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2014


October

Seventh Generation Fall Feast 10-08-14
Thursday 09 October

Team Observer joins with the Seventh Generation Program to celebrate their annual Fall Feast with the community at the Elijah Elk Cultural Building on Wednesday, Oct. 8.

Rocket Football Native American Youth
Thursday 09 October

The Tribal Observer would like to take a moment to highlight the numerous Native American youth participating in the Mount Pleasant Rocket Football program.

Glow Run 10-08-14
Thursday 09 October

Team Observer joins with the Nimkee Public Health & Fitness and the Central Michigan District Health Department in support of their 5K “Glow Run” Wednesday, October 8th.

Commission on Aging fundraiser
Wednesday 08 October

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer joins with the Saginaw Chippewa Public Relations Department, the Isabella County Commission on Aging and Friends of Isabella Seniors as they host a dine and donate fundraiser tonight at the Italian Oven.

September

Youth LEAD at MSU Homecoming 9-27-14
Tuesday 30 September

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer joins with the Saginaw Chippewa Youth LEAD Department as they journey to Spartan Nation on a sunny Saturday (September 27) to enjoy the MSU Homecoming vs. Wyoming.

Celebration of Healing, Hope & Recovery 9-24-14
Monday 29 September

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer joins with the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Council and the community at the Celebration of Healing, Recovery & Hope event that took place in the Eagles Nest Tribal Gym on September 24, 2014.

Hunter Safety 9-18-14
Friday 19 September

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer joins with the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police Department as they provide instruction on hunter safety at the Black Creek Conservation Club on Thursday, September 18, 2014.

Diabetes Ride 9-17-14
Wednesday 17 September

In an effort to provide bonus coverage Team Observer joins with SCIT Public Relations, Behavioral Health, Seventh Generation and Nimkee Public Health Diabetes Program in support of Dennis Banks and his “Ride to Reverse Diabetes 2014.”

Banks visit 9-17-14
Wednesday 17 September

Dennis Banks continues his visit to Tribal Operations with stops at Behavioral Health and Seventh Generation.

SCIT Fire Training 9-13-14
Monday 15 September

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer joins with the Saginaw Chippewa Fire Department as they host their Seventh Annual Vehicle Extrication School on Saturday, September 13, 2014.

Ricky Renner wins the inaugural $50K RCH Soaring Eagle Edge of Summer MX classic!
Wednesday 03 September

With thousands of fans packing the hillside on the grounds of the famed Soaring Eagle Resort & Casino, the inaugural $50K Edge of Summer MX event came to a spectacular conclusion with Ricky Renner overcoming a feverish pursuit by two top veteran pros – Kyle Chisholm and Nick Wey – to capture top honors in the most stacked pro starting class gate in Michigan since the running of the RedBud MX National.

August

Employee Picnic
Friday 15 August

The excitement is building already with the 2014 Employee Picnic taking place from 3 to 9pm today at the Island Park West Pavilion near the Timber Town playscape.

Tribal Operations Maintenance Department Landscape Project
Thursday 14 August

Team Observer joins with the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Operations Maintenance Department as they celebrate their latest landscape addition to the 7070 East Broadway offices.

Babysitting Basics Course coming soon at the Public Health Department
Monday 11 August

Team Observer joins with the Nimkee Public Health Department in promoting their upcoming Babysitting Basics Course scheduled for Monday Morning, August 25th from 9AM - 12Noon. The course will take place at the Nimkee Public Health Kitchen, 2591 South Leaton Road in Mount Pleasant.

Birthday memorial balloon release at the Housing Pavilion
Saturday 09 August

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer joins with Team Zane and the Saginaw Chippewa community in a birthday memorial balloon release at the Housing Pavilion on Saturday, August 9th.

July

2014 Freedom Walk
Monday 28 July

Team Observer joins with SCIT Behavioral Health Programs and the Youth LEAD Department in support of the July 26 Annual 2014 Freedom Walk.

June

Sasiwaans Graduation
Tuesday 03 June

Sasiwaans Anishinabe Language Revitalization Department and SCIT Public Relations in honoring the 2014 Step Up Graduation class at the Saginaw Chippewa Housing Pavilion on Tuesday, June 3.

May

State of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder visits the the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Monday 12 May

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer joins with the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Council, SCIT Public Relations Department and the United Tribes of Michigan as they welcome State of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to the Three Fires Room at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort on May 12.

 

United Tribes of Michigan meet with Gov. Snyder at Tribal-State Summit
Monday 12 May

On May 12-13, the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe (SCIT) served as host for the twelve federally recognized Tribal leaders and their delegates at the annual United Tribes of Michigan (UTM) meeting held in the Three Fires Room at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort.

April

SCA Mentoring Program off to a great start
Thursday 10 April

Tribal Observer teams up with the Saginaw Chippewa Academy, with the assistance of Education Director Melissa Montoya.

Group shares secrets to making time for fitness
Wednesday 09 April

The Tribal Observer teams up with Nimkee and Public Health for the Fitness Support Group gatherings. Today, April 9 at Noon, Tribal employees met to discuss the secret to making time for fitness, with Fitness Coordinator Jayme Green leading the discussion. With the day-to-day stresses and busy lives before, during and after work, how DO you make time for fitness?

Youth LEAD activity strikes over spring break
Wednesday 02 April

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer joins with the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Youth LEAD Department in support of their spring break family bowling outing at Chippewa Lanes on April 2nd.

