Grants awarded to tribes in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota

Capital News Service
LANSING — Native American tribes will be able to survey and protect plants and wildlife in Michigan, protect bats from logging and place sturgeon in school aquariums as part of a recent round of federal grants. The Tribal Wildlife Grants program was established by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2003. More than $68 million has gone to tribes since then, said Christie Deloria, the agency’s Native American liaison for Michigan. This year, $5 million was awarded to 29 tribes, three from Great Lakes states. In Michigan, the Saginaw Chippewa tribe based in Mt.