A Level of Trust

Advertisements Children are willing to trust on a higher level. As I was preparing the 7 year old boy for bed last night he was very happy indeed. It was time alone with the “Grandpa” for a change and he was sure it was one of the best nights alone, as I let him play on his tablet. He really

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Hannahville Indian Community 2016 Data

Advertisements Hannahville Indian Community is a small Indian reservation experiencing more social division. With less than 400 employable tribal members living on the reservation, poverty is still an issue as more professional jobs are created. Historically most tribal government programs give preference to tribal members. Preference standards are applied in an attempt to alleviate racial, class and other discriminatory acts

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Tribal enforcement of Whitmer COVID standards

Advertisements Hannahville Indian Community is a sovereign nation, also considered a sovereign-dependent, as we accept funding and make agreements with the sovereign Federal Governments. One of our dependent requirements of a tribe is to negotiate matters not regulated by the Federal government with State governments where Tribal governments are located. Indian gaming is a classic example of the “memorandums of

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Whitmore shuts down tribal officials

Advertisements The Hannahville Indian Community Tribal Government succumbed to the will of the state of Michigan and decided to reopen the tribal economy in six more days. Initial indications are Governor Whitmore threatened police action against Michigan residents who may support the tribal casino with their patronage. Tribal officials apparently agreed to change its plans and wait for an additional

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Tribal Council Reopens Economy

Advertisements The tribal government has given approval to the CEO Board to resume operations for the tribal and local rural economies of Bark-River, Wilson, Gourley and Escanaba townships in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The 12-person tribal council, the governing body of the tribal community, has given the Community Economic Oversight Board authority to reopen gaming and government operations. These

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Governance for Accountability

Advertisements Corporate Governance has become ineffective due to conflicting managerial and executive leadership in the community. These roles have been centralized under the control of the governing body controlling the only share available to voters. Through the issuance of a Corporate Charter by the tribal council the Commercial Enterprise Oversight board has controlled that interest since August of 2000. The

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A Boy Named Robbie

Advertisements After learning to read one of my favorite books was about a boy who was severely abused as a child, and his name was Robbie. Many abuse victims never get real help and seek answers from the abuse experience of others. This book was my go to resource to remind myself that others have it much worse than I.

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The Cheif and I : Tribal and government pay

Advertisements There’s a huge difference between tribal pay and government pay on the reservation and it stinks! It has established a basis for tribal corruption ever since the tribal council started handing out board stipends and bonus checks given through manipulating the budget process! This year tribal members get no bonuses or increases in available resources meant for tribal members

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