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Following the Path of Our Ancestors
On April 9, 2013, the Director of the National Park Service formally approved the proposal of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan (SCIT) to assume certain State Historic Preservation Officer duties within the Tribe’s reservation lands and on Tribal trust lands in Michigan.

The SCIT's Tribal Historic Preservation Office (SCIT THPO) is committed to honoring the cultural heritage of the Saginaw Ojibwe Anishinabek through its historic preservation program and Federal grant projects.

Marcella Hadden, Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Historic Preservation Officer and William Johnson, Interim Director, Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways will discuss the SCIT's National Park Service Tribal Heritage Grant Project and their National Park Service Historic Preservation Fund to Underrepresented Communities Grant Project.

The Mount Pleasant Indian Industrial Boarding School (MIIBS) Initiative and the Saginaw Chippewa Asinii Waakaa'igan (Stone House) Projects are imbued with the spirit of the Anishinabek ancestors and follows a time-honored course. The SCIT THPO and Ziibiwing Center embraces the love of our ancestors and nurtures the path that guides these projects for the benefit of the Anishinabe people.

This webinar is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and a grant from the Michigan Preservation Fund of the Michigan Historic Preservation Network and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Jul 29, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Marcella Hadden
Tribal Historic Preservation Officer @Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan
Marcella Hadden is the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan’s (SCIT) Tribal Historic Preservation Officer. She is the Chairperson of the Mount Pleasant Indian Industrial Boarding School (MIIBS) Committee and is one of two SCIT Native American Graves Protection & Repatriation Act Designees. Marcella has worked for the SCIT for 23 years.
William Johnson
Interim Director @Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways
William Johnson is the Interim Director of the Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways. He continues to serve the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan (SCIT) as the Curator and Team Leader of the Cultural Resource Management Department. He is one of two SCIT Native American Graves Protection & Repatriation Act Designees and has worked at the Ziibiwing Center for 23 years.