The International Cryptozoology Museum (ICM) would like to welcome our newest member of our Board of Directors, and introduce her to you.
Emily Buermann is a resident of Minnesota and an enrolled member of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe. Growing up on the reservation in a small Native community, Emily’s family instilled in her a respect and reverence for all creatures, known and unknown to the scientific community. In 2016, Emily joined the Becker County Museum as Programs Director where she creates and coordinates an array of historical and cultural programs, exhibits, and events. She is active in community organizations and volunteers in her childrens’ school district on a Parent Advisory Committee with an emphasis on cultural inclusion. Emily and her husband Jeremy have been married for 19 years and have three children. In her free time, Emily enjoys attending powwows with her family, traveling, reading, and creating traditional and contemporary beadwork.
Emily Buermann, growing up in the village of Pine Point on the White Earth reservation, Minnesota.
Loren Coleman, founder/director of the ICM, was introduced to Ms. Buermann through mutual attendance at Minnesota conferences and followup correspondence.
Emily Buermann is a founding member of a Midwestern group examining unexplained activities, since 2010. Specifically, while she is aware of the local Hairy Man (i.e. Sasquatch/Bigfoot) of Vergas, Minnesota, she was taught from a young age that Bigfoot are meant to be left alone to their lives in the forest and she learned to not disturb them. She adds a cultural perspective to our Board discussions.
Emily Buermann, through her organizational and museum work, has created programming for the museum titled “Local Legends and Lore,” which has been running annually since 2016. For these programs, she gathered information from eyewitnesses and those who are familiar with the local legends, along with newspaper archives and local published histories. Topics have included local lake monsters, merfolk, Hairy Man, UFO sightings, local ghost legends, Wendigo, local Scandinavian folklore, and unsolved murders and crimes. Presentations and programming are offered through her museum and she has been a guest presenter at Paracon in Mahnomen, Minnesota and CoreCon in Fargo, North Dakota.
We look forward to obtaining Emily Buermann’s insights through the prism of her life in the world of the Ojibwe, from her investigations of the mysteries all around us, and via Minnesota museums.
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