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Project In Focus
Penobscot Nation | Education in Intellectual Property and Tribal Governance For Negotiating With Cultural Institutions
The Penobscot Nation, in collaboration with New York University, has received a IMLS grant to deliver intellectual property support and governance to 12 tribes in tailored workshops over the next two years.
For the full project abstract, please see here.
To get in touch about the project or to inquire about hosting an IP workshop in your community, please contact James Francis of the Penobscot Nation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tribal Museums, Archives, Libraries
Ziibiwing Center for Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways
Indigenous Friends App
Native American Rights Fund
SCALAR and the University of British Columbia
TK Implementation at the Abbe Museum
Using the TK Labels requires community decision-making. This is especially the case for cultural material that is not owned individually but should be managed collectively by your local community. The decision-making processes for using these TK Labels should be established before you choose which labels will suit your needs. The TK Labels can also facilitate dialogue about what options are more appropriate for your local context, and what kinds of conversations need to happen before even using or developing the TK Labels. Each family, clan or community will have different processes and frameworks for decision-making. Some communities are in the process of establishing cultural authorities, intellectual property committees, policies, and protocols to help make decisions about a range of Intellectual Property issues facing their community. Depending on history and context, these decision-making processes will also accommodate perspectives from community members who reside in different regions. It’s your decision how and when to use the TK Labels.