Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians 35th annual powwow and summer gathering in Sault Ste. Marie is slated for July 8-12. The public is invited to attend. The powwow starts July 8 with the blessing of the powwow grounds. The summer gathering will be held July 9. Friday festivities begin at 4:30 with a kids carnival and open drum at 7 p.m. On Saturday, the first Grand Entry is at 1 p.m. with a feast at 5 p.m., a hand drum contest at 6 p.m. and another Grand Entry at 7 p.m. On Sunday after Mass the powwow will wrap up with a 1 p.m. Grand Entry.
Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Sugar Island Powwow Golf Scramble Friday June 3, 5:30 p.m., Tanglewood Golf Course, 2601 West 16th Ave. in Sault Ste. Marie.
Four person teams, nine holes with cart, $45 per person, barbeque dinner follows, prizes for closest to pin and longest shot.
For more information, call Mick Frechette at 906-440-8918 or Colleen Medicine at 906-635-6050.
All proceeds go to the 20th annual Sugar Island Powwow.
See attached letter for sponsors and flyer.
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. - A regular meeting of the Sault Tribe Board of Directors will be held at the Kewadin Shores Casino in St. Ignace starting at 6 p.m. on June 1. The meeting will be preceded by "Matters Raised by the Membership" from 4 to 6 p.m.
Resolutions on the agenda are: Head Start Supplement; Head Start /Early Head COLA; Indian Housing Plan Amendment #1; ICDBG - HUD, ICDBG - 24 CFR Requirement; Opposing Senate Bill 39, Rescinding Res. 2016-97-Video Conferencing; Shutting Down of Enbridge Line 5; Proclamation Honoring Director Abramson; Amending Ch. 94: Kewadin Authority Charter; Amending Ch. 21: Inland Fishing and Hunting; Amending Ch. 96: Open Meetings Act; Amending Ch. 10: Election Ordinance; Amending Ch. 11: Tribal Enrollment; Directing Legal Dept. Constitutional Amendments; Auth Chair to Enter Construction Contract for Epoufette; Budget: MEDC Epoufette Harbor, MEDC Grand Marais Dock, Sponsorships, Planning/Development and Indirect, Am Indian Sub Abuse, Purchased and Referred Care, Good Health and Wellness Indian Country, Partnerships to Improve Community Health, IHS Special Diabetes, IHS Healthy Heart, Health Center Administration and St. Ignace Clinic.
Under New Business, the board will consider a Committee Request, Criminal Code Changes, Savings from Vacant Unit 5 Seat Budget Mod, Escanaba Meeting, and a Key Employee Issue.
Native American Festival 2016 Saturday, May 28, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Museum of Ojibwa Culture, 500 N. State Street in St. Ignace, is holding its annual Native American Festival 2016 Saturday, May 28, 2016, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. All events are free & everyone is welcome to attend!
Special guests are the Grandmother Moon Singers, a women's group of drummers and singers who love to share their songs, traditional teachings and stories. The Metis Dance Club from Sault, Canada, will perform and engage participants in learning traditional Metis jigging. Those who are not dancing can tap their toes to fiddle music.
Native American food vendor The Lunch Box will provide Indian Tacos, Fry Bread and other traditional foods.
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Workshops
Dreamcatcher Workshop: Sue St. Onge and Helena St. Onge Kissinger
Black Ash Basket Making: Marge Bekins
Quill Work demonstration: Sally Paquin
Workshop for children: Charisse Graham, Sand Art YEA program
1 p.m. Grand Entry, followed by an afternoon of drumming and dancing.
Head Drum: Mukkwa Giizhik Drum
Head Veteran: Gene Reid
Arena Director: Butch Van Ellen
Head Male Dancer: Les Aiiling
Head Female Dancer: Francie Wyers
Head Youth Male Dancer: Matt Wyers
Head Junior Female Dancers: Olivia Wyers and twins Allana Garlock and Ava Garlock
Emcee: Cal Burnside
Spiritual Leader: John Causley
Cultural Teachings: Tony Grondin
Festival Assistant: Lisa Burnside
8 a.m. Talking Circle with Traditional Pipe Carriers
1 p.m. Porcupine quill workshop demonstration with Sally Paquin and Creative kids art workshop and Birch Bark Tree Painting with Francie Wyers
The staff of the Newberry Tribal Health Center hosts the fourth annual Men's Health Event on June 17 from 4 to 7 p.m.
This year, our gathering will be focus on the importance of annual screenings for men of all ages. So if you have a teenage son, grandson or nephew, please feel free to bring them.
One of our guest speakers, makes his own fishing decoys and if anyone planning to attend makes them and would like to display them, please feel free to bring your decoys. We also hope to have someone from the inland fisheries committee and a nutritionist to talk about the benefits of hunting to provide traditional food for our families. We also share wild game recipes. Anyone with favorite recipes for wild game is invited to bring them and share.
Come join us, call 906-293-8181 to register.