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"HONORING, HEALING & REMEMBERING" Mt. Pleasant Indian lndustrial Boarding School
Published: 5/13/2016 10:36:00 AM - Boarding School

Join us on the 82nd anniversary of the Mt. Pleasant Indian Industrial Boarding School closing. We recognize the suffering, strength, and resilience of the children through a day of memoriam and fellowship.
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The Tribal Council is seeking a Project Manager
Published: 1/26/2016 10:00:00 AM - Boarding School

The proposed project manager must include development and future plans for the Mt. Pleasant Indian Industrial Boarding School (MIIBS) including a community survey in which to assist with guidance.
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Honoring, Healing and Remembering

Mt. Pleasant Indian Industrial Boarding School
Friday, June 6th, 2016 7am-4pm
1400 W. Pickard Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858

Join us on the 82nd anniversary of the Mt. Pleasant Indian Industrial Boarding School closing. We recognize the suffering, strength and resilience of the children through a day of memoriam and fellowship.

RAIN OR SHINE
Open to the public Groups welcome Bring lawnchairs, lawn blankets,water bottles, umbrellas

Silent Auction donations welcomed!

Contact Amanda Lewis alewis@sagchip.org or 989.775.4734

Event Information


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2015 Event Flyer
2014 Event Flyer
2013 Event Flyer

2012 Event Flyer

View Video for the 2014 event

View video from the 2011 event

Boarding School Information (Ziibiwing Site)

2nd Annual Eagle Staff Run


  • Rain or Shine
  • Open to the public
  • Groups welcome
  • Bring lawnchairs or lawn blankets
  • Bring your family photos & letters for the Ziibiwing Center to scan & archive
  • Handicap & Elder parking available
  • Main parking in the lot at the corner of Pickard & Henry • Shuttle Service and Handicap/Elder parking available
  • PLEASE DO NOT PARK ALONG CRAWFORD RD.
  • Shuttle service available
  • Rooms are available at the Baymont Inn and Suites at the rate of $77 plus tax. The block of rooms are saved under MIIBS and the phone number is (989) 775-5555

Last years event was well attended with several hundred participants in this act of healing. Boarding School Rememberance events are open to the public, and all groups welcomed. Those who attended the boarding school or their family members were ecouraged to bring family photos and letters for the Ziibiwing Center to scan and add to their boarding school archive.

2016 Schedule of Events

-Download a printable copy of the 2016 Flyer-

7am   Sunrise Ceremony at Mission Creek Cemetery - Steve Pego
1475 S. Bamber Road - Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
8am   Breakfast (provided)
1400 W. Pickard - Mt. Pleasant, MI (Near corner of Pickard & Crawford)
930am   Pipe Ceremony
10am   Grand Entry & Flag Song
Welcoming all Pipe Carriers & Tribal Flag Bearers
Student Roll Call "Remembering the Deceased"
Prayer & Special Guest Speakers
Silent Auction begins
12:00pm   Lunch (Provided)
1:30pm   Special Guest Speakers (continued)
2:30pm   Unveiling of Beadwork - Summer Peters
3:00pm   Jingle Dress Healing Dance &
Celebratory Round Dance
Welcoming all Jingle Dress Dancers
3:30pm   Silent Auction ends
4:00pm   Giveaway & Traveling Song


Event Co-sponsors

  The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan
  Central Michigan University
  Isabella County Transportation Commission (ICTC)
  Morning Sun
  Coyne Oil Corporation