Photo Repository Project
Telling the Story of the Ottawa Indigenous Community
The Ottawa Aboriginal Coalition is building a photo and video Repository. The project will be a bundle of what the Indigenous community has built in Ottawa over approximately the last 20 years. It will be a tribute to the strength and determination of the Indigenous community members 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, that goes along with each photograph and video story.
Community members are welcome to contribute photos to the repository with appropriate consents.
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. There is an open door of dialogue and the intention is for the community to feel this belongs to them.