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9/10/2019

article City Commission holds discussion on recreational marijuana at Sept. 9 meeting
(Michigan) -- The commission also received Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe funding requests from various city departments. Ridley said the tribe distributes some of its...

9/5/2019

article Saganing Eagles Landing Casino wraps up expansion project
(Michigan) -- The Saganing Eagles Landing Casino is marking the completion of a multimillion renovation and expansion project that began in 2017. A grand opening event...
article See inside the expansion, new hotel at Saganing Eagles Landing Casino
(Michigan) -- One step into the hotel lobby at the newly expanded Saganing Eagles Landing Casino gives visitors a look at the heritage of the tribe behind the business....
article Saginaw Man Convicted of Unlawful Imprisonment, Strangulation, Suffocation, Witness Tampering on Indian Reservation
(Michigan) -- A 39-year-old man from Saginaw, Michael Lee Johnson, was convicted on August 23rd, 2019, of unlawful imprisonment, assault of a dating partner by...

9/3/2019

article Saganing Eagles Landing Casino to celebrate expansion and new hotel
(Michigan) -- The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe is preparing to celebrate the multimillion dollar expansion and hotel project at Saganing Eagles Landing Casino in Arenac...

8/29/2019

article Saganing Eagles Landing Casino to celebrate multimillion dollar expansion, new hotel
(Michigan) -- The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe is preparing to celebrate the multimillion dollar expansion and hotel project at Saganing Eagles Landing Casino. The...

8/27/2019

article Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort hosting hiring fair for variety of jobs
(Michigan) -- Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort is looking to fill dozens of positions during a hiring fair on Thursday. The Mount Pleasant attraction is looking for...

8/22/2019

article Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort hosting job fair with same-day offers
(Michigan) -- Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mount Pleasant is hosting a job fair Thursday, Aug. 29, with on-the-spot interviews and same-day job offers. The...

8/21/2019

press release Check out what’s new at Soaring Eagle Resorts
(Michigan) -- Spooktacular Weekends are back at Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel this October. All month long there will be a lollipop pumpkin pull, guessing games,...

8/16/2019

article The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan Announces Membership in the Midwest Tribal Energy Resource Association
(Michigan) -- The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan (SCIT) is pleased to announce that it has joined the Midwest Tribal Energy Resource Association (MTERA)....

7/29/2019

article Casino hotel on schedule for September opening
(Michigan) -- Construction is almost completed for the multimillion dollar expansion at Saganing Eagles Landing Casino, and the new hotel is expected to open to the...
article Navy names new salvage and rescue ship in honor of Native American tribe
(Michigan) -- The Navy’s newest towing, salvage and rescue ship will be named to honor the history and service of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan. The...

7/26/2019

article $65 million U.S. Navy ship to be named Saginaw Ojibwe Anishinabek
(Michigan) -- The U.S. Navy is naming its newest $65 million towing, salvage and rescue ship in honor of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian tribe from Mid-Michigan. The Navy...
article Navy Ship named for Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe
(Michigan) -- A new Naval salvage ship will be named for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe. The Secretary of the Navy, Richard V. Spencer made the announcement Friday...

7/10/2019

article 31-year-old facing murder charge after deadly crash last December
(Michigan) -- A 31-year-old man facing a second-degree murder charge after police say he caused a deadly crash in Isabella County on Dec. 19. Brian Wemigwans is charged...
press release Themed weekends and concerts coming to Soaring Eagle Resorts
(Michigan) -- Have your Hawaiian shirt packed and be ready to party! It's Summer Fun Weekend at Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel. Kids not only will be able to...

7/6/2019

article Fair board supports relocation of fairgrounds
(Michigan) -- After receiving $145,000 from the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe at its spring 2 percent distribution, the Arenac County Board of Commissioners is...

7/2/2019

article Man indicted in fatal drunk driving crash on Saginaw Chippewa Reservation
(Michigan) -- A federal grand jury has indicted a Mount Pleasant man on a murder charge after police accused him of killing another man in a four-vehicle pileup while he...

6/28/2019

article New Tribal sub-chief named
(Michigan) -- The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe has a new sub-chief in Diana Quigno-Grundahl. The SCIT announced on Friday that Quigno-Grundahl was named as the new...

