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Community Mobile Food Pantry June 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at JKL Bahweting School, 1301 Marquette Ave. in Sault Ste. Marie.

Fruits, vegetables, dairy and baked goods for people in need. Please bring your own boxes and bags.

Registration begins at 5:30 p.m.

Cedarville-DeTour event at the Dunes

At 10 a.m. on July 3, people all along the shore of the Great Lakes will be linking hands or hoisting a boat flag to raise awareness of the need to protect the Great Lakes at local, state, and federal levels because everyone needs the Great Lakes and they need you. Events are being held in all six Great Lakes states and Canada.

On local event is being held at the Dunes on M-134 between DeTour Village and Cedarville Big Dunes, closer to M-48. Everyone is welcome! Check in starts at 9:30 a.m. Event organizers are honored to have a Drum from the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

Bring a blue marble to share — trade a great lake story and a marble! Wear an All Hands on Deck T-shirt or a blue or green T-shirt of your choice.

Visit allhandsondeckgreatlakes.org for T-shirt, full list of participating sites and complete event information.

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — A regular meeting of the Sault Tribe Board of Directors will be held at the Newberry Country Club in Newberry, Mich., starting at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 22. The meeting will be preceded by “Matters Raised by the Membership” from 4 to 6 p.m.

Resolutions on the agenda are: Under Budgets, ACFS-CCDF / NEW, Eldercare Transportation / Elder Health Fund, Higher Ed/Ed/Admin, WIA Special Funding, St. Ignace Clinic, PHN Case Management, Escanaba Community Health and MRDC Epoufette Harbor; Amending Marquette Area Elders Subcommittee Bylaws; MEDC Electrical Utility Implementation Plan; VOCA Underserved Grant; Family Violence Prevention / Services Program; VOCA Grant Program; Lease Amendment Escanaba Tribal Community Health; Authorization Full Settlement Contract Support; Approving Contract Ogitchiida Qwe & Associates; Re-establishing Conservation Comm / Establishing Rules.

Under new business, the board will consider Enrollment-Relinquishments, Committee Requests, Video Recording, Organization Chart and Board Concerns.

May 22 Meeting Resolutions

The annual two-week Click It or Ticket campaign begins May 22 and troopers from the Michigan State Police (MSP) Sault Ste. Marie Post are stepping up seat belt enforcement to increase seat belt use, save lives and reduce injuries.

According to the MSP Criminal Justice Information Center, in 2016, 196 people who died in traffic crashes in Michigan were not wearing their seat belts. Using a seat belt reduces the risk of injury or death in a traffic crash by 45 percent.

“Vehicles are safer than ever but seat belts remain the primary safety device,” said F/Lt. Joe Shier. “As the saying goes, seat belts only work if you wear them. This emphasis on enforcement is meant to remind motorists just how important that quick click is.”

During the 2016 Memorial Day holiday period, six people died in traffic crashes.

Michigan law requires drivers, front seat passengers, and passengers 15 and younger in any seating position to be buckled up. Children must be in a car seat or booster seat until they are 8 years old or 4 foot, 9 inches tall. Children under 4 must be in the back seat.

Tuesday, May 23, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Niigaanagiizhik Building

Taco meat served on fry bread with shredded cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and sour cream.

Any questions, please call 635-5055, ext. 102.

Free delivery within city limits with a minimum order of four.

$6 per taco. Bottled water $1.

Cash or check (Make check out to “Student Activity Fund.”) All proceeds go to JKL Bahweting 8th Grade Class of 2018 class trip to Washington, D.C.

Indian Taco Flyer

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors has changed it schedule for the remainder of the month. There will be no board workshop or meeting on May 15-16. The board will meet May 22 at the Newberry Golf Club in Newberry. On May 23, a board workshop will be held in the Sault Kewadin Casino.

01 May 2017

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians – Environmental Department

206 Greenough St.

Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783


These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Housing Authority.



On or about May 25, 2017, the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indian’s Environmental Department will authorize the Sault Tribe Housing Authority to submit a request to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of funds under the 2016 Indian Community Development Block Grant, to undertake a project known as Sault Tribe Housing Authority Unit Restoration Project for the purpose of correcting inadequate site drainage, repairing substandard housing units, and improving energy efficiency for the twenty (20) Units located on JK Lumsden Way section of the Sault Ste. Marie Housing Site.



The Sault Tribe Environmental Department has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at 206 Greenough Street in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and may be examined or copied weekdays 8A.M to 5P.M.

In addition, a public meeting will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, the 18th of May, at the above offices, at which time Environmental and Sault Tribe Housing staff will be on hand to answer questions about the project and the ERR.



Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Sault Tribe Environmental Department, 206 Greenough Street, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783. All comments received by 25 May 2017 will be considered by the Sault Tribe Environmental Department prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.



The Sault Tribe Environmental Department certifies to HUD that Aaron A. Payment, in his capacity as Tribal Chairperson, consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the Sault Tribe Housing Authority to use Program funds.



HUD will accept objections to its release of fund and the Sault Tribe Environmental certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the Sault Tribe Environmental Department; (b) the Sault Tribe Environmental Department has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to HUD administration office at 477 Michigan Avenue, Floors 16 & 17 Detroit, MI 48226. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Kathleen Brosemer

Sault Tribe Environmental – Program Manager

All Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians offices will be closed Friday, May 12, in observance of American Indian Day, which is May 13.

The after hours walk-in clinic will also be closed on Friday. If there is an emergency, tribal members can go to War Memorial Hospital. Patients can call Purchased Referred Care (PRC) within 72 hours for a voucher.

The public is invited to attend the ceremony

The Upper Peninsula Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony will be held in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan this year. The ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at the James Norris Event Center at Lake Superior State University, 650 W. Easterday Ave., Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Prior to the ceremony starting, there will be a procession of patrol vehicles through downtown Sault Ste. Marie to the Norris Center. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. in the Taffy Abel Arena and will last for approximately one hour.

This year’s event is hosted by law enforcement agencies in Chippewa County and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The purpose is to honor fallen state, local, county, conservation and correction officers who have died in the line of duty. The roll call will include officers who have died in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, those from Wisconsin counties bordering Michigan and those from Canadian agencies bordering the Upper Peninsula. The ceremony also pays honor to the survivors of these officers and serves as a tribute to all peace officers that serve and protect their communities every day.

The history of Project Blue Ribbon began in 1962 when President John F. Kennedy proclaimed the week of May 15 “National Police Week” and designated May 15 “National Police Officers Memorial Day.”  The law enforcement agencies of Chippewa County and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and its members have selected May 18, 2017, as a day to hold solemn tribute to peace officers and their families.

Workshop to train and certify foragers to commercially harvest and sell wild mushrooms in Michigan is being held Saturday, June 17, at Bay Mills Community College. (See flyer for more details.) Scholarships available to Sault Tribe families with funding support from Sault Tribe Community Health Department’s Good Health & Wellness in Indian Country grant. This training can be taken for certification (pending 80 percent or higher on written test) or non-certification. Scholarships available for both registration types. Please contact Kat Jacques at 906-280-1786 for more information on scholarship availability.

Mushroom Foraging Workshop

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