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Sobriety Powwow 20192019 Sault Tribe New Year’s Sobriety Powwow Dec. 31, Big Bear Arena, 2 Ice Circle Dr. in Sault Ste. Marie. 

Grand entries: 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Traditional feast, 5 p.m., Niigaanagiizhik Ceremonial Building, 11 Ice Circle Dr. in Sault Ste. Marie
Sobriety countdown, 10 p.m. Powwow continues until midnight.
Ring in the New Year at the Niigaanagiizhik Ceremonial Building, 12 a.m. - 2 a.m.

Safe and sober environment with sacred fire, hot chocolate and snacks provided. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Head Veteran: Don Chosa Jr.
Arena Director: Cecil Pavlat Sr.
Host Drum: Four Thunders
Head Male: Joe Syrette
Head Female: Heather Syrette
Head Jr Male: Tyler Bedell
Head Jr Female: Aubrey Pine
Master of Ceremonies: Gerard Saggasige

Honorarium for all drum groups with minimum of four registered singers.

Vendor Space (craft vendors only) – FREE. Tables on first come, first served basis. Call to register.

Open to the public.

All Drums, Dancers and Eagle Staffs are welcome!

This is a drug and alcohol free event. No politics. 

For more information contact Joshua Biron or Kaitlin Lenhard at 635-6050 or email 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..

2019 Sobriety Powwow

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 males (4-year term), three female (4-year term)
Child Welfare Committee - three vacancies (4-year term)
Election Committee - five vacancies (4-year term)
Higher Education Committee - two vacancies (4-year term)
Health Board - five vacancies (4-year term)
Housing Committee - Unit IV - one vacancy (4-year term)
Special Needs/Enrollment Committee - five vacancies (2-year term)
Conservation Committee - four vacancies - Inland (4-year term), four vacancies-fisheries (4-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 - Newberry (4-year term), one alternate vacancy
Unit III - St. Ignace (4-year term), one alternate vacancy
Unit IV - Escanaba (4 year term) one regular vacancy
Unit V - Munising (4-year term), one alternate vacancy
Unit V - Marquette (4-year term), one alternate vacancy

Elder Subcommittee
Unit I - Sault (4-year term), two regular seat vacancies, two alternate seat vacancies
Unit ll - Hessel (4-year term), two regular seat vacancies, one alternate vacancy
Unit III - St. Ignace (4-year term), one alternate seat vacancy
Unit IV - Escanaba (4-year term), three regular seat vacancies
Unit V - Munising (4-year term), three regular seat vacancies
Unit V - Marquette (4-year term), one regular seat vacancy, one alternate seat vacancy

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors meeting calendar for 2020:

Jan. 7 – Sault Ste. Marie
Jan. 21 – Sault Ste. Marie
Feb. 4 – Sault Ste. Marie
Feb. 18 – Sault Ste. Marie
March 3 – Sault Ste. Marie
March 17 – Manistique
April 7 – Sault Ste. Marie
April 21 – Munising
May 5 – Sault Ste. Marie
May 19 – Sault Ste. Marie
June 2 – Sault Ste. Marie
June 16 – St. Ignace
July 7 – Sault Ste. Marie
July 21 – Escanaba
Aug. 4 – Sault Ste. Marie
Aug. 18 – Sault Ste. Marie
Sept. 1 – Sault Ste. Marie
Sept. 15 – Sault Ste. Marie
Oct. 6 – Sault Ste. Marie
Oct. 20 – Sault Ste. Marie
Nov. 3 – Sault Ste. Marie
Nov. 24 – Hessel
Dec. 1 – Sault Ste. Marie

Per the Constitution and Bylaws, Article 1 – Meetings of the Board of Directors, Section 1: …..provided that at least one meeting per year shall be held in each of the five election units established pursuant to Article V, Section 1 of the tribal constitution.

General meetings of the Board of Directors are held the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month.
All general meetings start at 5 p.m. All Sault meetings will be held at the Kewadin Casino and Convention Center, other locations to be announced. Meetings with ** are changed to accommodate the Chair/Board attendance at MAST, NCAI, United Tribes, various Wash. D.C. meetings or holidays.

All special meetings will be announced.

For further information please call Joanne Carr ext. 26337 or Linda Grossett ext. 26338 at the Administration Office, 800‑793‑0660 or 906‑635‑6050.

 Board of Directors 2020 Calendar

All Sault Tribe Conservation Committee meetings are held on a Monday at the Kewadin Casino in Sault Ste. Marie. Meetings are scheduled to start at 5 p.m. Meetings for 2020 are scheduled for: Jan. 20, Feb. 17, March 23, April 20, May 18, June 22, July 20, Aug. 24, Sept. 14, Oct. 19, Nov. 16 and Dec. 7.

Contact Linda Grossett at 906‑635‑6050 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

The Sault Tribe Environmental Department is hosting its 10th annual Open House at its offices and labs at 206 Greenough Street in Sault Ste. Marie. Come and visit between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Dec. 20, and find out about the new projects and activities we have been doing and are planning for 2020!

We will have the WaterMonster set up, and a blower door, too! Find out about indoor air quality, the latest about Line 5 and the proposed chromium smelters planned on both sides of the border.

All are welcome!!

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. —A regular meeting of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will be held at the held at the Kewadin Casino, in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., starting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3. The meeting will be preceded by “Matters Raised by the Membership” from 4 to 5 p.m.

Resolutions on the agenda are: Partial Waiver, Continuing Funding for FY 2020, ACFS – CCDF Early Childhood Center, Ed – Child Care Center, Gov’t – Solid Waste, Gov’t – EPA GAP/GLRI Capacity, Gov’t – EPA Brownfields, Business Solutions – Temp Hire

Under New Business, the board will consider 2020 Board Calendar, Disenrollments, Committee Request, Fishing Investigation, Veteran’s Scholarship and Board Concerns.

December 3 2019 Resolutions

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