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The author presents a case study of the Kani tribe in Kerala, India, where she draws out the tribe’s experience of sharing of a drug produced from indigenous knowledge and its implications with regard to intellectual property, marketing, traditional knowledge, benefit sharing, resource alienation, and related concerns. She has also discussed the efforts of a government research institute involved in protecting tribal medicine and in ensuring the livelihood of healers.