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2016


May

Painting with Families Event Inspires Artists
Tuesday 31 May

Team Observer saw creativity overflow at the Eagles Nest Tribal Gym as the K-12 Education Department May 18 “Painting with Families” event provided a showcase where every Tribal child is an artist.

AOVWS joins Memorial Day Parade in Mount Pleasant 5-30-16
Tuesday 31 May

Team Observer was on location in downtown Mount Pleasant on Memorial Day with the Anishinaabe Ogitchedaw Veterans Warrior Society as hundreds of families, friends and community paid their respects to those who gave all for our freedom.

First Annual Breast Feeding Support Walk 5-26-16
Friday 27 May

Team Observer was taking it to the streets on May 26 as Nimkee Healthy Start Program and the Nimkee Public Health 4x4 Grant Coordinators hosted their First Annual Breast Feeding Support Walk.

Dennis Banks speaking at Ziibiwing 3pm today 5-23-16
Tuesday 24 May

Team Observer is following an impromptu visit of a true hero of Tribal sovereignty and all our Native people

Nimkee Fitness Park Construction 5-18-16
Tuesday 24 May

Team Observer joined with the Nimkee Fitness Center and the SCIT Public Works Department as construction has begun May 18 on the first phase of their Fit Park.

Spring 2016 Anishinabe Performance Circle Graduation 5-3-16
Wednesday 18 May

Team Observer was on location May 3 at the historic Broadway Theatre in downtown Mount Pleasant for the Spring 2016 Anishinabe Performance Circle Graduation. ZCS Assistant Director Waabanoqua (Judy Pamp) said this was the second year Ziibiwing offered an adult and teen Anishinabe class together on Wednesdays.

SCIT Afterschool youth meet the Honey Bee Challenge 5-9-16
Wednesday 11 May

Team Observer joined with the SCIT Recreation Department as the Ziibiwing Center was all abuzz on May 9 about the science of agriculture as 25 SCIT Afterschool Program youth stepped up to meet the Honey Bee Challenge.

SCA Student of the Month Celebration 5-5-16
Monday 09 May

Team Observer joined the Saginaw Chippewa Academy students, teachers and families at their April 2016 Student of the Month Celebration.

April

Elders Advisory Board members tour Behavioral Health 4-27-16
Thursday 28 April

Team Observer was on location Wednesday April 27 as members of the Elders Advisory Board and Interim Senior Assisted Living Administrator Rosalie Maloney enjoyed a tour from Behavioral Health Administrator David Garcia and his staff.

Soaring Eagle hosts 35th Anniversary celebration 4-22-16
Monday 25 April

Team Observer was on location April 22 for the 35th Anniversary of the SCIT gaming operations.

Soaring Eagle hosts 35th Anniversary celebration
Friday 22 April

Team Observer was on location April 22 for the 35th Anniversary of the SCIT gaming operations.

SCTC hosts Career Opportunity Day 4-12-16
Tuesday 19 April

Team Observer went on location to the Katy DenHeeten Resource Center April 12 to join with the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College to celebrate SCTC Career Opportunity Day 2016.

SCA Student of the Month Celebration 4-7-16
Thursday 07 April

Team Observer joined the Saginaw Chippewa Academy students, teachers and families at their March 2016 Student of the Month Celebration.

March

Good Friday Service
Wednesday 30 March

The 16th annual service is available to be viewed in its entirety (courtesy of SCIT Media and the I.T. Department) on the Tribal website at www.sagchip.org. On behalf of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe and our four Native churches, we extend our wishes to you and your family for a blessed Easter weekend!

Andahwod Easter Brunch
Friday 25 March

“Here at Andahwod, we all look forward to the ever changing calendar of events and there’s nothing more exciting in the spring time than Easter! Inviting the community into our home for a meal is a heartfelt tradition the residents have been looking forward to,” Maloney said. “Our Andahwod residents and the staff all give a “chi-miigwetch” for the support shown by our community and our Tribal Council.”

Pathways to Leadership Graduates Announced
Friday 25 March

“We are here today to recognize and congratulate our 2016 graduates who each made the commitment to attend 12 out of the 14 monthly classes, and also passed a final exam. All of our graduates have shown their desire to keep learning and improving..."

Hawaiian Luau offers a tropical paradise 3-10-16
Tuesday 15 March

Team Observer joined with the SCIT Recreation Department as they turned the Eagles Nest Tribal Gym into a tropical paradise on Thursday, March 10.

