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

Untitled 1Due to the continuing presence of COVID-19 cases across the tribe’s seven-county service area, Sault Tribe continues to ask staff and the public to practice social distancing and wash their hands often. Masks are required in tribal health clinics. Plans will be updated as needed. Miigwech.

New entries will be added to the top of list.

Sault Tribe Traditional Medicine Program October 2021 clinics

Please call for questions or to schedule an appointment.

Gerard Sagassige
Sault Ste. Marie Health Center—Oct. 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 19, 25 and 26; Lori Gambardella at 906- 632-0236 or Annie Thibert at 906‑632‑0220
Escanaba Community Center—Oct. 5; Lori Gambardella at 906‑632‑0236 or Annie Thibert at 906- 632-0220
St. Ignace Health Center—Oct. 12; 906‑643‑8689 or 877‑256‑0135
Manistique Health Center—Oct. 20; 906‑341‑8469 or 866‑401‑0043
Munising Health Center—Oct. 27; 906‑387‑4721 or 800‑236‑4705

Joe Syrette
Sault Ste. Marie Health Center—Oct. 1, 8, 15, 20, 22, 27, 28 and 29; Lori Gambardella at 906- 632-0236 or Annie Thibert at 906‑632‑0220
Manistique Health Center—Oct. 6; 906‑341‑8469 or 866‑401‑0043
Hessel Community Center—Oct. 7; 906‑484‑2727
Munising Health Center—Oct. 13; 906‑387‑4721 or 800‑236‑4705
Newberry Community Center—Oct. 14; 906‑293‑8181
St. Ignace Health Center—Oct. 21; 906‑643‑8689 or 877‑256‑0135

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 Sept. 21 at the Sault Kewadin Casino, in person or via Zoom, https://zoom.us/j/96906911516.

“Matters Raised by the Membership” will be held at 4 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 3 p.m. on meeting day. The link is https://zoom.us/j/96906911516.

Resolutions on the agenda are: Bldg- 2021 and 2022 Bud Mod, Sanitation BE-21-M18, Home Improvement – ARPA, GLRI – Whitefish Experimental Rearing, GLRI Lake Whitefish Rearing Project, GLRI Lake Michigan Deepwater Fish, ACFS – Child Cared Dev Funds, ACFS – Tribal Victims Services, ACFS – OVC Tribal Victims Services Set Aside, ACFS – Domestic Violence – Cares Housing, ACFS – Domestic Violence – ARPA, ACFS - Family Violence ARPA, Colon Cancer Screening Grant, Gladstone Clinic, St. Ignace Med Nursing/PRC/3rd Party Revenue, St. Ignace Dental Clinic, Sault Walk In Clinic, Sault Medical Nursing, Sault Health Admin/3rd Party Revenue, Continuing Funding Auth for Health Division, Medicaid Non-Federal Share Public Funding Agreement, Trust Land Status – Sault Ste. Marie (3), ARC Workplace-Related Sexual Misconduct, etc, Treatment as a State – Clean Water/Clean Air, BIA Midwest Tribal Wild Rice Coordination and Planning, Contract Approval Meritain Health and Delta Dental, Open Acct. First National Bank St. Ignace, Re-Negotiate Long Term Agreement with City of SSM, Re-Open Rolls to Eligible Individuals, Weekly Draws for the Vaccinated and 2020 401 K Audit Approval.

Under New Business, the board will consider Committee Request Golf Scholarship Funds and Board Concerns.

September 21 Meeting Resolutions

Due to supply chain uncertainty, effective tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, and until further notice, the Sault Tribe Health Division will perform “drop off” self-collect COVID-19 Ag testing ONLY for patients who are eligible to receive services in the Sault Tribe Health Division. Also, starting tomorrow, COVID-19 RNA testing for travelers eligible to receive services at the Sault Tribe Health Division will be performed by Walk In Clinic in STHC ONLY in documented emergency situations. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The Sault Tribe Board of Directors meeting scheduled for Oct. 5 has been canceled due to board travel. The board workshop scheduled for earlier that day is also canceled.

Culture – The Key to Healing

The Advocacy Resource Center will be hosting Facebook workshops for interest participants. We will post a video to Facebook for you to follow along with on Oct. 1, 2021. The first 30 people to call with their address by Sept. 20, 2021, will receive a free kit in the mail.

Liquid Silver Pendant Necklace
When: Oct. 1 at 8 a.m.
Where: Advocacy Resource Center Facebook page
Supplies are limited.

Men’s Fur Turban
Where: Advocacy Resource Center Facebook page
Oct. 1 at 12 p.m.
Supplies are limited.

To register, please call Ashley Gravelle, Advocacy Resource Center Cultural Healing Educator, at 906‑632‑1808 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday – Friday.

ARC Facebook Workshops

Membership Input Video

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