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The annual EUP Reads event was moved to March 18 due to inclement weather on March 11. 

The community family reading event is for EUP families with kids of all ages. It will be held at the LSSU Cisler Center from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 18. Hundreds of people attend the event, held each year during the month of March, national reading month. 

This year’s theme is “nursery rhymes” and some volunteers will even dress as popular characters from traditional songs and poems. There will be drawings for prizes and every child who comes will receive a free book courtesy of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. LSSU will provide refreshments.

In addition to JKL Bahweting, area school districts and LSSU, others represented will include War Memorial Hospital, the Bayliss Library, area preschools, Families Against Narcotics, the Department of Human Services, Michigan State University Extension, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District and the Boys & Girls Club.

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. —A regular meeting of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will be held at the Manistique Tribal Center starting at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 19. The meeting will be preceded by “Matters Raised by the Membership” from 4 to 5 p.m.

Resolutions on the agenda are H.C. – Admin/Emergency Preparedness, FY 2018 Year End Reconciliations, FY 2020 Budget Doc 001, Continuing Funding FY 2020, Partial Waivers (2), Eliminating CoCapt./Entry Restrictions MH-1, SMART FY 2019 Support for Adam Walsh Act, FY 19 Institute of Museum and Library Services, Economic Development Agency Grant, Commitment to Match EDC Grant, Michigan EDC Grant, Trust Land Lease Cancelation, Trust Land Lease – Fortin, Trust Land Lease – Cook, Purchase of Property, Approving Special Counsel Contract- Morisset, Approving Special Counsel Contract –Greene, Approving Special Counsel Contract – Lambros, Approving Special Counsel Contract-Butzel Long and Approving Special Counsel Contract-Frost Brown Todd.

Under New Business, the board will consider Relinquishments, Committee Request and Board Concerns.

March 19 Meeting Resolutions

Donate your used sports gear for local pre-K to 12th grade students!

Clean your garage, closets or attic and donate gently used sports equipment to those in need. We accept baseball gear (bats, gloves, cleats, and helmets), football gear (balls, cleats, etc.), basketball gear (balls, shoes), hockey gear (helmets, pads, skates, shin guards, etc.), dance gear (leotards, tutus, tap shoes, ballet shoes, jazz shoes), soccer gear (bass, cleats, shin guards, etc.) and all other sports gear such as figure skates, lacrosse equipment or swim goggles. Donations must be in good, usable condition. Please, no exercise equipment, junk or trash.

Donations accepted from April 1 through May 15, Mon.-Fri., noon to 8 p.m., at the Kinross Recreation Center, 43 Wood Lake Road in Kincheloe.

Donated equipment will be available for pick-up for all families in need. All items will be free and available on first-come, first served basis.

Spring giveaway on May 15 at the Kinross Recreation Center from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Fall giveaway to be announced.

For more information, contact DeeDee Frasure at the Kinross Rec. Center at 906‑495‑5350 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Brought to you by the Kinross Building Healthier Communities Coalition

Feeding America of West Michigan brings fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy and baked goods to distribute to people in need on March 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the JKL Bahweting School, 1301 Marquette Avenue in Sault Ste. Marie.

Please bring boxes and bags to receive food.

Registration begins at 5 p.m. No early distribution. Please note that parking lots are not available until 4:15 p.m.

Please contact Kristen Corbiere at 906‑635‑5055, extension 122 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any questions.

Spaghetti dinner fundraiser for St. Isaac Jogues Church, March 19, Niigaanagiizhik Building from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Menu: pasta, meatballs, salad, dessert and beverage. Take outs available call Laurie Gierki at 906‑632‑0239 or 906‑632‑6686. Cost: adults $9, kids under 10 $5.

Families Against Narcotics (FAN) meets on the third Thursdays of every month, 6:30 p.m., at their new location in the Smart Zone, 2345 Meridian, in Sault Ste. Marie. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.familiesagainstnarcotics.org/chippewa or www.facebook.com/fanchipp.

FAN—your connection for information, resources, and support. FAN’s mission is saving lives by empowering individuals and communities to prevent and eradicate addiction. We envision a nation free of narcotic addiction and our purpose is to raise awareness of the dangers of prescription narcotics, support those affected by narcotic addiction and erase the stigma of addiction.

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians will hold a special meeting Tuesday, March 12, at the Kewadin Casino in Sault Ste. Marie at 11 a.m. On the agenda will be resolutions regarding the budgets and the Gaming Authority.

Odenaang Residents:

Due to extreme snowfall, Artic Lane has been closed to through traffic earlier than anticipated this year. This closure is common and will not impact emergency responders access to residents.  

Central Dispatch has been notified to direct any response vehicles to Polaris Drive or Timberwolf Drive.

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 - five vacancies - three males (4-year term), two female (4-year term)
Child Welfare Committee - three vacancies (4-year term)
Election Committee - six vacancies (4-year term)
Higher Education Committee - two vacancies (4-year term)
Health Board - six vacancies (4-year term)
Housing Committee - Unit I - one vacancy (4 year term) Unit IV - one vacancy (4-year term)
Conservation Committee - one vacancy (fisher) (1-year term)
Special Needs/Enrollment Committee - six vacancies (2-year term)

Elder Advisory Committee
Unit I - Sault (4-year term), one regular vacancy
Unit II - Hessel (4-year term), one alternate vacancy
Unit II - Naubinway (4-year term), one regular, one alternate
Unit II - Newberry (4-year term), one alternate
Unit III - St. Ignace (4-year term), one regular vacancy, one alternate vacancy
Unit IV - Escanaba (4 year-term) one regular
Unit V - Munising (4-year term), one regular vacancy, one alternate vacancy
Unit V - Marquette (4-year term), one alternate vacancy

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

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 Monday, March 4. The meeting will be preceded by “Matters Raised by the Membership” from 4 to 5 p.m.

Resolutions on the agenda are Request Reservation Status, Buildings Establishment of a  2019 Budget, NIHB Cancer Screening 2019 Budget, Good Health and Wellness 2019 Budget Modification, St. Ignace Medical Nursing/Housekeeping Budget Modification, American Indian Substance Abuse Budget Modification, Dental/Third Party Revenue Health Center Budget Modification, Tribal Forestry Establishment of a Budget, Circle of Flight Establishment Budget, Great Lakes Restoration Establishment Budget, Trap Net Consent Establishment of 2019 Budget, Indirect Cost – Establishment of a Budget, Establishment of New Wage Grid-Early Childhood Positions, Early Childhood Education 2019 Budget Modifications, Temporary Funding Authority, 2019 Budget Document 003.

Under new business, the board will consider Committee Request and Board Concerns.

March 4 Meeting Resolutions

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