- Category: Cultural News
A series of classes on sewing, feather work, bead work, and regalia accessories for those that have not had regalia will begin with an information meeting on Thursday, March 8 at 6 p.m., Newberry Health Center. Classes will then be held on Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 15 through May 10.
March 15 Patterns and material consultation for boys
March 22 Patterns and material consultation for girls
March 28-30 Regalia camp, Mary Murray Culture Camp
To be determined: Presentation and N8VE Fitness with Michelle Reed
April 6 Song recognition and dance from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
April 12 Song recognition and dance from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
April 21-23 Regalia Camp, Mary Murray Culture Camp
April 28-30 Regalia Camp, Mary Murray Culture Camp
We do have a stipend amount for 20 participants through the Sault Tribe Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country Grant.
A parent or family friend that can sew must attend at least one sewing camp with participant. Parents or guardian must also attend the initial sign up meeting on March 8. Transportation will be provided by YEA, you will need to contact you YEA Coordinator to sign up.
- Category: News
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. - A regular meeting of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will be held at the Kewadin Shores Casino in St. Ignace starting at 6 p.m. on Feb. 21. The meeting will be preceded by “Matters Raised by the Membership” from 4 to 6 p.m.
Resolutions on the agenda are: Amended Partial Waiver; MIEA Delegate and MIEA President; MIEA Delegate Appointment; National Indian Gaming Association 2017; Authorize Contract Judicial Building; Approving Special Counsel Contract; Approving Contract Butzel, Long, P.C.; Approving Contract Plunkett Cooney, P.C.; Approving Special Counsel Contract Alexis Lambros; Approving Contract Frost Brown Todd, LLC; Budgets: GLRI Adaptive Management, Health Center - Medical/Nursing and Manistique Health Center; Amending Ch. 20: Co-Captain Regulations and Amending Res. 2017-20 - Ch.43 Tax Code (2).
Under new business is March 7 and 21 Meeting Change, and Board Concerns.
- Category: Natural Resources News
The Inland Fish and Wildlife Department (IFWD) invites the Sault Tribe community to join us for a coffee hour on Friday, March 3, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Stop in to chat about natural resources and IFWD’s current work. The IFWD is at 2428 Shunk Road in Sault Ste. Marie and shares a parking lot with the Enrollment Department. We look forward to seeing you there.
- Category: News
Benefit luncheon today, Feb. 14, for the Downwind family from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Sault Tribe Health Center. Soup and salad will be served for a minimum donation of $6. By donation bake sale, raffle items and 50/50. Money raised will be used to assist the Downwind family with medical and funeral expenses for Harlan Downwind. All support is greatly appreciated! Miigwech.
Raffle: 50/50 prize is 50 percent of all ticket sales. Tickets are $1 each. Drawing is Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 2:30 p.m. at the Sault Tribe Health Center, 2864 Ashmun St. in Sault Ste. Marie. Need not be present to win. Lic. #STR-003-17.
- Category: Education News
The Michigan Indian Elders Association (MIEA) has released the applications for this year’s Scholarship Program. The scholarship program has (4) $1000 scholarships and (6) $500 scholarships. Each student must be currently enrolled in a course of study at, or have a letter of acceptance from, a public college or university or technical school and must meet all qualifications. The program is open to ALL tribal students from one of the MIEA constituent Tribes/Bands, regardless of location.
To apply and for the full list of qualifications, applications can be found at michiganindianelders.org under the “Students” section. Applications and supporting documentation must be postmarked no later than June 15, 2017.
Please note: This is not a Sault Tribe program. All applications must be sent to the address indicated.
- Category: ACFS News
Parenting Awareness Fun Night coming to the Manistique Tribal Community Center on Friday, March 17. Come have fun from 5 to 7 p.m. to enjoy a cake walk, crafts, games, face painting, prizes, food and fun for all. For any questions, please call Sharon or Viola at 906-341-6993.