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


Contact:
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 - Aug. 19, 2009

Mt. Pleasant, Michigan  The Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways presents a Monarch Butterfly Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 1-5pm.

The 3rd Annual Monarch Butterfly Celebration will be fun-filled entertainment for the entire family. Children's activities, face painting, door prizes, and story-telling at 1:30pm and 3:30pm will all be part of this one-day event. Attendees will be able to adopt a monarch for only $1 with proceeds benefiting the Monarch Butterfly Tracking Program. The monarch butterfly release will be held at 4pm.

Fancy Shawl Dance presentations will be held at 1pm and 3pm. Women's Fancy Shawl Dance is sometimes called the "Butterfly Dance," because of the brightly colored shawls worn around their shoulders. Intricate beadwork and dresses match the shawls creating beauty in motion as these dancers perform dazzling footwork and spins. This event is free and open to the public. For more information please contact the Ziibiwing Center's Visitor Services Coordinator Yvette Pitawanakwat at (989) 775-4738 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 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 Eagles Landing Casino located in Standish, Mich.

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