October 10, 2007
director G. Peter Jemison (Seneca) is
the manager of Ganondagan State Historic Site, a recreation of
a 17th-century Seneca village, located in Victor, New York. Jemison
represents the Seneca Nation of Indians on repatriation issues;
he serves on the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and
formerly served on the board of directors of the American Association
of Museums. He is also an artist whose work has been widely shown
for more than two decades. His paintings and drawings have shown
in solo exhibitions at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo
and at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York. He was
the founding director of the American Indian Community House Gallery
in New York City. Jemison received a BS in art education and an
honorary doctorate in fine arts from Buffalo State College in
Buffalo, New York.
On his work as a selector for the 2003 Native American Film and
"What I'm struck with is the way in which the videographers
capture the beauty of their community.
What I really like
is this North/South connection that is made through the media...we
get crosscurrents of what people are doing."
Screened by NMAI
- Treaty of Canandaigua 1794: 200 Years of Treaty Relations
Between the Iroquois Confederacy and the United States.
Edited by G. Peter Jemison and Anna Schein. Santa Fe: Clear
Light Publishers, 2000.
Image credit: G.
Peter Jemison - Photograph by Anna Peña; G. Peter Jemison
- Photograph by James Kinistino