Native American events Nov. 27-Dec. 3 in northern Michigan include a Native holiday arts and crafts show, a film about the Indian boarding school experience and three Nishnaabe language classes.
Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
3rd Annual Holiday Bazaar in Peshawbestown
The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians hosts area artists and crafters as they display their talents and offer their goods for sale. Visitors can also learn about the language, culture and history of the community while touring the museum. Admission is by donation.
Eyaawing Museum and Cultural Center
2304 North West Bay Shore Dr.
Peshawbestown, MI 49682
(On M-22 between the towns of Suttons Bay and Omena)
Phone: 231.534.7764 or 231.534.7965
Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.
“The Indian Schools, the Survivors Story”
Tribal Member Lucy McClellan-Hunter of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians shares her own experiences with the boarding school experience (as well as others, in their own voices). This documentary film was produced by Red Bird Productions. Admission is free.
Aki Maadiziwin Community Center
2953 Shaw Be Quo-Ung Rd.
Manistee, MI 49685
(North of Manistee off Dontz Rd.)
Thursday, December 1 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (through December 8).
Anishinaabe Language Class
Class begins with a potluck feast, so bring your favorite dish from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Then, Orien and Leonard teach language lessons from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Admission is free.
Niigaanagiizhik Building (Across from the powwow grounds on Ice Circle)
523 Ashmun St.
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Ongoing: Mondays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Peshawbestown) and Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Traverse City Satellite Office).
Anishinaabemowin Language Classes
Culture and language are equally important to pass-on to future generations. In keeping with this tradition, the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians is offering language classes. Admission is free.
Check here next Sunday for Native American events running December 4 through December 11, 2011.