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  Glossary of Indian Nations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The Osage were ruled by a council of elders called "The Little Old Men." In a system reminiscent of the Hotcâgara, they had a Peace Chief who was one of the Sky people, and a War Chief who was one of the Earth People.
Saginaw -- a band of Anishinabe who occupied that part of Michigan formerly held by the Sauk tribe.
A second Council Fire was established in Ontario to reflect the division of the Six Nations by the international boundary.
www.hotcakencyclopedia.com /ho.GlossaryIndianNations.html   (13857 words)

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Any enrolled member of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan who is 21 years of age or over shall be entitled to vote at any election at which he presents himself at the polls on election day in the district in which he resides during the official voting hours.
The Tribal Council may exercise such further powers as may in the future be delegated to it by members of the Tribe, or by the Secretary of the Interior, or any other duly authorized official or agency of the State or Federal Government.
The Tribal Treasurer shall give a bond satisfactory to the Tribal Council and to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs when required for the handling of Federal funds or when, in the opinion either of the Tribal Council or of the said Commissioner, there are sufficient funds in the treasury to warrant such action.
thorpe.ou.edu /IRA/sagcons.html   (1998 words)

 Canku Ota - January 25, 2003 - Tribal Colleges a Study in Success
The mission of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College, a tribally-controlled community college, is to empower learners to realize their educational objectives.
The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe is self-governed by a twelve-member Tribal Council.
Tribal Council members are elected by registered voters in their respective districts.
turtletrack.org /Issues03/Co01252003/CO_01252003_Tribal_Colleges.htm   (1282 words)

 'You get what you pay for,' says Abramoff's Chippewa backers=The Hill.com=   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Some tribal members want to recall the executive council, which consists of the chief, subchief, secretary and treasurer, in part because it terminated the tribe’s contract with Abramoff and public relations executive Michael Scanlon, who is also a subject of the Senate investigation.
The Tribal Council, led by Falcon, declined in January to extend Abramoff’s $180,000-a-month lobbying contract.
The council may be asked to vote on whether the stated reasons for the recall were valid.
www.hillnews.com /business/033004_abramoff.aspx   (950 words)

 THE SAGINAW CHIPPEWA TRIBE OF MICHIGAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The tribal reservation was established under the Treaty of October 18, 1864 and the current tribal membership is 2,754.
At the time of the establishment of the Isabella Reservation in 1864; 98,000 acres were owned by tribal members of the total 138,240 acres that then comprised the reservation and held in common by the tribal entity.
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe was one of the four original founding tribal groups that led to the establishment of the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan in 1966, initially located at St. Ignace and currently headquartered in Sault Ste.
www.itcmi.org /thehistorytribal6.html   (1021 words)

 PEACE PARTY - Stereotype of the Month contest
The Detroit News documented this week how a small group of individuals have gained control of the Saginaw Chippewa tribal council and have tried to expel from the tribe anyone who disagrees with their policies.
But because the Saginaw Chippewa are recognized as a sovereign nation, there is nothing any other government can do for those denied what other Americans would regard as fundamental legal rights.
When the federal government approved recognition of the Saginaw Chippewa in 1986, it exacted a promise that the tribe would not pursue the same sort of expulsion proceedings that are going on now.
www.bluecorncomics.com /stype183.htm   (601 words)

 Lobbyist Quits as Firm Probes Work With Tribes (washingtonpost.com)
Members of the Saginaw Chippewa tribe have charged that Scanlon's company helped put together a "Slate of Eight" for the 2001 tribal council election, which then awarded him his first $1.8 million contract -- a payment that was wired to his firm days after the new council was sworn into office.
Tribal leader Stuwart Paisano told the paper that "what we got definitely, in my opinion, did not justify the fee that we paid." Tribal officials could not be reached to comment yesterday.
A newly elected majority on the Saginaw Chippewa tribal council canceled contracts with Abramoff and Scanlon in December.
sitesearch.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A26446-2004Mar3_2.html   (664 words)

 The Morning Sun   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
A day earlier, the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Council approved a $10,000 donation to the Red Lake Nation Boys and Girls Club, to be sent to Red Lake Tribal Chairman Floyd Jourdain Jr.
The Tribal logo will be on the Pendleton blankets – a symbol of love and comfort to the victims and families of the Red Lake Nation, Pelcher said.
Saginaw Chippewa Tribal members offered the card and donations in response to the deaths of 11 and injuries of seven Red Lake Nation members Monday.
www.themorningsun.com /stories/032505/loc_card001.shtml   (408 words)

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The Tribal Council of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe established in accordance with the said constitution and by-laws of the Tribe, shall exercise all the corporate powers hereinafter enumerated.
No property rights of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe as heretofore constituted, shall be in any way impaired by anything contained in this Charter, and the tribal ownership of unallotted lands, whether or not assigned to the use of any particular individuals, is hereby expressly recognized.
Submitted by the Assistant Secretary of the Interior for ratification by the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe in a popular referendum to be held on August 28, 1937.
thorpe.ou.edu /IRA/sagchrtr.html   (867 words)

