2019 Pre-ATALM Workshop Indigenous Intellectual Property: Developing Tools and Strategies


This workshop provided training on identifying copyright issues with cultural heritage material. How do you know if materials are protected by copyright or if they are in the public domain? The second part of the workshop focused on Local Contexts (www.localcontexts.org) and the new Traditional Knowledge Labels initiative. With examples from Penobscot and Passamaquoddy and Karuk tribal contexts, presenters engaged with how Tribes can develop their own Traditional Knowledge Labels for cultural heritage held both within tribal contexts and in institutions external to the Tribe. The workshop was sponsored by the Sustainable Heritage Network and funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Instructors: Jane Anderson, Associate Professor and co-Director of Local Contexts, New York University; James Francis, Director of the Department of Cultural and Historic Preservation, Penobscot Nation; Donald Soctomah, Tribal Historian, Passamaquoddy Tribal Museum; Lisa Hillman, Director of the Pikyav Field Institute, Karuk Tribe.

Workshop Agenda