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Tribal Observer Issue: May 1, 2004

Ethnic edification amplifies perspective of non-Native students during annual affair

Over 1,500 area students learned about the Native American culture during a district-wide powwow on the Isabella Reservation.

The annual event, which took place April 14 and 15, was coordinated by the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe’s Education Department to foster a better understanding.

Historic agreement signed at Ziibiwing Center

An alliance of Michigan Tribes inked an agreement with a federal agency to ensure the protection and preservation of Native American remains and traditional properties of sacred and cultural importance.

Tribal boxer makes the rounds in amateur ranks

Saginaw Chippewa Tribal member and amateur featherweight boxer Tommy Chamberlain has hooked up with a state championship.

The 16-year-old’s training and hard work recently paid off when Chamberlain won the Michigan Golden Gloves Championship on April 24 for the 125-pound weight class in the novice division.