 Tribal tensions ease as faction puts off fight
Federal officials say the ousted tribal leadership refused to step down after losing four elections, forcing the government to take the rare step of intervening to recognize the new council.
Chief Kevin Chamberlain and the ousted council were considering asking tribal police to move away from the building early Wednesday evening so they could reseat themselves.
The ousted council is saying the new council has been granted control over the federal dollars, not any other tribal business, a situation the new council says would be ridiculous.
www.freep.com /news/mich/qtribe12.htm   (590 words)

 "the People's Paths!" NAIIP News Path - Angry Indians Demonstrate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The cause that aroused this out-pouring of tribal frustration was precipitated by recent tribal elections.
Not one member of the old council was returned to office, yet those who were turned out of office refused to allow the new, legitimately elected representatives of the Tribe to be seated.
Peters was referring to the rebellion of the majority of tribal members who elected him and the new tribal council to replace the old one.
www.yvwiiusdinvnohii.net /News99/0599/SCIT000599Demonstrate.htm   (397 words)

The council she heads simply threw out results of the election after another losing candidate complained that voting machines were used instead of paper ballots.
Former Saginaw Chippewa Chief Phil Peters and key members of his council fought for years to protect a voting law that allowed 24 percent of the tribe that included their strongest supporters to elect 10 of the 12 council members.
The importance tribal leaders place on lobbying was underscored three weeks ago when the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe agreed to pay lobbyist Jack Abramoff $150,000 a month to represent their interests in Washington.
users.ameritech.net /moonotter/I.html   (9780 words)

 Big money at stake over Indian ancestry -- WARRIORS WAY FORUM
Members of rival families that have long dominated Chippewa politics have privately sneered at the lineage of their opponents, said Ben Hinmon, a member of a tribal council ousted by Peters' group in 1999.
Hinmon, a former tribal secretary, is now chairman of the Saginaw Ojibwe Heritage Fund, a group that plans to mount legal challenges over the disenrollment measures.
Tribal Council member Ronald Jackson, who represents most of the off-reservation members who will face review, said he has recommended such a plan "on several occasions" but was rebuffed.
www.voy.com /21079/14.html   (2747 words)

Members of the ousted council, which has lost the last four tribal elections, were unable to enter because locks at the one-story office building had been changed.
With both the BIA and the gaming commission recognizing the new council, the matter is headed for the courts.On Friday, a date will be set in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., to hear arguments on whether a preliminary injunction should be issued to the new tribal council to stop it from governing.
Typically, tribal and federal courts handle cases in which Indians are accused of committing crimes on tribal land.
www.mail-archive.com /nativenews@mlists.net/msg03932.html   (1148 words)

 Michigan Indian Gaming: 2001 Newsworthy Events   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
In addition to protecting many of the Chippewa members from expulsion, the proposed constitution would limit the tribal council’s control over reservation life (including police and court systems).
Tribal Chairman John Miller said the motion contends the group has no legal standing in the case.
Tribal officials are hoping to open the casino next year with construction to begin before the end of this year if a federal lawsuit blocking the legality of the Tribe’s 1998 State Compact can be resolved.
www.michigangaming.com /IndGame/IGNews-01.html   (2126 words)

 Nexus Network Discussion Forum - "Indian tribes to pay $45 million to lobbyists"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Copies of some of the contracts he has entered into with tribes have been provided to the Post by tribal members and sources close to the tribes who are outraged by the fees they are paying.
Tribal spending is seldom scrutinized by federal law enforcement authorities, who regulate gaming but must be careful about trampling on tribal sovereignty.
In Michigan and in Lousiana, a few tribal council leaders sometimes made spending decisions without disclosing details to others, according to minutes of council meetings and interviews with tribe members.
www.spiritnexus.com /dcforum/DCForumID21/25.html   (2333 words)

 Saginaw, Swan Creek, and Black River Chippewa Restoration Web Page in May 2000 a tribal wide forum was sponsored by the tribal council to solicit community input into the longstanding enrollment problems of the tribe.
It is disheartening that the tribal council once again has failed to follow through on yet another commitment it made to the membership.
Since November 1999 the tribal council has granted membership to at least a hundred new members depite their awareness of ongoing enrollement problems.
www.angelfire.com /mi3/SSCBRrestoration   (371 words)

 Chippewa fight: 'Politics as usual'
But the dispute dividing the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe -- one that saw tribal police standing guard outside the offices of one of the nation's most influential tribes -- boils down to an old-fashioned political brawl and family feud.
Bureau officials say the ousted tribal council lost four elections starting in 1997, yet refused to step down.
On Friday, the former council dropped its federal lawsuit trying to stop the new tribal council from exercising power.
www.freep.com /news/mich/qtribe14.htm   (396 words)

 Saginaw Chippewa tribal council election contested - 05/25/02
    MOUNT PLEASANT -- The exclusion of seven voters is at the center of a disputed Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Council election.
   Steven Pego, who lost the council election to Bernie Sprague last week, filed a protest claiming that seven registered tribal voters were not allowed to vote because they were not carrying new voter registration cards.
Officials could decide the same day if the election was invalid and whether another election should be held, she said.
www.detnews.com /2002/metro/0205/25/metro-498956.htm   (201 words)

