2023 Local Contexts Summit & "Awasəwehlαwə́lətinα wikəwαmok" Film Premiere 

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May 10, 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Eastern Time (US & Canada)

The first Local Contexts Summit will be held May 10! The Summit will bring together people from across the Local Contexts community focusing on Indigenous authority, control, and governance over Indigenous knowledges and data in the humanities and the sciences. Following the Summit will be the premiere of “Awasəwehlαwə́lətinα wikəwαmok - They Returned Home,” a film by the Penobscot Nation and Local Contexts.

We hope that you can join this exciting event and to continue building the international Local Contexts community.

Local Contexts Summit

Community representatives will share about use of the Labels in their community context as well as the potential of the Labels to change relationships and to assert authority and sovereignty. Institutions working with the Notices will discuss changing workflows and developing new partnerships with communities. Important implementation examples will be highlighted for the techies among us. The Summit will be structured as a series of panels, presentations, and collaborative audience discussions. 

The Summit will take place at the Center for Art, Research and Alliances (CARA) in Lenapehoking (New York City), and be streamed online.

Visit the Local Contexts Summit page for more information on the speakers, a schedule of the day's events, and to register to attend in person.

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Film Screening - 6:30pm ET, Location TBD

Following the Summit we will host the premiere of “Awasəwehlαwə́lətinα wikəwαmok - They Returned Home.” This film by the Penobscot Nation and Local Contexts charts the groundbreaking work undertaken by the Penobscot Nation to reposition Penobscot cultural authority within institutions in Maine and beyond. Following the screening, there will be a discussion with Jenn Neptune (Penobscot), James Eric Francis, Sr. (Penobscot), Darren Ranco (Penobscot), and filmmakers Andreas Burgess and Jane Anderson.

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