Jewel’s Cause and the Oneida Circle: An interview with Donna Keuhl

Donna Keuhl is the founder, CEO and Director of Oneida Circle, an organization created to empower and educate youth in combatting abuse and bullying. In this interview, recorded on June 30th, 2016, Donna speaks about her involvement in Jewel’s Cause and the Oneida Circle. Find out more at and

This audio interview with Donna Keuhl discusses an upcoming event planned by the Oneida Circle to advance Jewel’s Cause.

Jewel Monture or Gahwediyo was born on December 11th, 1997 to Janie Jamieson of the Mohawk Turtle Clan, in the SIx Nations of the Grand River Territory. Jewel became a very talented dancer at an early age and excelled at almost any activity she put her efforts into. By age 11, Jewel was an accomplished dancer in both western and traditional Onkwehon:we dancing. She was also a model, actor, sports player and accomplished smoke dancer. Tragically, Jewel became a target of abuse and online bullying by jealous peers and manipulative adults. After suffering months of harassment and abuse, and with police and school authorities failing to take action, Jewel took her own life at the tender age of 12 on November 12th, 2010. In this audio interview Janie Jamieson speaks about Jewel’s life and many accomplishments and talks about the many ways in which Onkwehon:we youth suffer from privation and the continuing effects of colonialism.

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