 Tribal Observer: Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Council takes office 12/11/2001
pledged a new beginning for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan during a stern community address delivered after being sworn in as chief on Dec. 4.
“Our pride as a Tribal nation will not be broken by a handful of self-interested individuals or groups wishing to use our community and its resources for their own unethical and self-interested ends.
Before the new Tribal Council was sworn in, several outgoing council members of the former administration made remarks about their time in office.
www.sagchip.org /tribalobserver/article.asp?article=93   (555 words)

 capegazette.com - Cape Region's Home Page
In Michigan and in Louisiana, a few tribal council leaders sometimes made spending decisions without disclosing the details to others, according to the minutes of council meetings and interviews with tribe members.
Sprague, a Saginaw Chippewa tribal council member, and David Otto, a former member, contend that in 2001, before Scanlon was hired, his firm provided mailings for council members facing election.
The Saginaw Chippewas’; Soaring Eagle Resort, shown under construction in 1998, is generating a huge income for the Indian tribe based in rural Michigan.
www.capegazette.com /storiescurrent/03-04/scanlonstory031204.html   (2441 words)

 CASE WHATS U S TRIBAL ROLE - News and Media   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
A struggle to control the casino-rich Saginaw Chippewa American Indian tribe has led to a federal lawsuit that could have a wide impact on Indian tribes across the country.
The case pits a faction of the Saginaw Chippewas of Mount Pleasant, Mich., against the U.S. Department of the Interior.
The fight for control of the council pits a group of "reform" candidates, headed by Kevin Chamberlain, 31, against entrenched tribal leaders from an extended family, led by Philip Peters.
maxpages.com /injusticey2k/WHATS_U_S_TRIBAL_ROLE - !http://www.maxpages.com/injusticey2k/WHATS_U_S_TRIBAL_ROLE   (1230 words)

 Constitution and by-laws of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian tribe of Michigan : a machine readable transcription.
The entire Council shall be elected from within the Reservation until such time as a sufficient humor outside the Reservation have become members of the organization by adoption to constitute a group of 100, or more, voting members.
Any person elected to the Tribal Council must be a member of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan, 25 years of age or over, and a resident of the district from which elected
The duties of all appointive boards or officers created by the Tribal Council shall be dearly defined by resolution of the Tribal Council at the time of their creation or appointment.
lcweb2.loc.gov /ll/llnc/267/llnc267.sgm   (2265 words)

 Probe Finds $10 Million In Payments To Lobbyist (washingtonpost.com)
On March 5, the firm wrote to the Saginaw Chippewa tribe offering to refund moneys if an internal financial review the firm is conducting finds that the tribe was shortchanged.
and two other tribal council members sent a letter to Greenberg Traurig on March 25 warning that the full council has not voted to waive the attorney-client privilege and stating they would view document production to the Senate as a serious ethical breach.
Some of those tribal members are seeking to recall the new council majority over the cancellation of the Scanlon and Abramoff contracts.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A34542-2004Mar29_2.html   (397 words)

 BIA Michigan Tribes Contact Info
Tribal Member Rose Edwards -- Story on the Struggle for Justice there, and she's got docs, she's got pix, and -- in the latest -- she's got a 63 page indictment of Tribal Chair Fred Dakota
Midwest Treaty Council Network -- with Wisconsin Red Cliff reservation member Walt Bresette -- summarizes the L'Anse situation, calling for support to end the violence.
Tribal info comes from the BIA webserver, corrected by Tiller's "American Indian Reservation and Trust Areas," 1996.
www.kstrom.net /isk/maps/mi/michiganbia.html   (227 words)

 The Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians Official Web Site
The official results of the referendum vote regarding Resolution 2005-60: Reconciliation of Removal and Election Eligibility Tribal Code Sections, were announced at the August 2, 2005 board meeting in Munising, Michigan.
Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians is proud to be the first to unveil the Eastern Upper Peninsula's section of the World Peace Art Initiative Project at the Tribal Assembly held on July 21st through July 23rd in Sault Ste.
Pringle was born and raised in Saginaw, Mich., and graduated from Saginaw Valley State University with a BA degree in accounting.
www.sootribe.org   (419 words)

 PageTwentyfour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
June 17, 2005, Dictatorship Saginaw Chippewa Council deletes 150 signatures from each petition both Recalls.
Council gave us higher count than what was on our original petitions, how do you figure that out?
Council wanted to fire Tribal Clerk, they can't have his two valid recalls in effect, they don't want to step down?
www.scitmembervoices.com /PageTwentyfour.html   (410 words)

 Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Saganing groundbreaking Thursday July, 29, 2005.
Interested Tribal members are asked to form a committee to help develop local Fireworks and Off-Road Vehicle use on Tribal lands ordinances.
Copyright © 1998 - 2004 the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan.
www.sagchip.org   (223 words)

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