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



To download a printable 2018 Calendar of Events click here (.pdf).

JANUARY 2018

January 20 • 1pm-5pm
Anishinabe Games Day.

January 30 • 5:30pm-6:30pm
Performance Circle Sign-Up & First Class. Weekly classes until graduation May 8 except no classes the week of
March 26th for Spring Break.


To download a printable 2018 Calendar of Events click here (.pdf).

FEBRUARY 2018 (top)

February 3 • 10am - 3pm
Collection Showing
Objects remain on display 10am-6pm thru February 10, 2018

February 24
Anishinabe Authors’ Gathering & Book Fair


To download a printable 2018 Calendar of Events click here (.pdf).

MARCH 2018 (top)

March 19-23
Baby Swing and Moss Bag Workshop

March 21
Vendor Workshop

March 26-30
Spring Break:No Performance Circle


To download a printable 2018 Calendar of Events click here (.pdf).

APRIL 2018 (top)

April 21 • 9am-5pm
Sacred Seed Symposium

April 23-27
Mother Earth Week
Open to K-6 grades and limited to 60 students per day. Bring your own brown bag lunch and learn about the history of wild rice, wild rice harvesting, and language teachings. Experience hands-on environmental activities and enjoy wild rice sampling. Admission is $4 per student and $2 per educator. For more info or to make your reservation, contact Glenna Halliwill at (989) 775-4744 or email ghalliwill@sagchip.org.

April 28
New Changing Exhibit Opens


To download a printable 2018 Calendar of Events click here (.pdf).

MAY 2018 (top)

May 3 & 4
Ziibiwing’s 14th Birthday Sale
Come celebrate our birthday with us as we turn 13! The Ziibiwing Center and Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort gift shops are selling off hundreds of items at rummage sale prices in the Grand Entrance Lobby of the Ziibiwing Center. Special activities will be held! Be sure to mark your calendar to join us for the greatest sale of the year!

May 8 • 6-9pm
Performance Circle Graduation
Students will demonstrate what they have learned by showcasing cultural dance and songs for family and friends. A reception will follow the performance. This event is free and open to the public. Check flyer for event location.

May 12 • 1pm-4pm
Bird Day Celebration
Come join us for a FREE day of educational fun for the entire family. View a special dance performance, as well as a live bird presentation. Enjoy children’s activities, door prizes and more.

May 112 • 10am - 3pm
Collection Showing
Objects remain on display 10am-6pm thru May 20, 2017

May 28 - September 3 • 10am - 6pm
Blue Star Museum
Collaboration with National Endowment for the Arts, the Department of Defense, museums across the country and Blue Star Families. Free Amission to active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. For eligibility and other questions visit www.arts.gov/national/blue-star-museum. Note: Ziibiwing closed Memorial Day & Labor Day


To download a printable 2018 Calendar of Events click here (.pdf).

JUNE 2018 (top)

June 6 • 7am-4pm
“Honoring, Healing & Remembering”
Held at the Mt. Pleasant Indian Industrial Boarding School site

June 23 • 11am-3pm
Community Cultural Teaching at the Sanilac Petroglyphs (near Cass City, Michigan)


To download a printable 2018 Calendar of Events click here (.pdf).

JULY 2018 (top)

July 7, 14 and 21 • 12pm, 2pm & 4pm
American Indian Dance.
Free & Open to the Public. Different dance styles shown each week.

July 9-10
Sundance Institute

July 23-28 • 10am-6pm
NativeFest
Collection Showing. Free & Open to the Public

July 24
NativeFest - Car Bingo
The Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways is hosting NativeFest, a 2-day celebration of North American Indian Culture. Will be held in the Ziibiwing Parking Lot (Rain or Shine). Participants who purchase a bingo packet will enjoy playing bingo from their car with a chance to WIN fabulous prizes. Call 989-775-4750 for more information.

July 25
NativeFest - Music & Comedy. Free and Open to the Public
The Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways is hosting NativeFest, a 2-day celebration of North American Indian Culture. Come enjoy listening to live music and comedy. The Music & Comedy Night will have FREE food, fun and family entertainment. Call 989-775-4750 for more information.

