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Tribal Observer Issue: March 15, 2004

Burial assistance program intends to help Tribal members during time of loss

The Tribe created a burial fund that is intended to provide financial assistance to survivors of a Tribal member decedent for funeral expenses. This program provides for a payment of actual unpaid expenses up to a maximum of $6,000 which shall be payable directly to the funeral home.

Students entertain and idolize upcoming opportunity on April 13

Thirteen-year-old Cree Glavis is staging a return to this year’s Native American Idol show.

“I’m not sure yet what I’m going to do,” the Saginaw Chippewa Academy middle school student said. “I might sing a song with my sister Seneca, but I need to talk with her about what we might do.”


Your Tribal Council has been working on many issues affecting our Tribe and would like to take this opportunity to share them with you.

Much discussion has surfaced regarding the former Washington-based lobbying firms Greenberg Traurig and Capital Campaign Strategies hired by the previous administration. Our Council questioned their multimillion dollar expenditures and we are conducting an internal review of their activity.