Sault Tribe Board of Directors holds regular meeting in Naubinway May 21
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — A regular meeting of the Sault Tribe Board of Directors will be held at the Naubinway Pavilion (township hall) in Naubinway, Mich., May 21 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be preceded by “Matters Raised by the Membership” from 5 to 6 p.m.
Resolutions under consideration are: ANA Grant – Language Project, Wage Review – ACFS/ARC, Pay it Forward: Career Mentor Program, Family Meal Time Survey and Grant – Sodium Reduction in Communities and Budget Modifications for Environmental and Cultural Powwow.
Under New business is committee appointments and requests, Brighton Powwow Request and Reimbursement – Constitutional Committee.
ATTENTION ALL KEWADIN TEAM MEMBERS
We need your help. We are conducting a survey of your observations and opinions of how we operate and how we can improve. This is a team effort from among the Tribal Chairperson, Board of Directors, and, most importantly, you, the Team Member.
Over the course of the next few weeks, we will be visiting your casino to gather input in survey form. Please watch for a casino-specific notice of when and where. Your supervisors have been advised they are to accommodate your release during your shift for the time necessary to complete the survey.
In advance, we appreciate your desire to make the casino a better place to work and provide a Team Member and Customer friendly atmosphere. If not for your loyalty and dedication, we would not be able to provide Tribal Members with the level of services we do. Thank you.
Your input is valuable and important. The surveys are anonymous and confidential. Please take the time necessary to provide your input.
Incentive: Every Kewadin Team Member who completes a survey will receive a draw chance (that will be collected separately) for five chances to win $100 at each site with one grand prize of $1,000 for one lucky team member. The drawing will be held at 6pm on July 2 at the Tribal Board Meeting in the Sault.
Any Team Member whose schedule does not allow for participating in the survey may call either Directors Bridgett Sorenson, 906-430-0536, or Darcy Morrow, 906-203-6699, to arrange an alternate date and time.
Sault Ste. Marie in the team member cafeteria:
• May 28 (Tuesday, 3pm – 9pm)
• June 10 (Monday, 6am – 2pm)
• June 20 (Thursday, 10am – 7pm)
• June 22 (Saturday, 3pm – 10pm)
Hessel in the team member break room:
• May 17 (Friday, 3pm – 5pm)
• May 20 (Monday, 9am – 12pm)
St. Ignace in the conference room:
• May 18 (Saturday, 4pm – 8pm)
• May 27 (Monday, 12pm – 4pm)
• May 29 (Wednesday, 6am – 12pm)
• June 21 (Friday, 3pm – 9pm)
Manistique in the team member break room:
• May 30 (Thursday, 10am – 6pm)
• May 31 (Friday, 2pm – 10pm)
• June 5 (Wednesday, 2pm – 7pm)
Christmas in the conference room:
• June 13 (Thursday, 10am – 6pm)
• June 14 (Friday, 2pm – 10pm)
• June 19 (Wednesday, 2pm – 7pm)
Sault Tribe Drug Task Force meets May 19
All community members: We want to hear from you! We invite everyone to join us in our fight against drug and alcohol abuse in our local communities and beyond. Please support our efforts by attending our community forum. Everyone is welcome! Your input is important!
A community meeting is scheduled in Escanaba on May 19, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the Willow Creek Professional Building, 3500 Ludington Street, in the second floor meeting room. Snacks and drinks provided.
Sault Tribe Board of Directors holds regular meeting in Manistique May 7
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — A regular meeting of the Sault Tribe Board of Directors will be held at the Manistique Tribal Center in Manistique, Mich., May 7 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be preceded by “Matters Raised by the Membership” from 5 to 6 p.m.
The meeting will open with an award presentation from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Resolutions under consideration are: Partial Waiver (1); Auth to Open Acct/Huntington Bank; Auth to Open Trust/Investment Huntington Bank; Limited Waiver – National City; USDA-NRCS Cost Share Nunns Creek and Budget Modifications for USDA-Nunns Creek 2014/2013, Trap Net Consent, Inter-Tribal Fisheries, Legal Special Projects, Tax Agreement, Community Alert System, Adam Walsh – SORNA, Ed – Science to Service – STAY, Ed – STAY Project, Big Bear – Youth Programs, Cultural – Pow Wow, Community Care Clinic/Health Center and St. Ignace Clinic; Amending Vacation Policy; Amending Drug –Free Workplace Policy; Replacing Tribal Code Ch. 16; Removal of Office, Sub. to Sec. Election – Signature Requirements for; Removal from Office; Rescinding Key Employee Resolutions; Sub. to Sec. Election –Separation of Powers; Sub. to Sec. Election – Right of Recall/Removal; Sub. to Sec. Election – Right of Initiative; Sub. to Sec. Election – Am. Bill of Rights; and Rescinding Res. 2012-146 & Est. Position of CEO.
