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Tribal experts optimistic Grand River Bands will gain recognition
Tribal affairs experts say the federal government erred in determining that the Grand River Bands of Ottawa Indians failed to meet the criteria for federal recognition and remain optimistic that the tribe will successfully obtain the crucial designation.
Gun Lake Tribe kicks off planning to develop 2.75-mile stretch of U.S. 131 frontage
WAYLAND TWP. — The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, or Gun Lake Tribe, plans to transform hundreds of acres of property north of Gun Lake Casino into a massive development that could include retail, health care, housing and manufacturing, MiBiz has learned.
Tribal enterprises persist as gaming revenues tank during pandemic
As the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on tribal casino gaming revenue, officials with the non-gaming economic development arms of several Michigan tribes say their flow of capital and projects largely held steady.
Pokagon Band of Potawatomi opens new health clinic to serve low-income Southwest Michigan residents
BENTON TOWNSHIP — The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi opened a new medical clinic in Benton Township in Southwest Michigan.
Biden administration taps former U.P. tribal leader to head up Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Biden administration on Thursday nominated former Bay Mills Indian Community Chairperson Bryan Newland to the top leadership position for the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Michigan tribes awarded $14.8M in federal affordable housing funds
Twelve Native American tribes in Michigan received $14.8 million in Indian Housing Block Grant funds for affordable housing projects, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Friday.
CEO departs Mno-Bmadsen for tribal economic development position in Washington
DOWAGIAC — The CEO since the founding of Mno-Bmadsen, the non-gaming economic development and investment arm of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, is resigning his post to take a role at a similar tribal organization in Washington.
Pandemic deals major financial, cultural blow to Michigan tribes
More than four months into the COVID-19 pandemic, Michigan’s 12 federally recognized tribes have fared better from a health care perspective than many other Native American tribes nationally.
Michigan tribes face ‘circular exclusion’ from key minority business certification
As a citizen of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians and CEO of its non-gaming enterprise, Kurtis Trevan wants to leverage other corporations’ diversity and inclusion goals to the economic benefit of his fellow tribe members, as well as further the tribe’s own inclusionary spending.
Casino closures make case for Michigan tribes’ further economic diversification
In mid March of this year, all 24 of Michigan’s tribally operated casinos fell silent, their more than 22,280 slot machines spitting out their final paydays for lucky patrons or taking one last injection of cash for the house.
CDFI helps bridge financing gap for Native entrepreneurs
DOWAGIAC — After they prepared for the opening of the Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, the leaders of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi years ago sought ways to use the revenues to assist tribal citizens to achieve self-sufficiency.
Michigan tribes land $2M in HUD funding for COVID-19 housing relief
Two American Indian tribes based in Michigan have received nearly $2 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and urgent housing needs.
Four Winds launches sportsbooks at 3 Southwest Michigan casinos
NEW BUFFALO — Sports betting is now live at the three Four Winds Casinos in Southwest Michigan.
MiBiz Growth Report: April 12, 2020
This is the MiBiz growth report for April 12, 2020.
Tribal investment firm acquires majority stake in SE Michigan manufacturer
DOWAGIAC — The non-gaming arm of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians had acquired a majority stake in Enmark Tool & Gage Co., a Southeast Michigan precision machining company. The tribe’s Mno-Bmadsen business investment arm closed on the deal on Feb. 1, according to a statement.