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The 2017 bear lottery took place at the June 12 Inland Conservation Committee meeting. There are additional bear permits for the Baraga and Gwinn management units. Permits available on a first-come, first-served basis starting June 26 at 8 a.m. Please inquire with Sault Tribe Law Enforcement at 906-635-6065.

Elders’ rummage sale is set for the Hessel Tribal Center on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Chili and fry bread on Saturday only, bake sale Saturday and Sunday.

The Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan is holding two focus groups on June 29 to test its new mobile app, “Expanding Gigiigoo’inaan – Our Fish App.” The app is designed to help tribal community members make informed and healthy decisions about eating fish.

The focus groups are scheduled for June 29, from 1 to 2 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m., at the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan Offices, 2956 Ashmun Street, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

Native adults (18 and older) are eligible to participate in 1-hour long focus groups. Participants will be compensated for their time with a $25 gift card.

Please contact Robin Clark at 906-632-6896, ext. 121, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and to sign-up.

ITCM LOCAL Recruiting Flyer 2017

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Law Enforcement Department Junior Police Academy for Sault Tribe members 11-15 years of age takes place the week of July 31-Aug. 4. This free-of-charge academy features law enforcement training activities and recreational activities at Boedne Bay, Moran, Mich.

Transportation may be provided if needed.

Deadline to submit the registration form is Friday, July 17.

Space is limited so please return forms as soon as possible.

For more details or to register, see attached document.

2017 Junior Police Academy registration form

Come celebrate with an informal session on “Keys to Homeownership” presented by Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. USDA Rural Development.

June 29, 6-8 p.m.
Bayliss Public Library

Ready to own your own home?

Let USDA Rural Development help you.

No money down.

100 percent fixed-rate financing available
Maximum household income limits for Chippewa County
• Family size 1-4 less than $46,000
• Family size 5-8 less than $60,700

Speakers will include USDA Rural Development specialists, a home inspector and representatives from Sault Tribe and Bay Mills Tribe discussing their Down Payment Assistance Programs. You may also receive credit for a Homebuyer Education course by attending.

For more information please call USDA Rural Development at 906-632-9611, ext. 4.

Benefit Dinner for Chris Shann and his family June 26 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Bruce Township Hall.

Homemade Sloppy Joes, chips, pasta salad for $5. Selection of desserts by donation with a raffle.

Chris had been battling lymphoma for the last two years. He has been having many ups and downs and needs lots of prayers. He is a 26-year-old young man who has a heart of gold, great sense of humor and for the most part a positive attitude even during the tough days. He is a tribal member. He and his family have been having more tough days than good and spending most of their time in Lansing getting treatment. His cancer has now returned on his eye nerves and brain — not only has this cancer paralyzed him but now he is blind in the left eye. At this time, we are asking for everyone’s help to support this family in need.

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