Opening Ceremony

A Wellbriety Approach to Healing: The Four Directions

Hymn Singers

So, We've Been Taken Away Since Forever

Grieving Families, Grieving Communities


Closing the Sacred Hoop

Christian Parrish Takes the Gun (Supaman)

International Overdose Awareness Day. The Sacred Hoop is traveling home to Oneida. Don Coyhis Wellbriety Movement will be providing a presentation and Commitment Ceremony to close the evening.

We will be honoring those we have lost and those who are in the substance abuse recovery journey. We will be starting the day with a Resource Fair at 9 am and Educational Presentations through the afternoon.

Box lunch and dinner provided for the 1st 300 guests.

Location: Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, 2040 Airport Dr, Green Bay, WI



Honor Loved Ones Lost to Opioids

Post a Tribute

Megan Kelley Foundation

International Overdose Awareness Day

NARCAN Resources & Distribution

Wampum Belt 2019 - YouTube

WAMPUM TALK: We Are All Treaty People - YouTube

Oneida Nation History | Know Your Wisconsin - YouTube

I am Oneida - YouTube

People of the Longhouse - YouTube


KUNHI-YO Project Coordinators

Jacqueline Ninham
Substance Abuse Coordinator

Shannon Hill
Substance Abuse Coordinator

Mari Kriescher
Behavioral Health Director

Additional Information

Radisson Map


  • 9:00 AM
    to 9:30 AM
    Sign-in and Registration
    Sign-in and Registration
    Participants are encouraged to check out our Kunhi-Yo Market and Resource fair.
  • 10:00 AM
    to 10:30 AM
    OPENING CEREMONY with Sacred Hoop
    OPENING CEREMONY with Sacred Hoop
    Opening Prayer by Leander Danforth.

    CEU Survey - Opening Ceremony

    Three Clans Ballroom
  • 10:30 AM
    to 11:30 AM
    A Wellbriety Approach to Healing: The Four Directions
    A Wellbriety Approach to Healing: The Four Directions

    Don Coyhis, President of Coyhis and Associates.

    CEU Survey - A Wellbriety Approach to Healing: The Four Directions

    Three Clans Ballroom
  • 11:30 AM
    to 12:00 PM
    Oneida Hymn Singers
    Oneida Hymn Singers
    CEU Survey - Oneida Hymn Singers

    Oneida Hymn Singers honor and recognition with a moment of silence and songs for the loved ones who have traveled on to the spirit world.

    Edi Cornelius-Grosskopf

    Three Clans Ballroom
  • 12:00 PM
    to 1:00 PM
    Three Clans Ballroom
  • 1:00 PM
    to 2:00 PM
    So, We’ve Been Taken Away Since Forever
    So, We’ve Been Taken Away Since Forever

    CEU Survey - So, We've Been Taken Away Since Forever

    "So, we've been taken away since forever": Indigenous Relative Caregivers' Experiences as a Framework for Uncovering Coloniality in the Child Welfare System and Intersections with Substance Abuse

    Participants will be able to define ongoing colonialism as a problem in child welfare.

    They will examine the experiences of Indigenous relative caregivers with the child welfare system and the impact of substance misuse.

    This session will conclude with a discussion of decolonization in child welfare.

    Learning objectives:

    Participants will examine Indigenous relative caregiver experiences with the settler colonial child welfare system

    Participants will discover specific forms on ongoing colonization perpetuated by the settler colonial child welfare system and intersections with substance misuse

    Participants will critically identify how colonization is ongoing in child welfare

    Three Clans Ballroom
  • 2:00 PM
    to 3:00 PM
    Grieving Families, Grieving Communities
    Grieving Families, Grieving Communities
    CEU Survey - Grieving Families, Grieving Communities

    Session Title: Grieving Families, Grieving Communities
    Session Description and Training Objectives
    The grief experience is highly personal and is connected to the meaning we place on a loss in our lives.  The responses to grief and loss differ but are also impacted by personal history, relationship with who/that which was lost and factors surrounding the loss. Individuals attending this session will:
    Examine multiple perspectives of grief and response to losses
    Understand loss through a collective lens
    Explore meaningful ways to relate to those who are grieving (especially when grieving ourselves)

    Three Clans Ballroom
  • 3:00 PM
    to 3:15 PM
    Three Clans Ballroom
  • 3:15 PM
    to 4:00 PM
    Closing the Sacred Hoop
    Closing the Sacred Hoop
    Three Clans Ballroom
  • 4:00 PM
    to 5:00 PM
    Iroquoian Style Singing and Dancing Performance
    Iroquoian Style Singing and Dancing Performance

    CEU Survey - Iroquoian Style Singing and Dancing Performance

    The Haudenosaunee (People of The Long House) Social Dances have been a part of the healing process for the people of the longhouse for centuries. As part of these various dances encourages us to participate in various collaborative social events with in the Six Nations. This demonstration will engage participants into learning how to restructure our mental health thinking skills towards gratitude that honors all of creation. Within some of the Social Dances we encourage family cohesiveness and friendship.

