Published July 12, 2017
MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN – As part of its expansive “Edward Curtis: The American Indian” exhibition, the Muskegon Museum of Art will present a lecture by Larry Romanelli, ogema of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, based in Manistee, Michigan on Thursday, July 13, 2017.
Ogema Romanelli will discuss the history and current life of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians. He is a lifelong Muskegon resident and is from the Thunder clan of Odawa Indians. In 2007, he was elected as the tribal ogema (chairman) of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians . He was re-elected to a second term of office in 2011 and an unprecedented third term of office in 2015 which he will serve out until the year 2019. Along with his tribal work, he is a successful businessman and owner of three businesses in West Michigan.
While the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians is headquartered in Manistee, more than half of the contemporary tribal citizens live in Muskegon County.
Event is free and open to the public.
WHAT: Lecture by Larry Romanelli, ogema of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians
WHEN: Thursday, July 13, 2017; Reception at 5:30 p.m and Leture at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Muskegon Museum of Art, 296 West Webster Avenue, Muskegon, Michigan 49440
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