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Detroit Gaming

article State gaming board OKs $1 billion sale of Greektown Casino-Hotel
(5/22/2019)
(Michigan) -- The Michigan Gaming Control Board gave the green light Tuesday to the sale of the Dan Gilbert-owned Greektown Casino-Hotel to its soon-to-be operator.
article Greektown Casino sale to Penn National approved, will happen Thursday
(5/21/2019)
(Michigan) -- Michigan regulators gave final approval Tuesday for the $1 billion sale of Dan Gilbert's Greektown Casino-Hotel, set to happen later this week.
article Workers concerned by hedge fund influence over casinos
(5/20/2019)
(Michigan) -- Casino workers in Detroit and their union leadership plan to speak before Michigan's Gaming Control Board about the influence hedge funds are having on...
article Man sentenced for role in girlfriend’s death at Detroit casino
(4/17/2019)
(Michigan) -- "Rot in hell.” Those were the last words called out to Daniel Michalak as he was led from a Wayne County Circuit courtroom Wednesday morning,...
article Detroit casinos report record $140.3 million in revenue in March
(4/10/2019)
(Michigan) -- Detroit's three casinos reported a combined record $140.3 million in total aggregate revenue in March, the Michigan Gaming Control Board said in a news...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Payday Loans

article Court to hear tribe’s appeal in loan lawsuit
(5/22/2019)
(Michigan) -- A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit accusing a Native American tribe of running a loan scheme in Michigan. At least five people...
article Federal Court In Richmond Weighs Alleged Predatory Lending Case Involving Michigan Tribe
(5/8/2019)
(Michigan) -- This week a federal appeals court in Richmond heard arguments in an alleged predatory loan case that involves Virginia borrowers and an American Indian...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Saginaw Chippewa

article Vitafusion to Plant Fruit Tree Orchards on Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Lands
(5/22/2019)
(Michigan) -- The vitafusion brand has been partnering with the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation since 2017 with the goal of planting 200,000 fruit trees by 2020,...
1 Article on this Issue

Michigan Gaming

article Saganing Eagles Landing Casino hiring 169 as it completes multimillion dollar expansion
(5/18/2019)
(Michigan) -- A multimillion dollar expansion and hotel project at Saganing Eagles Landing Casino is wrapping up soon and officials aim to fill more than 100 new full-...
article What Does Michigan Need to See iGaming Legalized?
(5/14/2019)
(Michigan) -- Michigan has been so close to passing online gambling legislation and it is disheartening to see lawmakers like Representative Brandt Iden having to try...
article Support For Michigan Online Gambling Hinges On Taxes, School Funding
(5/13/2019)
(Michigan) -- A recent committee hearing in Michigan made it clear that the new governor has the same issues with expanded gambling as the old one. Rep. Brandt Iden told...
article Man The Wall: Michigan Sports Betting Legislation Is Coming (Again)
(5/8/2019)
(Michigan) -- Promises of a Michigan sports betting bill have carried on about as long as warnings that winter is coming. Now that winter has come in Game of Thrones,...
article Turf War: Why The Michigan Lottery Wants Casinos To Stay Out Of The Online Gambling Business
(5/7/2019)
(Michigan) -- The Michigan House Ways and Means Committee recently held a hearing to discuss several gaming expansions under consideration by the legislature, including...
article One step forward, two steps back for online gaming in Michigan
(5/6/2019)
(Michigan) -- If Michigan residents thought the state was making progress with online gaming legislation, they might need to think again. Although several legislative...
article Michigan Online Gambling Bill Needs More Work To Get Past Governor
(5/3/2019)
(Michigan) -- Despite passing expanded gambling legislation last year, lawmakers in Michigan seem to be further from the finish line than they were to begin the 2019...
article Michigan Online Casino, Sports Betting Bills May Rest on Taxes
(5/2/2019)
(Michigan) -- Tax rates have been a key sticking point for gaming expansion proposals in statehouses across the country. It will be perhaps the most significant issue in...
article Treasury: Online gaming legislation could cost schools $28M
(5/2/2019)
(Michigan) -- The proposed legalization of online gaming in Michigan would cost Michigan's public schools $28 million annually in revenue, a state Treasury...
article Michigan Has The Lowest Percentage of Adults With Gambling Disorders
(4/23/2019)
(Michigan) -- Ten years ago this August, Firekeeper's Casino opened for business in Calhoun County. It took ten years of planning, and before that, there we a lot of...
article Michigan Senator: Online Casino, Poker Bill Could Be To Governor By June
(4/12/2019)
(Michigan) -- Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr. is in his first year sponsoring online gambling legislation in Michigan, but he’s not new to the effort. Hertel played a key...
11 Total Articles on this Issue

