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At this month's Families Against Narcotics chapter meeting come hear Pat McKelvie and Rob McRorie speak about different avenues to recovery. Meeting at Huntington Bank in Sault Ste. Marie at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 18.
 
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.

The community is invited to attend a healing ceremony for Julie Brown and her family for the loss of her son, Blake VanSnepson, 27, who died Dec. 22. The ceremony will help Julie, her daughter, Blake’s twin, Brittany, and Blake’s son, Gabriel, 5, heal from his death. The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. on Jan. 16 at the Niigaanagiizhik Building in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Anyone who is able to stop by is encouraged to attend.

Those who would like to donate to Blake’s funeral expenses can do so here: Funeral fund for Blake VanSnepson, via GoFundMe. Miigwech.

2018 HonoringOurWatersKajipiitendanaa Biish Zkamikwe Enaadowendang – Honoring Our Waters and Her Protectors Powwow & Round Dance, February 24‑25 at Kewadin Casino Events Center, 3015 Mackinac Trail in St. Ignace.
 
We call out to all jingle dress dancers to come and dance for the healing of our waters on Saturday, Feb. 24, grand entry at noon, dinner at 5 p.m., round dance at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, grand entry at 1 p.m.

Water ceremony on Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m. with Jennifer and Chuck Raspor. Use walkway behind casino down to the water. Public is welcomed.

Honoring Our Waters and Her Protectors - powwow and round dance

Host drum: Medicine Bear Singers, Keshena, Wis.
Head veteran: George Martin, Lac Courte Oreilles, Wis.
Arena director: TBA
Master of ceremonies: Joseph Medicine, Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Mich.
Head female dancer: Daisy McGeshik, Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Mich.
Head male dancer: Danny J. Isham, Boise Fort, Minn.
Speaking on behalf of the water: Jennifer and Chuck Raspor, Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Mich.
Stickman: Carson Kiyoshk Jr., Bkejwanong Unceded Territory
Invited singers: Raymond Shenoskey, Leroy Shenoskey, Dion Syrette, Logan Syrette, Patrick Naganashe, Michael Naganashe, and Brennan Govender

  • Drums and dancers call Colleen Medicine at 906-635-6050, ext. 26140.
  • Vendors call Lakota Captain at 906-643-7071, ext. 34025.

Absolutely no drugs, alcohol, or politics.

Sponsored by:
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Cultural Department.

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Winter Survival Camp scheduled for January 19 - 21 is cancelled at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Thank you.

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. —A regular meeting of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will be held at Kewadin Casino starting at 5 p.m. on Jan. 16. The meeting will be preceded by “Matters Raised by the Membership” from 4 to 5 p.m.

Resolutions on the agenda are, under Budgets: Health Center-Road to Wellness, Health Center-Traditional Practitioner and Northern Hospitality; Rural Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence/Stalking; Legal Assistant for Victims; Federal Highway Safety Grant; DOT Federal Highway AID Grant Proposal; 2018-2022 Transportation Plan (TIP)/Inventory; Long Range Transportation/Capital Improvement; and Purchase of Property.

Under New Business, the board will consider Relinquishments-Special Needs/Enrollment, Committee Request-Various Committees, Board Concerns-Director Causley and a Feb. 20, 2018, Meeting Change.

January 16 Meeting Resolutions

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