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“Water is Life” a Virtual Presentation with G. Peter Jemison

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

CLWA is pleased to welcome G. Peter Jemison (Seneca, Heron Clan) on Tuesday, February 23rd at 10:00 am for a virtual presentation titled “Water is Life”.   

The Hodinӧhsӧ:ni have a Thanksgiving address used to bring their minds together when gathering for a ceremony of social occasion. ​Using words that were laid down for us, ​an individual “opens the gathering”, giving thanks to the Creator’s Gifts. Following a specific order, first, the people are acknowledged, next, thanks are given for their Mother – the Earth, and thirdly, thanks are given for all the different forms of water that exist.

In this virtual presentation, Jemison will describe how Canandaigua Lake was so much a part of the life of the Onӧndowa:gah (Seneca), the importance that it still holds in their culture today, ​and a reflection on how the lake is faring in modern times.

We hope you will join us for this special presentation that is sure to spark discussion and thought.

Please note: Space is limited to 50 attendees for this virtual presentation, and spots are reserved on a first come, first served basis. Registration is required by following: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HACXhlOrR3W8C_bg90xb1g


Jemison is a nationally recognized Seneca historian, artist, writer and curator. He is the former site manager of Ganondagan State Historic Site, a recreation of a 17th-century Seneca village and interpretive facility which tells the more than 2,000-year-old story of Seneca and Haudenosaunee contributions to art, culture and society.


February 23
10:00 am - 11:00 am


Via Zoom


Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association