Tribal Government

SaginawChippewa Indian Tribe Council

The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Council is committed to providing information of interest to all its members, both on and off the reservation.

Our Tribal Council
( l to r:) Tim Davis (district 1),Ronnie Ekdahl, (Sgt. At Arms), Candace Benzinger (district 1), Kenny Sprague (district 1), Gayle Ruhl (Treasurer) ,Brent Jackson (Sub-Chief),Frank Cloutier (District #3/At-Large), Chief , Michelle Colwell (Secretary), Lindy Hunt (district 1),Amanda Oldman (district 1), Diana Grundahl (Tribal Chaplain) , Ron Nelson (district 2)

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Information Technology: Training
Information Technology: Training
The IT Technical Training Division is available to assist all associates within the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe's organization. Our goal is to support and aid associates with their job duties and help them understand and effectively utilize the Microsoft Office Products. We offer a variety of instructor led Microsoft Office training sessions, such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook and Publisher. We also offer ongoing Keyboarding courses to increase your typing efficiency.

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A selection from the Ziibiwing Cultural Center
A Ziibiwing Center Collection
With the help of our contributors in 2007, the ZC Collections Committee acquired 1,483 artifacts that are beneficial to the cultural and spiritual well-being of the tribe.

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Human Resources

The Human Resources Office of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe handles all recruitment, application and job placement for individuals interested in seeking employment here. There are a wide variety of available opportunities. The tribe supports an array of activities similar to what you find in any municipality, including hotel and gaming enterprises, governmental services, and educational administration.

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Job Hotline
Employment Center

Ramona Luella Shawa
Published: 1/11/2017 1:00:00 PM - Final Journey

The family of Ramona Luella Shawa’s has notified the Clerk’s office of her passing today. Funeral arrangements are currently pending.
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Ridge Allen Jackson
Published: 1/11/2017 11:00:00 AM - Final Journey

Funeral Services for Ridge will be held at Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Gym on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 1 p.m. with Robert Pego officiating.
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Donald Ray Cabay
Published: 1/11/2017 11:00:00 AM - Final Journey

Surviving besides his Margaret is one sister Irene Stockel, one brother in-law Gary (Renee) Hinman, one sister in-law Mary Sue (Gary) Anderson, nieces, Lauren Lopez and Minnie Jo, many other nieces and nephews. Don was predeceased by two brothers, Chet and Peter Cabay.
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Winter Baby Celebration
Published: 1/11/2017 10:00:00 AM - 7th Generation Programs

7th Generation is hosting a Winter baby celebration Monday, January 30th 2017 at 5:30PM.
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Drums Out "Singing for Fun"
Published: 1/11/2017 8:00:00 AM - 7th Generation Programs

Wednesday Nights from 5-7 p.m. at the 7th Generation Blue House
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Families Against Narcotics Community Meeting
Published: 1/10/2017 9:00:00 AM - Public Relations

Please be advised there will be an informal community meeting beginning at 5:30pm in the Seniors Room at Tribal Operations Thursday, January 12 to discuss starting a SCIT Mid-Michigan chapter of Families Against Narcotics (FAN).
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Fry Bread Class January 10th
Published: 1/10/2017 8:00:00 AM - 7th Generation Programs

Back by popular demand. January 10th | 5:30 to 8:00PM
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State of the Tribe Annual Meeting
Published: 1/9/2017 2:00:00 PM - Council

Saturday , January 21, 2017. In the Soaring Eagle Entertainment Hall. Doors Open at 9 am with Breakfast at 10 am.
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Tribal Employees: Important Notice Regarding Your Prescription Drug Insurance
Published: 1/6/2017 4:00:00 PM - Human Resources

If you are currently taking a medication that requires prior authorization please pay close attention to the information below or you may have delays in refilling your prescription. A list of drugs requiring prior authorization can be obtained from you HR department or by contacting Scrip World, powered by OptumRx, Customer Service 1-855-312-6103
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Tribal Employees: New Employee Insurance Information
Published: 1/6/2017 4:00:00 PM - Human Resources

Beginning January 1, 2017, Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Employees health benefits will be transitioning to Meritain Health. There will be no disruption to your health insurance coverage during the transition.
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Frybread Workshop
Monday, December 12th
5:30PM - 8PM
7th Generation Winter Feast
Thursday, December 8th
5:30PM - 8PM
Tribal Community Activities January 2017
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  • Revenue Sharing

  • As of May 14, 2014, The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe has distributed $225,428,719.54 to local businesses and schools. (-More-)
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