Event Title

Activism Through Quilting/Religion and Spirituality

Location

Room 334

Start Date

25-2-2015 2:00 PM

Description

Activism through Quilting (Nell Orndorf) will discuss and example design, use and customs of quilting in Native American cultures.

Presenter Bio

Nell Orndorf holds a Bachelors degree in psychology from the University of Akron (1985) and a Masters degree in Family Ecology from the University of Akron (1990.) She also served as a board member for the Native American Indian and Veterans Center of Summit County. Nell's native American heritage is Ojibwe and Blackfoot from the Turtle Clan on her father's side. Her husband, Jim is Lakota. Nell provides consultation to several universities on Native American issues and pow wows. In addition, she teaches sewing, crochet, tatting, quilting, Native American beading, card making and scrapbooking as a way to help and encourage others in honoring and preserving their culture, customs, and heritage. Nell has proudly sewn and presented ceremonial regalia and quilts for many friends and dignitaries in the northeast Ohio area.

Stefanie O’Connor has a double major in History and Geology along with an Associate Degree in Science. She graduated in May 2014 and is currently applying for Grad School to obtain her Masters in History. Stefanie completed her Senior Honors Thesis in Native Indian Dance in 2014; during her process in writing her Senior Honors Thesis she was adopted by Leonard Little Finger a Lakota Elder, whom now she calls grandfather. Stefanie participated in the Undergraduate Conference in 2014, held the position of Geology Club President from 2009-2013, is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, participated in the Leadership Program in 2009-2010, a member of Student Government 2009-2010, Honors Program Membership from 2011-2014 In her free time she enjoys reading, researching, golf, swimming, spending time with her 10 year old son, being outdoors hiking and fossil collecting.

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President Warren

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President Warren and Quilt

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President Warren

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President Warren

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Feb 25th, 2:00 PM

Activism Through Quilting/Religion and Spirituality

Room 334

Activism through Quilting (Nell Orndorf) will discuss and example design, use and customs of quilting in Native American cultures.