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Nottawaseppi Huron Band invests casino funds in unique projectFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Public Relations
Nottawaseppi Huron Band invests casino funds in unique project
Posted: April 20, 2017
The Fire Hub consists of a restaurant and pantry aimed at helping the community in Battle Creek, Michigan.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band addresses education in new casino dealFiled Under: Compacts | Federal Register | Public Relations
Nottawaseppi Huron Band addresses education in new casino deal
Posted: January 5, 2017
The Michigan Native American Heritage Fund can be used to help schools eliminate harmful mascots.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band puts casino food to good use at pantryFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Public Relations
Nottawaseppi Huron Band puts casino food to good use at pantry
Posted: November 14, 2016
The Fire Hub in Battle Creek, Michigan, will offer a pantry, a restaurant and space for community gardens.

Former Nottawaseppi Huron Band employee sentenced for theftFiled Under: Public Relations
Former Nottawaseppi Huron Band employee sentenced for theft
Posted: August 30, 2016
John Earl Seiler, 59, admitted he took more than $27,000 from the Michigan tribe's casino hotel.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band breaks ground on gas station by casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Nottawaseppi Huron Band breaks ground on gas station by casino
Posted: April 5, 2016
The FireKeepers Pit Stop at the FireKeepers Casino Hotel will feature a gas station, convenience store and car wash.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band shares a record $21.9M in gaming revenuesFiled Under: Compacts
Nottawaseppi Huron Band shares a record $21.9M in gaming revenues
Posted: February 17, 2016
The success of the FireKeepers Casino Hotel continues to benefit the state of Michigan and local communities.

Sault Tribe awaits movement on off-reservation gaming projectsFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Sault Tribe awaits movement on off-reservation gaming projects
Posted: January 26, 2016
The tribe filed land-into-trust applications for two sites in Michigan in June 2014 but there's been little concrete progress at the federal level.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band casino executive seeks personal touchFiled Under: Public Relations
Nottawaseppi Huron Band casino executive seeks personal touch
Posted: January 12, 2016
Brian Decorah, the president and CEO of the FireKeepers Casino in Michigan, is trying to get to know as many of the 1,700 employees as possible.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band names Brian Decorah as leader of casinoFiled Under: Public Relations
Nottawaseppi Huron Band names Brian Decorah as leader of casino
Posted: January 5, 2016
The Ho-Chunk Nation citizen will serve as president and CEO of the FireKeepers Casino in Battle Creek, Michigan.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band uses casino funds to grow economyFiled Under: Business Deals
Nottawaseppi Huron Band uses casino funds to grow economy
Posted: October 26, 2015
Gaming represents 75 percent of the tribe's $30 million budget but leaders are working to change that for the future.

Mayor believes BIA decision coming soon on Sault Tribe casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Mayor believes BIA decision coming soon on Sault Tribe casino
Posted: August 12, 2015
The land-into-trust application for a site Lansing, Michigan, has been pending for 11 months.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band looks into data breach at casinoFiled Under: Public Relations | Regulation
Nottawaseppi Huron Band looks into data breach at casino
Posted: May 13, 2015
The tribe replaced the cash registers at FireKeepers Casino after reports of the potential theft of credit card and debit card numbers.

Defendant pleads in  Saginaw Chippewa Tribe casino robberyFiled Under: Public Relations
Defendant pleads in Saginaw Chippewa Tribe casino robbery
Posted: May 8, 2015
The victim was lured to the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort after he won $2,500 at another tribal facility in Michigan.

Defendant pleas in robbery at Saginaw Chippewa Tribe's casinoFiled Under: Public Relations
Defendant pleas in robbery at Saginaw Chippewa Tribe's casino
Posted: March 5, 2015
The victim was lured to the casino after he won $2,500 at another tribal facility in Michigan.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band shares $20.4M in gaming revenuesFiled Under: Compacts
Nottawaseppi Huron Band shares $20.4M in gaming revenues
Posted: February 13, 2015
The tribe contributed $15.3 million to the state and $5 million to local governments.

Robbery victim won $2500 at Nottawaseppi Huron Band's casinoFiled Under: Regulation
Robbery victim won $2500 at Nottawaseppi Huron Band's casino
Posted: December 5, 2014
The 23-year-old victim was robbed at gunpoint by an acquaintance who know he had won money at the casino.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band reopens casino after electrical work">Filed Under: Public Relations
Nottawaseppi Huron Band reopens casino after electrical work
Posted: September 26, 2014
The work at the FireKeepers Casino came after the facility suffered a minor electrical fire and power outage.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band reopens casino after electrical fire">Filed Under: Public Relations
Nottawaseppi Huron Band reopens casino after electrical fire
Posted: September 22, 2014
About 350 customers and employees were evacuated after a small electrical fire occurred away from the gaming floor

Sault Tribe faces opposition to off-reservation gaming projectsFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Land Acquisitions
Sault Tribe faces opposition to off-reservation gaming projects
Posted: June 23, 2014
Opponents include the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians and the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe.

