Fundraiser set for film project
Please plan to stop by for lunch to support a film project at the Niigaanagiizhik Ceremonial Building in Sault Ste. Marie on Thursday, Oct. 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy frybread, soup and cookies in addition to an opportunity to browse and bid in a silent auction on lots of nice items donated by the tribal and mainstream communities such as a pedicure, painting supplies, pet supplies, Kewadin event tickets, free hotel stay and many more.
All proceeds will be used for production costs of a short film that aims to inspire more youth to be proud of their heritage and take up their ancestral languages and cultures. Direct donations are also welcome and are tax deductible.
The tribe's newspaper, Win Awenen Nisitotung, reported on the film project last March, here is the text from the piece:
A few Sault Tribe members are among nearly 30 people involved in an independent short film project planned to premiere before the United Nations Permanent Forum before possible worldwide distribution. Anyone interested in helping to fund the project may do so through the crowd sourcing website elalliance.org/2014/07/this-is-who-i-am/and writing "Youth Film" in the Project Specific Donation section or by writing a check (see address below).
Sault Tribe member Kalvin Hartwig describes the work as a "short, artsy narrative" that follows a young, modern Anishinaabe female, portrayed by Andrea Landry, who comes to rely on her ancestral philosophy of living a good life, mino bimadiziiwin, to help her navigate through daily life in New York City. "We're planning on her to speak English in the first half, and Anishinaabemowin in the second," said Hartwig.
Hartwig is a co-producer and script editor for the project. Landry is a scriptwriter and the lead actress.
Translations for the script are in the works. Hartwig indicated he hopes to get the language staff of the Sault Tribe Cultural Department on board with the project for Anishinaabemowin translations. In order to allow for a much wider audience for the film, he currently has translators for Russian, German, Spanish, French and Bulgarian versions of the film and hopes to reach out to more.
While the project is in progress without a working title, the film is fundamentally about the importance of language, culture and traditions for indigenous youth.
"We aim to complete the film in the next few months with the highest standards possible," said Hartwig. "After its premiere at the United Nations and within the framework of the 13th session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, the film is hoped to be broadcasted by UN WEB TV, UN TV and uploaded to its final home at the UN YouTube channel, where anyone could either watch it, download it or get its link for future distribution." He noted other potential outlets include Arte, Dotsub, Vine, PBS and der Spiegel TV, along with an array of film festivals and local screenings.
Those who would like to provide financial help for the project may do so at http://elalliance.org/2014/07/this-is-who-i-am/ and writing "Youth Film" in the Project Specific Donation section. Checks are also welcome and can be written out to: Endangered Language Alliance with "Youth Film" on the memo line. Send to: Endangered Language Alliance, 3 West 18th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10011.
Sault Tribe Board of Directors sets regular meeting in St. Ignace for Oct. 21
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. - A regular meeting of the Sault Tribe Board of Directors is scheduled in St. Ignace at the Kewadin Shores Casino at 6 p.m. on Oct. 21. A hearing of matters from members will precede the meeting from 5 to 6 p.m.
Resolutions on the agenda: Anishnaabemowin Michigan State Certification and Amending Chapter 21: Hunting Inland Fishing: Blinds.
Under new business, committee vacancies, a property issue and a proposed resolution will be considered.
Other Tobacco quota met
The "Other Tobacco" (tobacco products that are not cigarettes) quota has been met. As of Oct. 13 there will be no more tribal discounts on "other tobacco." This discount will be reinstated on Jan. 1, 2015.
Silverfox appears at Dancing Crane
Three-time Nammy nominated Apache flutist Silverfox Lopez of Sugar Island is appearing at the Dancing Crane Coffee House in Brimley, Mich., on Oct. 18, 3-6 p.m. This is a chance to hear Silverfox live in time to back his nomination for two Native American Music Awards (Nammies) for this year, which will be decided on Nov. 14. His music can also be heard on his Facebook page, look for the links under "About."
To vote for him, go to nativeamericanmusicawards.com and click on "Vote now" or look for the link on his Facebook page. You can also find samples of his stuff on YouTube.
Canning and Preserving Workshops and Classes scheduled for October 24 at the Niigannagiizhik and October 29 at the Grand Island Community Center have been canceled. If you have any questions please contact Colleen Commons in Community Health at 906-632-5241.
Sault Tribe Board of Directors holds regular meeting in Sault Ste. Marie Oct. 7
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. - A regular meeting of the Sault Tribe Board of Directors will be held at the Sault Kewadin Casino at 6 p.m. on Oct. 7. The meeting will be preceded by "Matters Raised by the Membership" from 5 to 6 p.m.
First on the agenda is a presentation by National Congress of American Indians' interns.
Resolutions on the agenda: BIA-Self Governance Funding Agreement; Mackinac County Cooperative Agreement; Health Insurance Premium Increase; Acceptance 2015 Indian Housing Plan; Approving Lease Marquette Health Center; National Congress of American Indians; Support for Senator Tester's Senate Bill to Permanently Reauthorize Special Diabetes; and Budget Mod: Legal-Tax Agreement.
Under New Business, FOIA and Board of Director Travel Request will be considered.
Sault Tribe Board of Directors holds regular meeting in Munising Sept. 23
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. - A regular meeting of the Sault Tribe Board of Directors will be held at the Munising Tribal Center at 6 p.m. on Sept. 23. The meeting will be preceded by "Matters Raised by the Membership" from 5 to 6 p.m.
