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Tribal Observer Issue: May 1, 2005

Water supply information tapped and flowing in annual report

During 2004, your tap water met all U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) drinking water safety standards. Your Tribal employees vigilantly safeguard your water and supplies. We are proud to report that your water system had no violations of maximum contaminant levels or any other drinking water quality standards this past year. This report will give you even more information about the safety of your water supply.

Meeting slated for May 15

A community meeting concerning enrollment will be conducted by Saginaw Chippewa Tribal leaders on May 15 in the Soaring Eagle Entertainment Hall.

Annual report due May 4

Over 200 Saginaw Chippewa Tribal members have not filed their annual report with a May 4 deadline looming.

According to information from the Tribal Clerk’s Office on April 27 at noon, 217 forms have not been returned.

Appeals court sends year-old case back for review

Tribal Council cannot judge the merits of a recall petition levied against them, ruled the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Appellate Court on April 26.

The ruling stemmed from an April 6, 2004 lawsuit filed by Patricia Peters—the organizer of a removal drive that was invalidated by Tribal Council on March 31, 2004.

Council invalidates petitions

Due to an inadequate number of valid signatures, the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Council dismissed five recall petitions on April 28.

Their action overturned the Tribal Clerk’s findings on April 11 after a review of his administrative record and the submitted petitions on April 15.