The Oneida Speak
The instructional television program, The Oneida Speak, is based in part on oral interviews of Oneida Indian elders in Wisconsin conducted between 1939-1941, as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project sponsored by the federal government. Several stories from these interviews are reenacted in this program, which also includes interviews of contemporary Oneida historians, cultural preservationists, and elders by program producers. Oneida voices, both historic and contemporary, tell their own Oneida stories–stories of loss and rejuvenation over the past 150 years. Nominated for two Emmys.
Educational Resource: Teacher Utilization Guide
Program Length: 57 minutes
Production Staff: Producer: Michelle Danforth (Oneida)
Production Company: Wisconsin Public Television
Public Broadcast Release: February 2008