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Enrollment

article Feds Hit With Suit Over Mich. Tribe Members' Disenrollment [sub req]
(4/19/2018)
(Michigan) -- Dozens of Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan members who say they were disenrolled have accused the federal government in a lawsuit of failing to...
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Saginaw Chippewa

article Gratiot/Isabella United Way campaign raises $1.1 million
(4/18/2018)
(Michigan) -- More than $1 million was raised in the recent fundraising effort for United Way of Isabella and Gratiot Counties. Community residents donated $1,108,345 to...
article Soaring Eagle Casino Offers New Features
(4/6/2018)
(Michigan) -- Gamblers will find big changes at the Soaring Eagle Casino. Chief Executive Officer Ray Brenny says a $26.5 million investment is offering a new high limit...
article New high limit gaming and VIP lounge to debut today at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
(4/5/2018)
(Michigan) -- After the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe broke ground on a $26.5 million major renovation project at its flagship Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mount...
article Soaring Eagle's new High Limit Gaming and VIP Lounge set to open April 6
(4/5/2018)
(Michigan) -- Soaring Eagle Casino will unveil its new High Limit gaming and VIP Lounge at 3 p.m. on April 6 with a ceremonial opening. Kristina Griffus, the advertising...
article Saginaw Chippewa Tribe debuts first phase of major casino renovation
(4/4/2018)
(Michigan) -- The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe is getting ready to debut the first phase of a $26.5 million casino renovation project. The Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in...
article Grand Opening of Soaring Eagle's high limits and VIP lounge
(4/4/2018)
(Michigan) -- The Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort’s renovation “Phase One” is coming to fruition ahead of schedule. On April 6, 2018, the new High...
article Soaring Eagle plans grand opening for high limits, VIP lounge
(4/4/2018)
(Michigan) -- The first phase of Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort’s renovation is coming to fruition ahead of schedule with the unveiling of its new high limit...
article Craft Your Team for the Chippewa Challenge
(4/1/2018)
(Michigan) -- A surprise donation, online bidding in the annual silent auction and a perfect day for golf led to a record-shattering night for the Chippewa Challenge in...
article City Commission discusses city updates, fund allocations: Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe funds
(3/27/2018)
(Michigan) -- Semi-annually, the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe distributes two percent of its funds from class III gaming from Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort and...
article Multimillion-dollar hotel makeover coming to Soaring Eagle property
(3/23/2018)
(Michigan) -- A Mount Pleasant hotel owned by the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe is getting a multimillion-dollar makeover and a new name. The Green Suites, located at...
article Soaring Eagle hiring 200 seasonal staffers for summer concert series
(3/23/2018)
(Michigan) -- Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort is hiring seasonal staff for its 2018 summer concert series. Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe officials announced the more...
article Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Brings Kids Closer to Bilingualism
(3/23/2018)
(Michigan) -- What seems like an ordinary preschool is actually an immersion in language. The Sasiwaans Immersion School was born out of a 2008 resolution by the Saginaw...
article Tribe turning Green Suites into The Retreat at Soaring Eagle
(3/10/2018)
(Michigan) -- Green Suites – a longtime mix of motel and apartment complex northeast of Mt. Pleasant – will be remodeled this summer, get a new name and have...
13 Total Articles on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Line 5 flow resumes as Enbridge prepares to inspect damaged oil pipeline
(4/16/2018)
(Michigan) -- Enbridge Energy's Line 5 oil and gas pipeline is once again operating after bad weather in the Straits of Mackinac caused a daylong shutdown.
article EPA raises objections to Upper Peninsula mine proposal
(3/20/2018)
(Michigan) -- Federal officials are raising objections to a proposed open-pit mine in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants...
article Aquila Resources hits EPA obstacle in permit for Back Forty Mine near Menominee River
(3/20/2018)
(Michigan) -- Federal regulators have forced a temporary pause in consideration of a final permit for a controversial open-pit sulfide mine in the Upper Peninsula.
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe

