Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians v. Director

ELR Citation: ELR 21171
No(s). 96-1168 (6th Cir. Apr 15, 1998)

The court holds that a band of Native Americans has the right to moor commercial fishing vessels at two municipally owned marinas on Lake Michigan. The court first holds that treaties signed in 1836 and 1855 provided for an easement of access to reach traditional fishing grounds, which includes the ...