Local Contexts Summit 

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May 10, 2023
Time: TBD

Save the date for the inaugural Local Contexts Summit!

The first Local Contexts Summit will be held May 10 in Lenapehoking (New York City). The Summit will bring together people from across the Local Contexts community with a focus on Indigenous authority, control, and governance in the archive and sciences. 

Community representatives will share about implementation of the Traditional Knowledge and Biocultural Labels in their community context, as well as how they see the potential of the Labels. Institutions working with the Local Contexts Notices will discuss changing workflows and developing new relationships with communities. Implementation examples and processes will be included for the techies among us.

Following the day’s conversations will be the premiere of “Awasəwehlαwə́lətinα wikəwαmok - They Returned Home,” a film by Local Contexts and the Penobscot Nation charting 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 citizens of the Penobscot Nation and filmmaker Andreas Burgess.


We hope that you can join this exciting event! More details coming soon. 

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