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The Feb. 20 regular meeting of the Sault Tribe Board of Directors has been canceled, due to the chairperson’s call to testify in Washington, D.C.

Communities That Care Suicide Prevention workgroup hosts a special presentation titled "Do It For Daniel" on March 6 at Kewadin Shores Casino in St. Ignace for families and community members. Free admission.

An all-state athlete from Ishpeming High School, Daniel Olson ended his life on July 19, 2012. Do It For Daniel is a film that documents Daniel’s story.

The goal of the presentation is to educate people about the impact of depression on young people, their families and to create a dialogue.

If you have any questions, please contact Charlene Brissette via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Peter Clegg This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Co-sponsors are Kewadin Casinos, Lucas Izzard Foundation for Teens and Hiawatha Behavioral Health.

Do It For Daniel

Every year, Sault Tribe mails interest dividend checks to Sault Tribe elders 60 and older. According to the Enrollment Department, 5,819 elders received checks for $493 on Jan. 11 this year.

This year’s interest came to $2,780,027.

After the tribe received its share of the Michigan Indian Land Claims Settlement Act funds in 1997, the money was put into an interest bearing account for seniors. Because it is derived from a settlement, interest pay outs are non-taxable.

Although 5,999 tribal members are eligible for the checks by virtue of being 60 or older, 180 could not be located.

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 - Five vacancies - males (4-year term), one female (4-year term)
Child Welfare Committee - Four vacancies (4-year term)
Election Committee - Eight vacancies (4-year term)
Higher Education Committee - Two vacancies (4-year term)
Health Board - Six vacancies (4-year term)
Special Needs/Enrollment Committee - Seven vacancies (2-year term)

Elder Advisory Committee

Unit I - Sault (4-year term), one regular vacancy
Unit II - Hessel (4-year term), one regular vacancy
Unit III - St. Ignace (4-year term), one alternate vacancy, one alternate vacancy
Unit IV - Manistique (4-year term), one regular vacancy
Unit V - Munising (4-year term), one regular vacancy, one alternate vacancy
Unit V - Marquette (4-year term), one regular vacancy

Elder Subcommittee

Unit I - Sault (4-year term), two regular seat vacancies
Unit II - Hessel (4-year term), four regular seat vacancies, two alternate seat vacancies
Unit II - Newberry (4-year term), one regular seat vacancy, one alternate seat vacancy
Unit II - Naubinway (4-year term), one alternate seat vacancy
Unit III - St. Ignace (4-year term), one regular seat vacancy
Unit IV - Manistique (4-year term), two regular vacancies
Unit V - Munising (4-year term), seven regular vacancies, two alternate vacancies
Unit V - Marquette (4-year term), one regular seat vacancy, two alternate seat vacancy

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

Resolutions on the agenda are, under Budgets, EDC Sign Board, ACFS-USDA, Tribal Transit, HC-Dental, HC-Mental Health Council, HC-Admin/Third Party, HC-Optical/ Third Party and Am. Indian Substance Abuse and Family Spirit; Budget Document 003; FY 2018 Government Capital Purchases; Continuing Funding Authority; Trust Land Lease-Osborne; Tribal Practices for Wellness Indian Country; Amending Ch. 71: Prohibiting Use of Nicotine Products; FY 2018 Museum and Library Services Grant; National Indian Gaming Association 2018; Supporting United Three Fires Against Violence; BIA Request for Tribal Assistance; and Proclamation Honoring Sault Tribe Conservation Committee. 

Under New Business, the board will consider Small Mesh Request, Committee Request and Board Concerns.

February 6 Meeting Resolutions.pdf

Units IV and V
Mary Jenerou, (906) 450-7011
Feb. 1, 6, 8, 12, 16, 20, 22, and 27 at Manistique Health Center, 906-341-8469
Feb. 2, 5, 7, 9, 21, 23 and 28 at Munising Health Center: 906-387-4721
Feb. 19 at Escanaba Penn Star, 906-786-2636
Feb. 26 at Marquette Tribal Health Center, 906-225-1616
 
Unit I
Sheila Berger, 906-635-6050, ext. 26359
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sault Tribe Administration, 523 Ashmun St., Sault Ste. Marie,
 
Unit II and III
Clarence Hudak, 906-430-2004 (cell)
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sault Tribe Lambert Center, 225 Wa Seh Dr., St. Ignace, 906-643-2124 (office)

The 2018 Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Notice of Election has been released by the tribe's Election Committee. Please see attached notice. Please watch for the February issue of Win Awenen Nisitotung for more election information.

 2018 Notice of Election

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 5 p.m. on Jan. 16. The meeting will be preceded by “Matters Raised by the Membership” from 4 to 5 p.m.

Resolutions on the agenda are, under Budgets: Health Center-Road to Wellness, Health Center-Traditional Practitioner and Northern Hospitality; Rural Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence/Stalking; Legal Assistant for Victims; Federal Highway Safety Grant; DOT Federal Highway AID Grant Proposal; 2018-2022 Transportation Plan (TIP)/Inventory; Long Range Transportation/Capital Improvement; and Purchase of Property.

Under New Business, the board will consider Relinquishments-Special Needs/Enrollment, Committee Request-Various Committees, Board Concerns-Director Causley and a Feb. 20, 2018, Meeting Change.

January 16 Meeting Resolutions

Hello, fellow Sault Tribe business owners! We would like to make you aware of an effort to work together with other Sault Tribe member-owned businesses to support, educate and advocate for each other. We are in the early stages of forming a Sault Tribe member-owned business association and would love to have your business join us.

Some of our first goals:
 • Name our organization and appoint leadership.
 • Create a list of every Sault Tribe member-owned business we can identify.
 • Create a description of the products or services each business offers.
 • Classify each business by what industry they serve.
 • Explore ways to publish/promote the list as part of a Buy Sault Tribe campaign.

Future goals include:
 • Educational opportunities for member businesses.
 • Networking events fostering peer to peer learning.
 • Celebratory event recognizing successful Sault Tribe businesses.
 • Advocacy for Sault Tribe businesses at the local, state and national level.

Please reach out to any of the founding members listed below, or feel free to contact my office directly.
 Thank you,
 Joel Schultz, Sault Tribe EDC, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 Linda Grow, JETA Corporation, Neenah, Wis., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 Noah Leask and Earl Bowers, ISHPI, Mt. Pleasant, S.C., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 Richard Schmidt, Tipping Point Solutions, Centennial, Colo., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 Alan Barr, Creative Change Associates Inc, Manistique, Mich., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 Ted Moore, Moore Trosper Construction Co., Holt, Mich., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 Mitch Irwin, Irwin Hospitality, LLC, Lansing, Mich., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 Wendy James, Better World Group, Sacramento, Calif., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 Ron Maleport, Sault Printing, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A regular meeting of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will be held at Kewadin Casino starting at 5 p.m. on Jan. 2. The meeting will be preceded by “Matters Raised by the Membership” from 4 to 5 p.m.

Resolutions on the agenda are Am. Res. 2016-215-Trust Land Status, Trust Land Status, Bonacci Parcel H and Support for CORA-P.L. 93-638.

Under New Business, the board will consider Committee Request, Key Employee and Board Concerns.

January 2 Resolutions

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