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 SAULT STE. MARIE — The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians received some good news this morning. United States Bankruptcy Judge Walter Shapero has, yet again, rejected the efforts of Diane Adams to disrupt the resolution of the Greektown Holdings litigation.

Adams filed a motion for reconsideration. The Court flatly rejected that motion, saying,

"(a) Movants lack standing, (b) the Motion is inexcusably untimely, and (c) the Motion requests relief beyond the jurisdiction of this Court; furthermore, even if the Court were to consider the substance of Movants’ allegations, as was further elaborated upon in various procedurally deficient filings (Dkt. 3837, 3838, 3904), such would not alter the result; the Court therefore finding that the Motion does not demonstrate a palpable defect by which the Court and the parties have been misled or that a different disposition of the matter must result from a correction thereof, as required by E.D. Mich. LBR 9024-1(a)(3); NOW THEREFORE IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT the Motion is denied."

Sault Tribe General Counsel John Wernet said, “Many thanks to Sault Tribe Attorney Courtney Kachur and to the tribe’s outside legal team at Frost Brown and at Plunkett for their efforts in again defending this frustrating and utterly baffling challenge, which seems to be based upon a completely erroneous understanding of both the facts and of the law.”

Adams has until Aug. 5 to file a further appeal.

Read the order here: Greektown_Adams_Denial_Order.pdf

 SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. - A special meeting of the Sault Tribe Board of Directors will be held at the Sault Kewadin Casino starting at 2 p.m. on July 28.

Agenda items are: Ratify CORA Vote; Vote to Clarify ST Vote for 5 p.m. CORA Conference Call; and Alternatives Specific to Tribal Level Restrictions and Limitation Options to Co-Captains.

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

Resolutions on the agenda are: Authorization of Right-of-Way Across Tribal Trust Land Bahweting School Loop; Authorization to Enter into a Loan to Finance Construction of a Gymnasium at the JKL School; budget modifications for SYEP Program, ACFS - Victim's Assistance, Cultural Repatriation, Tribal Operations, Medical Insurance and Health Center Administration; establishing budgets for Hessel Powwow Grounds Bathroom and Wequayoc Well.

Under New Business, the board will consider Committee Request-License Transfer, Legal Opinion - Fishing, Construction Contract and Removal Petition.

July 21 Meeting Resolutions.pdf

Honoring Veterans at Wequayoc Cemetery
Update of Wequayoc Cemetery Planning Project
Monday, Aug. 3 at 3 p.m.
2354 E. M-134, Hessel, MI 49745
Community welcome. All Veteran pipes welcome.

Veterans being honored: William Boahbedason, Lawrence C. Grimes, Joseph Lambert Sr., William Lambert, Dean Lewis, Frank A. Lewis, James E. McCall, Antoine Moses Jr., Clarence E. Moses, Francis W. Moses, Frank D. Moses, William James Perrault, Deward J. Rickley and Gerald D. Rickley

For more information, or to notify of any Veteran left off this list, please contact Laura Porterfield at 906-635-6050, ext. 26332 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Sponsored by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and the Wequayoc Cemetery Planning Project grant funded by the Administration for Native Americans (ANA).

Zhimaagnish Ga Bwaapa Honoring Veterans at Wequayoc Cemetery.pdf

The Tribal Transportation Program and Opus International Consultants Inc. are still working together to develop our Tribal Transportation Safety Plan and we are reaching out again to ensure your concerns are included and addressed in the Plan!

Recently we held several meetings across the service area for membership, staff and public to share their thoughts and insights with us. We've also developed an online survey to build on this information. Now we would like to encourage you to please take a few moments to complete the online survey. If you have a few moments now, you can click on this link to complete the survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZHV7GJ2. Or you can copy this link into your browser https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/?sm=zCOA1TB2wlni35ofq6cNFg%3d%3d.

We encourage you to take this opportunity to complete the survey and anticipate the information gathered will provide us with the knowledge we need to strategically plan our safety monies and address safety issues for the future and for future generations. We encourage you to work collaboratively with us as we strive to protect our most vulnerable members and encourage safe available transportation networks for everyone. This project is funded through a grant received from the Federal Highways Administration Safety Program, if you have any questions or concerns please contact Wendy Hoffman, Transportation Planner at 906-635-6050 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The VA's Escanaba Vet Center will be hosting an Information Fair and Listening Session for women Veterans on Saturday, July 18, from 12 to 4:30 p.m. This event will provide valuable information and resources to help women readjust to civilian life and address their health care needs after serving in the military. The Vet Center is located at 3500 Ludington Street, Suite 110, Escanaba, Mich.

There will be information booths on VA benefits, health care and counseling services for women, the OEF/OIF/OND and Veterans Choice programs and more. From 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. speakers will be presenting information about VA's Women Veteran Health Program, OEF/OIF transition services, and Escanaba Vet Center Counseling Services. This will be followed by a Listening Session from 2 to 3 p.m. where women Veterans will be provided the opportunity to speak with the Women Veteran Program Manager and offer their input and suggestions on ways to best meet the needs of women Veterans.

Questions regarding the Women Veterans' Information Fair and Listening Session can be directed to Barbara Robinson at 906-774-3300 extension, 32388.

Women Veterans Information Fair and Listening Session Flyer.pdf

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. - A regular meeting of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will be held at the Sault Kewadin Casino starting at 6 p.m. on July 7. The meeting will be preceded by "Matters Raised by the Membership" from 4 to 6 p.m.

Resolutions on the agenda are: Proclaiming Men's Health Awareness Week, Health Division Policy: Record Elimination, Wequayoc Cemetery Policy, Health Center - Optical and St. Ignace Clinic Budget Modifications, Epoufette Harbor - Establishment of Budget, Executive Office Budget Modification and Amending Ch. 31: Marriage Ordinance.

Under new business, the board will consider Relinquishment, Elder Committee Request and Real Estate Transaction.

July 7 Meeting Resolutions.pdf

Sault Tribe Offices will be closed on Friday, July 3. Have a Safe and Happy Fourth of July holiday!

The following committees have vacant seats. Sault Tribe members interested in filling these vacancies should submit one letter of intent and three letters of recommendation from other members to Tara McKelvie, 523 Ashmun Street, Sault Ste. Marie. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 906-635-6050 for any questions.

•Anishinaabe Cultural Committee - Two vacancies (men, four-year term)
•Health Board - One vacancy (four-year term)
•Inland Conservation Committee - One vacancy (four-year term)
•Election Committee - Three vacancies (four-year term)
•Special Needs/Enrollment Committee - Six vacancies (two-year term)
•Wequayoc Cemetery Committee - Five vacancies (two and 4-year terms - varied; must have family member interred at Wequayoc Cemetery)
•Unit I Sault Ste. Marie Elder Subcommittee - One regular seat vacancy (four-year term)
•Unit II Newberry Elders Subcommittee - Two regular seat vacancies (four-year term)
•Unit III Hessel Elders Subcommittee - Two alternate seat vacancies (four-year term)
•Unit IV Escanaba Elders Subcommittee - One regular seat vacancy and two alternate seat vacancies (four-year term)
•Unit V Munising Elders Subcommittee - One regular seat vacancy (four-year term) and alternate seat vacancies (four-year term)
•Unit V Marquette Elders Subcommittee – One alternate seat vacancy (four-year term)

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