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 31, 2008

 

Mt. Pleasant, Michigan    The Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways will host a one-day collection showing of personal artifacts from the Ziibiwing Center Permanent Collection on Saturday, November 15, 2008 from 10am-3pm. Many of these cultural materials have never been displayed to a general audience.

The Ziibiwing Center is home to an impressive collection of Anishinabek historical and contemporary personal artifacts and belongings. The artistic traditions of the people were best expressed in the decoration of clothing and the detailing of utilitarian objects. Bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and other objects used in daily life were adorned with manufactured glass beads, porcupine quills, silk ribbon, and silver.

William Johnson, Curator of the Ziibiwing Center, will host this special one-day exhibit and discuss the ever-evolving artistic expression and creativity of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan and the Great Lakes Anishinabek. This event is free and open to the public.

The Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan 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, 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 Eagle Landing Casino located in Standish, Michigan.

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