Jennifer Stevens

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Jennifer Stevens

Jennifer is Oneida and Lakota. She was raised mostly in Wisconsin close to her Oneida culture. Jennifer's Oneida name is Wakoshi.yo and it translates to "a bird with colorful feathers," or "peacock." She participated in the traditional Oneida naming ceremony and was given her name from her grandmother. Jennifer incorporated her Oneida name in her artwork and named her website after it.

Jennifer became interested in classical music after hearing her parents listening to it. When she was young, she also learned how to create Oneida pottery and has since then mastered the craft. She also paints and creates sculptures. She is diverse in the arts and enjoys creating new pieces that reflect her life and culture.

Recently, Production Assistant Tobias Grant (Omaha) spoke with Jennifer. Tobias asked Jennifer about her Oneida culture, her documentary, and her experience as a performing artist.

Written by Tobias Grant.

Interviews conducted and edited by Tobias Grant.

 
 

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