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
Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways
Phone 989.775.4744  •  Fax 989.775.4770


For Immediate Release - July 23, 2007


Mt. Pleasant, Michigan    The Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways will host a three-day cultural celebration July 31-August 2 aptly named NativeFest.  The goals for NativeFest are to honor the community, kick-off American Indian Sobriety Month, and support the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan's annual Pow Wow which will be held at the Tribal Campground August 3-5.

The 2nd Annual Indian Car Bingo will be held in the Ziibiwing Center parking lot on July 31 from 6-9 pm with registration beginning at 5pm.  At only $10 per person, participants will enjoy playing bingo from their car with a chance to win fabulous prizes including the cover-all grand prize worth over $300. All proceeds from Car Bingo will support educational and cultural programming at the Ziibiwing Center.

The Woodland Indian Art Expo will be held August 1 & 2 from 10am-6pm each day.  American Indian artists will demonstrate and sell their work in the lobby of the Ziibiwing Center. 

A Music & Comedy Show will be held on the Ziibiwing Center grounds August 2 from 7pm-10pm. Fun for the entire family - laugh with comedian Buddy Big Mountain and listen to the musical stylings of Paul Pego, Diiva minawaa Davis, and Kevin Chamberlain.  Enjoy free food, a sports bouncer courtesy of Mt. Pleasant Rental, face painting, balloon animals by Michael Philo, and caricatures by Mary Rochelle.  This event is held in cooperation with the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe's Housing Department and Youth Task Force.

The Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways is the Midwest's premier American Indian museum.  Founded in 2004, the Ziibiwing Center is a distinctive treasure created to provide an enriched, diversified, and culturally relevant educational experience through its award-winning permanent exhibit, changing exhibits, research center, gift shop and café. 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 establishment, the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort.

# # # #