Archive | January, 2010

Anishinabe Fine Art, Jewelry, Crafts & More!

25 Jan

Check Out the Ziibiwing Center’s

New E-Commerce Site! is an online retail outlet for Ziibiwing’s Commercial Services Department. Open since June 2009, the webstore houses Anishinabe fine art, jewelry, arts & crafts, apparel, books & media, logo merchandise, corporate jewelry, and much more!

 The webstore consists of four local Anishinabe retailers operated by the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan. The retail outlets include the Dawe-Wi-Gamingoonse (Main) Gift Shop, Naanooshke Gallery, Jeemon-Aince (Slot Palace) Gift Shop, and the Meshtoonigewinoong (Ziibiwing) Gift Shop. Three stores are located within the casinos and the Meshtoonigewinoog Gift Shop is located within the Ziibiwing Center.

 In addition, also sells Ziibiwing membership opportunities. There are a variety of memberships to choose from including Basic to Premier Levels. Some benefits of becoming a Ziibiwing Member include free unlimited year-long admission to the museum, 10% discount at the Ziibiwing Center Gift Shop and, the weekly E-Noodaagan electronic newsletter, upcoming events calendar, and much more.

 Daily online discounts on specialty products are also available under the Specials Tab! This week’s special is on Soy Basic Candles. BUY TWO or MORE and RECEIVE 50% OFF EACH CANDLE.

 For more information on Anishinabe Fine Art and Ziibiwing Memberships visit or call (989) 775-4783










Sign your Kids up for the Anishinabe Performance Circle!

13 Jan

The Junior and Senior Anishinabe Performance Circle dance classes are starting up again. This 12-week certification program meets weekly on Tuesdays until May 4, 2010.  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.

 The Senior Performance Circle targets youth 6-16 years of age with dance experience or graduates from a previous class. The Junior Performance Circle is for youth who are 3-16 years of age and at a beginning dance level. A child-parent commitment is needed for children 6 years & under to participate.

 Overview, Sign-Up, & First Class • January 19

4-5:30pm – Senior Circle

5:30-6:30pm – Junior Circle

 Click the link below for more details and to download the registration form:

Ziibiwing is Ringing in the New Year!

6 Jan

          The New Year means a new beginning! What is your New Year’s Resolution? Would you like to become more educated, more cultured, or more diversified? Would you like to spend more time participating in family activities? Or would like to learn a new skill, such as another language or a craft?  As 2009 closes, the Ziibiwing Center has many programs and activities to offer throughout 2010 to help make these resolutions a reality!

          If learning a new language is something that interests you, than the Anishinabemowin Club is the perfect activity to attend. The Anishinabemowin Club meets January 13 and 27 from 5-7pm in the Ziibiwing Center’s Immersion Room. You and your friends and family can gather and learn the beautiful Anishinabe language for free. All club meetings include a potluck dinner. Please bring a dish to pass. Future meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month. New members are always welcome!

           If wanting to spend more time with the little ones was your resolution, then the Lil’ Language Warriors Club is a great activity to get involved in. The club meets January 14 and 28 (2nd and 4th Thursday of every month) from 4-5pm. Bring your 3-6 year olds to Ziibiwing for fun family Ojibwe language activities, games, and songs. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

          Both the Anishinabemowin and Lil’ Language Warriors Club are free and open to the public. Please feel free to contact Yvette at (989) 775-4738 if you have any questions.

          Keep checking in with us for updates on future events throughout the year. Events include workshops, collection showings, Music & Comedy Night, Art Market, Gift Shop specials, and much more!