Isabella Co. gets Tribe disbursement

November 29, 2018

The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe has scheduled their semi-annual 2% distribution, dispersing funds derived from Class III gaming at its properties: Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort and Saganing Eagles Landing Casino.

The Tribe will be distributing $2,264,742.82 in Isabella County ($1,472,082.83 for Government and $792,659.99 for Education) and another $827,592.01 in Arenac and Northern Bay County ($579,314.41 for Government and $248,277.60 for Education) for the fall 2018 cycle.

As with previous years, the Tribal Council receives numerous submissions, carefully reviewing each and every one.

This distribution cycle saw a combined 401 individual requests submitted between the local governments and schools.

Chief Ronald Ekdahl explains, “The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe is appreciative that we are able to continue to support our local schools and governments through 2% funding. This cycle we were able to donate over three million dollars to ensure that important local needs are addressed.”

Chief Ekdahl mentions, “Since 1994 the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe has donated over $250 million dollars and we remain committed to ensuring that our communities are able to see the impacts and benefits throughout this region.”

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