Posted on 04 September 2011
George Weeks writes in today’s Record-Eagle.
Over the centuries, Native Americans have been the most underrepresented group in Congress compared to the European American, African American, Latino, and Asian Pacific communities. Only eight American Indians have served in Congress. Now comes Michigan’s Derek Bailey, chairman of the Leelanau County-headquartered Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, who is considering a congressional bid when his four-year term as chairman expires in May of 2012. Record-Eagle excerpt
The complete article is in print at Traverse City Record-Eagle, September 4, 2011, p. B1.
Posted on 18 April 2011
Friday night, The Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council (NMEAC) held their 23rd Annual Environmentalist of the Year Awards and Celebration at the Park Place Dome in Traverse City t. Highlights included the availability of local organic foods as well as a keynote address given by Derek Bailey, Chairman of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.
Here are local winners:
- Friends of the Dam Beach – Grass Roots Group
- Leslie Lee – John Nelson Water Steward Award
In addition, local nominees in other categories were Royce Ragland and Jake Keske. (Source: Email from NMEAC)
Posted on 27 February 2011
Chairman Bailey and Tonia groovin’ with The Platters. Could this be a doo wop rendition of “Harbor Lights?”
Now that he’s undoubtedly headed for music fame and fortune, soon we can all fondly recall when he was “only” the Chairman of the local Indian nation. 8~)
Posted on 03 November 2010
Derek Bailey, Chairman of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians was sworn in today as one of 15 members of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education. The swearing in took place in Washington, D.C.
In May, Bailey was appointed to this Advisory Council by President Obama. (Source: Facebook – Derek Bailey)
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