Registration is open for Sault Tribe Law Enforcement's 2015 Jr. Police Academy, being held Aug. 3-7 at Boedne Bay in Moran, Mich. Deadline to submit the initial registration form is Friday, July 10, by 5 p.m. Transportation is provided from the Sault/Kinross area, St. Ignace area, and Manistique area. Eligible ages are 11-15 years old.
If you are interested in applying for your child(ren), please contact Law Enforcement to request the registration form. Registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you have any questions, and/or to obtain a registration form, please contact Law Enforcement at 906-635-6065.
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. - A regular meeting of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will be held at the Sault Kewadin Casino starting at 6 p.m. on July 7. The meeting will be preceded by "Matters Raised by the Membership" from 4 to 6 p.m.
Resolutions on the agenda are: Proclaiming Men's Health Awareness Week, Health Division Policy: Record Elimination, Wequayoc Cemetery Policy, Health Center - Optical and St. Ignace Clinic Budget Modifications, Epoufette Harbor - Establishment of Budget, Executive Office Budget Modification and Amending Ch. 31: Marriage Ordinance.
Under new business, the board will consider Relinquishment, Elder Committee Request and Real Estate Transaction.
Sault Tribe Offices will be closed on Friday, July 3. Have a Safe and Happy Fourth of July holiday!
Those presently served by the Sault Tribe Health Center's pharmacy are encouraged to read the following policy clarifications so the Tribal Health Center can give them the best service possible.
Effective Oct. 1, those who want their prescriptions filled at the tribe's pharmacy must receive their primary medical care at one of the tribe's health centers, with a designated physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant, whose prescriptions can be filled at the one of the tribe's pharmacies. They will also be able to fill prescriptions from specialists when referred by their designated physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant, as well as prescriptions for urgent and emergency care.
Pharmacy services are offered at three of the four health clinics.
Those presently receiving prescriptions from a Sault Tribe pharmacy, who don't have medical care through the tribe's health clinics, can transfer to one of the tribe's health centers before Oct. 1 in order to remain eligible for pharmacy services. This involves scheduling a medical appointment and transferring medical records. Contact the appointment desk for the Medical Records department at any of the four health centers for help in doing this:
Sault Tribal Health Center 632-5200
St. Ignace Health Center 643-8689
Manistique Tribal Health Center 341-8469
Munising Health Center 387-4721
Sault Tribe's Health Centers provide high quality patient-centered health care that is responsive to patients' needs, with an emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion for all Native Americans from infancy through adulthood. The tribe employs a strong staff of talented professionals throughout the area to serve the membership's primary medical care needs.
Services include medical, nursing, laboratory, radiology, dietary, community health, pharmacy, optical, dental, behavioral health and traditional healers.
For those who want to continue care with their non Sault Tribe physician after Oct. 1, the tribal pharmacy will help them transfer prescriptions to the retail pharmacy of their choice. Purchased and Referred Care (formerly known as Contract Health Services) cannot pay for these prescriptions.
Please contact a tribal clinic manager with any questions or concerns:
Cheryl LaPlaunt 643-8689 (St. Ignace)
Tony Abramson 632-5282 (Sault Ste. Marie)
Marlene Glaesmann 341-8469 (Manistique)
The 19th annual Sugar Island Powwow and spiritual gathering is July 17-19.
Co-masters of ceremonies, Joe Medicine and Josh Homminga.
Host drum, Four Thunders. Co-host drum, Bahweting Singers.
Head dancers, Abraham Bouschor and Spring Sage Medicine.
Head veteran, Rodney Loonsfoot.
Arena director, Cecil Pavlat Sr.
Schedule of events: July 17, spiritual gathering. July 18, grand entry at 1 p.m.; feast at 5 p.m.; grand entry at 7 p.m. July 19, grand entry at 1 p.m.
For more information, call Colleen Medicine at 906-635-6050.