Thursday, August 11, 2011

Main Street Calumet to host Heritage Celebration featuring KBIC Ojibwa culture Aug. 15-20

CALUMET -- 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, Aug. 15, 2011, and culminating in the annual parade followed by activities at Agassiz Park in downtown Calumet on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011.*

Highlights of the week also include two performances by the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) Dance Troupe and "Summer Cloud" Drum Group, KBIC tribal history, storytelling, an Ojibwa Fry Bread Demonstration, the Red Metal Radio Show and the Great Deer Chase mountain bike race.

The Copper Country Heritage Parade on Saturday, Aug. 20, will feature the KBIC Tribal Council, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Veterans Color Guard, the Dance Troupe, and Miss Keweenaw Bay.

Saturday's activities will also include a breakfast featuring ethnic food preceding 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, and traditional artists/crafters and food vendors.

* Click here for the Schedule of Events.

For information about the 2011 Heritage Celebration please visit the Main Street Calumet website at www.mainstreetcalumet.com. If you have questions about the event please call 906-337-6246 or email ereese@mainstreetcalumet.com.

For information about the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community please visit the KBIC Web site.

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