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Policies begin Jan. 1, 2021. Call Community Health Access Coalition today to schedule your phone appointment.

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SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. —A special 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., Oct. 27 beginning at 10 a.m. Please remember, due to the tribal State of Emergency, board of directors meetings remain closed.

Resolutions on the agenda are Negotiations and Acceptance of MAST Grant.

Other flu shot options available

The flu season is beginning, and the Sault Ste. Marie VA Clinic has scheduled a drive-up flu shot clinic on Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Veterans enrolled in VA health care. The VA clinic is located at 509 Osborn Blvd, Suite 306. No appointment is needed.

The VA also has other options for eligible veterans to receive their flu shots. Veterans may request one at their regularly scheduled VA appointments, or, new this year, get their flu shots at a community-based urgent care clinic or retail pharmacy that is in the VA Community Care Network (CCN).

No appointment or referral is needed for in-network community care options. Veterans can go to an in-network urgent care or retail pharmacy location, present valid government-issued identification (e.g. Veteran Health ID card, Department of Defense ID card, or state-issued driver's license), and receive their flu shot. In-network urgent care or retail pharmacy locations may be found at www.va.gov and clicking the “Find a VA Location” link at the top, and choosing “Community pharmacies in VA’s network.”

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. —A regular meeting of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors takes place at the Sault Kewadin Casino starting at 5 p.m. on Oct. 20. Due to the COVID-19 State of Emergency, the meeting will not be open to the public.

Resolutions on the agenda are, under budget modifications: Law Enforcement Covid Supplement Funding; Am. Legion Veteran’s Agreement; Contract Support – Kewadin Casinos; Tax Liabilities – Kewadin Casinos; Residual Cares Act Tribal Relief Funds; Board Pension Plan – Social Security System and State of Emergency Health Requirements.

Under new business, the board will consider chairperson’s intent – Referendum 2020 Consent Decree and board concerns.

October 20 Meeting Resolutions

SAULT TRIBE MEMBERS BEWARE! Phone scammers impersonate federal government officials to steal your money, especially regarding Social Security concerns! See accompanying flyer.

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Notice is hereby given that the public comment period will begin on Tuesday Oct. 13, 2020, for the 2021 Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP). The TIP consists of the tribal seven-county service area, which includes: Alger, Chippewa, Mackinac, Luce, Delta, Schoolcraft and Marquette counties. The TIP will be available online atwww.saulttribe.com, in the “About Us” tab.

Comments will be received until the end of business day on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020.

Comments or suggestions can be sent to Wendy Hoffman, Transportation Program, 523 Ashmun St., Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For questions regarding the TIP, contact Wendy Hoffman at 906‑635‑6050.

Special accommodations: Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with disabilities upon request. If making a request for an accommodation, please include a description of the accommodation you will need and tell us how to contact you if we need more information. Make your request as early as possible by sending an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling Wendy Hoffman at 906‑635‑6050. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill.

Attached is the information and registration for the coming ASIST classes offered Monday, Nov. 2, and Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Kewadin Casino Hotel and Convention Center, 2186 Shunk Road, Birch and Cedar rooms, in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

ASIST Applied is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. Skills learned in one environment are transferable to others, creating a life-saving impact across the community. Help is possible when skills, opportunity and safety are present. When these are available throughout the different facets of someone’s life, they’re more likely to receive help.
 
How to register: Registration fee of $25 is non-refundable. Scholarships available upon request. Seating limit of 30. Online registration available at https://p2p.onecause.com/saultasist. Blocked rooms call: 800‑539‑2346 ID#20008.

Questions? 989-78-5260 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ASIST Training

Please see the attached announcement on Sault Printing hiring full time sales/service tech position.

Sales/Service Tech Position

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. —A regular meeting of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors takes place at the Sault Kewadin Casino starting at 5 p.m. on Oct. 6. Due to the COVID-19 State of Emergency, the meeting will not be open to the public.

Resolutions on the agenda are, under budget modifications: Sault Tribe Construction, Employment, MI Food Access Collaborative, FY 2021 Budget Doc 002 Health, FY 2021 Budget Doc 004 Enterprises and FY 2021 Enterprises Cap Ex; Contract Approval – Meritain Health; Approving Flexible Benefits Spending Plan; Marquette Lease Community Health; BIA Right of Way; Transportation Chip/Luce/Mac Community Action; Newberry Sidewalk Agreement; Approving Wish List Grants Management; BIA Annual Funding Agreements; NCAI 2020; Retain Existing Bod Pension /Transition to Participation SS; and Res. Appropriate $3 MM Need Based Pandemic Release.

Under new business, the board will consider board concerns.

October 6 Meeting Resolutions

High school students from across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan are invited to submit any form of original artwork for cash prizes on a theme of mental health awareness from Sept. 22 to Nov. 17. 2020. Submissions may be paintings, sculptures, poetry, photography, comics, jewelry, graphic designs, songs, collages, quilting or any other form.

Submissions will be judged by West End Suicide Prevention (WESP) members and a panel of experts. Voting will take place on social media, as a way to share the art creations and bring awareness to mental health issues.

First place winner receives $500, second place takes $300 and third wins $100.

Official rules and entry forms are available online at glrc.org/live.

The LIVE Art and Word Contest was suggested by a high school student who wanted to encourage positive mental health and help to break the stigma surrounding mental health issues by giving other students the opportunity to showcase their talents.

The contest is sponsored by WESP, West End Health Foundation, Great Lakes Recovery Centers, U.P. Home Health and Hospice, PHFoundation, Gogebic Range Health Foundation and Superior Health Foundation.

LIVE Art and Word Contest Flyer

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