Sault Tribe eyes speedy approval for gaming land applicationsFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Sault Tribe eyes speedy approval for gaming land applications
Posted: June 12, 2014
Michigan attorney general and two tribes hope to block two off-reservation casinos.

Michigan tribes question Sault Tribe off-reservation casino planFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts
Michigan tribes question Sault Tribe off-reservation casino plan
Posted: June 11, 2014
The Nottawaseppi Huron Band and the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe say off-reservation casinos violate the Class III gaming compact.

Tribes: Supreme Court's gaming case puts sovereignty at riskFiled Under: Litigation | Opinion
Tribes: Supreme Court's gaming case puts sovereignty at risk
Posted: September 19, 2013
Homer Mandoka, the chairman of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indains, and Dennis Kequom, the chief of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe, discuss Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band  considers options to expand casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Nottawaseppi Huron Band considers options to expand casino
Posted: June 25, 2013
Executive say the goal is to use the land for entertainment, commercial and other options.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band gaming grants go to communityFiled Under: Compacts
Nottawaseppi Huron Band gaming grants go to community
Posted: May 15, 2013
The tribe shared $187,875 with local schools and governments.

Pokagon Band  ranks at top of Michigan's tribal casino industryFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Pokagon Band ranks at top of Michigan's tribal casino industry
Posted: April 3, 2013
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians saw a slot machine take of $334 million in 2012, the largest of any tribe in Michigan, The Grand Rapids Business Journal reported. The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe ranked second, with a take of $291...

Tribal Leaders: Oppose Sault Tribe off-reservation casino bidFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation | Opinion
Tribal Leaders: Oppose Sault Tribe off-reservation casino bid
Posted: March 25, 2013
Rendering of the proposed Kewadin Lansing Casino. Homer Mandoka, the chairman of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians, and Dennis Kequom, the chief of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe, explain their opposition to an off-reservation casino for the Sault...

Nottawaseppi Huron Band shares $20.2M in gaming revenuesFiled Under: Compacts
Nottawaseppi Huron Band shares $20.2M in gaming revenues
Posted: February 18, 2013
The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi in Michigan shared more than $20.2 million in gaming revenues on Friday. The tribe shared nearly $15.3 million with the state of Michigan. Another $4.9 million went to local communities. The tribe has...

Nottawaseppi Huron Band cuts casino police service contractFiled Under: Regulation
Nottawaseppi Huron Band cuts casino police service contract
Posted: February 6, 2013
The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi in Michigan has ended a police services agreement at its casino. The tribe agreed to pay Emmett Township for law enforcement services at the FireKeepers Casino. But now that the tribe has started...

Nottawaseppi Huron Band opens doors to new hotel at casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Nottawaseppi Huron Band opens doors to new hotel at casino
Posted: December 13, 2012
The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi in Michigan opened the doors to a new hotel at its casino. The hotel at the FireKeepers Casino features 242 rooms, an indoor pool, an exercise facility and a business center. There's also...

Proposal to expand non-Indian gaming still off Michigan ballotFiled Under: Litigation
Proposal to expand non-Indian gaming still off Michigan ballot
Posted: August 28, 2012
A proposal to authorize eight non-Indian casinos remains off the November ballot in Michigan. In a decision last Friday, the Michigan Supreme Court seemingly paved the way for the question to appear on the ballot. But the Board of State...

Michigan court blocks gaming expansion bid opposed by tribes Filed Under: Legislation | Litigation
Michigan court blocks gaming expansion bid opposed by tribes
Posted: August 15, 2012
The Michigan Court of Appeals on Tuesday blocked a gaming expansion question from appearing on the November ballot. The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians, the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe are part of a...

Nottawaseppi Huron Band sees big turnout for job fair at casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Nottawaseppi Huron Band sees big turnout for job fair at casino
Posted: July 17, 2012
A reported 1,300 people turned out for a casino job fair hosted by the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi in Michigan. The tribe is hiring about 320 people for the FireKeepers Casino. Most of the positions will be at...

Nottawaseppi Huron Band to host job fairs for casino expansionFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Nottawaseppi Huron Band to host job fairs for casino expansion
Posted: July 12, 2012
The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi in Michigan is hosting two jobs fairs at its casino. hotel. The tribe is adding 300 jobs to the FireKeepers Casino. It's part of an expansion that will bring a 242-room hotel and...

Nottawaseppi Huron Band  worried about non-Indian gaming bidFiled Under: Legislation
Nottawaseppi Huron Band worried about non-Indian gaming bid
Posted: June 6, 2012
The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians will host a meeting tomorrow to discuss a ballot initiative that would expand non-Indian gaming. The initiative authorizes up to eight casinos. The tribe says it also strips away the right of each...

Nottawaseppi Huron Band to buy  out casino managementFiled Under: Business Deals
Nottawaseppi Huron Band to buy out casino management
Posted: February 24, 2012
The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians in Michigan will buy out its casino management contract. Full House Resorts has been running the FireKeepers Casino since August 2009. The tribe reached a deal to buy out the remainder of the...

