Coffee @ 10 with Eric Hemenway
461 East Mitchell Street
Petoskey, MI 49770 231.347.4337
Join us for Eric Hemenway's presentation, How Art and History Help Tell the Story of the Waganakising Odawa.
Eric is an Anishnaabe/Odawa from Cross Village, Michigan. He is the Director of Repatriation, Archives and Records for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, a federally recognized tribe in northern Michigan. Eric works to collect and preserve historical information for LTBB Odawa. That information is used to support the LTBB government and create historical educational materials on Odawa history, such as: exhibits, signage, publications, presentations, curriculums and media.
Eric has worked on numerous repatriations of native, human remains under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). He is a former member of the NAGPRA Review Committee, Michigan Humanities Council, and Michigan Historical Society. He currently sits on boards for the Michigan Historical Commission and Little Traverse Conservancy.