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Tribal Observer Issue: April 15, 2006

Tribe returns BIA funds; new school not being built

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan is returning $3 million in federal aid that was earmarked for the construction of a new school.

Tribe amends lawsuit against the state seeking sovereignty in Isabella County

MT. PLEASANT (AP)—The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe has revised a lawsuit against the state that sought sovereignty over about 200 square miles of central Michigan’s Isabella County, based on treaties from 1855 and 1864.