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

Untitled 1Due to the extensive number of events on Sault Tribe’s schedule, a list has been developed to help tribal members navigate the many postponements. It will be updated at least twice a day as time goes on. Thank you.

New entries will be added to the top of list.

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. —The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors scheduled a special meeting at 10 a.m. on Sept. 29 at the Sault Kewadin Casino. Due to the COVID-19 state of emergency, meetings are not open to the public.

On the agenda are resolutions: Land Lease – Vanvalkenburgh and Finance Construction Loan – Childcare Center.

Under new business the board will consider board concerns.

September 29 Meeting Resolutions

Please see the attached announcement on Ojibwe Hazardous Abatement hiring technicians to help with COVID-19.

Covid-19 Technician Openings

Join us on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 3 p.m. for a live webinar that explores many contributions Michigan’s Anishinaabe people have made to our state, past and present. Sault Tribe Language and Culture Director will be a panelist and a Sault Tribe language lesson will be presented!

For more information see:
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MIDNR/bulletins/2a0ee98

Join the Language and Culture Dept. by wearing an orange shirt on Sept. 30. Orange Shirt raises awareness about boarding schools and residential schools, and helps us remember the children who were lost during the boarding school era.

Orange Shirt Day Flyer

SAULT STE. MARIE – The 10th annual “Dancing with the Stars” for Hospice of the EUP, originally slated as an October reunion show at Dream Makers Theater, has been postponed to March 19, 2021.

“Dancing with the Stars” is an annually sold-out fund-raiser critical to the Hospice of the EUP operating budget. The 2019 event raised a record $50,000.

This year’s DWTS has been postponed due to COVID-19. Hospice of the EUP prioritized the health and safety of instructors, participants and spectators.

“My appreciation goes out to our dance instructors, who have altered their schedules in order to continue volunteering for this event,” DWTS coordinator MaryJo Duvall said. “They are a talented group, and with this extra time to prep, we expect nothing but an amazing show that you won’t want to miss.

Duvall added that the Nov. 21 craft and vendor show at the Sault Middle School has been canceled.

The new American Legion tribal veterans service officer for the EUP, Dylan Moiles, recently announced his office schedule for meeting with veterans or their families. He is in Hessel on Mondays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sault Ste. Marie on Tuesdays, Tribal Health Clinic, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., but for now he’s based at the VA Clinic; and in St. Ignace on Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Moiles recently completed service officer training through the VA. A Sault Tribe member, he served in the Marine Corps with tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

Dylan Moiles can be reached at 517‑281‑2708 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

American Legion tribal veterans service officer Stacy King now serves the western region of the Sault Tribe service area. She can be contacted by phone at 906‑202‑4238 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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