Winter Apparel Give-Away!
Join us Dec. 21 at the Niigaanagiizhik Ceremonial Building located at 11 Ice Circle across from the powwow grounds. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. this event is open to tribal households and tribal members only. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. it is open to the whole community. There will be coats, hats, gloves, boots, and other winter apparel of all sizes available free of charge. Tom and Julie Faunce donated all these items. For more information, call Cecil Pavlat or Colleen St. Onge at 906-635-6050 or 440-7849.
2014 General election end report
Attached is the election end cycle report, it includes: ballot summary, district voting summary, post-office summary and incident summary. As with all elections, the information is provided to the board of directors and concludes the election cycle.
Board of Directors 2015 Calendar
The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors meeting schedule for 2015:
Jan. 6 – Newberry
Jan. 20 – Sault Ste. Marie
Feb. 3 – Sault Ste. Marie
Feb. 17 – St. Ignace
March 3 – Sault Ste. Marie
March 24 – Manistique
April 7 – Kincheloe
April 21 – Munising
May 5 – Sault Ste. Marie
May 19 – Naubinway
June 9 – St. Ignace**
June 23 – Escanaba**
July 7– Sault Ste. Marie
July 21 – Manistique
Aug. 4 – Kincheloe
Aug.18 – Marquette
Sept. 1 – Sault Ste. Marie
Sept. 22 – Munising**
Oct. 6 – Sault Ste. Marie
Oct. 20 – St. Ignace
Nov. 3 – Sault Ste. Marie
Nov. 17 – Hessel
Dec. 8 – Sault Ste. Marie**
Dec. 22 – Sault Ste. Marie**
Per the Constitution and Bylaws, Article 1 – Meetings of the Board of Directors, Section 1: .....provided that at least one meeting per year shall be held in each of the five election units established pursuant to Article V, Section 1 of the tribal constitution.
General meetings of the Board of Directors are held the first and third Tuesdays of the month**
** Changed to accommodate Chair/Board attendance at MAST/United Tribes, various Wash. D.C. meetings.
All general meetings start at 6 p.m. All Sault meetings will be held at the Kewadin Casino and Convention Center, other locations to be announced.
All special meetings will be announced.
For further information please call Joanne Carr or Tara McKelvie at the Administration Office, 800-793-0660, 906-635-6050, extensions 26337 or 26338.
Sault Tribe Newspaper 2015 schedule
Attached is the 2015 Sault Tribe Newspaper schedule. Please save for your planning purposes.
Sault Tribe Board of Directors holds regular meeting in Sault Ste. Marie Dec. 9
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. - A regular meeting of the Sault Tribe Board of Directors will be held at the Sault Kewadin Casino starting at 6 p.m. on Dec. 9. The meeting will be preceded by "Matters Raised by the Membership" from 5 to 6 p.m.
Resolutions on the agenda are: Liquor License (five casino, two Midjim); Am. Ch. 14: Emergency Cancellations; Budget: Cultural-ANA SEDS Wequayoc, Hessel/Manistique Elderly Meals, Big Bear - Fitness Center, Wellness Program, St. Ignace Clinic, ATR/ATR Support Services; FY 2015 Budget Doc 003; Continuing Funding - Gov't; Lodge of Bravery.
Under New Business is a committee request and the 2015 board calendar.
White House recognizes Sault Tribe as climate leader
SAULT STE. MARIE - The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians was recognized by President Obama Dec. 3 at the 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference as one of 16 cities or other communities named Climate Action Champions for efforts to address climate change.
"I am so proud of my administration's Natural Resources, Health, Traditional Medicine, Housing, Law Enforcement, and Planning in pulling together our call to action to protect our Aki (Mother Earth)," said Tribal Chairperson Aaron Payment. "I appreciate the President recognizing our excellence."
During his remarks at the conference, President Obama said, "I want to recognize those tribes that have done exceptional work in their response to climate change, including two that we named Climate Action Champions this morning - the Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. And we're going to keep working with all of you to protect your natural resources, and restore tribal homelands, resolve disputes over water rights, to make sure your sacred lands are protected for future generations." (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt0roRoU8ds&feature=youtube_gdata)
Unit II Sault Tribe Board of Director Catherine Hollowell, said, "Climate change solutions are an economic driver that goes hand in hand with protecting our pristine waters and natural resources. We're immensely proud of the comprehensive vision for future generations that this plan entails."
Hollowell is also an appointee to the National Tribal Caucus for the EPA.
Sault Tribe Environmental Program Manager Kathie Brosemer, added, "I think it was the diversity of our efforts, not just energy conservation, but also food security, emergency preparedness, waste reduction, etc., that made us stand out."
A White House press release said the 16 Climate Action Champions were recognized as cities that have "considered their climate vulnerabilities and taken decisive action to cut carbon pollution and build resilience."
The selected communities, according to the press release, "will benefit from facilitated peer-to-peer learning and mentorship and targeted support from a range of Federal programs. Furthermore, a coordinator will be provided to each Climate Action Champion to foster coordination and communication across the Federal agencies, national organizations, and foundations in support of the Champions. The coordinator will also assist efforts to raise awareness of funding and technical assistance opportunities that are available specifically for Climate Action Champions."
The Climate Action Champions competition was launched this past fall by the White House to identify and recognize climate leaders within their local communities and to provide Federal support to help those communities further build resilience to climate impacts. The competition was led by the Department of Energy.
For more details on Climate Action Champions, visit www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/12/03/fact-sheet-16-us-communities-recognized-climate-action-champions-leaders.
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Sault Tribe Board of Directors holds regular meeting in Hessel Nov. 25
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. - A regular meeting of the Sault Tribe Board of Directors will be held at the Hessel Tribal Center at 6 p.m. on Nov. 25, postponed from Nov. 18 due to severe winter weather. The meeting will be preceded by "Matters Raised by the Membership" from 5 to 6 p.m.
Resolutions on the agenda are: Budget: Gov't -EPA GLRI, Gov't-Quality Assurance, Office on Violence Against Women, Civil Legal Assistance, and Adult Incarceration; Am. Ch. 30: Child Welfare Code; Request for Litigation Support McKay Bay; Opposing Nuclear Waste Facility Lake Huron; Modifying 401(k) Plan; Reaffirm Sault Tribe Newspaper Space Policy; Establish Sault Tribe as My Brother's Keeper Tribe; Discussion/Referral to Appropriate Committee/Follow up: 1. Roll Closure Suspended for 90 Days, 2. Est. Unit 3 Mackinac Island Elders Subcommittee, 3. Constitutional Amend. Clarify Status Mac Band, and 4. Constitutional Amendment Establishing Unit 6 and, Adding the Western U.P. to Election Units 4 and 5; and Amend Ch. 70: Criminal Procedure.
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Jennifer Dale-Burton, Editor