ONKWEHÓN:WE FESTIVAL 2019
Sunday June 30 – Main Stage
4PM – 6PM
Andy Thomas, also known by some as Taohyagedo, is a traditional singer & dancer from the Bear Clan of the Oneida Nation. Taohyagedo graduated from Gaweni:yo High School in 2002 and has had the privilege of learning from some of the most knowledgeable Haudenosaunee teachers, singers, and leaders of our generation. At their encouragement, he has spent the last 20 years continuing to learn and teach Ukwehuwe’neha culture and language here in his home community of Six Nations, as well as in Akwesasne Mohawk Territory and Oneida Nation at the Thames. He spent time in First Nations Studies and Media Theory at Western University from 2010-2014.
Aside from his time as an artist in graphic design and water-drum making, he currently works as an Oneida Language teacher at Tsi Niyukwalihot^ Learning Centre in Oneida, Ontario.