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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 […]

Monica Peters with virtual reality headset

Monica Peters on developing her VR program “Kakwitene VR”

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. Developing her program “Kakwitene VR” was extremely difficult because there are no Mohawk speech engines, a technology that allows computers to understand spoken language. […]

Kawennatente Cook on teaching at the Akwesasne Freedom School

Kawennatente Cook grew up going to the Akwesasne Freedom School, and had been a teacher at the school for 14 years. She said she’s always felt like the school was a family, and she tries to continue that feeling now that she is a teacher herself.

Jayson Cook on teaching at the Akwesasne Freedom School

Jayson Cook grew up speaking Mohawk and had been teaching at the Akwesasne Freedom School for 8 months. He described how learning his own language when he was young made him frustrated when it wasn’t as accepted outside of his home.

Ironworker Junior Barnes

Ironworker Junior Barnes on the Goldman Sachs Tower. Jersey City, NJ. Circa 2002. Photo courtesy of Ted Cook.

Building windmills in Chategueay

Cranes building windmills in Chategueay. Akwesasne’s Ted Cook was in charge of moving the cranes and says that moving each one took 27 tractor trailers. Chategueay, NY. 2009-2010. Photo courtesy of Ted Cook.