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A peer-led support group providing survivors with a safe space to heal through discussion and crafting. This group does not provide professional counseling or therapy. Open to all sexual assault and sexual abuse survivors 18 years of age and older. Drop-ins welcome.

1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month
5-6:30 p.m.
Sault Tribe Advocacy Resource Center
1860 16th Ave. East, Sault Ste. Marie

Topics of discussion:
Power and Control
Shame and Self-Blame
PTSD and other impacts of Sexual Trauma
Body Image and Self-Esteem
Healing and Self-Care
Healthy Relationships

Questions? Call Grey Shea at 906‑632‑1808.

Sexual Assault Support Group Flyer

Sault Tribe Traditional Medicine Program is holding July clinic hours for the following dates and locations. Any questions, or to book an appointment, please call the Traditional Medicine Program at 906‑632‑0236 or 906‑632‑5268.

Gerard Sagassige
Sault Ste. Marie Health Center—July 3, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 and 31
(906) 632-0236, Lori Gambardella
St. Ignace Health Center—July 5
906‑643‑8689 or 877‑256‑0135
Hessel Community Center—July 19
Munising Health Center—July 26
906‑387‑4721 or 800‑236‑4705

George Goggleye
Sault Ste. Marie Health Center—July 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 26, 27
906‑632‑0236, Lori Gambardella
St. Ignace Health Center—July 21
906‑643‑8689 or 877‑256‑0135
Manistique Health Center—July 28
906‑341‑8469 or 866‑401‑0043

July Healer Clinic Flyer 

Summer Pool Hours
Manistique High School

Early Bird Swim:
June 5, 2023 - July 27, 2023
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
5:30 - 7:30 a.m.

Open Swim:
June 19, 2023 - July 26, 2023*
Monday & Wednesday
1-3 p.m.
*No Swim July 3 & July 5

FREE for Sault Tribe Members.
Present membership card to the desk attendant.

Manistique Open Swim Flyer

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

2023 Wellness and Recreation Guide

At its May 31 special meeting, the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors approved resolution 2023-190, voiding the 2023 Special Advisory Election held March 20, 2023. The board directed the Election Committee to issue a Notice of Election within 30 days for a new Special Advisory Election to fill the current vacant Unit I Board of Directors seat.

Resolution 2023-190 states:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Directors amends Tribal Code Chapter 10 Election Ordinance at Section 10.108(1) as follows:

10.108 Tribal Election Committee.
(1) All elections held pursuant to this Chapter shall be administered by the Election Committee subject to review of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall appoint each member of the Election Committee. The Election Committee shall consist of thirteen (13) members. The Board of Directors shall appoint a chairperson of the Election Committee from the Committee’s own membership. No person shall be appointed who is currently holding elective office. Any member of the Election Committee shall be ineligible for tribal elective office unless he resigns from the Election Committee at least six (6) months before the election deadline. The Election Committee shall establish its own administrative procedures subject to the approval of the Board of Directors and may not delegate its authority. The Committee may assign specific tasks or duties as necessary to carry out ministerial tasks or duties, consistent with the Constitution and this Chapter.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Directors hereby declares the ongoing 2023 Special Election to be void and orders the Election Committee to within thirty days post a Notice of Election for a subsequent Special Election to fill the current vacant Unit I Board of Directors seat.

The motion to approve the resolution was made by Unit I Director Betty Freiheit, seconded by Unit I Director Robert McRorie. Directors voting "yes" were Freiheit and McRorie, Unit II Director Kimberly Lee, Unit III Directors Shawn Borowicz, Unit IV Director Kimberly Hampton and Unit V Director Tyler LaPlaunt. Voting "no" were Unit I Director Michael McKerchie, Unit II Director Lana Causley-Smith, Unit III Director Bridgett Sorenson, and Unit IV Director Darcy Morrow. Unit I Director Isaac McKechnie abstained.

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