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The Sault Tribe Board of Directors special meeting held on Thursday, May 16, 2024, has been recessed until Monday, May 20, 2024, at 9 a.m. The board of directors approved Resolution No. 2024-138, titled Authorizing Hearing Under Section 6.7 (b) of Sault Tribe Inc. Charter, said hearing will commence at 9 a.m. Monday. This meeting will be held in the Whitefish Point Room at the Sault Kewadin Casinos and will be open to the membership (noting that there may be moments that the board of directors will go into a closed session).

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 May 21 at the Kewadin Casino in Sault Ste. Marie, in person or via Zoom, https://zoom.us/j/83640619761.

“Membership Participation” will be held at 5 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 1 p.m. on meeting day. The link is https://zoom.us/j/83640619761. Those who have already registered for Zoom meetings need not register again unless they have a matter for the board.

To attend the scheduled workshop, except for closed session or items, go to https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84149623333. Those who have already registered to Zoom Board of Directors meetings need not register for workshops.

On the agenda under Resolutions is: Buildings – Marquette Community Center Establish FY24 and FY25 Budgets, Buildings – Home Manistique Establish FY24 and FY25 Budgets, Cultural – Administration FY24 Budget Modification, Natural Resources – GLRI Coastal Wetland Management St. Mary’s Establish FY25 Budget, Health – Sault Optical/3rd Party FY24 Budget Modifications, Health – Sault Housekeeping/ Maintenance/3rd Party FY24 Budget Modifications, Health – Family Spirit/3rd Party FY24 Budget Modifications and Healthy Start Grant FY25 Budget Modification, Health – Sault Administration/3rd Party FY24 Budget Modifications, Legal-Tribal Attorney FY24 Budget Modification, Trust Land Ainsworth Addition Lots 4-8 Block 6, Trust Land Sugar Island Parcel A and B, Trust Land Sugar Island Wilwalk Cemetery, OHTE Award Contract McGahey Trailer Replacement #24-058, ARPA Funded Unit 1 OHTE Lease to Purchase Homes, Authorize Housing to Apply for US Department of Energy, SCEP Program, Authorizing Contracting Policy, Authorizing Resolution Information Sheet (RIS) Policy, Authorizing Signature Authority Approval Policy, Approve Application for USDA RUS Rural EConnectivity Program Grant, Approve Funding Request for Reconnect 5 Grant, Approve Contract Award for Grant Writing/Development for, USDA Reconnect 5, Award Contract/Establish Budget – Sault Tribe Compensation Study, Clarify Intent of Res. 2021-167 and Amend Res. 2021-195, Approval of Addendum Contract Blue Stone Strategy Group, Ninth Amendment to List of Key Employees, and Sale and Purchase of Building for Wellbriety.

Under New Business, the board will consider Member Preference in Employment, Unit 2 Trailer Information, and Board Concerns.

May 21 Meeting Resolutions

Written Decision of the Election Commission RE Elections Complaints from the May 15, 2024, Election Commission Meeting:
The attached written decision is being published per Tribal Code Ch. 10 pursuant to Section 10.121(2)(c) of the Election Ordinance.

CausleySmith.Election Complaint.Decision 5.16.24

Volunteers needed

The Sault Tribe Election Commission will be conducting the Primary Election on Thursday, May 23, 2024, beginning 5 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom at Kewadin Casinos in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. There will be no Zoom option for attendance; however, Sault Tribe Video Producer Joseph Street will be on site to livestream the event to Facebook. As always, tribal members are welcome to attend to watch the process in person and get live updates that way.

Tribal members and tribal employees who would like to volunteer to assist the Commission on Primary Election night with the opening of the ballots should contact Lona Stewart or Ashlee Mielke via email at 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., or by phone at 906‑635‑6050. Questions can be referred to Lona Stewart or Ashlee Mielke as well. Dinner will be provided for volunteers.

Sault Tribe Traditional Medicine Program is holding June 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—June 4, 10, 11, 17, 18

St. Ignace Health Center—June 5

Manistique Health Center—June 12

Hessel Community Center—June 19

June Healer Flyer

Are you interested in working in the early childhood field? If so we have opportunities for you! We have many new positions as we are planning on expanding our services and opening some new classrooms.

Click on this link https://www.saulttribe.com/newsroom/employment to apply today or scan our QR code!

Sault Tribe Early Childhood Program Flyer

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