Tag: women

Carrie Hill in her basket making studio

Carrie Hill on beginning her basket making career

Carrie Hill is a modern basket maker and the owner of Chill Baskets. She works out of a home studio and has work in museums and collections around the world. Making baskets from sweetgrass and black ash splint is a tradition that goes back generations in her family, but Carrie learned as an adult, from her […]

Carrie Hill's hands making a basket

Carrie Hill on her personal basket making style

Carrie Hill is a modern basket maker and the owner of Chill Baskets. She works out of a home studio and has work in museums and collections around the world. She says it has been rewarding beyond measure, and describes her personal style as ‘colorful, balanced, and very Carrie.’

Singer Theresa Bear Fox on stage

Theresa Bear Fox on writing Mohawk traditional songs

Theresa Bear Fox is an Akwesasne-based singer and songwriter. She spoke about singing in both Mohawk and English, and how her songs allow her to personally connect with her listeners. Photo courtesy of Theresa Bear Fox.

Director Katsitsionni filming interview with Pete Jemison

Documentary filmmaker Katsitsiooni on proximity to her subjects

Katsitsiooni is a documentary filmmaker from Akwesasne. One ofKatsitsiooni’s most recent films was focused on her daughter and friends, and what growing up is like for Mohawk youth. She spoke about the advantages of being close to your subjects as a filmmaker. Photo courtesy of Katsitsiooni.

Wenknitanwon Seymour on teaching at the Akwesasne Freedom School

Wenknitanwon Seymour was in her twentieth year of teaching at the Akwesasne Freedom School and about to retire. She said that she’s seen student’s appreciation for the school change over the years, but that recently they seem to appreciate learning their own language and culture.

Monica Peters with virtual reality headset

Monica Peters on her fascination with technology

Monica Peters is a virtual reality developer who grew up and lives in Akwesasne. She primarily focuses on work related to indigenous people, including VR development aimed at teaching users Mohawk language. Monica describes growing up fascinated with technology, a passion that eventually turned into a career.

Monica Peters with virtual reality headset

Monica Peters describes her “Kakwitene VR” program

Monica Peters is a virtual reality developer who grew up and lives in Akwesasne. She primarily focuses on work related to indigenous people, including VR development aimed at teaching users Mohawk language. Monica’s “Kakwitene VR” program teaches users Mohawk language in a colorful world. Here she describes what it’s like to be in the VR […]