Welcome to LHOV

Welcome to

Listen, Hear Our Voices

A Digital Library of Photographs for Cowessess First Nation

Listen Hear our Voices is a digital library that consists of photographs of Cowessess First Nation membership, historical photos, events, and documents. Cowessess has many photos of community members who attended the Marieval Residential School.

These photos were showcased for the first time at Cowessess on September 30, 2021, National Truth and Reconciliation Day. The reaction by community members who viewed the historical photographs was a sombre moment.

Our Goals and Objectives

Our primary goal is to preserve this history for future generations to embrace.

Listen, Hear Our Voices (LHOV) will:

  • Scan Photos

    Scan physical photos to JPG format

  • Collect Metadata

    Create a Metadata file with approximate dates, names, and a summary of the photo(s) and/ or event.

  • Develop a Library

    Develop a digital library to safeguard this history from endangerment.

The digital photo library will be uploaded to the Cowessess First Nation website in a secure site and maintained by Cowessess First Nation.

Staff & Team

Meet the awesome people behind this project!

Annette M. Frazier

Annette M. Frazier

Project Lead

Annette is a Cowessess band member from the Sparvier family. She has a degree in Justice and a Masters in Journalism.

Her experience includes research, investigative journalism, and creative photo/video design.

Annette is well known for developing and managing projects from beginning to end.

She is experienced working with Library Archives Canada and will work to bring to light historical photos of Cowessess First Nation membership.

Eleanor Agecoutay

Eleanor Agecoutay

Project Assistant

Eleanor is a band member of Cowessess, and has a degree in Education. She was employed for 34 years by the Cowessess Community Educational Centre (previously known as the Marieval Community Education Centre). In her last 16 years there, she helped to advance CCEC’s multi-media education that grew to be an integral part of the school curriculum. She is well known for her creativity and hard work with Cowessess.

Eleanor brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Digitization Project funded by Library Archives Canada.