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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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Step Into Spring: A FREE Nature Trail Hike May 19, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.at Big Bear Arena parking lot. Refreshments and fresh air provided. No registration required.
Loop A ~ 1.2 Miles
Loop B ~ 1 Mile
*Mask required when unable to Social Distance.
A Sault Tribe Wellness Collaborative Event.

Nature Trail Hike Flyer

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. —The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will hold a virtual regular meeting at 5 p.m. on May 18. Due to the COVID-19 State of Emergency, the meetings are not open to the public.

“Matters Raised by the Membership” will be held at 4 p.m. by virtual attendance. The link is available Sault Tribe website under membership assistance for the meeting link and Membership Form that must be completed.

Resolutions on the agenda are, under Budget Modifications: Transportation Program; Adding 3 percent 401 (K) Discretionary Contribution and Head Start Early Head Start.

Under New Business, the board will consider Board Concerns.

Membership Concerns Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/96906911516

May 18 Meeting Resolutions

Dear Families,
We regret to inform you that the 2021 Summer Recreation Program will be cancelled this year. The health and well-being of your children is our top priority and has guided our decision-making process. This decision was difficult for us as we have taken great pride in our ability to provide such a great opportunity infused with learning and fun for our community children. Based on CDC guidelines and staffing levels, we identified that group sizes would be severely limited and the types of available programming would be limited in size, scope and location. At this time, we know that we would not be able to offer the quality of program that we have offered the past 24 years.

We understand that this news is difficult for families who depend and rely upon this programing to provide safe summer opportunities while schools are on Summer Break. We want our families to know that while we pause for the 2021 Summer season, we remain committed to creating a new opportunity in 2022 when we anticipate that the COVID spread will be better controlled.

We will miss your children and wish everyone health and wellness during these challenging times.
Sincerely,

Tammy Graham, Recreation Facility Manager
Big Bear Arena

2021 Summer Recreation Program cancelation

May 15 Vaccine event in DetroitAmerican Indian Health and Family Services in partnership with Sault Tribe will hold a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for tribal members are their families at AIHFS, 4880 Lawndale, Detroit MI 48210, 313‑846‑6030, on Saturday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Call AIHFS with questions.

Locally grown vegetable and flower plants Thursday, May 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. and Thursday, June 3, from 4 to 7 p.m., Brimley Bay Mills Farmers Market Pavilion, 11644 Plantation Road in Brimley.

Sponsored by Wiisinidaa Mnomiijim Let’s Eat Good Food Community Coalition and the Brimley Bay Mills Farmer’s Market.

For more information or to become a vendor please contact Connie Watson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 906‑248‑8363.

Plant Sale Flyer

Sault Tribe Law Enforcement (STLE) made the tough decision to cancel the 2021 Junior Police Academy. This decision was not made lightly, but because this is a very interactive and physically active academy and STLE relies on other community agencies to help make it successful, with the continuing COVID-19 health emergency, we feel it is in the best interest of our staff, volunteers and the youth we serve to cancel this year’s event. Sault Tribe Law Enforcement’s top priority is the health and safety of its staff, the kids who attend and the communities we serve.

Sault Tribe Law Enforcement hopes to see everyone in 2022! Stay safe everyone!

Robert Marchand
Chief of Police

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