Wenaboozhoo — Greetings! April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Join the Advocacy Resource Center for a women's ceremony for survivors of sexual and domestic violence as we connect with our Grandmother Moon. As she regulates the life of the water, through ceremony and relationship with her, we connect to the power we have as women.
Please consider wearing a long skirt if you have one. This act honors the doorway to life we carry as women.
We will be delighted to have you join us this Saturday, April 4, 9 p.m., at the Niigaanigiizhik Ceremonial Building.
Manistique Area, Wednesday, April 29, 2015, starts at 4 p.m.
Native American communities recognize the important role that women play as providers caring for the basic needs of our children and families. Healthy women create healthy communities. Join us for an opportunity to share and learn about some of the more Traditional Anishinabe ways of life. This gathering will be a casual experience for women interested in learning about incorporating more Native culture into their everyday lives.
• Sacred and Current Uses of Tobacco - Jaime Paradise and Patty Teeples
• The Sacredness of Water, its Feminine Spirit and the Water Ceremony - Mary Beth LaVeque
• Anishinabe Language: A Simple Lesson with Song - Alice Carley
• How to Locate, Purchase and Use Local and Traditional Foods - Gail Sulander
• Tribal Services Information Table - Kellie Lakosky
A potluck feast will follow activities. Beverages will be provided.
Call Gail or Jaime at 906-341-8469 to sign up.
We welcome all women in the community to join us.
The Sault Tribe Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Department is accepting applications for the Summer Youth Employment Program. This is an income-based program for American Indian youth aged 14 to 21 who reside in the Sault Tribe service area composed of Marquette, Alger, Chippewa, Luce, Mackinaw, Delta and Schoolcraft counties.
Applications can be picked up at the WIA office at 523 Ashmun Street in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., or by calling Brenda Cadreau at 906-635-4767.
Applicants will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing. Some positions may also require applicants to undergo and successfully pass a criminal background investigation.
The deadline to apply is April 17, 2015.
Chi Mukwa Arena is offering its annual Summer Recreation Program for children ages 5-10. The program is a 10-week program that will run from June 8 through Aug. 14.
The Summer Recreation Program offers morning, afternoon or full-day sessions. Morning hours are 8 a.m.-12 p.m.; afternoon hours are 1-5 p.m. and full-day sessions are 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
See attached flyer for more information.
All SUBSISTENCE and COMMERCIAL fishermen are invited to attend a meeting, at 4 p.m. on April 6, with the Board of Directors and the Great Lakes Conservation Committee. The meeting will be held at Sault Ste. Marie Kewadin Casino.
The meeting is a follow up to the June 2013 meeting to further discuss renegotiating the 2000 Consent Decree. The 2000 Consent Decree governs our treaty fishery and is set to expire in 2020. In the coming years, the negotiation of a new decree will begin and in order for the tribe to prepare for the renegotiation we must understand what worked and what did not work for the tribe under the 2000 Consent Decree. In order to do that, the tribe needs as many fishermen, both subsistence and commercial, to attend this meeting so that all points of view are presented. If you are not there to voice your opinion, your wants and needs may be overlooked! So, please join us and help us to protect our treaty right to fish the Great Lakes.