July 12, 1932 - December 2, 2009
Wolf Clan Mother - Oneida Nation
Surrounded by her loved ones, Mary “Maisie” Shenandoah, Yakolihuny?ni, “She …
It is with great sadness that we say N^:ki’wa to the Passing of our dear friend and brother Joseph Hernandez.
Joe and his wife Jean moved here from New Jersey, …
As some of you may have noticed, it’s been quite some time since any new updates were posted on Oneidas For Democracy - leading some of you to wonder …
A friend and ally of the Oneida Traditionals has set up a blog to help raise funds for Danielle and her daughter Clarisse, who, as you may already know, was in a terrible car accident nearing the end of August.
Clarisse continues to recover as we speak; but the hospital bill and numerous other costs has seriously set things back for the Schenandoahs.. To help out, please head over to danielleschenandoah.blogspot.com or send an email to email@example.com
Traditional Oneida Danielle Schenandoah and her family needs your help!
The Oneida Nation, like many other Native nations have been and are continuing to go through a transformation. The issue of casinos in our communities has sometimes placed our people at odds. Many traditionalists do not support casinos for economic development… this sometimes results in political conflict that has led to devastating consequences in their lives.
A very dear friend of mine, Danielle Schenandoah is a traditional Oneida woman and mother. She has been vocal against the casino being placed in her territory and for which she has paid heavily. Danielle has been ostracized and punished for speaking out against having a casino in her territory. Danielle is one of several traditional Oneida who were disenrolled. Since then this single mother and her 3 children have had their home bulldozed with the blessing of the United States government, and have had a constant struggle for years to remain together. They receive no insurance, [correction: Clarisse is receiving limited insurance coverage from the automobile accident] assistance, or other help from the Oneida nation. (see www.oneidasfordemocracy.org for the full struggle of the Oneida traditionals.)
One night at the end of August 2007, Danielle’s 14-year-old daughter Clarisse was in a serious car accident. The seat belt she was wearing most likely saved her life, but it did not save her from serious injuries. She suffered extensive injuries including a shattered pelvis, punctured lung, ruptured spleen, broken foot, split pallet, and broken facial bones and jaw. Within hours of being rushed to Syracuse University hospital, she underwent surgery to stop any internal bleeding. A couple of days later she went through a 12 hour surgery to begin to rebuild her shattered pelvis with new hip joints and plates and screws to bind bone back together. She faces further surgery to repair the bones in her face. She also requires extensive dental work since many teeth were damaged. As well, she requires plastic surgery down the road.
Tracing Roots of Peace, A Weekend of Healing takes place November 3, 2007 at Song Mountain, Tully.
The celebration features art, music, and sharing based on Native American traditions.
Well, as you may have noticed the long-awaited overhaul of the Oneidas for Democracy website finally happened!
I’m not sure if the new look is going to stick …
Due to a delay in our media grants, the Benefit Concert “A Healing Force” for Mitch Dryer and Seb Schenandoah must be postponed to a later date.
We sincerely apologize for …
Message from Diane Schenandoah:
Sako, I am writing to ask that everyone please say some prayers for my son Seb Schenandoah, he is 24 and was just diagnosed with cancer, the …
(The radio show listed here seems to be no longer available. )
Danielle Schenandoah, Victoria Shenandoah and Doug George will be our special guests on our internet radio show …
Indigenous event at Bluestockings fair trade cafe
Wednesday, March 15th, 7pm
172 Allen Street, In Manhattan, NYC.
between Stanton and Rivington (directions below)
“An Update on the Haudenosaunee struggle” an evening of film and …