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Pow Wow beats the heat

Pow Wow beats the heat

by Nancy Besonen Participants and visitors felt both the beat and the heat this past weekend at the 38th annual Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s (KBIC) Maawanji-iding Pow Wow at the… Read more »

Encourage drivers to SLOW DOWN

Encourage drivers to SLOW DOWN

by Chris Ford Those traversing US-41 through Baraga may have noticed a new road sign at each end of the Baraga village business corridor. The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC)… Read more »

Pressure on fisheries raising tension; KBNRD focus on stocking, assessment and education; Agencies coordinating to manage Superior fishery

Pressure on fisheries raising tension; KBNRD focus on stocking, assessment and education; Agencies coordinating to manage Superior fishery

by Barry Drue Keweenaw Bay Natural Resources Department (KBNRD) wants people to know more about its management and support of Lake Superior and inland water fisheries. KBIC licenses between 15 and 20 commercial fishers, mostly using small boats and hand-pulling… Read more »

Sexual Assault Awareness: A victim shares his story

Sexual Assault Awareness: A victim shares his story

by Nancy Besonen Vincent Schilling shared his past and present at a Sexual Assault Awareness event Friday, April 22, 2016 at the Ojibwa Casino Hotel in Baraga. Hosted by the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s Office… Read more »

KBOCC ‘STEM’ for 6-12 graders

KBOCC ‘STEM’ for 6-12 graders

by Nancy Besonen The end of the school day marks just the beginning of learning opportunities at the KBOCC STEM Academy in Baraga. From Archery to Violin with Forensic Science Labs in the middle, the academy offers… Read more »

UPEC, KBIC ‘Celebrate the UP’

UPEC, KBIC ‘Celebrate the UP’

by Barry Drue The Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition celebrated the UP and the grassroots group’s 40th year with a day and a half of special events and an annual meeting. The group was hosted by Keweenaw Bay Indian… Read more »

Tribe holds reorganization

Tribe holds reorganization

  by Chris Ford Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) Tribal Council President Warren “Chris” Swartz, and the rest of the council’s executive council, were reappointed for another year at the group’s Jan. 9, 2016, regular council meeting. For… Read more »

‘Little Eagles’ Great Start for 4 year-olds

‘Little Eagles’ Great Start for 4 year-olds

  Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College began offering a new program for four year-olds on Nov. 1, 2015. Nine students are currently enrolled. The program is income-based for at risk children. It is funded by the Michigan Department… Read more »

Pre-1500 feast celebrates native roots

Pre-1500 feast celebrates native roots

by Nancy Besonen The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community and company enjoyed a taste of the distant past last Thursday at a feast held at Zeba Hall in L’Anse. The meal consisted of foods available to the… Read more »

Large crowd enjoys successful pow wow

Large crowd enjoys successful pow wow

  by Chris Ford An estimated 1,000 visitors joined approximately 650 dancers for the July 24-26, 2015, 37th annual Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s (KBIC) Maawanji’iding Pow Wow at the community’s Ojibwa Campground north of Baraga. The event actually began earlier… Read more »

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