Labels in Use: University of Tasmania (UTAS)

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.

As part of a broader effort to increase cultural competency, the University of Tasmania has been working toward Indigenising its curriculum. In this process, the university has worked with Palawa community members to apply Traditional Knowledge Labels to courses that contain Palawa knowledge. 

There are four TK Labels that have been applied to the unit that is described here. They are TK Attribution, TK Outreach, TK Verified, and TK Culturally Sensitive.

Visit their website here to learn more about the University of Tasmania’s efforts to Indigenise its curriculum.