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.
•Anishinaabe Cultural Committee - Two vacancies (men, four-year term)
•Health Board - One vacancy (four-year term)
•Inland Conservation Committee - One vacancy (four-year term)
•Election Committee - Three vacancies (four-year term)
•Special Needs/Enrollment Committee - Six vacancies (two-year term)
•Wequayoc Cemetery Committee - Five vacancies (two and 4-year terms - varied; must have family member interred at Wequayoc Cemetery)
•Unit I Sault Ste. Marie Elder Subcommittee - One regular seat vacancy (four-year term)
•Unit II Newberry Elders Subcommittee - Two regular seat vacancies (four-year term)
•Unit III Hessel Elders Subcommittee - Two alternate seat vacancies (four-year term)
•Unit IV Escanaba Elders Subcommittee - One regular seat vacancy and two alternate seat vacancies (four-year term)
•Unit V Munising Elders Subcommittee - One regular seat vacancy (four-year term) and alternate seat vacancies (four-year term)
•Unit V Marquette Elders Subcommittee – One alternate seat vacancy (four-year term)
There are available bear tags for Red Oak, Gwinn and Baraga Bear Management Units for the 2015 season. These tags will be offered at a first-come, first-served basis on Monday (June 29) morning at 8 a.m. Please stop in or call Sault Tribe Law Enforcement for a leftover bear permit while they last: Sault Tribe Law Enforcement, 2175 Shunk Road, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783; phone: (906) 635-6065.