Mashteuiatsh Sharing Project: Solving Complex issues with Good Will

Description: featured project thumbnailThe photos in this project were taken by Canadian artist Veronique La Perrière in 2015. They are one result of a collaborative project with the First Nation of Mashteuiatsh, the University of Montréal, the Field Museum, and the Reciprocal Research Network. This partnership, funded in part by the Canadian SSHRC/CRSH, was formed to address complex issues related to photographic copyright law. In this case we worked together to resolve competing interests and obligations related to the use and reproduction of images. These cultural items collected by Frank G. Speck in the 1920s from the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec and held by the Field Museum in Chicago are of great cultural and historic importance to the community of Mashteuiatsh. We are happy to be able to share them with you.