NHBP Historical Timeline Overview

Year(s)Event(s)0796Westward Migration of Anishinabe | Formation of the Council of Three Fires~1441The Council of Three Fires Split into Separate Groups | Potwatomi Migrate South to Lower Michigan1634First Recorded Encounter with Europeans1640 - 1701Beaver Wars (French...

2011 – Waséyabek Development Company Formed

Figure 70. Photograph of the Waséyabek Development Company Headquarters in Downtown Grand Rapids, by F. N. Ruffer, 2018.  Waséyabek Development Company, LLC (WDC) is a 100% Tribally-owned holding company that manages the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi’s...

2009-2017 – FireKeepers Casino and Hotel

Figure 69. FireKeepers Casino and Hotel, by JCJ Architecture, ca. 2021. 2008 NHBP secures bond financing for the development of FireKeepers Casino. NHBP’s FireKeepers Casino offering is the only casino project – tribal or commercial – to receive funding before the...