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The seventh annual Young Environmentalist Camp for children aged 7-12 is scheduled for Tuesday, July 25 through Wednesday, July 26 at the Mary Murray Culture Camp on Sugar Island.

Van leaves the Niigaanagiizhik Ceremonial Building at 8:30 a.m. July 25 and returns at 3 p.m. July 26.

Campers play environmental games, crafts, learn about plant identification, animal tracks, brownfields, water quality and more!

This is a FREE outing.

Permission forms available through Jackie Minton 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 a first-come, first-served basis. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult guardian.

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

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — A regular meeting of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors is scheduled at the Manistique Tribal Center starting at 6 p.m. on July 25. Meeting preceded by a hearing of matters raised by members from 4 to 6 p.m.

Resolutions on the agenda under budget: Health Center Medical Nursing – TAP, and Indirect Costs and Indirect Membership Services – TAP. 

Under new business, the board considers committee requests and board concerns.

July 25 Meeting Resolutions

The Sault Tribe Board of Directors has created a new Sault Tribe Conservation Committee, under Resolution 2017-135: Re-Establishing the Conservation Committee and Establishing Rules of Procedure. 

The membership of this new Conservation Committee will be a committee of 13; six commercial fishers; six non-commercial fishers and one chair. Commercial fishers are defined as a licensed captain, co-captain, permit holder, or helper aboard a commercial fishing vessel.

For the initial appointment, six members shall serve a term of two years, six members shall serve a term of four years and the chair of the committee shall serve an initial term of two years.

For this newly created conservation committee, the board of directors is waiving the 60-day publishing of vacant seats to ensure this committee is up and running.

For interested tribal members, please send a letter of intent, along with three letters of recommendation from other tribal members, to Linda Grossett, 523 Ashmun St., Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783.

Please remember, all letters must have an original signature and must be all turned in at the same time.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Joanne Carr or Linda Grossett at the Administration Office, 906-635-6050 or 800-793-0660.

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. - The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors meeting scheduled for July 18 is changed, meeting now scheduled for July 25 at the Manistique Health Center.

Visit one of the oldest historic sites in Michigan and the U.S. Midwest. Experience living history and travel back in time at the St. Ignace Heritage Days July 14-July 16 at the Museum of Ojibwa Culture and Fort de Buade Museum.

St. Ignace is the third oldest continuously occupied settlement in the United States. The location of the Museum of Ojibwa Culture is recognized as one of the oldest historical sites in Michigan and the Midwest.

Join us as we pay special tribute to our rich history. Experience life as it was in the 1760s. Learn the traditional methods of making birch bark baskets and the art of hand drum making. Enjoy special presentations, live music, traditional foods and a variety of other exciting events.
All activities take place at either Fort de Buade or the Museum of Ojibwa Culture.

For more information call the Fort de Buade Museum at 906-643-6627 or Museum of Ojibwa Culture at 906-643-6191.

This event is brought to you by the Michilimackinac Historical Society, Museum of Ojibwa Culture, St. Ignace Public Library, St. Ignace Events Committee, St. Ignace Area Community Foundation, Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, and the many volunteers who so generously give of their time.

See attached flyer for more information.

Heritage Days Poster

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Members: You have a voice!
The Sault Tribe’s Anishnaabek Community and Family Services (ACFS) 2016-2018 Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) is available for your review. The CSBG program is designed to assist in alleviating the burden of an unexpected emergency for eligible Sault Tribe households in the Sault Tribe’s seven-county service area. How we administer this program is partly determined by YOUR input.

The plan in available Aug. 11-25, 2017 for comment at the following Tribal locations:
ACFS – Sault Office 2218 Shunk Road, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 906-632-5250
ACFS – St. Ignace Office 1140 N. State Street, Suite 2805, St. Ignace, MI  49781 906-643-8689
ACFS – Manistique Office 5698 W. Highway US 2, Manistique, MI 49783 906-341-6993
ACFS – Munising Office 622 W. Superior Street, Munising, MI 49862 906-387-3906
ACFS –Kincheloe 60 Kincheloe, Kincheloe, MI 49788 906-495-1232
Advocacy Resource Center 2769 Ashmun Street, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 906-632-1808       
Hessel Community Health Center 3355 N. 3 Mile Road, Hessel, MI 49745 906-484-2727
Newberry Community Health Center 4935 Zeez Ba Tik Lane, Newberry, MI 49868 906-293-8181
USDA 3604 Mackinac Trail, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 906-635-6076
Public Comment will be heard Monday, Aug. 16, 2017 from 4 to 6 p.m. at 2218 Shunk Road, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783.

If you have questions, please contact the Direct Services Case Manager in your area, or call 800-726-0093.

Ref: Notice of Public Hearing/2016-18 CSBG Plan

Public Comment: CSBG

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