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The Natural Resources Department invites you to a dinner and discussion March 1 about the tribal forest in Hessel. We want to manage the forest so that the tribal community and future generations can use it for mino-bimaadiziwin—a good life.

We are asking for your input and participation as we develop a stand-level forest management plan for the Hessel Forest. Please join us for a meal and discussion about this project.

What: Dinner and Discussion on Hessel Forest
When: March 1, 2018
5:30 p.m. Opening by Mukkwa Giizhik and Dinner
6:15 p.m. Presentation
6:30 p.m. Discussion
Where: Hessel Community Center, 3 Mile Rd, Hessel, MI

For more information contact Robin Clark, 906-632-6896, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Dani Fegan 906-632-6132, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Natural Resources Department invites you to a dinner and discussion Feb. 28 about the tribal forest along Shunk Road, in the Sault. We want to manage the forest so that the tribal community and future generations can use it for mino-bimaadiziwin—a good life.

We are asking for your input and participation as we develop a stand-level forest management plan for the forest. Please join us for a meal and discussion about this project.

What: Dinner and Discussion on Shunk Road Forests
When: February 28, 2018
5:30 p.m. Opening and Dinner
6:00 p.m. Presentation
6:15 p.m. Discussion
Where: Niigaanagiizhik Ceremonial Building, 11 Ice Circle, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

For more information contact Robin Clark, 906-632-6896, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Dani Fegan 906-632-6132, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Family Fun Day, March 9, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the Little Bear West Arena in Manistique.

Featuring pizza and cookies, hot chocolate and water, ice skating and many chances for prizes (must be present to win).

Celebrate Parenting Awareness Month, Sault Tribe will have tables with program information for parents and interactive activities for children. No charge to attend Family Fun Day and rental skates are FREE during event.  Please join us in celebrating YOUR family and attend 2018 Family Fun Day!

The Feb. 20 regular meeting of the Sault Tribe Board of Directors has been canceled, due to the chairperson’s call to testify in Washington, D.C.

Communities That Care Suicide Prevention workgroup hosts a special presentation titled "Do It For Daniel" on March 6 at Kewadin Shores Casino in St. Ignace for families and community members. Free admission.

An all-state athlete from Ishpeming High School, Daniel Olson ended his life on July 19, 2012. Do It For Daniel is a film that documents Daniel’s story.

The goal of the presentation is to educate people about the impact of depression on young people, their families and to create a dialogue.

If you have any questions, please contact Charlene Brissette via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Peter Clegg This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Co-sponsors are Kewadin Casinos, Lucas Izzard Foundation for Teens and Hiawatha Behavioral Health.

Do It For Daniel

Every year, Sault Tribe mails interest dividend checks to Sault Tribe elders 60 and older. According to the Enrollment Department, 5,819 elders received checks for $493 on Jan. 11 this year.

This year’s interest came to $2,780,027.

After the tribe received its share of the Michigan Indian Land Claims Settlement Act funds in 1997, the money was put into an interest bearing account for seniors. Because it is derived from a settlement, interest pay outs are non-taxable.

Although 5,999 tribal members are eligible for the checks by virtue of being 60 or older, 180 could not be located.

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