Digital Repatriation and Reciprocal Curation: the Ethics of Circulating Native Knowledge in the Plateau Region

Presented by Kim Christen at The University of Arizona’s Knowledge River Program and at the Arizona Archives Summit, January 2011. About Kim Christen From her website: “I am an Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Digital Technology and Culture program in the Department of English and Director of Digital […]

Chuck a Copyright on It: Dilemmas of Digital Return and the Possibilities for Traditional Knowledge Licenses and Labels

Abstract: This article focuses on the creation of an innovate network of licenses and labels delivered through an accessible, educational, and informative digital platform aimed specifically at the complex intellectual property needs of Indigenous peoples, communities, and collectives wishing to manage, maintain, and preserve their digital cultural heritage. The Traditional […]

Mira Canning Stock Route Project Archive

WARNING: This website contains images, names and stories of Aboriginal people who have passed away. Mira (Martu Wangka): to bring something hidden into the light Mira represents the culmination of FORM’s award-winning Canning Stock Route Project, which was initiated in 2006 and has involved over 250 Aboriginal participants, over 100 […]

Digital Return: Digital Repatriation & Indigenous Knowledge

Digital Return is a research network and online resource providing a place for dialogue and connection and direct links to people and projects related to the return of cultural and linguistic materials to Indigenous communities globally. Over the last twenty years as digital technologies have grown and collecting institutions have […]

Indigenous Archives Network

Connecting with Indigenous people working with Indigenous Knowledge sources Developing an International network to connect innovative projects relating to Indigenous peoples, Archives, Libraries, Museums, Galleries, Keeping Places and Communities Discussions are taking place between Indigenous people working in archives in Australia and the United States, about the creation of a […]

Return: The Photographic Archive and Technologies of Indigenous Memory

Abstract This paper considers the intersection of Aboriginal traditions surrounding photography and the use of new technologies as both a research tool and a community resource. Over recent decades Australian cultural institutions have radically altered their management of photographic archives in response to changing political and intellectual circumstances – especially […]

Repatriation, Digital Media, and Culture in the Virtual Museum

A presentation by Kate Hennessy. Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by the School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies (SLAIS). Many Canadian First Nations and Aboriginal organizations are using digital media to revitalize their languages and assert control over the representation of their cultures. […]