Mid Michigan College, in partnership with Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, Central Michigan University, Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways, and 7th Generation, is privileged to host, and offer to the community, an event focused on honoring the past, present, and futures of Native peoples and celebrating the cultural contributions of Native peoples.

The event is taking place on the Mid Michigan College Mt. Pleasant Campus 10am-2pm Monday, October 9 in the Community Room, and will feature several special guests including Melissa Isaac, Nathan Isaac, leaders of several Michigan Tribes, and federal, state, and local representatives.

“We are excited to bring these experts, leaders, public servants, and cultural experiences together in an effort to respectfully observe this very meaningful day,” said Donna Sinclair, Mid Michigan College Instructor and Honoring Indigenous Peoples Day Event Coordinator. “And we’re grateful to the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe for partnering with us to make this event a reality.”

The event will also feature Elder’s Prayers and Blessings, Drum Circles and Dances, Seven Grandfather Teachings, Anishinaabe Principles of Character, and a Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways traveling exhibit.

“We hope to see many community members, educators, and students take advantage of this opportunity to hear from, learn through, and connect with leaders and members of indigenous cultures,” noted Sinclair. “Our partnership with the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe is highly valued here at Mid and continues to grow in many positive ways.”

For more information about the Honoring Indigenous Peoples Day event visit midmich.edu/indigenous-peoples-day.

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