SCIT Round Dance Friday night in full swing! 3-11-16
Monday 14 March

Team Observer is on site to report the 9th Annual SCIT Round Dance in the Eagles Nest Tribal Gym is in full swing under the Friday night lights, March 11.

SCA Student of the Month Celebration 3-4-16
Monday 07 March

Team Observer joined the Saginaw Chippewa Academy students, teachers and families at their February 2016 Student of the Month Celebration on March 4.

HR gives a surprise recognition to four employees 3-3-16
Thursday 03 March

Team Observer went on location March 3 to the Black Elk Building to take photos of employees who were unable to attend the February 20 Employee Recognition Banquet.

Feb. 26 Snocross action finds Hibbert on top 2-27-16
Tuesday 01 March

Team Observer is on track with Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort as they are ready to deliver a full weekend of excitement.

Hibbert takes checkered flag at Snocross Pro Open victory on Feb. 27 2-28-16
Tuesday 01 March

Team Observer is on track with Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort as they are ready to deliver a full weekend of excitement.

February

Feather Box Workshop offers traditional teachings 2-18-16
Monday 29 February

Team Observer was on location February 17-18 at the Elijah Elk Conference Center as the Seventh Generation Program offered a Feather Box Workshop to the Tribal community.

Soaring Eagle AMSOIL Championship Snocross is on now! 2-26-16
Monday 29 February

Team Observer is on track with Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort as they are ready to deliver a full weekend of excitement.

Family Bingo & School Supply Restock packs the Eagles Nest 2-23-16
Monday 29 February

Team Observer and the Tribal Education K-12/Higher Education staff came together with Tribal students and community as they enjoyed Family Bingo & School Supply Restock. A packed house flocked to the Eagles Nest Tribal Gym on February 23 as Youth Achievement Advisor John Shelton called out the numbers.

Soaring Eagle AMSOIL Championship Snocross action this weekend!
Friday 26 February

Team Observer is on track with Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort as they are ready to deliver a full weekend of excitement.

Tall Cop gives community presentation
Friday 26 February

Team Observer is on location with the SCIT Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Prevention team at the 9am to 3pm presentation from internationally recognized speaker, “Tall Cop” Officer Jermaine Galloway, regarding current alcohol, drug and concealment trends.

Eagles Basketball last home game of the season 2-20-16
Friday 19 February

it’s time to flock to the Eagles Nest Saturday, February 20 for the last home game of the season for the boys Eagles Basketball team.

Andahwod Box Social bring back fond memories
Wednesday 17 February

Team Observer was on location Saturday, February 13 for the Andahwod Valentine’s Day Box Social.

Klouse receives Educator of the Month honor 2-11-16
Friday 12 February

Team Observer joins with Tribal Education Administration in saluting their Outstanding Educator of the Month award winner, Youth Achievement Advisor Kari Klouse.

Have a Happy Valentine’s Day weekend
Friday 12 February

Team Observer has found love is in the air all around the Reservation today as Andahwod Elders are delivering candy grams to support Elders activities

SCA Student of the Month Celebration
Friday 12 February

Education Director Melissa Montoya gave a welcome address and recognized Tribal Council members Ronald F. Ekdahl, Kenneth Sprague, Candace B. Benzinger, Amanda Oldman, Diana Quigno-Grundahl and Tribal Sub-Chief Brent D. Jackson in attendance.

SCA Student of the Month Celebration 2-12-16
Friday 12 February

Team Observer joined the Saginaw Chippewa Academy students, teachers and families at their January 2016 Student of the Month

January

State of the Tribe Address 1-23-16
Wednesday 27 January

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer joined over 50 other Tribal departments, organizations and businesses on January 23in the Soaring Eagle Entertainment Hall for the State of the Tribe Address.

Dodgeball tournament shoutout to winners 1-18-16
Tuesday 19 January

The results are in from the 14 Team Double Elimination Hospitality Challenge Dodgeball Tournament.

Martin Luther King, Jr. day observance 1-18-16
Tuesday 19 January

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, the CMU Campus and the Mount Pleasant Community came together on January 18 at Finch Fieldhouse celebrate and honor the rich legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

First Baby Celebration of 2016 draws capacity crowd at Seventh Generation
Thursday 14 January

Family, friends and loved ones gathered together as the first Baby Celebration of 2016 drew a capacity crowd to the Seventh Generation Program Elijah Elk Cultural Center on Jan. 6.

