Entries from News Archive 2008 tagged with 'sagchips'

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe pushes recycling

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan is cutting down on waste among its employees. Employees of the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort were using more than a million disposable cups a year. But now they are using reusable cups and...

Michigan tribes seek to increase voter turnout

Michigan tribes are hoping more of their members turn up to the polls on November 4. The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe is part of the Native Vote initiative of the National Congress of American Indians. The tribe has been helping its...

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe repeals ban on unions

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan has repealed its law that banned unions on the reservation. The tribe repealed the law in order to avoid a hearing before the National Labor Relations Board. The Teamsters union filed a complaint with...

Saginaw Chippewa site seeks freedom for Abramoff

A former council member of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe has started a website, originalsagchip39.org, in hopes of freeing jailed lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Delores Jackson and other tribal members don't believe Abramoff defrauded the tribe out of millions of dollars. They...

Tribes still feel victimized by Abramoff long after scandal

Delores Jackson, former council member for Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan, after Jack Abramoff's sentencing in Washington, D.C. Indian Country is still suffering from the effects of the Jack Abramoff scandal, more than four years after it became national...

Blog: Some tribes not really Abramoff victims

"Disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff is off to the hoosegow for another four years after a judge sentenced him today for his role in the tribes-and-bribes scandal. In 2006, you'll recall, Abramoff and his cohort Michael Scanlon pleaded guilty to crimes...

Abramoff set for sentencing in tribal fraud case

Note: Judge Huvelle has reset the hearing for 2pm in Courtroom 24A (in the annex) of the courthouse. Jailed lobbyist Jack Abramoff will be sentenced tomorrow for defrauding his tribal clients out of millions of dollars Abramoff is already in...

Tribes want to speak at Abramoff sentencing

Representatives of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan and the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana want to speak at the sentencing of jailed lobbyist Jack Abramoff this Thursday. Abramoff admitted that he defrauded the tribes out of millions of dollars. He...

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe plans campground, RV park

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan plans to build a campground and an upscale RV park on some of its property. The tribe owns 23.51 acres in Union Township that were rezoned from residential to agricultural. That makes development possible,...

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe moves to four-day work week

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan has approved a four-day work week for governmental employees. The move is designed to improved productivity and reduce commuting time. The tribe is already offering employees a break on gas. The four-day work week...

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe offers employee gas discount

Employees of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan are getting a break on the high price of gas. The tribal council authorized a 10 cent per gallon discount to more than 4,200 employees. The discount is available indefinitely at the...

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