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Saginaw Chippewa Tribe faces questions about fatal crash investigation
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Saginaw Chippewa Tribe faces questions about fatal crash investigation (August 28, 2018)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe isn't talking about a fatal crash that claimed the life of a student and resulted in injuries to a second teen.


Saginaw Chippewa Tribe selects Ronald Ekdahl for chief as council takes office
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe selects Ronald Ekdahl for chief as council takes office (December 6, 2017)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe has a new leader. Ronald Ekdahl was sworn in as chief on December 5, 2017.


Saginaw Chippewa Tribe set to recover more than $9 million from former broker
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe set to recover more than $9 million from former broker (November 3, 2017)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe is set to recover more than $9.6 million from a former financial adviser who engaged in fraud.


Saginaw Chippewa Tribe acquires culturally significant property for $1.1 million
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe acquires culturally significant property for $1.1 million (September 14, 2017)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe purchased 32 acres at Tawas Lake, an important wild rice cultivation site in Michigan.


Saginaw Chippewa Tribe wins court ruling in long-running disenrollment dispute
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe wins court ruling in long-running disenrollment dispute (August 30, 2017)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe will be able to remove 65 people from the rolls thanks to a decision from its court system.


Saginaw Chippewa Tribe council member resigns after drug charge
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe council member resigns after drug charge (July 7, 2017)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe accepted the resignation of a council member who is facing a felony drug charge.


Saginaw Chippewa Tribe removes members amid per cap issues
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe removes members amid per cap issues (October 20, 2016)

The Michigan tribe earlier this year lowered the annual payment to $60,000 for most adults.


Broker accused of lying to tribal client about $190M in investments
Broker accused of lying to tribal client about $190M in investments (February 8, 2016)

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority filed a complaint against Gopi Vungarala, who was an investment manager for the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan.


EPA asserts a greater role as water crisis in Michigan continues
EPA asserts a greater role as water crisis in Michigan continues (January 22, 2016)

Extremely high levels of lead have been detected in the city's water system, posing a danger to human lives.


Saginaw Chippewa Tribe probes allegations of abuse at school
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe probes allegations of abuse at school (January 8, 2016)

A parent and a teacher are alleging child abuse and a cover-up at the Sasiwaans Immersion School.


Saginaw Chippewa Tribe swears in Frank Cloutier as new leader
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe swears in Frank Cloutier as new leader (December 3, 2015)

Frank Cloutier is a newcomer to the council who previously served as the tribe's director of public relations.


Saginaw Chippewa Tribe donates bottled water for city residents
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe donates bottled water for city residents (October 7, 2015)

The 1,000 cases of bottled water will help residents in Flint who are dealing with a public health emergency.


Saginaw Chippewa Tribe raids marijuana operation on reservation
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe raids marijuana operation on reservation (September 30, 2015)

Police officers seized 102 plants and 14 pounds of the drug from a home in Chippewa Township, Michigan.


Saginaw Chippewa Tribe starts disenrollment proceedings again
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe starts disenrollment proceedings again (September 24, 2015)

More than 230 people, including some who are deceased, are being told to prove their lineal descent from a tribal ancestor.


Special Trustee Vince Logan to meet with tribes in Upper Midwest
Special Trustee Vince Logan to meet with tribes in Upper Midwest (August 24, 2015)

The three-day trip in September includes visits with tribal leaders and agency officials in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.


Saginaw Chippewa Tribe wins decision in disenrollment dispute
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Saginaw Chippewa Tribe wins decision in disenrollment dispute (August 20, 2015)

More than 230 people -- including some who are deceased -- are facing removal from the Michigan tribe.


Saginaw Chippewa Tribe welcomes visitors to farmers market
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe welcomes visitors to farmers market (August 19, 2015)

Vendors are bringing Native-grown and Native-made foods, arts and crafts to the community.


New search made in case of missing Grand Traverse Band teen
New search made in case of missing Grand Traverse Band teen (August 6, 2015)

Augustine 'Auggie' Floyd, age 18, was last seen on October 12. 2007.


Eldest member of Saginaw Chippewa Tribe set for 100th birthday
Eldest member of Saginaw Chippewa Tribe set for 100th birthday (June 16, 2015)

Mary Zilz was born on June 18, 1915, and remains active in the community.


Heroin blamed for crash near Saginaw Chippewa Tribe's school
Heroin blamed for crash near Saginaw Chippewa Tribe's school (May 21, 2015)

The tribe declared a war on substance abuse and heroin has been of particular concern.