Grand Traverse Band

article Grand Traverse Commissioners Dispute 2% Funding Tradition
(5/16/2019)
(Michigan) -- “The Grand Traverse band has always determined who receives the money,” according to Commissioner Sonny Wheelock. Grand Traverse County...
1 Article on this Issue

Pokagon Band

article Pokagon Band tribal member selected as Four Winds Invitational player exemption
(5/14/2019)
(Michigan) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and Four Winds® Casinos are pleased to announce the names of two amateur golfers selected to be this year's...
article Pokagon Band of Potawatomi co-hosts Great Lakes Intertribal Food Summit
(4/25/2019)
(Michigan) -- The 2019 Great Lakes Intertribal Food Summit, co-hosted by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, kicked off on Thursday. The traveling four day event...
article Pokagons Announce Major Green Initiative
(4/19/2019)
(Michigan) -- A new green initiative has been announced by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi. Tribal leaders say they’ve eliminated Styrofoam and single-use plastics...
article Pokagon Band and Four Winds Casinos Outline Key Green Initiatives Across All Properties
(4/19/2019)
(Michigan) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and its Four Winds Casinos are pleased to announce several important green initiatives have been implemented at all...
article Four Winds Casinos bring thrilling entertainment to the southern tip of Lake Michigan
(4/18/2019)
(Michigan) -- Four Winds Casinos are owned by The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. There, customers can enjoy everything from concerts and entertainment, a wide range...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Internet Sweepstake Cafes

article Convicted Internet cafes owner insists there was no gambling
(5/11/2019)
(Michigan) -- A woman convicted of operating illegal casinos at Internet cafés she owned says the state got it wrong – that she was offering no-risk sweepstakes to...
1 Article on this Issue

Keweenaw Bay Tribe

article U.P. tribe hopes to regulate their water
(5/9/2019)
(Michigan) -- The Environmental Protection Agency is currently seeking public comment on an application for the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) to set their own...
article Ojibwa Casino celebrates grand re-opening
(4/29/2019)
(Michigan) -- The Ojibwa Casino in Baraga greeted players and patrons to their newly renovated building on Saturday.
article Ojibwa Casino celebrates grand re-opening
(4/27/2019)
(Michigan) -- The Baraga Casino greeted players and patrons to their newly renovated building. The casino added several upgrades like a remodeled bar and a new pit area...
article Keweenaw Bay Indian Community concerned about wind turbine proposal
(4/15/2019)
(Michigan) -- Renewable Energy Systems has proposed to build forty-nine, 500 foot tall wind turbines on forest land in L'Anse Township. A move that is said to bring...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Enbridge Pipeline

article Tribes seek shut down of Line 5
(5/7/2019)
(Michigan) -- In a recent meeting with members of Governor Whitmer’s staff and EGLE staff, tribal leaders reiterated what they’ve been saying since 2014:...
1 Article on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Aquila’s Back Forty Permit Upheld by State of Michigan
(5/6/2019)
(Michigan) -- After a lengthy court battle, Aquila Resources (TSX:AQA,OTCQB:AQARF) has been issued a final decision and order from the State of Michigan that upholds the...
1 Article on this Issue

Wire Act

article DOJ ruling could affect Michigan lottery revenue
(4/28/2019)
(Michigan) -- A pending Department of Justice ruling could alter lottery operations in Michigan. In November 2018, the DOJ changed its 2011 interpretation of the Wire...
1 Article on this Issue

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe

article MGM Detroit, Tribes Cleared To Intervene In Land Trust Fight (sub req)
(4/25/2019)
(Michigan) -- A pair of Native American tribes and several casinos will be permitted to intervene in a suit over Michigan land that the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of...
1 Article on this Issue

