Indian tribes

7:15 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Pokagons Elect New Tribal Council Chairman

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John Warren served as council treasurer since 2011
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
DOWAGIAC, MI - John P. Warren has been elected Tribal Council chairman of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. The seven-year veteran of the tribal council was elevated during a special election on Jan. 25, and sworn into office on Saturday (Feb. 8). He fills leadership posts vacated by Matt Wesaw, who retired in October.
9:49 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Michigan Indian tribe at center of U.S. Supreme Court case

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Case has implications for possible legal action involving Native American businesses such as casinos
WASHINGTON - A small, shuttered casino in a tiny Up North town is at the center of a case coming before the U.S. Supreme Court today that could redefine when American Indian tribes can be sued and under what conditions.
7:34 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Little Traverse Bay Odawa Indians approve gay marriage

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First ceremony to be performed Friday. Tribal sovereignty shields marriages from Michigan's ban on same-sex unions
HARBOR SPRINGS -- Planning a wedding in less than a week doesn't bother either Tim LaCroix or Gene Barfield. Arrangements still undecided -- what to wear and who to call since there is no time to mail invitations -- seem not to bother the couple.