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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 Law Enforcement will be closing its Sault office at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 23, 2021 so that all staff may attend Sergeant Michael Pins’ Retirement Celebration together.

Please contact Sault Tribe Law Enforcement at 906‑635‑6065 if you have any questions.

After 27-plus years in Law Enforcement, Sergeant Michael Pins is retiring effective Friday, April 23, 2021! Sault Tribe Law Enforcement will be hosting a retirement celebration in Mike’s honor to show our appreciation for his years of service and dedication to Sault Tribe and its communities! Please feel free to join us—bring your funny stories to share and have a bite to eat as we wish Mike well in his future endeavors! The celebration will be held at the Sault Kewadin Casino in Dream Maker’s Theater on Friday, April 23, 2021, from 2 to 5 p.m. Due to COVID policies, we recommend social distancing and masks.

The following committees have vacant seats. Sault Tribe members interested in filling these vacancies should submit one letter of intent and three letters of recommendation from other members to Joanne Carr or Linda Grossett, 523 Ashmun St., Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783. Call 906‑635‑6050 with any questions.

Anishinaabe Cultural Committee - six vacancies - three male (4-year term), three female (4-year term)
Child Welfare Committee - three vacancies (4-year term), one vacancy (expires May 23)
Conservation Committee - one vacancy - Fisheries (term expiring March 3, 2023)
Election Committee - four vacancies (4-year term)
Higher Education Committee - Two vacancies (4-year term)
Health Board - five vacancies (4-year term)
Housing Commission - one vacancy - Unit I (4 year term) one vacancy - Unit II (4-year term)
Special Needs/Enrollment Committee - six vacancies (2-year term)

Elder Advisory Committee
Unit I - Sault (4-year term), one regular vacancy and one alternate vacancy
Unit II - Hessel (4-year term), one alternate vacancy
Unit II - Naubinway (4-year term), one alternate vacancy
Unit III - St. Ignace (4-year term), one regular vacancy and one alternate vacancy
Unit IV - Manistique (4-year term), one alternate vacancy
Unit IV - Escanaba (4-year term) one regular vacancy and one alternate vacancy
Unit V - Munising (4-year term), one alternate vacancy
Unit V - Marquette (4-year term), one regular vacancy and one alternate vacancy

Elder Subcommittee
Unit I - Sault (4-year terms), two regular seat vacancies, two alternate seat vacancies
Unit ll - Hessel (4-year terms), two regular seat vacancies, two alternate vacancies
Unit II - Newberry (4-year term), two regular seat vacancies, one alternate vacancy
Unit II - Naubinway (4-year term), two alternate seat vacancies
Unit IV - Manistique (4-year term), two regular seat vacancies, one alternate vacancy
Unit IV - Escanaba (4-year term), two regular seat vacancies, two alternate vacancies
Unit V - Munising (4-year term), two regular seat vacancies, one alternate seat vacancy
Unit V - Marquette (4-year term), three regular seat vacancies, one alternate seat vacancy

The Sault Tribe WIOA Department is accepting applications for the Summer Youth Employment Program. This program is for Native American youth ages 14 to 21 who reside within the seven-county service area (Marquette, Alger, Chippewa, Luce, Mackinaw, Delta and Schoolcraft counties). Applications may be picked up at the WIOA office, located on the second floor of the Big Bear, 2 Ice Circle, Sault Ste. Marie, or by contacting Brenda Cadreau at 906‑635‑4767. Applicants will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing and a criminal background investigation, if applicable. Deadline to apply is May 14, 2021.

The Sault Tribe WIOA Department Senior Employment Program is accepting applications for a part-time regular Kitchen Aide, 14 hours per week for the Elder Services Division in Sault Ste. Marie. Under the direction of the cook, the kitchen aide helps prepare meals and other tasks. Applicant must be a Sault Tribe member 60 or over residing within the seven-county service area. Must pass a criminal background investigation and pre-employment drug test. Experience in home meal preparation and Serve Safe Certification preferred. The wage is $9.87 per hour. To apply, contact Brenda Cadreau, 2 Ice Circle, Sault Ste. Marie, 906‑635‑4767.

Vacancy Announcement

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
Appellate Court Judge – Community Member and Elder Positions

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, is seeking tribal members for the community and elder member positions on their appellate court in its Tribal Court System. Judges at the appellate court level hear appeals as prescribed by Chapter 82 of the Tribal Code. The successful candidates will be one of five appellate judges. Additional candidates may be appointed as reserve judges.

Pursuant to Tribal Code Chapter 82.134(2)(d), the successful candidate(s) will be based on:
1. Integrity and moral courage
2. Legal ability and experience
3. Intelligence and wisdom
4. Culturally oriented
5. Deliberate and fair minded in reaching decisions
6. Industrious and prompt in performing his or her duties as a judge
7. Personal habits and outside activities compatible with judicial office
8. Courteous and considerate on the bench

Applicants shall have the highest moral and ethical character; and significant experience and knowledge of the Tribe and its history and culture.

Application deadline is: May 13, 2021.

Applications can be found at www.saulttribe.com, under government/tribal court tab, downloads section, or by contacting the court below.

Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest, resume and completed application to:
Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa Tribal Court
Attn: Traci Swan
2175 Shunk Road
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Telephone: 906‑635‑7747
Or by E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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