TK Labels

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TK Men Restricted (TK MR)

Why Use This Label?

This Label should be used when you want to let external users know that the material circulating freely is actually of a highly restricted nature. This is a Men’s Highly Restricted Label and indicates that there are restrictions of access and use based on customary law. This Label can be used to help external users recognize that with this material there are very specific protocols and conditions of use. This Label is designed to recognize that some knowledge is gendered, and that certain knowledge expressions can only be shared among specific members of the community. Only authorized [and/or initiated] men within the community should be using this material.

Each Label is meant to be customized by a community. See below for a Label template text.

TK Label Template Text

This material has specific gender restrictions on access. It is regarded as important secret and/or ceremonial material that has community-based laws in relation to who can access it. Given its nature it is only to be accessed and used by authorized [and initiated] men in the community. If you are an external third party user and you have accessed this material, you are requested to not download, copy, remix or otherwise circulate this material to others. This material is not freely available within the community and it therefore should not be considered freely available outside the community. This Label asks you to think about whether you should be using this material and to respect different cultural values and expectations about circulation and use.

Español / Spanish

CT Hombres Restringido (CT HR)

Por qué usar esta CT etiqueta?

Esta etiqueta debiera usarse para informar a usuarios externos que el material circulante se rige por restricciones de acceso y uso basado en leyes de costumbre. En particular, esta etiqueta debiese acompañar materiales culturales que sólo pueden ser vistos, escuchados y usados por los hombres iniciados de tu comunidad. Esta etiqueta ayuda a informar que ciertos tipos de conocimiento poseen restricciones de género, y que ciertas expresiones de conocimiento sólo pueden ser compartidas entre miembros específicos de una comunidad. En este caso, sólo hombres autorizados dentro de una comunidad pueden acceder y utilizar este material.

Texto de ejemplo

Esta etiqueta indica que el material circulante tiene restricciones de género y se rige por leyes comunitarias de acceso específicas. Dada la naturaleza de este material, sólo debiese ser accedido y usado por hombres autorizados y/o iniciados de una comunidad. Si usted es un usuario externo que ha accedido este material, se le solicita no descargarlo, copiarlo, mezclarlo o difundirlo. Este material no es de libre acceso ni siquiera para los miembros de la comunidad de origen, y por lo tanto tampoco debiese ser considerado de libre acceso fuera de la comunidad. Esta etiqueta le pide a usuarios externos evaluar si tienen derecho a utilizar este material así como respetar los diferentes valores y expectativas de circulación y usos culturales de este material.


Français / French

ST Réservé aux hommes (ST RH)

Pourquoi utiliser cette étiquette de ST?

Cette étiquette devrait être utilisée lorsque vous souhaitez informer les utilisateurs externes que le matériel qui est diffusé publiquement est en fait de nature hautement restreinte. Il s’agit d’une étiquette apposée à du matériel dont l’accès est explicitement réservé aux hommes. Elle indique la présence de restrictions d’accès et d’utilisation sur la base des coutumes de la communauté. Cette étiquette peut être utilisée pour aider les utilisateurs externes à reconnaître les protocoles et les conditions très spécifiques d’utilisation de ce matériel. Elle a été conçue pour confirmer que certaines connaissances sont de nature genrée et que certaines expressions du savoir ne peuvent être partagées qu’entre des membres spécifiques de la communauté. Seuls des hommes autorisés [ou initiés] de la communauté devraient utiliser ce matériel.

Chaque étiquette devrait être personnalisée par la communauté. Cliquez plus bas pour obtenir un modèle de texte pour cette étiquette.

Modèle de texte des étiquettes de ST

Ce matériel contient des restrictions d’accès spécifiques de nature genrée. Il est considéré comme étant secret ou cérémonial et il est accompagné de règlements de la communauté quant aux personnes qui peuvent y avoir accès. À cause de sa nature, seuls des hommes autorisés [ou initiés] de la communauté peuvent utiliser ce matériel. Si vous êtes une tierce partie non membre de la communauté et que vous avez accès à ce matériel, on vous demande de ne pas télécharger, copier, remixer ou diffuser ce matériel de quelque façon que ce soit. Ce matériel n’est pas accessible publiquement au sein de la communauté et ne devrait donc pas être diffusé publiquement à l’extérieur de la communauté. Cette étiquette vous demande de considérer si vous devriez utiliser ce matériel et de respecter les valeurs culturelles et les attentes quant à sa diffusion et à son utilisation.


