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The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors meeting calendar for 2023:

Jan. 3 – Sault Ste. Marie
Jan. 17 – Sault Ste. Marie
Feb. 7 – Sault Ste. Marie
Feb. 21 – Sault Ste. Marie
March 7 – Sault Ste. Marie
March 21 – Sault Ste. Marie
April 4 – Sault Ste. Marie
April 18 – Manistique
May 2 – Sault Ste. Marie
May 16 – Sault Ste. Marie
June 6 – St. Ignace
June 20 – Sault Ste. Marie
July 11 – Sault Ste. Marie
July 18 – Sault Ste. Marie
Aug. 1 – Sault Ste. Marie
Aug. 15 – Hessel
Sept. 5 – Sault Ste. Marie
Sept. 19 – Munising
Oct. 3 – Sault Ste. Marie
Oct. 17 – Sault Ste. Marie
Nov. 7 – Sault Ste. Marie
Nov. 14 – Sault Ste. Marie
Dec. 5 – 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 Washington, D.C. meetings, and/or holidays.

All special meetings will be announced.

For further information please call Katelynn Griffin (ext. 26338) at the Administration Office: 800‑793‑0660 or 906‑635‑6050.

Board of Directors 2023 Calendar

Effective Monday, Dec. 12, The Sault Tribe Administration building located at 523 Ashmun Street in Sault Ste. Marie will be closed daily from 12 p.m.-1 p.m. until further notice.

Administration Building hours:
Monday-Friday
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed daily from 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

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 Dec. 5 at the Sault Kewadin Casino Whitefish Point Room, in person or via Zoom, https://zoom.us/j/96906911516.

“Matters Raised by the Membership” 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/96906911516.

Those who have already registered for Zoom meetings need not register again.

Continuing Funding Authority for Fiscal Year 2023; ARPA – Proprietary Capital Projects; ARPA – Revenue Loss; Fisherman’s Fund; MEDC Epoufette Harbor Development Project; NRCS Epoufette Harbor Access Road Project; ACFS Division – Social Work; Governmental Admin. Executive Office & Indirect Costs; Authorization for Property Acquisition – Evergreen Shores; Sault Tribe Youth Health Survey; Adopting Tribal Code Ch. 102: Non-Profit Ordinance; Approval of Tribal License for Sault Tribe Youth Facility; Indian Housing Block Grant Program – Unit One and Nullification of Agreement.

Under New Business, the board will consider Committee Appointments; Key Employee; Tribal Compliance with Confidentiality Agreement; Referendum; Publish November 1st Workshop in its Entirety; Approving Election Attorney Contract and Board Concerns.

December 5 Meeting Resolutions

Mobile Food Distribution Dec. 20, 2022, 4-6 p.m., Kinross Rec. Center. 43 Woodlake Rd. in Kincheloe. Limit two households per vehicle.

Food Distribution Flyer

Hospice of the EUP Presents
40th Annual Madrigal Dinner!
Dec. 2‑4
DreamMakers Theater - Kewadin Casino Sault Ste. Marie

Hear ye, Hear ye, to all the lords and ladies of the land! Hospice of the EUP invites thee to the 40th Annual Madrigal Dinner Celebration at Kewadin Casinos DreamMakers Theater.

The hearth will glow as our Yule Log burns, and we welcome in the Christmas season. Join us Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3 starting at 6 p.m. and, Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. for our Wassail Reception on the Trail outside of the Theater doors. The Theater doors will open as the Herald Trumpets blow one hour before show time, bidding you enter for our medieval dinner, which will enrapture and delight all of our guests, young and old.

We promise a wonderful night with exciting new acts and a couple of returning favorite numbers. All proceeds from the show benefit Hospice of the EUP. For more information, contact us via our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HospiceoftheEUPMadrigalDinner/.

We hope to see you for our celebration! WASSAIL!!!

All tickets $50 USD which include dinner and the show
tickets.kewadin.com
Friday/Saturday: Wassail Reception: 6 p.m. / Show: 7 p.m.
Sunday Matinee: Wassail Reception: 2 p.m. / Show: 3 p.m.
Kewadin Casinos Sault Ste. Marie | DreamMakers Theater

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 Nov. 29 at the Sault Kewadin Casino, in person or via Zoom, https://zoom.us/j/96906911516.

“Matters Raised by the Membership” 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/96906911516.

Those who have already registered for Zoom meetings need not register again unless they have a matter for the board.

