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 …