Oneida Nation Arts Program in the Media

Established 1994, Oneida Nation Arts Program provides diverse and comprehensive arts programs, classes, events, apprenticeships and internships. ONAP supports and encourages creative expression that embrace our heritage, comment on the present, and illuminate the future.

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A Few Mentions of ONAP in the Media

Oneida Beaders Keep Tradition Alive And Thriving
by ERIKA JANIK, AUDIO | November 9, 2016
www.wisconsinlife.org/story/oneida-beaders-keep-tradition-alive-and-thriving

Kalihwisaks: She Looks For News
Spring Activities, April 7, 2016 Issue, Page 18

Newswire Press Clippings
https://oneidanationartsprogram.newswire.com/

Playwriting, Part One: Setting the Stage in Your Community
By Ryan Winn
Posted on February 1, 2016
http://www.tcjstudent.org/playwriting-part-one-setting-the-stage-in-your-community/

Unity of Nations - A New Way to Looking at Native American Art
by Donna fischer, Posted Sept. 2015
http://franklygreenbay.com/article/view/id/152/#sthash.5ybQR7jV.SbGkNQae.dpuf

Connections: Community and Staff Newletter
SEEDS Grant froom ONAP, page 2
www.neenah.k12.wi.us/cms_files/.../NJSDConnectionsJan151.pdf

Oneida Beading Workshop at the YMCA
http://eventful.com/greenbay/events/oneida-beading-workshop-/E0-001-088611047-6

“I Don’t Judge, I Smudge”: The First Wisconsin Native Playwright Festival
By Gnome – Senior Contributing Writer
Posted on April 5, 2015
http://www.therainbowhub.com/i-dont-judge-i-smudge-the-first-wisconsin-native-playwright-festival/

Oneida Nation arts in the National Spotlight
Green Bay Press Gazette, Nov. 6, 2014
http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/local/2014/11/06/oneida-art-national-spotlight/18604347/

Exploring Ethnicity: 18th Century Native Fashion Day
By Alyssa Villaire
Posted on May. 9, 2013
http://foxcitiesmagazine.com/2013/05/exploring-ethnicity-18th-century-native-fashion-day/

Fortifying a Nation through Art and Cheese
By Mary Annette Pember
Posted July 25, 2011
http://www.dailyyonder.com/art-and-cheese/2011/07/25/3435/

History and Misson of ONAP

The Oneida Nation Arts Program (ONAP) was created by an act of the Oneida General Tribal Council in 1994. ONAP is in the Governmental Services Division (not-for-profit) of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin. ONAP is part of a movement to rebuild the community’s spirit, to heal and rejuvenate the creative voice in the community, and to share our unique forms of expressions with others. We see informing the Oneida community, and the broader community, about authentic Native American arts and cultural interpretations as part of the healing process.

ONAP is also charged with the mission to promote diverse artistic expression within the community reflecting our heritage and spirit for future generations. While striving toward our mission, we encourage and nurture local artists, educate the community about the arts, and develop networks and resources with other communities.

ONAP is the only established tribal arts agency of its kind in the State of Wisconsin. Other Native nations in Wisconsin have museums, culture & language programs, dance troupes, and arts councils under development. However, ONAP is the only multi-disciplinary arts program with a dedicated staff, advisory board, and annual tribal buget. We hope to be the model for other tribal arts agencies.

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