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Whose Land? Community-Based History Project on Land Justice
At the Oneida Nation with Professor James Levy
December 13-15, 2022

Shaarei Shamayim members are invited to spend a weekend at the Oneida Nation with the Whose Land? Project. We will be supporting Oneida Nation archivists, museum staff, and cultural leaders who will be reviewing, processing, and organizing archival material recently donated to the Nation. This effort is part of a major reorganization of cultural programs and historical materials at Oneida, an effort that will likely become an important model for Indigenous nations across the country.

Lodging: Our hosts will provide lodging in the Radisson Hotel for Friday and/or Saturday nights at no charge.
Food: More information coming soon.
Cost: The cost of this program is $72 per person for members, $150 for non-members, to cover the cost of food and other program expenses. (Scholarships are available.)
Transportation: Participants will need to provide their own transportation. (We will try to arrange carpools.)
Schedule: We will begin the weekend with dinner on Tuesday evening, December 13, and will conclude on Thursday afternoon, December 15. We will review and catalogue oral histories and digitize documents. We will also take a tour of the Oneida Nation during the trip.
Pre-trip orientation: Participants are required to join Professor Levy for an orientation the week before, which will offer guidance regarding cross-cultural awareness. We will try to find a time that is convenient for everyone.
Registration: This program is limited to 15 people. We will prioritize members of Shaarei Shamayim and those who can make a full-weekend commitment.
Reserve your spot: Please email and let us know whether you can commit to both days. We will get back to you to confirm and collect payment.

This weekend is made possible by a generous grant from ALEPH: The Alliance for Jewish Renewal.

The Whose Land? Project is a national collaborative history and story sharing program that focuses on histories of land settlement and dispossession and the legacies of those histories on the well-being of communities today. The project’s current focus is Wisconsin and New York, two states that have fascinating and not widely-known historical connections. Those connections have played significant roles in Indigenous, Black, agricultural and political history in both states and structure our coalition which includes organizational partners in rural and urban WI and NY. Read more about the project at the Whiting Foundation, a project supporter, or at the project website:   


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