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 - November 30, 2009

Mt. Pleasant, Michigan  The Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways and Exclusive Sponsor, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. concluded the 2009 Artist-in-Residence Mentoring Program this November. The 2009 Artist-in-Residence Mentoring Program was a great success for the Center. Four workshops were held focusing on four different mediums including black ash basketry, corn husk doll making, quillwork, and beadwork. There was an overwhelming response from the community for both the adult and youth workshops. Through these workshops, the Ziibiwing Center taught Woodland Indian art education to a total of 82 adults and 770 youth over the course of the year. 

The Artist-in-Residence Mentoring Program is a complimentary program to the Indigenous Peoples Art Market and was created in 2007 to provide Woodland Indian Art education, technique, tools, and cultural instruction to the next generation. The mentoring programs included activities for classroom groups and adult workshops. The next Artist-in-Residence Mentoring Program will occur in 2011.

The Ziibiwing Center would like to announce the Exclusive Sponsorship of Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. for the 8th Indigenous Peoples Art Market. The Indigenous Peoples Art Market is a national juried Art Show and will be held October 1 - 3, 2010 in the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort's Entertainment Hall. We expect
over 50 American Indian Artisans from around the country for the show. 

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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