On the agenda under Resolutions is: ACFS – Funeral Assistance, Health – Manistique Administration, Health – Manistique Dental and Third Party, Health – Manistique Optical and Third Party, Health – Meetings & Events and Third Party, Health – Sault Dental , Legal – Special Projects, Shipping & Receiving – Capital Expenditures, Adam Walsh (SORNA),Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Document – Enterprises, Fiscal Year 2023 Capital Purchases – Enterprises, Partial Waiver, Authorization to Convey Property – 916 Ashmun, Trust Land – Sault Tribe Construction, Trust Land – St. Paul Addition, Trust Land – Middledorf Parcel, Trust Land – John McNaughton’s Addition, Tribal Liquor License – Kewadin Casino Sault, Tribal Liquor License – Kewadin Shores Casino, Tribal Liquor License – Kewadin Casino Hessel, Tribal Liquor License – Kewadin Casino Manistique, Tribal Liquor License – Kewadin Casino Christmas, Tribal Liquor License – Midjim Sault, Tribal Liquor License – Midjim St. Ignace, U.S. Dept. of Energy and Clean Cities, Approve 2022 Telehealth Survey, Approve Application for National Tribal Broadband Grant, SSBCI Capital and Technical Assistance Application, Operational Solutions Provided by Sault Tribe Inc., Trust Land Lease Cancellation – Trotter, Trust Land Lease – Molina , Auth. to Negotiate Property and Inventory Disposition, Crane Lease Covenant, Special Advisory Elections: Appointment of Candidates, Approving Governmental Budget Policy, Approving EDC Budget Policy, Nullification of Agreement, and Comprehensive Classification Compensation Study.

Under New Business, the board will consider: Relinquishments, Committee Appointments, Board Calendar 2023, Publish Nov. 1, 2022, Workshop in its Entirety, Election Attorneys Contract Renewal, Native American Critical Issues Conference, Commercial Fishing License Transfer, Indian Energy, and Board Concerns.

November 29 Meeting Resolutions

Sew your own Mitts before Christmas
MOOZ PSHKWEGINI
MJIKAAWANAK
By Anishnaabe Waabwayaanh (Teresa Flamand)
Dec. 10, 2022, at 9 a.m.
Kewadin Casino Sault Drummond Island Conference Room 2nd Floor
2186 Shunk Road in Sault Ste. Marie

Prices pending on sizes.
Limited Participants. Reserve your seats.
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ojibwe Moose Hide Mitts Workshop Flyer

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. —The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will hold a special meeting beginning 5 p.m. on Nov. 22 at the Sault Kewadin Casino Whitefish Point Room, in person or via Zoom, https://zoom.us/j/96906911516.

“Matters Raised by the Membership” 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/96906911516.

Those who have already registered for Zoom meetings need not register again.

On the agenda under Resolutions is: Second Addendum to Commercial Purchase Agreement, and Amended and Restated Asset Purchase Agreement.

Under New Business is Board Concerns.

November 22 Meeting Resolutions

The following Sault Tribe 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 Katelynn Griffin at 523 Ashmun Street, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783, or call 906‑635‑6050 with any questions.

Anishinaabe Cultural Committee - Ten vacancies - five males (4-year term), five females (4-year term)
Child Welfare Committee - Five vacancies (4-year term)
Election Committee - Two vacancies (4-year term)
Health Board - Three vacancies (4-year term)
Housing/Utility Authority - Two vacancies (4-year term)
Special Needs/Enrollment Committee - Unit I: 2 vacancies, Unit II: 2 vacancies, Unit III: 2 vacancies, Unit V: 1 vacancy (2-year term)

Elder Advisory Committee
Unit I - Sault - One alternate vacancy (4-year term)
Unit II - Hessel - One alternate vacancy (4-year term)
Unit II – Naubinway - One regular vacancy (4-year term)
Unit III - St. Ignace - One alternate vacancy (4-year term)
Unit V - Marquette - One alternate vacancy (4-year term)

Elder Subcommittee
Unit I - Sault - Two alternate vacancies (4-year term)
Unit ll - Hessel - One alternate vacancy (4-year term)
Unit ll - Newberry - One regular vacancy, one alternate vacancy (4-year term)
Unit III - St. Ignace - One regular vacancy (4-year term)
Unit IV Manistique - One regular vacancy, one alternate vacancy (4-year term)
Unit IV - Escanaba - One regular vacancy (4-year term)
Unit V - Munising - One alternate vacancy (4-year term)

Kewadin Gift Shop SaleThe Sault Ste. Marie Kewadin Casino Gift Shop is having a Pre-Holiday Sale starting today Nov. 14 through Nov. 30. Get 25% off clothing, giftware, souvenirs, jewelry, publications and plush!

Excluded from the sale: already reduced items, food, beverages, amenities, newspapers, nicotine products and tribal artwork.

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