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Old 05-01-2005, 04:38 AM
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Default Native Americans and Michigan prisons

I am trying to find out which Michigan prisons offer some traditional ceremonies, etc. Do they all offer something or just some of them? I know someone in Riverside was trying to get a sweat lodge started up there, but not sure if the other prisons offer anything. Any input would be greatly appreciated!

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I am just getting into the white bison program, they work nation wide to bring tradition into the prison system...you may want to contact them...another thought would be to contact tribal offices in Michigan and see if they have liasons going into the prisons
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White Bison, inc.
6145 Lehman Drive Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO
Website: www.whitebison.org
E-mail us: info@whitebison.org
Phone: 719-548-1000
Fax: 719-548-9407

Little River Band of Ottawa Indians
409 Water Street
Manistee, Michigan 49660
Phone: 616-723-8288 ~ FAX: 616-723-8761
Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians
P.O. Box 246-1345, U.S. 31 North
Petoskey, Michigan 49770
Phone: 616-348-3410 ~ FAX: 616-348-2589
Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians
58620 Sink Road
Dowagiac, Michigan 49047
Phone: 616-782-6323 or 1-888-376-9988
Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians
2221 1-1/2 Mile Rd.
Fulton, Michigan 49052
Phone: 616-729-5151 ~ FAX: 616-729-5920
Hannahville Indian Community of Potawatomie Indians of Michigan
N14911 Hannahville B1 Road
Wilson, Michigan 49896
Phone: (906) 466-2342 ~ FAX: 906/466-2933
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Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians of Michigan
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2605 N.W. Bayshore Drive
Suttons Bay, Michigan 49682
Phone: 616-271-3538 ~ FAX: 616-271-4861
Casinos phone: 800-922-2-WIN

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community
"L'Anse, Lac Vieux Desert, and Ontonagon
Bands of Ojibwa (Chippewa) Indians.
L'Anse Reservation, Michigan
795 Michigan Avenue
Baraga, Michigan 49908
Phone: (906) 353-6623 ~ FAX: (906) 353-7540
[KBIC is part of the the *Lake Superior
Band of Chippewa Indians. Treaty of 1854.]
Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Michigan
P.O. Box 249 - Choate Road
Watersmeet, Michigan 49969
Phone: 906-358-4577 ~ FAX: 906/358-4785
Lac Vieux Desert Casino & Resort, Watersmeet
P.O. Box 129
Watersmeet, Michigan 49969
Phone 906-358-3599
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan
Isabella Reservation
7070 East Broadway
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan 48858
Phone: 517-772-5700 ~ FAX: 517-772-3508
[The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe is also located near Standish, MI.
on land also deemed as part of the Isabella Reservation.]
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
Chippewa Indians of Michigan</B>
523 Ashmun St.
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan 49783
Phone: 906-635-6050 ~ FAX: 906-632-4959
Bay Mills Indian Community
(Sault Ste. Marie Band of Chippewa Indians)
Bay Mills Reservation, Michigan
Route 1, Box 313
Brimley, Michigan 49715
Phone: (906-248-3241 ~ FAX: 906-248-3283

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Michigan Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs
2901.5, 1-75 Business Spur
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Phone: (906) 632-6809
FAX: 906/632-0689
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Wow!!! Thanks Wingy great info!
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None of the facilities my husband was at offered any traditional ceremonies... They had a native group at a few but no ceremonies etc... "Not allowed" is what they say.


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They had them at Baraga and Jerry was attending last year for a short while. I have also heard that they are 'Not Allowed' at some facilities. I cant figure out why they would be at some and not at others... especailly if they allow them at Baraga? NOTHING is allowed there! lol

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I know that at the Valley there was a guy there that was allowed sweet grass but I don't know of any traditional ceremonies. Maybe contact the chaplain at the facilities to see if that they can help you get the info.
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