SAULT STE. MARIE — The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians received some good news this morning. United States Bankruptcy Judge Walter Shapero has, yet again, rejected the efforts of Diane Adams to disrupt the resolution of the Greektown Holdings litigation.
Adams filed a motion for reconsideration. The Court flatly rejected that motion, saying,
"(a) Movants lack standing, (b) the Motion is inexcusably untimely, and (c) the Motion requests relief beyond the jurisdiction of this Court; furthermore, even if the Court were to consider the substance of Movants’ allegations, as was further elaborated upon in various procedurally deficient filings (Dkt. 3837, 3838, 3904), such would not alter the result; the Court therefore finding that the Motion does not demonstrate a palpable defect by which the Court and the parties have been misled or that a different disposition of the matter must result from a correction thereof, as required by E.D. Mich. LBR 9024-1(a)(3); NOW THEREFORE IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT the Motion is denied."
Sault Tribe General Counsel John Wernet said, “Many thanks to Sault Tribe Attorney Courtney Kachur and to the tribe’s outside legal team at Frost Brown and at Plunkett for their efforts in again defending this frustrating and utterly baffling challenge, which seems to be based upon a completely erroneous understanding of both the facts and of the law.”
Adams has until Aug. 5 to file a further appeal.
Read the order here: Greektown_Adams_Denial_Order.pdf
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. - A special meeting of the Sault Tribe Board of Directors will be held at the Sault Kewadin Casino starting at 2 p.m. on July 28.
Agenda items are: Ratify CORA Vote; Vote to Clarify ST Vote for 5 p.m. CORA Conference Call; and Alternatives Specific to Tribal Level Restrictions and Limitation Options to Co-Captains.
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. - A regular meeting of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will be held at the Manistique Tribal Center starting at 6 p.m. on July 21. The meeting will be preceded by "Matters Raised by the Membership" from 4 to 6 p.m.
Resolutions on the agenda are: Authorization of Right-of-Way Across Tribal Trust Land Bahweting School Loop; Authorization to Enter into a Loan to Finance Construction of a Gymnasium at the JKL School; budget modifications for SYEP Program, ACFS - Victim's Assistance, Cultural Repatriation, Tribal Operations, Medical Insurance and Health Center Administration; establishing budgets for Hessel Powwow Grounds Bathroom and Wequayoc Well.
Under New Business, the board will consider Committee Request-License Transfer, Legal Opinion - Fishing, Construction Contract and Removal Petition.
Honoring Veterans at Wequayoc Cemetery
Update of Wequayoc Cemetery Planning Project
Monday, Aug. 3 at 3 p.m.
2354 E. M-134, Hessel, MI 49745
Community welcome. All Veteran pipes welcome.
Veterans being honored: William Boahbedason, Lawrence C. Grimes, Joseph Lambert Sr., William Lambert, Dean Lewis, Frank A. Lewis, James E. McCall, Antoine Moses Jr., Clarence E. Moses, Francis W. Moses, Frank D. Moses, William James Perrault, Deward J. Rickley and Gerald D. Rickley
The Tribal Transportation Program and Opus International Consultants Inc. are still working together to develop our Tribal Transportation Safety Plan and we are reaching out again to ensure your concerns are included and addressed in the Plan!
Recently we held several meetings across the service area for membership, staff and public to share their thoughts and insights with us. We've also developed an online survey to build on this information. Now we would like to encourage you to please take a few moments to complete the online survey. If you have a few moments now, you can click on this link to complete the survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZHV7GJ2. Or you can copy this link into your browser https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/?sm=zCOA1TB2wlni35ofq6cNFg%3d%3d.