Saginaw Chippewa Tribe re-elects Cantu as chief
Fred Cantu won re-election as chief of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan.

According to The Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun, Cantu is the first chief to win a second consecutive term in 18 years. He said he would continue to defend the tribe's sovereignty and move ahead with economic development projects.

Also elected on Tuesday were Lorna Kahgegab Call as subchief; first-term council member Simon Jackson as treasurer, and veteran Jeanette Leaureaux as secretary. David Sowmick, a newcomer, was named sergeant-at-arms, and veteran Tribal leader Gail George was named chaplain.

In related news, Isabella County plans to meet with the new tribal council to discuss funding for the county's traffic team.

Get the Story:
Cantu re-elected Tribal chief (The Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun 12/5)
Isabella board holds out hope for traffic team funding (The Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun 12/5)

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