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Saginaw Chippewa

article Tribal gaming revenues fund Mount Pleasant programs
(11/19/2019)
(Michigan) -- There will soon be another round of funding distribution from the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, something that some programs in Mount Pleasant rely on to...
article Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort hosting November job fair
(11/14/2019)
(Michigan) -- Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort in Mount Pleasant is hosting a job fair on Tuesday, Nov. 19, with on-the-spot interviews and employment offers.
article Need a job? Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort looking to hire
(11/13/2019)
(Michigan) -- Looking for a little extra cash around the holidays? Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort is looking to hire.They’re holding a job fair on Tuesday, Nov....
article Women win a majority of Tribal Council seats
(11/7/2019)
(Michigan) -- The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe's next council will be comprised of a majority of women. Women won seven of the 12 seats in Tuesday's Tribal...
article Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel in Mount Pleasant getting new look
(10/31/2019)
(Michigan) -- The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe’s Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel in Mount Pleasant is getting a new look. Interim Public Relations Director Erik...
article Saginaw Chippewa Tribe leads state in 2018 gaming cash payouts
(10/11/2019)
(Michigan) -- Payouts to mid-Michigan governments from the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe topped all other tribes in the state for 2018, marking a return to the top of...
article Tribal Council field pared in preparation for November election
(10/10/2019)
(Michigan) -- Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe voters trimmed the number of people running for Tribal Council from 52 to 23 in a Tuesday primary election.
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Keweenaw Bay Tribe

article KBIC general election ballot set for Dec. 14
(11/14/2019)
(Michigan) -- The ballot for the 2019 general election of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community has been set, with an extra nominee in the Baraga District because of a tie...
article Primary elections set for Saturday for KBIC
(10/31/2019)
(Michigan) -- The primary election for the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s Tribal Council and Associate Judge is Saturday. Polls open at 10 a.m. and close at 6 p.m...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Grand Traverse Band

article Turtle Creek Casino GM Barrientoz receives national award
(11/13/2019)
(Michigan) -- Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel General Manager Johnny Barrientoz received the Chairman’s Leadership Award from the National Indian Gaming...
article Nat King Cole Holiday to Come Alive at Odawa Casino
(11/2/2019)
(Michigan) -- Who doesn’t love Nat King Cole? The singer’s appeal has continued long after his untimely death in 1965. “I think Nat King Cole gives you...
article Traverse City recognizes Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa at 'Mazinaadin' ribbon-cutting
(11/1/2019)
(Michigan) -- A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Monday for new artwork installed in the Clinch Park tunnel in downtown Traverse City. The art honors the Anishinaabek,...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Nottawaseppi Huron

article Does Battle Creek have room for the casino and a thriving bar scene?
(11/10/2019)
(Michigan) -- When people walk into the Lakeview Lounge, Norm Downey generally knows them by name. He knows their usual orders. He asks them about their families and...
1 Article on this Issue

Enbridge Pipeline

article Environmental and tribal groups urge extra precautions to protect the Great Lakes from oil pipeline rupture
(11/9/2019)
(Michigan) -- Fourteen environmental and tribal groups have written a letter to Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer urging her to protect the Great Lakes in case of a...
article Environment and tribal groups call for new hazardous weather standards for Enbridge's Line 5
(11/7/2019)
(Michigan) -- Fourteen civic, environmental and tribal groups have urged Governor Gretchen Whitmer to take immediate new steps to protect the Great Lakes in case of a...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Native American History Month

article Native American Student Organization and Center of Race & Ethnicity host Fall Feast
(11/9/2019)
(Michigan) -- November is Native American Heritage Month. It is a "time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, histories and to acknowledge the...
article CMU campus hosts Native American Heritage Month food taster event
(11/8/2019)
(Michigan) -- Central Michigan University will be hosting the Native American Heritage Month food taster event in the Bovee University Center (UC).
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Bay Mills

article Pepsi can from 1973 washes up on shore at Michigan Native American reservation
(11/8/2019)
(Michigan) -- Bryan Newland, the president of Bay Mills Indian Community reservation near Sault Ste. Marie, was walking his dog along the beach of Lake Superior and...
1 Article on this Issue

