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Planning Department - Tree Giveaway Monday, October 27th
Published: 10/24/2014 2:00:00 PM - Planning

On Monday, October 27th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Planning Department will be giving away White Pine Trees. Did you know that the White Pine is Michigan’s state tree.
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Household Hazardous Waste Collection 9/20/14, 9am-1pm, Isabella County Fairground
Published: 9/9/2014 12:00:00 PM - Planning

Please help to keep our community and environment safe by safely disposing of your household hazardous waste. Now is the perfect time to start cleaning out your garage, shed, and cabinets! I encourage you to utilize this FREE community service, which has been made possible by Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe 2% funding.
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SCHEDULE A - SEPTIC PUMPING SERVICES
Published: 9/5/2014 5:00:00 PM - Planning

Bid Schedule for SCHEDULE A - SEPTIC PUMPING SERVICES
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Sandhill crane NOTICE_clarification

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Deer Season 2014 Harvest Report

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Tribal Hunting Lands deer 2014

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Tribal Hunting Lands Saganing 2014 Fall

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2014 Fall Wild Turkey Season Order

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2014 Miscellaneous Hunting Notice

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2014 Small Game Season Order

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2014 Deer Season Order

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2014 Amended Fishing Season Order (5-12-14)

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2014 Trapping Season Order

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2014 Migratory Waterfowl Season Order

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2014 Migratory waterfowl Season Order

Mission Statement

Properly managed growth and development which protects the health and welfare of residents and the environment in which they live is essential to the sustainability of a strong and viable community. The mission of the Planning Department is to assist the Tribal Council in the reacquisition of lands within and around the Isabella Reservation, to diversify the tribal economy, to provide decent and affordable housing to members within the community, to help design and manage needed construction projects as part of a team effort (including code compliance and inspection services as outlined in the tribal building code), to maintain and implement an effective transportation program within the Reservation, to oversee environmental protection efforts on lands within the Tribe's jurisdiction, and to implement the community's vision regarding its future growth and development as defined in the most recently adopted Strategic and Community Master Plans (including the implementation and enforcement of related codes and ordinance). In addition, the Planning Department serves as a community development information clearinghouse and represents tribal interests as directed by Council on various boards and agencies related to community and economic development activities.


The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe's Planning Department administers the provisions of the tribal Building Code, including responsibility for inspection and code enforcement activities. This insures applicable construction safety and welfare guidelines are adhered to during the construction process.

• If you are a casual visitor and would like more information about our activities, call (989) 775-4014

• If you would like more information regarding the tribal building code , inspections, and the permit program contact : Jessica DeVerney-McLaughlin, Admin. Asst. II at (989) 775-4014 or Don Seal at (989) 775-4151

• If you would like more information pertaining to environmental issues faced by the tribe, contact Environmental Specialist at (989) 775-4015 , Water Quality Specialist at (989) 775-4016, or Environmental Response Program Specialist at (989)775-4081

• If you are a tribal member, employee, or servicing contractor seeking the actual guidelines and permits, related to the tribal Building code, click the appropriate links on the left.