Ex-Tribe Head's Testimony Shows Lack Of Reservation: Mich.

Law360 (October 19, 2018, 8:03 PM EDT) -- Michigan told a federal court to deny a bid from The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians to trim claims in a suit seeking recognition of its boundaries, saying testimony from the former tribe chairman supports that a 1994 law was not intended to reaffirm the borders of the reservation prior to the 1870s.

Reiterating its opposition to the tribe's motion for partial summary judgment, the state said Wednesday that a June deposition from former tribe chairman Frank Ettawageshik supported Michigan's argument that the enactment of 1994 law — which reaffirmed the tribe's federally recognized status and any rights of...

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