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Tribe invests in safety

Tribe invests in safety

by Barry Drue The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community is partnering with a company that has patented a four-foot rescue boat/buoy that can remotely save the life of a person in trouble in the water. KBIC’s… Read more »

Great support for firefighters

Great support for firefighters

by Melissa Lehto Crowds lined the roadway from Minneapolis, MN, to Reid’s Funeral Service in L’Anse as the bodies of the two young firefighters, Alan “AJ” Swartz and James “Jimmy” Shelifoe, were escorted home on Tuesday, Aug 30,… Read more »

Outpouring of support in tragedy; Communities reach out to Beartown crew

Outpouring of support in tragedy; Communities reach out to Beartown crew

by Melissa Lehto Following a catastrophic double-fatality crash of a Beartown Firefighters truck Saturday, Aug 27, 2016, in Blaine, MN, the community once again stands strong to help support grieving family members. A total of nine firefighters were in… Read more »

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 »

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