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


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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 - October 7, 2009

Mt. Pleasant, Michigan  The Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways along with members of the Anishinabe Ogitchedaw Veteran & Warrior Society, Eagle Clan will host an Eagle Feather Cleansing, Honoring,
and Feast Oct. 21-23.  

Through more than 600 eagle feathers that will be pulled from the Ziibiwing Center's collection, participants will have the opportunity to see living, breathing, cultural objects used in traditional Anishinabek ceremonies and song culture. "It is important to preserve material for the future. We preserve not only cultural objects but the traditional way of life for the future - we are not a static culture," said the Ziibiwing Center's Curator, William Johnson.

Join with the Ziibiwing staff and members of the Anishinabe Ogitchedaw Veteran & Warrior Society, Eagle Clan once again on Thursday, Oct. 22 for the Eagle Feather Honoring. Honor and visit the feathers in the Ziibiwing Collection. A bowl will be available to leave your semmaa (tobacco) offering which will be placed in a sacred fire on Friday, Oct. 23. This event is free and open to the public.

Come celebrate the American Bald Eagle Friday, Oct. 23 at the Eagle Feather Feast. Visitors are welcome to bring their own personal eagle feathers (or other bird feathers) to the feast. A sacred fire will be lit to place your semaa (tobacco) offerings. Please bring a dish to pass - no poultry or other bird dishes. This event is free and open to the public. For more information please contact William Johnson at (989) 775-4730.

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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