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Gun Lake

article Gun Lake Tribe surpasses $100 million mark in gaming revenues shared in Michigan
(12/12/2017)
(Michigan) -- The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, surpassed a major gaming milestone in Michigan.
article Tribe makes $8.2M revenue-sharing payment
(12/11/2017)
(Michigan) -- A West Michigan tribe has distributed a 24-percent higher revenue-sharing payment to state and local governments than it did in the spring.
article Column: Protect American Indians
(12/6/2017)
(Michigan) -- President Trump offended American Indians recently when he referred to a political opponent as Pocahontas at an event to honor Navajo code-talkers. His...
article Gun Lake Tribe passes $100 million mark in revenue-sharing
(12/4/2017)
(Michigan) -- The fall revenue-sharing payment from the Gun Lake Tribe, which operates the Gun Lake Casino, increased 24 percent from the spring payout. The latest...
article Gun Lake Casino revenue sharing payment presented to local agencies
(11/30/2017)
(Michigan) -- Casino revenue has now helped the Allegan County Sheriff Office recruit a new K-9 to the force and the Gun Lake Tribe announced the contribution during its...
article Gun Lake donation helps Allegan County Deputies pay for new K9s
(11/30/2017)
(Michigan) -- The gun lake tribe's revenue sharing payment this fall is the largest in the history of the Gun Lake casino. The tribe's chairman presented a check...
article Fountain in Bronson Park should stay, Gun Lake Tribal leaders say
(11/21/2017)
(Michigan) -- Leaders of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians said removing a fountain that some have called a celebration of white supremacy will...
article Wayland fire services to Tribe will include Hopkins
(11/10/2017)
(Michigan) -- Wayland City Council is seeking to amend an agreement with the Gun Lake Tribe to include the Hopkins Area Fire Department for providing firefighting...
article Casino hires president and COO
(11/10/2017)
(Michigan) -- A casino in the region has named a man with four decades of experience in the gaming and hospitality industries its president and COO. The Gun Lake Tribe...
article Supreme Court Backs Congress Decision on Patchak v. Zinke Casino Case
(11/8/2017)
(Michigan) -- The case of a Michigan citizen suing over a casino of a Native American tribe has once again appeared before the Supreme Court judges, with the latter...
article Gun Lake Tribe donates $35,000 to Red Cross in memory of deceased members
(10/30/2017)
(Michigan) -- The American Red Cross received $35,000 recently in donations from the Gun Lake Tribe. The donations were made directly to the West Michigan and Southwest...
11 Total Articles on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Mining permit moves forward, hearing planned
(12/9/2017)
(Michigan) -- Michigan regulators have accepted a wetlands permit application from a Canadian company that wants to build an open pit mine on the Menominee River. The...
article Anti-Pipeline Video Game Accused of Encouraging Terrorism
(11/8/2017)
(Michigan) -- The fossil fuel industry keeps looking for roundabout ways to demonize anti-pipeline activists, and now the catch-all scapegoat of “terrorism”...
article Eco-terrorism? Anti-pipeline video game under fire for putting lives at risk, group says
(10/26/2017)
(Michigan) -- An assistant professor at Michigan State University created a game that allows users to destroy imaginary oil pipelines -- something one energy industry...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Tobacco & Cigarettes

article Michigan Indian tribe getting into cigarette business
(12/9/2017)
(Michigan) -- An Indian tribe in Michigan's Upper Peninsula says it has federal approval to get into the cigarette business. The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community...
article Tribe gets into tobacco business
(12/9/2017)
(Michigan) -- The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Tobacco Company (KBICTC) soon will be putting its permit to manufacture tobacco into effect after receiving approval Nov...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Saginaw Chippewa

