Strong Medicine with Ted Skenandore
A Native Journey in Song, Dance, and StoryStrong Medicine Band

PO Box 135
Oneida, WI 54155
Telephone: 920-833-8003
Email: Ted Skenandore

I am a Native American living in a contemporary world. As a musician and song writer, I am influenced by both my culture and the music from other cultures. Strong Medicine's colorful presentation includes Native languages, culture, stories, legends and the sounds of blues, rock, country, and powwow music. Students will hear original music, see traditional dance to contemporary music, learn about Native people and customs through traditional stories, and participate by singing and dancing. From the powwow drum to drum set, Strong Medicine is an evolution of arts and culture.

Legends of Music & Dance (Grades K+, 50 minutes)
Students will learn about native culture and values through the Creation Story and contemporary songs that echo the themes within the story.

Many Nations in Wisconsin (Grades K+, 50 minutes)
By focusing on the different tribal nations in Wisconsin, students learn native words from Menominee, Oneida, and Ojibway languages in a contemporary powwow format that brings everyone together.

Native Powwow Singing (Grades 3+, 50 minutes)
Using a hand held drum, Ted teaches children, through call and response, the format of Powwow music. Children are introduced to melodic vocals, chants and Native words as they learn a song to sing with the band.

Native Powwow Dancing (Grades 3+, 50 minutes)
Dancers from the group show students basic inter-tribal dance steps. Students also learn about the part of the pow-wow outfits and meaning behind symbols and materials used in making the outfits.

SEEDS Artist Rates
4-Day Residency (4-full days, 5 hours min. each day) $1,500.00
Full Day Workshops Rate (5 hours min.) $400.00
Assembly/Large Group Performance (45-90 min., 150+ students) $500.00
2nd Assembly/Large Group Performance (back-to-back, 45-90 min., 150+ students) $150.00

Can apply for performance(s) or residency, but not both.

Cost to School/Non-profit Organization

1. Ted Skenandore and his group (6 total members) charge $800.00 for the 1st performance & $250.00 for the 2nd performance.

  • a. $500 covered by SEED grant; $300 is cost to school/nonprofit

  • b. $150 covered by SEED grant for 2nd performance; $100 is the cost to school/nonprofit

  • 2. Lodging—if needed
    3. Mileage for 2 vehicles
    4. Supplies

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