Who are the TK Labels for?

The TK Labels have been designed for Native, First Nations and Indigenous communities that want to make other non-Indigenous people aware of the special rules that exist in relation to the sharing of their digital cultural heritage. Most often Native, First Nation, Aboriginal and Indigenous digital heritage circulates without sensitivity to the different paradigms and rules of access that are always associated with this material from a community, family, clan and/or tribal perspective.  This is the legacy of colonial projects of inquiry and collection that largely ignored these cultural sensitivities.

The TK Labels are also for collecting and cultural institutions as they bring Native, First Nation, Aboriginal and Indigenous perspectives back into collection management and curation. Through collaborative processes, when the TK Labels are developed by a community and applied to their digital heritage collection at a collecting institution, a new relationship with these decontextualized collections is made possible. The TK Labels provide new information about a collection and work to reposition and privilege the originating communities’ intentions for how it should be accessed and used.

The TK Labels are also for the range of public users who encounter Native, First Nations, Aboriginal and Indigenous digital heritage either within institutions or in other online environments. The TK Labels provide important information and help users of these special collections make better and more respectful and ethical decisions about whether and how they should be used.

How will TK tools benefit our community?

How will TK tools benefit our community?

How long does it take to develop TK Labels?

How long does it take to develop TK Labels?

Do I need permission to use the TK Licenses?

Do I need permission to use the TK Licenses?

Intellectual Property Consult Agreement

Mozilla TK Label Interview

Mozilla TK Label Interview

How do we implement TK Labels in our collection?

How do we implement TK Labels in our collection?

Our community wants to develop TK Labels. What’s next?

Our community wants to develop TK Labels. What’s next?

NAGPRA Use Guidelines

NAGPRA Use Guidelines

What is Mukurtu and how can I use it for my collection?

What is Mukurtu and how can I use it for my collection?

What is an ethical guideline?

What is an ethical guideline?

What if my community’s collections are in multiple institutions?

What if my community’s collections are in multiple institutions?

How do you initiate collaboration?

How do you initiate collaboration?

What are the advantages of collaboration?

What are the advantages of collaboration?

Is collaboration necessary for labeling?

Is collaboration necessary for labeling?

How does the TK Label Adapter work?

How does the TK Label Adapter work?

Does our community need to know where our collections are before labeling?

Does our community need to know where our collections are before labeling?

What does this cost?

What does this cost?

Do I need special software?

Do I need special software?

Does it work with Mukurtu CMS?

Does it work with Mukurtu CMS?

How does this work in our CMS?

How does this work in our CMS?

What is a protocol?

What is a protocol?

Who is a TK Holder?

Who is a TK Holder?

What is a TK Label?

What is a TK Label?

Who are the TK Labels for?

Who are the TK Labels for?

Does labeling change anything legally?

Does labeling change anything legally?

Are TK Labels legally binding?

Are TK Labels legally binding?

What does labeling do?

What does labeling do?

Do we need to own material that we want to label?

Do we need to own material that we want to label?

Can we customize the TK Labels according to our community needs?

Can we customize the TK Labels according to our community needs?

Can we customize the TK Labels according to our institution needs?

Can we customize the TK Labels according to our institution needs?

What is Intellectual Property?

What is Intellectual Property?

What is copyright?

What is copyright?

What is a copyright holder?

What is a copyright holder?

How long does copyright last?

How long does copyright last?

What if a work was made in the US but is held in an overseas institution?

What if a work was made in the US but is held in an overseas institution?

What is public domain?

What is public domain?

What is ‘in perpetuity’?

What is ‘in perpetuity’?

What is Traditional Knowledge (TK)?

What is Traditional Knowledge (TK)?

What is the TK Label Adapter?

What is the TK Label Adapter?

What is a Memorandum of Understanding or Memorandum of Agreement?

What is a Memorandum of Understanding or Memorandum of Agreement?

Who is a TK User?

Who is a TK User?

TK Attribution (TK A)

TK Attribution (TK A)