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Fletcher Paper on “Tribal Justice Systems”

I drafted a paper titled “Tribal Justice Systems” for the Allegheny College Undergraduate Conference “Democracy Realized? The Legacies of the Civil Rights Movement” and posted it on SSRN. You can download here. Here is the abstract: This short paper is … Continue reading

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In Honor of Judge Jim Genia

We’ve been waiting to post on the tragic passing of Judge Jim Genia, a LTBB member who was a judge for both Little Traverse and Grand Traverse bands. Jim walked on a few weeks ago from a long illness — … Continue reading

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LTBB to Present Data on Lake O’Neal

From the Petoskey News-Review (miigwetch to A.K.): BLISS TOWNSHIP — Spurred by last year’s public outcry not to drain Lake O’Neal, the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians set out to collect fishery, wildlife and water quality data. Now … Continue reading

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LTBB Credit Rating Dips

From the Petoskey News-Review (H/T Junior; also Indianz): Standard & Poor’s — an independent global provider of credit ratings — has reduced the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians’ credit rating twice in one week. Following the tribe’s Aug. … Continue reading

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In Honor of Frank Ettawageshik

Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians chairman Frank Ettawageshik recently lost his bid for re-election as chairman. We wish to honor Frank’s service not only to the Little Traverse Odawak but also to all of the tribes of Michigan. … Continue reading

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LTBB Primary Election Results

From Indianz: Members of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians of Michigan voted in a primary election on May 11. Incumbent chairman Frank Ettawageshik and incumbent vice chairman Bill Denemy received the most votes. They will face Ken … Continue reading

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Public Radio Segment on NAGPRA and Michigan Tribes

INTERLOCHEN PUBLIC RADIO (2009-04-22) For the more than a decade now Indian tribes in Michigan and elsewhere have been reclaiming objects lost over the centuries. In many cases they are also able to return to the earth the remains of … Continue reading

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Emmet County Revenue Sharing Board Loses Court Case

From Ludington Daily News: PETOSKEY — The Emmet County Local Revenue Sharing Board’s method of dividing tribal casino profits among local governments was wrong, a judge ruled recently. Charlevoix County Circuit Court Judge Richard Pajtas made the ruling in a … Continue reading

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Review of Constance Cappel’s “Smallpox Genocide”

Greg Gagnon’s review of Constance Cappel’s monograph “The Smallpox Genocide of the Odawa Tribe at L’Arbre Croche, 1763: The History of a Native American People” is here (smallpox-genocide-review). It is not terribly favorable. Here is the full text: Publication of … Continue reading

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Suit over LTBB Revenue Sharing Payments

From Indianz: A lawsuit over the distribution of gaming revenues from the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians will continue but the parties reached an agreement over payments for this year. The tribe shares 2 percent of electronic gaming … Continue reading

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