SCA Student of the Month Breakfast 1-8-2016
Tuesday 12 January

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer joins the Tribal Education Department and the Saginaw Chippewa Academy as they celebrate the SCA December Student of the Month recipients.

Elvis' 81st Birthday Party at Andahwod
Tuesday 12 January

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer was on location Jan. 8 with Andahwod Continuing Care & Elder Services and the SCIT Human Resources Training & Development Department to celebrate the 81st birthday of the “King of Rock and Roll.” Andahwod Administrative Assistant II Sheligh Jackson informs nine Elders competed for prizes and bragging rights as Human Resources Training Instructor John Gerhard and his Chinese daughter Yoyo tried to stump the Elders with music trivia.

Andahwod celebrates New Year with balloon drop 12-31-15
Tuesday 05 January

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer was on location with the Andahwod Continuing Care & Elder Services program as they celebrated their annual Andahwod New Year’s Eve balloon drop on Dec. 31 at 6pm.

2015


December

Sasiwaans Immersion School celebrates
Monday 21 December

Team Observer joined the Sasiwaans Immersion School at they presented their annual Christmas program on Dec. 17 in a packed Eagles Nest Tribal Gym.

SCA Winter Program visits "Boozhooville" 12-16-15
Friday 18 December

In order to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer took a “Seuessical” turn to “Boozhooville” on Dec. 16 where that Grinch was up to his old shenanigans on top of Mt. Peezy.

SCA honored as 2015 Hoops For Hunger Champions 12-15-15
Wednesday 16 December

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer was on location December 15 at the Central Michigan University McGuirk Arena as the Saginaw Chippewa Academy received the honor of 2015 Hoops For Hunger Champions.

Tribal students visit MSU campus 12-10-15
Tuesday 15 December

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer accompanied the SCIT K-12 Education Program as they took an entourage down to Spartan Country on Dec. 10.

Elders get crafty at Andahwod
Wednesday 09 December

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer was on location Saturday, December 5 at the Andahwod Continuing Care and Elder Services facility as the Elders enjoyed making holidays crafts. Andahwod Elder Community Activities Assistant Elisa Schleder informs Elders Carole Tally, Colleen Wagner, Raeann Maddox, Sara Martin ,Valerie Zocher and Becky Pamp-Ettinger participated in the festivities.

SCA shares their Educator/Student of the Month Celebrations 12-04-15
Friday 04 December

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer went on location to the SCIT Tribal Library on Dec. 3 and the Saginaw Chippewa Academy on Dec. 4 as the SCIT Tribal Education Department announced the awards for SCA Educator of the Month and SCA Student of the Month.

November

There's no place like "Home for the Holidays" 11-25-15
Monday 30 November

n an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer joined the SCIT Recreation Department as they ushered in the season with their 9th annual “Home for the Holidays” event on Nov. 25 at the Eagles Nest Tribal Gym.

Re-Member visits SCIT and Tribal Council
Monday 23 November

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer joined the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Council and the SCIT Public Relations Department in Council Chambers to welcome the Re-Member organization and their first visit to the Isabella Indian Reservation.

Andahwod Thanksgiving Feast 11-19-15
Friday 20 November

Team Observer joins the Andahwod Continuing Care & Elder Services as they celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday on Nov. 19th.

SECR Veteran's Day 11/11/2015
Thursday 12 November

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer joins with the Anishinabe Ogitchedaw Veterans Warrior Society (AOVWS) and the SECR Marketing Department as they held their annual Veteran’s Day celebration on the main casino floor.

Construction ribbon cutting opens road 11-9-15
Tuesday 10 November

On Nov. 9 Team Observer joins with the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Council and the SCIT Planning Department as they held a ribbon cutting on the corner of Remus and Leaton Road in Mt. Pleasant to officially reopen the reservation road to traffic.

Active Native Youth, Service Members, and Hunters
Thursday 05 November

Attention Active Native Youth, families of active service members, and hunters

Education powwow welcomes area schools
Thursday 05 November

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer joins with local Native youth and the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Education Department in celebration of their annual Education Powwow for area schools.

Seventh Generation builds teaching lodge 11-02-15
Monday 02 November

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer would like to give a shout out to the Seventh Generation Program and community volunteers who got together to construct a traditional Ojibwe Teaching Lodge. The project started on Wednesday, October 21st and completed on October 22nd.

