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Local Contexts Hub Demonstration Session

June 20, 2024
, 19:00 UTC

Do you have questions about Local Contexts or the Local Contexts Hub? Curious about how you can use the Traditional Knowledge and Biocultural Labels and Notices to support Indigenous data sovereignty and cultural authority? Sign-up for a group informational or Hub demonstration session with the Local Contexts team!

Local Contexts Information Session

July 9, 2024
, 23:00 UTC

Do you have questions about Local Contexts or the Local Contexts Hub? Curious about how you can use the Traditional Knowledge and Biocultural Labels and Notices to support Indigenous data sovereignty and cultural authority? Sign-up for a group informational or Hub demonstration session with the Local Contexts team!

Local Contexts Hub Demonstration Session

July 25, 2024
, 23:00 UTC

Do you have questions about Local Contexts or the Local Contexts Hub? Curious about how you can use the Traditional Knowledge and Biocultural Labels and Notices to support Indigenous data sovereignty and cultural authority? Sign-up for a group informational or Hub demonstration session with the Local Contexts team!

Local Contexts Information Session

September 4, 2024
, 15:00 UTC

Do you have questions about Local Contexts or the Local Contexts Hub? Curious about how you can use the Traditional Knowledge and Biocultural Labels and Notices to support Indigenous data sovereignty and cultural authority? Sign-up for a group informational or Hub demonstration session with the Local Contexts team!

Local Contexts Hub Demonstration Session

September 17, 2024
, 15:00 UTC

Do you have questions about Local Contexts or the Local Contexts Hub? Curious about how you can use the Traditional Knowledge and Biocultural Labels and Notices to support Indigenous data sovereignty and cultural authority? Sign-up for a group informational or Hub demonstration session with the Local Contexts team!

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Labels in Use


On a decorative red background, text: “TK Labels in use: Whakatōhea Waiata App.” Below, 2 screenshots from the Waiata app showing the title screen and one of the waiata with TK Labels.

Labels in use: Waiata app

Jun 13, 2023
Whakatōhea Iwi in Aotearoa New Zealand has added some of their Traditional Knowledge Labels to waiata (traditional songs/chants) in the Whakatōhea Waiata App. The TK

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Black text and icon on a decorative red background. “TK & BC Labels in use. E Reo Noku – My Language.” Below is a screenshot showing the credits from one of the Oriana TV videos featuring the TK Attribution, TK Verified, TK Non Commercial, TK Outreach, and TK Open to Collaboration Labels. At the bottom is the Local Contexts logo, a black circle made of dots.

Labels in Use: Oriana TV

Jun 17, 2022
The Traditional Knowledge (TK) Labels were recently applied in a film project produced by Aotearoa (New Zealand)-based television platform, Oriana TV, “E Reo Noku –

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Black text and icon on a decorative red background. “TK & BC Labels in use. As I Remember It: Teachings (Ɂəms tɑɁɑw) from the Life of a Sliammon Elder.” Below are two side-by-side screenshots from Elsie Paul’s website showing 4 TK Label icons with their accompanying customized text.

Labels in Use: Elsie Paul

Apr 6, 2022
Traditional Knowledge (TK) and Biocultural (BC) Labels are customized by Indigenous communities to give specificity and context, and suit their needs. Label customization is an

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Three Image blocks. Image 1 - Black text and icon on a decorative red background. “TK & BC Labels in use. Passamaquoddy Tribe.” Below is a screenshot showing three TK Label icons.At the bottom is the Local Contexts logo, a black circle made of dots. Image 2 - Black text and icon on a decorative red background. “TK & BC Labels in use. Passamaquoddy Tribe.” Below is a screenshot from the Passamaquoddy Tribe’s website showing a catalog entry. Visible on the right hand side are three TK Label icons. At the bottom is “from PassamaquoddyPeoples.com”. Image 3 - Black text and icon on a decorative red background. “TK & BC Labels in use. Passamaquoddy Tribe.” Below is a screenshot from the Library of Congress’s website showing a catalog entry. Visible on the right hand side are three TK Label icons. At the bottom is “from Library of Congress”.

TK Label in use: Passamaquoddy

Mar 18, 2022
The Passamaquoddy Tribe utilizes Traditional Knowledge (TK) Labels on their Passamaquoddy Peoples’ Knowledge Portal website to connect their community to their cultural heritage, and to

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Screenshot of Sípnuuk Digital Library, Archives, and Museum homepage showing a closely cropped photograph of multiple baskets.

Karuk Tribe TK Labels

Nov 23, 2020
Local Contexts is working together with the Karuk Tribe to design intellectual property strategies with agreements for researchers; to develop transfer of ownership forms for

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