Isabella Indian Reservation

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Isabella Indian Reservation
Isabella Indian Reservation,Isabella County, Michigan.
Isabella Indian Reservation,Isabella County, Michigan.
Michigan's location in the United States.
Michigan's location in the United States.
Coordinates: 43°40′24″N 84°46′34″W / 43.67333°N 84.77611°W / 43.67333; -84.77611Coordinates: 43°40′24″N 84°46′34″W / 43.67333°N 84.77611°W / 43.67333; -84.77611
Country United States
State Michigan
County Isabella County
 • Governing body Tribal Council
 • Tribal Chief Fred Cantu
 • Tribal Sub-Chief Tim Davis
 • Total 217.67 sq mi (563.8 km2)
Elevation[3] 745 ft (227 m)
Population (2010)[4]
 • Total 26,274
 • Density 120/sq mi (47/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 48858
Area code(s) 989
GNIS feature ID[3] 1618873
Website Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe
Map showing Indian Reservations in Michigan.

The Isabella Indian Reservation is the primary land base of the federally recognized Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Nation, located in Isabella County in the central part of the U.S. state of Michigan. The tribe also has some small parcels of off-reservation trust land in Standish Township, Arenac County, near Saginaw Bay and southeast of the city of Standish. Tribal lands are held in trust by the federal government on behalf of the nation.

The tribe owns and operates the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort in Mount Pleasant and the Saganing Eagles Landing Casino in Standish.

The Tribe entered into an agreement with the state to expand its law enforcement jurisdiction to enforce laws on its members. This expanded area is for law enforcement on its members only and not the Mt. Pleasant community as a whole.



All townships are in Isabella County, except Standish Township, which is in Arenac County


  1. ^ Tribal Council
  2. ^ Isabella Reservation and Off-Reservation Trust Land, Michigan
  3. ^ a b "Isabella Indian Reservation". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  4. ^ "Isabella Reservation, MI". Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 22, 2013. 

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