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Filed Under: Politics
John Warren to serve a full term as chairman of Pokagon Band (07/16)
Tribal voters also chose Mark Parrish as secretary, Matthew Wesaw and Becky Price as members-at-large, and Judy Winchester as elders representative.

Filed Under: Law | Politics
Grand Traverse Band leader facing abuse charges resigns position (07/09)
Derek Bailey, a former chairman of the tribe, is facing five sexual assault charges involving two underage victims.

Filed Under: Law
Lac Du Flambeau Band man sentenced for abusing young girls (06/30)
Edward Joseph Peterson will serve seven years in federal prison on top of a four-year sentence for abuse in the state of Wisconsin.

Filed Under: National
Eldest member of Saginaw Chippewa Tribe set for 100th birthday (06/16)
Mary Zilz was born on June 18, 1915, and remains active in the community.

Filed Under: Opinion
Column: Pokagon Band avoided removal from ancestral territory (06/11)
Potawatomi Chief Leopold Pokagon believed that if his tribe converted to Catholicism, it would be allowed to remain.

Filed Under: National
Sault Tribe signs agreement to work more closely with county (06/10)
The tribe will send representatives to a new Joint County-Tribal Liaison Committee in Chippewa County.

Filed Under: Law | National
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community backs marriage equality law (06/10)
Tribal members endorsed the change in law in a non-binding referendum last December.

Filed Under: Education | Trust
Pokagon Band to contribute $500K to college technical center (06/10)
The tribe signed a multi-year partnership with Lake Michigan College to increase economic opportunities.

Filed Under: Education | Law | National
Native students in Michigan upset by return of 'Indian' head logo (06/09)
Eastern Michigan University President Susan Martin told the students that the logo represents history and pride.

Filed Under: Business
Interview: Potawatomi tribes join forces for new business venture (06/09)
Robert Farkas spoke with MiBiz about the firm’s goals for skilled trades training as well as a new joint venture to pursue federal contracting work.

Filed Under: Health | Law | National
Michigan tribes warn of disaster from pipeline spill in Great Lakes (05/28)
The pipeline was built across the Straits of Mackinac in 1953 and one tribal leaders is worried about an 'imminent' oil spill.

Filed Under: Education | Law | National
Heroin blamed for crash near Saginaw Chippewa Tribe's school (05/21)
The tribe declared a war on substance abuse and heroin has been of particular concern.

Filed Under: National
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community to honor Civil War veterans (05/21)
The Marquette Regional History Center is hosting an event titled Remembering and Honoring the Civil War Ogichidaa.

Filed Under: National | Trust
Pokagon Band to file land-into-trust application at housing site (05/21)
The tribe plans to build 74 houses on a 57-acre site Hartford Township, Michigan.

Filed Under: Environment
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe holds reburial ceremony next week (05/15)
The tribe will be putting 43 ancestors to rest. The remains were being held by three museums and institutions.

Filed Under: Law | Politics
Leader of Sault Ste. Marie Tribe convicted of drug possession (05/12)
Rita Glyptis was convicted in tribal court of one count possession of marijuana for an incident in January.

Filed Under: Business
Two Potawatomi tribes join forces for new business venture (05/12)
The Pokagon Band from Michigan and the Forest County Potawatomi Tribe from Wisconsin started a design and construction firm.

Filed Under: Law | Politics
Council member of Grand Traverse Band accused of assault (05/11)
Derek Bailey is accused of sexually assaulting two victims, including one who was under the age of 13.

Filed Under: Opinion
Allie Greenleaf Maldonado: My personal ICWA success story (05/08)
I am looking at a picture of a beautiful little boy who is a citizen of the Little River Band of Odawa Indians. He is my son.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Judge's ruling from 1979 affirmed Michigan tribal fishing rights (05/07)
The decision was a victory for the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians, the Bay Mills Indian Community and the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.

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