Student Basketmaking Apprenticeship
The Oneida "Twashe?nutslu.nihe? Basket Guild" is offering basketry apprenticeships to 8 middle and high school students. The apprenticeship will start on Saturday, February 6, 2013, 10:00 am - 3:pm. Teen apprentices will make a basket similar to the photo on the right.
The apprenticeship is open to all middle and high school students who complete the attached questionnaire. Basket guild members will receive copies of the questionnaries at their next monthly meeting and choose their apprentices based on questionnaires. The students will be notified of the results by January 18, 2013
All supplies and instruction are free. The Twashe?nutslu.nihe? Basket Guild is offering this program through a Dollars for Art Grant provided by the Wisconsin Arts Board and Oneida Nation Arts Program. For more info: Christine at ONAP (920) 490-3833 or by email. Download application.
Don’t miss this rewarding opportunity to be a part of something fun, cultural, and educational. The MOC apprenticeship program meets every Tuesday from 5:00pm-7:00pm in the Oneida Arts Program, located at 1270B Packerland Drive, Green Bay, WI.
As a unique culture training program, the MOC apprenticeship gathers Oneida community members who want to learn traditional Oneida traditional music and dance, Oneida Hymns, and some Oneida language. It offers an exciting new way to rejuvenate the Oneida community with our own traditional music. This program has the potential to mend our cultural bridge and bring a diverse community together in a way only music can.
Once training is completed, ONAP offers a broad spectrum of opportunities from teaching certifications to potential paid performances, or just a personal interest in learning more about Oneida culture, songs, and dances.
ONAP collaborated with community members well versed in Iroquois social songs and the Oneida Hymns. Together, these seasoned singers offer a comprehensive apprenticeship program for adults and young adults, ages 16 and up, who are interested in learning music from the Oneida culture.
MOC is gladly accepting rolling admissions and will be teaching interested community members through March 2013. For more info, call Beth at 920-490-3833 or by email.
Heartfull Quilt Project
Thirty-nine youth, ages 6 through 13 created this quilt for public display during a 2-week cultural arts camp. It was inspired by the Oneida people’s involvement in the Civil War. One out of ten Oneidas went to war, many of whom never returned to Oneida.
The flames represent the fire in each of us, the sparks are the children from this camp, and the stars are our ancestors.
Artists helping the children create this quilt were: Coleen Bins, Pat Ehrenberg, and Toni House. The interns who helped are Leah Baird, Mercy Metoxen, Dezhoni Anton, Enos Anton, Reva Webster, and Jalessa Caldwell.
We are one family, connected throughout time. We are self-reliant and interdependent, working hard for ourselves and sharing with others. We are thankful for having all that we have.