October

Trunk or treat and Halloween haunt brings the fear factor to the campground
Monday 26 October

The SCIT Recreation Department made a scary good time for the community as the annual Trunk or Treat and Halloween Haunt brought the Fear Factor to the hill on Oct. 23.

Walk-in Flu Clinic 10-20-15
Tuesday 20 October

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer joins with the Nimkee Memorial Wellness Center and the Nimkee Public Health Department as they provide their Walk-in Immunization Flu Clinic today from 8am to 8pm in the Nimkee lobby.

Honoring the beat of life 10-16-15
Friday 16 October

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer is a proud member of the Native American Journalists Association and supports their national awareness campaign through their Native Health News Alliance website.

Leaton Road Construction Update
Tuesday 13 October

Workers are at Broomfield Road preparing to pave tomorrow (10/14/15). The intersection will be difficult to navigate. Bob Ouwinga suggests using an alternate route if possible!

Water donation helps City of Flint 10-07-15
Thursday 08 October

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer applauds the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe in providing disaster relief as 24,000 bottles of water made their way to the City of Flint on Oct. 7. The joint interdepartmental operation included the Soaring Eagle Water Park and Hotel and the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort.

Flu Clinic open today until 8pm - 10/6/2015
Wednesday 07 October

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer gives a “shot-out” to the Nimkee Public Health staff as they offer their walk-in flu shot clinic from 8am to 8pm today in the Nimkee Memorial Wellness Center located at 2591 South Leaton Road in Mt. Pleasant.

Fairchild honored as Educator of the Month
Wednesday 07 October

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer joins with the SCIT Tribal Education Department and the Saginaw Chippewa Academy as Bridget Fairchild is honored as Outstanding Educator of the Month.

Construction Update 10-05-2015
Monday 05 October

Construction on Leaton/Tomah Rd and near SCTC

September

Middle of the Mitt Music Festival 9-19-15
Monday 21 September

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer partners with the Middle of the Mitt Music Festival and the Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund.

Law Enforcement Torch Run 9-17-15
Friday 18 September

Team Observer joins the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police and our Tribal Operations employees in support of the Law Enforcement Torch Run benefiting the Michigan Special Olympics

Construction Update 9-15-2015
Tuesday 15 September

In an ongoing effort to keep the community informed, Team Observer is working with SCIT Planning Department and Community Engineer Donald Seal to provide construction updates as they occur. Pat Gaffney with the Isabella County Road Commission informs there will be a closure of the Remus Road intersection as they place the concrete drainage tubes into the ground.

Grandparents Day at Andahwod 9-13-15
Monday 14 September

Team Observer was on site September 13 with the Andahwod Continuing Care Community & Elder Services staff at their annual Grandparents Day Extravaganza.

Labor Day Celebration
Thursday 10 September

September 7, 2015

Construction Update
Wednesday 09 September

Heavy equipment and storm sewer construction will force a temporary road closure on Leaton Road until the contractors are able to finish the drainage.

Leaton Road construction update 9-1-15
Tuesday 01 September

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer is working with the SCIT Planning Department and the Isabella County Road Commission as the Leaton Road construction continues.

August

Tribal Observer bonus coverage "Taste of the Rez"
Monday 24 August

Team Observer joins the Andahwod Continuing Care Community and Elder Services as they offered a “Taste of the Rez”

50th Anniversary Water Ceremony with Okaya, Japan 8-19-15
Wednesday 19 August

Team Observer joins with the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan and the City of Mt. Pleasant as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of our Sister City relationship with Okaya City (located in the Nagano Prefecture in Japan).

"No One Fights Alone" fundraiser 8-14-15
Monday 17 August

Team Observer joins a wealth of Tribal departments, businesses, SECR & TOPS employees and our community as we came together for the “No One Fights Alone” fundraiser held at the Eagles Nest Tribal Gym on Aug. 14.

July

Second installment of summer kickball.
Friday 10 July

Team Observer partnered with the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police, Fire and Housing departments to bring the second installment of summer kickball to Broadway Field

June

2015 Honoring Saganing Traditional Powwow
Monday 22 June

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer journeys over to District 2 to join with the SCIT At-Large Program at the 2015 Honoring Saganing Traditional Powwow.

