Welcome to this project, How We Remember


“How We Remember,” is a digital Omeka-S archive project created by Claire Lavarreda and numerous co-creators from varied Indigenous communities. The goal of the project is to collect and transcribe oral histories/interviews with Indigenous students, researchers, curators, archivists, and community historians across the globe. Non-Indigenous scholars are also invited to participate and discuss their community-based work, ethics, and research.

The project’s methodology is grounded in Indigenous Research Ontology, as outlined by Shawn Wilson in Research is Ceremony: Indigenous Research Methods. The goal is to create a project that celebrates Indigenous ways of knowing, moving beyond the typical extractive research dynamic employed by many academics. 

If you are interested in participating, feel free to email Claire! Additionally, if you or your community is interested in digitizing physical records, please feel free to reach out.

Anyone interested in participating can do so by filling out the linked form.