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2015


April

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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