6/13/2019

article Soaring Eagle adds shows; On stage updated
(Michigan) -- Soaring Eagle Casino in Mount Pleasant has added three shows.

6/12/2019

article Tribal sub-chief, designer of Tribe's logo passes away
(Michigan) -- The man nicknamed "The Governor" and who designed the logo currently in use by the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe has died.

6/10/2019

article Tribe grants $750K for community projects in spring 2% distribution
(Michigan) -- As part of its semiannual 2 percent distribution, the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe gave away a total of $747,478 to Arenac and Northern Bay counties...

6/3/2019

article Casino and hotel holding job fair to fill open positions
(Michigan) -- If you’re looking for a job, a local casino is looking for you. Saganing Eagles Landing Casino and Hotel is hosting a job fair to fill open positions...
article Tribal police get homicide investigation training from state police
(Michigan) -- Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police and the state police Lakeview Post are among the departments statewide participating in homicide investigation training this...

5/31/2019

article Get a tour of the new renovations at Soaring Eagle Casino
(Michigan) -- Soaring Eagle Casino is truly an entertainment destination without hopping aboard a plane. Roll the dice, play the slots, and indulge yourself in the new...

5/29/2019

article Get a tour of the new renovations at Soaring Eagle Casino
(Michigan) -- Soaring Eagle Casino is truly an entertainment destination without hopping aboard a plane. Roll the dice, play the slots, and indulge yourself in the new...

5/22/2019

article Vitafusion to Plant Fruit Tree Orchards on Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Lands
(Michigan) -- The vitafusion brand has been partnering with the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation since 2017 with the goal of planting 200,000 fruit trees by 2020,...

3/27/2019

article Head to Soaring Eagle for your Spring Break getaway
(Michigan) -- Spring break is finally here, and if you need someplace to go for a last minute getaway, Soaring Eagle Water Park and Hotel has a ton of deals and events...

3/12/2019

article Ottawa announces compensation of up to $200K for students of Indian Day Schools, $200M legacy fund
(Ottawa) -- Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett announced today that eligible Indian Day School students will be entitled to thousands of dollars in...

1/16/2019

article George Lopez coming to Soaring Eagle Casino
(Michigan) -- Get ready for Winter Friends Weekend at Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel! On Friday and Saturday, kids can head to the lobby and make Penguin Crafts...

1/9/2019

press release Josh Turner & Scotty McCreery coming to Soaring Eagle Casino
(Michigan) -- Who’s hungry? Try new flavors in the New Year with Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel’s Tex-Mex family night package! Sundays through Thursdays in the month...

1/6/2019

article Did Zinke lie to Interior investigators? Feds want to know
(Washington D.C.) -- A day after a report surfaced that former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is under scrutiny for potentially lying to investigators in his own...

12/29/2018

article County building to receive security update
(Michigan) -- The Arenac County Building is looking to beef up its security by increasing the number of cameras in the building and implementing an ID key-card lock...

12/23/2018

article Isabella Co. gets Tribe disbursement
(Michigan) -- The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe has scheduled their semi-annual 2% distribution, dispersing funds derived from Class III gaming at its properties:...

12/16/2018

article Donations help shelter meet holiday needs
(Michigan) -- Erik Rodriguez got a call one day from Fabian Cantu with the Tribal fire department. Cantu said that a few of the members were talking amongst themselves...

12/2/2018

article City, Tribe approve agreement about former Mt. Pleasant Center land
(Michigan) -- An historic agreement between Mt. Pleasant and the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe has been approved, a crucial step in determining the future of the former...

10/26/2018

article Soaring Eagle to host job fair Nov. 6
(Michigan) -- Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort will host a community career fair on Nov. 6. Several companies will look for prospective employees in the ballroom of the...

10/24/2018

press release Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort - Community Job Fair
(Michigan) -- The Human Resources Department of the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort has announced it will hold a COMMUNITY Career Fair from 1pm to 4pm on Tuesday,...