    Three Clans Ballroom
  • 5:00 PM
    to 6:00 PM
    Three Clans Ballroom
  • 6:00 PM
    to 9:00 PM
    Supaman Cultural Lecture with Performance
    Supaman Cultural Lecture with Performance

    CEU Survey - Christian Parrish Takes the Gun (Supaman)

    Christian Parrish Takes the Gun
    , known professionally as Supaman is an Apsáalooke rapper and fancy war dancerr who grew up in Crow Agency, Montana.[1] 

    The child of parents who struggled with alcoholism, Supaman spent part of his childhood in foster care before being raised by his mother. He began DJing in the 90s after hearing a Litefoot song (with the two touring together in 1999),[2] In the fourth grade, Christian began dancing at powwows.[3] While in elementary school he began to write poetry and later began to rap.[1] He related to rap music because he felt he was going through the same issues that most artists were rapping about.[1] Taking the name 'Supaman' at the spur of the moment in a DJ competition,[1] Supaman began rapping in a more original style until he had a spiritual encounter that told him to live a better lifestyle and rap about more meaningful and inspirational topics. In the spiritual encounter he had, Supaman said his creator " let [him] know [he] was to do everything on [his] own."[1] 

    In 2003 Supaman founded the Native American hip-hop group Rezawrecktion,[4] whose first album (It's Time) won a Native American Music Award in 2005.[5] Since then, he has released four solo albums and received coverage and plaudits for the song Why? (featuring Acosia Red Elk).[6] In his hit track, Prayer Loop Song, Supaman utilizes various instruments including the drum and the ute all while beatboxing, rapping, and remixing different Native tracks.[7] His reasoning for the song and video was an audition tape for America's Got Talent.[1] Alongside rapping, he also tours schools, where he educates students about Native American history and culture.[8] He performed live on MTV as part of a show featuring new artists.[9] In 2013 his music and his fancy dancing skills were featured on a float for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.[3] One thing Supaman is known for is performing his music while wearing his traditional fancy dance outfit. He started doing this by accident when he was forced to do his musical performance right after he had performed a fancy dance while at a show for a school.[10] Supaman typically fuses spiritual concepts and ideas with his rap music.[11] Supaman creates all of his albums by himself, doing everything from singing and writing the music to creating and designing the covers.[12] Since releasing Gorilla in 2013 he has been featured on different songs and is set to release “Illuminatives” which features songs available from his viral videos. 

    Supaman is featured, with MAG7, in the Taboo video "Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL" which won an award for MTV Video Music Award for Best Video with a Social Message in 2017.[13] He has also been nominated for and received multiple awards for his work as a DJ, singer, and rapper, and a fancy dancer including the Tuney Award which he won seven times, the Aboriginal Peoples Music Choice Award, and the North America Indigenous Music Award.[14] Supaman was a contributor to the Standing Rock protest in which the Taboo song he is featured in is about. During the movement, Supaman visited Standing Rock frequently to perform and speak.[9] 

    In 2018 Supaman released “Illuminatives” which features songs select songs from his viral videos. 

    Three Clans Ballroom



  • Dr. Joan Groessl Speaker image
    Dr. Joan Groessl Associate Professor and Chair of Social Work Professional Programs @ University of Wisconsin- Green Bay

    Joan Groessl, MSW, PhD, LCSW

    Associate Professor and Chair of Social Work Professional Programs

    University of Wisconsin- Green Bay

    Dr. Groessl joined the faculty of University of Wisconsin Green-Bay in 2008 after over 20 years in community mental health.

    A licensed clinical social worker, she is active in efforts to promote community mental health in her home community of Algoma.

    Joan is active in the National Association of Social Workers and is currently President of the Board of Algoma Venture Academy, the first charter school in Door and Kewaunee Counties.

    Her dissertation research was on social worker moral development and ethical decision making and she continues to explore the topic as well as provide training throughout the region.

    Dr. Groessl has taught ethics at the graduate level and developed clinical courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level.

  • Leander Danforth Speaker image
    Leander Danforth

    I've worked for the Oneida language program for 19 years, being the principle teacher in the program for 17 years.

    I'm a second language speaker... one of two speakers we have left in our community.

    I'm a delagate of our community amongest the irquios confederacy.

    I'm the fire keeper for our longhouse here in Wisconsin.

