Photographs serve as reminders or distraction and the occupation of our visual space is paramount to our day to day considerations. Gentrification monopolizes not only space but also mindset, creating a type of cultural micropsia. Onkwehón:we addresses the importance of memory through visual occupation. Specifically in relation to the diaspora of the Onkewhón:we through economic and cultural entrenchment.
Onkwehón:we is a visual memorandum of the individual responsibility to acquire truths and be mindful of personal responsibility. Only then will reconciliatory relationships can begin to build.
Sweeping under rugs creates mountains.
*Onkewhón:we a Haudenosaunee word, meaning “Original Peoples”