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Sault Tribe’s services, facilities and postponed events during COVID-19 closure

Untitled 1Due to the extensive number of events on Sault Tribe’s schedule, a list has been developed to help tribal members navigate the many postponements. It will be updated at least twice a day as time goes on. Thank you.

New entries will be added to the top of list.

Waabizhish Dodem
Marten Clan

The People of the Waabizhish Dodem are the warriors of the tribe. They are fierce, territorial, and have no fear. They care about the preservation of the land.

Anishinabe Word of the Week: Waabizhish Dodem

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. —A regular meeting of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors takes place at the Sault Kewadin Casino starting at 5 p.m. on Oct. 20. Due to the COVID-19 State of Emergency, the meeting will not be open to the public.

Resolutions on the agenda are, under budget modifications: Law Enforcement Covid Supplement Funding; Am. Legion Veteran’s Agreement; Contract Support – Kewadin Casinos; Tax Liabilities – Kewadin Casinos; Residual Cares Act Tribal Relief Funds; Board Pension Plan – Social Security System and State of Emergency Health Requirements.

Under new business, the board will consider chairperson’s intent – Referendum 2020 Consent Decree and board concerns.

October 20 Meeting Resolutions

Read about Anishinaabe Teachings of the Anishinaabe Teachings of the Fish (Giigoonh) from our Language & Culture Department.

Anishinaabe Teachings of the Fish Flyer

SAULT TRIBE MEMBERS BEWARE! Phone scammers impersonate federal government officials to steal your money, especially regarding Social Security concerns! See accompanying flyer.

Slam the Scam Flyer

Notice is hereby given that the public comment period will begin on Tuesday Oct. 13, 2020, for the 2021 Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP). The TIP consists of the tribal seven-county service area, which includes: Alger, Chippewa, Mackinac, Luce, Delta, Schoolcraft and Marquette counties. The TIP will be available online atwww.saulttribe.com, in the “About Us” tab.

Comments will be received until the end of business day on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020.

Comments or suggestions can be sent to Wendy Hoffman, Transportation Program, 523 Ashmun St., Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For questions regarding the TIP, contact Wendy Hoffman at 906‑635‑6050.

Special accommodations: Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with disabilities upon request. If making a request for an accommodation, please include a description of the accommodation you will need and tell us how to contact you if we need more information. Make your request as early as possible by sending an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling Wendy Hoffman at 906‑635‑6050. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill.

Bahweting Jiibay Wiikongewin (Ghost Feast) will be held Friday, Oct. 30, at the Niigaanagiizhik Ceremonial Building, 11 Ice Circle in Sault Ste. Marie. Doors Open at 5 p.m. and attendees will be given directions at check-in.
It's that time of year to honor and feast our ancestors and loved ones again here in Bahweting. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we will be offering an opportunity for community members to participate in a walk through ceremony. Following CDC recommended COVID-19 Safety Precautions, community members will be able to check-in and pick up pre-packaged feast plates, ceremonial food offerings, and medicine ties prepared by the Language and Culture Department staff. Practicing safe social distancing, attendees will be allowed to enter the waazhiim (lodge) one person at a time to make their offerings to the misho shkode (grandfather fire), and then proceed to the parking lot.
For more information, call 906‑635‑6050 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Bahweting Jiibay Wiikongewin Ghost Feast Flyer

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