    Being one of the 11 reconized longhouses wiyhin the confederacy, I've had the pleasure to work with many of our first language speakers including:

    • my grandmother the late Melinda Doxtator
    • Anoki Kv
    • the former muskrat Lloyd Skyler
    • Hudson Doxtator
    • laone Smith
    • Maria Hinton
    • Amos Christjohn
    • And many other first languge speakers that we had at the time I started learning
  • Don Coyhis Speaker image
    Don Coyhis President @ White Bison, Inc.
    Don Coyhis, Mohican Nation, is the Founder of White Bison, Inc., an American Indian non-profit organization, located in Colorado Springs, CO.

    Don originally set out to raise awareness and treat alcoholism among Indian youth on the reservations.

    After studying the underlying causes of alcoholism, White Bison's mission expanded to include drug addiction, dysfunctional families and relationships, and suicide prevention.

    From this, the Wellbriety Movement was born.

    The teachings of Wellbriety go beyond being sober to include thriving in the community and being balanced emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually.

    Over the past 34 years, Don has developed a series of culturally based programs to address recovery and treatment, youth prevention and treatment, programs for healthy families, and healing from unresolved grief and traumatic loss due to intergenerational trauma.

    These programs are designed help with all facets of family healing and have been implemented throughout the U.S. and Canada.

    A Wellbriety Approach to Healing: The Four Directions

    In May of 1995, the Sacred Hoop of 100 Eagle Feathers was born from a vision given to Mr. Don Coyhis, Mohican Nation.

    Shortly thereafter, a group of Elders from the 4 directions gathered to put 4 powers in the Hoop to assist in the Healing Time, The powers to Forgive the Unforgivable, the powers of Unity, the Powers of Healing and the Power of Hope.

    During this presentation, Don will connect each of the Four Gifts of the Sacred Hoop to the concept of Faith and demonstrate how these gifts can work through a community development process to create a Healing Forest for Native communities.


    1. To demonstrate how the Four Gifts of the Sacred Hoop can be used to deepen our Faith within our Cultures.

    2. To explain the role of these gifts and of Faith in bringing healing to Indigenous People.

    3. To explain the concept and processes of Wellbriety, and how it can impact healing in a community.

    4 Seasons of Recovery - YouTube
  • Dr. Cary Waubanascum Hawpetoss Speaker image
    Dr. Cary Waubanascum Hawpetoss Assistant Professor @ University of Wisconsin Green Bay

    Dr. Cary Waubanascum Hawpetoss is a citizen of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, Wakeny^ta (Turtle Clan), with ancestral roots in the Menominee, Forest County Potawatomi, and Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Nations of Wisconsin.

    She is a wife to Lance and Aknulha (Mother/Aunty) to a son, Tahatunhahelahawi (he is bringing happiness), daughter, Yehkwaloloks (she is harvesting), many nephews, and Loki (our baby girl German Shepherd).

    Cary worked ten years as a social worker with Indigenous families and nations in Northeast Wisconsin and across Turtle Island.

    Dr. Waubanascum earned her master's degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay and her Ph.D. in social work from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities in Mni Sota Makoce in 2021.

    Dr. Waubanascum is currently an Assistant Professor of social work at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

    Her research centers on uncovering and challenging ongoing colonialism in social work and child welfare and reclaiming our lifeways.


  • Oneida Hymn Singers Speaker image
    Oneida Hymn Singers


    Amazing Grace

    Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound

    That saved a wretch like me

    I once was lost, but now am found

    Was blind but now I see

    Was Grace that taught my heart to fear

    And Grace my fears relieved

    How precious did that Grace appear

    The hour I first believed

    Through many danger, toils and snares

    We have already come

    T'was Grace that brought us safe thus far

    And Grace will lead us home

    Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound

    That saved a wretch like me

    I once was lost but now am found

    Was blind but now I see

    Musicians Prayer

    Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord!

    God, please bless my music

    that it might glorify your name.

    May using it to serve you always be my aim.

    Let it be a witness to Your Majesty and Love,

    And remind us that You are watching from Your throne above.

    May others see Your beauty in every note they hear,

    And when they hear my music,

    May they feel your presence near.

    Oh Lord, I ask for guidance in everything I do,

    And pray you'll make my music an instrument for you.

    Please feel free to sing along with the chorus of these 4 songs with us:

    In The Sweet by and By #6

    In the sweet by and by,

    we shall meet on that beautiful shore.

    In the sweet by and by,

    we shall meet on that beautiful shore.

    Traveling Home #15

    Yes, I feel like traveling home.

    I feel like traveling home.

    My heavenly home is bright and fair.

    I feel like traveling home.

    God Will Take Care of You #15

    God will take care of you,

    through every day, in every way.

