Ziibiwing Center


This is what you get when you ask a 12-year-old boy to pose for a photograph. Christian suddenly became transfixed by a mural.

Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways

Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan


The Anishinabemowin language “expresses [Anishinabe] philosophy and relationships with all of Creation.”


Native Americans collected sugar maple sap in birchbark pouches. Slightly different than the tin pails seen nowadays in our area.


Soft furs.


Several families from our local home education group gathered to visit for a kindly-reduced group rate.


This arrowhead display reminded me of an arrowhead found [I think] in the backyard of my childhood home.

Mom, do you still have that arrowhead? Was there more than one? Sadly, my memory is as fuzzy as these photos. Who found the arrowhead? Or was it purchased from some cheap gift shop, and my mind simply fashioned a more exciting origin for it??

fuzzy iphone pics

2 thoughts on “Ziibiwing Center

  1. Kristine says:

    Yeah, and if you misspelled Anishinabemowin, who would know???

    Funny about the mural, I had to read it twice to “get it.” I did think he was looking towards the regular old woods right next to him!

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