Oct 17 – “Our Voices from the Past Carry Us into the Future: Anishnaabek/Odawa History, Culture, and Repatriation”
The Institute for Social Research presents “Our Voices from the Past Carry Us into the Future: Anishnaabek/Odawa History, Culture, and Repatriation”
October 17 at 10:00 am, Institute for Social Research
Eric Hemenway will discuss Odawa geography, history, and his work with repatriation of human remains and sacred objects. He will highlight a few cases of repatriation that he personally worked on with the University of Michigan.
Eric Hemenway 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 Indian, 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 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 and currently sits on boards for the Michigan Historical Commission, Michigan Historical Society, Michigan Humanities Council and Little Traverse Conservancy.
Additional details about the event can be found here.