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Tribal Observer Issue: September 15, 2005

Retreat intends to renew and re-energize

Women’s Health/BCCCP at Nimkee will present the 2005 Annual Women’s Retreat at the Soaring Eagle Resort on Oct. 17 and 18.

Community Calendar

NCAA allows Central Michigan to use Chippewa nickname

MT. PLEASANT(AP)—The NCAA recently removed Central Michigan from its list of schools with nicknames, mascots or imagery it considered “hostile or abusive.”

At issue was the university’s Chippewa nickname, which it first adopted in 1942 to celebrate the region’s American Indian history. The NCAA included Central Michigan on a list of 18 schools subject to restrictions because they have American Indian nicknames, mascots or images.


Due to some recent questions and concerns regarding Powers of Attorney for Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Members, the issue was addressed by Tribal Council.

The Tribal Council approved a Checklist For Accepting a Power of Attorney Document in an effort to better accommodate Tribal Members and minimize any concerns regarding the use of power of attorney documents.

This new procedure will be implemented by the Tribal Clerk beginning Monday, September 26, 2005.

Semi-annual hydrant flushing to take place Oct. 3-7 on Reservation

Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Water Plant Maintenance staff will be flushing the hydrants the week of Oct. 3-7.

“Creep into Good Health” during annual event

The 20th Annual Health Fair, “Creep into Good Health,” will take place Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Tribal Operations Gymnasium.

Art Market applications currently available

Applications are still being taken from Native American artisans to apply for acceptance in the 2005 Indigenous Peoples Art Market and Juried Show slated for October 7-9 at the Ziibiwing Center of Anishnabe Culture & Lifeways in Mt. Pleasant.

Judge dismisses lawsuit asking to overturn drug test requirement

A Saginaw Chippewa Community Court judge ruled recently against an emergency request that would have stopped drug testing of potential Tribal Council candidates.

Judge Bruce E. Plackowski’s Sept. 8 ruling came in response to a lawsuit filed by Delores Jackson which sought to overturn the requirement. Jackson has previously served on Tribal Council and has been a candidate for several other elections.