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Honoring, Healing & Remembering

Black & white and color images of native residential schools with the words: Honoring, Healing & Remembering

Join us on the 88th anniversary of the Mt. Pleasant Indian Industrial Boarding School closing. We recognize the suffering, strength and resilience of the children through a day of memoriam and fellowship.

Sunrise ceremony:

7:00 a.m.: Mission Creek Cemetery (1 mile north off of Pickard Rd. on Bamber Rd.)

Open to the public rain or shine

  • Breakfast and lunch provided
  • Pipe Ceremony
  • Grand Entry and Flag Song
  • Student Roll Call "Remembering the Deceased"
  • Prayer and Guest Speakers
  • Silent Auction
  • Jingle Dress Healing Dance
  • Giveaway and Traveling Song


  • Corner lot at Pickard and Harris
  • Shuttle Service
  • Handicapped parking at site (as available)
  • No parking on Crawford Rd.

For your comfort, please bring:

Lawn chair, blanket and umbrella

Date: -
Time: -
Location: Mt. Pleasant Indian Industrial Boarding School
1400 W. Pickard Road
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
Get directions
Admission: Free and open to the public
Sponsor: Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Native American Programs
Contact: Marcella Hadden 989-775-4751