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

Line 5 Water Protectors Symposium
Friday, May 19, 2017
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Program starts at 6:30 p.m.
Leelanau Sands Casino Showroom,
2521 N West Bay Shore Dr.,
Peshawbestown, Mich.


Join the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians for a gathering to learn how to help shut down the 64-year-old Line 5 oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac. Line 5 moves 23 million gallons of crude oil through twin pipelines that sit on the bottom of the Great Lakes for 4.5 miles. University of Michigan scientists have called the Straits “the worst possible place for an oil spill.”

For more information contact: Desmond Berry, Department Manager, Grand Traverse Band Natural Resources 231-534-7363, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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H20 Protectors Symposium

Bill Connolly, chief financial officer of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, is retiring. Please join him in celebrating his retirement at a farewell reception on Saturday, April 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Sault Kewadin Casino Grand Island Room.

Spiralizing cooking workshop set for May 10 and May 24 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Munising Tribal Health Center.

A spiralizer is a kitchen tool that turns vegetables (and fruit) into noodles. It changes their shape, and texture, allowing them to blend better with other ingredients. For some this makes vegetables more enjoyable to eat. With a spiralizer you’ll be eating more vegetables, which means you’ll be lighter on calories, carbs and decreasing your sugar intake. Spiralized vegetables can work as a main meal, a side dish or a colorful and healthful addition to soups and stews — almost anywhere traditional recipes might call for pasta. Although the flavors of zucchini, summer squash, carrots and butternut squash work best, vegetables like beets, celery root, cucumbers, parsnips, rutabaga and sweet potatoes can also be successfully spiralized. With more vegetables in your diet and less processed foods, you’ll not only be putting more nutrients into your body, but more fiber as well, which will keep you feeling full and satiated longer.

Free participation and open to the public. Registration is limited!

Instructor Cassie Steinhoff, R.D., from Community Health teaches the workshops.

To register for one or both classes or for more information, please contact Cassie Steinhoff at 906-387-4721 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Supported by the Sault Tribe Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country Project made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — A special meeting of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will be held Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at 12 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Sault Kewadin Casino.

On the agenda is “CORA BSD – Contribution.”

The Michigan State Police’s 30 posts across the state will participate in a one-day drug “Take-Back” effort from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Saturday, April 29. The posts will serve as drop-off points for Michiganders to discard expired, unused and unwanted medications for destruction.

In Sault Ste. Marie, anyone can discard old meds in the drug drop-off box in front of Sault Tribe Law Enforcement.

No liquids, inhalers, patches, or syringes will be accepted.

MSP posts collected 871 pounds of prescription drugs in a one-day event last October. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

Citizens who are not able to participate on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day can anonymously drop off their prescription drugs at any MSP post, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding holidays.

Feeding America West Michigan will distribute free food for those in need at LaSalle High School at W443 Portage Rd in St. Ignace on Thursday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until food runs out. The LaSalle High School Youth Advisory Council (YAC) of the St. Ignace Area Community Foundation is hosting the mobile food pantry, which will contain fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products, and baked goods.

The food is intended for anyone in need in St. Ignace and the surrounding area. The food pantry will be farmers-market style and not a drive-through distribution. Clients are asked to bring their own boxes and bags.

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