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Inter-Tribal Treaty Summit Day
9/11/2019 2:33:00 PM - Ziibiwing Cultural Center

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6AM SHARP! VANS LEAVE ZIIBIWING to travel to the Treaty of 1819 signing site: Saginaw, MI

7am-7:30am Sunrise Pipe Ceremony in downtown Saginaw at Treaty site


9am-9:30am Continental breakfast provided by Treaty of 1819 Working Group

9:30am-10am Opening Ojibwe prayer: Isabelle Osawamick, SCIT Anishinabe Outreach Specialist

Introductions: Erik Rodriguez, SCIT Public Relations Director

Welcome: SCIT Chief Ronald F. Ekdahl

Opening Remarks: Frank Ettawageshik, United Tribes of Michigan

10am-10:30am Remarks: Bonnie Ekdahl, Consultant for Saginaw Chippewa Youth Education/Founding

Ziibiwing Director. Ezhi-maadzing Ensa-Giizhigak - How We Live Daily

10:30am-11am Keynote Speaker: Wenona T. Singel, Deputy Legal Counsel to the Office of

Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The Legacy of the 1819 Treaty of Saginaw

11am-11:30am Remarks: Patrick Shannon, Senior Judge of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Court

Tribal Sovereignty and Tribal Courts - Overview

11:30am-12pm Remarks: Treaty of 1819 signatory Ogemaws

12pm-1pm Lunch provided by Treaty of 1819 Working Group

1pm-2pm Wild Rice Panel - Giving wild rice personhood: Saginaw Chippewa Wild Rice Committee

2pm-3pm Sovereignty Visioning Workshop: Jason George/Vision Makers

3pm-3:15pm Afternoon break provided by Treaty of 1819 Working Group

3:15pm-3:45pm Ogemagigido’s Speech - Proclamation - Traveling Song

Presentation of gifts to speakers/dignitaries - Treaty of 1819 scrolls to participants


5:30pm-6pm Vans will leave Ziibiwing to travel to the Castle Museum of Saginaw County History

7pm-8:30pm Castle Museum of Saginaw County History, Saginaw, MI • Exhibit Grand Opening

Our Foundations: Origins of Saginaw County

RSVP requested to Glenna Jenkins at 989.775.4744

Guest Room Block at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort available thru Tuesday, September 17, 2019

with Group Code: SECRH092319 at 877.232.4532 or

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