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The seventh annual Young Environmentalist Camp for children aged 7-12 is scheduled for Tuesday, July 25 through Wednesday, July 26 at the Mary Murray Culture Camp on Sugar Island.

Van leaves the Niigaanagiizhik Ceremonial Building at 8:30 a.m. July 25 and returns at 3 p.m. July 26.

Campers play environmental games, crafts, learn about plant identification, animal tracks, brownfields, water quality and more!

This is a FREE outing.

Permission forms available through Jackie Minton at 906-635-6050, extension 26041, or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Transportation available on a first-come, first-served basis. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult guardian.

Hosted by the Sault Tribe Environmental Department. For more information, call 632-5575.

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — A regular meeting of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors is scheduled at the Manistique Tribal Center starting at 6 p.m. on July 25. Meeting preceded by a hearing of matters raised by members from 4 to 6 p.m.

Resolutions on the agenda under budget: Health Center Medical Nursing – TAP, and Indirect Costs and Indirect Membership Services – TAP. 

Under new business, the board considers committee requests and board concerns.

July 25 Meeting Resolutions

The Sault Tribe Board of Directors has created a new Sault Tribe Conservation Committee, under Resolution 2017-135: Re-Establishing the Conservation Committee and Establishing Rules of Procedure. 

The membership of this new Conservation Committee will be a committee of 13; six commercial fishers; six non-commercial fishers and one chair. Commercial fishers are defined as a licensed captain, co-captain, permit holder, or helper aboard a commercial fishing vessel.

For the initial appointment, six members shall serve a term of two years, six members shall serve a term of four years and the chair of the committee shall serve an initial term of two years.

For this newly created conservation committee, the board of directors is waiving the 60-day publishing of vacant seats to ensure this committee is up and running.

For interested tribal members, please send a letter of intent, along with three letters of recommendation from other tribal members, to Linda Grossett, 523 Ashmun St., Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783.

Please remember, all letters must have an original signature and must be all turned in at the same time.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Joanne Carr or Linda Grossett at the Administration Office, 906-635-6050 or 800-793-0660.

Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Niigaanagiizhik Ceremonial Building

11 Ice Circle, Sault Ste. Marie, MI, 49783 (⬅ click for map)

Soo resident, poet, writer, and Sault Tribe member Al Boulley will be performing one hour of his works. He brings a range of subjects to the microphone for your listening pleasure, including some inspired by Ojibwe culture. As a special treat, his dad Henry is going to read something in the Ojibwe language.

There will be a 15-minute intermission once Al is done. Finger foods—both savory and sweet—will be available, as will various beverages. Free of course! Afterward, the mic’s open to anyone who would like to share some of their written works. Don’t be shy, bring something to read! Please give the audience more to enjoy!

If you’d like to reserve time on the open mic, you can call Al at 906-203-5237, or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. There's also a Facebook event if you want to easily add this to your calendar. Hope you can attend—the material will be "family-friendly" so bring kids if you'd like. Maybe they'll get inspired to write something! Maybe you will!

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. - The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors meeting scheduled for July 18 is changed, meeting now scheduled for July 25 at the Manistique Health Center.

Visit one of the oldest historic sites in Michigan and the U.S. Midwest. Experience living history and travel back in time at the St. Ignace Heritage Days July 14-July 16 at the Museum of Ojibwa Culture and Fort de Buade Museum.

St. Ignace is the third oldest continuously occupied settlement in the United States. The location of the Museum of Ojibwa Culture is recognized as one of the oldest historical sites in Michigan and the Midwest.

Join us as we pay special tribute to our rich history. Experience life as it was in the 1760s. Learn the traditional methods of making birch bark baskets and the art of hand drum making. Enjoy special presentations, live music, traditional foods and a variety of other exciting events.
All activities take place at either Fort de Buade or the Museum of Ojibwa Culture.

For more information call the Fort de Buade Museum at 906-643-6627 or Museum of Ojibwa Culture at 906-643-6191.

This event is brought to you by the Michilimackinac Historical Society, Museum of Ojibwa Culture, St. Ignace Public Library, St. Ignace Events Committee, St. Ignace Area Community Foundation, Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, and the many volunteers who so generously give of their time.

See attached flyer for more information.

Heritage Days Poster

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