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Tribal Observer Issue: November 15, 2001

Tribal Council elected

Four District 1 incumbents—including Chief Phillip Peters Sr.—failed in their bid for re-election on Nov. 6 with about 75 percent of the Tribe’s registered voters participating in the general election.

Court reaffirms previous ruling

A Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals decision on Nov. 7 supported a lower court ruling that seven Michigan Tribes—including the Saginaw Chippewa—do not have to pay the state 8 percent funds after they no longer had the exclusive right to operate gaming facilities.

Recount request denied

The recent Saginaw Chippewa’s Nov. 6 general election is official.

New president selected

A new higher education official has entered his office with experience from accredited institutions and enthusiasm for Tribal College expansion.