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Born 1964 Santa Fe, New Mexico
Pueblo of Pojoaque (Tewa culture)
1984 Graduate of Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico  3-D Design/Ceramics
1985 Graduate of California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California  Ceramics & Drawing *Studied with Viola Frye
1985 Student at The Lacoste School of Arts, in Lacoste, France
1986-87 Teacher Assistant for Japanese sculptor Yazou Mizue

Developed the Poeh Museum and Cultural Center. The Pueblo of Pojoaque is one of eight Native American tribes to receive High Honors from Harvard University's Honoring Contributions in the Governance of American Indian Nations Program, also known as Honoring Nations 2000. The Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development at the University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government created this Program in 1998 to identify, celebrate and share outstanding examples of governance among American Indian nations in the United States. The Ford Foundation, a resource for innovative people and institutions worldwide, supports this Program.

2008  An art museum in itself, Buffalo Thunder is home to hundreds of pieces of unique art, sculptures and architecture—every room offers hand-designed furnishings and work by local artists, including Pueblo of Pojoaque Governor George Rivera.

The sculpture "Buffalo Dancer II" by George Rivera is now part of the permanent collection of the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Selected Public Collections:​​​
National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C..
President Barack Obama
Poeh Museum and Cultural Center
Hilton Hotels, Buffalo Thunder Resort
Chasen's Restaurant, Los Angeles, California
Thalden & Boyd Architects
Pueblo of Pojoaque, New Mexico
Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C.

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