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Odawa and The 1980's: A Decade of Conflict and Change

  • Tue, June 08, 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Online via Zoom

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A Decade of Conflict and Change

Online presentation by Eric Hemenway

The 1980s set the stage for major changes for the Odawa in Northern Michigan. Conflict over fishing, changes in leadership and the decision to seek a new path for self-government are some of the impacts of this era.

Eric Hemenway Bio:
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 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 and Little Traverse Conservancy.



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