article Sault Tribe's Latest 2-Percent Contributions
(4/16/2018)
(Michigan) -- Communities throughout the Upper Peninsula are benefitting from nearly $165,000 in contributions from the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians that...
article U.P. Governmental Units Receive Payments from Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians
(4/9/2018)
(Michigan) -- As Sault Ste. Marie readies to have the Interstate 75 business spur that runs through the city redone, city leaders appreciate that part of the...
article Sault Tribe 'remains fully committed' to off-reservation casino
(3/30/2018)
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has yet to sue the Trump administration for rejecting two off-reservation casinos in Michigan but "...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Detroit Gaming

article Detroit Casinos Report Highest Ever Monthly Revenue
(4/13/2018)
(Michigan) -- Detroit’s three casinos’ combined March revenue of $138.6 million is the highest since they opened in 1999 and 2000, according to the Michigan...
article All-clear given after fire at restaurant in MGM Grand Detroit
(4/11/2018)
(Michigan) -- MGM Grand Detroit says the all-clear has been given after a two-alarm fire reported on Wednesday morning. Deputy Fire Commissioner Dave Fornell said the...
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Keweenaw Bay Tribe

article Something old, something new in Keweenaw Bay
(4/11/2018)
(Michigan) -- The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Tobacco Company will host a grand opening on Tuesday, April 17, at 2 p.m, as announced at the tribal council meeting on...
article KBIC focusing on food growth
(3/31/2018)
(Michigan) -- The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Natural Resource Department (NRD) encourages food sovereignty in Baraga County with its Community People’s Garden...
article KBIC joins farm bill lobby group
(3/5/2018)
(Michigan) -- The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community passed a resolution to join the Native Farm Bill Coalition at its Tribal Council meeting on Saturday. The coalition is an...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

MGM Resorts

article Detroit firefighters respond to fire inside MGM Grand casino
(4/11/2018)
(Michigan) -- Firefighters responded to a fire Wednesday morning inside the MGM Grand casino in Detroit. The building was evacuated. Firefighters were able to extinguish...
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Nottawaseppi Huron

article Firekeepers provides fruit and vegetable carts for kids to eat healthy at school and home
(4/11/2018)
(Michigan) -- FireKeepers is proud to announce their partnership with Battle Creek’s Operation Fit, to provide area students with nutritional snacks throughout the...
article Firekeepers Casino Hotel owners contribute a record $23.7 million to state and local communities
(3/1/2018)
(Michigan) -- The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi (NHBP), owners of FireKeepers Casino Hotel in Battle Creek, Mich., announced today payments related to its...
article Nottawaseppi Huron Band sets third straight revenue sharing record in Michigan
(2/27/2018)
(Michigan) -- The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi (NHBP) announced on Monday, last year’s revenue sharing payments to the State of Michigan and the...
article FireKeepers gives $5.6 million to local governments, $18.1 million to state
(2/26/2018)
(Michigan) -- For the fifth consecutive year, FireKeepers Casino Hotel is giving more than $5 million to local schools and governments. At an event held Monday at the...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Michigan Gaming

article Michigan's Historic Grand Hotel Opens for 132nd Season on May 4
(4/9/2018)
(Michigan) -- Grand Hotel will open its doors for the 132nd season on Friday, May 4. The 2018 season will debut two newly designed Named Rooms, along with the...
article Hazel Park horse track closure ‘devastating’
(4/6/2018)
(Michigan) -- The long, twilight struggle for thoroughbred racing in Michigan finally may have ended. Like a lot of owners and breeders and others when they heard...
article Detroit Casino Revenue Down Compared to Last Year
(3/13/2018)
(Michigan) -- The three Detroit casinos reported $110 million in aggregate revenue during February, a 6.1 percent decline compared with February 2017 results. Year-to-...
article Bills would reform MI’s online gambling laws
(2/28/2018)
(Michigan) -- A set of bills making its way through Michigan’s legislature will change the rules for gambling online within the state. Current laws say online...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Grand Traverse Band

