State Rep. David LaGrand (D-Grand Rapids) announced the introduction of a resolution urging the U.S. Department of the Interior to approve the Grand River Bands of Ottawa Indians’ petition for federal recognition.
Category: Federal Recognition
Michigan Senators join call for federal recognition of Grand River Bands
Lawmakers sent a letter to the U.S. Department of the Interior requesting an expedited decision and urgent action on the Grand River Bands request for federal recognition.
Senators press Interior Dept. to issue findings on Grand River Bands’ petition for federal recognition
Michigan lawmakers asked the U.S. Department of the Interior to expedite its review of the Grand River Bands petition.
Commemorating, but not celebrating, the bicentennial of the treaty that ceded West Michigan
Grand River Bands members gathered along the banks of the Grand River to mark the bicentennial of the treaty that made the city of Grand Rapids possible.
After 27 years, Grand River Bands of Ottawa Indians continues to fight for federal recognition
Despite a 27-year effort, the tribe’s approximately 600 enrolled members remain in limbo when it comes to exercising their rights as citizens of a sovereign tribal nation.