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Tribal Observer Issue: December 1, 2004

Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways

There is a bronze plaque mounted on a large fieldstone just northwest of the Chippewa River on Old Mission Road in Union Township. This is the only reminder of the first town in Isabella County, which was variously called Isabella City, Indian Mills or Dogtown.

Consultant accused of cheating Tribes takes Fifth Amendment

WASHINGTON (AP)—In what could be his final words to the Senate panel he heads, Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell, the Senate’s only Native American, told a Washington consultant that he represented the kind of people who have been defrauding American Indians for four centuries.

Tribe distributes about $4 million in 2 percent funds

About $4 million was allocated to local governments, area schools and municipalities on behalf of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan during the latest 2 percent disbursement.