Bay Mills

article Bay Mills Indian Community joins federal opioid manufacturers lawsuit
(4/23/2019)
(Michigan) -- An Upper Peninsula tribe is joining the fight against the opioid crisis. On Friday, the Bay Mills Indian Community filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District...
article Bay Mills Indian Community releases 2018 Economic Impact Report
(4/16/2019)
(Michigan) -- Bay Mills Indian Community released their 2018 Economic Impact Report on Monday. The report, issued annually, contains information about the tribe’s...
article Bay Mills Indian Community first tribe in Michigan to legalize marijuana
(4/16/2019)
(Michigan) -- In November 2018, Michigan voters approved the legalization of recreational marijuana in the state with a 55 percent margin. Wishing to provide the same...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Gun Lake

article Kzoo reservation signs 'healing' for Gun Lake Tribe
(4/22/2019)
(Michigan) -- Kalamazoo has installed streets signs that identify the original boundaries of a 19th century Native American reservation, with city and tribal leaders...
article Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Pottawatomi tribe, Kalamazoo say signs recognize history
(4/22/2019)
(Michigan) -- Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Pottawatomi members said it was an exciting day for their tribe. Several tribe and community members joined together for the...
article New Street Signs Mark Boundary Of Pottawatomi Reservation In Kalamazoo
(4/22/2019)
(Michigan) -- On Monday afternoon, at the signal from City of Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby Hopewell, a worker slid two new street signs into place at the busy intersection of...
article Gun Lake Tribe holding free electronics recycling event
(4/14/2019)
(Michigan) -- The Gun Lake Tribe is hosting an electronic recycling event on April 16th from 10 a.m-2p.m. near their “Public Works” building. The tribe aims...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Marijuana & Hemp

article Another Upper Peninsula tribe says "yes" to recreational marijuana
(4/19/2019)
(Michigan) -- Another Native American tribe in the state has voted to legalize recreational marijuana, making them to second tribe in Michigan to do so. The Sault Ste....
article Sault Tribe legalizes recreational marijuana
(4/19/2019)
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors approved a resolution at its April 16 meeting to legalize marijuana on the Sault Tribe...
article Sault Tribe board votes to legalize pot
(4/18/2019)
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors approved a resolution at its April 16 meeting to legalize marijuana on the Sault Tribe...
article Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Votes to Legalize Recreational Marijuana
(4/17/2019)
(Michigan) -- Another tribe in Northern Michigan has taken a step toward legalizing recreational marijuana on their reservation. Sault Ste. Marie tribe of Chippewa...
article First Native American community in Michigan legalizes marijuana
(4/15/2019)
(Michigan) -- The Bay Mills Indian Community in the Upper Peninsula is the first tribal community in Michigan to legalize marijuana for adult use. “Our tribal...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Dowagiac Casino

article Woman accused of leaving dogs in a hot car appears in court
(4/17/2019)
(Michigan) -- The woman accused of leaving her dogs in a hot car for several hours at a Four Winds Casino in Dowagiac, which killed two of them, appeared in court today...
article A woman reflects on Dowagiac dog deaths
(4/14/2019)
(Michigan) -- Three dogs were found neglected in a car at the Four Winds casino in Dowagiac Sunday. Two of the dogs died and the one that survived is now being treated...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Voter Suppression

article Hearings: In One Michigan County, Native American Rights are Often Claimed But Rarely Apply
(4/17/2019)
(Michigan) -- There was an uncommon lag in the action in Courtroom 3B of the Lincoln Hall of Justice, the building where most of Wayne County’s child welfare and...
1 Article on this Issue

