Our Digital Bundle
The OAC Photo Repository Project will act as a visual memory shared across a digital platform. It will represent a digital bundle of what the Indigenous community has built in Ottawa over approximately the last 20 years through photos.
It is also, a tribute to the strength and determination of the Indigenous community that built safer communities, created space to optimize health and wellness, who laughed, who passed down stories, who listened, and, in a single pausing of time, gifted us with a story that is still remembered and goes along with each photograph.
These are decidedly not our photos or our story to tell. They belong to the community members and the OAC members the photos come from.
Support from OAC Member Organizations, the Indigenous Community & Our Partners
The Photo Repository Project is supported by the Members of the Ottawa Aboriginal Coalition (Gignul Non-Profit Housing Corporation, Inuit Non-Profit Housing Corporation, Inuuqatigiit, Kagita Mikam, Koki Mino-Miikan Nosawadoon, Makonsag Aboriginal Head Start, Minwaashin Lodge, Tewegan Housing for Aboriginal Youth, Tungasuvvingat Inuit, Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health) and led by the Ottawa Aboriginal Coalition.
We welcome community members to contribute photos to the Photo Repository Project: Our Digital Bundle with appropriate consents. Photos will also be included from the City of Ottawa Archives to support this Project.
Financial support for this project is provided through a onetime funding opportunity by the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs.
The Ottawa Aboriginal Coalition has initiated the Photo Repository Project: Our Digital Bundle. Through this project member organizations of the OAC and Community Members will tell the story of what the Indigenous community has built in Ottawa over the last 20 years using photos and captions.
OAC Members are Indigenous service organizations providing front-line programs and services to Indigenous people living in Ottawa. Each organization has a valuable story to tell of the roots of where it all started and where they are today.