Quick Access

Registration is now open for the fourth annual U.P. Fall Summit scheduled on Oct. 5 and 6. The summit topic is “Securing the Future: Treating Complex Issues Caused by Prenatal Substance Exposure."

Katie Donovan opens the conference with a community speaking engagement at 6 p.m. on Oct. 4 at Lake Superior State University Cisler Center hosted by Families Against Narcotics of Chippewa County. Donovan talks about her personal story as well as the family role in recovery, supporting recovery and not addiction, preparing for holidays and substituting with positive activities during recovery.  Donovan is the executive vice president of the nonprofit Families Against Narcotics (FAN), serves on the Executive Committee for Operation Rx and is a national speaker and certified family recovery coach. After experiencing the addiction journey with her daughter Brittany, Katie dedicated her life to guiding others through the overwhelming process of finding quality treatment for substance abuse, coaching families through their own recovery and consulting for the treatment industry. Katie and her daughter Brittany blog at AMothersAddictionJourney.com, where they dig deep about their journey.
The summit runs from 8:30 a.m. To 4:30 p.m.  on Oct. 5 and 8:30 a.m. To 1 p.m. on Oct. 6 at the Cisler Center. Dr. Chasnoff returns, following up from the 2016 U.P. Fall Summit, plus appearances by keynote speakers Dr. Ira J. Chasnoff, M.D., and Dr. Christine Schmidt will present intervention strategies for the child affected by prenatal substance exposure. Topics include implications regarding attachment, designing treatment and educational interventions and caring for children with complex issues.
Registration is limited. Payment must be received by Sept. 8 for the early bird rate and to guarantee your reservation, all other registrations must be received by Sept.  22. No refunds provided without written cancellations received by Sept.  28. Register online at Chippewa County Health Department or fill out the information and mail to the address below. Make checks payable to Chippewa County Health Department (CCHD).
Mail completed registration to:
CCHD; Attn: Tonya Joss
508 Ashmun St; Suite 120
Sault Ste. Marie MI 49783
Or fax to: 906-253-1466
For more information please call 906-635-3647 or 906-253-3103.

2017 U.P. Fall Summit Flyer and Registration Form

A blood drive scheduled for today, Aug. 22, at the St. Ignace Kewadin Casino is canceled.

New meeting set date for Monday, Sept. 18

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors has changed its Tuesday, Sept. 19, meeting date to Monday, Sept. 18, at the Munising Tribal Center. The agenda will be released Sept. 13.

On Thursday, Aug.17, Dr. Alshab will speak at the FAN forum on alternative pain management, its need and implications in the community. FAN meets on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., in the Civic Room of Huntington Bank (downstairs). Please bring a friend and find out what choices we have when it comes to managing pain. You don't have to risk the chance of addiction!

For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.familiesagainstnarcotics.org/chippewa or www.facebook.com/fanchipp.

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — A regular meeting of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will be held at the Ramada Inn in Marquette starting at 6 p.m. on Aug. 15. The meeting will be preceded by “Matters Raised by the Membership” from 4 to 6 p.m.

Resolutions on the agenda are: Stand In Level Forest Planning, Gathering Cedar – Partnership –MTU, Symetra Life Insurance Company, and First Insurance Funding Corp. Budget Modifications are:  Forestry Funds, MEDC Grand Marais, ACFS – USDA, Health Center After Care, Health Center – Maintenance, Head Start 2018, FY2018 Budget Doc 002, and Continuing Funding Authority.

Under new business, the board will consider Committee Requests, Audit Committee, Key Employee, and Board Concerns.

August 15 Meeting Resolutions

Please help spread the word we've changed location to Chi Mukwa Community Recreation Center in the Sault due to rain and possible thundershowers on Friday, Aug. 11.

New flier with information is attached; please help us get the word out to the public if you’re able!

Project Backpack, free backpacks and school supplies for students in preschool to eighth grade is on Friday, Aug. 11, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at new location — Chi Mukwa Community Recreation Center in Sault Ste. Marie.

If back to school gear is a financial hardship on your family, please join us! No income guidelines.

Bring the kids, it's not just for adults! It’s a way to kick off the new school year in a positive fashion with free hotdogs, drinks, bounce house, free child ID program, free vision screening and more!

For information on volunteering, call United Way of the EUP at 906-632-3700, extension 3.

Project Backpack 2017

An ice cream social to benefit Dan Brown, who has been diagnosed with brain cancer, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Sault VFW Hall, 401 Portage Ave. in Sault Ste. Marie. Dan has been a long time employee of the Kewadin Casino art gallery.

The following committees have vacant seats. Sault Tribe members interested in filling these vacancies should submit one letter of intent and three letters of recommendation from other members to Joanne Carr or Linda Grossett, 523 Ashmun St., Sault Ste. Marie MI 49783. Call 906-635-6050 with any questions.

— Anishinaabe Cultural Committee - Four vacancies - males, (four-year term)
— Child Welfare Committee - Five vacancies (four-year term)
— Election Committee - Seven vacancies (four-year term)
— Higher Education Committee - Three vacancies (four-year term)
— Health Board - Four vacancies (four-year term)
— Housing Committee - One vacancy open to all Units (four-year term)
— Special Needs/Enrollment Committee - Eight vacancies (two-year term)
— Elder Advisory Committee - One regular vacancy Marquette Unit V (four-year term), one alternate vacancy Hessel Unit II (four-year term), one alternate vacancy Unit III St. Ignace (four-year term), one alternate vacancy Unit IV Manistique (four-year term), one alternate vacancy Unit V Munising (four-year term)
— Unit I Sault Elders Subcommittee - One alternate (four-year term)
— Unit II Hessel Elders Subcommittee - Three regular seat vacancies (four-year term), one alternate (four-year term)
— Unit II Hessel Elders Subcommittee - Three regular (four-year term), two alternate vacancies (four-year term)
— Unit V Munising Elders Subcommittee - two alternate vacancies (four - year term)
— Unit V Marquette Elders Subcommittee - Two regular vacancies (four-year term), one alternate vacancy (four-year term)

The Sault Tribe Board of Directors has created a new Sault Tribe Conservation Committee, under Resolution 2017-135: Re-Establishing the Conservation Committee and Establishing Rules of Procedure. 

The membership of this new Conservation Committee will be a committee of 13; six commercial fishers; six non-commercial fishers and one chair. Commercial fishers are defined as a licensed captain, co-captain, permit holder, or helper aboard a commercial fishing vessel.

For the initial appointment, six members shall serve a term of two years, six members shall serve a term of four years and the chair of the committee shall serve an initial term of two years.

For this newly created conservation committee, the board of directors is waiving the 60-day publishing of vacant seats to ensure this committee is up and running.

For interested tribal members, please send a letter of intent, along with three letters of recommendation from other tribal members, to Linda Grossett, 523 Ashmun St., Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783.

Please remember, all letters must have an original signature and must be all turned in at the same time.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Joanne Carr or Linda Grossett at the Administration Office, 906-635-6050 or 800-793-0660.

Below is a listing for 2017 farmers’ markets in the Sault Tribe service area in the eastern Upper Peninsula. For information on farmers’ markets in other counties of Michigan, visit the website for the Michigan Farmers Market Association.

© 2017 - Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. All Rights Reserved.

Photo by Ken Bosma / CC BY