Neto Hatinakwe Onkwehowe Collection

Investigator: Mary Pat Brady, English

Collaborator: Breanna Leslie-Skye, PhD Candidate, English

Arts & Sciences, 2020

This project will digitize pieces of Haudenosaunee video, audio, and text archives of the Niagara Region of New York and Southern Ontario, which come from the Neto Hatinakwe Onkwehowe non-profit arts organization. Centering this collection is a set of Hi-8 tapes which contain recordings of public Haudenosaunee cultural events of the Niagara Region (est. 1990s-2000s), including powwows in the now-defunct ‘Turtle Building’ in Niagara Falls, New York as well as elder storytelling. This project aims to protect, restore, and make accessible valuable pieces of Haudenosaunee collective memory to the communities that created them.