Allan Jamieson will talk about the importance of the Two Row Wampum teaching as we collectively paint a Two Row Wampum on the grounds of the PAC throughout the weekend.
An elder of the Cayuga Nation, Wolf Clan, one of the Six Nations of the Haudenosaunee (Iroqouis) Confederacy.
He will speak about “Environmental Stewardship for the Next Seven Generations and Using Water Wisely.”
Allan is Director and one of the founding members of Neto Hatinakwe Onkwehowe which means, “Here Lives The People,” where he is responsible for coordinating art exhibits and projects sponsored by Neto, including scheduling artist workshops, hiring artists and curators, scheduling exhibits, providing publicity for all events and producing an annual Travel Guide brochure.
His educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts from the State University of New York College at Buffalo and a Master of Arts from the University of Buffalo. While a graduate student, he developed and taught the currently offered course in Native American Literature. In addition to his interest in art, he recently completed for Native Community Services of Buffalo, a language assessment of the resources available for maintaining the six Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) languages in New York State.
His experience includes extensive research on the Western New York geographical area and oral history related to Western New York. For the past 20 years, he has been an active member of the Native Community in the Western New York Region which includes the Buffalo and Niagara Falls areas, assisting area art institutions with Native American programming. Between work and studies, Allan produced several 30-minute videos for public access television on topics including Native American Border Rights, Maid of the Mist and the Columbus Legacy. He is a member of the Board of Trustees, Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society; Leadership Buffalo, Community Leadership Program; and Alternative Dispute Resolution of Ontario.