September Events

5 Sep

We have some exciting events coming up this September! For more information on any of these events, check out www.sagchip.org/ziibiwing. Additionally, you can find registration forms for the Circle of Indigenous Arts Event coming up in the beginning of October. Miigwetch!

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September 3
The Ziibiwing Center will be CLOSED for the Labor Day holiday. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, September 4.

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September 8 • 10am-6pm
Grandparent’s Day

All Grandparent’s are admitted FREE into the ZiibiwingCenter! Treat your grandchildren to a fun day out while being treated by the ZiibiwingCenter yourself!

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September 11
Performance Circle Sign-Up and 1st Class 4-5:30pm

Performance Circle classes are held every Tuesday. We will hold the first class from 4:00pm to 5:30pm. We will then evaluate the class size and students needs to determine if we need to split the class into smaller groups to offer the best learning opportunities (Senior Class 4:00pm to 5:30pm & Junior Class 5:30pm to 6:30pm).

Sign-up today for this 12-week certification program! Ages 3-16, beginner dancers can join the Jr. Performance Circle and ages 6-16, experienced dancers can join the Sr. Performance Circle. The mission of the Anishinabe Performance Circle is aimed at promoting and enhancing positive self images of all children through the use of traditional Anishinabe arts (storytelling, dance, music, and language), and preparing our youth as leaders in a multicultural society. Dare to learn the culture and share it with others.

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September 15
Monarch Butterfly Celebration • 1-4pm

Free and open to the public. Take home with you a memorable experience that is fun for the entire family. View a performance (what is sometimes called the “Butterfly Dance”) where women wear brightly colored shawls around their shoulders and dance. Enjoy children’s activities, face painting, door prizes, and more.

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September 18
Performance Circle Class
Seniors 4-5:30pm and Juniors 5:30-6:30pm

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September 18 & 19• 4pm-8pm
American Indian Boarding School Educator Training

The Ziibiwing Center of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe has developed a series of planned lessons for its publication, American Indian Boarding Schools. All lessons have been written to link Common Core State Standards. Two sessions of educator training are currently being made available. This opportunity provides a walk through the lessons in order to learn the content more thoroughly as well as to explore ideas for successful presentation and multiple uses of the material. Audiences for this training are: Middle/Secondary school teachers, administrators, counselors and social workers, SB-CEU credits are available.

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September 25
Performance Circle Class
Seniors 4-5:30pm and Juniors 5:30-6:30pm

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September 29
Museum Day
10am-6pm

Take part in Museum Day by getting in to the ZiibiwingCenter for free!
Go to http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/for details and to download your free admission ticket.

NativeFest is Back Again

30 Jul

This week NativeFest is coming back to the Ziibiwing Center. The two day celebration of American Indian Culture, from Wednesday, August 1st to Thursday, August 2nd, will be filled with activities for the whole family. Check out the schedule of events below for more information about the events. If you have any questions please contact the Ziibiwing Center.

Wednesday, August 1st

Car Bingo  •  6-9pm  •  Ziibiwing Center parking lot

Registration begins at 5pm

$10 per person

This event is open to the public.

There will be fabulous prizes, including a grand prize $1,000 gift card.

In addition to bingo there will be kids bouncers, face painting, balloon animals and caricatures for $5.

All proceeds will support educational and cultural programming at the Ziibiwing Center.

 

Thursday, August 2nd

Music & Comedy Night  • 6-9pm •  Ziibiwing Center lawn

Comedy Show featuring:

Buddy Big Mountain

Live Music featuring:

Brothers in Music & Anna Mae Aldridge

This event is free and open to the public.

There will also be free food.

 

In addition to our NativeFest events the Ziibiwing Center is hosting

Art Walk Central

Art Walk Central, an art competition organized by Art Reach of Mid Michigan, is coming to the Ziibiwing Center. There will be two artists represented, Anne Gochenour and Mary Jarman.

Anne’s work, titled “Confronting Reality,” is comprised of a five-foot tall bear confronting an image of a brown bear on a computer screen. Mary’s work, titled “Delicate Friends,” is a sketch of a photograph she took at Mt. Hood.

Come check out these artists’ great works and cast your vote.

 

The NativeFest celebration is exclusively sponsored by PNC Bank.

Time for a History Lesson

27 Jul

Are you interested in learning more about American Indian History? Well the Ziibiwing Center has a new resource for you to enjoy.