article Chairman survives recall effort
(4/7/2018)
(Michigan) -- Thurlow “Sam” McClellan says he’s learned to take the hits and keep right on moving. McClellan will remain chairman of the Grand Traverse...
article Tribal chairman fends off recall attempt
(4/6/2018)
(Michigan) -- The leader of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians will keep his job. Tribal Chairman Sam McClellan was the target of a recall election...
article Grand Traverse Band chairman faces recall after opposing new casino
(3/31/2018)
(Michigan) -- The leader of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians is facing a recall next month after questioning plans for a new casino in Michigan....
article Casino dispute leads to recall effort against tribal chairman
(3/27/2018)
(Michigan) -- Members of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians will vote in a tribal election next week. They will be choosing candidates for the tribal...
article Grand Traverse Band chairman faces recall after opposing new casino
(3/27/2018)
(Michigan) -- The leader of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians is facing a recall next month after questioning plans for a new casino in Michigan....
article Grand Traverse Band arrests non-Indian for sexual assault at casino
(3/24/2018)
(Michigan) -- A non-Indian man in Michigan is facing numerous charges after being accused of sexual assault at the casino owned by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and...
article Maple syrup production season begins in northern Michigan
(2/28/2018)
(Michigan) -- Spring is right around the corner and that means it's time to get out your spiles and start tapping trees for sap. While the season usually starts in...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Sports Betting

article Michigan Alum/Casino CEO Set To Cash In $1 Million If Michigan Wins The Title Monday
(4/1/2018)
(Michigan) -- After Michigan took of business last night and sent Sister Jean back to Chicago, Michigan Alum and Vegas casino CEO, Derek Stevens, is one win away from...
1 Article on this Issue

Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency

article Some college students gambling with financial aid money
(3/29/2018)
(Michigan) -- A large number of college scholars are trying to make a buck off of their financial aid money... About one in five student borrowers admit to using loan...
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Online Gaming

article Michigan Lawmakers Draft New Online Gaming Bill
(3/29/2018)
(Michigan) -- As Michigan lawmakers claimed their dedication to passing an online gaming bill in 2017, there was no doubt that they were serious. But complications in...
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Gun Lake

article Casino appoints general manager
(3/28/2018)
(Michigan) -- A West Michigan casino has named its new general manager. Eric Althaus will serve as general manager and VP for Gun Lake Casino in Wayland, effective...
article Gun Lake Tribe seeks to place 130 acres of Hopkins Township land in trust
(3/19/2018)
(Michigan) -- Hopkins Township Supervisor Mark Evans announced at a Township Board meeting on March 12 that the Gun Lake Tribe has filed an application to have 130 acres...
article [Gun Lake] Tribe appoints CIO
(3/14/2018)
(Michigan) -- A tribe in West Michigan has created a new management role and named the person for the job. Gun Lake Tribe in Shelbyville said last week it added the...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Lansing Casino

article Officials, Tribe still rolling the dice on Lansing casino
(3/28/2018)
(Michigan) -- Will a casino be built in downtown Lansing in the foreseeable future or will the project bust? The casino project was proposed in 2012 and it's one...
1 Article on this Issue

Tobacco & Cigarettes

article Tribe to host tobacco awareness night
(3/14/2018)
(Michigan) -- The public is invited to attend the second annual “Smoke Pigs Not Cigs” tobacco awareness event March 21 at the Big Bear Arena on Ice Circle...
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Patchak

article Supreme Court sides with Tribe
(3/9/2018)
(Michigan) -- The legal battle over the Gun Lake Tribe’s land has ended with the U.S. Supreme Court siding 6-3 with the tribe. Scott Sprague, Chairman of the Gun...
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Other News

