Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe has Donated Over $245 Million Since 1994 to Local Governments & Schools

Published November 16, 2017

MT. PLEASANT, MICHIGAN -The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe has scheduled their semi-annual 2% distribution, funds derived from Class III gaming, at its properties Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort and Saganing Eagles Landing Casino. The Tribe will be distributing $2,143,641.25 in Isabella County ($1,471,055.33 for Government and $672,585.92 for Education) and another $791,835.56 in Arenac and Northern Bay County ($554,284.89 for Government and $237,550.67 for Education) for the fall 2017 cycle.

As with previous years, the Tribal Council receives numerous submissions, carefully reviewing each and every one. This distribution cycle saw a combined 342 individual requests submitted between the local governments and local schools.

Chief, Frank Cloutier explains, “Since 1994 the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe has donated over $245 million dollars to local schools and governments in Isabella, Arenac and a portion of Northern Bay County. The continuous need is there and we are able to help alleviate many concerns and ensure that the wellbeing of all of our citizens remains a priority.” He goes on to mention, “This distribution cycle focused on program based requests that impact thousands, if not tens of thousands, in our local communities. These requests showcase the ability to maximize resources locally and the extended reach they provide throughout our counties.”

The Isabella County distribution will take place on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at  9:00 a.m. in the Senior’s room of Tribal Operations located at 7070 E. Broadway, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. The Saganing distribution will take place at the Saganing Tribal Center located at 5447 Sturman Road, Standish, Michigan on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.

Please contact Erik Rodriguez, Interim Public Relations Director, at (989) 775-4076 or at

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