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Displaying items tagged: Bay Mills Indian Community

Sunday, 09 October 2022 19:33

People in the News: Oct. 10, 2022

People in the News: A roundup of new hires, promotions and awards in West Michigan.

Published in Talent
Friday, 10 December 2021 17:12

Tribal leaders say state’s consultations on Line 5 are lacking

A little more than a year after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered Enbridge to shut down the Line 5 pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac, the state retreated on its key lawsuit seeking to close the twin pipelines.

Published in Energy
Thursday, 10 June 2021 10:05

Former Michigan tribal leader faces Senate questioning for top Bureau of Indian Affairs job

WASHINGTON — Former Bay Mills Indian Community Chairperson Bryan Newland told a Senate committee how his firsthand experience growing up on a reservation in Michigan’s eastern Upper Peninsula would shape his perspective if confirmed to lead the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Published in Economic Development

Friday, 23 April 2021 14:53

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. 

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 25 January 2021 06:00

Tribally owned professional services group rebrands, expands during pandemic

DOWAGIAC — Seven Generations Group, a professional services portfolio of companies, is rebranding and has also managed to grow its portfolio with the formation of Blue Star Integrative Studio, a full-service architecture firm based in Tulsa, Okla., and the spin off of Kalamazoo-based Steelhead Engineering Co. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 30 August 2020 17:17

‘SO FAR APART:’ U.P. tribe’s venture into cannabis highlights tension with state as potential compact talks continue

Since the Bay Mills Indian Community announced plans in August to launch a vertically integrated cannabis business, accusations about the state’s unwillingness to work with the tribe and the state’s own relative silence highlight what tribal experts say is a complicated web of state regulation and tribal sovereignty.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 23 August 2020 18:58

With vertically integrated cannabis startup, U.P. tribe forges own path to economic diversification

BRIMLEY — The Bay Mills Indian Community views the marijuana industry as a key way for the tribe to diversify its economy, which has been devastated by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Published in Economic Development
Thursday, 13 August 2020 17:02

Tribes granted permission to assert treaty rights in Line 5 tunnel case

LANSING — Four Michigan tribes have been granted permission to participate in a regulatory case involving plans to tunnel the Line 5 pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac, giving three of them an opportunity to formally assert their treaty rights this way for the first time.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 19 July 2020 17:24

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.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 19 July 2020 17:23

Treaty rights at center of tribal opposition to Line 5 pipeline, tunnel

An oil spill in the Straits of Mackinac would not only be an environmental disaster, but also it would threaten the economic livelihoods of tribes who fish the area while devastating a vital cultural site.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 19 July 2020 17:06

Settlement funds aim to bolster tribal agriculture economy

settlement fund created from a landmark 2010 class action lawsuit is providing tens of millions of dollars to help tribes bolster agricultural companies, including access to critical lending needed to jumpstart operations.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 13 July 2020 14:32

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.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 05 July 2020 10:04

MiBiz Growth Report: July 5, 2020

Here is the MiBiz growth report for July 5, 2020.

Published in Economic Development
Tuesday, 23 June 2020 17:04

Little River Casino partners with Chicago firm for sports betting, online gaming

MANISTEE — The Little River Casino Resort has partnered with a Chicago-based online gaming operator to run a sportsbook inside the Northern Michigan casino. 

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 25 May 2020 14:35

Seven Generations A+E transitions to remote work to deliver ongoing federal projects

KALAMAZOO — Even as construction and development projects came to a halt for several weeks as states and the nation reacted to the spread of COVID-19, Seven Generations Architecture & Engineering LLC has remained busy. 

Published in Manufacturing

Thursday, 09 April 2020 04:03

Michigan tribes awarded $4.5 million in COVID-19 funding from HUD

Michigan’s 12 federally recognized Native American tribes have been awarded $4.5 million in block grants for affordable housing activities to protect the health and safety of their tribal citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Published in Economic Development
Friday, 31 January 2020 05:45

U.P. tribe acquires grocery store

BRIMLEY — A division of the Bay Mills Indian Community, based in the eastern Upper Peninsula, has signed an agreement to acquire Four Season’s Market Inc., a grocery store in Brimley, Mich.

Published in Economic Development