Eric Hemenway is an Odawa/Anishnaabe from Cross Village, Michigan.   He works as a Research/Repatriation Assistant in the Archives/Records and Cultural Preservation Department for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians.   Eric is responsible for the repatriation of items and remains of deceased tribal members, resolving problems that have gone on for decades, or even a century.   Eric also cares for several Odawa cemeteries in Emmet County.  His work takes him all over the country, and his global contacts help him locate items from the Great Lakes in the museums of Europe.

Eric will tell us why his tribe has created his position within its government, why it is important to care for the ones who have passed on, and how the activities of his department continue time-honored customs practiced by the Odawa for centuries.

Join Eric on Monday, May 24th at 7 P.M. at the Greensky Hill Indian Mission United Methodist Church’s Susan Hall at 08484 Greensky Hill Road in Hayes Township.   A map and excellent directions can be found at or call Georganna for more information.