October 2019


As an update, we received about 265 responses back from our mailer to Tribal Members. I am not exactly sure what that says about the Tribe overall, but I believe we will be able to extract a great deal of information, suggestions and ideas from the returned surveys.

I do want to thank those members who took the time to write down their thoughts; it is very much appreciated. We will be reviewing them in order to give a report at the Fall Membership Meeting on October 12th. Every one of the responses will be read and evaluated.

Our Odeno housing community has increased sales over the summer and a report will be given on its progress. Driving through the property, the houses are filling up and many lots showing “for sale” signs. It is a very nice looking community.

I want to congratulate Kathy Gibson on her election to the open Election Board seat. I would also like to thank the other candidates for putting their names in to run for the position.

Our Muskegon Casino project is winding down to a couple final steps; not easy steps but very important ones. After a decade, our packet should be on its way to the Department of Interior for review and hopefully approval. I greatly appreciate those who have been involved in this effort and everyone for their patience. I do see the light at the end of the tunnel but we still have some hoops. We just have to keep pushing.

Until next month…


08.18.19- Ogema Romanelii’s response to the recent post by a Tribal Member

Chief and council take drug, alcohol testing to model clean lifestyle – Kaitlynn Nordal | June 25, 2019

I am and have been supportive of this. I have been tested at least a couple of times since becoming Ogema and have no problem doing so again. I believe if we are going to ask our employees to be tested we should be willing to  do so ourselves.

Also, as I stated at yesterday’s Tribal Council Meeting, I am keeping a daily work log and have been for about a week to show that I work at least 40 hours week. I am willing to share with any member that wishes to see it. I am  not going to post it, but anyone can come to me and ask to review it. I will continue to do so at least until the next Membership Meeting. -Ogema Larry Romanelli


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