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SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. - The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors meeting that was scheduled for Feb. 14 is changed, meeting is now scheduled to take place on Feb. 7.

Keith Smith will be holding Traditional Medicine Clinic hours:

Feb. 1, 2, 7, 9, 13, 21, 22, 23, 28
Sault Ste. Marie
Tony Abramson, Jr. 632-0236
Peggy Holappa 632-0220
Reception 632-5210

Feb. 8

Feb. 15

Feb. 16

For Traditional Medicine Program information, please call 906-632-0236, 632-0220 or 632-5210.

Mary Murray Culture Camp presents a weekend to learn about snow snakes from Feb. 10 to Feb. 12 for youngsters aged 13-18. Snow snake games, immersion class, elder in residence and activities led by Jesse Bowen.

It is an American Indian winter sport traditionally played by many tribes in the northern Midwest, including the Ojibwe, Sioux, Wyandotte, Oneida and other Iroquois people. A game of snow snakes is a competition in trying to throw a wooden "snow snake" the farthest along a long track of snow.

If you need a ride to the camp, meet at the Niigaanagiizhik Ceremonial Building at 4:15 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10. Van leaves promptly at 4:30 p.m. Returns for drop off on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 11:45 a.m.

Permission slips available by calling Jackie Minton or Sam Gardner at 906-635-6050, or you can stop by Sault Tribe administration at 523 Ashmun.

See attached permission slip.

Snow snake camp.pdf

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 Jan. 17. The meeting will be preceded by Matters Raised by the Membership from 4 to 6 p.m.

Resolutions on the agenda are: State of MI DHHS CSU Grant; and OVW Legal Assistance for Victims Grant.

Under New Business, the board will consider: Committee Request, Feb. 14 Meeting Change, BOD Scheduling/Prioritizing/Strategic Planning/Quarterly Reviews/Open to Membership, Contract Support Settlement Plan, Board Concerns and Referendum Petition.

Jan. 17 Meeting Resolutions.pdf

A fire is being held behind the Sault Tribal Health Care Center beginning at 12 p.m. today and ending at 4 p.m. today Jan. 12 for prayers for Traditional Healer Harlan Downwind, who has been airlifted to Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Please contact Tony Abramson Jr. at 906-632-5200, for information.

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