Little River Band of Ottawa Indians’ Muskegon Co. Casino Project: Approved by Washington and Heading to Lansing

Tribe and community hopeful Governor Whitmer will approve Washington, D.C. — The United States Bureau of Indian Affairs has issued the Record of Decision and two-part determination for the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians’ Muskegon County casino project.  This announcement completes the necessary Federal approvals; the process now moves to the State of Michigan where the Tribe will work …

Little River Band of Ottawa Indians’ Muskegon Co. Casino Project reaches new Milestone in Federal Approval Process

Washington, D.C. — The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians’ Muskegon County casino project is taking a significant step forward in its approval process. Tomorrow, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) will formally publish a Notice Availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Little River Band’s Fee-to-Trust and casino project at a former racetrack in Fruitport Township. “This is an …

Little River distributes over $60K to local charities

This summer, the Little River Casino Resort’s 19th annual Charity Golf Outing brought in $63,206, which was officially distributed on Friday to eight area nonprofit organizations (Dylan Savela/News Advocate) MANISTEE – Over the past 19 years, the Little River Casino Resort has raised more than $800,000 to benefit various charitable organizations in the area through its annual Charity Golf…

LRBOI makes $20,000 donation to Forest Festival fireworks show

MANISTEE – Three times the fun is coming to Manistee National Forest Festival fireworks show this year. The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians/Little River Casino Resort donated $20,000 to the festival for the fireworks. It is something that Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce president Stacie Bytwork said is going to thrill those attending this year’s event.  “We are super …

Thousands of lake sturgeon released to increase population

(WPBN/WGTU) – The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and several partners released nearly 6,000 juvenile lake sturgeon into various public waters across the state this summer and fall. Juvenile lake sturgeon were collected from the wild during April and May and reared in streamside facilities until they were large enough to tag. Most fish were tagged prior to being released …

More than 100 sturgeon released on Saturday

MANISTEE COUNTY — Children and adults alike plunged their hands into buckets filled with small lake sturgeon, and carefully dipped each one into the Manistee River with well wishes on their new journey. The 14th annual Nmé (Sturgeon) Release was held by the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians (LRBOI) on Saturday at Rainbow Bend Boat Launch. The LRBOI Natural …

LRBOI to conduct sturgeon study

MANISTEE — For the first time in nearly 17 years, the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians (LRBOI) will be conducting an assessment of the Manistee River adult spawning population of lake sturgeon. In the Anishinabek language, sturgeon is known by the name of nmé and is the grandfather fish. Today the North American temperate freshwater fish is a protected …

Little River Band of Ottawa Indians holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for Unique Housing Development in Fruitport Township

Fruitport Twp., Mich.— The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians (LRBOI) and Dirk Stone Real Estate held a groundbreaking ceremony today for their housing development project in Fruitport Township. The development is called Odeno, which means “a place of many hearts” or a “village” in the Tribe’s native Anisinaabe language.  The event kicked off at 11 A.M. at the site …