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The Problem of Property

Dr. Jane Anderson, Founder of Local Contexts, discusses the language of “property,” “ownership,” and the real, tangible questions around culture and cultural heritage.
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Using Indigenous Standards to Implement the CARE Principles: Setting Expectations through Tribal Research Codes

Maui Hudson, Co-Founder of Local Contexts, and several others published an article in Frontiers in Genetics titled “Using Indigenous Standards to Implement the CARE Principles: Setting Expectations through Tribal Research Codes.” Biomedical data are now organized in large-scale databases allowing researchers worldwide to access and utilize the data for new projects. As new technologies generate …
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Read how the Oma People in Laos are integrating the Labels into their own Traditional Knowledge work

Within the Database, “In addition to standard archive metadata, including a unique identification format of each piece of content, all content is tagged with a set of Traditional Knowledge Labels (TK Labels) relating to attribution of authorship, cultural sensitivity, or indication of multiple communities having responsibilities of custodianship over the specific category of objects.” Read …
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“Indigenous Data Sovereignty” Seminar at ASU

“Indigenous data sovereignty is the right of Indigenous peoples to govern the collection, ownership, and application of data about Indigenous communities, nations, peoples, lands, and resources. Indigenous nations have the right to govern the data about them, regardless of where it is held and by whom. They also hold the right to the generation of …
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