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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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Aaniin/Boozhoo Everyone! Through the entire month of March, we are excited to bring many Sugar Bush events and activities to our community virtually from Mary Murray Culture Camp!

Keep on the lookout for event dates and times:
*Virtual Sugar Bush Visits (School Classes Welcome)
*Coffee With an Elder/Community Leader (From MMCC)
*Maple Sap Boiling in the Sugar Bush Live on Facebook
*Virtual Maple Syrup Filtering and Bottling
*Virtual Maple Sugar and Candy Making

For more information, contact us in the Language and Culture Department by phone at 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..

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St. Michael, Marquette Virtual Parish Mission March 7‑8 Open To All

Everyone is invited to join the parishioners of St. Michael Parish, Marquette for a free virtual parish mission. Dominick Albano, Catholic author, speaker and consultant, will present “Choosing Hope: A Lenten Parish Mission on Making Godly Choices” Sunday and Monday, March 7 and 8, at 6:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. CT.

The live-streaming link, “St. Michael Parish Mission,” will be posted at: StMichaelMqt.com and Facebook.com/StMikesMqt. Those without Internet access are invited to view the live-stream at St. Michael’s parish center by calling 906‑228‑8180 before March 5 to reserve your space at St. Michael Parish, 401 W. Kaye Ave., Marquette. Masks must be worn.

Albano notes, “God has a plan for your life, and when your choices align with that plan, your life is filled with hope, light, and grace. Choosing Hope is about learning how to include God when you make choices and have the peace that comes from knowing you made the best choice you could.”

This parish mission is based on Albano’s book, The Essential Guide to Prayerful Decision Making. Anyone who wishes to purchase the book before or after the mission, can use the special coupon code, "STMICHAEL," to receive 20% off any of the books on Albano’s website. Visit DominickAlbano.com and click on Store.

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 March 2. 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. Please check the Sault Tribe website for the meeting link and Membership Form that must be completed.

Resolutions on the agenda are, under Budget Modifications: GLRI- Whitefish Recruitment, Gitchi Auto Home/RV and Grant and Establish Budget; MERS 2021 Defined Benefit Plan Addendum; CTAS Grant; Authorization to Utilize Seymour Rd. for NADP Site; Trust Land Cancellation - Carpentiers Lot 131; Trust Land Cancellation - Carpentiers Lot 165; Trust Land Lease Carpentiers/McLean; of Tribal Charter for Sault Tribe Business Alliance; Subcontract for Admin/Biological CORA; and Amending Chapter 21: Hunting and Inland Fishing Sec. 21.522.

Under New Business is Board Concerns.

March 2 Meeting Resolutions

Attached are the updated wellness and recreation opportunities for Sault Tribe members across the service area.

Wellness and Recreation Opportunities

CHIPPEWA County, Michigan – Since December, 2020, between the Chippewa County Health Department (CCHD) and its partners, over 9,000 Chippewa county residents (or more than 23% of the county population) have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. While these numbers are positive, there is still a long way to go before we reach our goal of having 70% of our county fully vaccinated.

The health department continues to vaccinate individuals in Priority 1B, Groups A and B, which includes: critical infrastructure employees, preK-12 teachers, first responders, etc., and the aged 65 and older population. For individuals in those groups, appointments are available at CCHD. Please call 906‑635‑3572 to schedule. CCHD encourages anyone who is currently eligible to get vaccinated.

Vaccine Update

War Memorial Hospital and Sugar Island EMS are partnering to bring a COVID-19 vaccination clinic to Sugar Island on Friday, Feb. 26.

Individuals must be residents of Chippewa County, but do not need to reside on Sugar Island. Eligible individuals include:
-Individuals age 65+
-PreK-12 teachers, support staff, and child care workers.
-Corrections workers (prison or jail staff, juvenile justice facilities).
-First responders not covered in Phase 1A (firefighters, police, conservation officers, inspectors).
-Workers in adult & child protective services, homeless shelters, and congregate child care institutions.

Vaccinations will be given by appointment only, please call 906‑253‑1003 to schedule.

COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Available

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