Saginaw Chippewa Tribe holds reburial ceremony next week
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe holds reburial ceremony next week (May 15, 2015)

The tribe will be putting 43 ancestors to rest. The remains were being held by three museums and institutions.


Saginaw Chippewa Tribe maintains strong stance on marijuana
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe maintains strong stance on marijuana (April 28, 2015)

The tribe declared a war on substance abuse last year and isn't interested in legalizing marijuana for any purposes.


Tribes turn to banishment as means to address problem issues
Tribes turn to banishment as means to address problem issues (April 21, 2015)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe, the Lac du Flambeau Band and the Blood Tribe have all used banishment as an option for dealing with certain people.


Saginaw Chippewa Tribe won't comment on disenrollment case
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe won't comment on disenrollment case (April 21, 2015)

Some 167 people have field an appeal but others don't have a say in the matter because they are already dead.


Editorial: End discrimination against Native Americans in Michigan
Editorial: End discrimination against Native Americans in Michigan (April 17, 2015)

A study of Isabella County residents has revealed that racism and discrimination against Native Americans needs to be addressed.


National Park Service releases eight grants for NAGPRA efforts
National Park Service releases eight grants for NAGPRA efforts (April 15, 2015)

The grants were awarded to tribes in Alaska, California, Michigan and Oklahoma.


Indian attorneys take a stand and denounce tribal disenrollment
Indian attorneys take a stand and denounce tribal disenrollment (April 13, 2015)

With the federal courts and the Bureau of Indian Affairs unlikely to intervene, the National Native American Bar Association is calling on lawyers to address the situation.


Judge approves disenrollment within Saginaw Chippewa Tribe
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Judge approves disenrollment within Saginaw Chippewa Tribe (March 23, 2015)

Some 234 people -- 169 living and 65 deceased -- are being removed from the rolls.


Saginaw Chippewa Tribe seeks information about heroin death
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe seeks information about heroin death (March 3, 2015)

John Sanders died just two days after a big drug bust in the community.


Saginaw Chippewa Tribe banishes two women after drug arrest
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Saginaw Chippewa Tribe banishes two women after drug arrest (March 2, 2015)

The women were carrying large amounts of heroin and another drug.


Kyle Mays: Native and African histories need fuller examination
Kyle Mays: Native and African histories need fuller examination (February 24, 2015)

Black-indigenous histories are not bound by familiar historical events, tribal communities, geographies, and time periods. Nor are these histories romantic.


Saginaw Chippewa Tribe files suit over contract support costs
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe files suit over contract support costs (February 13, 2015)

The tribe is accusing the Indian Health Service of underfunding a self-determination contract.


Two tribes in Michigan to rebury ancestors removed decades ago
Two tribes in Michigan to rebury ancestors removed decades ago (December 16, 2014)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe and the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians will accept remains uncovered in 1971 and 1981.


Saginaw Chippewa Tribe passes language to new generation
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe passes language to new generation (November 21, 2014)

A 2005 survey found only two people were fluent in the language.


Saginaw Chippewa Tribe to investigate potential burial grounds
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe to investigate potential burial grounds (October 28, 2014)

An energy company has proposed a natural gas pipeline that could affect historic sites and burial grounds.


Editorial: Genocide and slavery are the realities of our history
Editorial: Genocide and slavery are the realities of our history (October 13, 2014)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe will share the truth about Christopher Columbus on Indigenous People's Day.


Tribe and city in Michigan to observe Indigenous Peoples Day
Tribe and city in Michigan to observe Indigenous Peoples Day (October 9, 2014)

The designation is not meant as a replacement for Columbus Day.


Saginaw Chippewa Tribe declares war against substance abuse
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe declares war against substance abuse (October 2, 2014)

Chief Steve Pego signed a birch bark document outlining the declaration last week.


Saginaw Chippewa Tribe records high levels of bacteria in river
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe records high levels of bacteria in river (July 31, 2014)

Full body contact with water is to be avoided at two locations along the Chippewa River.


Protest targets disenrollments within Saginaw Chippewa Tribe
Protest targets disenrollments within Saginaw Chippewa Tribe (July 28, 2014)

The Michigan tribe is removing 234 people from the rolls.


Saginaw Chippewa Tribe sends out 234 disenrollment letters
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe sends out 234 disenrollment letters (July 2, 2014)

The same group was previously targeted for removal by the tribe.