Michigan Gaming

article Michigan Inching Toward Legal Online Gambling As Key Players Negotiate
(11/8/2019)
(Michigan) -- Substantive discussions finally are underway to bridge the gap between Michigan casinos and the governor on internet gambling. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer...
article OP/ED: Land hoarding keeps bucks in Ilitch pockets
(11/2/2019)
(Michigan) -- Last week I attended a dinner at Amnesia, the fine restaurant/lounge atop the Ilitch-owned MotorCity Casino. The floor-to-ceiling windows offer one of the...
article Michigan sports betting bills pass the House but don’t celebrate just yet
(11/1/2019)
(Michigan) -- Never celebrate before the clock hits zero—especially in The Big House. And even though Michigan sports betting may have the lead, the bills in their...
article House raises stakes, approves bills to legalize sports betting and internet gaming
(10/31/2019)
(Michigan) -- Bills that would legalize sports betting and internet gaming in Michigan passed the state House on Wednesday despite opposition from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer...
article Michigan House OKs bills to legalize sports betting, online gambling
(10/31/2019)
(Michigan) -- Legislation legalizing sports betting and online gambling in Michigan were approved by the House of Representatives Wednesday, although some still have...
article Michigan Lawmaker On Sports Betting: ‘What Does The Governor’s Office Want?’
(10/31/2019)
(Michigan) -- A day after Michigan’s House Ways and Means Committee easily moved a package of iGaming and sports betting bills onto the House floor, the full House...
article Michigan online gaming and sports betting bill passed by the House
(10/31/2019)
(Michigan) -- The 10-bill package legislation was sent Wednesday to the Senate for future consideration. The governor fears that the increased opportunities for gambling...
article Sports Creek gets conditional horse-racing license, but there’s a to-do list before it reopens
(10/31/2019)
(Michigan) -- The owners of Sports Creek, a shuttered horse racing track that closed five years ago, have been granted a conditional license and permit to reopen next...
article Michigan House passes sports betting, online gambling bills
(10/30/2019)
(Michigan) -- Sports betting and online gambling would become legal at Michigan casinos under legislation approved Wednesday by the House, though Gov. Gretchen Whitmer...
article Sports betting, internet gaming and gambling approved by House, but face Gov. Whitmer veto
(10/30/2019)
(Michigan) -- The Michigan House of Representatives passed sweeping legislation Wednesday that legalizes sports betting, internet gaming and gambling on fantasy sports,...
article Michigan Internet, sports betting bills advance through House
(10/29/2019)
(Michigan) -- Facing a possible governor's veto, a House committee has moved legalized sports and Internet betting one step closer to reality. With a host of gaming...
article Michigan Lawmakers Send Sports Betting Bill To House Floor
(10/29/2019)
(Michigan) -- Michigan Representative Brandt Iden got his sports betting and internet gaming package out of the Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday, advancing a bill...
article Michigan Sports Betting Bills Advance Without Governor’s Support
(10/29/2019)
(Michigan) -- Sports betting legislation is moving in Michigan, advancing with a package of gambling bills through the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday. The...
article House chair ready to throw dice on online gaming, sports betting bills
(10/28/2019)
(Michigan) -- A key state House committee chairman plans to push for the legalization of online gaming and sports betting in Michigan after negotiating higher-than-...
article Skubick: Internet and sports betting backer claims his bill is ready to move
(10/24/2019)
(Michigan) -- The sponsor of legalized Internet and sports betting is predicting passage of his legislation by the end of the year. Republican Rep. Brant Iden is moving...
article Place Your Bets: Michigan eyes legalized sports betting as other states move to offer wagering on games
(10/19/2019)
(Michigan) -- Had you placed a bet on the Detroit Lions in their one-point loss to the Green Bay Packers last week, you would have lost in a game widely criticized for...
article Michigan state rep working to legalize sports betting by end of this year
(10/11/2019)
(Michigan) -- Sports betting is currently illegal in the state of Michigan, but one state representative hopes it will be legal before the end of this year....
17 Total Articles on this Issue

