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Larry "Pun" Plamondon, prior council member for GRBOI, Inc., has finished his book. You can visit his site here: LOST FROM THE OTTAWA; The Story of the Journey Back.

GRBOI Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA) hearing transcripts

TESTIMONY OF RON YOB, CHAIRMAN GRAND RIVER BANDS OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Hearing on S. 1058
The Grand River Bands of Ottawa Indians of Michigan Referral Act
Before the
SENATE COMMITTEE ON INDIAN AFFAIRS
September 25, 2008...

 

Senate committee to take up four recognition bills

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will take up four tribal recognition bills at a hearing on Thursday.The hearing focuses on S. 1058, the Grand River Bands of Ottawa Indians of Michigan Referral Act; S. 724, the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act of 2007; S. 514, the Muscogee Nation of Florida Federal Recognition Act; and H.R. 1294, the Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2007.



Grand River Band of Ottawas before the Senate Indian Affairs Committee

The SCIA will hold a hearing Thursday on several recognition bills, including the Grand River...



Supreme Court delays W. Mich. tribe's plans

September 8, 2008 - 6:00PMALLEGAN COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court has dealt a blow to the West Michigan tribe trying to build a casino near Wayland. Justice John Roberts has denied the tribe...



County voters won't face casino question

Bowing to the reality of state law, Muskegon County commissioners have officially abandoned their effort to use the Nov. 4 election to measure public opinion about a proposed gambling casino.

They voted 11-0 Tuesday to remove a countywide advisory question from the ballot. It would have asked voters if they approved of a recent resolution, passed by the county board, in support of a proposed casino...



Office of the Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs

The Bureau of Indian Affairs Network Reconnects to the Internet...



Larry "Pun" Plamondon releases: LOST FROM THE OTTAWA; The Story of the Journey Back

Pun begins his story as an adopted "no-brand kid." He grows up to find himself deeply involved in the anti-war '60's counterculture, which lands him a spot on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list. Later--after shamefully exploring the depths of despair and alcholosim--through a chance meeting with a larger-than-life American Indian, Pun becomes a respected Odawa tribal elder. His story will show how easy it is to become lost in this spiritless culture --and how difficult it is to find your way back.



Commission To Host Forum On Hate, Free Speech & Higher Education At GVSU
Lansing, MI - On Monday, March 31, 2008, beginning at 4:00PM, the Michigan Civil Rights Commission (MCRC) will host a public forum on hate, free speech and higher education in the Cook-Dewitt Center on the Allendale campus of Grand Valley State University. The campus is located at 1 Campus Drive, Allendale MI, 49401.



Muskegon approves casino pact with U.P. tribe

Muskegon,Michigan (AP) 2-08
The Muskegon City Commission has entered into a financial agreement with an American Indian tribe based in the Upper Peninsula that wants to build a casino in the city.

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3 groups show interest in opening casino in Muskegon, Michigan

Muskegon, Michigan (AP) 1-08
The possibility of opening a casino in the city has drawn the interest of at least three groups.
The Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is expected to present a casino proposal to the city that would involve an existing downtown building, The Muskegon Chronicle reported.



Little River Ottawa Proposal to Game in Muskegon

From Indianz: Little River Band interested in off-reservation casino The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians is entering the off-reservation casino game in Muskegon, Michigan. The tribe plans to make … more »



2008 Learning to Walk Together Powwow @ Northern Michigan University...

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Plans for Muskegon Casino?

From the Muskegon Chronicle: “Flying under the public radar screen since a successful 2003 non-binding city of Muskegon ballot proposal supporting the concept of a casino for downtown Muskegon, Archimedes Group LLC now has unveiled a $2.4 billion concept plan for a downtown Muskegon waterfront casino resort that is predicated on federal tribal recognition for the Grand River Band of Ottawa Indians.”



Call for Proposals: 2008 NMU Indigenous Earth Day Summit

Northern Michigan University is seeking presentation proposals for the 2008 Indigenous Earth Day Summit to be held at NMU April 22-23. It is sponsored by the Center for Native American Studies, the Environmental Science Program and the Office of International Programs.



Join Voices with Native American and Alaska Native Women and End the Maze of Injustice - Amnesty International

More than one in three Native women will be raped in their lifetimes.

Native American and Alaska Native women are more than 2.5 times more likely to be raped or sexually assaulted than other women in the United States in general. A complex maze of tribal, state and federal jurisdictions allows perpetrators to rape with impunity and in some cases even encourages assaults. » Read more.



NCAI President Joe Garcia to Deliver 6th Annual State of Indian Nations Address January 31, 2008 in Washington D.C.

The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) President Joe A. Garcia will deliver the 6th annual State of Indian Nations Address on Thursday, January 31, 2008 from the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.



Tribal Sovereignty Protection Initiative
The United States Supreme Court issued five decisions affecting the rights of Indian tribes in its recent term that ended on Jun 28, 2001. The Court decided against the tribes in four out of five instances. In particular, the decisions in Nevada v. Hicks and Atkinkson Trading Co. v. Shirley raise strong concerns that the Supreme Court is on an accelerating trend toward removing tribal jurisdiction



Body in Mount Pleasant river may be missing tribal member



Tribal Constitutions



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