Native Skywatchers – Ojibwe and Lakota/Dakota Star Knowledge.
Friday 19 June

“ The purpose of the Native Skywatchers Workshop is designed for all educators & persons interested in increasing their knowledge of Ojibwe and D(L)akota Star Knowledge. Included in the workshop are multiple hands-on activities so participants will be able to experience the culture and the science in the most authentic and meaningful way possible,”

Tuesday Night Giigohn Fishing 6-16-15
Thursday 18 June

7 boats took to the water for our Tuesday Night fishing.

Summer Kickoff Kickball Game 6-11-15
Monday 15 June

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer joins the Youth LEAD Department, Saginaw Chippewa Housing, Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police and the Saginaw Chippewa Fire Department to celebrate their June 11 “Summer Kickoff Kickball Game.”

LEADership Graduation Banquet 6-10-15
Thursday 11 June

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer joins with the Youth LEAD Department as they celebrate their accomplishments of Tribal youth at the “LEADership Graduation Banquet 2015. The event was held at the Swan Creek Ballroom at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort on June 10.

SCA End of Year Powwow 6-3-15
Friday 05 June

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer supports the Saginaw Chippewa Academy as they celebrate their End of Year Powwow on June 3.

SCA Field Day 6-2-15
Wednesday 03 June

May

Celebrating Linda Krager's retirement 5-21-15
Thursday 21 May

Team Observer joins the Saginaw Chippewa Accounting Department and many Tribal Operations employees as they celebrated Tribal Operations Accountant Linda Krager retirement after serving over 15 years for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe.

Dodgeball Tournament at MPHS Saturday 5-9-15
Wednesday 06 May

In an effort to provide bonus coverage and community awareness, Team Observer is proud to partner with the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police, SCIT Public Relations and Special Olympics Michigan in support of MPHS Seniors Courtney Ehren and Summer Cotsman promoting their upcoming Mt. Pleasant Dodgeball Tournament at MPHS on Saturday, May 9th.

April

Red Swamp Lacrosse welcomes Coach Kenney 4-18-15
Monday 20 April

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer joins with the Youth LEAD Activities Team and Red Swamp Lacrosse in welcoming Olympic Coach John Kenney to Broadway Field on April 18.

Teacher James Day receives an award certificate as Educator of the Month.
Monday 13 April

Team Observer joins with Tribal Education and the Saginaw Chippewa Academy as they honor their 2nd Grade Teacher James Day as Educator of the Month.

"PaleoJoe" knows dinosaurs
Thursday 09 April

Team Observer joins with the Soaring Eagle Waterpark & Hotel in welcoming Paleontologist, Author and Storyteller Joseph Kchodl (a.k.a. “PaleoJoe”) to the spring break educational Dino Quest Program offered on April 8, 2015.

March

Seventh Generation offers Hand Drum Workshop 3-25-15
Thursday 26 March

Team Observer joins with the Cultural Representative Team at the Elijah Elk Cultural Center as they offer instruction at their two day Hand Drum Workshop.

Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Great Lakes Loons join forces 3-25-15
Wednesday 25 March

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer came together early in the morning with ABC affiliate WJRT TV-12, 94.5 FM The Moose and My 104.3 FM as two of the Great Lakes Bay Region’s top entertainment and sports attractions join forces.

Japanese Artist Akira Takei meets Tribal Council 3-20-15
Tuesday 24 March

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer on March 20 was honored to participate as the cultural exchange between the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan and Mt. Pleasant’s Sister City of Okaya, Japan continues.

8th Annual Saginaw Chippewa Round Dance 3-14-15
Tuesday 17 March

Team Observer joins with Tribal Education, Saginaw Chippewa Academy, Saginaw Chippewa Youth Council and many other Tribal departments and sponsors who supported the 8th Annual Saginaw Chippewa Round Dance at the Eagles Nest Tribal Gym March 13 and 14 in Mt. Pleasant

SCIT Round Dance is on until 3am
Monday 16 March

The SCIT Round Dance is on right now at the Eagles nest Tribal Gym until 3am Sunday … come join us and swing and sway the Anishinabe way!

S.C.I.T. Eagles take two and finish strong 3-7-15
Monday 09 March

Team Observer joins with the Youth LEAD Department and the S.C.I.T. Eagles as they compete in their last home game at the Eagles Nest Tribal Gym on Saturday, March 7th.

