The students enrolled in Summer Jam 2015 not only learned about history, culture, healthy lifestyles and more – they connected with Oneida staff members who grew up as some of the program’s early participants.
The program, which ran July 6 to August 14, was open to children of Nation Members and Health Department clients who are entering grades 3 and 7 this fall. The children enjoyed presentations from Haudenosaunee astronaut Joseph Connolly, Shako:wi Cultural Center, Oneida Nation Police, Behavioral Health and the Elders program.
But some of the more meaningful connections came from the summer jam assistants themselves: Erin Confer (Turtle Clan), Aaron “Gob” Glass (Bear Clan), Tanner Bluewolf (Wolf Clan), and Teyekahli:yós Edwards (Wolf Clan). ... Read more »