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Please join us as we celebrate the retirement of Sault Tribe Law Enforcement Officer George Parish on Friday, Oct. 6, at Kewadin Casinos Tahquamenon Room from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Officer Parish has worked for Sault Tribe for over 32 years. Oct. 6 is his official last day as an employee of Sault Tribe as well as his birthday. Please join us in wishing him well!

For more information, please contact Sault Tribe Law Enforcement at (906) 635-6065.

Connect to service you might need – attend Project Homeless Connect (PHC).  Project Homeless Connect is a one-day, one-stop event that provides immediate access to services, businesses, and information to hundreds of people/children who are homeless, or are at the risk of becoming homeless. The event helps people from all walks of life, and all ages. The goal of PHC is to provide easy access to services and resources, in order to eradicate homelessness within our small and wonderful community. Thursday, Sept. 21 at the Chi Mukwa Community Recreation Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a free event with lots of resources and giveaways available.

Recovery yoga demonstration hosted by Families Against Narcotics (FAN) of Chippewa County

In conjunction with the Recovery Walk in Sault Ste. Marie on Sept. 21, Yoga Instructor Amy McCoy has accepted FAN’s request to hold a demonstration of recovery yoga at the Chi Mukwa Community Recreation Center. The demonstration will be held from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. in the Chi Mukwa second floor Hospitality Room. Please bring a yoga or exercise mat, or a beach towel if you don't have a mat. If you have an extra mat you wouldn’t mind lending please bring it.

FAN of Chippewa County meeting for September is canceled to encourage members to be part of the recovery walk. There is hope!

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — A regular meeting of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will be held at the Munising Tribal Center starting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 18. The meeting will be preceded by “Matters Raised by the Membership” from 4 to 6 p.m.

Resolutions on the agenda are all under Budgets: WIOA Work Experience, Natural Resources Department, Sanitation, EDC Mini Storage, Eagle Lending, Continuing Funding, Authorization to Purchase Real Estate, 2018 Self Governance Annual Funding Agreement, Authorization to Enter into Contract Health Assessment #17-003, Waiver of Tribal Court-PNC, Amending Ch. 43: Tax Code, Amending Ch. 74: Motor Vehicle Code, Executive Director Management of Budget Dept., and Establishing Wage Grids.

Under New Business, the board will consider MM 123, Referendum Petition, Big Bear Community Center Structure, JKL Lot, Key Employee (2) and Board Concerns.

September 18 Meeting Resolutions

Admission to the 2017 Soo Film Festival’s Native American Voices segment, screening Sunday, Sept. 17, 1 p.m., at the Soo Theatre, is FREE! Free admission to this program is made possible by the support of Kewadin Casinos.

Native Films this year are:
This is Who I Am — tells a story of a young woman who finds strength in her Native identity in the midst of a big city.  It premiered at the United Nations earlier this year.  

Hands to the Sky and Returning — “Hands to the Sky” and “Returning” are two experimental stop-motion animations created by an award-winning writer, designer, and artist of games, comics, transmedia, and animation, who is Anishinaabe, Métis, and Irish. Each uses visuals and music that arise from an Anishinaabe world view.  

The Stories We Share — The final film in the program, The Stories We Share, is a short documentary that discusses the challenges of reclaiming indigenous languages today.  The interviewees, many of them language instructors, are all from the local area: Bay Mills and Sault Ste. Marie in Michigan, and Garden River and Manitoulin Island in Ontario.  The director is a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and a recent graduate of Michigan State University.

Read more at: www.soofilmfestival.org/sff_festival/2017_films/native_voices.html.

Never forget

Sault Ste. Marie Sanderson Field Airport Open House and Movie “Wings” in a Hangar. Movie starts at 7 p.m. $5 admission. Fun for all ages. Concession available. Bring your own chairs. Planes and emergency services vehicles tours from 6 to 7 p.m. For more information call 906-632-5779. Sponsored and hosted by Soo Pilots Association.

Airport Open House and Movie

The fourth annual Jackie Germain Memorial Golf Scramble is set for Sept. 23 at the Oaks in Kincheloe, beginning at 3 p.m.

Fee of $25 per person applies and does not include cart. All proceeds this year go to the Rudyard school drama program.

Come join us for a round of golf, prizes, 50/50, food, spirits and fun.

Event sponsored by The Bunker Bar and Grill staff and community members.

For more information, call Helen or Bill at 906-440-6633 or The Bunker at 322-2384.

During the month of September 2017, Sault Tribe offices and health centers will be closed Monday, Sept. 4, for Labor Day and Friday, Sept. 22, for National American Indian Day.

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 Sept. 5. The meeting will be preceded by “Matters Raised by the Membership” from 4 to 6 p.m.

Resolutions on the agenda are, under Budgets, Air Program, Big Bear and Events Management, DeMawating Development-Property; Authorization to Purchase Real Estate; Authorization to Change Signature Bank Accounts; Authorization to Change Signature Trust Accounts; NCAI 2017 (two versions); Acceptance of 2018 Indian Housing Plan; Appointment Certifying Officer Environmental Reviews; Authorization Construction Contract Judicial Complex; Amending Purchasing Policy; Authorization Full Settlement; Approving Contract Sonosky, etc.; Executive Director Management of Budget Department; Re-Establishing Great Lakes/Inland Conservation; Code of Conduct; Secretarial Election-Term Limits; and Amending Ch. 10: Election Ordinance.

Under New Business, the board will consider Committee Requests, Referendum Petition and Board Concerns.

September 5 Meeting Resolutions

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