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

Untitled 1Due to the continuing rise in COVID-19 cases across the tribe’s seven-county service area, Sault Tribe is implementing operational plans for tribal programs and service area counties that are posted in the information bar below. These plans will help safeguard the health of tribal members and team members while still providing services to the membership. Please take care, wear masks in public spaces, practice social distancing and wash your hands often. Miigwech.

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Sault Tribe vaccination events are now open to the general public in the local community. Please use the Sault Tribe Health Division’s online COVID-19 Vaccination Registration Form available at www.saulttribehealth.com, which can be accessed via cellphone, tablet or computer.


Aug. 3, St. Ignace, St. Ignace Health Center
Aug. 10, Big Bear, Sault Ste. Marie
Aug. 24, St. Ignace, St. Ignace Health Center
Aug. 26, Manistique Tribal Health Center
Aug. 30, Munising Tribal Health Center
Aug. 31, Escanaba Tribal Community Health Center
Aug. 26, Marquette Tribal Community Health Center

The Election Committee would like to remind all tribal members of the importance of adhering to Chapter 10 of the Tribal Code (the Tribal Election Ordinance). Please be advised, pursuant to Section 10.107, the election cycle does not commence until the last Friday in January in the year in which a general election occurs. The next election cycle commences Friday, Jan. 28, 2022. Pursuant to Section 10.112 of the Election Ordinance, no campaigning shall take place prior to that date. “Campaigning” shall mean “all efforts designed to influence members to support or reject a particular candidate, including without limitation, advertising, rallying, public speaking, or other communications with members.”

Recently, the Election Committee received several election complaints, some of which were legitimate and others questionable. The Election Committee reminds all members who may be interested in running for office, supporting someone who may run for office, or campaigning against someone in office or who may run for office, not to publish or post to social media or other public sources any comments that may appear to be “campaigning” until after Jan. 28, 2022.

While the Election Committee appreciates the fact that there is “grey area” within the definition of “campaigning,” the committee requests that all members err on the side of caution and civility. For example, while publicly supporting certain political or philosophical views is certainly appropriate and encouraged; associating such views (or opposing views) with a potential candidate, while referencing the next election date, prior to the Notice of Election, starts to appear more like unlawful campaigning.

It is important for members to recognize the difference between “campaigning” and “freedom of expression” before filing a complaint with the Election Committee. While the Election Committee fully supports all members’ rights to free expression of their political and philosophical views, such rights have been curtailed by Chapter 10 of the Tribal Code when that speech becomes “campaigning.”

The entire Code can be found on the tribe’s website at saulttribe.com/government/tribal-code.

At the end of the day, we are all one tribe. The Election Committee requests that all members be open, tolerant and respectful of all other members’ political and philosophical views, regardless of whether they agree or disagree with such views, and, most importantly, refrain from “campaigning” until after Jan. 28, 2022.

Do you have an interest working in an educational setting or looking to build your career in the field of education? JKL School is accepting applications for qualified candidates for the 2021-2022 school year. JKL School offers a benefit package that includes:

► Michigan Public School Retirement System – Pension and 401(k) offered
► BC/BS Health Insurance – 80 percent employer paid premium which includes Health, Vision, Dental, and Prescription
► Life Insurance – Employer paid
► Long-term and short-term disability
► Optional life insurance
► PTO and sick time

Special Education Teacher - Candidates must possess a valid Michigan teaching certificate, and Special Education endorsement required.
Academic Services Teacher - MS and Elementary
Physical Education Teacher – Candidates must possess a valid Michigan teaching certificate with a K-8 Physical Education Endorsement.
Custodian (3-11 shift)
School Social Worker - Candidates must possess a master’s degree from a graduate school social work program approved by the Michigan Department of Education.
Substitute Bus Driver

Applications can be found at www.jklschool.org by clicking on the employment opportunities link on the home page. JKL application package must include electronic versions of the following: application, letter of interest, current resume, copy of Michigan Certification, Transcripts, and MTTC results if applicable. Only electronically filed applications that are complete with all required documentation attached will be considered. Positions are open until filled. Employment at JKL is considered “at-will.” JKL is an equal opportunity employer.

Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. with Susan Askwith and Paul Blondeau
Join using this link: www.tinyurl.com/susanpaul 
Or join by phone at 312‑626‑6799 (Meeting ID: 926 5838 7956; Passcode: 631691)

Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. with Shirley Recollet and Cecil E. Pavlat Sr.
Join using this link: www.tinyurl.com/shirleycecil 
Or join by phone at 646‑558‑8656 (Meeting ID: 951 9196 1173; Passcode: 346018)

Pre-recorded Anishinaabemowin lessons posted each week and available anytime on our Facebook page

All classes are free and open to the public!

Contact our Anishinaabemowin team by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Questions? Contact the Sault Tribe Language & Culture Department at 906‑635‑6050.

Anishinaabemowin Classes

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. —The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will hold a regular meeting beginning 5 p.m. on Aug. 3 at the Sault Kewadin Casino, open to the public in person or via Zoom, https://zoom.us/j/96906911516.

“Matters Raised by the Membership” will be held at 4 p.m. in person or by virtual attendance. The link is available Sault Tribe website under membership assistance for the meeting link and Membership Form that must be completed. The deadline to submit a form is 3 p.m. on meeting day. The link is https://zoom.us/j/96906911516.

Resolutions on the agenda are, under Budget Modifications: Manistique Medical Nursing, Sanitation BE-19-K53, ARPA Head Start and Early Head Start, NTIA Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program, and Apply for State of Michigan Land Bank Authority Property; and one partial waiver.

Under New Business is Board Concerns.

August 3 Meeting Resolutions

Seeking volunteers to cook for Spirit Feast and Jingle Dress Dancers to dance for healing on Friday, Aug. 20, at Niigaanagiizhik from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. to honor the lives and spirits of the Indigenous children whose remains were recently discovered in unmarked graves at residential boarding schools across Canada and those yet to be brought home in the United States. Please call Jess Gillotte-King at 906‑632‑1808 or message facebook.com/saulttribeARC to volunteer. Miigwech!

Calling all Aunties and Jingle Dress Dancers Flyer

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