Bear clan member will talk about his life and the controversial land claim
(Dec. 6, 2004) GENEVA, N.Y.–Seneca Nation member Wayne Keemer, a decorated Vietnam veteran, will discuss the recent controversial land claim of the Cayuga Seneca people around Cayuga Lake. Keemer's talk about land claims and identities of the Iroquois indigenous nations will be held at 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 8, in Stern Hall Room 103, on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus. The talk is free and the public is invited to attend.
Keemer, a member of the Bear clan, is an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation of Indians and a resident of Rochester, N.Y. He served in the United States Army and is a decorated Vietnam veteran. He graduated from Monroe Community College with a degree in optical engineering technology and spent 23 years with the Eastman Kodak Company.
Keemer was a founding member of the Native American Council at Kodak, where he assisted with Kodak recruitment at national conventions. This Council also developed science programs in which Kodak professionals interacted with students to encourage further education.