10/21/2018

article Tribal officials cite revenue decline, transfer funds to cover member payments
(Michigan) -- Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribal officials have authorized a transfer of funds to cover per capita payments to members through 2019 to offset anticipated...

10/15/2018

article OP/ED: Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe's program shows support, compassion for sexual assault survivors
(Michigan) -- Last week, we published several stories about sexual assault. One of those stories highlighted a program that was created to help survivors as they seek...

9/21/2018

article Isabella County sends tribal 2 percent requests for second 2018 cycle
(Michigan) -- Isabella County departments will submit two requests for 2 percent funding dollars from the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe this fall after commissioners...
article Isabella County sends tribal 2 percent requests for second 2018 cycle
(Michigan) -- Isabella County departments will submit two requests for 2 percent funding dollars from the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe this fall after commissioners...

9/13/2018

article Casino uncovers credit card fraud scheme
(Michigan) -- A Battle Creek man, Barbarito Delgado Ramos, 51 of Battle Creek is behind bars in Isabella County on charges of using a fraudulent credit card at the...

9/12/2018

article Rates for Standish Twp.-Saginaw Chippewa water deal released
(Michigan) -- As part of the newly formed deal between Standish Township and the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, the township will pay the tribe $10.81 per every 1,000...

9/11/2018

article Multi-casino crime enterprise uncovered as police investigate credit card fraud at Soaring Eagle
(Wisconsin) -- Work between a Saginaw Chippewa detective and others investigating scams at another casino have landed one man in jail. A report of fraudulent credit card...

9/7/2018

article Saginaw Indian Tribe 'restores dignity' to remains from UMich museum
(Michigan) -- The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan recommitted one of its ancestors back to the earth, almost 50 years after the remains were found on private...

9/6/2018

article Standish Twp. strikes 40-year water deal with Saginaw Chippewa tribe
(Michigan) -- Capping off a process that has been years in the making, Standish Township has reached a contract with the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe to supply water...

9/5/2018

article Big changes at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort
(Michigan) -- eightWest got a chance to see all the new changes happening at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort . The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe held a grand opening to...

9/4/2018

article Tribal member payments to be based on actual gaming revenue
(Michigan) -- Members of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe will receive lowered payouts based on actual gaming revenue beginning in October, as officials seek ways to...

9/1/2018

article Soaring Eagle Casino & Resorts unveils new renovations
(Michigan) -- A new sports bar, nightclub, VIP lounge, and a high steaks gaming area are some of the new additions to Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort. The Mt. Pleasant...

8/31/2018

article Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Nears Completion Of Large Casino, Resort Renovation
(Michigan) -- Mount Pleasant’s eagle is soaring as the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe opens three new venues at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort. One phase of the $26.5...
article Man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting teen he met on Grindr
(Michigan) -- A Gratiot County man has admitted in federal court to having sexually assaulted a teenage boy he met via a social networking app.

8/30/2018

article See Soaring Eagle Casino's $26.5 million renovation
(Michigan) -- A new sports bar and night club, luxury high-limit gaming area and VIP lounge for "diamond" players are some of the recent additions to Soaring...

8/29/2018

article Soaring Eagle opening ASCEND bar/night club
(Michigan) -- The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe is having a grand opening ceremony to celebrate Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort's newest features including a state...

8/24/2018

article Soaring Eagle Announces The Grand Opening Of Ascend
(Michigan) -- The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe is having a grand opening ceremony to celebrate Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort’s newest features including a...
article Mount Pleasant man pleads guilty to molesting sleeping child
(Michigan) -- After some hedging, a 57-year-old Mount Pleasant man admitted in federal court to having sexually molested a young girl as she was sleeping one night...

8/7/2018

article 5-story hotel rising at Saganing Eagles Landing Casino
(Michigan) -- Construction continues on a new hotel and building addition at Saganing Eagles Landing Casino, although the project will take until 2019 to complete.

7/10/2018

article ICHS continues lecture series with discussion on Chippewa history
(Michigan) -- Saginaw Chippewa Tribal History and Contemporary Society is the next presentation in the Iosco County Historical Society (ICHS) Lugene Daniels Lecture...

