Petitioner Number: 146
Petitioner Name: Grand River Bands of Ottawa Indians (formerly Grand River Band Ottawa Council), MI
Petitioner State: MI
Acknowledged/Denied/In Process: In-process
Current Status: In-process
Currently in Litigation: No
Acknowledgment Regulation Revision Chosen by Petitioner: 1994
Associated Document(s):

Letter of Intent | Federal Register Notice of Letter of Intent | TA Letter | Letter of Extension (Jul 2017) | Letter of Extension (Jan 2018) | Letter of Extension (Apr 2018) | Letter of Extension (Jun 2018) | Letter of Extension (Dec 2018) | Letter of Extension (Mar 2019) | Letter of Extension (Apr 2019) | Letter of Extension (Jun 2019) | Letter of Extension (Oct 2019) | Letter of Suspension (Apr 2020) | Letter Lifting Suspension (Apr 2022) | Letter of Extension (Oct 2022) | Letter of Extension (Feb 2023) | Proposed Finding | Federal Register Notice PF | Transmittal Letter PF | Letter of Extension (Aug 2023)


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.