Gun Lake

article Gun Lake Tribe and Casino donate thousands to local sheriff, fire department
(11/6/2019)
(Michigan) -- Gun Lake Tribe and Casino donated to both the Allegan County Sheriff's Department and the Wayland Fire Department on Wednesday, Nov. 6. The tribe and...
article Tribal Casino In Michigan to Undergo $100 Million Expansion
(10/22/2019)
(Michigan) -- Gun Lake Casino is set to expand its Wayland property in order to make room for additional casino space, dining options, and entertainment features. The...
article Gun Lake Casino To Receive $100m Expansion
(10/18/2019)
(Michigan) -- The Gun Lake Tribe and Gun Lake Casino today released details of a $100 million expansion scheduled to be completed for the summer of 2021.
article Gun Lake Casino announces $100M expansion plan
(10/17/2019)
(Michigan) -- Gun Lake Casino has announced a $100 million expansion plan that will nearly double the size of the current building. The project is expected to add 72,...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Detroit Gaming

article Finley: Land hoarding keeps bucks in Ilitch pockets
(11/3/2019)
(Michigan) -- Last week I attended a dinner at Amnesia, the fine restaurant/lounge atop the Ilitch-owned MotorCity Casino. The floor-to-ceiling windows offer one of the...
article Detroit’s struggling casinos still waiting on sports betting
(10/11/2019)
(Michigan) -- Detroit’s three casinos reported falling gaming revenue in September and their ongoing lack of sports betting options isn’t helping. Figures...
article Detroit casinos' aggregate revenue drops in September
(10/8/2019)
(Michigan) -- Year-over-year revenue for Detroit's three casinos fell for the month of September. Greektown Casino-Hotel, MGM Grand Detroit and MotorCity Casino...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Payday Loans

article AG Nessel sues online tribal lender over 'predatory' lending practices
(10/31/2019)
(Michigan) -- Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has filed a lawsuit to protect consumers from online short-term lenders charging more than 300% in interest. Nessel...
1 Article on this Issue

Sports Betting

article Billionaire Throws Shade At Bitcoin In Call To Build Casinos Like Apple
(10/30/2019)
(Michigan) -- Billionaire Ted Leonsis held court today on stage at the gargantuan Freemason Temple in Detroit, surrounded on either side by towering 40-foot-tall organ...
1 Article on this Issue

MGM Resorts

article MGM Grand Detroit opens 60-TV Moneyline lounge, a placeholder for if state legalizes sports gambling
(10/24/2019)
(Michigan) -- Officials from MGM Grand Detroit are acknowledging that they now are fully prepared for sports betting, if and when the state Legislature legalizes...
1 Article on this Issue

Columbus/Indigenous Day

article OP/ED: It's time to honor Michigan's Native American heritage
(10/21/2019)
(Michigan) -- “In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” For many of us, this was the poem that we learned in grade school to teach us who Columbus was and...
article Teacher under fire for wearing sweater with controversial message on Columbus Day
(10/16/2019)
(Michigan) -- A Michigan teacher came under fire for wearing a sweatshirt with a controversial message on Columbus Day, WXYZ reports. Emma Howland-Bolton, a fifth-grade...
article Legislation would replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day in Michigan
(10/8/2019)
(Michigan) -- Legislation introduced by a state senator would replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day in Michigan. Sen. Jeff Irwin's Senate Bill 568...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe

article Sault Tribe Says It's Immune To Casino Consultant's Suit (sub req)
(10/15/2019)
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and its casino-operating arm have urged a Michigan federal judge to rule they have sovereign immunity to...
1 Article on this Issue

