Sault Tribe Board of Directors holds regular meeting in Sault Ste. Marie Feb. 3
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 Feb 3. The meeting will be preceded by "Matters Raised by the Membership" from 5 to 6 p.m.
Resolutions on the agenda are: Partial Waivers; Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation; National Congress of American Indians; National Indian Gaming Association; Michigan Indian Elders Association; Budget: Health Center-St. Ignace; and FY 2015 Governmental Building Cap Ex.
Under new business, Board Member Travel and Board Concerns will be addressed.
Transportation available to Graymont Mine Public Hearing Jan. 28
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — The Michigan DNR is hosting a public meeting Wednesday, Jan. 28, to discuss the pending proposals from Graymont, Inc. for a limestone mine in the U.P. near Rexton. The meeting is scheduled for 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the High School Auditorium at Tahquamenon Area Schools located at 700 Newberry Ave. in Newberry.
Kewadin Casinos busses will transport tribal members from the surrounding community to the public meeting. Please see the schedule at the bottom of the page.
Sault Tribe and many U.P. citizens oppose the sale of 10,000 acres of land near Rexton for the mine. The land sits in the middle of the tribe's 1836 treaty ceded territory and for generations has been used by Native and non-Native hunters alike.
The DNR has made it clear that public involvement is critical and citizen input is vital to making a decision.
At the meeting, DNR staff will provide an overview of Graymont's proposals submitted and details on the recommendation made to DNR Director Keith Creagh. (Six DNR Directors have asked him to deny the sale.) Starting at roughly 6:15 p.m. and ending at 8:30 p.m., the public will have the opportunity to provide both written and oral comments. A summary of all comments will be provided to Creagh, who is scheduled to make a decision on the proposals at the Feb. 12 Natural Resources Commission meeting in Lansing.
Transportation will be available from St. Ignace, Hessel and Sault Ste. Marie. Departure times and locations are as follows:
– St. Ignace Casino with a departure time of 4 p.m.
– Hessel Casino with a departure time of 4 p.m.
– Sault Big Bear with a departure time of 3:10 p.m.
Those members that are interested in transportation can reserve a seat with Jamie AUBE at 906-632-0530 ext. 54770.
Sault Tribe Board of Directors holds regular meeting in Sault Ste. Marie Jan. 20
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 Jan. 20. The meeting will be preceded by "Matters Raised by the Membership" from 5 to 6 p.m.
Resolutions on the agenda are: NCAI - Using Science to Build Tribal Capacity; Trust Status (four properties); Budget: Law Enforcement COPS -TRGP, Sugar Island ERFO, Transportation Safety Plan, Tribal Court-Judicial Services/Juvenile Detention, FY15 Enterprises Cap Ex, excluding Midjim St. Ignace, FY15 Midjim St. Ignace Cap Ex Option One, FY15 Midjim St. Ignace Cap Ex Option Two.
Under New Business is a committee request and a relinquishment.
Benefit for Darrell LaBranche
Darrell has recently been diagnosed with stage three colon cancer. He is 27 years old and just recently celebrated a year of continuous sobriety. Darrell continues to be an inspiration to all who have the good fortune to come in contact with him. The demands of treatment have forced Darrell to discontinue employment, and travel costs downstate continue to mount. Please mark your calendars and make every effort to join us in supporting Darrell!
An Indian taco sale is being held Wednesday, Jan. 21 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Naagaanigiizhik Ceremonial Building located at 11 Ice Circle across from the Chi Mukwa Arena in the Sault. An Indian taco with a drink is $6. Local deliveries and dine-in are available.
To pre-order or for questions, call Pat McKelvie or Julie McKelvie at 906-440-0027.
Sault Tribe Board of Directors holds special meeting in Sault Ste. Marie Jan. 13
SAULT STE. MARIE - The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will hold a special meeting beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 13, at the Kewadin Casino and Convention Center in Sault Ste. Marie. On the agenda is a proposed resolution "Authorizing Appropriations for Construction of a Fishing Access Site at Grand Marais, Lake Superior."
Sault Tribe Board of Directors holds regular meeting in Newberry Jan. 6
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. - A regular meeting of the Sault Tribe Board of Directors will be held at the Newberry Comfort Inn in Newberry, Mich., starting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 6. The meeting will be preceded by "Matters Raised by the Membership" from 5 to 6 p.m.
Resolutions on the agenda are: Transportation Program Schoolcraft County; NIHB Tribal Accreditation Support Initiative; Contract - Kaanta; Contract - Greene; Contract - Plunkett Cooney; Contract - Lambros; Contract - Frost Brown; Budgets: ACFS Child Care Development Funds, Health Center Pharmacy, Education - Child Care Center, Education - STAY Excess Funds; Tribal Freedom of Information Ordinance; Amendment Res. 2011-26; Rescission Res. 2011-26; and Authorization to Purchase Real Estate Parcel.
Matters under new business are: Committees Request-Elimination of Position Policy, 2015 Membership Meetings Quarterly/Lower Michigan, Report on Land Claims Fund, Update on State of Tribe and Membership Input.
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.