As tribal members, community members, and family members, one of the difficulties we all share are misconceptions portrayed by the media. Photography has traditionally been used as physical evidence of objects in the world, yet this very fact threatens our sovereignty and selfdetermination if we do not control our representation and maintain awareness of our continued presence.
A visit to the Shinnecock Cultural Center and Museum will instill a sense of ancestral pride while walking through the archival portrait collection. As we appreciate these images of our relatives, it is important to continue the tradition of self preservation and representation for future generations. Our image, stories, and resilience form our legacy and memory for our descendants.
MDOC Institute – Project Beginnings Founded in 2014, the annual Storytellers’ Institute sponsored by Skidmore College’s John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative (MDOCS) is a five-week residency hosted at the college campus. For the…