Dr. Holly Cusack-McVeigh is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Museum Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. She holds appointments as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Native American & Indigenous Studies and as a Public Scholar of Collections and Community Curation. Holly also serves as a Research Associate in the Ethnology & History Department at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Museum of the North. She has lived and worked in Alaska for over twenty years and continues to collaborate with Alaska Native communities on projects ranging from repatriation, oral history, cultural heritage research and tribal resource management. She has served as a liaison between museums and Native groups under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), and worked as a consultant for tribal water quality trainings and tribal marine science workshops with Native coastal villages.