• Winter Pow Wow
  • Turkey Toms
  • Beadwork 1
  • SI Ferry
  • Smoked Fish
  • Beadwork 2

Abwewasagin giigoonh, learn about fire cured fish and raptors, is Sept. 8, 9 and 10 at the Mary Murray Culture Camp for ages 7-15. Pick up at the Niigaanagiizhik Ceremonial Building at 4:30 p.m. Drop off Sunday at 11:45 a.m.
• Learn the entire process of smoking fish.
• Gain knowledge of how the Great Lakes have supplied the Anishinaabek with an abundant source of food and how we fished these waters.
• Chocolay Township Raptor Center will be bringing over several raptor birds to do a presentation and discuss how they rehabilitate these birds back into the wild.
Permission forms are available from Jackie Minton, 906-635-6050 ext. 26144, any YEA coordinator, the Intranet under "Cultural Forms-Mary Murray Cultural Camp Permission Form” or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Registration is now open for the fourth annual U.P. Fall Summit scheduled on Oct. 5 and 6. The summit topic is “Securing the Future: Treating Complex Issues Caused by Prenatal Substance Exposure."

Katie Donovan opens the conference with a community speaking engagement at 6 p.m. on Oct. 4 at Lake Superior State University Cisler Center hosted by Families Against Narcotics of Chippewa County. Donovan talks about her personal story as well as the family role in recovery, supporting recovery and not addiction, preparing for holidays and substituting with positive activities during recovery.  Donovan is the executive vice president of the nonprofit Families Against Narcotics (FAN), serves on the Executive Committee for Operation Rx and is a national speaker and certified family recovery coach. After experiencing the addiction journey with her daughter Brittany, Katie dedicated her life to guiding others through the overwhelming process of finding quality treatment for substance abuse, coaching families through their own recovery and consulting for the treatment industry. Katie and her daughter Brittany blog at AMothersAddictionJourney.com, where they dig deep about their journey.
The summit runs from 8:30 a.m. To 4:30 p.m.  on Oct. 5 and 8:30 a.m. To 1 p.m. on Oct. 6 at the Cisler Center. Dr. Chasnoff returns, following up from the 2016 U.P. Fall Summit, plus appearances by keynote speakers Dr. Ira J. Chasnoff, M.D., and Dr. Christine Schmidt will present intervention strategies for the child affected by prenatal substance exposure. Topics include implications regarding attachment, designing treatment and educational interventions and caring for children with complex issues.
Registration is limited. Payment must be received by Sept. 8 for the early bird rate and to guarantee your reservation, all other registrations must be received by Sept.  22. No refunds provided without written cancellations received by Sept.  28. Register online at Chippewa County Health Department or fill out the information and mail to the address below. Make checks payable to Chippewa County Health Department (CCHD).
Mail completed registration to:
CCHD; Attn: Tonya Joss
508 Ashmun St; Suite 120
Sault Ste. Marie MI 49783
Or fax to: 906-253-1466
For more information please call 906-635-3647 or 906-253-3103.

2017 U.P. Fall Summit Flyer and Registration Form

A blood drive scheduled for today, Aug. 22, at the St. Ignace Kewadin Casino is canceled.

Please join the Advocacy Resource Center and Diane Peppler Resource Center for the 2017 Domestic Violence Awareness Walk.

What: 2017 Violence is not Traditional Domestic Violence Awareness Walk
When: Oct. 9, 2017
Where: Niigaanagiizhik Bldg., 11 Ice Circle Dr. (In the case of funeral, we will move to the Nokomis-Mishomis Bldg., 2076 Shunk Rd.)
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Registration begins at 5 p.m.
Free Pizza Dinner!
First 300 participants will receive a FREE SWEATSHIRT!

For more information, please contact the Advocacy Resource Center at 906-632-1808.

RendezvousattheStraitsPowwowThe 11th Annual Rendezvous at the Straits Powwow will be held at the New France Discovery Center, Father Marquette National Memorial, St. Ignace, Aug. 25-27. The Rendezvous is open to the public. Admission: $5 for adults, $4 for elders and students, children under 12 are free. Blessing of the grounds Friday, Aug. 25, at noon. Grand Entry Aug. 26 at 12 and 7 p.m., and Aug. 27 Grand Entry at 12 p.m. Host Drum Sturgeon Bay. Emcee Joe Medicine. Traditional dancing, Native flute music, hoop dancing, food and arts and crafts.

For more information, contact the St. Ignace Events Committee at 906-643-8717 or Darryl Brown at 906-984-2083.

Foster Care is seen as a short term solution to an emergency situation. ACFS needs committed individuals who are:
— Willing to work with the child’s birth parents
— Supportive of efforts to return the child home
— Able to work with children who have significant emotional and behavioral needs
— Able to encourage teens toward independent living
Potential foster parents are NOT required to own a home, be married, or give up their jobs to foster children. Potential foster parents may be renting an apartment or single. Potential foster parents may apply for day care payments for the time that they are working or continuing their education.
If you are interested in becoming a foster parent please contact ACFS at 906-495-1232 or 906-632-5250.

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