SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. - A regular meeting of the Sault Tribe Board of Directors will be held at the Sault Kewadin Casino starting at 6 p.m. on Feb 3. The meeting will be preceded by "Matters Raised by the Membership" from 5 to 6 p.m.
Resolutions on the agenda are: Partial Waivers; Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation; National Congress of American Indians; National Indian Gaming Association; Michigan Indian Elders Association; Budget: Health Center-St. Ignace; and FY 2015 Governmental Building Cap Ex.
Under new business, Board Member Travel and Board Concerns will be addressed.
Call now to reserve your seat on a Graymont Public Hearing Bus. If you do not call, the casino will not know what size bus to send, or may not send a bus to a location with no reservations. Please call if you intend to ride on the bus to the Graymont Mine Public Hearing tonight! Call Jamie Aube at 906-632-0530, ext. 54770.
Healthcare open enrollment event takes place at the Sault Tribe Health Center on Monday, Feb. 9. Call 906-635-7483 to schedule appointments.
Who should attend?
• Those with no health coverage.
• Those who need to RENEW their Marketplace plan.
• Those who want to ENROLL in a NEW Marketplace plan.
• Those who have QUESTIONS about their health coverage options.
For coverage effective March 1, 2015, select a plan by Feb. 15, 2015.
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — The Michigan DNR is hosting a public meeting Wednesday, Jan. 28, to discuss the pending proposals from Graymont, Inc. for a limestone mine in the U.P. near Rexton. The meeting is scheduled for 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the High School Auditorium at Tahquamenon Area Schools located at 700 Newberry Ave. in Newberry.
Kewadin Casinos busses will transport tribal members from the surrounding community to the public meeting. Please see the schedule at the bottom of the page.
Sault Tribe and many U.P. citizens oppose the sale of 10,000 acres of land near Rexton for the mine. The land sits in the middle of the tribe's 1836 treaty ceded territory and for generations has been used by Native and non-Native hunters alike.
The DNR has made it clear that public involvement is critical and citizen input is vital to making a decision.
At the meeting, DNR staff will provide an overview of Graymont's proposals submitted and details on the recommendation made to DNR Director Keith Creagh. (Six DNR Directors have asked him to deny the sale.) Starting at roughly 6:15 p.m. and ending at 8:30 p.m., the public will have the opportunity to provide both written and oral comments. A summary of all comments will be provided to Creagh, who is scheduled to make a decision on the proposals at the Feb. 12 Natural Resources Commission meeting in Lansing.
Transportation will be available from St. Ignace, Hessel and Sault Ste. Marie. Departure times and locations are as follows:
– St. Ignace Casino with a departure time of 4 p.m.
– Hessel Casino with a departure time of 4 p.m.
– Sault Big Bear with a departure time of 3:10 p.m.
Those members that are interested in transportation can reserve a seat with Jamie AUBE at 906-632-0530 ext. 54770.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. The good news is heart disease is preventable and controllable. Celebrate Heart Health Month with a community Cardiac Health Day on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Kewadin Shores Casino event tent in St. Ignace. Please join us for guest speakers, informational booths, workshops and vendors. Complimentary appetizers served during lunch and dinner speakers.
This special event features guest speakers Dr. Andrew H. Teklinski, M.D. with a presentation on heart disease prevention; Jeffrey Katke, M.A., LLPC, CVSO, on emotions and heart disease; Dr. Timothy Hoffmann, M.D., on weight loss and heart disease, Dr. Zachary Brian, D.O., on prodromal disease; vendors, information stands and workshops.