Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribal leader addresses disenrollment following Tuesday meeting
"More than 200 members of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe want answers after a round of disenrollment letters was sent out in May.
Tribal Council member Michele Stanley set aside time after Tuesday morning's regular Tribal Council meeting to address some of the concerns that were raised.
A total of 234 members – 169 living and the rest deceased..."
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Tribe plans gambling in Lansing, suburban Detroit
June 11, 2014
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan Indian tribe announced Wednesday that it's seeking land in Lansing and near Detroit Metropolitan Airport to build gambling facilities.
The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians said it filed applications Tuesday with the U.S. Department of the Interior to take the land into trust.
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2014 Negake Family Reunion
Saturday, July 12
The lodge at Pioneer Park
$10 per family + dish to pass
Please help spread the word. I had a computer glitch I'm still trying to fix and lost some family info.
Anishinaabe Language & Culture Camp
The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians invites you to the 21st Annual Anishinaabe Family Language/Culture Camp - July 25, 26 & 27, 2014
Interior Proposes Reform of Federal Acknowledgment Regulations
Proposed rule would address “broken” process
Washington, D.C. — Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today announced publication of proposed regulations that would reform the 35-year old process by which the Department of the Interior officially recognizes Indian tribes. Federal acknowledgment establishes the U.S. Government as the trustee for Tribal lands and resources and makes Tribal members and governments eligible for federal budget assistance and program services.
Thursday 7/17 /2014 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Menominee Casino Resort N277 Hwy. 47/55 , P.O. Box 760, Keshena , WI 54135
Supporting The Bureau of Indian Affairs Proposed Reform of the Federal Recognition Process
The National Congress of American Indians
TITLE: Supporting the Bureau of Indian Affairs Proposed Reform of the Federal Recognition Process
WHEREAS, we, the members of the National Congress of American Indians of the United States, invoking the divine blessing of the Creator upon our efforts and purposes, in order to preserve for ourselves and our descendants the inherent sovereign rights of our Indian nations, rights secured under Indian treaties and agreements with the United States, and all other rights and benefits to which we are entitled under the laws and Constitution of the United States, to enlighten the public toward...
16th Annual GVSU Spring Pow Wow
Celebrating All Walks of Life
Grand Entry at 1pm and 6pm
Doors Open at 11am
Saturday, April 5, 2014
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Michigan's University's Spring Powwow season is upon us once again and I'd like to take a moment to relay a thought about these special events. I just returned from Northern Michigan University's Powwow, March 15th, and had an opportunity to talk with Sam Doyle, the fire keeper. He took over for me at NMU when I graduated back in 05' and has kept fire for NMU's powwow since. This weekend he informed me that GVSU also has a fire at their powwow and he'll be fire keeper again for their second powwow fire. Why is this important you might be asking yourself? NMU was the first publicly funded institution in the state to allow open fire on the ground for any event. Albeit most of us take for granted that going to Powwow means there will be a sacred fire where people can pass Sema and thank Creator, but when it comes to Universities and other state funded institutions the rule of thumb is no fire. So headgear off to Grand Valley State University for their dedication and efforts. And yes the St. Paddy's Day Powwow at NMU was cold (10*f), wet (rain followed by 6" of snow), and very successful (over 1000 attendees).
UofM's 42nd Annual Dance for Mother Earth Powwow
April 5 & 6, 2014 Skyline High School - Ann Arbor, MI
Address of Powwow Location:
Skyline High School
2552 N Maple Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Current Status of GRBOI Federal Recognition Petition and Proposed Revisions to the Federal Acknowledgement Regulations by DOI – How did we get here? Letter to GRBOI Tribal Citizens
Boozhoo GRBOI Family,
I'm sure by now you've heard that GRBOI is on Active Consideration for federal acknowledgement. I just wanted to offer a little background about what's been going on in the federal acknowledgement world for the past year or so so you can see how we got to where we are now.
I work for a Native non-profit and this is the information I have gathered from my job and my experiences. This is not my area of expertise, I just have a lot of information available to me regarding federal acknowledgement and many other Indian related issues that I'm more than happy to pass on. Feel free to contact me at my office at...
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Status of GRBOI Petition & Changes to the Regs Letter to GRBOI Tribal Citizens - February 2014
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Northern Michigan University's 21st annual "Learning to Walk Together" Traditional Pow wow
on Saturday, March 15
Join us at the Vandament Arena
Saturday Grand Entry
Noon and 6pm EST
Doors Open to Public at 11am EST
General Admission Ticket Price - $5
NMU Students FREE w/NMU ID