article CMU alumnus elected Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe chief
(12/6/2017)
(Michigan) -- Ronald Ekdahl, of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribal Council, will be serving as the Tribe’s newly elected chief for the 2017-2019 term.
article Ronald Ekdahl Becomes Chief of Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe
(12/6/2017)
(Michigan) -- The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribal Council Elect was sworn in Tuesday December 5, 2017, at the December General Council Meeting. Judge Patrick Shannon...
article Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe has Donated Over $245 Million Since 1994 to Local Governments & Schools
(11/15/2017)
(Michigan) -- The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe has scheduled their semi-annual 2% distribution, funds derived from Class III gaming, at its properties Soaring Eagle...
article Tribe got $294 million from slots last year; schools biggest recipient
(11/10/2017)
(Michigan) -- Slot machines took in $294 million for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe in 2016 and Mt. Pleasant Public Schools, which received $1 million last year, was...
article Investment manager defrauded tribe of $9.6 million in commissions, panel says
(11/9/2017)
(Michigan) -- A former investment manager for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe was recently ordered to pay the tribe more than $9 million in commission money he...
article Investment manager bilked Tribe for $9 million in commissions
(11/3/2017)
(Michigan) -- A former investment manager for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe was ordered last week to repay more than $9 million he obtained fraudulently by “...
article Saginaw Chippewa Tribe to break ground in Jan. on casino renovation
(11/3/2017)
(Michigan) -- The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe in Michigan will break ground in January on its $26.5 million renovation of its flagship casino. Guests at the Soaring Eagle...
article Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe to begin $26.5 million renovation of flagship casino in Jan.
(11/1/2017)
(Michigan) -- In January 2018, the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe will reportedly break ground on a $26.5 million major renovation project at its Soaring Eagle Casino...
article Timeline for $26.5 million renovation at Soaring Eagle Casino is revised
(11/1/2017)
(Michigan) -- The timeline for a $26.5 million renovation planned for Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort has been revised, with construction now slated to begin in...
9 Total Articles on this Issue

Shakopee Mdewakanton

article SMSC announces scholarship recipients
(12/1/2017)
(Michigan) -- The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community recently announced the recipients for the SMSC Endowed Scholarship program through the University of Minnesota....
1 Article on this Issue

Virtual & Augmented Reality

article Lancaster firm showcasing VR gaming prototype
(12/1/2017)
(Michigan) -- Looking to escape reality for a few minutes after a long week at work? A Lancaster-based company that specializes in video games and virtual-reality...
1 Article on this Issue

Land Issues

article Evidence entered for both sides in tribal lawsuit
(11/29/2017)
(Michigan) -- Testimony and evidence has been entered for the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians lawsuit against Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. The case is still...
1 Article on this Issue

Mackinaw City Casino

article No Decision Reached on Mackinaw City Casino Expansion; Discussion Continues [sub req]
(11/28/2017)
(Michigan) -- No final decisions were made when the Mackinaw City Village Council finance subcommittee met with members of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians...
article Mackinaw City Casino Proposal Still Under Consideration [sub req]
(11/21/2017)
(Michigan) -- A tribe’s request to expand the Mackinaw City casino has been sent to the Mackinaw City Village Council finance subcommittee for an in-depth review.
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Pokagon Band

article New Buffalo casino pastry chefs create intricate gingerbread village
(11/22/2017)
(Michigan) -- A group of pastry chefs created something special to kick off the holiday season. The staff at Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo brought a classic Bavarian...
1 Article on this Issue

Keweenaw Bay Tribe

article Mich. Tribe Wins Bid To Strengthen Casino Doc Protections [sub req]
(11/18/2017)
(Michigan) -- A federal magistrate judge on Thursday granted the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s request to strengthen the protective order in its suit against...
article Mich. Tribe Wins Bid To Strengthen Casino Doc Protections (sub req)
(11/17/2017)
(Michigan) -- A federal magistrate judge on Thursday granted the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s request to strengthen the protective order in its suit against...
article Keweenaw Want Extra Secrecy For Casino Docs In Tax Row [sub req]
(11/1/2017)
(Michigan) -- The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, which is currently locked in a suit with Michigan officials over the state’s taxing authority, asked a Michigan...
article Keweenaw Tribe Defends Claims In Tobacco Seizure Case
(10/28/2017)
(Michigan) -- The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community asked a Michigan federal judge on Thursday to reject a bid by state officials to kill two claims over the seizure of a...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Michigan Gaming

