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 - December 4, 2008


Mt. Pleasant, Michigan    The Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways will host a very special visit from Anishinabe Santa.  His toboggan is scheduled to arrive on the grounds of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan's Ziibiwing Center. You can bring the kids to tell Anishinabe Santa their wish lists and get their picture taken with the "Big Guy" on Saturday, December 13 and Saturday, December 20 from 10am-5pm. He will bring coloring pages for the children and his helpers will provide storytelling. Anishinabe Santa would also like you to know that the Ziibiwing Center is a drop-off site for "Toys for Tots" - you can help the U.S. Marines provide toys for children in need this Christmas.

For a nominal fee, pictures of your little ones can be taken with Anishinabe Santa who will be dressed in American Indian inspired clothing and seated in his Woodland Indian winter wonderland. Not to leave out the adults, Anishinabe Santa has asked the Ziibiwing Center gift shop to offer holiday discounts on select merchandise with free gift wrapping, as well as specialty hot beverages in the Wi-Fi coffee & media lounge.  Call 989-775-4750 for more information or photo pricing details.

If you renew or purchase a Ziibiwing Center Membership now through December 20th, 2008, you will receive a FREE "Santa's Photo Special" package.  The package includes one (1) 5x7, one (1) 8x10, and nine (9) wallets - a $25 value redeemable December 13 and December 20, 2008 only.  So you will not only receive treasured photos, but also a Membership to the Ziibiwing Center for the entire year - a gift that keeps giving.  Your membership dollars will help protect and preserve our collections and language, continue our innovative diversity training, support cultural and educational programs, and deliver special exhibitions.  For more information on how you can become a Ziibiwing Center Member, please call (989) 775-4744.

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, Ojibway 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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