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Young women’s camp “Oogitchidaa Kwe Bimaadiziwin Kinoomaagewin,” Aug. 23-26 for ages 10-14 at the Mary Murray Culture Camp on Sugar Island. A camp for young ladies to actively learn about the Traditional Role of the Anishinebek Kwe through Women’s Teachings “Taking Care of Our Waters.”

Permission slips available from the YEA office or contact the Culture Camp directly at 906-635-6050, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Application-Ogitchidaa Kwe camp.pdf

Applications are being solicited for two one-time $500 scholarships from the Sault Tribe elders for qualified freshmen enrolled in public colleges, universities or trade schools. Deadline is Aug. 31, 2016. All applicants must be registered Sault Tribe members with the following qualifications: A) Successfully graduated from an accredited high school with a grade point average of 2.50 or completed and passed all five General Education Development (GED) equivalency tests with a minimum score of 40, average score of 45 and possess a GED certificate and B) Accepted or enrolled in any two- or four-year public college, university or trade school in any field of study as a fulltime student.

Applicants must submit application letters that include the following documentation:

- Name, address, phone number, proof of tribal enrollment and social security number;
- Transcript from the applicant's high school verifying the cumulative grade point average or proof of achieving GED requirements stated above;
- Letter from the college, university or trade school, showing acceptance for the 2016-17 school year;
- Academic major or course of study to be pursued;
- Essay of 300-500 words describing how you feel a college education will benefit you, your career objective and why this scholarship will help you achieve your goal.

All requirements listed above must be packaged and received no later than Aug. 31, 2016, no later than 5 p.m., by the Elder Service at 2076 Shunk Road, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783.

If you have questions, please contact Sheryl Hammock at 906-635-4971 or 888-711-7356.

PLEASE NOTE - Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Anishnaabek Community and Family Services (ACFS) operates the Low Income Heating Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in all seven counties of the tribe's service area. This program is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families Office of Community Services Division of Energy Assistance. LIHEAP provides help with energy bills and increasing energy efficiency of eligible Sault Tribe member households.

ACFS intends to apply for continued funding to operate the LIHEAP program and is seeking public comment on the current LIHEAP program plan. This is your opportunity to make changes to the way the LIHEAP program operates and we would like to hear from Sault Tribe members. ACFS is having a public hearing on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., at 2218 Shunk Road in Sault Ste. Marie.

Copies of the proposed LIHEAP program plan will be available at the following offices from Aug. 1-12, 2016.

ACFS – Sault office, 2218 Shunk Road, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783, 632-5250 or 800-726-0093.

ACFS – St. Ignace office, 1140 N. State Street, Suite 2805, St. Ignace, MI 49781, 906-643-8689.

ACFS – Manistique office, 5698 W. Highway US 2, Manistique, MI 49783, 906-341-6993.

ACFS – Munising office, 622 W. Superior Street, Munising, MI 49862, 906-387-3906.

Anishnaabek Community and Family Services (ACFS) operates the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) in all seven counties of the Sault Tribe service area. This program is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families Office of Community Services. The CSBG program is designed to help alleviate unexpected emergencies for eligible Sault Tribe households in the service area.

ACFS intends to apply for continued funding to operate the CSBG program and is seeking public comment on the current CSBG program plan. This is your opportunity to make changes to the way the CSBG program operates and we would like to hear from Sault Tribe members. ACFS is having a public hearing on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., at 2218 Shunk Road in Sault Ste. Marie.

Copies of the proposed CSBG program plan will be available at the following offices from Aug. 1-12, 2016.

ACFS – Sault office, 2218 Shunk Road, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783, 800-726-0093 or 632-5250.

ACFS – St. Ignace office, 1140 N. State Street, Suite 2805, St. Ignace, MI 49781, 906-643-8689.

ACFS – Manistique office, 5698 W. Highway US 2, Manistique, MI 49783, 906-341-6993.

ACFS – Munising office, 622 W. Superior Street, Munising, MI 49862, 906-387-3906.

You can now use your Tribal cards at the pump. If you have a business card, you will need to bring it into the store to receive your discount. We will fix your business card so that it will work the next time that you use it at the pump.

Thank you for your patience and patronage.

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