    God will take care of you!

    God will take care of you!

    Jesus Loves Me#76

    Yes, Jesus loves me.

    Yes, Jesus loves me.

    Yes, Jesus loves me.

    The bible tells me so.


    Edi Cornelius-Grosskopf, MS

    Family Wellness Coach/Consultant

    717 West First St.

    Shawano, WI 54166



    BS in Family Life Education from University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point

    MS in Family and Consumer Sciences from University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point

    Edi has worked in Community Education for over 40 years. She started her career working with the University of Wisconsin Extension Program as an Extension Home Economist and 4-H Agent, followed by an Adjunct Family Life Instructor for Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.

    She currently works as a Family Wellness Consultant. She owns her own consulting business called "Gentle Directions for Life" which includes facilitating personal growth for individuals and groups of all sizes.

    She offers life coaching for every season of the human experience. Parenting classes are her specialty.

    She teaches Zumba Gold classes. (A heart healthy, fun, family oriented Latin exercise/dance program that works every part of the body.)

    She teaches people of all ages and stages...including a class at a nursing home with wheel chair participants. One of her recent participants was 103 years old.

    She is also licensed in Zumba Gold Toning (Using 1-2 pound weighted shaker sticks while dancing.)

    Zumbini, bonding with music and movement for birth to 4 year olds and parents or caregivers, Zumba Kids JR. for 4-6 year olds and Zumba Kids 7-11 year olds.

    Her newest license is Plate by Zumba Coach. This is an evidenced based, nutrition information program to help guide people to health and well-being.

    She is also trained in the Wellcoaches wellness coaching program which assists professionals in building a coaching a roadmap using positive psychology.

    She is passionate about diabetes prevention education and family health and family fun community programs.

    She manages a team of JAFRA cosmetics consultants and sells their unique skin and body care products for the entire family.

    She has been a hospice volunteer for more than a decade.

    She is a wife, a mom and a grandmother.

    One of her favorite hobbies is singing. She sings traditional Oneida Hymns as well as sings with her church choir.

    One of her favorite quotes, “When we know better, we usually do better.” She reminds all people to learn something new every day.

    Book Link and Information

    Traveling Home Blessed by Spirit-filled Songs: A Journey to Indian Boarding School and Home

    This book shares positive family values and life lessons Alice lived and taught.

    Oneida history and culture come alive as the story of Alice's life unfolds.

    It is a story of hardships, overcoming obstacles, unconditional love, and the Great Spirit.

    It emphasizes the importance of hard work, contribution, family and community involvement, faith, and the power of Spirit filled songs.

    This tender story tells of how Alice beat all odds and was able to pass on her wisdom and philosophy.

    This book has been prayed over by many prayer warriors and it is hoped that it will be a blessing to individuals, families, and communities all over the world.

    The lessons are timeless and cross cultural.

    This book is intended to help people understand more deeply about the Oneida culture, Oneida hymn singing, Indian boarding schools, good family values, and the Savior of the world.

  • Oneida Veterans Speaker image
    Oneida Veterans
  • Smoke Dancers Speaker image
    Smoke Dancers
  • SUPAMAN Speaker image
    SUPAMAN Hip Hop Artist
    As a member of the "Apsaalooke Nation", Supaman makes his home on Apsaalooke lands in Montana.

    "Supaman" Is Christian Takes Gun Parrish, a Native American dancer and innovative hip hop artist who has dedicated his life to empowering and spreading a message of hope, pride and resilience through his original art form.

    He has been the recipient of the 2017 MTV VMA award for "Best Fight Against the System"!

    He is also a Nammy "Native American Music Award" winner, "North American Indigenous Image Award" winner, and 7 "Tunney Award" winner.

    He was awarded The Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award in Canada for best video and was voted MTV's new Artist of the Week!

    His nominations brought him home awards for Best Hip Hop Album and Best Producer for the Indigenous Music Awards.

    His videos have received millions of views on youtube and facebook which has put him in high demand touring extensively throughout the U.S.A and internationally.

    He has performed for Google at the Google headquarters in San Francisco.

    He recently was asked to audition for America's Got Talent and the Broadway play Hamilton.

    He is currently on tour around the country spreading the good medicine of resiliency, love, laughter and inclusion.

    Supaman's one of a kind presentation combines Native culture, comedy and urban hip hop culture which dazzles audiences and captivates listeners.

    For this he has gained the respect of his community and generation.

    The communicative talent along with the compassion that exudes from his music allows him to connect with people from all walks of life.

    His uncanny ability to motivate, encourage, and inspire through dance, and hip hop music keeps him at the forefront among his contemporaries which gives him a platform to educate on Indigenous issues.

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