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Bringing News to the Citizens of the Grand River Bands of Ottawa Indians, Anishinaabeg of the Three Fires, and Citizens of the Great Lakes

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ATTENTION: Please note that The Grand River Bands of Ottawa Indians Information Network is an Independent website not affiliated or associated with the Grand River Bands of Ottawa Indians, Inc. who is the official organization working on the re-affirmation of our tribe for our citizens.
Grand River Bands of Ottawa Indians, Inc.
P.O. Box 2937 Grand Rapids, MI 49501-2937
Ron Yob, Chairman

The Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior:

BIA-OFA Ready List - Active petitions awaiting proposed findings

William F. Negake Post 1329 Veterans Of Foreign Wars Of The United States 3241 N 72nd Avenue Lot 40 Hart , MI 49420-8612 map

Help veterans in need with one click. The Veterans Site

National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)

Embassy of Tribal Nations
1516 P Street NW, Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 466-7767, Fax: (202) 466-7797

The Association on American Indian Affairs

Executive Office

966 Hungerford Drive
Suite 12-B
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-314-7155
Fax: 240-314-7159


Reaffirmation News:

According to sources, a couple weeks ago (before NCAI) Chairman Yob said we received a letter stating because of their caseload we would not receive a determination from the BIA/OFA until September 15th, 2015.  


The Federal Register

The Federal Register will post all news regarding OFA findings, however December 1, 2015 has come and gone and to date GRBOI has not been re-affirmed to its rightful status as a Treaty Tribe.


Negake Family Reunion is July 25th. More information soon


The Association on American Indian Affairs...

...will be accepting scholarship applications now through 5:00 pm Eastern Time June 1st, 2015.  See for more information.


The Eagle Feather Law and State-Recognized Tribes

DaShanne Stokes


The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on August 20 is something for members of state-recognized tribes to celebrate.

In the ruling, the Court found that the U.S. government had failed to prove that denying...



'Active consideration' of Grand River tribal recognition raises possibility of downtown Muskegon casino

The Grand River Bands of Ottawa Indians were notified by the Office of Federal Acknowledgment in a Dec. 12 letter to the tribal chairman that its 1994 request for federal recognition was being “actively considered.”

The agency in the U.S. Department of the Interior will decide by Dec. 1 a “proposed finding”



Man Who Threw Beer on Native American Kids Charged With Disorderly Conduct

Simon Moya-Smith 2/18/15

A man who hurled beer and racial slurs at a group of Native American kids last month at a hockey game in Rapid City, South Dakota, will be charged with disorderly conduct, officials said Wednesday in a statement.



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