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

Untitled 1Due to the continuing presence of COVID-19 cases across the tribe’s seven-county service area, Sault Tribe continues to ask staff and the public to practice social distancing and wash their hands often. Masks are required in tribal health clinics. Plans will be updated as needed. Miigwech.

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Distribution at Niigaanagiizhik Ceremonial Building:
Thur 10/21/2021 - 4:30 - 6 p.m.
Fri 10/22/2021 - 12 - 2 p.m.

Provided by the Sault Tribe Language & Culture Division

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SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. —At its Oct. 19, 2021, meeting in Sault Ste. Marie, the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors authorized the temporary $3 per hour salary increase for the tribe’s governmental, gaming and EDC team members be made permanent to continue to address COVID-19 wage inflation.

Tribal Chairperson Aaron Payment said, “I would like to recognize our appreciation for our team members for their diligence over the years and our Executive Director and Human Resources team for pulling a plan together to finally bring our team members to market value.”

Payment added, “I also appreciate the board of directors’ approval of an interim plan this summer, then through adoption of a permanent increase ahead of the final market analysis plan.”

In August, the Sault Tribe Board had set a temporary $3 per hour raise through Oct. 2 for team members under the Sault Tribe umbrella to address COVID-19 wage inflation while reviewing the results of a wage compensation study. In September, the $3 raise was extended through the year end. The board has now determined the raise should be permanent and will pursue the compensation study.

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Call Sault Tribe Community Health to schedule an appointment for your flu shot.        

Hessel: (906) 484-2727
Sault: (906) 632-5210
St. Ignace: (906) 643-8689, ext. 34531

Eligibility: Sault Tribe members, spouses, members of other federally recognized tribes and Sault Tribe employees

Schedule Your Flu Shot

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 Oct. 19 at the Sault Kewadin Casino, 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: FY 22 MI Tribal Food Access Collaborative; Nat. Resources – Inland Fish & Wildlife; Nat. Resources – TRP Fire Ecology; GLRI Adaptive Management of Ma’iigan; FY 22 After School Ojibwe Language; Community Service Block Grant; Child Care Development Fund (2801); Child Care Dev Funds (2800/2803); Sault Tribe Thrive; DeMawating Development; Trust Land Cancelation - Lindsay/Cook; Trust Land Lease - Lindsay, Justin; Trust Land Cancelation - Suggitt; Trust Land Lease - Lindsay, John/Darlene; Trust Land Cancelation - Bosley; Trust Land Lease - Parr; Deployment of Funds from Opioid Claims; Permanent Salary Increase Allocation; Revisions to Tribal-State Gaming Compact’s MOU; Designate Indigenous People’s Day; and Re-Opening Sault Tribe Rolls.

Under New Business, the board will consider: Key Employee, Status of SSM Indigenous Day, Property and Board Concerns.

October 19 Meeting Resolutions

YEA Unit 2 Spooky Haunted Trial and Halloween Fest Oct. 16, 1-5 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of spooky fun with games and crafts.

The registration and games will be in the front half of the camping grounds and the haunted trail will be on the back half. Parking at the Tribal Center and walk across to the campgrounds. Inside the tent are 50 pumpkins for the first 50 families to register for pumpkin carving or making candied apples. Outside participants can test their aiming skills with a balloon dart game, ring toss, musical chairs and pumpkin says. Or, if you dare...Follow the path to see what awaits!

This is a public event that will take place at the Kewadin Campground in Hessel. COVID-19 Safety Guidelines will be followed. For more information call 906‑484‑2298 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..

Sponsored by Unit 2 Directors, Housing Authority, Tribal Law Enforcement and Kewadin Casino.

Due to COVID-19, all events are subject to change.

Spooky Haunted Trial and Halloween Fest

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