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Thursday, November 12 • 7:30pm - 7:30pm
Does relationship building hold the key to the inclusion of Indigenous Traditional Knowledge in OERs?

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This presentation will examine the question of the role relationality places in how Indigenous Traditional Knowledges could be included ethically, respectfully and legally into OERs. The key problems that have excluded Traditional Knowledges from OERs have been Intellectual Property concerns. In theory, it should be possible for faculty members and librarians to form relationships with Indigenous communities in order to apply the Traditional Knowledge labels created by Local Contexts in conjunction with open licenses to OERs with the goal of fostering culturally appropriate uses of Traditional Knowledge in non-Indigenous contexts. This topic is based on a graduate-level research paper that was grounded in the Indigenous concept of relationality (the connections that exist between all people and things) while acknowledging that the primary concern of faculty members and Indigenous communities isn't that the Traditional Knowledge will be shared but how it is shared.

Learning Outcomes: After this session, you will:
- Identify what Indigenous Traditional Knowledges are
- Be able to identify what Traditional Knowledge Labels are and how they are used
- Understand the key issues that have so far kept Indigenous Traditional Knowledge from being included in OER material
- Understand the importance of relationship-building when working with Indigenous Traditional Knowledge

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Lauren Bourdages

MLIS Student/Copyright and Reserves Supervisor, Wilfrid Laurier University

Thursday November 12, 2020 7:30pm - 7:30pm EST
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  Social Justice, Lightning Talk