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Tribe hosting community event at rock carvings

June 17, 2014
Associated Press

GREENLEAF TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe is hosting a community celebration and teaching event at what's considered Michigan's only known prehistoric rock carvings.

The event presented by the tribe's Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture and Lifeways is scheduled for Saturday at The Sanilac Petroglyphs in the woods outside Cass City in the state's rural Thumb region. The tribe says the "community cultural teaching and feast" aims to "honor the teachings and spirit" of their ancestors at what they consider a sacred site.

Tribe officials say they host the annual gatherings in Sanilac County's Greenleaf Township as they "cultivate collaborative relationships" with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The sandstone carvings are within the Sanilac Petroglyphs Historic State Park.

The event is free to the public.



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