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Keweenaw Bay Indian Community secures federal permit to manufacture tobacco
Business

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community secures federal permit to manufacture tobacco (December 12, 2017)

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community is joining the tobacco manufacturing business and is partnering with an Indian owned firm..

Appeals court bars tribal citizen from entering county in Michigan
Law

Appeals court bars tribal citizen from entering county in Michigan (April 7, 2017)

Eugene Rantanen wasn't banished by the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community. Instead, he asked to be exiled from his tribe's reservation.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community mourns loss of two firefighters
Law | National

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community mourns loss of two firefighters (August 31, 2016)

James Shelifoe, 23, and Alan Swartz, 25, were killed in an accident while their crew was on its way to fight a fire.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community criticizes seizure of tobacco
Business | Canada | Law

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community criticizes seizure of tobacco (February 17, 2016)

The state of Michigan claims the cigarettes, which were manufactured by a company based on a First Nation in Canada, didn't bear state tax stamps.

First woman to lead KBIC Myrtle Tolonen passes on at age 80
National

First woman to lead KBIC Myrtle Tolonen passes on at age 80 (November 18, 2015)

In addition to serving the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community with distinction, Myrtle Tolonen was a two-time breast cancer survivor and a breast cancer advocate.

Tribes to access criminal databases with DOJ pilot project
Law | National

Tribes to access criminal databases with DOJ pilot project (November 6, 2015)

The tribes will be gain access to national criminal databases as required by the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community backs trail through reservation
Environment | Health

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community backs trail through reservation (September 29, 2015)

The 12-mile trail would provide walking, hiking, biking and other recreational opportunities for the Michigan tribe and the community.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community backs marriage equality law
Law | National

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community backs marriage equality law (June 10, 2015)

Tribal members endorsed the change in law in a non-binding referendum last December.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community to honor Civil War veterans
National

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community to honor Civil War veterans (May 21, 2015)

The Marquette Regional History Center is hosting an event titled Remembering and Honoring the Civil War Ogichidaa.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community weighs marijuana referendum
Law | National | Politics

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community weighs marijuana referendum (March 16, 2015)

President Warren 'Chris' Swartz said he has already seen resistance from the state attorney general.

Lynn Armitage: KBIC entrepreneur helps other Indian businesses
Business | National

Lynn Armitage: KBIC entrepreneur helps other Indian businesses (March 12, 2015)

If Thomas Carlson has his way, all Indian businesses would be listed on a new website he launched this past January called BuyIndianAct.org.

In These Times: Keweenaw Bay Indian Community fights mines
Environment

In These Times: Keweenaw Bay Indian Community fights mines (March 13, 2014)

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community of Michigan is fighting mining activities on its treaty lands in Michigan.

Group says KBIC land-into-trust bid will harm local economy
Business | Trust

Group says KBIC land-into-trust bid will harm local economy (January 30, 2013)

A group of non-Indian gas stations in Michigan commissioned a study to bolster their opposition to the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community land-into-trust application. The Upper Peninsula Petroleum Association claims the...

Michigan governor opposes KBIC land-into-trust application
Business | Trust

Michigan governor opposes KBIC land-into-trust application (January 18, 2013)

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) is opposing the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community land-into-trust application. The tribe plans to use a small property in Marquette Township for a gas station. Snyder's...

OPB: Keweenaw Bay Indian Community fights big mining project
Environment

OPB: Keweenaw Bay Indian Community fights big mining project (June 25, 2012)

"The Eagle Project mine is just inland from Lake Superior in the central part of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Credit: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Head in any direction on Michigan’s...

Gas station executive calls Michigan tribe 'thieves' and 'felons'
Business | National | Trust

Gas station executive calls Michigan tribe 'thieves' and 'felons' (June 14, 2012)

Gas stations in Michigan have pulled The Marquette Mining Journal from the stands due to the paper's support for the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s land-into-trust application.

Tribes to discuss mining activies with United Nations official
Environment | Law | World

Tribes to discuss mining activies with United Nations official (May 3, 2012)

Two tribes are discussing mining activities on their traditional lands with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa...

Robert Voakes,    Keweenaw Bay soldier, killed in Afghanistan
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Robert Voakes, Keweenaw Bay soldier, killed in Afghanistan (June 14, 2011)

Robert Voakes Jr., a member of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community in Michigan, was laid to rest on Monday. Voakes, 21, was killed during an insurgent attack in Afghanistan...