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 2017 Calendar of Events click here (.pdf).

JANUARY 2017

January 28 • 3pm-7pm
Family Storytelling and Dinner
Featured Storytellers are Shirley Brauker and Lawrence “Pun” Plamondon. Free & Open to the Public.

January 31 • 5:30pm-6:30pm
Performance Circle Sign-Up & First Class
Weekly classes until graduation May 9 except no classes April 3-7 for Spring Break.


To download a printable 2017 Calendar of Events click here (.pdf).

FEBRUARY 2017 (top)

February 4 • 10am - 3pm
Collection Showing
Objects remain on display 10am-6pm thru February 11, 2017

February 25
Anishinabe Authors’ Gathering & Book Fair


To download a printable 2017 Calendar of Events click here (.pdf).

MARCH 2017 (top)

March 20-24
Baby Swing and Moss Bag Workshop

March 22
Vendor Workshop


To download a printable 2017 Calendar of Events click here (.pdf).

APRIL 2017 (top)

April 3-7
Performance Circle Spring Break • No classes

April 22
New Changing Exhibit Opens

April 24-28
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 29
Sacred Water Symposium


To download a printable 2017 Calendar of Events click here (.pdf).

MAY 2017 (top)

May 4 & 5
Ziibiwing’s 13th 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 9 • 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 13 • 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 13 • 10am - 3pm
Collection Showing
Objects remain on display 10am-6pm thru May 20, 2017

May 30 • 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 2017 Calendar of Events click here (.pdf).

JUNE 2017 (top)

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

June 24 • 11am-3pm
Community Cultural Teaching at the Sanilac Petroglyphs (near Cass City, Michigan)


To download a printable 2017 Calendar of Events click here (.pdf).

JULY 2017 (top)

July 1, 8, 15, and 22 • 12pm, 2pm & 4pm
American Indian Dance.
Free & Open to the Public. Different dance styles shown each week.

July 24-29 • 10am-6pm
NativeFest
Collection Showing. Free & Open to the Public

July 25
NativeFest - Car Bingo
The Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways is hosting NativeFest, a 3-day celebration of North American Indian Culture. The 12th Annual Indian Car Bingo 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 including a cover-all grand prize of a $1,000 gift card. Call 989-775-4750 for more information.

July 26
NativeFest - Music & Comedy. Free and Open to the Public
The Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways is hosting NativeFest, a 3-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 31-August 4 • 5pm-7pm
Dikinaagan (Cradleboard) Workshop
See flier for supplies list. 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 2017 Calendar of Events click here (.pdf).

AUGUST 2017 (top)

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

August 14-18
THPO (Tribal Historic Preservation Office) Cultural Workshop
Watch for flyer for more information.


To download a printable 2017 Calendar of Events click here (.pdf).

SEPTEMBER 2017 (top)

September 5 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Performance Circle Sign-Up and First Class
Weekly classes until graduation December 12- Except no class on October 31, 2017

September 9 • 10am-6pm
Grandparent's Day
Free admission to the permanent and changing exhibit for all Grandparents.

September 16 • 1pm-4pm
Monarch Butterfly Celebration
Free & Open to the Public

September 23 • 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 30 • 10am-6pm
Last day of new Changing Exhibit

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 2017 Calendar of Events click here (.pdf).

OCTOBER 2017 (top)

October 9
Indigenous People’s Day
Watch for flyer for information

October 18 • 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 19-20 • 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 20 • 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.

October 23-27
Convening Great Lakes Culture Keepers Institute

October 31
Performance Circle - No Classes

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 2017 Calendar of Events click here (.pdf).

NOVEMBER 2017 (top)

November 3 • 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 11
Veteran’s Day

November 11 • 10am-3pm
Collection Showing
Objects remain on display from 10am-6pm thru November 18, 2017. Free & Open to the Public.

November 16
Vendor Workshop

November 16-18
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 2017 Calendar of Events click here (.pdf).

DECEMBER 2017 (top)

December 7 • 5:30pm-8pm
Annual Appreciation & Membership Dinner (By Invitation Only)

December 12 • 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. Watch for flyer announcement of graduation location.

December 16 • 12pm-4pm
Community Cultural Teaching & Feast
Free and Open to the Public.