6650 E. Broadway • Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Phone: 989-775-4750 • Fax: 989-775-4770
Open Mon. thru Sat. 10am - 6pm • Closed Sundays

Stefanie Dombrowski, Sales & Events Coordinator • sdombrowski@sagchip.org
Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways
6650 E. Broadway • Mt. Pleasant, MI  48858
Phone 989.775.4744 • Fax 989.775.4770 • www.sagchip.org/ziibiwing

For Immediate Release - February 20, 2009

Mt. Pleasant, Michigan The Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways and Exclusive Sponsor, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. present the first of four Artist-in-Residence Mentoring Programs on Monday, March 9 - Friday, March 13, 2009. Renee "Wasson" Dillard will lead the workshop and focus on Great Lakes Indian basketry techniques and mediums. The 5-day Basketry Workshop is $25 per participant.

Renee is a highly-skilled woodland natural fiber artist from the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa (Waganakising Odawa). She has been teaching Anishinabe culture, basketry, traditions, and history for more than a quarter of a century. Renee is an engaging teacher who has presented at conferences and workshops in the United States and Canada. Her unique style reveals her serious commitment to the environment, to individual holistic health, and to bringing balance to communities through education, humor, and stories.

The Basketry Workshop will be held Monday - Friday at the Ziibiwing Center from 5:30pm - 8:00pm. Space is limited. All participants must register in advance and be 18 or older. Call to sign up today! For more information contact the Ziibiwing Center's Sales & Events Coordinator, Stefanie Dombrowski, at (989) 775-4744 or visit our website at www.sagchip.org/ziibiwing.

The Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways in Mount Pleasant, Mich. is the Midwest's Premier American Indian Museum. Established in 2004, the Ziibiwing Center is a distinctive treasure created to provide an enriched, diversified, and culturally relevant educational experience through its award-winning Diba Jimooyung (Telling Our Story) permanent exhibit, changing exhibits, research center, Ojibwe language immersion room, gift shop, Wi-Fi coffee & media lounge, and meeting rooms. The Ziibiwing Center is a non-profit cultural learning center and museum belonging to the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan who also own Michigan's only four diamond casino resort, the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, and the Saganing Eagle Landing Casino located in Standish, Mich.