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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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CHIPPEWA AND MACKINAC COUNTIES, Mich. – The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians announced today that it has been awarded a Rural Development Broadband ReConnect grant totaling $24,944,355 from the USDA’s Rural Utility Service (USDA-RUS).

The grant will allow the tribe to expand high-speed Internet access to its members by installing a fiber-to-the-premises network located on Sault Tribe’s Reservation Lands in Chippewa and Mackinac counties. The network will provide 1 gigabit broadband services to any subscribing households.

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. —The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will hold a special meeting beginning 5 p.m. on Sept. 27 at the Sault Kewadin Casino, in person or via Zoom, https://zoom.us/j/96906911516.

Those who have already registered for Zoom meetings need not register again.

On the agenda under Resolutions is: Amending Ch. 70 Expanded Terms Violence Against Women, Amending 2005-130 Employee Health Insurance Premiums, Contract Approval Meritain Health and Delta Dental, Approving Am. to Vision Benefits, and Appointing Works Compensation Committee Members.

September 27 Resolutions

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. —The JKL Fiduciary Committee will hold a meeting beginning 9 a.m. on Sept. 26. Sault Tribe members may join the meeting via Zoom ONLY at: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/8984535025

To attend an upcoming JKL Committee meeting via Zoom, Sault Tribe members must complete a membership participation form (https://fs29.formsite.com/SaultT/q1aksnvjv3/index.html). The member’s red file number must be entered on their form in the space provided. Those who have already registered for Zoom meetings need not register again.

On the agenda under Business is: Employee Bonuses/Merit Raises, Safe Routes to School, EUPISD Consulting Contract, and Approval of Bylaws.

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 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 Facebook and YouTube. Search for 'Sault Tribe Language and Culture.'
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 Tribe Traditional Medicine Program’s Women’s Full Moon Ceremony
Monday, Oct. 10
Social hour 7-8 p.m.
Ceremony starts at 8 p.m.
Located at the Niigaanagiizhik Ceremonial Building (11 Ice Circle Drive)
Please bring a copper cup or drinking vessel and skirt if available to ceremony.
Women on their moon time may attend (offerings can be made on your behalf).

Please contact Lori, Bree, or Katrina with any questions.
906‑632‑0236 or 906‑632‑5268
Masks are recommended.

Full Moon Ceremony October Flyer

Hessel Community Health Center phones are currently down. A notification will be posted when they are back up.

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