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


History

December, 1997
The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan established its Historic Preservation Office. As appointed by the Tribal Council, the Ziibiwing Center will locate, preserve, protect, and maintain the tribe's historic and cultural resources and handle all Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) related issues including disposition and reburial.

Recent Efforts

October 14th, 2011
The Ziibiwing Center held a ceremony to rebury the remains of nineteen ancestors and ninety-two funerary objects which were dispositioned in cooperation with Western Michigan University.

.October 29th, 2011
A ceremony for the reburial of ancestral remains and associated funerary objects from the Asinii-Miikan (Stone Street) Project Parcel C was held. This reburial was the culmination of a multi-year effort by Ziibiwing Center Staff members, Saginaw Chippewa community members and volunteers, that began in 2009.

More info on the Flint Stone Street Project

Ongoing Work

The Ziibiwing Center works collaboratively with the Michigan Anishinaabek Cultural Preservation and Repatriation Alliance (MACPRA) to protect and preserve all tribal and cultural resources of the past, present, and future. MACPRA consists of all the federally-recognized American Indian tribes and the two state historic tribes in the state of Michigan.
The Ziibiwing Center currently maintains and utilizes six cemeteries throughout the central Michigan area. These cemeteries are used to preserve and honor the remains of our ancestry.