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

Live Webcast - 2016 Michigan Indian Family Olympics Opening Ceremony
Published: 7/22/2016 2:00:00 PM - Michigan Indian Family Olympics

Live Webcast of the Michigan Indian Family Olympics held on July 22, 2016 at Central Michigan Universities Bennett Track & Field.
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Art Walk Central Venue
Published: 7/20/2016 2:00:00 PM - 2% Distributions

The Art Walk Central Venue will take place at the Ziibiwing Center from August 20th through September 12th 2016.
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World Indigenous People's Day Film Screening
Published: 7/20/2016 1:00:00 PM - Ziibiwing Cultural Center

A film screening of "Highway of Tears" will take place Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 from 6PM - 8PM. Free and open to the public
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Anishinaabe Youth Art & Emerging Entrepreneur Camp August 8-12
Published: 7/20/2016 8:00:00 AM - Ziibiwing Cultural Center

The Anishinaabe Youth Art & Emerging Entrepreneur Camp will take place August 8th through 12th
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"Who's Your Caddy?" Golf Tournament Results 7-16-16
Published: 7/18/2016 4:00:00 PM - Tribal Observer

Team Observer was on the links with the SCIT Recreation Department as they hosted their annual “Who’s Your Caddy?” Golf Tournament on July 16 at the Maple Creek Golf Club in Shepherd.
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Niibing Youth Experience July 18-19 9:30AM - 5:00PM
Published: 7/15/2016 4:00:00 PM - Public Relations

The Niibing Youth Experience will take place on Monday and Tuesday July 18th & 19th, 2016.
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WATCH: The 32nd Annual Pow Wow TV Advertisement
Published: 7/15/2016 8:00:00 AM - Annual Powwow

The 32nd Annual Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Pow wow will be held on July 29, 30& 31, 2016. Click here to watch the latest TV advertisement for this event.
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Sasiwaans Enrollment Deadline
Published: 7/15/2016 8:00:00 AM - Anishinaabe Language Revitalization Department

Sasiwaans is currently accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year through July 29 for new and current students. Application are available online or at the Sasiwaans Immersion School.
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Vacancy on the Anishinaabe Language Revitalization Committee
Published: 7/15/2016 8:00:00 AM - Anishinaabe Language Revitalization Department

Seeking three individuals who are committed to revitalizing Anishinabemowin
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Anishinabe Day of Culture - Monday, August 22, 2016 4PM-8PM
Published: 7/15/2016 8:00:00 AM - Ziibiwing Cultural Center

Anishinabe Day of Culture will take place on Monday, August 22, 2016 from 4PM-8PM downtown Mount Pleasant at the corner of Main and Broadway.
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Michigan Indian Family Olympics
Friday, July 22nd
Tuesday, July 26th
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Annual Powwow
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
July 29th, 30th, & 31st
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Events for July
  • 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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  • A special place to acknowledge and honor members who have walked on...
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