The Ziibiwing Center Comparative Timeline outlines major events in Anishinabek, U.S. and World History, as well as highlighting important Agents of Change over time. The timeline is an interactive tool to learn about different events as far back as the year 600. Events range from journies to new lands, to wars and battles and even the births of major world leaders.

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To use the timeline, click and drag one of the colored bars on the timeline or move the small date marker, at the bottom of the timeline. To get more information about a specific event simply hover over a white box and click the more button. With its easy accessibility the timeline not only becomes a great resource for adults interested in history, but also a teaching tool for children to learn about history in a fun way.

To learn more about American Indian History and to check out our interactive timeline visit http://www.sagchip.org/ziibiwing/planyourvisit/timeline/index.htm.

Keep Cool in July with the Ziibiwing

5 Jul

Things are heating up outside, but the Ziibiwing has some cool things coming up for you to do.

 

American Indian Dances

Every Saturday in July at 12 noon, 2 pm & 4 pm. Dance performances will be held in the Ziibiwing Center lobby. These events are free and open to the public.

July 7th - Men’s and Women’s Traditional

July 14th - Men’s Grass and Women’s Jingle

July 21st - Men’s Fancy Feather and Women’s Fancy Shawl

July 28th - Social and Hoop

 

Sundance Institute Youth Film Lab and Film Screening

Friday, July 20th

 Youth Film Lab Workshop at Ziibiwing Center 11am – 3pm (all ages)

Celebration! Cinema Community Screening 6 – 9pm (16 and up recommended)

4935 East Pickard Road,Mount Pleasant,MI48858

Reception to Follow

Three Fires Ballroom, Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort,6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd., Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

 Contact Glenna Genereaux at (989)775-4744 for more information

Heid Erdrich: Book Reading & Writing Workshop

Saturday, July 21st

Join us for a book reading and writing workshop with Heid Edrich, award-winning author and poet of the Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibway. The writing workshop will be from 11am to 1pm followed by a reading from 5 to 6pm.

 

 

 

 

Changing Exhibit Closes

July 28th

 Come in before this great exhibit closes. The Anishnaabensag Biimskowebshkigewag “Native Kids Ride Bikes” exhibition presents lowrider bicycles created by urban Native youth, contemporary Indigenous artists, and non-Native college students.

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Circle of Indigenous Arts is Coming this October

4 Jun

Circle of Indigenous Arts is Coming this October

The Ziibiwing Center would like to announce the Exclusive Sponsorship of Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., for the Circle of Indigenous Arts. The Circle of Indigenous Arts is an art event that will showcase Indigenous Art, Crafts, Dance, Fashion and Music, offering beautiful and unique items for purchase. It will be held at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort’s Entertainment Hall.

There will also be artist awards of $1,000 each in the areas of Lifetime Achievement and Master/Apprentice Fellowship, plus The Ziibiwing Center Ashenigewin (Giving back) Award and The Emerging Spirit Scholarship, sponsored by Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. Application for artist awards are due by July 31, 2012.

Look out for more information coming soon!

Ziibiwing Center is turning 8!

30 Apr

The Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways is turning 8 this May!

Back in 2004, the Center opened 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.

Miigwetch (Thank You) to all our supporters and sponsors for your continued support and interest in the Ziibiwing Center!

Help us in celebrating our birthday by joining us for our annual Birthday Celebration & Sale!

Event details are as follows: 

Thurs., May 3 & Fri., May 4
10am – 6pm
Ziibiwing Center’s Grand Entrance Lobby

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, so come on out!

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Protect Mother Earth!

17 Apr

Earth Day is April 22, 2012 and now is the time to find out what you can do to protect our dear Mother Earth!

Here are some simple tips to reduce our waste, which may seem small, but when you add them up they can make a big difference!

  • Reduce electricity at home, school, & work
  • Shut off water when brushing your teeth
  • Walk or ride a bike instead of driving
  • Take faster showers or baths
  • Hang clothes on a clothes line instead of putting them in the dryer
  • Recycle paper, metal, plastic, cans, glass, etc.

Earth Day is a day of action; but really we should be doing our part to protect Mother Earth on a daily basis.  Ultimately, this day is about uniting voices around the world to ensure a healthy planet for the next seven generations. 

 Head over to the “Let’s Learn” page to learn some Earth related phrases in Ojibwe!

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