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Press Release - Spring 2024 2 Percent Distribution
5/28/2024 3:59:00 PM - 2% Distributions


DATE: May 24, 2024

CONTACT:  Erik Rodriguez, Interim Public Relations Director

                       Call 989-775-4059


The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe (SCIT) is hosting its semi-annual 2% distribution on Tuesday, May 28, 2024 in Arenac County and on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 in Isabella County. The SCIT is dispersing funds, to qualifying local units of government and public schools, derived from Class III gaming at its properties: Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort and Saganing Eagles Landing Casino & Hotel


Since 1994 the Tribe has now shared in excess of $289 million dollars. The Spring 2024 2% distribution cycle saw just over 250 individual requests totaling over nine million dollars.  The SCIT plans to distribute a combined $3,251,839.98 during this spring’s distribution ceremonies. On Tuesday, May 28, 2024 $686,516.64 will be distributed in Arenac County to local units of government, with the local school districts receiving $294,221.42.  Local government officials in Isabella County will accept approved grants totaling $1,703,326.44 on Wednesday, May 29, 2024. The educational leaders in Isabella County will receive an additional $567,775.48. For a full breakdown please see the attached list for both Isabella and Arenac/Northern Bay Counties.


The Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Council shares, “We are once again grateful for the opportunity to share over three million dollars with our local schools and governments. We have committed to having open discussions with our local partners, during our bi-annual roundtables, which assist us in identifying the needs of members in all of our communities. These discussions have made a tremendous difference in our ability to maximize the reach of these shared resources. Chi miigwetch (thank you) and we look forward to continued dialogue and collaboration.”


The Arenac and Northern Bay County distribution will take place at the Saganing Tribal Center located at 5447 Sturman Road, Standish, Michigan on Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 1:30 p.m. The Isabella County distribution takes place on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. in the Black Elk Building located at 7500 Soaring Eagle Blvd, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.


Please contact Interim Public Relations Director, Erik Rodriguez at (989) 775-4059 or for more information.


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