Food Sovereignty

article Food truck serves up Native American cuisine
(10/13/2019)
(Michigan) -- The multicolored ears of corn often seen hanging on doors in the fall have a tastier use. Eva Menefee and her husband, Robin, use the colorful corn to make...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Senior shares Native American dance, heritage with younger peers
(11/19/2019)
(Michigan) -- Culture can come in the form of food, dress and dancing, including, as Zhaawan Sprague knows, the traditional jingle dance. With bells on her skirt...
article Dow Chem to Pay $77M in Michigan
(11/9/2019)
(Michigan) -- Dow Chemical Co. has agreed to fund environmental restoration projects worth an estimated $77 million to compensate for decades of pollution by its plant...
article NHBP Named First StormReady Native American Tribe in Michigan
(11/6/2019)
(Michigan) -- The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi (NHBP) has been named the first StormReady Native American tribe in the state of Michigan. This initiative to...
article Gov. signs measure requiring state employee training in tribal affairs
(11/1/2019)
(Michigan) -- Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed on Thursday an executive directive during a summit of Michigan’s tribal leaders in Mt. Pleasant. Executive Directive...
article Whitmer orders closer ties with Michigan native tribes
(11/1/2019)
(Michigan) -- Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is ordering Michigan agencies to step up collaboration with Native American tribes in the state. Whitmer signed an executive...
article Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Directive To Strengthen Tribal-State Relations
(10/31/2019)
(Michigan) -- During a summit of Michigan’s tribal leaders Thursday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Directive 2019-17. The executive directive...
article Native American-Owned Virtual Reality Entertainment Company Launches with the help of Chi Ishobak
(10/28/2019)
(Michigan) -- Launching the most advanced virtual reality center in the South Bend and Mishawaka area, Espin VR opens today (Monday, Oct. 28) at their family friendly...
article Ribbon-Cutting ceremony held at Clinch Park Tunnel for new indigenous art
(10/28/2019)
(Michigan) -- New public art is officially on display in Traverse City. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Monday at the Clinch Park Tunnel to celebrate art murals...
article Bills would squeeze commercial fishers, help anglers
(10/27/2019)
(Michigan) -- Whose fish are they anyway? Michigan House lawmakers last week advanced legislation to tighten regulations on Great Lakes commercial fishers, escalating a...
article Tribe, City Come Together Over Clinch Mural Project
(10/25/2019)
(Michigan) -- The largest public art project in the four-year history of the Traverse City Arts Commission will be unveiled in the Clinch Park tunnel Monday. The new...
article Battle Creek replaces symbol deemed offense to Native Americans with more welcoming one
(10/23/2019)
(Michigan) -- The city of Battle Creek replaced an old city hall window that some found offensive to Native Americans. Assistant Battle Creek City Manager Ted Dearing...
article New stained glass window in City Hall a more welcoming symbol of Battle Creek
(10/23/2019)
(Michigan) -- A new piece of art has arrived in City Hall. A stained glass medallion depicting City Hall was recently installed in the building's center stairwell...
article Michigan couple with 7 children, 21 grandkids claims $80M Powerball jackpot
(10/23/2019)
(Michigan) -- Michigan Lottery commissioner Brian Neill poses with Dawn and Phillip Chippewa of Suttons Bay, MI. The couple won an $80 million Powerball jackpot last...
article NMU Center for Native American Studies awarded grant, plans to expand
(10/22/2019)
(Michigan) -- The Northern Michigan University Center for Native American Studies program was recently awarded nearly $135,000 from the state's Nottawaseppi Huron Band...
article MCCC awarded grant to share Native American history
(10/22/2019)
(Michigan) -- About 60 people gathered Monday morning in the Monroe County Community College's La-Z-Boy Center for the announcement of a $199,234 Native American...
article Eric Hemenway shares history, culture and repatriation of the Anishinaabek Odawa tribe
(10/18/2019)
(Michigan) -- The University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research hosted Eric Hemenway, an Anishinaabe/Odawa from Cross Village, Mich., on Thursday morning...
article As American Indian culture more celebrated, Northeast Michigan is lacking, woman says
(10/18/2019)
(Michigan) -- When she was little, Marie Fielder knew she was different. “I remember being afraid that, if I were a bad girl, I would have to go off to the native...
article Opinion | Gov. Whitmer prioritizes Native American students in Michigan budget
(10/16/2019)
(Michigan) -- On Sept. 30, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Michigan’s new budget that included cuts to rural counties, local businesses, infrastructure, road patrol...
article NMU to benefit from reimbursement funding
(10/12/2019)
(Michigan) -- Northern Michigan University stands to benefit from the recently signed Michigan budget that reinstates the full reimbursement funding to Native Americans...
article Debut YA by Member of Chippewa Tribe Sells in Seven-Figure Deal
(10/8/2019)
(Michigan) -- A debut YA novel called The Firekeeper's Daughter sold for a sum rumored to be seven figures, after a 12-bidder auction, in the run-up to next week...

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