Native American Festival - May 27 - May 28, 2017
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Native American Festival

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Museum of Ojibwa Culture
500 N. State Street
St Ignace, MI  49781
Phone: 906-643-9161
Contact: Shirley Sorrels

Special Guests:
Grandmother Moon Drum Circle, a women’s group of drummers and singers who love to share their songs, traditional teachings and stories.

The Metis Dance Club from Sault Canada, will perform and engage participants in learning traditional Metis jigging.

Traditional Native American food will be provided by the lunch Box on May 27th.  Enjoy fabulous indian tacos, delicious fry bread and other traditional cuisine.

Saturday - May 27th

10 AM to 12:30 PM

  • Children’s Craft Workshop: Jackie Minton
  • Clan Coloring Workshop: Lisa Walker/Francie Wyers
  • Black Ash Basket Making
  • Demonstration Workshop: Marge Bekins
  • Quill Work Demonstration
  • Workshop: Sally Paquin
  • Traditional Medicine Teachings: Lisa Burnside
  • Cultural Teachings: Tony Grondin

1 PM to 5 PM

  • Grand Entry
  • Afternoon of drumming, singing and dancing
  • Head Drum: Mukkwa Giizhik
  • Head Veterans: Butch Van Ellen and Gene Reid
  • Head Male Dancer: Richard Lewis
  • Head Female Dancer: Francie Wyers
  • Head Youth Male Dancer: Joey Loonsfoot
  • Emcee: Cal Burnside
  • Spiritual Leader: John Causley
  • Festival Coordinator: Lisa Burnside

Sunday - May 28th

9 AM to 2 PM
  • Longhouse Talking Circle
  • Light breakfast for talking circle participants