a sustainable archaeology
specialist, who is now Ziibiwing’s director), and William Johnson (Ziibiwing’s cura-
tor) to determine the plan for approaching the research. Spiritual leaders and tribal
historians were involved from the outset of the project and provided oral history
teachings about Anishinabe knowledge of kinship, the need for repatriating ances-
tors, and tribal migrations and occupation of the region where the remains were
found. From the start, we also worked collaboratively with the Michigan Anishinabek
Cultural Preservation and Repatriation Alliance (MACPRA). Formed to address
issues of repatriation, this coalition of Native peoples includes representatives from
state and federally recognized tribes in Michigan.
0 200 km 100
100 50 150 mi
Ziibiwing Center, Saginaw
Chippewa Indian Tribe
of Michigan
Petroglyph Site
Flint Stone Street
Ancestral Recovery
Siipiiwi Mound
map 3.
Midwestern United States with numbered locations indicating key
places discussed in this book: (1) Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe
Culture & Lifeways in Mt. Pleasant, MI; (2) Flint Stone Street
Ancestral Recovery Project in Flint, MI; (3) Sanilac Petroglyph
site; and (4) Waapaahsiki Siipiiwi Mound in Fairbanks, IN.
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