Nottawaseppi Huron Band holds  topping off for     casino hotelFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Nottawaseppi Huron Band holds topping off for casino hotel
Posted: February 1, 2012
The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi in Michigan held a topping off ceremony on Tuesday for its casino hotel. The tribe is adding a 242-room hotel to the FireKeepers Casino. Construction is expected to be complete this fall. "This...

Mayor denies making racial slurs against     casino opponentsFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Mayor denies making racial slurs against casino opponents
Posted: 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 controversyFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Public Relations
Mayor accused of making racial slurs in casino controversy
Posted: 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...

Another tribe opposed to  off-reservation casino in MichiganFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Another tribe opposed to off-reservation casino in Michigan
Posted: January 24, 2012
The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians announced plans for an off-reservation casino on Monday, drawing opposition from other Michigan tribes. The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe and the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians are already threatening a lawsuit....

Michigan's newest tribal casinos     share  nearly $32M with  stateFiled Under: Compacts
Michigan's newest tribal casinos share nearly $32M with state
Posted: November 29, 2011
Left to Right: Lindsay Vogelsberg (Rep. Bob Genetski's Office on behalf of State of Michigan); Punkin Shananaquet (Tribal Council); D.K. Sprague (Tribal Chairman); Mark DeYoung (Chairman, Allegan County Board of Commissioners); Norm Taylor (Superintendent Wayland Union Schools); Phyllis Davis...

Nottawaseppi Huron Band set to open casino hotel in 2012Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Nottawaseppi Huron Band set to open casino hotel in 2012
Posted: November 3, 2011
The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi in Michigan plans to open a hotel at its casino by late 2012. The tribe is adding a hotel and multi-purpose event center to the FireKeepers Casino. The eight-story hotel will feature...

Nottawaseppi Huron Band to celebrate 2nd birthday of casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Public Relations
Nottawaseppi Huron Band to celebrate 2nd birthday of casino
Posted: August 4, 2011
The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi in Michigan will celebrate the second anniversary of the FireKeepers Casino. The casino opened on August 5, 2009. Since then, the tribe has shared $21 million with the state and the local community....

Nottawaseppi  Huron Band starts work on casino expansion Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Nottawaseppi Huron Band starts work on casino expansion
Posted: May 3, 2011
The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians in Michigan broke ground on an expansion of the FireKeepers Casino. The tribe is adding a 242-room hotel, indoor pool, exercise facility, full service restaurant, business center and multi-purpose event center to...

Board distributes $4.86M in Nottawaseppi Huron    revenuesFiled Under: Compacts
Board distributes $4.86M in Nottawaseppi Huron revenues
Posted: April 19, 2011
Local governments will be receiving their share of $4.86 million from the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians of Michigan. The tribe shares 2 percent of slot machine winnings from the FireKeepers Casino. The FireKeepers Local Revenue Sharing Board approved...

Board looks at use of   Nottawaseppi Huron Band  gaming revenueFiled Under: Compacts
Board looks at use of Nottawaseppi Huron Band gaming revenue
Posted: March 15, 2011
Local communities will be getting their share of gaming revenues from the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians of Michigan. The tribe contributed $4.86 million in revenues from the FireKeepers Casino. The FireKeepers Local Revenue Sharing Board is now considering...

Nottawaseppi Huron Band looks to compete with   hotel at casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Nottawaseppi Huron Band looks to compete with hotel at casino
Posted: March 2, 2011
The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians in Michigan says the addition of a hotel to its casino will help the tribe stay competitive and draw more patrons. FireKeepers Casino opened in August 2009. Revenues have been greater than...

Nottawaseppi Huron Band announces expansion plan for casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Nottawaseppi Huron Band announces expansion plan for casino
Posted: March 1, 2011
The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians in Michigan announced an expansion of its casino. The tribe will add a 242-room hotel with an indoor pool, exercise facility, restaurant, and business center to the FireKeepers Casino. There'll also be a...

Nottawaseppi Huron Band  shares $9.7M in revenues with stateFiled Under: Compacts
Nottawaseppi Huron Band shares $9.7M in revenues with state
Posted: February 22, 2011
The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians shared $9.7 million in gaming revenues with the state of Michigan. The Class III gaming compact requires the tribe to share 4 percent of slot machine revenue with the state. That's in addition...

Nottawaseppi Huron Band  shares $4.86M in gaming revenuesFiled Under: Compacts
Nottawaseppi Huron Band shares $4.86M in gaming revenues
Posted: February 15, 2011
The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians shared $4.86 million in gaming revenues with local governments in Michigan. The payment covers a full year of operations at the FireKeepers Casino. The check was larger than expected. "The casino's received a...

Nottawaseppi Huron Band expected to share $4M in casino fundsFiled Under: Compacts
Nottawaseppi Huron Band expected to share $4M in casino funds
Posted: January 20, 2011
The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians is expected to share at least $4 million in gaming revenues with local communities in Michigan. The tribe opened the FireKeepers Casino in August 2009. The check for the first few months of...

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