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The Sugar Island Powwow Committee hosts a community fish fry featuring local musicians and talent on Friday, May 6, at the Niigaanagiizhik Ceremonial Building in Sault Ste. Marie. Doors open at 5 p.m., music starts at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $8 per person at the door. A special thanks to Mark Forgrave, the Lunchbox and Kewadin Casinos.

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. - A regular meeting of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will be held at Kewadin Casino starting at 6 p.m. on May 3. The meeting will be preceded by "Matters Raised by the Membership" from 4 to 6 p.m.

Resolutions on the agenda are: 2016 Head Start and Early Head Start Grant; Michigan Indians Elders Association Tribal Elders Appointment; Support for CORA funding request to BIA for dockside inspection training; Oscar Larson Contract; Budget: GLRI American Marten establishment of a budget, Transportation Budget Modification, Governmental - Motorized Door Openings Budget Modification; Establishing Minimum Wage Tipped Positions; Wage Compression - Longevity; Est. New Wage Grids - Tipped Positions -(2); Amending Chapter 11: Membership Code - Cards; Unit V Seat; 2 Percent Agreement Sault Schools; Clarifying Management of Kewadin Casinos / Accurate Accounting of Casino Revenues; Authorizing Board Administrative Staff to Assist Election Committee; Establishing Unit VI Service Area/Unit VI Director/At Large Director; Amend Constitution - Separation of Powers Doctrine; and Amend Constitution - Bill of Rights.

Under New Business, the board will hear a Committee Request and CEO Interviews.

May 3 Meeting Resolutions.pdf

The Lodge of Bravery needs volunteers and interns. The lodge is a safe shelter for victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, family violence and stalking. The lodge is looking for motivated and compassionate people to help their residents regain their independence. If interested, contact Bridget Akre at 906-635-7705, or ext. 73108 or, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Volunteers will need to pass a background check (through Human Resources) and Central Registry Clearance from DHS and ACFS.

Wequayoc Cemetery spring cleaning and potluck is set for Saturday, May 21. Cleaning starts at 10 a.m., potluck at noon.

Please bring rakes, trash bags, work gloves and any other items for cleaning graves and the general area of the cemetery. Please label items with your name to reduce the chances of getting mixed with others' items.

Cultural leave applies and leave request forms available for eligible Sault Tribe employees scheduled to work on that day. Forms and policy available on the intranet or by request. Call Colleen Medicine at 906-635-6050 for leave forms.

Call Colleen Medicine at 635-6050, Russell Rickley at 440-5696 or Dell Powers at 984-2055 for any questions.

A play by Mary Kathryn Nagle, from the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma
AUDITIONS: Sunday, May 1, 5-8 p.m., Ojibwe Learning Center and Library, 531 Ashmun Street, Sault, Mich.
REHEARSALS: May 10-15, Ojibwe Learning Center and Library, 531 Ashmun Street, Sault, Mich.
PERFORMANCE: Monday, May 16, 6 p.m., Kewadin DreamMakers Theater, Sault, Mich.

Learn how to dance the salsa! Move your hips and free your spirit as you join University of Michigan students and faculty members in this fun, social dance Tuesday, May 10, from 6 to 8 p.m., Ojibwe Learning, Center amd Library, 531 Ashmun Street in Sault Ste. Marie.

Bring your jam on! Got a poem? Hear a beat? Perform and listen to hip hop riffs and spoken word stories. Join University of Michigan students in a night of music and poetry slam Thursday, May 12, from 6 to 8 p.m., Ojibwe Learning Center & Library 531 Ashmun Street in Sault Ste. Marie.

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