Isabella Indian Reservation

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Isabella Indian Reservation
Location within Isabella County with underlying local municipal boundaries
Location within Isabella County with underlying local municipal boundaries
Isabella Reservation is located in Michigan
Isabella Reservation
Isabella Reservation
Location within the state of Michigan
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
CountryUnited States
 • Governing bodyTribal Council
 • Tribal ChiefRonald Ekdahl
 • Tribal Sub-ChiefJulius Peters
 • Total217.67 sq mi (563.8 km2)
Elevation745 ft (227 m)
 • Total26,274
 • Density120/sq mi (47/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)989
GNIS feature ID[3]1618873
WebsiteOfficial website

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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