Resolutions on the agenda are: Partial Waivers; Graduate Research Request; Anishinaabemowin MI State Certification; Marquette Med/Dental Lease; Approving Separation Agreement; Reappointment Appellate Judge; Health Center Eligibility Policy; IHS Special Project Funding - Sanitation Projects; Midjim St. Ignace - New Location/Tank Upgrade; Purchase Zeiss Cirrus Photo Instrument - Optical; FY Budget Doc 002 A/B; Continuing Funding Authority; Budget Modifications for Housing BE-12-G80 Sanitation, Housing BE-13-J11 Sanitation, Housing BE-14-J36 Sanitation, Fisheries -USDA/Nunns Creek, Public Safety/Juvenile Detention, Employment/WIA, ACFS/Tribal Gov't/Sexual Assault Services, Communications/Newspaper, Insurance Agreements.
Under New Business, Great Lakes Conservation Request, Inland Conservation Request and Committee Requests.
Sault Tribe Board of Directors' regular meeting set for Sept. 2 in Sault Ste. Marie
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. - A regular meeting of the Sault Tribe Board of Directors is scheduled at the Sault Kewadin Casino at 6 p.m. on Sept. 2. Matters from the membership heard from 5 to 6 p.m.
The board will hear a scholarship presentation before considering resolutions regarding Amending Tribal Code Chapter 11: Membership Ordinance; Native Strong: Healthy Kids Healthy Futures Grant; 2014 Summer Youth Employment Program; 2014 Comprehensive Service Grant; Mental Health FY 2014 Budget Modification; MidJim St. Ignace – Tank Upgrade and MidJim St. Ignace – New Location.
Under new business, the board will consider committee requests.
Recovery Walk 2014
The fourth annual Recovery Walk is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 25, 4-7 p.m., at the Chi Mukwa Community Recreation Center.
The walk is an event sponsored by the Tribal Court and Sault Tribe Behavioral Health to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders as well as to spread the messages that behavioral health is essential to health, prevention works, treatment is effective and people do recover from mental and substance use disorders. Everyone is invited!
The event features the walk from St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church to Chi Mukwa, craft table for kids, motivational recovery speakers, cookout, games and prizes!
Meet in the parking lot of the church at 1529 Marquette Avenue at 4 p.m. for registration, Brother John Hascall delivers a recovery speech in Marquette Hall at 4:30 p.m., and the walk will begin promptly at 5 p.m.
The first 120 registrants receive a free T-Shirt. Anyone unable to participate in the walk is welcome to go right to the recreation center at 5 p.m.
Questions? Please call Sault Tribe Behavioral Health at 906-635-6075 or Pat McKelvie at 635-7741.
This event is supported by the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians, SAMHSA, Access to Recovery, Tribal Court, Sault Tribe Behavioral Health, and people in and supportive of recovery.
Tribal Board meeting changes dates
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. - The Sept. 16 Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors meeting has changed to Sept. 23. The meeting location will remain the same: Munising Tribal Community Center, 622 W. Superior Street, Munising, Mich.
- Sault Tribe Board of Directors holds special meetings in Sault Ste. Marie Aug. 26-29
- Chippewa County Sexual Assault Response Team represented at DOJ Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners’ Expert Witness Training
- Sault Tribe Board of Directors holds regular meeting in Marquette Aug. 19
- Public Invited to Join a Presentation of Youth Suicide Research Results and to Discuss Further Prevention as a Community
- Save the Date: Sault Tribe board meets Aug. 19 in Marquette
- Sault Tribe Board of Directors holds special meeting in Sault Ste. Marie Aug. 11
- Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) meetings
- Sault Tribe Board of Directors holds regular meeting in Manistique July 22
- Sault Tribe Board cancels Aug. 5 meeting
- Mobile Farmers Market visits July 8
- Sault Tribe Board meets July 8 for installation ceremony, special meeting
- Tribe's voters select new board
- Sault Tribe Board of Directors holds regular meeting in Sault Ste. Marie July 1
- Board moves July 15 meeting to July 22
- Community meetings to gather transportation needs
- Bowiting Committee Gathering of the Pipes
- Election Committee Seeks Volunteers
- Elder Committee Vacancies
- Sault Tribe Board of Directors meets in Escanaba on June 17
- Sault Tribe Files Trust Land Applications for Lansing and Huron Township
- Canceled - Sault Tribe Board of Directors holds special meeting in Sault Ste. Marie June 11
- Sault Tribe Board of Directors holds regular meeting in St. Ignace June 3
- Election Committee Seeks Volunteers
- Committee Vacancies
- Unit I Elders host Candidate's Forum
- Proposed changes to Tribal Code
- Unofficial Primary Election Results
- Sault Tribe Board of Directors holds special meeting in Sault Ste. Marie May 27
- Location of primary election
- Board of Directors May 20 meeting location change
- Election Committee Seeks Volunteers
- Sault Tribe Board of Directors holds regular meeting in Naubinway May 20
- Sault Tribe Board of Directors special meeting on May 14 in Sault Ste. Marie
- People needed for suicide prevention training
- Sault Tribe Board of Directors holds regular meeting in Sault Ste. Marie May 6
- Election Committee Seeks Volunteers - Primary Ballot Mailing
- Sault Tribe Board of Directors holds regular meeting in Munising April 29
- Official 2014 Primary Candidates List
- Board meets April 15 in Kincheloe
- New dates for May and June tribal newspaper issues
- Sault Tribe Board of Directors holds special meeting in Sault Ste. Marie March 19
- Sault Tribe Board of Directors holds regular meeting in Manistique March 18
- Sault Tribe board sets regular meeting for March 4 in Sault Ste. Marie
- Sault Tribe Board of Directors holds regular meeting in St. Ignace Feb. 18
- J.K.L. School Community Drum/Dance Social
- Notice of Election
- Sault Tribe Board of Directors sets regular meeting in Sault on Feb. 4
- Food Giveaway Planned - no documentation required to receive food
- Sault Tribe Board of Directors holds regular meeting in Sault Ste. Marie Jan. 28
- Sault Tribe receives road repair funding for Sugar Island