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A Christmas cookie sale is set for Saturday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the McCann School (elder meal site) in St. Ignace. Cookies baked by Sault Tribe Unit III elders.

“We the People … The U.S. Constitution and You,” a video that explains the principles of the Constitution and how it affects the lives of Americans, includes an interview with Sault Tribe Chairperson Aaron Payment. November, Native American heritage month, is an excellent time to watch this video, which can he seen here:

Volunteers Needed!

On Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, at Niigaanagiizhik Ceremonial Building, 11 Ice Circle Drive, Sault Ste. Marie, coats, hats, gloves, boots, and other winter apparel of all sizes will be available free of charge. These items are generously donated by members of the TriPoint Church of God.

11 a.m.‐1 p.m. - Open to tribal households and tribal members only
1‐3 p.m. - Open to the whole community

Volunteers are needed to help work event.

For more information, contact Colleen Medicine at 906-635‐6050.

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. - On Nov. 23 and 24, a special meeting of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will be held at the Sault Kewadin Casino starting at 10 a.m. on Nov. 23, and reconvening at 11 a.m. on Nov. 24.

Resolutions on the agenda are: FY 2016 budget documents 002 and 003; Team Member Bonuses Calendar Year 2015; Tribal Labor Law; Approving Amended Lease JKL School; Lake Huron Lift Restrictions/ Co-Captains/License Transfers; Authorization to Accept Funding for Capacity-Building from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI); and Special Events FY 2015 Budget Modification.

November 23-24 Meeting Resolutions.pdf

The next Anishinabe Bimaadiziiwin Waayiyeyaa meeting is Monday, Nov. 23, at the Cultural Building in Sault Ste. Marie starting at 4 p.m. All meetings are open to the public. Please bring a dish to pass if you can.

Below is a list of requested cultural teachings. The Anishinabe Bimaadiziiwin Waayiyeyaa would like to ask tribal members if they would like to add to the list as well as make suggestions for Anishinaabek who carry the teachings listed and would like to share their wisdom.

To make a suggestion please attend the meeting or email Lisa Burnside at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

List of requested teachings:
• Powwows or mini powwows
• Dance and drum socials
• Language revitalization
• Promotion and marketing of current events
• Talking circles and ceremony
• Medicine harvesting
• Importance of elders, veterans and mentors
• Craft classes
• More funding for cultural programming and language revitalization efforts
• Understanding what culture means
• Make a list of cultural teachers willing to teach
• Seven grandfathers
• History
• More Veteran's ceremonies
• Gender-specific teachings
• Culture as a way of life, for example; fishing, preserving foods, berry picking, sugar bush, harvesting plants, trees and roots for medicine.

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