Educator of the Month 3-5-15
Friday 06 March

Team Observer joins with the Saginaw Chippewa Academy in congratulating SCA Teacher Susan Jeffrey as “Educator of the Month.”

Tremblay takes trophy at AMSOIL Championship Snocross Pro Open 2-28-15
Monday 02 March

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer joins with Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort Marketing Team as our friends from the AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series successfully delivered non-stop action throughout the weekend of Feb. 27 and 28.

February

State of the Tribe Address 2-22-15
Tuesday 24 February

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer joins with Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Council and Tribal Chief Steve Pego as they provide information to the Tribal membership at the annual State of the Tribe Address at the SECR Entertainment Hall on Sunday morning, Feb. 22.

AMSOIL Snocross returns Feb. 27-28 2-19-15
Tuesday 17 February

Team Observer joins with Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort Marketing Team as they welcome the AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series back to Michigan on Feb. 27 and 28. Come out and see the top snowmobile riders in the U.S. and Canada compete for the 2015 AMSOIL Championship Snocross Trophy, powered by Ram.

Educator of the Month 2-11-15
Wednesday 11 February

Team Observer joins with the Saginaw Chippewa Academy as they congratulate Suzanne Pappas as their “Educator of the Month.”

Red Dress Fashion Show 2-06-15 - Watch the Video!
Tuesday 10 February

Team Observer joins with the Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways as community members walk down the runway in support of loved ones at the Feb. 6 Red Dress Fashion Show.

RCH back on track in San Diego 2-10-15
Tuesday 10 February

Team Observer joins with SECR Marketing and the RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy Johns/Suzuki Factory Racing Team as Observer Field Reporter Matt Klug shares some Feb. 9 action from San Diego.

SCTC Valentine's Family Craft Night 2-05-15
Friday 06 February

Team Observer joins with Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College as they had their SCTC Valentine’s Family Craft Night at the Campus west Building on Feb. 5.

Youth LEAD "Frozen" Trip 1-31-15
Tuesday 03 February

Team Observer joins with Youth LEAD Activities Program as they took a field trip to the Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn on January 31st to meet some “Frozen” characters.

January

Youth LEAD Game Room 1-29-15
Friday 30 January

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer joins with Youth LEAD Afterschool Program as they debut their new addition … a game room area!

Baby Celebration 1-29-15
Friday 30 January

Team Observer joins with the Seventh Generation Program, Nimkee Public Health and Youth LEAD to honor the Biinoojins at the Baby Celebration.

Tribal Operations Banquet 1-24-15
Monday 26 January

Team Observer joins with the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Council and the SCIT Human Resources Department as we recognize service award recipients and special honorees at the annual Tribal Operations Employee Appreciation Banquet on January 24 at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort Ballroom.

Roczen and RCH Racing is flying high with second checkered flag of the season
Friday 23 January

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer and the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort Marketing Department join together in cheering on the RCH Racing Team as they burn up the competition during the 2015 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season. The following article and photos is scheduled to appear in the February issue of the Tribal Observer.

Elvis' 80th Birthday Celebration 1-09-15
Monday 12 January

Team Observer joins with the Andahwod Continuing Care & Elder Services and the SCIT Human Resources Training and Development Department as they celebrate the 80th birthday of Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 17, 1977) on Friday, January 9, 2015.

Migizi 2015 Winter Job Fair 1-06-15
Wednesday 07 January

Team Observer joins with the Migizi Economic Development Company (MEDC) in promoting their annual 2015 Winter Job Fair taking place on Tuesday, January 6 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Youth LEAD Ugly Sweater Bowling Tournament 12-28-14
Tuesday 06 January

Team Observer joins with the Youth LEAD department in promoting their “Ugly Sweater Bowling Tournament” on December 28 at Chippewa Lanes.

Elders "Superbowl" Raffle 1-28-15
Monday 05 January

Team Observer joins with the Andahwod Continuing Care & Elder Services and the Elders Advisory Board in promoting their second fundraising raffle event.

Andahwod Continuing Care & Elder Services annual Balloon Drop
Thursday 01 January

Team Observer celebrates the welcoming New Year festivities with the Andahwod Continuing Care & Elder Services staff as residents and Tribal Elders participate in their annual Balloon Drop

2014


December

Christmas "Olden Days"
Monday 29 December

Team Observer supports local authors and Native storytellers in our community. Frequent Tribal Observer Contributing Writer Charmaine Shawana offers her holiday reflections “back in the day” … enjoy!

