HARK (Haudenosaunee Archive Resource and Knowledge) Portal

The HARK (Haudenosaunee Archive, Research and Knowledge) Portal is a public facing digital platform. The HARK Portal is being developed by a team from the Department of Indigenous Studies at UB lead by faculty members Theresa McCarthy, Mia McKie and Mishuana Goeman, with Digital Archivist: Waylon Wilson, Community Archivist: Taylor Hummel, and Project Manager: Sedonna Goeman-Shulsky.

The HARK Portal will function as an aggregator of digital content featuring projects, websites, content management systems, cultural heritage materials, and archive and resource collections developed by and for Haudenosaunee people and communities. Foregrounding the work of authentic Indigenous experts, the HARK Portal is designed to facilitate accessibility to and engagement with a broad array of community-based digital projects that are meaningful to Haudenosaunee people.









Dr. Theresa L. McCarthy (Six Nations Onondaga, Beaver Clan), Associate Professor of Indigenous Studies and Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence, University at Buffalo.

Mia McKie, MA (Tuscarora, Turtle Clan), Clinical Assistant Professor of Indigenous Studies, University at Buffalo; PhD Candidate, University of Toronto.

Dr. Mishuana Goeman (Tonawanda Band of Seneca) Professor and Chair of Indigenous Studies, University at Buffalo.

Digital Archivist

Waylon Wilson, MDes (Tuscarora Nation, Deer Clan), Digital Applications Librarian and Archivist, Department of Indigenous Studies, University at Buffalo. 

Project Manager

Sedonna Goeman-Shulsky,  (Tonawanda Band of Seneca), PhD Candidate, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA.

Grants and Funding

The HARK Portal has been supported by the Mellon Foundation through a $175,000 Planning Grant in 2021 and a $500,000 Development Grant in 2023.