Indian Affairs | Petition #146

Petition #146: Grand River Bands of Ottawa Indians (formerly Grand River Band Ottawa Council), MI

Updated: August 10, 2017

Petitioner Number: 146
Petitioner Name: Grand River Bands of Ottawa Indians (formerly Grand River Band Ottawa Council), MI
Petitioner Contact Information:

Mr. Ronald F. Yob
Grand River Bands of Ottawa Indians
1251 Plainfield, N.E., Suite B
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49505-2937

Acknowledgment Revision Chosen by Petitioner: 1994
Current Phase of Process: Awaiting Proposed Finding
Acknowledged or Denied: Pending
Date Decision Effective:  
Associated Documents: Letter of Intent | Federal Register Notice of Letter of Intent | TA Letter | Letter Extending PF Issuance Date | Proposed Finding | Federal Register Notice PF | Press Release PF
Status Summary Notes:

Letter of intent 10/16/94; doc’n rec’d 12/8/00; TA ltr 1/26/05; resp. rec’d 6/9/06 and 3/28/07; ready 03/29/07; active consideration on 12/1/2013; petitioner requested to continue under 1994 regulations.


The Department of the Interior (Department) has used different formats for acknowledgment decisions throughout the years. The documents vary depending on the circumstances of the case. The Office of Federal Acknowledgment (OFA) within the Department may have prepared one, two or three technical reports for a proposed finding. The Department may or may not have prepared a technical report for final determination. In some instances, the Department did not receive any comment or comment was so limited that the final determination response was contained within the Federal Register notice of the decision without a separate report being prepared.

The accompanying file includes all technical reports, summary evaluations of the evidence, and Federal Register notices that the Department prepared in a given case as well as other documents as appropriate.