article Tribes join fight against controversial Lake Michigan dune development
(4/19/2018)
(Michigan) -- An environmental group is continuing its fight against a proposed marina and development on a piece of Lake Michigan dune land at the mouth of the...
article Controversial Fountain Showing Armed White Settler and Native American Will Be Removed and Preserved
(4/19/2018)
(Michigan) -- Workers in Kalamazoo are preparing to remove a fountain that features a white settler, weapon in hand, towering over a Native American in full headdress...
article Grand opening for KBICTC worth wait for community
(4/18/2018)
(Michigan) -- The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Tobacco Company (KBICTC) celebrated its grand opening on Tuesday at the company’s headquarters in Baraga.
article Northville Downs sold but seeks to race at new location
(4/17/2018)
(Michigan) -- Horse racing fans in Michigan, take a tight hold of those reins. Northville Downs is changing in a big way. A housing developer has purchased the last...
article Little River purchases Bear Lake Highlands
(4/15/2018)
(Michigan) -- Little River Casino Resort is thrilled to announce the acquisition of the Bear Lake Highlands golf course by the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians. The...
article Man admits to scheme to rob Detroit casino patrons
(4/14/2018)
(Michigan) -- A man pleaded guilty to charges stemming from his systematic robbery of Detroit casino patrons that escalated into carjackings and identity theft,...
article Hopkins Township opposes Gun Lake Tribe's land trust request
(4/13/2018)
(Michigan) -- The Hopkins Township Board voted 4-1 at a meeting on Monday, April 9, to formally oppose a recent request by the Gun Lake Tribe to place 130 acres of its...
article Sex offender with dual citizenship charged with raping, impregnating minor
(4/13/2018)
(Michigan) -- A 63-year-old man, who is a registered sex offender in Canada, is now facing charges in U.S. federal court for allegedly raping a preteen girl several...
article Contractor begins removing monuments from Bronson Park
(4/9/2018)
(Michigan) -- The movement of statues and monuments in Kalamazoo’s Bronson Park is underway. The city says that work began Monday to reorganize statues and monuments in...
article Soaring Eagle opens new High Limit Game and VIP Lounge
(4/9/2018)
(Michigan) -- On April 6 the new High Limit Gaming and VIP lounge was opened with a ceremonial grand opening at Soaring Eagle Casino in Mount Pleasant. Construction...
article Northeast Oklahoma’s paddlefish grabs attention of wildlife TV show
(4/8/2018)
(Michigan) -- Anglers from around the country travel to Northeast Oklahoma annually for its paddlefish, and last week, the animal hooked the attention of a television...
article Rethinking, retelling Native American roles in Great Lakes history
(4/6/2018)
(Michigan) -- History officials want historical areas to better reflect Native Americans’ contributions to the Great Lakes State. This push for accurate native...
article Hazel Park Raceway closes after 70 years
(4/5/2018)
(Michigan) -- The Hazel Park Raceway has closed after a 70-year run, the company announced Thursday. People visiting the horse racing track at 10 Mile and Dequindre were...
article “Red Indian” ice cream has sparked a small-town debate that perfectly sums up America
(3/28/2018)
(Michigan) -- A heated debate around the name of an ice cream flavor has sparked serious controversy in Jonesville, Michigan. Years from now, perhaps this incident will...
article Dobrich appointed co-chair of Michigan Tribal Judicial Forum
(3/26/2018)
(Michigan) -- Cass County Courts Chief Judge Susan L. Dobrich was recently appointed to serve as co-chair of the Michigan Tribal Judicial Forum.
article Red Indian ice cream at Jonesville business called 'blatantly racist'
(3/25/2018)
(Michigan) -- A Red Indian ice cream flavor, marketed specially last week at a Jonesville restaurant, has roiled some and sparked a slew of sometimes vicious social...
article NMU student group hosts 25th Annual "Learning to Walk Together" Pow Wow
(3/25/2018)
(Michigan) -- NMU's Native American Student Association (NASA) held its 25th Annual "Learning to Walk Together" Pow Wow Saturday to celebrate life and the...
article ‘Red Indian’ Udder Side flavor stirs community controversy
(3/22/2018)
(Michigan) -- The flavor of the week at the Udder Side is swirling up con­tro­versy, as some local res­i­dents com­plain the name of the “Red...
article Soaring Eagle to host job fair; offering same-day hiring
(3/22/2018)
(Michigan) -- Concert season is upon us, and Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort is looking to fill over 200 open positions. They’ll be hosting the fair on Wednesday,...
article Michigan lottery commissioner resigns, reportedly to run for Senate
(3/22/2018)
(Michigan) -- Michigan Lottery Commissioner Aric Nesbitt is stepping down from the post he has held just one year, reportedly to run for state Senate. Gov. Rick Snyder...

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