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Grand Traverse Band shares gaming revenues with community

Grand Traverse Band shares gaming revenues with community (January 30, 2020)

Since 1994, the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians has shared more than $41 million with local governments, schools and organizations in Michigan.

Grand Traverse Band chairman survives recall vote tied to casino project

Grand Traverse Band chairman survives recall vote tied to casino project (April 9, 2018)

The leader of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians narrowly survived a recall vote that was linked to his opposition to a new casino in Michigan.

Grand Traverse Band chairman faces recall after opposing new casino

Grand Traverse Band chairman faces recall after opposing new casino (March 27, 2018)

The leader of the Grand Traverse Band is facing a recall after questioning the Michigan tribe's gaming operations.

Grand Traverse Band arrests non-Indian for sexual assault at casino

Grand Traverse Band arrests non-Indian for sexual assault at casino (March 21, 2018)

A non-Indian man is facing numerous charges after being accused of sexual assault at the casino owned by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.

Grand Traverse Band shares gaming funds with local community

Grand Traverse Band shares gaming funds with local community (August 25, 2016)

Since 1994, the tribe has shared nearly $34.7 million with communities in a six-county area in Michigan.

Grand Traverse Band casino employees credited with saving life

Grand Traverse Band casino employees credited with saving life (July 1, 2016)

Frank Sams, a 61-year-old tribal member, collapsed after suffering a heart attack at the casino in Michigan.

Ex-employee of Grand Traverse Band blames theft on gambling addiction

Ex-employee of Grand Traverse Band blames theft on gambling addiction (April 13, 2016)

Michael Gerard Buchanan admitted that he purchased electronic equipment using tribal funds and sold the items without authorization.

Grand Traverse Band sends $833K in casino funds to community

Grand Traverse Band sends $833K in casino funds to community (February 16, 2016)

Since 1994, the tribe has shared nearly $34 million with non-profits, charities and governmental units in six counties in Michigan.

Grand Traverse Band opens restaurant across from gaming facility

Grand Traverse Band opens restaurant across from gaming facility (July 7, 2015)

The Ridge Microbrewery & Restaurant is located in a conference center that was acquired by the tribe.

Grand Traverse Band shares more than $880K in casino revenue

Grand Traverse Band shares more than $880K in casino revenue (February 12, 2015)

The amount was lower than the figures from the same period in the last four years.

Grand Traverse Band shares gaming revenues with community

Grand Traverse Band shares gaming revenues with community (August 12, 2014)

Revenue sharing amounts have dropped steadily in the last couple of years.

Tribes in Michigan continue Class III compact negotiations

Tribes in Michigan continue Class III compact negotiations (November 27, 2013)

Six tribes continue to engage in Class III gaming compact negotiations with the state of Michigan.

Six Michigan tribes in Class III gaming compact negotiations

Six Michigan tribes in Class III gaming compact negotiations (November 26, 2013)

Six tribes are in Class III gaming compact negotiations with the state of Michigan.

Radio: Michigan gaming compacts to expire on November 30

Radio: Michigan gaming compacts to expire on November 30 (November 25, 2013)

Class III gaming compacts between six tribes and the state of Michigan expire on November 30.

Editorial: Good compromise on Grand Traverse Band gaming funds

Editorial: Good compromise on Grand Traverse Band gaming funds (July 9, 2012)

"The Grand Traverse County board's decision to continue acting as a conduit for gambling revenue grants from the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians may cause more work for the county. But the compromise is also recognition that...

IPR: Grand Traverse Band shares $958K in gaming revenues

IPR: Grand Traverse Band shares $958K in gaming revenues (February 7, 2012)

"The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians is helping Suttons Bay Public Schools close a budget gap. The tribe awarded the district $180,000 yesterday in revenue sharing from its casino operations. All that money will go toward eliminating...

Mayor denies making racial slurs against     casino opponents

Mayor denies making racial slurs against casino opponents (January 31, 2012)

Mayor Virg Bernero of Lansing, Michigan, acknowledged using "strong language" against opponents of an off-reservation casino but he denied any racist intent against Native people. Bernero offered a "heartfelt and sincere apology" to anyone who was offended when he...

Mayor accused of making racial slurs in casino controversy

Mayor accused of making racial slurs in casino controversy (January 30, 2012)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe and the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians are accusing Lansing, Michigan, Mayor Virg Bernero of making racially insensitive remarks about their opposition to an off-reservation casino. Bernero reportedly said he was under fire from "bows...

IPR: Grand Traverse Band  names new CEO for casino resort

IPR: Grand Traverse Band names new CEO for casino resort (November 3, 2011)

"The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians has named a new CEO for its Grand Traverse Resort & Casinos. Richard Bailey, a tribal member and 15-year employee, has been named to lead the organization. Bailey has been general...

Grand Traverse man a spokesman  for  anti-gaming group

Grand Traverse man a spokesman for anti-gaming group (April 22, 2010)

James Nye, a member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, is serving as spokesperson of Protect MI Vote, a group opposed to the expansion of gaming in Michigan. The group opposes a proposal to authorize casinos...

Grand Traverse Band to improve   casino roads

Grand Traverse Band to improve casino roads (September 17, 2008)

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians will use $2.2 million in federal funds to improve roads at its casino. The tribe is using its Indian Reservation Road money to fund the project. Roads around the Grand Traverse...

Grand Traverse Band touts new casino as  'green'

Grand Traverse Band touts new casino as 'green' (June 25, 2008)

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians opened a new casino on Tuesday that the tribe is touting as environmentally friendly. The tribe built the $116 million Turtle Creek Casino and Hotel based on LEED (Leadership in...

Decline in Grand Traverse Band casino payments

Decline in Grand Traverse Band casino payments (February 27, 2008)

For the third year in a row, casino revenue sharing payments from the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians in Michigan have declined. Twice a year, the tribe shares 2 percent of slot machine revenues with local governments....

Grand Traverse Band to distribute gaming funds

Grand Traverse Band to distribute gaming funds (December 6, 2007)

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians will be distributing an estimated $1 million in casino revenues this winter. Under a consent decree, the tribe shares 2 percent of slot machine revenues with local governments. Distributions occur twice...