article Flint man faces felony charges after alleged improper payments at Owosso Poker Room
(11/17/2017)
(Michigan) -- James Russel Johnston Jr. is being charged with violating state charitable gaming laws by requiring a supplier to pay him gambling profits. Johnston was...
article Owosso Poker Room operator arrested for violating gaming laws
(11/17/2017)
(Michigan) -- A 43-year-old Flint man was arraigned Nov. 9 in 66th District Court on felony larceny and charitable gaming law violation charges following an...
article Michigan lottery retailers are getting busted for stealing customers' winning tickets
(11/17/2017)
(Michigan) -- Well, this is one scam we'd never thought of. Some employees at party and grocery stores around Michigan have apparently been collecting winning...
article Tribes shared $89.6 million in gaming revenues with state of Michigan in 2016
(11/11/2017)
(Michigan) -- Tribes shared $89.6 million in gaming revenues with state and local communities in Michigan last year, according to a new report. Of that amount, $60.4...
article Native American tribes provided $29.2 million in gaming revenue to local governments
(11/7/2017)
(Michigan) -- A recent report from the Michigan Gaming Control Board reveals how local communities have benefited from Native American gaming operations, with $29.2...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Standing Rock Sioux

article GVSU to host Standing Rock awareness event
(11/13/2017)
(Michigan) -- Despite the biting cold wind blasting on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation last winter, the fire in the hearts of the hundreds of Native Americans...
article Native News Online Editor Levi Rickert to Lecture on Standing Rock at Grand Valley State University
(11/13/2017)
(Michigan) -- As part of Grand Valley State University’s Native American Heritage Month events, Native News Online Editor Levi Rickert (Prairie Band Potawatomi...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Redskins

article Native News Online Editor to Speak at “More than a Word: Native American Cultural Appropriation in Sports” Event
(11/8/2017)
(Michigan) -- Native News Online’s editor, Levi Rickert (Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation), will speak at the screening of “More than a Word: Native American...
1 Article on this Issue

AIM

article Dennis Banks Makes Final Journey Home to Leech Lake Indian Reservation
(11/3/2017)
(Michigan) -- Dennis J. Banks, co-founder of the American Indian Movement (AIM), made his final journey home to the Leech Lake Indian Reservation on Thursday afternoon...
1 Article on this Issue

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe

article Sault St. Marie Tribal board to meet Nov. 7
(11/3/2017)
(Michigan) -- A regular meeting of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will be held at Kewadin Casino starting at 6 p.m. on Nov. 7. The...
article Michigan tribe set to fight federal land-into-trust denial
(10/26/2017)
(Michigan) -- In Michigan, the Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians is reportedly due to initiate actions against a July decision by federal officials that...
article Tribe Plans to Challenge Feds on Lansing Casino
(10/26/2017)
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians voted on Tuesday to challenge the federal government’s decision to deny their request to build a new...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Fantasy Sports

article Ex-Morgan Stanley Broker Suspended over Fantasy Sports Biz
(11/1/2017)
(Michigan) -- The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority suspended a former Morgan Stanley broker in Birmingham, Mich., for seven months and fined him $10,000 for...
article Fantasy sports websites may have to pay for state license
(10/27/2017)
(Michigan) -- Michigan could join 16 states in regulating fantasy sports that offer cash prizes. Bills that have been approved in committee seek to clarify fantasy...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Lansing Casino

