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2017 Sobriety Powwow is on Dec. 31 at the Chi Mukwa Community Recreation Center on Ice Circle Drive in Sault Ste. Marie. Public is invited. Feast begins at 4 p.m. at the Niigaanagiizhik Ceremonial Building. Hand drum contest at 6 p.m. Grand entries at 1 p.m.  and 7 p.m. Sobriety countdown and giveaway at 10 p.m.

Head female—Miigwaans Smith, Odawa-Ojibwe
Head male—Miisheen Shawanda, Odawa-Cree
Head veteran—Bnaaswi Biiaaswah, Ojibwe-Odawa
Emcee—Allyn Cameron, Ojibwe
Arena director—To be announced
Host drum—Eagle Flight - Ontario

Absolutely no drugs or alcohol.

For general information or to volunteer, call Jackie Minton, powwow chairwoman, at 906-203-4977 or 635-6050.
 

Sault Tribe Environmental Department’s winter open house is on Dec. 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 206 Greenough St. in Sault Ste. Marie.

The department extends an invitation to all tribal members, employees and community members to join us.

This event features information on our ongoing projects, tours of our building and labs, as well as environmental professionals ready to answer any questions you may have. Snacks and drinks provided during the event. There is no need to RSVP. Please feel free to stop in at any time during open house hours. For more information or for instructions on how to find our office, please call 906-632-5575.

Sault Tribe Offices and Heath Centers will be closed Dec. 25 and 26, in observation of Christmas Eve and Christmas, and Jan. 1, 2018, in observation of New Year’s Day. 

Mino Niibaanamaan miinwaa mino nimkodaading! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Please join us for our election of officers and pot luck at the Families Against Narcotics chapter meeting at Huntington Bank in Sault Ste. Marie at 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 21.

FAN—your connection for information, resources, and support. FAN’s mission is saving lives by empowering individuals and communities to prevent and eradicate addiction. We envision a nation free of narcotic addiction and our purpose is to raise awareness of the dangers of prescription narcotics, support those affected by narcotic addiction and erase the stigma of addiction.

For more information visit www.facebook.com/fanchipp.

All-In-One Fitness Club presents:  “New Year - New You” 12-Week Fitness Challenge at the Chi Mukwa Community Recreation Center in Sault Ste. Marie.

Your $20 entry fee includes T-Shirt, four fitness class passes – good for spinning /yoga, one free consultation with a personal trainer along with pre and post testing of flexibility, strength, body fat percentage, body weight, measurements and cardiovascular fitness.

Top four finishers receive some great prizes! And you can choose:
Fourth place—Free fitness class punch card or one-month membership
Third place—Two free one-hour massages or three-month membership
Second place—Three free personal training sessions or 6 month membership
Grand prize—Overnight stay and dinner for two at any of the Kewadin Casino hotels and restaurants or one-year membership

Challenge dates are from Jan. 8 to March 30, 2018. 

Now is the time to commit and get in the best shape of your life.

You must register and pay by Jan. 5 and sign up for a time slot for assessment. All assessments performed on Jan 8, 6 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

For more information, call 906-635-4935.

Keith Smith will be holding Traditional Medicine Clinic hours:

January 2, 3, 8, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 24, 29, 30, 31
Sault Ste. Marie
Peggy Holappa 632-0220
Community Health 632-5210

January 9
Escanaba
786-2636

January 23
Munising
387-4721
866-401-0043

For Traditional Medicine Program information, please call 906-632-0220 or 632-5210.

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