Mid Michigan College will host a portion of the Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways’ exhibit, Boontak! (Stop it!): Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island, which focuses on raising awareness about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Mid’s mini-exhibit will be on display in the Library and Learning Services area of the Mt. Pleasant Campus October 5 through October 30 to honor Domestic Violence Awareness month. Mid is also partnering with RISE Inc. to offer additional programming throughout the month of October to raise awareness about domestic violence issues in our community.
The full Ziibiwing exhibit consists of several portraits by photographer Marcella Hadden of Niibing Giizis (Summer Moon) Photography, depicting 94 North American Indian women and girls who volunteered to represent those who are missing and/or deceased. The exhibit can be experienced virtually at sagchip.org. The Ziibiwing Center will offer the exhibit free and open to the public when the center begins a phased reopening in November. The exhibition is scheduled to run through May 5, 2021.
“The College is grateful to the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe and Ziibiwing Center for sharing this exhibit with our campus community,” shared Amy Goethe, Director of Student Wellness & Equity at Mid. “We’ve built a highly valued relationship with the Tribe and look forward to collaborating on future efforts that positively impact our community members and foster strong futures for those we serve.”