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 - September 2, 2009

Mt. Pleasant, Michigan  The Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways and Exclusive Sponsor, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. present the third of four Artist-in-Residence Mentoring Programs on Monday, Sept. 14 - Friday, Sept. 18, 2009. Mina Toulouse will lead the workshop and focus on traditional quill box making.

Due to overwhelming response, the adult quillwork workshop is full. Youth workshops are still available. The Ziibiwing Center will feature one-day quillwork activities for classroom groups from 9am-1pm. At only $4 per student and chaperone and $2 per teacher, the students will learn the preparation and history of quillwork and make their very own quill project to take home. Space is limited and all classrooms must register in advance. 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.

Mina Toulouse is an award-winning artist from the Ojibway Tribe of Sagamok Anishinabek. Through her commitment to the Anishinabe way of life, she has become a well-known artist throughout Canada and the United States. With the help of her husband Theodore, materials needed for her pieces have been personally harvested for the past eighteen years. With birchbark, sweetgrass, and porcupine quills, she is able to demonstrate the creativity and ingenuity of this art form that was given to her by her ancestors.

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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