Under New business is committee appointments and resignations and over the max positions.
Sault Tribe Board of Directors holds special meeting May 1 in Sault Ste. Marie
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — The Sault Tribe Board of Directors will hold a special meeting Wednesday, May 1, at the Kewadin Casino and Convention Center in Sault Ste. Marie beginning at 5 p.m.
The board will consider the following resolutions: Enacting Omnibus Budget (2013 Sequestration Budget Modification).
Under new business, the board will consider a Great Lakes Conservation Committee request.
Free Community Presentation on Drug Abuse
Wednesday, April 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Big Bear Arena, Hospitality Room
ALL community members concerned with substance abuse in our community are encouraged to attend.
This community presentation* is designed to create awareness of the increasingly serious issue of various drugs, abuse and long-term use within our community. The presenter will show the audience ways to recognize signs of the influence of commonly abused drugs and will tailor the presentation to the questions raised by the audience.
The presenter, Mick Mollica, is a 30-year veteran in law enforcement, serving 21 years as a Special Agent /Supervisor for the California Department of Justice, Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement.
The presentation will also create an awareness of the significant issues substance abuse causes for law enforcement, first responders, treatment providers and the entire community.
* Please note: There may be graphic photos and video testimonies.
Michigan Senate Bill 288 would stop wolf referendum
Michigan Senate Bill 288 would stop wolf referendum
From Keep Michigan Wolves Protected
In an appalling power grab by politicians in Lansing, legislation (S.B. 288) has been introduced that would undermine our longstanding right to have a say in what happens to our state’s wildlife.
Just last month, the Secretary of State received more than 250,000 Michigan voter signatures in support of a referendum petition to keep Michigan wolves protected from trophy hunting.
The voters of our state have a longstanding tradition of protecting wildlife. But now in a stunning assault on our voting rights, S.B. 288 would put all power in the hands of politicians and the Natural Resources Commission, and prevent voters from having a say on these issues. The agency bureaucrats could open a new hunting season on any species without public input, and there would be no way for voters to intervene.
Please make a brief, polite phone call to your state representative and your state senator urging opposition to S.B. 288. Look up your legislators’ phone number here. You can say, “As your constituent, I’m asking that you please oppose S.B. 288.”
Find your state senator: http://www.senate.michigan.gov/fysenator/fysenator.htm
Find your state rep: http://www.house.mi.gov/mhrpublic/
Local Legislators in the 7-county service area:
Governor Rick Snyder
P.O. Box 30013, Lansing, Michigan 48909
Northern Michigan Office
1504 West Washington, Suite B, Marquette, MI 49855
District 37 State Senator Howard Walker
P.O. Box 30036, Lansing, MI 48909-7536
District 38 State Senator Tom Casperson
P.O. Box 30036, Lansing, MI 48909-7536
District 107 Representative Frank Foster
S-1486 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 48909
District 108 Representative Edward McBroom
P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 48933
District 109 Representative Steven Lindberg
P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 48909-7514
Sault Tribe Board of Directors regular meeting on April 16 in Sault Ste. Marie
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — A regular meeting of the Sault Tribe Board of Directors is scheduled for Tuesday, April 16, at 6 p.m. at the Kewadin Casino and Convention Center in Sault Ste. Marie. The meeting will be preceded by a hearing of matters from members at 5 p.m.
There will be a special presentation, Honoring Our Children, Tiffany Menard (drawing).
