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Tribal Observer Issue: October 1, 2003

Sociologist contends a distorted view of history is being taught

The “Culture and Curriculum” conference featured author and sociologist Dr. James Loewen whose book exposed misinformation with the history lessons being taught in classrooms across the country.

Conference addresses culture in curriculums

A recent event on the Isabella Reservation intended to educate the educators who work with Native American students.

Activity gives students insight beyond a shadow of a doubt

Looking at education from a new angle gave four Saginaw Chippewa Academy middle school students the opportunity to learn the benefits of seeking higher education.

CMU powwow planned

The traditional aspects of the Native American culture will be reflected in this year’s annual powwow hosted by Central Michigan University Oct. 4 and 5 in Finch Fieldhouse.

Retreat promotes healthy living through unification

From sunrise ceremonies to a midnight sweat lodge, local women recently experienced wholesome mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health.

Festival to feature internationally acclaimed performers

The sharing of stories, from the great myths and legends of the world to the everyday tales of everyday people, will highlight the inaugural Michigan Story Festival Oct. 17 and 18 in Mount Pleasant.

Constitutional amendments fail to pass

Twelve amendments to the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan’s Constitution were defeated on Sept. 30.

Primary election planned for District 1 on Oct. 14

Saginaw Chippewa members in District 1 will have 58 candidates to select from—including nine incumbents—when they head to the polls Oct. 14 for a primary election.