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

Community Health conducting a Sault Tribe youth health survey for tribal youth aged 12-18 in the 7-county service area. An information letter was recently sent to parents and then a separate mailing went out to youth with instructions on how to complete the survey. At this time, all households should have received both documents and youth can go online to complete the survey. Once completed, the youth are eligible to receive a $10 gift card.

We are asking for your assistance to encourage Sault Tribe youth, aged 12-18 who received a survey invitation, to go online and complete it. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Community Health at 906-632-5210 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Mary-Ellen Hemming at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Your assistance is greatly appreciated!

Sault Tribe youth health survey.pdf

NYE POWWOW 2016The 2016 New Year's Eve Sobriety Powwow takes place on Saturday, Dec.  31, at JKL Bahweting Anishnabe Public School Academy, 1301 Marquette Ave. in Sault Ste. Marie. Public invited. Feast at 4 p.m. at the Niigaanagiizhik Ceremonial Building. Hand drum contest at 6 p.m. in the school gym. Grand entry at 7 p.m. Sobriety countdown and giveaway at 10 p.m.

Host drum, Bear River of Petoskey, Mich.; co-host drum, Sturgeon Bay of Harbor Springs, Mich.; head ogitchidaa to be announced;  arena director, Nick VanAlstine of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.; head male dancer, Ted Recollet of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.; and head female dancer, Shirley Recollet of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

For more information, Visit www.saulttribe.com. For general information, drum and dancer concerns, call Jackie Minton, powwow chairwoman, at 906-203-4977. For vendor information, call Sam Gardner at 203-2680.

Native dancers, singers and vendors only! Singers, dancers and vendors must show proof of tribal affiliation at registration or upon request of the Powwow Committee. No dogs on powwow grounds, no outside raffles.

NYE POWWOW 2016.pdf

Prayer Tree ProjectEveryone is welcome to join the HR Training Department in decorating a Prayer/Wish Tree for the New Year.

Beginning Nov. 30, bring a prayer tie to put on the prayer tree, located in the HR Training Room in the Sault Kewadin Casino. (East Entrance of the Kewadin Sault.)

All the Prayer/Wish ties will be gathered off of the tree on Jan. 19, 2017, and placed in a sacred fire on Jan. 20, 2017, during a Potluck Feast at Nigaanaagiizhig Ceremonial Building. Donations are also being accepted at the feast for the Water Protectors in North Dakota.

Please see flyer for details!

Prayer Tree Project.pdf

Harlan Downwind will be holding Traditional Medicine Clinic hours:

Dec. 5, 6, 19, 20, 21, 28
Sault Ste. Marie
Tony Abramson, Jr. 632-0236
Peggy Holappa 632-0220
Reception 632-5210

Dec. 7
Manistique
341-8469
866-401-0043

Dec. 27
St. Ignace
643-8689
877-256-0135

Keith Smith will be holding Traditional Medicine Clinic hours:

Dec. 6, 21
Escanaba
786-2636

Dec. 7, 8, 13, 15, 22
Sault Ste. Marie
Tony Abramson, Jr. 632-0236
Peggy Holappa 632-0220
Reception 632-5210

Dec. 14
Hessel
484-2727

Dec. 20
Munising
387-4721
866-401-0043

For Traditional Medicine Program information, please call 906-632-0236, 632-0220 or 632-5210.

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. - The Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors special meetings scheduled on Nov. 30 as well as Dec. 1 and 2, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, 2016, have been canceled.

Agenda item "Rescind Resolution - 2012-146 Limited Delegation of Authority to the Chairperson" was tabled for the board's Dec. 13 meeting. "Schedule C and enterprise budgets for 2017" meetings have been canceled due to a Continuing Funding Authority resolution approved at the Nov. 28 special meeting.

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