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 - June 17, 2009

Mt. Pleasant, Michigan    The Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways will host the Summer Solstice Anishinabemowin Immersion Cultural Teaching & Feast in conjunction with the Grandmothers' Petroglyphs Cleansing Ceremony on June 21 from 11am-3pm.

Attendees can expect to see and be a part of Anishinabek culture and history. Water teachings, petroglyph interpretations, medicinal plant identification, a feast bundle, and the Anishinabe language will all be present at this year's Summer Solstice. All guests should bring their own lawn chair and be dressed appropriately; women must wear long skirts. There will be a shuttle bus to the petroglyph cleansing in Sanilac County provided through the Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways. Please call (989) 775-4750 to reserve seating, as it is limited. The Summer Solstice event is free and open to the public.

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 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.