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The Fertile Ground, Home to the Seneca Nation

*The event has already taken place on this date: Sat, 02/06/2021
Get your ticket now for "The Fertile Ground, Home of the Seneca" with Peter Jemison, Seneca artist, educator, advocate, and Historic Site Manager of Ganondagan State Historic Site. Jemison is the first guest in our new speaking series in partnership with the Skä·noñh-Great Law of Peace Center. Jemison will discuss the Seneca people and their ancestral homeland in Western New York, as well as the issue of food sovereignty. In particular, Jemison will reflect on the Iroquois White Corn Project.

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Peter Jemison has served as Historic Site Manager at Ganondagan since 1985, co-edited the book Treaty of Canandaigua 1794: 200 Years of Treaty Relations between the Iroquois Confederacy and the United States, produced the multi-award winning “Iroquois Creation Story” film, and has produced art that has been acclaimed and exhibited all over the world, among many other accomplishments. Jemison is currently on the Boards of Trustees for the National Museum of American Indian and the New York State Museum, was the founding director of the American Indian Community House Gallery in New York City, and was past Board Member-at-Large of the American Alliance of Museums. Jemison’s roles and responsibilities also include representing the Seneca Nation of Indians on the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) as well as a past Indian Tribe/Native Hawaiian Representative of the Federal Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP). A member of the Heron Clan of the Seneca Nation, Jemison’s work is rooted in the framework of Native American art.

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(315) 471-0593
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Erie Canal Museum
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1 - 2 pm
$5 Erie Canal Museum & Onondaga Historical Association Members $10 General Public


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