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Navajo Nation resorts to food drive as longest government shutdown continues
Navajo Nation resorts to food drive as longest government shutdown continues (January 24, 2019)

Tribes are growing increasingly alarmed by the never-ending government shutdown that has no solution in sight.


Another tribe asserts authority over non-Indians as VAWA remains in limbo
Another tribe asserts authority over non-Indians as VAWA remains in limbo (November 2, 2018)

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians is the latest to comply with the Violence Against Women Act, which recognizes the 'inherent' authority of tribes.


'We were here first': Tribes say Line 5 pipeline tunnel ignores treaty rights
'We were here first': Tribes say Line 5 pipeline tunnel ignores treaty rights (October 15, 2018)

Tribes want a seat at the table in talks over a pipeline that runs through their treaty territory.


Grand Traverse Band wasn't consulted about ill-timed visit by Christopher Columbus replica ships
Grand Traverse Band wasn't consulted about ill-timed visit by Christopher Columbus replica ships (August 16, 2017)

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians is on the waters in Michigan to document the arrival of two Christopher Columbus replica ships.


Bad River Band calls for removal of aging pipeline on reservation
Bad River Band calls for removal of aging pipeline on reservation (January 12, 2017)

The Line 5 pipeline has been transporting oil through the reservation since 1953.


Grand Traverse Band objects to settlement for oil pipeline spills
Grand Traverse Band objects to settlement for oil pipeline spills (September 20, 2016)

The Michigan tribe is calling for a full environmental review of an oil pipeline that crosses through treaty territory.


County might end Grand Traverse Band land-into-trust appeal
County might end Grand Traverse Band land-into-trust appeal (June 30, 2016)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs approved the tribe's application for 12 acres but the land has been in limbo for more than three years.


Former leader of Grand Traverse Band sentenced for sex crimes
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Former leader of Grand Traverse Band sentenced for sex crimes (May 4, 2016)

Derek Bailey will spend at least 25 years in prison after being sentenced in two different sexual abuse cases.


Former leader of Grand Traverse Band found guilty of sex crimes
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Former leader of Grand Traverse Band found guilty of sex crimes (April 11, 2016)

Derek Bailey faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years after being convicted of abusing a minor in Michigan.


Former employee accused of cheating Grand Traverse Band
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Former employee accused of cheating Grand Traverse Band (November 24, 2015)

Michael Gerard Buchanan was the information technology director for the Michigan tribe for more than 14 years.


Former leader of Grand Traverse Band guilty of sex crimes
Former leader of Grand Traverse Band guilty of sex crimes (November 9, 2015)

Derek Bailey was found guilty of abusing a minor victim but was acquitted in connection with a second one.


IBIA rejects challenge to Grand Traverse Band land-into-trust bid
IBIA rejects challenge to Grand Traverse Band land-into-trust bid (October 1, 2015)

Grand Traverse County argued that the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar barred the acquisition of about 159 acres.


Grand Traverse Band holds memorial for first chair Ardith Harris
Grand Traverse Band holds memorial for first chair Ardith Harris (September 9, 2015)

Ardith 'Dodie' Harris, who died on August 1 at the age of 67, was the first and only woman to lead the Michigan tribe.


Former Grand Traverse Band leader faces more abuse charges
Former Grand Traverse Band leader faces more abuse charges (August 21, 2015)

Former chairman and former council member Derek Bailey is being accused of abusing minors in two different counties in Michigan.


Grand Traverse Band purchases interest in development project
Grand Traverse Band purchases interest in development project (August 20, 2015)

The tribe's economic development corporation invested in a retail, housing and commercial development in Acme, Michigan.


New search made in case of missing Grand Traverse Band teen
New search made in case of missing Grand Traverse Band teen (August 6, 2015)

Augustine 'Auggie' Floyd, age 18, was last seen on October 12. 2007.


Grand Traverse Band leader facing abuse charges resigns position
Grand Traverse Band leader facing abuse charges resigns position (July 9, 2015)

Derek Bailey, a former chairman of the tribe, is facing five sexual assault charges involving two underage victims.


Council member of Grand Traverse Band accused of assault
Council member of Grand Traverse Band accused of assault (May 11, 2015)

Derek Bailey is accused of sexually assaulting two victims, including one who was under the age of 13.


Derek Bailey: Grand Traverse Band aims to protect sacred water
Derek Bailey: Grand Traverse Band aims to protect sacred water (April 8, 2015)

The GTB currently is involved as a lead entity in a very complex river restoration project here locally in Traverse City, as the dams along the Boardman River are removed and restored to a natural state.


