October Events

26 Sep

October is shaping up to be a busy month for the Ziibiwing Center! Be sure to check out our list of events below! For more information regarding them, visit our website www.sagchip.org/ziibiwing or call the
Ziibiwing Center at (989) 775-4750.

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October 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
Performance Circle Class
Seniors 4–5:30pm & Junior 5:30-6:30pm
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, and preparing our youth as leaders in a multicultural society. Dare to learn the culture and share it with others.

October 4 & 5
Circle of Indigenous Arts Business Leadership Training Workshop
Presented by the First People Fund
8am-4pm
The Ziibiwing Center with Exclusive Sponsor, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., is offering a FREE business training opportunity to 24 practicing, full-time North American Indian artists. The workshop will be held on site at the Ziibiwing Center (breakfast and lunch will be provided). The training will provide Native artists the tools and support needed to manage entrepreneurial business in order to achieve economic success and growth in the community. Applications for this workshop are due by September 29 – so register NOW, as there are only 24 seats available. For applications, please visit the Ziibiwing website.

October 6
Circle of Indigenous Arts & Fall Festival
11am-9pm
With the help of Exclusive Sponsor, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., Ziibiwing is pleased to announce an art event that showcases Indigenous Art, Crafts, Dance, Fashion and Music, offering beautiful and unique items for purchase. The event will take place at the Soaring Eagle and Resort Entertainment Hall. Awards of $1,000 will be given out in the areas of Lifetime Achievement and Master/Apprentice Fellowship, as well as The Ziibiwing Center Ashenigewin (Giving Back) Award and The Emerging Spirit Scholarship. To learn more about the Circle of Indigenous Arts events visit the Ziibiwing website today!

October 17
Eagle Feather Cleansing
1-6pm
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. This event is free and open to the public. You may also bring your own personal eagle feathers to clean and honor.
Some restrictions may apply.

October 18 & 19
Eagle Feather Honoring
1-6pm
Honor and visit the eagle feathers in the Ziibiwing Collections. This event is free and open to the public. A bowl will also be available to leave your semaa (tobacco) offering, which will be placed in a sacred fire.

October 19
Eagle Feather Feast
6-8pm
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. This event is free and open to the public. You may also bring your own personal eagle feather to feast with. A sacred fire will be lit to place your semaa (tobacco) offerings. Please bring a dish to pass – no poultry or other bird dishes.
Some restrictions may apply.

Museum Day LIVE!

19 Sep

Join us Saturday, September 29 for Museum Day at the Ziibiwing Center! Receive free admission for yourself, plus one guest!

Smithsonian Magazine hosts this event ever year in spirit of all the Smithsonian Museums who offer free admission everyday. Museums across the country will be participating in Museum Day LIVE!, so don’t miss out on this once a year opportunity!   

For more information, and to print out your FREE admissions ticket, visit www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/ and find the Ziibiwing Center today!

 

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!

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