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SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — A regular meeting of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors is scheduled at the Manistique Tribal Center starting at 6 p.m. on July 25. Meeting preceded by a hearing of matters raised by members from 4 to 6 p.m.

Resolutions on the agenda under budget: Health Center Medical Nursing – TAP, and Indirect Costs and Indirect Membership Services – TAP. 

Under new business, the board considers committee requests and board concerns.

July 25 Meeting Resolutions

The Sault Tribe Board of Directors has created a new Sault Tribe Conservation Committee, under Resolution 2017-135: Re-Establishing the Conservation Committee and Establishing Rules of Procedure. 

The membership of this new Conservation Committee will be a committee of 13; six commercial fishers; six non-commercial fishers and one chair. Commercial fishers are defined as a licensed captain, co-captain, permit holder, or helper aboard a commercial fishing vessel.

For the initial appointment, six members shall serve a term of two years, six members shall serve a term of four years and the chair of the committee shall serve an initial term of two years.

For this newly created conservation committee, the board of directors is waiving the 60-day publishing of vacant seats to ensure this committee is up and running.

For interested tribal members, please send a letter of intent, along with three letters of recommendation from other tribal members, to Linda Grossett, 523 Ashmun St., Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783.

Please remember, all letters must have an original signature and must be all turned in at the same time.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Joanne Carr or Linda Grossett at the Administration Office, 906-635-6050 or 800-793-0660.

Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Niigaanagiizhik Ceremonial Building

11 Ice Circle, Sault Ste. Marie, MI, 49783 (⬅ click for map)

Soo resident, poet, writer, and Sault Tribe member Al Boulley will be performing one hour of his works. He brings a range of subjects to the microphone for your listening pleasure, including some inspired by Ojibwe culture. As a special treat, his dad Henry is going to read something in the Ojibwe language.

There will be a 15-minute intermission once Al is done. Finger foods—both savory and sweet—will be available, as will various beverages. Free of course! Afterward, the mic’s open to anyone who would like to share some of their written works. Don’t be shy, bring something to read! Please give the audience more to enjoy!

If you’d like to reserve time on the open mic, you can call Al at 906-203-5237, or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. There's also a Facebook event if you want to easily add this to your calendar. Hope you can attend—the material will be "family-friendly" so bring kids if you'd like. Maybe they'll get inspired to write something! Maybe you will!

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. - The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors meeting scheduled for July 18 is changed, meeting now scheduled for July 25 at the Manistique Health Center.

Visit one of the oldest historic sites in Michigan and the U.S. Midwest. Experience living history and travel back in time at the St. Ignace Heritage Days July 14-July 16 at the Museum of Ojibwa Culture and Fort de Buade Museum.

St. Ignace is the third oldest continuously occupied settlement in the United States. The location of the Museum of Ojibwa Culture is recognized as one of the oldest historical sites in Michigan and the Midwest.

Join us as we pay special tribute to our rich history. Experience life as it was in the 1760s. Learn the traditional methods of making birch bark baskets and the art of hand drum making. Enjoy special presentations, live music, traditional foods and a variety of other exciting events.
All activities take place at either Fort de Buade or the Museum of Ojibwa Culture.

For more information call the Fort de Buade Museum at 906-643-6627 or Museum of Ojibwa Culture at 906-643-6191.

This event is brought to you by the Michilimackinac Historical Society, Museum of Ojibwa Culture, St. Ignace Public Library, St. Ignace Events Committee, St. Ignace Area Community Foundation, Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, and the many volunteers who so generously give of their time.

See attached flyer for more information.

Heritage Days Poster

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 July 11. The meeting will be preceded by “Matters Raised by the Membership” from 4 to 6 p.m.

Resolutions on the agenda are: Under Budget:  IHS Special Diabetes, Transportation – IRR Roads, Health Center Pharmacy and EDC Mini Storage; Partial Waivers (2); Delegation of Auth. Utility Services; Re-Establishing Conservation Committee; Clarifying Management of Kewadin Casinos; Am. Ch. 71: Tattooing, Body Piercings, etc; Trust Land Status (10); and Authority of Chairperson.

Under New Business, the board will consider Special Needs/Enrollment, Committee Requests, July 18, 2017 Mtg. and Board Concerns.

July 11 Meeting Resolutions

Community Mobile Food Pantry July 12, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at JKL Bahweting School, 1301 Marquette Ave. in Sault Ste. Marie.

Fruits, vegetables, dairy and baked goods for people in need. Please bring your own boxes and bags.

Registration begins at 5:30 p.m.

No early distribution. Parking lots are not available until 4:15 p.m.

Unit IV and V Membership Liaison Mary Jenerou will be available for issues and concerns on these dates and locations for the month of July:

Manistique Health Center: July 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 18, 25, and 27
Munising Health Center: July 6, 11, 13, 17, 19, 24, 26, and 28
Escanaba Penn Star: July 20
Marquette Community Tribal Center: July 31

Phone Contacts:
Manistique Health Center: 906-341-8469
Munising Health Center: 906-387-4721
Escanaba Penn Starr: 906-786-2636
Marquette Community Tribal Center: 906-225-1616
Cell: 906-450-7011

The Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan is holding two focus groups on June 29 to test its new mobile app, “Expanding Gigiigoo’inaan – Our Fish App.” The app is designed to help tribal community members make informed and healthy decisions about eating fish.

The focus groups are scheduled for June 29, from 1 to 2 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m., at the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan Offices, 2956 Ashmun Street, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

Native adults (18 and older) are eligible to participate in 1-hour long focus groups. Participants will be compensated for their time with a $25 gift card.

Please contact Robin Clark at 906-632-6896, ext. 121, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and to sign-up.

ITCM LOCAL Recruiting Flyer 2017

Benefit Dinner for Chris Shann and his family June 26 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Bruce Township Hall.

Homemade Sloppy Joes, chips, pasta salad for $5. Selection of desserts by donation with a raffle.

Chris had been battling lymphoma for the last two years. He has been having many ups and downs and needs lots of prayers. He is a 26-year-old young man who has a heart of gold, great sense of humor and for the most part a positive attitude even during the tough days. He is a tribal member. He and his family have been having more tough days than good and spending most of their time in Lansing getting treatment. His cancer has now returned on his eye nerves and brain — not only has this cancer paralyzed him but now he is blind in the left eye. At this time, we are asking for everyone’s help to support this family in need.

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