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Scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 25, 6:30 a.m. to sunset at 500 N. State Street in St. Ignace, Mich.

All events are free and everyone is welcome to join us in a celebration of our rich history and culture!

Sunrise ceremony, 6:30-9 a.m., Kiwanis Beach, across from the Museum of Ojibwa Culture.

Cultural demonstrations, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brain tanning, Perry Neuman; black ash basketry, Marge Bekins; children's birch bark necklace workshop, Robin LaTour of YEA; quill work demonstration, Tom and Sally Paquin; Native survival skills, Tony Grondin.

Grand entry at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Host drum, Mukkwa Giizhik; head veteran, Butch Van Ellen; head male dancer, John Miller; head female dancer, Francie Wyers; head male youth dancer, Joey Loonsfoot; hoop dancer, Rita De Voy; special guests, Grandmother Moon Singers and the Metis Dancers; master of ceremonies and arena director, Cal Burnside; spiritual leader and storyteller, John Causley.

Sunday Mass, 1 p.m., May 26 on the museum grounds officiated by Bro. John Hascall of St. Isaac Jogues in Sault Ste. Marie. Father Marquette’s chalice employed during Mass, several hymns by Grandmother Moon Singers.

Festival is sponsored by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

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