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Honoring, Healing and Remembering

Mt. Pleasant Indian Industrial Boarding School
Wednesday, June 6th, 2013 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.

2014 Schedule of Events

7am   Sunrise Ceremony at Mission Creek Cemetery - Steve Pego & George Martin
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   Silent Auction Begins
    Pipe Ceremony, Grand Entry, and Flag Song Welcoming all Pipe carriers and Tribal Flag Bearers
Student Roll Call "Remembering the Deceased"
Prayer& Special Guest Speakers
Noon   Lunch (provided)
1pm   Special Guest Speakers (continued)
3pm   Jingle Dress Healing Dance & Celebratory Round Dance Welcoming all Jingle Dress Dancers
3:30pm   Silent Auction Ends
4pm   Give-Away and 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