our values and traditions? Please see our Intellectual Property section.

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Terms of Use

Buffalo Spirit Logos are not freely usable without prior written permission of Buffalo Spirit Communications Foundation. Images and photographs are subject to copyright and may not be used without prior written permission of Buffalo Spirit. Buffalo Spirit content is the intellectual property of Buffalo Spirit Communications Foundation or it's third party content providers. (read more)