March

The Tribal Observer teams up with Nimkee Fitness and Public Health employees to promote happy and healthy lifestyle goals
Wednesday 12 March

The Tribal Observer teams up with Nimkee Fitness and Public Health employees to promote happy and healthy lifestyle goals and discussions at the Fitness Support Group in the Public Health Kitchen.

February

Gift to Tribal Library
Sunday 09 February

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer joins with the SCIT Tribal Library and local Tribal Artist Alicia A. Genia in recognition of her recent gift of love to the Tribal youth and our community.

SCIT Eagles basketball
Friday 07 February

Coach Erik Rodriguez has his 6th grade SCIT Eagles boys team ready to play against Morley-Stanwood at 1:30pm.

WPBA visits SCIT Afterschool Program
Wednesday 05 February

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer joins with the SCIT Afterschool Program, SCIT Youth Council and the WPBA (Women’s Professional Billiards Association) as the best women pool players in the world provided instruction to Tribal youth on Wednesday, February 5th.

Four Direction Healing Bags workshop
Wednesday 05 February

Helping Healer and Mide’ Elder Beatrice Jackson informs the Four Direction Healing bags were developed by the Passamaquoddy Tribe in Maine.

2013


December

Chamber Business Over Breakfast
Wednesday 04 December

Team Observer joins with Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Public Relations and the Friends of the Broadway in support of their Business Over Breakfast (BOB) event on Dec 4th.

Council Swearing In Ceremony
Tuesday 03 December

Team Observer joins with Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Court Judge Patrick Shannon, Tribal Council Administration staff and Tribal Public Relations in welcoming the newly sworn in 2013-2015 Tribal Council.

Ziibiwing Staff Keeps Up With Busy Holiday Season
Tuesday 03 December

Way to go Ziibiwing staff, for keeping up with the busy season!

November

Delta Native Heritage Month
Wednesday 20 November

Student of the Month Awards
Thursday 14 November

Student of the Month Awards

Candlelight Wolf Vigil
Thursday 14 November

Team Observer joins with the SCIT Tribal Council, Public Relations and the Saginaw Chippewa Academy in support of the Nov. 14th Candlelight Wolf Vigil.

New Subdivision signage
Wednesday 13 November

Team Observer joins with Saginaw Chippewa Housing department in highlighting their ongoing beautification efforts with new signage for subdivisions.

MPHS Oilers take District Title
Tuesday 12 November

Team Observer joins with Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe LEAD department in recognizing the Mt. Pleasant Oilers football team as they continue their march to Ford Field and the Michigan State Championship.

Ogitchedaw Veterans Feast
Saturday 09 November

Team Observer joins with Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe and the Anishinabe Ogichedaw Veterans Warrior Society (AOVWS) in honoring service members at the Ogichedaw Veterans Feast on Saturday, Nov. 9th.

 

SCIT General Election results
Tuesday 05 November

General Election results of Nov. 5 voting in District 1, 2 and 3.

October

United Tribes Meeting
Wednesday 23 October

Team Observer joins the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Council in welcoming United Tribes of Michigan (UTM) as they begin their two day gathering at the SECR Three Fires Room.

Tribal Education visits Delta College
Tuesday 22 October

Team Observer collaborates with the Delta College Foundation on a recent site visit by Tribal Education representatives to their University Center campus..

CMU Pre-game festivities
Saturday 19 October

Team Observer joins the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, Snowbird Singers and the Great Lakes Alliance Singers at the CMU pre-game festivities.

Eagle Feather Cleansing
Wednesday 16 October

Team Observer joins the Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways in celebration of their 12th annual Eagle Feather Cleansing, Honoring and Feast on Oct. 16-18.

 

Ceremonial Teaching Area
Tuesday 15 October

Team Observer joins our Tribal Behavioral Health (BH) department and Residential Treatment Center (RTC) in profiling their construction of new ceremonial teaching areas.

Special gift ceremony
Tuesday 15 October

Team Observer joins our Tribal Council members Louanna Bruner, Charmaine Shawana and Steve Pego for a special gift ceremony.

Educator of the Month
Monday 14 October

Team Observer joins our Tribal Education department in recognition of outstanding "Educator of the Month" Tonya Jackson.

ACFS Burrito Fundraiser
Sunday 13 October

In an effort to provide regular bonus coverage throughout the month, Team Observer joins Anishnaabeg Child and Family Services in support of their Burrito Fundraiser for the Foster Care Program.

Observer bonus coverage
Friday 04 October

In an effort to provide regular bonus coverage throughout the month, Team Observer joins our fellow local Mt. Pleasant Chamber of Commerce member Max and Emily's in their support of the Tribal Observer.

Tribal Operations Roof Repair
Thursday 03 October

In an effort to provide regular bonus coverage throughout the month, Team Observer joins our Tribal Maintenance, Tribal Fire and the Parks & Recreation Department in support of the Tribal Operations roof repair project.

September

Flossie Sprague Retirement Party
Monday 30 September

In an effort to provide regular bonus coverage throughout the month, Team Observer joins our Nimkee Clinic family and the Sprague family in recognizing Nimkee Administrative Assistant II Flossie Sprague.

Rally of Support on Michigan Indian Day
Friday 27 September

In an effort to provide regular bonus coverage throughout the month, Team Observer joins our Tribal Education Department and Saginaw Chippewa Academy in support of Veronica Brown on Michigan Indian Day.