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Jordan Parker Buffalo (Seneca Nation)

Jordan Parker Buffalo

Residence Hall Director of Akwe:kon Residence Program House

Jordan is a member of the Seneca Nation Beaver Clan. He graduated from Haskell Indian Nations University with his A.A. in Liberal Arts and B.S. in Earth Science/Environmental Science from Syracuse University. At the intersection of his cultural and academic interests stands Indigenous Knowledge Systems, and specifically those focused on Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK), practices of wellness and wellbeing expressed through the philosophy of “good mind,” Indigenous methodologies of inclusive community building, as well as traditional mentorship, guided by the Haudenosaunee practice of condolence. Jordan would like to continue to deepen the bonds between the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program, Akwe:kon and Indigenous communities as an ethical practice and a responsibility of his position. In his free time, Jordan likes to play basketball, mentor youth and spend time with his daughter, Kyrie and twin sons, Jonah and Lucah. 

As the new Residence Hall Director of Akwe:kon Residence Program House, Jordan looks forward to working with Akwe:kon residents, the Residential community and the larger Cornell community to write the next chapter of Akwe:kon’s rich history and continue its unique legacy as a shared and inclusive cultural space with programming that reflects Indigenous values, traditional teachings and creative practices.