Bay Mills Indian Community
The Bay Mills Indian Community is located twenty five miles west of Sault Ste. Marie in Brimley, Michigan, within the boundaries of Chippewa County. Bay Mills people are Ojibwa or Chippewa who have lived for hundreds of years around the Whitefish Bay, the falls of the St. Mary River and the bluffs overlooking Tahquamenon Bay, all on Lake Superior, most of which still encompass their present day homeland. The Bay Mills Indian Community was officially established by an Act of Congress on June 19, 1860. The tribe’s service area services members on the reservation and living adjacent within Chippewa County. In 1966 Bay Mills became one of the four founding federal tribes that established the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan, Inc.