Labels in Use: Sq’éwlets TK Family

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 expression of sovereign decision-making. We’ll be sharing how some communities have customized their Labels with examples that are public or with the community’s permission.

The Sq’éwlets Band of the Stó:lō First Nation utilizes the TK Labels in various contexts throughout their website. Previously, we shared the four TK Labels that have been applied to the entire site. They also utilize other Labels throughout to guide visitors’ appropriate use of the platform and the knowledge shared within specific parts of the site. For example, the TK Family Label has been customized and titled ts’elhxwélmexw and applied to this video of community member, Gwen Point, sharing the story of Mimuxw. 

Visit the Sq’éwlets website here to watch the video.