I’ll have to keep an eye on this! Wonder if it’s my family.
Banished tribal members seek federal recognition
A group of Mt. Pleasant-based Native Americans, including 66 removed from the rolls of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe in November, are seeking federal recognition of the original three bands of American Indians that first settled in Isabella County in the mid-1800s.
No one has disputed that most of those behind the effort are Native American descendants of the original three tribes, but they claim to have been disenrolled from the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe for historical quirks linked to inappropriate rulings and poor record keeping by the federal government.