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Tribal Observer Issue: April 1, 2006

Cagey fighters mark the return of ring sports to Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort

Ring sports made a return to the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort after a three-year hiatus, making fight fans like Frank Hammond of Lansing ecstatic over the King of the Cage event on March 18.

Blood drive collects 63 units on Rez

Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort patron Shirley Stump recently took a break from giving her favorite slot machines pennies and nickels to making time for a cause she’s believed in most of her life—donating blood.

The 62-year-old St. Johns resident was one of several dozen successful donors at the Red Cross blood drive on March 16 at the Tribal Gymnasium.

Donation helps Native victims of hurricane

The Anishinabe Voices group recently donated $1,000 to help Indian communities in Lousiana impacted by Hurricane Katrina. The donation was sent with a Tribal member to help with food, clothing and building materials for homes.

If any other Tribal members wish to assist these people, please see Gloria King or Ron Douglas. The Anishinabe Voices group meets every Wednesday night in the Old Seniors Room at Tribal Operations.

Higher Education offers Tribal Scholarship Program

The Higher Education Department of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe wishes to make the community aware of the extensive Tribal Scholarship Program that the Tribe funds for its members. Under this program, students may receive scholarship awards as a full-time or part-time student in pursuit of an undergraduate or graduate degree. The scholarship amount is determined by the number of credit hours the student enrolls in and students may attend any public college, university or state accredited vocational/technical school.

Mt. Pleasant High School students recognized

Two Native American students from Mt. Pleasant High School have achieved a 4.0 GPA during the fourth marking period.

Congratulations go out to Janelle Jackson, and Victor Whitt, and their families for this honor.

Letter from the Chief

Boozhu, Tribal Members,

On behalf of our Council Administration, I trust this letter finds you and your family enjoying the prosperity God has blessed our people with. Spiritual leadership is important for any nation, and we take our direction from timeless principles, truth, understanding and wisdom which guard and guide our steps.

Tribal college to host fair

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College will be hosting a Spring Assessment Fair from April 24 through May 5.

Open house offers “Healthy Lifestyles Leadership Experience”

Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College will host an open house on April 20 with the theme being “Healthy Lifestyles Leadership Experience.”