Soo Tribe apologizes to Saginaw Chippewa Tribe for racist call
Soo Tribe apologizes to Saginaw Chippewa Tribe for racist call (June 3, 2014)

Call was made by a telecommunications executive who is a meme of the Sault Tribe.


Firm executive on racist voice message is member of Sault Tribe
Firm executive on racist voice message is member of Sault Tribe (May 30, 2014)

Saginawa Chippewa Chief Steve Pego doesn't want to meet with the telecommunications firm.


Appeals court upholds 65-year sentence for domestic offense
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Appeals court upholds 65-year sentence for domestic offense (May 29, 2014)

Samuel John Pego was convicted for beating his girlfriend on the reservation.


Saginaw Chippewa Tribe denounces racist message from firm
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe denounces racist message from firm (May 29, 2014)

Telecommunications executive apparently forgot to hang up the phone and made disparaging comments about Native people.


Northern Arapaho Tribe hosts symposium on boundary dispute
Northern Arapaho Tribe hosts symposium on boundary dispute (May 5, 2014)

The Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming is hosting a symposium tomorrow to discuss a reservation boundary dispute.


Saginaw Chippewa man faces sentencing for murder of 4yo boy
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Saginaw Chippewa man faces sentencing for murder of 4yo boy (March 25, 2014)

A member of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan awaits sentencing for the death of a four-year-old boy.


Opinion: Saginaw Chippewa Tribe takes aim at its own people
Opinion: Saginaw Chippewa Tribe takes aim at its own people (February 4, 2014)

Attorney accuses the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe in Michigan of unfairness in disenrollment proceedings.


Saginaw Chippewa descendants seek recognition as a tribe
Saginaw Chippewa descendants seek recognition as a tribe (January 6, 2014)

Descendants of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan are seeking federal recognition as a new tribe


Saginaw Chippewa Tribe to hold reburial ceremony for ancestors
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe to hold reburial ceremony for ancestors (December 9, 2013)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan will hold a reburial ceremony on Friday.


Saginaw Chippewa Tribe installs new chief and council members
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe installs new chief and council members (December 3, 2013)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan installed a new chief and council members today.


WKAR: Saginaw Chippewa Tribe holds vigil ahead of wolf hunt
WKAR: Saginaw Chippewa Tribe holds vigil ahead of wolf hunt (November 14, 2013)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe is hosting a vigil tonight ahead of the first wolf hunt in Michigan.


William Masterson: Saginaw Chippewa Tribe disavows history
William Masterson: Saginaw Chippewa Tribe disavows history (November 11, 2013)

William Masterson says Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan ignores its own traditions and treaty in disenrollment effort.


Judge from Saginaw Chippewa Tribe approves disenrollments
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Judge from Saginaw Chippewa Tribe approves disenrollments (November 5, 2013)

A judge for the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe in Michigan approved the disenrollments of four people, a decision that will affect all of their descendants and possibly hundreds of others.


Judge for Saginaw Chippewa Tribe delays enrollment decision
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Judge for Saginaw Chippewa Tribe delays enrollment decision (October 31, 2013)

A judge for the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe in Michigan delayed a decision in a disenrollment dispute that could affect hundreds of people.


Saginaw Chippewa Tribe seeks listing for old boarding school
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe seeks listing for old boarding school (May 30, 2013)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan wants a former boarding school placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Michigan Indian Industrial Boarding School operated from June 1893 to...


Kevin Abourezk: Saginaw Chippewa Tribe reclaims ancestors
Kevin Abourezk: Saginaw Chippewa Tribe reclaims ancestors (May 15, 2013)

Kevin Abourezk reports on the repatriation efforts of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan: Charmaine Shawana plans to get up early Wednesday and drive nearly 12 hours west to...


Saginaw Chippewa Tribe invites public to reburial ceremony
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe invites public to reburial ceremony (May 13, 2013)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan is hosting a repatriation ceremony on Friday. The tribe is reburying the remains of 11 ancestors. The ceremony will be held at the Nibokaan...


Michigan Radio: Anniversary of Chief Pontiac's  council in 1763
Michigan Radio: Anniversary of Chief Pontiac's council in 1763 (April 25, 2013)

Michigan Radio talks to Ben Hinmon, a member of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan who is the great-great-great-great grandson of Chief Pontiac: This week marks an important event in...


Editorial: Saginaw Chippewa Tribe questions mascot complaint
Editorial: Saginaw Chippewa Tribe questions mascot complaint (February 21, 2013)

"The Daily News editorialized in Wednesday’s paper that we do not see the need for Bay City Western High School or any state school to change mascot names that include...