The board will consider the following resolutions: 2013 Head Start/Early Head Start Grant; Family Violence Prevention and Services Program; Support For Proclamation for National Native Sexual Assault Awareness Day; Scenic Byways Project; Noah T. Leask Scholarship; Amending Health Division Policy and Procedures; Rescinding Resolution 2008-156, Team Member Manuals; Amending Drug Free Workplace Policy; Amending Vacation Policies; Accept Minton Proposal Caretaker Grimes Property (Wequayoc Cemetery); Replacing Tribal Code Ch. 16: Removal from Office; Submitting to Secretarial Election: Constitutional amendment - Signature Requirements for Removal from Office; and Budget Modifications/Establishing: Youth Development Fund Establishing, Establishment of A FY 2013 Budget, St. Ignace Clinic – 2013 Budget Modification, 2013 Budgetary Modifications Cost Savings and Board of Directors FY 2013 Budget Modification.
Under new business, the board will address committee appointments. The board will then go into executive session concerning a key employee matter.
Newberry Tribal Center hosts “Renewing Mother Earth, Renewing Ourselves”
On April 19 starting at 2 p.m. we will be hosting “Renewing Mother Earth, Renewing Ourselves.”
Five women speakers will present how to manage stress in our lives through modern medicine and alternative ways, the latest in breast cancer awareness, and cultural teachings about renewing Mother Earth and ourselves. A cultural activity and pot luck feast will be included. Call 906-293-8181 if you would like to join the Newberry Tribal Center for a day of learning along with some fun. Please call before April 16 to register. This event is being brought to you by Newberry Tribal Health Center staff.
- New Board Schedule
- Unit I elders fundraiser
- Special EUP presentations on drug abuse
- Kinross open house for non-motorized transportation plan
- Sequestration hits Sault Tribe hard at $1.7 million
- Sault Tribe Board of Directors holds regular meeting April 2 in Kincheloe
- Speak up for Tribal Health Care
- Sault Tribe Board of Directors holds regular meeting March 26 in Sault Ste. Marie
- SIGN A PETITION NOW! NRC ASKS DNR FOR WOLF HUNTING SEASON RECOMMENDATION, BRINGING IN OUT-OF-STATE EXPERTS
- March 19 Sault Tribe Board of Directors meeting postponed
- Fundraiser feast and raffle draw for Mastaw Family today
- Sault Tribe Board of Directors holds regular meeting March 19 at the Manistique Tribal Center in Manistique, Mich.
- Housing Office Closure March 11
- Keep Michigan Wolves Protected Petition Drive
- March 5 Board of Directors Meeting Canceled
- Health Board vacancies announced
- Committee Openings
- Sault Tribe Board of Directors regular meeting set for Feb. 26 in St. Ignace
- Tribal facilities closures, sign up for closure notifications
- Escanaba Gas Station Unable to Issue Discounts
- Closure Update Feb. 19
- Sault Tribe Board of Directors upcoming meeting changed from Feb. 19 to Feb. 26
- Community Storytelling rescheduled for Feb. 5
- Feb. 1 Constitution Review Session CANCELED
- Sault Tribe Board of Directors holds regular meeting Feb. 5 in Sault Ste. Marie
- Jan. 31 Constitution Review Session canceled
- ACTION ALERT!
- Unit 2 meeting Jan. 28
- Sault Tribe Committee openings announced
- Lansing Sault Tribe Community Meeting Feb. 20
- MidJim Sault Gas Update 1-21-13
- Sault Tribe Board of Directors holds regular meeting Jan. 15 in Sault Ste. Marie
- Elder checks issued
- Win an iPad mini
- Sault Tribe Board of Directors holds special meeting Jan. 8 in Sault Ste. Marie
- Bed and TV Giveaway
- COMMUNITY TALKING CIRCLE JAN. 2
- Scams arising over Cobell Settlement
- Winter Spiritual Gathering postponed
- Sault Tribe Board of Directors holds regular meeting Jan. 2 in Newberry
- Western Governmental Offices and Programs Closed Today
- Sault Tribe offices two hour delay
- MidJim Sault Construction
- Sault Tribe Board of Directors holds regular meeting Dec. 18 in Sault Ste. Marie
- Sault Tribe 2013 Newspaper Schedule
- Family Fun Day Events
- Sault Tribe Board of Directors holds special meeting Dec. 11 in Sault Ste. Marie
- Kewadin Casinos has mattresses for giveaway!
- Sault Tribe chairperson and board members attend DC event hosted by President Obama
- December cigarette and gas quota stoppage