Gun Lake Tribe members and non-members alike delicately placed roughly 240 palm-sized young lake sturgeon (Nmé in Pottawatomi) into the Kalamazoo River from the New Richmond Bridge County Park boat ramp on Aug. 28. The Tribe hosts an annual release of the threatened species as an ongoing rehabilitation effort that started in 2009
Gun Lake Investments made an equity investment in the retail portion of Rockford Construction’s Stockbridge development. The project will pave the way for a Meijer gas station and convenience store, plus five other ground-floor retail spaces along Stocking Avenue, said Gun Lake Investments CEO Kurtis Trevan.
The Gun Lake Band was picked as this year's winner for several conservation efforts in the Great Lakes region. They include re-establishing a habitat for wild rice and reviving the lake sturgeon population in the Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids rivers.
Tribal businesses across the country are leveraging research at the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development to scale up investment strategies. GLI is called out as among the nation’s leaders in Tribal businesses, growing from one employee in 2017 to 500 today.