Food Sovereignty

article Native Farms, Food Producers, Tribal Leaders to Attend Native Food Summit
(4/16/2019)
(Michigan) -- Several hundred Native farmers, ranchers, gardeners, chefs, businesses, policymakers, Tribal agriculture staff, Native non-profits working in agriculture,...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Blue Cross Can't Escape Tribe's Health Care Fraud Suit (sub req)
(5/21/2019)
(Michigan) -- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan must face allegations that it committed health care fraud by breaking a promise to give a Native American tribe...
article Passing Down Native American Traditions in Traverse City
(5/21/2019)
(Michigan) -- There are plenty of opportunities to learn who you are and where you come from. For Tera John and her family they have always known and cherished their...
article Michigan Lawmaker Ready To Take A Swing At Sports Betting Bill
(5/17/2019)
(Michigan) -- The long wait for a sports betting bill in Michigan is about to end. Legal Sports Report obtained a draft of a bill being prepared by Rep. Brandt Iden,...
article Olga's Kitchen to return to Detroit — inside MGM Grand Detroit casino
(5/14/2019)
(Michigan) -- OIga's Kitchen is preparing to return to Detroit next month with a new quick-serve restaurant inside MGM Grand Detroit casino. The location in MGM...
article Petoskey’s Odawa Casino Hosts Ales & Aces Beer Festival
(5/12/2019)
(Michigan) -- Hundreds of people gathered at the Odawa Casino in Petoskey Saturday. Beer enthusiasts from all over the state came together for the Ales and Aces Beer...
article Visit St. Ignace for the Annual Native American Festival
(5/6/2019)
(Michigan) -- The 2019 Native American Festival is May 25 and May 26 at the Museum of Ojibwa Culture in St. Ignace, Michigan. The day recognizes and celebrates the...
article DNR Asking for Help Locating Three-Legged Bear in Chippewa Co.
(4/30/2019)
(Michigan) -- A three-legged bear is wandering around part of Chippewa County. Right now the Bay Mills Indian Community and the DNR are working together to help him. The...
article 2019 Intertribal Food Summit: Bringing people together with traditional Native foods
(4/29/2019)
(Michigan) -- “The secret of life is the give and take and barter.” This was among the many other bits and pieces of wisdom that were given out along with the food...
article Flint group targets casino winner, robs wrong man
(4/29/2019)
(Michigan) -- A Facebook post claiming a man had just won a couple thousand dollars at the casino leads four people from Flint to Mt. Pleasant to try and rob him.
article Michigan universities hit with state shortfall for tuition waivers
(4/19/2019)
(Michigan) -- The state shortfall in funding a tuition waiver program for Native American students has more than doubled over the past decade, leaving universities to...
article Native American tribe seeks to set water quality standards
(4/15/2019)
(Michigan) -- A Michigan-based Native American tribe wants to implement water quality standards under the Clean Water Act for its reservation. The Daily Mining Gazette...
article Tribe wants to set water standards in reservation
(4/12/2019)
(Michigan) -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking public comment on the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s (KBIC) application to implement water...
article American Indian Festival to mark 40th year in Algonac
(4/12/2019)
(Michigan) -- American Indian artisans and powwow dancers will put their talents on display April 27 at the 40th annual American Indian Festival, a celebration of native...
article Woman charged after 2 dogs die in vehicle at Michigan casino
(4/10/2019)
(Michigan) -- Authorities say two dogs died and another was treated for severe dehydration after a woman left them in a vehicle for hours outside a casino in...
article Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort hiring for summer concert series
(4/10/2019)
(Michigan) -- Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort is hiring for its 2019 Summer Concert Series, with more than 200 positions available. A job fair is scheduled to take...
article New slot director named at Soaring Eagle
(4/9/2019)
(Michigan) -- A new slot director has been named for the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort (SECR). The casino announced that Kirk Walraven, a senior slot technician,...
article Need a summer job? Soaring Eagle Casino is hiring
(4/9/2019)
(Michigan) -- Looking for summer work? Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort is looking for more than 200 seasonal staffers to work summer concerts. Available positions...
article 19-Year-Old Pleads Guilty To Sexual Abuse Of Teen Girl At Michigan Motel
(4/8/2019)
(Michigan) -- A plea deal has been reached in the federal case of a 19-year-old man accused of raping a younger teen girl at a mid-Michigan motel. Federal court...
article MSU News: Native student being honored for community involvement at upcoming powwow
(4/2/2019)
(Michigan) -- Trisheena Kills Pretty Enemy still remembers the ambulances parked in front of her house, the long trips to Denver for treatment and the doctor's...
article Mich. Tribe Tells 6th Circ. To OK Casino On Purchased Land (sub req)
(3/28/2019)
(Michigan) -- The Bay Mills Indian Community has once again pressed the Sixth Circuit to reverse a lower court decision that the state of Michigan can keep it from...

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