Editorial: Grand Traverse leader George Bennett was inspiration
Editorial: Grand Traverse leader George Bennett was inspiration (January 12, 2015)

George Bennett was remembered as a fighter who helped lead the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians through some of its most tumultuous — and successful — times.


Radio: Grand Traverse Band sees strong interest in new court
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Radio: Grand Traverse Band sees strong interest in new court (February 4, 2014)

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians has launched a new peacemakers court.


Grand Traverse Band  to reinstate employees for gun incident
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Grand Traverse Band to reinstate employees for gun incident (June 21, 2013)

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians in Michigan will reinstate employees who were involved in a gun incident.


Judge dismisses Grand Traverse Band invasive species lawsuit
Judge dismisses Grand Traverse Band invasive species lawsuit (December 4, 2012)

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians and five states lost a lawsuit aimed at preventing an invasive species from entering the Great Lakes. Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio...


Grand Traverse Band submitted land-into-trust application
Grand Traverse Band submitted land-into-trust application (September 14, 2012)

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians has submitted a land-into-trust application to the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The tribe wants 170 acres in trust for various economic...


Derek Bailey, Grand Traverse chairman, ends US House bid
Derek Bailey, Grand Traverse chairman, ends US House bid (April 24, 2012)

Derek Bailey, the chairman of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, has ended his campaign for Michigan's 1st Congressional District. Bailey was seeking the Democratic nomination for...


Native News Network: On campaign trail with Derek Bailey
Native News Network: On campaign trail with Derek Bailey (April 16, 2012)

""What do we tell pregnant women, who are nursing, and our children about eating fish out of Lake Michigan?" asked Congressional candidate Derek Bailey to a group of supporters at...


6th Circuit orders  a new trial in Grand Traverse abuse case
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6th Circuit orders a new trial in Grand Traverse abuse case (March 21, 2012)

The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a new trial for a man who was accused of sexual abuse at a government building of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa...


IPR: Humanitarian  award goes to Grand Traverse employee
IPR: Humanitarian award goes to Grand Traverse employee (March 14, 2012)

"This year's Sara Hardy Humanitarian Award in Traverse City will go to a woman who has advocated for better foster care placements for American Indian children, Helen Cook. Indian nations...


Grand Traverse Band  names   executive at tribal corporation
Grand Traverse Band names executive at tribal corporation (November 15, 2011)

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians named Richard Bailey as chief executive officer of its Economic Development Corporation. Bailey is a tribal member. He's worked for the...


Levi Rickert: More American Indians need to be on the ballots
Levi Rickert: More American Indians need to be on the ballots (October 10, 2011)

"With the brilliant colors of yellow, orange and red leaves on thousands of trees, autumn is a beautiful time of the year in Upper Michigan. Coupled with the shoreline of...


Grand Traverse Band questioned for tribal government layoffs
Grand Traverse Band questioned for tribal government layoffs (October 6, 2011)

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan has begun to lay off some employees of the tribal government. Exact numbers weren't reported but anywhere from 10-15...


Derek Bailey, Grand Traverse Band chair,   to run for Congress
Derek Bailey, Grand Traverse Band chair, to run for Congress (September 30, 2011)

Derek Bailey, the chairman of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, is running for Congress. Bailey is seeking the Democratic nod for Michigan's 1st Congressional District. He...


Star basketball player donates jersey to Grand Traverse Band
Star basketball player donates jersey to Grand Traverse Band (June 24, 2011)

Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians held a send-off for Dwaun Anderson, a tribal member who received a full scholarship to Michigan State University. The tribe held...


Grand Traverse Band cuts budget amid national recession
Grand Traverse Band cuts budget amid national recession (May 25, 2011)

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan has weathered the economic recession but the tribe has cut its budget to save costs. In 2005, the budget...


Interview with Derek Bailey, chairman of Grand Traverse Band
Interview with Derek Bailey, chairman of Grand Traverse Band (January 19, 2011)

"Tribal Chairman Derek Bailey of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (the GTB) hopes to strengthen relationships between the tribe, the State of Michigan, and local units...


Derek Bailey: Strenghtening government-to-government relations
Derek Bailey: Strenghtening government-to-government relations (January 5, 2011)

"This past October, at the Great Lakes Bioneers conference held at Northwestern Michigan College, I participated in a presentation with Traverse City Mayor Chris Bzdok. Our presentation focused on "Participating...