July 30-August 3 • 5pm-7pm
Dikinaagan (Cradleboard) Workshop
See flier for more information. The Anishinabek believe children are gifts from the Creator to be respected, nurtured and loved. Our families create beautiful cradleboards (dikinaaganan) for their babies (abinoojiinsag.) Learn about these beautiful works of art and the role they play in our community. Learn first-hand how they are constructed and how to properly use them. This workshop is limited to 10 participants who will help assure the transference of our Anishinabe cultural knowledge on to the next generations.


To download a printable 2018 Calendar of Events click here (.pdf).

AUGUST 2018 (top)

August 6-30
Art Reach’s - Art Walk Central

August 9
World Indigenous People's Day
More information to follow.


To download a printable 2018 Calendar of Events click here (.pdf).

SEPTEMBER 2018 (top)

September 8 • 10am-6pm
Grandparent's Day
Free admission to the permanent and changing exhibit for all Grandparents.

September 11 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Performance Circle Sign-Up and First Class. Weekly classes until graduation December 11

September 15 • 1pm-4pm
Monarch Butterfly Celebration
Free & Open to the Public

September 22 • 10am - 6pm
Museum Day Live!
In collaboration with Smithsonian magazine. Free admission with ticket downloaded from website. Visit www.smithsonianmag.com/museum-day-live

September 29 • 10am-6pm
Changing Exhibit closes

Heritage Special throughout the months of September, October and November. (K-8 Classes - Call for Details) Heritage Specials include a guided tour and dance presentation. The cost is $4.00 per student and $2.00 per teacher.


To download a printable 2018 Calendar of Events click here (.pdf).

OCTOBER 2018 (top)

October 17 • 1-6pm
Eagle Feather Cleansing. Free and open to the public.
Participate with members from the Anishinabe Ogitchedaw Veteran & Warrior Society, Eagle Clan, and Ziibiwing staff in cleaning and honoring the eagle feathers in the Ziibiwing Collection. You may also bring your own personal eagle feathers (or bird feathers) to clean and honor. Some restrictions may apply.

October 18-19 • 1-6pm
Eagle Feather Honoring. Free and open to the public.
Honor and visit the eagle feathers in the Ziibiwing Collections. A bowl will be available to leave your semaa (tobacco) offering which will be placed in a sacred fire.

October 19 • 6-8pm
Eagle Feather Feast. Free and Open to the public.
Join with members from the Anishinabe Ogitchedaw Veterans & Warriors Society, Eagle Clan and Ziibiwing staff in feasting with the eagle feathers in the Ziibiwing Collections. You may also bring your own personal eagle feathers (or bird feathers) to the feast. A sacred fire will be lit to place your semaa (tobacco) offerings. Please bring a dish to pass.

Heritage Special throughout the months of September, October and November (K-8 Classes - Call for Details)Heritage Specials include a guided tour and dance presentation. The cost is $4.00 per student and $2.00 per teacher.


To download a printable 2018 Calendar of Events click here (.pdf).

NOVEMBER 2018 (top)

November 1 • 6-8pm
Spirit Feast. Free and open to the public.
Come experience with us the Anishinabe ceremony that honors our ancestors and loved ones that have gone on before us. It is also a healing ceremony for those of us who are still grieving. This is a time to share the special food, photos, and stories of the one(s) who touched your life.

November 10 • 10am-3pm
Collection Showing
Objects remain on display from 10am-6pm thru November 17, 2018. Free & Open to the Public.

November 12(observed)
Veteran’s Day (observed) • Free Admission to all Veterans and Active Duty Military

November 15 • 3pm-5pm
Artists’ Business Training

November 16-17 • 11am-6pm
Circle of Indigenous Arts. Watch for flyer for more details.

Heritage Special throughout the months of September, October and November (K-8 Classes - Call for Details). Heritage Specials include a guided tour and dance presentation. The cost is $4.00 per student and $2.00 per teacher.


To download a printable 2018 Calendar of Events click here (.pdf).

DECEMBER 2018 (top)

December 11 • 6-9pm
Performance Circle Graduation
Students will demonstrate what they have learned by showcasing cultural dance and songs for family and friends. A reception will follow the performance. This event is free and open to the public. Held at Andahwod Continuing Care Community & Elder Services.

December 13 • 5:30pm-8pm
Annual Appreciation & Membership Dinner (By Invitation Only)

December 15 • 12pm-4pm
Community Cultural Teaching & Feast
Free and Open to the Public.