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The Beginner Language Class for tonight, June 17, is canceled.

The June 19 FAN chapter meeting will be about how curriculum attempts to prepare our students to make wise choices with regard to substance use and changes that have been made in light of the opioid epidemic. This will be our first chapter meeting at our new venue - Avery Square Conference Room (2nd floor - elevator available).  Please join us and bring a friend. For more information visit www.facebook.com/fanchipp.

There is still space available in these two LSSU camps for Sault Tribe youth: 

Men's Individual Basketball Camp
June 24‑27
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Males entering 6th-9th Grade
Register at www.bigbeararena.com
Deadline: June 19 at 5 p.m.

Middle School Volleyball Camp
July 8‑10
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Females entering 5th-8th Grade
Register at www.bigbeararena.com
Deadline: July 2 at 5 p.m.

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. —A regular meeting of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will be held at Sault Ste. Marie Kewadin Casino starting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18. The meeting will be preceded by “Matters Raised by the Membership” from 4 to 5 p.m.

Resolutions on the agenda are Child Care Development Fund-ACFS, St.  Ignace Medical/Nursing, IHS Special Diabetes, two Partial Waivers,  Tribal Strategic Master Plan, U.S. Dept. Agriculture-Odenaang Sewer Infrastructure, U.S. Dept. Agriculture – Odenaang Water Infrastructure, Tribal Transportation Hessel Project,  Grant-Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development, White Pines  Lodge-Operations, Authorization Open Bank Accounts-Huntington Bank, 2019  Plan Doc/Summary Plan Description Insurance Dept., and Amending Tribal  PRC Eligibility Policy.

Under New Business, the board will consider a committee request and board concerns.

NOTICE: Due to the July 4 holiday, the Board of Directors July 2 meeting has been canceled.

June 18 Meeting Resolutions

2019 Hessel PowwowThe 27th Gathering of the Eagles Hessel Powwow is set for Friday through Sunday, Aug. 16‑18, at the Hessel powwow grounds, next to the Hessel Kewadin Casino.

Head veteran, Nick VanAlstine; arena director, Bud Biron; co-masters of ceremonies, Joe Medicine and Josh Homminga; spiritual advisor, John Causley; fire keeper, Andrew Causley; host drum, Mukwa Giizhik; co-host drum to be announced; head dancers, Debra-Ann Pine and Chris Hall; head youth dancers, Tyler Bedell and Kendraya Teeple.
 
Friday, Aug. 16—Spiritual gathering at 3 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 17—Grand entries at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., feast at 5 p.m.

Sunday, Aug.18—Grand entry at noon. *Raffle drawing at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5 or three for $10. All proceeds benefit the Hessel powwow. Need not be present to win. License number STR-004-19. Tickets available by calling Charlee Brissette at 906‑630‑3082.

All drums and dancers welcome! Public welcome! FREE event. No drugs, alcohol, politics or dogs.

For more information, please call Charlee Brissette at 906‑630‑3082 or John Causley at 906‑430‑0919.

2019 Hessel Powwow Poster

Woodland Sky Native American Dance CoJune 26, 7-8:30 p.m.
Soo Locks
Featuring: Woodland Sky Native American Dance Company

Music in the Park Flyer

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Photo by Ken Bosma / CC BY