Māori

TK Tāne Rāhui (TK TR)

He aha tēnei Tohu TK e whakamahia ai e koe?

Me whakamahi tēnei tohu hei whakamōhio atu i te hunga whakamahi nō waho kē, he tapu tēnei rawa. He rāhui tō tēnei tohu, e mea ana, tērā ētahi here whakauru, here whakamahi hoki i runga tonu i ngā tikanga tawhito. He whakamārama atu tēnei tohu ki te hunga whakamahi, tērā ngā tikanga me ngā here motuhake hei whakamahi i te taonga nei. E puea ake ana tēnei tohu hei whakaatu ake, tērā ētahi mōhiotanga i rāhuitia ki te tāne, ki te wahine rānei, otirā, ko ētahi mōhiotanga i tuarihia noatia ki waenganui i ētahi wāhanga o te hapori. Mā ngā wāhine i whakaaetia (i whakamātauhia hoki/rānei) kia whai wāhi rātou ki tēnei rawa.

TK He Kupu Tauira

Kia whai wāhi ki tēnei rawa, he here ā-wahine tāna. He hiranga, he motuhake, he tapu hoki/rānei tēnei rawa e whītiki nei ki ētahi kawa ā-hapori e tohu nei ko wai te hunga ka whai wāhi ki a ia. Nā te tapu o te rawa nei, mā ngā tāne anake (ngā mea hoki i whakamātauhia) o te hapori tēnei taonga. Mēnā, ehara nō te hapori koe, ā, kua whai wāhi koe ki te rawa nei, me kaua koe e tango, e kape, e raweke, e tuari rānei i ōna kiko. Kāore tēnei rawa i tuwhera whānui ki te tūmatanui ki roto tonu i te hapori, kāti, me kaua rawa e pōhēhē, kua tuwhera tēnei rawa ki a wai rānei i waho i te hapori. Ko tā tēnei tohu, he wero i te hinengaro, mēnā he tika tō whakamahi i te rawa nei, kia whai whakaaro ki ngā tikanga, ki ngā uaratanga mō te tuari ki tangata kē, ki te whakamahi hoki.


Questions?

The TK Labels offer an educative and informational strategy to help non-community users of this cultural heritage understand its significance to the communities from where it derives and continues to have meaning. TK Labels identify cultural material that has community-specific conditions regarding access and use. The TK Labels promote new standards of respect by embedding Indigenous rules and protocols within digital systems. 

HOW CAN THE LOCAL CONTEXTS TOOLS BENEFIT OUR COMMUNITY ?

All the Local Contexts tools work together to support the proper recognition of Indigenous rights and interests in traditional knowledge and biocultural data. Each Local Contexts tool requires collaboration between communities and institutions and/or communities and researchers. The TK Labels communicate ongoing Indigenous relationships, obligations and responsibilities to information and data as well as expectations for its future circulation. Their implementation encourages researchers and institutions to adopt new practices.

How long does it take to develop TK Labels?

The community customization of the TK Labels is a collaborative process. How long it takes will depend on the scope of the project and how many TK Labels you’d like to develop. The Local Contexts Hub facilitates the process and allows for community vetting and authorizations.  

DO I NEED PERMISSION TO USE THE TK LABELS?

Using the TK Labels does not require permission. You will need to register on the Local Contexts Hub to customize the TK Labels and deliver them to institutional contexts or data repositories.  Reach out to the Local Contexts team to get the process started.

CAN THE TK AND BC LABELS BE USED TOGETHER?

Yes. The TK and BC Labels were designed to be used separately and/or together. 

A Community Perspective on Using the TK Labels – James Francis, Snr. Penobscot Nation

Watch video here.

The Passamaquoddy Experience using the Labels at the Library of Congress – Donald Soctomah, Passamaquoddy Tribe.

Watch video here.

ARE THERE ADDITIONAL RESOURCES I CAN USE?

Yes. Additional resources on Copyright,  Intellectual Property Law, Agreements, Protocols and MOUs can be found at ENRICH. Here you will also find training modules on Collaborative Curation, Cultural Awareness, Indigenous Intellectual and Cultural Property, Indigenous Data Sovereignty, CARE Principles, TK & BC Labels and Notices and Agreement Making.