Monday, May 4, 2015

Meet Native America: Sheri Doxtator, Chief, Oneida Nation of the Thames

Meet Native American. The National Museum of the American Indian.

"In the interview series Meet Native America, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian invites tribal leaders, cultural figures, and other interesting and accomplished Native individuals to introduce themselves and say a little about their lives and work. Together, their responses illustrate the diversity of the indigenous communities of the Western Hemisphere, as well as their shared concerns, and offer insights beyond what’s in the news to the ideas and experiences of Native peoples today." 
-Dennis Zotigh, NMAI 


Chief Sheri Doxtator, Oneida Nation of the Thames. Image Courtesy of the National Museum of the American Indian's Blog.
Chief Sheri Doxtator, Oneida Nation of the Thames.
Image Courtesy of the National Museum of the American Indian's Blog.
"Where is your nation located?
Our physical location is Southwold, Ontario, Canada, but we refer to our territory as Oneida Settlement. We are located next to the Thames River, and this is why we refer to ourselves in English as the Oneida Nation of the Thames.

Where were the Oneida people originally from?
What is now known as New York State, in the U.S.A."

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