Native Americans


Remains At Road Work Site IDed As Native American

Officials say human remains found at the site of a road resurfacing project in Michigan’s northeastern Lower Peninsula have been identified as being those of American Indians.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/08/2012

Anthony Bennett (credit: Isabella County Sheriff's Department)

Murder Charge Filed In Boy’s Death On Indian Land

Anthony Bennett has been in custody on another charge since Carnel Chamberlain’s remains were found in June at a home on the Saginaw Chippewa Indian reservation.


Timothy Clinton-Paul Oleniczak (Booking Photo)

Michigan Man Sentenced For Selling Eagle Feathers

A 21-year-old Manistee man has been sentenced to probation, community service and a $2,500 fine for illegally selling eagle feathers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/03/2012

Plans Move Forward For Proposed Lansing Casino

Plans for a $245 million American Indian casino in downtown Lansing are moving forward, with city officials announcing a land-purchase agreement with the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/01/2012

(Credit: Robert Giroux/Getty Images)

Native American Remains To Be Buried At Cemetery

The remains of about 120 Native Americans that were housed at two museums are expected to be buried at a cemetery in mid-Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/11/2012

Anthony Bennett (credit: Isabella County Sheriff's Department)

Man Linked To Dead Mich. Boy Indicted On Assault

A federal grand jury has charged a central Michigan man with assaulting a 4-year-old boy weeks before his remains were found buried and badly burned.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/12/2012

Carnell Chamberlain (Photo Courtesy: Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe)

Mid Mich. Man Charged After Girlfriend’s Child Found Dead

An Isabella County man has been charged in the assault of his girlfriend’s 4-year-old son, who was found dead Thursday on an American Indian Reservation.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/29/2012

(Photo By Bill Schaefer/Getty Images)

19th Century Treaties Play Part In Tribal Fishing Rights

The Department of Natural Resources says two 19th century treaties allow tribes in Michigan to establish their own fishing regulations

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/14/2011

AG Cox Opposes Agreement In Tribe's Lawsuit

 Michigan’s attorney general is objecting to a settlement reached after five years of litigation that would grant the Saginaw Chippewa tribe some authority over land that it claimed was part of the original reservation.


Education Minute 10/01

WWJ’s Pat Vitale describes a book about  the  N ative American  population in the Midwest at the height of their civilizations.