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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Employment Center

Behavioral Health Summer Spruce Up
Published: 6/30/2016 9:00:00 AM - Tribal Observer

Team Observer was onsite to cover a true team effort happening June 29 at the Behavioral Health Program’s complex.
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Give Your Support Wings
Published: 6/28/2016 1:00:00 PM - Andahwod Senior Care

In 2014, the residents of Andahwod raised nearly $7,000 to purchase their very own aviary. But now they need the support of their community to help them collect enough funds to cover the ongoing maintenance fees.
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Peoples' Powwow Raffle
Published: 6/23/2016 3:00:00 PM - 7th Generation Programs

Seventh Generation staff will be selling tickets at events in the community up until August 25. We will have tickets on hand for individuals to purchase as well here at the Seventh Generation office.
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Baby Celebration
Published: 6/22/2016 3:00:00 PM - 7th Generation Programs

June 29, 2016 • 5:30 p.m. Please join us in celebrating the newest members of our community!
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eCommerce Open House June 23rd for Tribal Members
Published: 6/22/2016 9:00:00 AM - Public Relations

Tribal members stop by the Ziibiwing Processing Center June 23rd from 11am to 2pm to tour the eCommerce Department!
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Head to the Farmer's Market
Published: 6/21/2016 4:00:00 PM - Tribal Observer

They have something for everyone! On the corner of Broadway and Leaton
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Saganing Traditional Powwow Arbor Building
Published: 6/20/2016 8:00:00 AM - Tribal Observer

Team Observer was on location June 17 at the Saganing Traditional Powwow grounds as At-Large/Members Services staff joined with SECR and Saganing Eagles Lansing Maintenance crews in preparation for the June 18 and 19 event. Tribal Chief Frank Cloutier provided some sweat equity and went shoulder to shoulder with the volunteers who constructed the powwow arbor.
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Team Observer at SCTC Family Craft Day
Published: 6/17/2016 4:00:00 PM - Tribal Observer

Team Observer was on location June 16 at the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College for Family Craft Day. The SCTC Family Craft Day program is supported by grants from the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).
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Seventh Generation offers Black Ash Basket Workshop
Published: 6/16/2016 1:00:00 PM - Tribal Observer

Team Observer was on location at the Elijah Elk Cultural Center for the June 15 Black Ash Basket Workshop presented by Tribal Elder and Master Basket Maker Larry Sprague. The class was full and sold out early for the hands on workshop and the Seventh Generation Program cultural outreach series has been well received by the community.
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Indian Elvis - Joseph Hall July 26 from 6PM-9PM
Published: 6/16/2016 1:00:00 PM - Ziibiwing Cultural Center

ELVIS IS IN THE BUILDING! Joseph Hall is thrilled to be bringing his award winning Elvis Rock N Remember tribute show to a venue near you. his show is directed in such a manner that really shows the roots of Elvis’ musical career, it will make it difficult for you to stay in your seat. He caters to both the young and the young at heart.
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Native Farmer's Market
Tuesdays June 7th to October 18th
10:00am-4:00 pm
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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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