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Japanese Artist Akira Takei meets Tribal Council 3-20-15

Joseph V. Sowmick - March 24, 2015

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer on March 20 was honored to participate as the cultural exchange between the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan and Mt. Pleasant’s Sister City of Okaya, Japan continues. 


Japanese master artist Akira Takei was accompanied by Taiwan-born artist and Mt. Pleasant resident Lily Lihting Li Kostrzewa to Tribal Operations for a cultural exchange and building of international relationships and friendships.  After a brief greeting by our SCIT Administrators Dustin Davis and Ruben Mosqueda, the two international artists met with Tribal Chief Steve Pego and Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Council.


ZCS Assistant Director and Mt. Pleasant International Relations Council member Waabanoqua (Judy Pamp) informed the Council about the artists and their upcoming exhibit showings.


An Artists’ reception, demonstration, will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Center of Inclusion and Diversity, room 108, in the lower level of the Bovee University Center on the campus of Central Michigan University, Tuesday, March 24.



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