The Oneida Speak

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.

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Educational Resource: Teacher Utilization Guide
Program Length:
57 minutes
Production Staff: Producer: Michelle Danforth (Oneida)
Production Company: Wisconsin Public Television
Format: DVD & Digital Download
Public Broadcast Release: February 2008



Walt Pourier

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Walt is Oglala Lakota and created the logo for Urban Rez. He is Creative Director, owner of Nakota Designs Advertising Designs and Graphics. Executive Director of the Stronghold Society nonprofit dedicated to instilling hope and supporting youth movements through Live Life Call To Action Campaigns.