Events

Creative Commons webinar: “Whose Open Culture?”

On January 17, members of the Local Contexts leadership team will be a part of “Whose Open Culture? Decolonization, Indigenization, and Restitution,” a webinar from Creative Commons’ Open Culture Program.

There is growing awareness in the open culture movement about issues related to the acquisition, preservation, access, and reuse of cultural heritage of Indigenous people, heritage wrongfully acquired during colonization, and culturally-sensitive heritage, its restitution and repatriation. These questions might include: 

  • Who decides what can be digitized and/or made openly available online, and under which conditions? 
  • Who has control and who can make governance decisions over their contents? 
  • How are the consultation and decision-making processes designed and implemented and by whom? 
  • How can institutions communicate permitted uses to users (including but mostly going beyond CC licenses or tools)? 
  • When is restitution the answer?
  • How do we share ethically, responsibility, and with respect and sensitivity? 
  • Who should be entitled to answer those questions and take action? 

In this webinar, invited experts will discuss the many complex considerations around such heritage and explore some of the different approaches to respectful, sensitive, responsible, and ethical — in sum, better sharing. 

Register to attend the webinar and find out more on the Creative Commons website.

Upcoming Events

Local Contexts Hub Demonstration Session

November 21, 2024
, 23:00 UTC
“Hub Demo Session.” Text on decorative blue-green background.

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!

ATALM 2024

November 12, 2024 - November 14, 2024
 
Event poster. “Sovereign Futures: Weaving tradition and innovation. 2024 international conference of Indigenous archives, libraries, and museums. Palm Springs, California. November 12-14, 2024.” Decorative background, artwork of colorful landscape with prominent plants, palm trees, and mountains.

Some of the Local Contexts team will be presenting and attending the 2024 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM 2024) in Palm Springs, California, USA. The preliminary schedule includes multiple opportunities to hear about Local Contexts and the work of our Council, including: The early bird registration rate is open until August …

Local Contexts Information Session

November 7, 2024
, 23:00 UTC
“Information Session.” Text on decorative blue-green background.

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

October 23, 2024
, 18:00 UTC
“Hub Demo Session.” Text on decorative blue-green background.

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!