Joanne Shenandoah will present Music of the Oneidas on Thursday, May 1, at 7 p.m., in the Fillius Events Barn. She is the great-great-granddaughter of Chief Skenandoah with whom Samuel Kirkland envisioned Hamilton College. The event is free and open to the public.
Joanne Shenandoah is a Grammy award winner and recipient of 40 music awards, including a record-setting 13 Native American Music awards. She has released 16 recordings over her distinctive career, and has recently performed at the Vatican during the canonization of St. Kateri Tekawitha, the first Native American saint in the Roman Catholic tradition. She has also performed/collaborated with the late Pete Seeger, Bruce Cockburn, Neil Young, Willie Nelson and Rita Coolidge.