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Tribal Observer Issue: September 16, 2001

Tribe Prepares for upcoming election

As of the Sept. 10 voter registration deadline, 493, or 69 percent, of the 716 total enrolled District 1 members are eligible to vote. District 2 (Saganing) has 31 registered voters, representing 74 percent of the 42 enrolled members. Of the 1,394 District 3 (At-Large) members, only 726, or 52 percent, are eligible to vote in the primary election. On Sept. 25, an official candidates list will be posted.

Regular Election Schedule 2001

Regular Election Schedule 2001

Judge orders constitutional reform effort to continue; Tribal leaders say decision is flawed and should be appealed by the Interior

A federal judge has recently ruled in favor of a lawsuit which orders the secretary of the Interior to conduct an election of a proposed new Tribal constitution for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan.