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 2016 Calendar of Events click here(.pdf)


JANUARY 2016

January 1, 2016 • Ziibiwing CLOSED for New Year's Day

January 7 • 6pm
Walking With Our Sisters • Community Conversation and Dinner

January 26
Vendor Workshop

January 30 • 1pm-2pm
Lecture on the Cranbrook Institute of Science Native American Collection by Cameron Wood, Cranbrook Curator
Free and Open to the Public


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FEBRUARY 2016 (top)

February 2 • 5:30pm-6:30pm
Youth Performance Circle Sign-Up & First Class. Youth classes every Tuesday from 5:30pm-6:30pm until graduation
on May 3-except No Class on March 29 for Spring Break.

February 3 • 5:30pm-6:30pm
Teen/Adult Performance Circle Sign-Up & First Class. Teen/Adult classes every Wednesday from 5:30pm-6:30pm
until graduation on May 3-except No Class on March 30 for Spring Break.

February 6 • 10am - 3pm
Collection Showing (Objects remain on display thru February 13, 2016)
More information to follow.

February 19-20
Sundance Institute Film Screening & Workshop
More information to follow.

February 20 • 1pm-3pm
Wilderness Skills


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MARCH 2016 (top)

March 10-12
2016 Native American Critical Issues Conference

March 19 • 10am-Noon
Kids and Culture • Free Admission. Refreshments by McDonalds. Arch Card giveaways. Hands-on activities. Win a
prize!

March 28 • Easter Monday • Ziibiwing will remain OPEN during regular business hours.

March 29 & 30 • Performance Circle Spring Break - No Classes



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APRIL 2016 (top)

April 9 • 1pm-3pm
Atlatl Competition
More information to follow

April 9
Cranbrook Institute Native American Collection exhibit closes

April 23
Walking With Our Sisters Changing Exhibit Opens

April 25-29
Mother Earth Week. Teachers, call and book today!

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 Genereaux at (989) 775-4744 or email ggenereaux@sagchip.org.




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MAY 2016 (top)

May 3 • 6-9pm
Performance Circle Graduation
Students will demonstrate what they have learned by showcasing cultural dance and songs for family and friends at
the Broadway Theatre, 216 E. Broadway, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858. A reception will follow the performance. This event
is free and open to the public.

May 7
Walking With Our Sisters Exhibit Closes

May 12 & 13 • 10am-6pm
Ziibiwing’s 12th Birthday Sale
Come celebrate our birthday with us as we turn 12! 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 14 • 1-4pm
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 14-21 • 10am-6pm
Collection Showing

May 30, 2016 • Ziibiwing CLOSED for Memorial Day



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JUNE 2016 (top)

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

June 25 • 11am-3pm
Community Cultural Teaching at the Sanilac Petroglyphs (near Cass City, Michigan)



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JULY 2016 (top)

July 2 • 12pm, 2pm & 4pm
American Indian Dance • Traditional Dance Presentations. Free & Open to the Public

July 4, 2016 • Independence Day • Ziibiwing will remain OPEN normal business hours

July 9 • 12pm, 2pm & 4pm
American Indian Dance • Grass & Jingle Dance Presentations. Free & Open to the Public

July 15 • 10am-Noon • Kids and Culture • Free Admission
Refreshments by McDonalds. Arch Card giveaways. Hands-on activities. Win a prize!

July 16 • 12pm, 2pm & 4pm
American Indian Dance • Fancy Feather & Fancy Shawl Presentations. Free & Open to the Public

July 23 • 12pm, 2pm & 4pm
American Indian Dance • Social & Old Style Dance Presentations. Free & Open to the Public

July 25-30
NativeFest - Collection Showing

July 26
NativeFest - Car Bingo
The Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways is hosting NativeFest, a 3-day celebration of North American
Indian Culture. The 11th 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 27
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 29, 2016 • Saginaw Chippewa Nation's Holiday • Ziibiwing will remain OPEN normal business hours



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AUGUST 2016 (top)

August 1-5 • 5pm-7pm
Dikinaagan (Cradleboard) Workshop. See flier for associated fees.
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.

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

August 19 • 10am - 6pm
Art Walk Central begins More. information will be provided soon!


To download a printable 2016 Calendar of Events click here(.pdf)

SEPTEMBER 2016 (top)

September 5, 2016 • Ziibiwing CLOSED for Labor Day

September 10
Art Walk Central ends

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

September 17 • 1pm-4pm
Monarch Butterfly Celebration • Free & Open to the Public

September 20 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Performance Circle Sign-Up and First Class. More information to follow.

September 23, 2016 • Michigan Indian Day • Ziibiwing will remain OPEN normal business hours

September 24
Museum Day Live!
Free admission with ticket downloaded from website.

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 2016 Calendar of Events click here(.pdf)

OCTOBER 2016 (top)

October 12
Indigenous People’s Day
More information will be provided soon!

October 19 • 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 20-21 • 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 21 • 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.
Some restrictions may apply.

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 2016 Calendar of Events click here(.pdf)

NOVEMBER 2016 (top)

November 4 • 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. Please bring your feast bundles.
Call 989-775-4750 for more information.

November 11, 2016 • Veteran’s Day • Ziibiwing will remain OPEN normal business hours.

November 12-19
Collection Showing
More information to follow.

November 17-19
Circle of Indigenous Arts
More information will be provided soon!

November 24, 2016 • Ziibiwing will be CLOSED for Thanksgiving Day

November 25, 2016 • Day after Thanksgiving Ziibiwing will be OPEN normal business hours

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 2016 Calendar of Events click here(.pdf)

DECEMBER 2016 (top)

December 8 • 5:30pm-8pm
Annual Appreciation Dinner (By Invitation Only)
More information will be provided soon!

December 13 • 6-9pm
Performance Circle Graduation
Students will demonstrate what they have learned by showcasing cultural dance and songs for family and friends at the
Broadway Theatre: 216 E. Broadway Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858.
A reception will follow the performance. This event is free and open to the public.

December 17 • 12pm-4pm
Community Cultural Teaching & Feast. Free and Open to the Public.
More information will be provided soon!

Christmas Holiday Hours will be updated soon!