Project Looking For More Indian Remains In Flint 6-21-2010 - WNEM TV 5

Project Looking For More Indian Remains In Flint 6-21-2010

FLINT, Mich.Volunteers, Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe members and researchers are working through the summer looking for more Native American remains near downtown Flint.
The effort began in 2008 after a construction crew unearthed remains later determined to be Anishinabek, an indigenous people that includes ancestors of the tribe.
The Stone Street site will be turned into a memorial park when work is completed.
William Johnson is curator for the tribe's Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture and Lifeways in Mount Pleasant. He said volunteers are helping sift dirt, housing debris and rubbish.
Johnson said the tribe knew its ancestors lived in the area near the Flint River, but was surprised by the discovery.
The Genesee County Land Bank had been redeveloping the area.
Donations of food, water, supplies and financial support for the project also are being accepted.
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