6/27/2018

article By the numbers: Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College has lowest tuition for Michigan’s 2-year schools
(Michigan) -- Michigan residents pay $2,040 to attend Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College – the lowest tuition among two-year schools in the state, according to a...

6/1/2018

article Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe’s EDC Invests in Sports Tech Company
(Michigan) -- The Migizi Economic Development Company, a wholly-owned governmental subdivision of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe (SCIT) in collaboration with the SCIT...

4/25/2018

article Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe earns tourism honor
(Michigan) -- The Mt. Pleasant Area Convention and Visitors Bureau honored the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe as the 2018 William Brehm Tourism Award recipient this week...

4/18/2018

article Gratiot/Isabella United Way campaign raises $1.1 million
(Michigan) -- More than $1 million was raised in the recent fundraising effort for United Way of Isabella and Gratiot Counties. Community residents donated $1,108,345 to...

4/6/2018

article Soaring Eagle Casino Offers New Features
(Michigan) -- Gamblers will find big changes at the Soaring Eagle Casino. Chief Executive Officer Ray Brenny says a $26.5 million investment is offering a new high limit...

4/5/2018

article New high limit gaming and VIP lounge to debut today at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
(Michigan) -- After the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe broke ground on a $26.5 million major renovation project at its flagship Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mount...
article Soaring Eagle's new High Limit Gaming and VIP Lounge set to open April 6
(Michigan) -- Soaring Eagle Casino will unveil its new High Limit gaming and VIP Lounge at 3 p.m. on April 6 with a ceremonial opening. Kristina Griffus, the advertising...

4/4/2018

article Saginaw Chippewa Tribe debuts first phase of major casino renovation
(Michigan) -- The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe is getting ready to debut the first phase of a $26.5 million casino renovation project. The Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in...
article Grand Opening of Soaring Eagle's high limits and VIP lounge
(Michigan) -- The Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort’s renovation “Phase One” is coming to fruition ahead of schedule. On April 6, 2018, the new High...
article Soaring Eagle plans grand opening for high limits, VIP lounge
(Michigan) -- The first phase of Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort’s renovation is coming to fruition ahead of schedule with the unveiling of its new high limit...

4/1/2018

press release Craft Your Team for the Chippewa Challenge
(Michigan) -- A surprise donation, online bidding in the annual silent auction and a perfect day for golf led to a record-shattering night for the Chippewa Challenge in...

3/27/2018

article City Commission discusses city updates, fund allocations: Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe funds
(Michigan) -- Semi-annually, the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe distributes two percent of its funds from class III gaming from Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort and...

3/23/2018

article Multimillion-dollar hotel makeover coming to Soaring Eagle property
(Michigan) -- A Mount Pleasant hotel owned by the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe is getting a multimillion-dollar makeover and a new name. The Green Suites, located at...
article Soaring Eagle hiring 200 seasonal staffers for summer concert series
(Michigan) -- Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort is hiring seasonal staff for its 2018 summer concert series. Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe officials announced the more...
article Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Brings Kids Closer to Bilingualism
(Michigan) -- What seems like an ordinary preschool is actually an immersion in language. The Sasiwaans Immersion School was born out of a 2008 resolution by the Saginaw...

3/10/2018

article Tribe turning Green Suites into The Retreat at Soaring Eagle
(Michigan) -- Green Suites – a longtime mix of motel and apartment complex northeast of Mt. Pleasant – will be remodeled this summer, get a new name and have...

1/21/2018

article Saginaw Chippewa Tribe dispels rumors about Hepatitis A and casino
(Michigan) -- The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe is not connected to a Hepatitis A outbreak in Michigan, MLive reports. The tribe began offering the Hepatitis A vaccine to all...

1/18/2018

article Officials: No hepatitis A outbreak at Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant
(Michigan) -- Officials at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort want residents to know it is not associated in any way with an outbreak of hepatitis A.There is no hepatitis A...
article Saginaw Chippewa Tribe dispels rumors about Hepatitis A and casino
(Michigan) -- The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe is not connected to a Hepatitis A outbreak in Michigan, MLive reports. The tribe began offering the Hepatitis A vaccine to all...

