saginaw chippewa indian tribe http://michiganradio.org en Lansing casino project moves ahead http://michiganradio.org/post/lansing-casino-project-moves-ahead <p>An Upper Peninsula Indian tribe has taken a major step toward building a casino in Lansing.</p><p></p><p>The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Tuesday formally asked the U.S. Department of the Interior to take land surrounding Lansing’s downtown convention center into trust.</p><p></p><p>The tribe bought the land for a $245 million casino. But before the casino can be built, the federal government must first take the land into trust.</p><p></p><p>Tribal officials say the Interior Department could act on the request in a few weeks.</p><p></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 21:32:53 +0000 Steve Carmody 17959 at http://michiganradio.org Lansing casino project moves ahead Native American ancestral remains to be reburied at Michigan tribal cemetery http://michiganradio.org/post/native-american-ancestral-remains-be-reburied-michigan-tribal-cemetery <p>The human remains of 126 Native Americans are going home this week.</p><p>Over the course of the&nbsp;week, representatives of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe are retrieving the remains and associated funerary objects from the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, and a Mount Pleasant State Police Post.</p><p>Shannon Martin is a member of the delegation and director of the Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture and Lifeways for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 19:13:08 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 15629 at http://michiganradio.org Native American ancestral remains to be reburied at Michigan tribal cemetery Deadline looms for major gaming compact between the state of Michigan and tribal governments http://michiganradio.org/post/deadline-looms-major-gaming-compact-between-state-michigan-and-tribal-governments <p>A big deadline looms on November 30th that may affect the state’s casino industry.</p><p>Since 1993, <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/mgcb/0,1607,7-120-1380_1414_2182---,00.html">six Native American tribes </a>(The Bay Mills Indian Community, the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, the Hannahville Indian Community, the Lac Vieux Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa) have had deals in place with the state of Michigan to operate gambling facilities. The tribes operate 13 casinos.</p> Sun, 24 Nov 2013 21:12:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 15412 at http://michiganradio.org Deadline looms for major gaming compact between the state of Michigan and tribal governments