Artist: Jennifer Stevens - Sears
Jennifer M. Steven's, raised in Oneida, Wisconsin, is an Oneida (Oglala Lakota) Potter, Researcher, and Instructor, celebrating 22 years of Oneida Pottery making and 18 years of teaching K-College level students. 2019 she has received an Honorary Master's Degree in Oneida Pottery by the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, was a Guest Artist at Crazy Horse Monument, Living Treasures: Native American Cultural Exchange Program, and recently had her Oneida pottery exhibited along with various prestigious Iroquoian artists at the Treasured Traditions: A Statement of Place Iroquois Museum exhibition. Stevens has received local and national grants for her artistic development and research from Oneida Nation Arts Program, Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, and Wisconsin Arts Board. Jennifer M. Stevens is currently working as a Community Outreach Specialist for Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux-Hocokata Ti Cultural Center. Stevens is doing research, teaching, and developing a traditional pottery curriculum to generate an interest in the Dakota Sioux Pottery and start a revitalization in their community.
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Artist: Becky Webster
Rebecca M. Webster is an enrolled member of the Oneida Nation and currently serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) in the Department of American Indian Studies. Prior to joining UMD, she served the Oneida Nation as an attorney for 13 years. She currently serves as the Vice-Chairwoman of the Oneida Land Commission. She is a former Commissioner and Vice-Chairwoman of the Department of the Interior’s Indian Arts & Crafts Board. Her and her family operate a 10 acre home site where they grow traditional, heirloom Haudenosaunee foods with the goal of sharing seeds and cooking methods with the community. When she is not teaching, researching, farming, or spending time with her family, she enjoys beading, sewing, and making corn husk dolls.