Archive | September, 2011

Visiting Artist: Kelly Church

29 Sep

Kelly Church is presents: Great Lakes Fibers used in basketry & weaving.

Kelly Church, a member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians will be teaching at the Ziibiwing Center about the most common tree and plant fibers used around the Great Lakes for baskets and weavings. She is experienced in black ash basket weaving, birchbark biting, and painting. Come take part in the hands-on viewing of these fibers and materials and learn how they are harvested. Kelly will be sharing pictures of older styled mats from museum collections and will express the importance of sustaining these traditions. Join us in learning all that Kelly has to share. See flyer below for date and times.  

Kelly Church Flyer

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Let’s Play Ball!

21 Sep

Batter up! This Saturday, September 24 from 11am-4pm the Ziibiwing Center & Housing Department, in collaboration with the Anishinabe Language Revitalization Department and Parks and Recreation, is hosting Pkwaakodekedaa or “Let’s Play Ball”. If the sun is shining the games will take place at the Housing Ball Field. However, if Mother Nature decides to rain the event will be moved to the Tribal Gym. 

The opening ceremony is at 12-noon, beginning with the Saasiwaan Parents singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.” All are welcome to participate, the age groups are: Youth 12 and under, Teen 13-19 and Adults 20 and up. Teams will be chosen based on these groups the day of the event.

Be sure to come with an empty belly and ready for fun because lunch is FREE! A variety of FREE make-and-take crafts will also be available throughout the day. These crafts consist of: beading of baseball caps, or the option of making a pennant, megaphone or baseball bracelet. But the fun doesn’t end there! Door prizes will also be given away as well as a FREE pizza party to the winning teams. Get your bat and glove ready and Let’s Play Ball!

Monarch Butterfly Celebration

15 Sep

It’s celebration time here at theZiibiwingCenter. This Saturday, September 17, marks the 5th annual Monarch Butterfly Celebration.  Come join us in a fun-filled day for the kids and build relationships through the community.DennyBrooksand Mike LaValley, two teachers in our community, will be joining us with their hands-on displays. The Fancy Shawl Dance begins at 1pm, crafts such as face painting and cookie decorating, along with storytelling and door prizes take place directly after. Help your kids kick off another school year the colorful way!

Indigital: Reflections of a Tribal Community

8 Sep

In collaboration with theZiibiwingCenter’s changing exhibit, Indigital: Reflections of a Tribal Community, there will be a workshop this Saturday, September 10 from 10 am to 12 noon. Join Anita Heard, Research Center Coordinator, as she presents teachings on how to conserve your photos and different techniques to make them picture perfect. The Indigital exhibit will be closing to the public on October 1, just 3 more weeks to view photos reflecting the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan’s diverse and dynamic cultural heritage. Come look through the lens at the Tribal life of the Anishinabe people and how it reflects a modern world.

 All of the photos in the Indigital exhibit were taken by members of theZiibiwingCenter’s Photography Club. If you want others to see the world through your eyes, don’t be shy. Join us on the second Monday of every month from 6 – 7:30pm.