1/17/2018

article Hepatitis A outbreak in SE Michigan not associated with Soaring Eagle Casino
(Michigan) -- Officials with the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe and Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort aim to dispel a rumor regarding an ongoing Hepatitis A outbreak in...
article Mich. Tribe Gets $213K In Atty Fees In Blue Cross Suit
(Michigan) -- A Michigan federal judge on Wednesday awarded about $213,000 in attorneys’ costs and fees to the Saginaw Chippewa Indian tribe of Michigan, adding to...

1/16/2018

article Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort hosting hiring fair for 120 jobs
(Michigan) -- Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort is planning a hiring fair on Wednesday with hopes of filling 120 positions.

12/6/2017

article CMU alumnus elected Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe chief
(Michigan) -- Ronald Ekdahl, of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribal Council, will be serving as the Tribe’s newly elected chief for the 2017-2019 term.
article Ronald Ekdahl Becomes Chief of Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe
(Michigan) -- The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribal Council Elect was sworn in Tuesday December 5, 2017, at the December General Council Meeting. Judge Patrick Shannon...

11/15/2017

article Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe has Donated Over $245 Million Since 1994 to Local Governments & Schools
(Michigan) -- The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe has scheduled their semi-annual 2% distribution, funds derived from Class III gaming, at its properties Soaring Eagle...

11/10/2017

article Tribe got $294 million from slots last year; schools biggest recipient
(Michigan) -- Slot machines took in $294 million for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe in 2016 and Mt. Pleasant Public Schools, which received $1 million last year, was...

11/9/2017

article Investment manager defrauded tribe of $9.6 million in commissions, panel says
(Michigan) -- A former investment manager for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe was recently ordered to pay the tribe more than $9 million in commission money he...

11/3/2017

article Investment manager bilked Tribe for $9 million in commissions
(Michigan) -- A former investment manager for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe was ordered last week to repay more than $9 million he obtained fraudulently by “...
article Saginaw Chippewa Tribe to break ground in Jan. on casino renovation
(Michigan) -- The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe in Michigan will break ground in January on its $26.5 million renovation of its flagship casino. Guests at the Soaring Eagle...

11/1/2017

article Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe to begin $26.5 million renovation of flagship casino in Jan.
(Michigan) -- In January 2018, the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe will reportedly break ground on a $26.5 million major renovation project at its Soaring Eagle Casino...
article Timeline for $26.5 million renovation at Soaring Eagle Casino is revised
(Michigan) -- The timeline for a $26.5 million renovation planned for Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort has been revised, with construction now slated to begin in...

10/8/2017

article Tribal family’s disenrollment overturned
(Michigan) -- Sharon Cole and her family fervently hope that the long journey that started years ago is finally over. After years of the ups and downs of being kicked...

9/27/2017

article Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribal PD issues all-clear following lockdown
(Michigan) -- The Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Administration received an all-clear confirmation from the Tribal Police Department. A shooting incident in the area of...

9/24/2017

article Isabella ranks Tribal requests
(Michigan) -- Money for body cameras for the sheriff’s department and funding for the commission on aging are two of the highest ranked requests Isabella County...

9/21/2017

article Chippewa Tribe shares details on Tawas Lake property purchase
(Michigan) -- The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe has issued a press release regarding their recent purchase of 902 acres of land, including a little more than one mile of...

9/15/2017

article Land along local lake reverts back to Saginaw tribe
(Michigan) -- The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan has re-acquired 902 acres of land that includes a little over a mile of lake frontage.The acquisition was...

9/13/2017

article Tawas Lake land purchase deemed culturally significant for Chippewa
(Michigan) -- In what he referred to as a huge win for the tribe, Erik Rodriguez said the recent purchase of property on Tawas Lake by the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe...

7/31/2017

article Soaring Eagle Casino cleared for $26.5 million renovation
(Michigan) -- A recent vote by the Tribal Council of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan will see its flagship casino undergo a $26.5 million renovation....

7/29/2017

article Saginaw Chippewa Tribe approves $26.5 million renovation at main casino
(Oklahoma) -- The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe is embarking on a second gaming expansion project. According to news reports, tribal council approved a $26.5 million renovation...

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