Beading Against the Stigma: Native Culture as Prevention, March 26, 2021
“Beading Against the Stigma: Native Culture as Prevention”
A talk by Iesha Phillips, Oberlin College class of 2021
Colonization has devastated Native communities resulting in poverty-stricken communities plagued with high incarceration and suicide rates. However, Native communities are actively combating these issues with culture. As a member of the Mvskoke Nation Youth Council, Iesha Phillips has been able to immerse herself in her culture and traditions. She even had the opportunity to teach some of these activities as the princess and goodwill ambassador of her tribe. Come bead coil bracelets and/or chokers with Iesha Phillips as she discusses how she got involved in her culture and how it changed her life for the better. Questions are encouraged!
This workshop will be led by Iesha Phillips who is Black and Mvskoke. She is a 3rd year from Tulsa, OK where she resides in the Mvskoke reservation.
Pick up beading supplies at Peters 118 on March 24th & 25th from 9am-5pm.
Register to attend by Zoom.
About Oberlin Indigenous Women's Series
In 1999, a committee of students and staff from the American Indian Council, the Multicultural Resource Center, and the Edmonia Lewis Center for Women and Transgender People came together in order to raise awareness surrounding this history of United States and European imperialism in the Americas and the Pacific Islands.
The result of their groundbreaking work was the first annual Indigenous Women's Series. The long-term goal of the series has been to increase the institutional awareness and support of indigenous issues in the curriculum and among the campus community.
The MRC hosts the Indigenous Women's Series bi-annually.