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You can now use your Tribal cards at the pump. If you have a business card, you will need to bring it into the store to receive your discount. We will fix your business card so that it will work the next time that you use it at the pump.

Thank you for your patience and patronage.

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. - A regular meeting of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will be held at the Manistique Tribal Center starting at 6 p.m. on July 26. The meeting will be preceded by "Matters Raised by the Membership" from 4 to 6 p.m.

Resolutions on the agenda Tuesday evening are, under budgets, PHN Grant, Ojibwe Language/Library Services, BE-15-J54 Sanitation, Employment-WIOA SYEP Program, and Employment-WIOA Administration; two Partial Waivers; Lease Cancelation-McKechnie/Tobias; Trust Land Lease -McKechnie; Authorization to Purchase Property; Low Income Home Energy Assistance; Community Service Block Grant; PICH Grant-Youth Survey Community Health; Creating Ch. 46: Wiidookaage (Helping One Another); Amending Budget Smoking Cessation; Kewadin Casino Hotel-Smoke Free Policy; Delegating Authority CDC Grant; and CDC Smoking Grant.

Under new business, the board will consider a relinquishment.

July 26 Meeting Resolutions.pdf

Construction starts at the MidJim store in St. Ignace on Thursday, July 21, to replace the dispensers. Fuel is not available while construction is in progress. The store remains open for all other regular transactions during the construction. Thank you for your patience and continued patronage during this time.

The sixth annual free Young Environmentalist Camp is set for Aug. 3-4 for children aged 7 to 12 at the Mary Murray Culture Camp on Sugar Island. The camp van leaves the Niigaanagiizhiik Ceremonial Building at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 3 and returns at 3 p.m. on Aug. 4.

Play environmental games! Do crafts! Learn plant identification, animal tracks, brownfields, water quality and more!

Permission forms available through Samuel Gardner 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 first-come, first-served basis. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Hosted by the Sault Tribe Environmental Department. For more information, call 906-632-5575.

Young Environmentalist Camp application.pdf

Election results to be certified on July 21

SAULT STE. MARIE - On Friday, July 15, the Sault Tribe Court of Appeals issued its decision in the appeal filed by tribal member Isaac McKechnie challenging the recent general election. The Court unanimously rejected McKechnie's challenge and affirmed the June 29 decision of the Election Committee.

McKechnie argued that the Election Committee violated his rights by picking up the ballots from the Sault Ste. Marie Post Office at 4:30 p.m. on election day rather than at the customary 5 p.m. The Court found that, because the Post Office stops processing election mail at 2 p.m. each day, no ballots would have been processed into the Election Committee's Post Office Box after 2 p.m. Thus, the committee did not violate the Election Code by picking up the box at 4:30 p.m. instead of at 5 p.m., because the Post Office would not have processed any additional ballots into the box during that time period.

As a result of the Court's decision, all pending election contests are now finally resolved. The Sault Tribe Board of Directors is scheduled to resume its consideration of the election on Thursday, July 21, at 5 p.m. at the Kewadin Casino in Sault Ste. Marie. At that time, the Election Committee will certify the election results and the newly elected officials will be formally sworn into office. All tribal members are invited to attend this meeting and witness the swearing in ceremony.

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