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Tribal Observer Issue: October 15, 2003

Employee earns top information security credential

Systems Security Analyst Duncan Rae has earned the designation of Certified Information Systems Security Professional—the premier professional certification for information security experts.

Election results challenged

A challenge filed over the results from the Secretarial Election on Sept. 30 has been forwarded to the Bureau of Indian Affairs' central office in Washington, D.C.

Planning process continues for Elders facility

The new Elders’ facility is expected be a great place to live and to gather. It will be a focal point where Elders can enjoy conversations with friends, have family get-togethers and participate in exercise and other fun activities. For some, it will be a place to live independently or with assistance from nurses, families and friends.

Ancestral homage offered during cultural cleansing at sacred site

“Those rocks are natural like that,” Eli “Little Elk” Thomas once said of the Sanilac Petroglyphs. “No one carved them. That one up on the Cass River, we call that the Nanabush Rock. The ol’ timers said that’s the Indian Creation. That’s natural... no one carved it. But that rock used to be bigger, it’s going down. It’s sinkin’. They used to have ceremonies there once a year. No one goes now, that’s why it’s sinkin’. We should have a ceremony there. No one carved that stone...no one... ‘cept maybe... Nanabush.”

National School Bus Safety Week rolls through the Rez Oct. 19-25

The Saginaw Chippewa Academy Montessori recently honored the transporters of their most precious cargo—Binoojiinh.

A Bus Driver Appreciation Feast took place on Sept. 25 to show gratitude for years of patience and care in delivering students safely to and from school.

Tribal college eligible for assistance from the BIA

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College in Mt. Pleasant and the Tohono O’odham Community College in Sells, Ariz., have been deemed eligible for assistance under the Tribally Controlled Community College Assistance Act of 1978 (P.L. 95-471), according to Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Aurene M. Martin.

Feast set for Nov. 8

In recognition of Veterans Day, the Anishnabe Ogitchedaw Veterans and Warrior Society will conduct their annual feast on Nov. 8 at the Soaring Eagle Resort.

District 1 field narrowed to 20 candidates

Incumbent Diana Quigno-Grundahl garnered the most votes during the District 1 primary election on Oct. 14 with 213.

The primary drew ballots from 439 Saginaw Chippewa members—including five absentee ballots—according to Caucus Committee Chairperson Joe Sowmick.