Entries from News Archive 2008 tagged with 'potawatomi'

Turtle Talk: Frivolous claims in land-into-trust case

"Judge Leon ruled from the bench in this case on Monday, denying a TRO motion from Patchak, a member of 23 is Enough and MichGO (although he challenges that last part), to stop the trust acquisition of land in Allegan...

Nottawaseppi Huron Band won't pay local taxes

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi says it won't pay local taxes until the Michigan Tax Tribunal resolves its case. The tribe says it is owed a refund on more than $90,000 in township, school, county and state taxes. The...

Nottawaseppi Huron Band negotiates service deal

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi is negotiating a municipal services agreement with Athens Township in Michigan. The tribe proposed to pay $6,200 per year for fire and medical services on the Pine Creek Reservation. The township rejected the offer...

Prairie Band donates $20K to charity in Kansas

The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation donated $20,000 to a charity in Topeka, Kansas, that helps low-income families. Let's Help will use the money to help participants in its adult education/GED program. The tribe donated a total of $67,500 in the...

Town wants Nottawaseppi Huron Band to pay

The township of Athens, Michigan, is proposing a municipal services deal with the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi. The tribe's 120-acre reservation was placed in trust this summer. To account for the lack of property taxes, the township wants an...

Potawatomi descendants retrace Trail of Death

Potawatomi descendants are retracing the route their ancestors were forced to make 170 years ago. In September 1838, more than 850 Potawatomi in Indiana were marched out of the state at gunpoint. They were forced to walk 660 miles to...

Markers for Potawatomi Trail of Death sought in Indiana

A Potawatomi woman wants a county in Indiana to recognize the Potawatomi Trail of Death. In September 1863, more than 850 Potawatomi ancestors in Indiana were marched out of the state at gunpoint. They were forced to walk 660 miles...

Appeals court delays casino for Michigan tribe

A Michigan tribe's casino project was put in extended limbo on Friday so that an anti-gaming group can pursue an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, has...

Elderly couple arrested in Hannahville drug sweep

An elderly couple who have been married 25 years say they were tricked into committing a crime by FBI agents who are targeting the Hannahville Indian Community in Michigan. Edna Keezer, 60, and Reed Keezer, 55, say they aren't drug...

Jackie Taylor, Potawatomi legislator, dies at 73

Jackie Taylor, a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma, died on Tuesday. She was 73. Taylor was elected in March to serve in her tribe's newly created Legislature. She also served in the Oregon Legislature for four...

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