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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

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

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.

Jim was an avid golfer who enjoyed the game. In 2011, he was diagnosed with lung cancer and in July 2013, lost his battle. Jim was a generous man who always wanted to help. His family wants to continue his legacy by donating the proceeds to various charities throughout the community.

Prizes for first, second and third places, proxies, raffles, silent auctions and hole-in-one prizes.   Saturday, June 10 at the Oaks in Kincheloe, Mich., registration opens at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. shotgun start. $65 per person/4 person teams includes golf, cart and BBQ style dinner.

Register by May 20 for a free T-shirt, indicate size next to name.

Don’t golf? Join us for dinner after the scramble for $20.

Proceeds will be split between Hospice House of EUP and Road to Recovery. 50/50 will be donated to the Sault Dog Park in memory of Don “String” Kelly.

Sponsor a hole for $50 donation. Donations accepted and appreciated for prizes, raffles and silent auction.

Contact Sheri Ailing at 906-203-5597 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Line 5 Water Protectors Symposium
Friday, May 19, 2017
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Program starts at 6:30 p.m.
Leelanau Sands Casino Showroom,
2521 N West Bay Shore Dr.,
Peshawbestown, Mich.


Join the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians for a gathering to learn how to help shut down the 64-year-old Line 5 oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac. Line 5 moves 23 million gallons of crude oil through twin pipelines that sit on the bottom of the Great Lakes for 4.5 miles. University of Michigan scientists have called the Straits “the worst possible place for an oil spill.”

For more information contact: Desmond Berry, Department Manager, Grand Traverse Band Natural Resources 231-534-7363, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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H20 Protectors Symposium

Bill Connolly, chief financial officer of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, is retiring. Please join him in celebrating his retirement at a farewell reception on Saturday, April 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Sault Kewadin Casino Grand Island Room.

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — A special meeting of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will be held Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at 12 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Sault Kewadin Casino.

On the agenda is “CORA BSD – Contribution.”

Feeding America West Michigan will distribute free food for those in need at LaSalle High School at W443 Portage Rd in St. Ignace on Thursday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until food runs out. The LaSalle High School Youth Advisory Council (YAC) of the St. Ignace Area Community Foundation is hosting the mobile food pantry, which will contain fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products, and baked goods.

The food is intended for anyone in need in St. Ignace and the surrounding area. The food pantry will be farmers-market style and not a drive-through distribution. Clients are asked to bring their own boxes and bags.

Alcoholics Anonymous in the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan meeting directory lists AA and Al-Anon meetings across the EUP, in Kincheloe, Mackinac Island, DeTour, Rudyard, Sault Ste. Marie, Bay Mills, St. Ignace, Brimley, Paradise, Drummond Island and Cedarville. Please see the attached, printable flyer for days and times.

The AA information line is 906-253-9364; email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; and website, www.eupaa.org.  

20170121 printable meeting list

The Chippewa County Michigan Department of Health and Human Services presents trauma informed community training with Dr. Mark Sloane and Corrie Reil Erickson on Thursday, May 4, at the Calvary Baptist Church at 2301 Young Street in Sault Ste. Marie.

Schedule: Registration from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. 9 a.m. To 11:30 a.m., Dr. Sloane and Ms. Erickson on secondary traumatic stress for those who work with and care for traumatized children. 11:30 a.m. To 1:15 p.m., Lunch break (lunch not provided). 1:15 p.m. To 3:30 p.m., Dr. Sloane on the impact of trauma to the brain and adverse childhood experiences.

No cost to attend, seating limited to 100.

Please RSVP by May 1 at 5 p.m. by email to Leann Thompson at Chippewa County Michigan Department of Health and Human Services at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 906-635-4107.

Sault trauma informed community training

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