Tribal Observer Issue: August 1, 2000
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College staff are giving students lessons in academic
growth while the college grows in numbers and size.
Elders and youth circled issues to find points of intersection and understanding
at a traditional conference which took place Aug. 9 to 13.
Learning about the benefits of herbs and minerals was the purpose of a recent
wellness conference at the Nimkee Memorial Wellness Center.
“The use of cast iron pans is not a natural form of iron; it is a metallic
from of iron,” stated Kathy Warner of HERBS etc. on July 5. Warner was the primary
speaker on the topic of herbs and minerals at the Physical, Mental and Spiritual
The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe hosted a homecoming for At-Large Tribal members
living outside of Michigan in conjunction with an annual cultural event.
The homecoming for the 16th Annual Little Elk’s Retreat Powwow scheduled for
At-Large members was a success according to Amy Alberts, At-Large Program director.
A federal agency has concluded there is no threat to human health or the environment
from past releases associated with the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe's snowmelt systems
at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in a June 29 letter from the Region
5 office in Chicago, also said there is no evidence of violations of "any
environmental standards for drinking water."
The Niibing Summer Program 2000 started on June 26 and ended on July 27. Activities
took place in the afternoon during Monday through Thursday. The students were
six to 14 years old and had to be eligible for Tribal Education Services to