Jim Bailey Retirement Party 12-17-14
Wednesday 17 December

Team Observer joins with the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Council, SCIT Public Relations and the SCIT Utilities department came together to celebrate one of our own.

Elders Christmas Party 12-15-14
Tuesday 16 December

Team Observer joins with the Andahwod Continuing Care & Elder Services and the Elders Advisory Board in celebration of the Elders Christmas Party on Monday, Dec. 15.

Unity with Youth Council 12-12-14
Thursday 11 December

Team Observer joins with the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe in offering a message of worship in song and testimony at the 14th Annual Christmas Unity Service tomorrow.

Christmas Unity Service 12-12-14
Thursday 11 December

Team Observer joins with the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe in offering a message of worship in song and testimony at the 14th Annual Christmas Unity Service tomorrow.

Neighborhood Watch Training 12-04-14
Thursday 04 December

Team Observer joins with the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe and the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police in welcoming Lt. Bryan Cornish of the Dallas Police Department as he shares his Community Safety Institute training with over 50 community members.

November

Elders Community Raffle
Wednesday 26 November

Team Observer joins with the Andahwod Continuing Care & Elder Services Program and the Elders Advisory Board (EAB) in congratulating the winners of the Elders Community Raffle on Nov. 26.

Ziibiwing Center brings artists across North America and Canada to the circle of Indigenous Arts Market and Competition.
Monday 24 November

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer joins with the Ziibiwing Center as they bring artists across North America and Canada to the circle of Indigenous Arts Market and Competition. The awards ceremony was held at ZCS on Thursday night with the Art Market running on Friday and Saturday from 11am to 7pm.

Isabella 2% Distribution 11-19-14
Friday 21 November

Team Observer joins with the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Council and the SCIT Public Relations Department in their semi-annual two percent distributions given to Isabella County units of government and local area schools on Nov. 19.

Youth LEAD "Home for the Holidays" 11-20-14
Friday 21 November

Team Observer joins with the SCIT Youth LEAD Department and the Saginaw Chippewa Youth Council at their annual “Home for the Holidays” event.

Elders Frankenmuth Christmas Trip 11-14-14
Monday 17 November

Team Observer joins with the Andahwod Continuing Care & Elder Services in celebration of their annual pilgrimage to Frankenmuth on Nov. 14.

Educator of the Month 11-14-14
Friday 14 November

Team Observer joins with the Saginaw Chippewa Academy in recognizing SCA Teacher Assistant Scott Saboo as he receives the October 2014 Educator of the Month award.

AOVWS Veterans Feast 11-11-14
Wednesday 12 November

Team Observer joins with the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe and the Anishinabe Ogitchedaw Veterans & Warrior Society at their AOVWS Veterans Feast “Honoring the Women Warriors” held at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort Ballroom on Nov. 8.

Andahwod Veterans Breakfast 11-12-14
Wednesday 12 November

Team Observer joins with Andahwod Continuing Care & Elder Services and the Seventh Generation Program in honoring those who served at the Annual Veterans Breakfast on Nov. 12.

Celebration of Hope 11-08-14
Monday 10 November

Team Observer joins with the Celebration of Hope Committee represented through many departments and community members in support of the Celebration of Healing, Recovery & Hope event to continue to fight the war against substance abuse on the Reservation.

Andahwod Elders Halloween Party
Monday 03 November

Elder Community Activity Assistant Tomarrah M-J Green said, “The Elders Spooky Potluck Halloween party was Friday, Oct. 31 from 1-3:30 p.m.

October

Emergency Prep Event 10-27-14
Wednesday 29 October

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer joins with Nimkee Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Seventh Generation and the Nimkee Healthy Start Program in support of their Oct 27 event held at the Elijah Elk Cultural Center. The Community Emergency Preparedness Event was a huge success.

emPOWERment night 10-28-14
Wednesday 29 October

Team Observer joins with Nami Migizi Nangwiihgan Domestic Violence Program and the SCIT Behavioral Health Programs in support of emPOWERment Night held in the Eagles Nest Tribal Gym on Oct. 28.

Migizi Employees “Make A Difference” for the CCN Diaper Drive
Friday 24 October

Migizi employees joined with thoughtful patrons and other community members to “make a difference” on Oct. 23 at the Soaring Eagle Waterpark & Hotel.

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.



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