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Meet the Team: Janet Antone, Administrator, Indigenous Programs

Updated: 5 days ago

Janet is a graduate of Fanshawe College’s Music Industry Arts Program and the owner of Ms. Antone's Beadwork. She brings years of experience in arts administration, stage management, community outreach, and Oneida language revitalization to the London Arts Council.




Meet Janet Antone


Janet Antone (She/Her) is a proud member of the Oneida Nation of the Thames. She has always strived to be an impactful community member, doing her best to create positive change within her community.

Janet is a graduate of Fanshawe College’s Music Industry Arts program. She has worked for three years as an Arts Administrator at Native Earth Performing Arts, has stage managed the Summerworks programmed of Medicine Boy by Waawaate Fobister, and has worked at the Oneida Language and Cultural centre as the audio technician and administrative assistant, helping to preserve the Oneida Language through audio and visual mediums. Her most recent role is the Cultivating Allyship Specialist at the London Arts Council.

Janet also started her beadwork journey 10 years ago and unofficially launched her beadwork business, Ms. Antone’s Beadwork, in 2018. Her beadwork has been all over the world (Africa, US, New Zealand, Scotland & Norway), as well as appearing in television series such as Letterkenny, Shoresy, and Rutherford Falls, for which she received a merit mention on Vogue.com.

 

Ask Me Anything - with Janet Antone


Who is someone you admire, and why?


Someone I admire would be my mom, because she has shown me what perseverance looks like. She has never given up on trying to achieve her dreams and build a better life for her and her children.


What would be your personal motto?

Leave things better than when you found them.

What do you think are the best skills that you bring to your job?


I feel like my ability to connect with people on a personal level is my best skill. I can sit with people and they will open up to me about their life and I feel like that is because I am a very open person.

How do you want people to remember you? I want people to remember me as someone who always tried her best to be honest and kind to others. I want people to think of me as honest but fair.



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