article Tribe fights for gaming license
(10/30/2017)
(Michigan) -- An official announcement released by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians states that the native organisation will take the fight for a gaming...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Kerr jokes about 'soul-enriching' experience at Detroit MGM Casino Hotel
(12/8/2017)
(Michigan) -- The Warriors took full advantage of their day off in Miami on Saturday, Dec. 2. Players enjoyed the sun, water and clubs before beating the Heat, 123-95,...
article Elizabeth LaPensée created Thunderbird Strike to protest pipeline construction on Indigenous land.
(12/6/2017)
(Michigan) -- Elizabeth LaPensée, assistant professor of media and information at Michigan State University, wants Indigenous video game developers to be able to...
article Derek Willis Named “Player of the Game” for Grand Rapids Drive on Monday Night
(12/5/2017)
(Michigan) -- Combined two American Indian players scored 34 points for the Grand Rapids Drive, a NBA G League team, affiliated with the Detroit Pistons, on Monday night...
article Local leaders tour shoreline property
(12/2/2017)
(Michigan) -- Local leaders were updated Friday on a concept to develop vacant shoreline property in Wells Township into businesses, housing and recreational areas being...
article Center for Multicultural Affairs shows film "Indian School: the Survival Story"
(12/2/2017)
(Michigan) -- Eastern Michigan University’s Center for Multicultural Affairs and the Native American Student Organization presented the documentary, “Indian School, the...
article Local leaders tour shoreline property
(12/1/2017)
(Michigan) -- Local leaders were updated Friday on a concept to develop vacant shoreline property in Wells Township into businesses, housing and recreational areas being...
article Man stabbed inside bathroom at Detroit's Greektown Casino
(11/30/2017)
(Michigan) -- A man was stabbed inside of a bathroom at Detroit's Greektown Casino early Thursday morning. Detroit police said a 46-year-old man was stabbed in the chest...
article Casino visitor sorry he stabbed tribal cop with pen: 'Not who I am'
(11/30/2017)
(Michigan) -- A man who attacked a tribal police officer, stabbing at the officer's face with a pen as they grappled on the ground, is overwhelmed with guilt, he...
article Community reacts to tomahawk, fake blood on Fountain of the Pioneers
(11/24/2017)
(Michigan) -- Fake blood dripped down from a fake tomahawk placed on top of the head of the pioneer at the Fountain of the Pioneers in Bronson Park Friday morning....
article Jay Leno, performing at Four Winds Casino, is just trying to stay grounded these days
(11/23/2017)
(Michigan) -- Jay Leno says he’s glad he doesn’t host “The Tonight Show” in today’s political landscape. “It’s so ugly now,” the comedian says in a phone interview from...
article Wild Rice Harvest Preserves Native American Custom
(11/22/2017)
(Michigan) -- For generations, Native Americans in the northern Great Lakes have harvested wild rice. It's an important food source. For some it's a way to make...
article Public debates meaning of fountain in Kalamazoo's Bronson Park
(11/20/2017)
(Michigan) -- The Fountain of the Pioneers, and the debate over what it means, will remain for now in Bronson Park. The fountain has been a focus of nuanced debate since...
article USDA working to regain trust of minority, female farmers
(11/17/2017)
(Michigan) -- A few weeks ago, we talked with a specialist in underserved farmers at Michigan State University’s Center for Regional Food Systems. Shakara Tyler...
article Gaming the system: Michigan Lottery cracks down on retailers who cheat customers
(11/17/2017)
(Michigan) -- When a customer brought a Keno ticket to Nick’s Party Stop in Clinton Township, retailer Don Kallo ran the ticket through his lottery terminal,...
article Michigan lottery cracks down on rule-breaking vendors
(11/17/2017)
(Michigan) -- The Michigan Lottery is working to catch retailers who break the rules. Records show that almost 270 of the state's nearly 11,000 lottery retailers...
article Schools would be fined for 'racially insensitive' mascots under Senate bill
(11/15/2017)
(Michigan) -- Schools would have to drop mascots or slogans deemed racially insensitive or risk a financial penalty under legislation in the state Senate.
article Seven Generations Architecture and Engineering receives AIA Southwest Michigan 2017 Honor Award for Native Justice Center
(11/15/2017)
(Michigan) -- Seven Generations Architecture and Engineering (7GenAE), based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, received the 2017 Honor Award in the unbuilt category by the...
article Report Highlights Collaboration Between Tribal, State, & Federal Courts that Benefit Michigan Families
(11/15/2017)
(Michigan) -- Michigan judicial leaders representing state, federal, and tribal courts today released a new report highlighting their cooperative efforts to better meet...
article Report highlights success of tribal, state and federal courts working together
(11/14/2017)
(Michigan) -- Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack learned as part of a group studying ways the state’s judicial systems can help families that...
article Michigan’s ‘Rock Your Mocs’ program returns for second year
(11/12/2017)
(Michigan) -- The Michigan History Center will continue its successful “Rock Your Mocs” program which it launched last November in celebration of National Native...

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