The purpose of this project is to interview Indigenous students, archivists, community historians, and curators about their cultures, stories, work, and their thoughts on the concept of "cultural preservation." The goal is to create a digital Omeka-S archive that highlights the work of Indigenous history-keepers, serving as a repository for both Indigenous communities and non-tribal institutions/scholars. Indigenous participants who are not students/historians are also welcome to participate, as are non-Indigenous researchers.


Additionally, the project aims to build an archive out of self-submissions to the website. Indigenous and non-Indigenous participants can submit text, poetry, art, photographs, music, and videos to the project. Submissions can specifically examine the notion of cultural preservation, or they can simply explore the participant's culture, artwork, and opinions.


The project was started in 2022 by Claire Lavarreda, a graduate student at Northeastern University focusing on Indigenous History. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Eastern Connecticut State University in 2021 with a BA in History and a minor in Spanish. To learn more about Claire, check out her profile here: Claire Lavarreda.




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