Speaker works with Oneida Nation
Randy Cornelius will present “Iroquoian Culture and Contemporary History” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 24, at the Waupaca Area Public Library.
Hosted by Winchester Academy, the program is free and open to the public.
The Iroquois have passed down stories through millennia about how the world began and humans’ relationship to the natural world.
Cornelius will also offer a historical perspective of the atrocities and federal policies that Native Americans endured in their attempts to maintain their identity.
Cornelius has more than 35 years of independent academic study of the Oneida language, culture and history.
He has been working with the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin for 30 years, currently serving as the Oneida language and cultural archivist.
He spent 22 years with the Oneida Cultural Heritage Department, as well as 10 years as an Oneida language and cultural educator with the Oneida Language Revitalization program.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Cornelius majored in psychology, with a double minor in human development and Native American studies.
Winchester Academy programs are funded through sponsors and tax-deductible donations. Anita and Bob Olson are the sponsors of this program on Iroquoian culture.
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