Onya’ta:aká: teknakéhle’ thahyu:ní niwaki’taló:t^ - Oneida Nation Wolf Clan
My name is Leah Shenandoah, I am a member of the Wolf Clan from Oneida, NY. I have been making art and performing my entire life with my Mother, Joanne Shenandoah, who has 17 albums and holds a Grammy. My Grandmother, Maisie Shenandoah, Wolf Clan, taught me native crafts from a young age. I intend to help heal others through my art and music, with loving intent, materials and colours.
Currently, I hold a BS Cum Laude in Textiles from Syracuse University and an MFA Cum Laude candidate in Metals and Jewelry from Rochester Institute of Technology. I won a Native American Music Award for "Best Debut Artist" and a Syracuse Area Music Award for "Best Alternative" for my debut album, "Spectra”.
"My goal in life is to help heal Mother Earth and her inhabitants through my music and art." - Leah Shenandoah