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Heritage Celebration August 15 - August 20, 2011 Honors the Ojibwa


This year Main Street Calumet's annual Heritage Celebration honors the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community's Ojibwa heritage with events during the week beginning Monday, August 15, 2011 and culminating with the annual parade followed by activities at Agassiz Park in downtown Calumet, MI on Saturday, August 20, 2011 (please see schedule below).

The Saturday activities begin with a breakfast featuring ethnic food followed by, the parade, a Coppertown USA Museum open house, a horseshoe tournament live music, guided trolley and horse-drawn wagon tours, old-fashioned children's games, traditional artists/crafters, food vendors and the Great Deer Chase Mountain Bike Race.

For information about the 2011 Heritage Celebration please visit the Main Street Calumet website at . If you have questions about the event

please contact us at 906-337-6246 or

For information about the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community please visit their website at

Heritage Celebration 2011

Schedule of Events

Monday, Aug. 15:

Keweenaw Heritage Center at St. Anne's 7pm

. Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Tribal History by Violet Friisvall Ayres, NMU Adjunct Professor & Associate Tribal Court Judge

. Story Telling with Doreen Blaker, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Cultural Committee

. Soloist: Nicole Eagle

. Hand Drum and Songs by Eric Awonohopay

Tuesday, Aug. 16:

Calumet Theatre: 7:30 pm

. An Evening with Jeff Daniels

Wednesday, Aug. 17:

Coppertown Museum Open House

. Miner's Reunion 6 pm

. Dance Presentation by the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Dance Troupe and "Summer Cloud" Drum Group 7 pm

Thursday, Aug. 18:

Calumet Theatre: 7 pm

. Red Metal Radio Show "The Keweenaw According to Mac" Calumet Theatre

Tickets $10 available at the theater box office or at the door. Live broadcast on Eagle Radio FM 105.7

Friday, Aug. 19:

Farmers & Artisans Market - Agassiz Park 4 - 7 pm

. Ojibwa Fry Bread Demonstration by Christine Awonohopay

Saturday, Aug. 20:

. Ethnic Breakfasts in Agassiz Park 8 -10 am. Horseshoe Tournament 9 am (approx start)

. Sidewalk Sales downtown & guided horse-drawn tours from Agassiz Park 11 am - 3 pm

. Great Deer Chase (mountain bike race) 5th Street roll-out start 10 am

. The Copper Country Heritage Parade featuring the KBIC Tribal Council, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Veterans Color Guard, Dance Troupe, and Miss Keweenaw Bay - 5th Street 10:05 am

. Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Dance Troupe and "Summer Cloud" Drum Group performance in Agassiz Park 11 am & 1:30 pm

. Followed by Nishnaabemwin Pane Immersion Language presentation

. and a full afternoon of fun, food, vendors, and games including Apirus Keweenaw Diabetes Walk 10:30 registration - 11:00 downtown walk & Fun Day Bouncy Houses in Agassiz Park.

. Horse-drawn guided tours from Agassiz Park 11 - 3 pm


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