Traditional men's grass dance teachings for Native American males age 5 and older will be held Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., for 10 weeks beginning April 7. Dance Instructor Harlan Downwind will hold classes in the Chi Mukwa (Big Bear) Arena first floor dance (aerobic) room. Participants young and old will learn the traditional aspects and fundamentals of grass dance! Please register at the event and wear tennis shoes and loose gym clothing.
This year, the Sault Tribe Higher Education Department is offering a total of 58 scholarships. Sault Tribe member and ISHPI founder, Noah Leask, donated 35 scholarships of $1,000 each, named the Noah Thomas Leask Family Scholarships. Also included among the 58 scholarships are four special needs scholarships, two for students under 18 and two for students over 18, who have documented physical or emotional disabilities.
This year’s scholarship applicants will be allowed to pick one topic from the three assigned essay topics chosen by the Sault Tribe Higher Education Scholarship Committee. A two-page essay guideline sheet and a provided cover letter are included in the Higher Education Application Packet. The deadline is June 1, 2015. Students living in the state of Michigan who are planning to attend full-time will want to apply for the grant program. This is an unmet need program based on the information provided by your college’s financial aid office.
The deadline to apply is July 1, 2015.
Wenaboozhoo — Greetings! April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Join the Advocacy Resource Center for a women's ceremony for survivors of sexual and domestic violence as we connect with our Grandmother Moon. As she regulates the life of the water, through ceremony and relationship with her, we connect to the power we have as women.
Please consider wearing a long skirt if you have one. This act honors the doorway to life we carry as women.
We will be delighted to have you join us this Saturday, April 4, 9 p.m., at the Niigaanigiizhik Ceremonial Building.
Manistique Area, Wednesday, April 29, 2015, starts at 4 p.m.
Native American communities recognize the important role that women play as providers caring for the basic needs of our children and families. Healthy women create healthy communities. Join us for an opportunity to share and learn about some of the more Traditional Anishinabe ways of life. This gathering will be a casual experience for women interested in learning about incorporating more Native culture into their everyday lives.
• Sacred and Current Uses of Tobacco - Jaime Paradise and Patty Teeples
• The Sacredness of Water, its Feminine Spirit and the Water Ceremony - Mary Beth LaVeque
• Anishinabe Language: A Simple Lesson with Song - Alice Carley
• How to Locate, Purchase and Use Local and Traditional Foods - Gail Sulander
• Tribal Services Information Table - Kellie Lakosky
A potluck feast will follow activities. Beverages will be provided.
Call Gail or Jaime at 906-341-8469 to sign up.
We welcome all women in the community to join us.
The Sault Tribe Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Department is accepting applications for the Summer Youth Employment Program. This is an income-based program for American Indian youth aged 14 to 21 who reside in the Sault Tribe service area composed of Marquette, Alger, Chippewa, Luce, Mackinaw, Delta and Schoolcraft counties.
Applications can be picked up at the WIA office at 523 Ashmun Street in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., or by calling Brenda Cadreau at 906-635-4767.
Applicants will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing. Some positions may also require applicants to undergo and successfully pass a criminal background investigation.
The deadline to apply is April 17, 2015.