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recreationBig Bear Arena is celebrating its 20th Anniversary Sept. 26 thru Oct. 1 at Two Ice Circle Dr. in Sault Ste. Marie. Stop by and check out Big Bear’s specials! 20% off Regular Priced Items in the Pro Shop - 20% Off Memberships in the Fitness Center - 20¢ for Pop and Popcorn in Concessions - Promotional giveaways all week - Daily drawings for great prizes. See flyer for schedule.

Big Bear Anniversary Celebration.pdf

Please Join the Advocacy Resource Center and Diane Peppler Resource Center for the “Violence Is Not Traditional” domestic violence awareness walk on Oct. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Niigaanigiizhik Ceremonial Building on the reservation in Sault Ste. Marie. In case of a funeral, staging moves to the Nokomis/Mishomis Building on Shunk Road. Registration begins at 5 p.m. Free pizza dinner. First 300 participants receive a free sweatshirt!

For more information, please call the Advocacy Resource Center at 906-632-1808.

Line 5 Rally 092616WHO:  Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, led by women members and Board members of the Tribe who proposed this rally to protect the waters of the Great Lakes. All community members are welcome to join us!

WHAT:  Rally to Protect the Great Lakes from Enbridge’s Line 5 pipelines, which lay at the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac just west of the Mackinac Bridge. About 23 million gallons of oil flow through the twin, 20-inch pipelines daily.

WHERE:  St. Ignace Welcome Center, just north of the tollbooths at the Upper Peninsula end of the Mackinac Bridge

WHEN:  10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26. A Women’s Water Ceremony will be conducted at 8:30 a.m.

A rupture of the Line 5 oil pipelines would be a worldwide catastrophe. Anishinaabe women’s voices proposed and led the efforts to organize this peaceful rally in opposition to the continued use of the pipelines. There will be a water ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Speakers will begin at 10 a.m., a public statement will be made at 1 p.m. and Anishinaabe youth will speak at 5 p.m.

NEED A RIDE TO THE RALLY?

Shuttles have been arranged for Sault Ste. Marie, Kinross, Hessel, St. Ignace, Newberry, Munising and Manistique. Please call 635-7799 to reserve a seat on the bus. Call today; space is limited. Please see the schedule below.

Bus 1

     Sault - Big Bear departure of 8:30 a.m.

     Kinross - Recreational Center departure of 9:15 a.m.

Bus 2

     Hessel - Tribal Center departure of 9 a.m.

     St. Ignace - Casino departure of 9:30 a.m.

Bus 3

     Newberry - Tribal Center departure of 8:30 a.m.

Bus 4

     Munising - Tribal Center departure of 7:30 a.m.

     Manistique - Tribal Health Center departure of 9 a.m.

Harlan Downwind will be holding Traditional Medicine Clinic hours:

Oct. 10, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 26, 31
Sault Ste. Marie
Tony Abramson, Jr. 632-0236
Peggy Holappa 632-0220
Reception 632-5210

Oct. 11, 25
St. Ignace
643-8689
877-256-0135

Keith Smith will be holding Traditional Medicine Clinic hours:

Oct. 11, 13, 20, 25, 27
Sault Ste. Marie
Tony Abramson, Jr. 632-0236
Peggy Holappa 632-0220
Reception 632-5210

Oct. 12
Hessel
484-2727

Oct.18
Munising
387-4721
866-401-0043

Oct.19
Escanaba
786-2636

Oct. 26
Newberry
293-8181

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

Chippewa County Suicide Prevention Coalition & Hiawatha Behavioral Health are pleased to present Mental Health Advocate and Award-Winning Speaker Kevin Hines with Special Guest, Joe Williams

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: Lake Superior State University Arts Center
Cost: Free

Kevin Hines is a mental health advocate, award-winning global speaker, bestselling author and documentary filmmaker who reaches audiences with his story of an unlikely survival and his strong will to live. Two years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 19, he attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. He is one of only 34 to survive the fall, and the only one to regain full physical mobility. He is the only Golden Gate Bridge jump survivor who is actively spreading the message of living mentally healthy. The fall would break his body, but not his spirit. Today, Kevin dedicates his life to saving lives by spreading the message of hope and sharing his art of living mentally well. He is one of the most respected and admired voices of lived experience. Kevin's story is a remarkable testament to the strength of the human spirit and a reminder for us to love the life we have.

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