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Eric Hemenway

Eric Hemenway works in the Cultural Preservation Department for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians in Northern Michigan. The majority of his work centers around retrieving human remains and sacred objects under NAGPRA. He has worked with the tribes in Michigan on 11 successful recommendations for disposition of culturally unidentifiable human remains from the NAGPRA Review Committee and has had 11 repatriation claims for human remains, sacred objects, funerary objects and objects of cultural patrimony go through successfully. He currently sits on the NAGPRA Review Committee, Emmet County Historical Commission and LTBB Youth Cultural Advisory Committee.