This section is designed to provide a range of educational resources and support around questions about the legal ownership of Native American, First Nations, Inuit, Metis, Aboriginal and Indigenous cultural heritage. We are also in the process of developing new learning and training modules that will address the legal, non-legal and ethical frameworks of practice affecting digital cultural heritage. Our aim in Local Contexts is to demystify copyright and to provide clear and direct information about how it affects cultural heritage material. We also use this section to highlight new tools and strategies that communities could utilize as well as frameworks for better collaboration between communities and cultural institutions. These include the TK Labels, protocols, ethical guidelines and memorandums of understanding.
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Not sure where to start? Start here! If you’re completely new to the TK Labels and the Local Contexts project, follow our step-by-step guide to discover the educational resources that are right for you and your collection. We’ll walk you through everything you need to know, and provide you the best resources for your organization.