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 - October 29, 2009

Mt. Pleasant, Michigan  The Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways and Exclusive Sponsor, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. present the fourth and final Artist-in-Residence Mentoring Program on Monday, Nov. 9 - Friday, Nov. 13, 2009. Dr. Suzanne L. Cross will focus on traditional and contemporary styles of beadwork.

Due to the overwhelming response, the 5-day adult and 1-day youth beadwork workshops are full. We are taking waiting list calls for the adult workshop. 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.

Dr. Suzanne L. Cross is an associate professor at Michigan State University and member of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan. She became a traditional dancer and beadwork artisan when she was eight years old. Since then, she has continued to create traditional dresses, medallions, earrings, beaded shawls, and dolls.

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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