• Winter Pow Wow
  • Turkey Toms
  • Beadwork 1
  • SI Ferry
  • Smoked Fish
  • Beadwork 2

Unit IV and V Membership Liaison Mary Jenerou will be available for issues and concerns on these dates and locations for the month of May:

Manistique Health Center: May 2, 4, 8, 10, 17, 19, 22 and 31
Munising Health Center: May 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 16, 23, 25 and 30
Escanaba Penn Star: May 18

Phone Contacts:
Manistique Health Center: 906-341-8469
Munising Health Center: 906-387-4721
Escanaba Penn Starr: 906-786-2636
Cell: 906-450-7011

Anishinaabe water walkers will be coming from the west to the east this year. Join us for a feast, Saturday, May 6, at 5:30 p.m. at the Niigaanagiizhik Ceremonial Building — date and time subject to change based on the walkers arrival.

PROTOCOL: Water Walk is an Anishinaabe ceremony. All are welcome. No dogs. No drugs or alcohol. All women are asked to wear a skirt.

We are looking for food donations for the feast. If you can bring a dish please call Sam Gardner at 906-635-6050 ext. 26041. We ask that you bring feast foods only, no processed foods or pork.

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 6 p.m. on May 2. The meeting will be preceded by “Matters Raised by the Membership” from 4 to 6 p.m.

Resolutions on the agenda are: Under Budget: Ed -Farm to School Grant, ED – YEA and  Inland Fish and Wildlife and Secretive Marshbirds; MI Elders Association Delegate Appointment, MI Elders Association Alternate Delegate Appointment, Trust Land Status Chippewa County (2), EUP Community Development Mini Grant, Accepting Donation of Land, Purchase of Parcels (2), Am. Ch. 20: Co-Captain Regulations, Am. Ch. 21: Bear Dens, 2 Percent Agreement-St. Ignace, Loan to Finance Construction of Middle School JKL Expansion and Construction Contract for Middle School Expansion-JKL.

Under New Business, the board will consider Committee Requests, Enrollment-Relinquishments, Head Start Request, Organization Chart and Board Concerns.

May 2 Meeting Resolutions

The Inland Fish and Wildlife Department (IFWD) invites the Sault Tribe community to join us for coffee hour on Friday, May 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stop in to have a cup of coffee and chat about natural resources and IFWD’s current work. Feel free to bring a sack lunch. Coffee will be provided. The Inland Fish and Wildlife Department is located at 2428 Shunk Road (Sault Ste. Marie) and shares a parking lot with the Enrollment Department. We look forward to seeing you there!

Wequayoc Cemetery spring cleaning and potluck is set for Saturday, May 20. Cleaning starts at 10 a.m., potluck at noon. The cemetery is located at 2354 E. Hwy M‐134 in Hessel.

Please bring rakes, trash bags, work gloves and any other items for cleaning graves and the general area of the cemetery. Please label items with your name to reduce the chances of getting mixed with others’ items.

Cultural leave applies and leave request forms available for eligible Sault Tribe employees scheduled to work on that day. Forms and policy available on the intranet or by request. Call Colleen Medicine at 906-635-6050 for leave forms.

Call Colleen Medicine at 635-6050, Russ Rickley at 440-5696 or Dell Powers at 984-2055 for any questions.

Presentation by Dr. Darryl Tonemah

School, work, addictions and so much more! We will understand how our history with stress and being overwhelmed affects our health and behavior today, and we will leave with simple tools to not only deal with our issues, but understand how we heal and how they live in us.

Friday, April 28 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Horizon’s Conference Center in Bay Mills.

The public is welcome to attend.

Darryl Tonemah is a full blooded (Kiowa/Comanche/Tuscarora) Native American psychologist. He has a PhD in counseling psychology and cultural studies and teaches across North America on topics such as health behavior change and how trauma affects behavior. He sits on numerous state and national boards addressing disparities in education, and health care among the Native community. He has committed his professional career to empowering Native Peoples. He uses research, education, music, writing, and acting to reach his audience. He had recorded 9 award winning cd’s. He has also appeared in 3 movies including “The Cherokee Word for Water.” He appeared in the New York City stage productions of “Manahatta” and “Sliver of a Full Moon.” He also has recently appeared on the television series “Nashville.” He has published a book on leadership entitled “Spray Your Swamp Cooler.” He lives in Western New York with his beautify wife and three children.

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