The Arkansas Archeological Survey is inventorying and digitizing its holdings across all stations and Coordinating Office, developing new ways to integrate heritage information including site registries, project information, and collections records to better serve rightsholders, stakeholders, and the public interest. As part of this initiative we wish to acknowledge that we hold culturally sensitive collections or collections embodying traditional knowledge, biocultural information (especially regarding ancient cultigens domesticated in the region) and for which we have incomplete knowledge and attribution.
Collections and items in our institution have incomplete, inaccurate, and/or missing attribution. We are using this notice to clearly identify this material so that it can be updated, or corrected by communities of origin. Our institution is committed to collaboration and partnerships to address this problem of incorrect or missing attribution.
The BC (Biocultural) Notice is a visible notification that there are accompanying cultural rights and responsibilities that need further attention for any future sharing and use of this material or data. The BC Notice recognizes the rights of Indigenous peoples to permission the use of information, collections, data and digital sequence information (DSI) generated from the biodiversity or genetic resources associated with traditional lands, waters, and territories. The BC Notice may indicate that BC Labels are in development and their implementation is being negotiated.
The TK (Traditional Knowledge) Notice is a visible notification that there are accompanying cultural rights and responsibilities that need further attention for any future sharing and use of this material. The TK Notice may indicate that TK Labels are in development and their implementation is being negotiated.