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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 5th, 2015 7am-4pm
1400 W. Pickard Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858

Join us on the 80th 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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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 Morning Sun lot at 711 W. Pickard
  • 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.

2015 Schedule of Events

-Download a printable copy of the 2015 program-

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 - Steve Pego
10am   Grand Entry & Flag Song - Min Ode Singers
Silent Auction and 50/50 begin
1030am   Roll Call, Remembering the Deceased
- William Johnson and Daisy Kostus - MIIBS Committee Members
11:15am   Honor Song - Min Ode Singers
11:20am   Opening Prayer - Isabelle Osawamick, Anishinabe Outreach Specialist, ALRD
11:25am   Welcome - Steve Pego, Tribal Chief, Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan
- Dr. Tim Hall, Associate Dean, CMU College of Humanities
- Nancy Ridley, City Manager, City of Mt. Pleasant
11:45am   30-minute Guided Tour of the Site
12:00pm   Lunch (Provided by Nbakade)
Music by Spirits Rising - Joe Reilly and Allison Radell
1:00pm   30-minute Guided Tour of the Site
1:30pm   Keynote Address - Dr. Theresa Turmel, Sturgeon Falls, Ontario
2:30pm   Unveiling of Beadwork - Summer Peters
2:45pm   Poetry - Gordon Henry
3:00pm   Jingle Dress Healing Dance - Melissa Montoya, Yebishawn Oldshield,
N'Daunis Pego and Min Ode Singers
3:15pm   Round Dance - Min Ode Singers
3:30pm   Silent Auction and 50/50 end Give-Away
4:00pm   Closing Prayer - Daisy Kostus -MIIBS Committee Member
Traveling Song - Snowbird Singers and Min Ode Singers

Event Co-sponsors

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