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Line 5 Water Protectors Symposium
Friday, May 19, 2017
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Program starts at 6:30 p.m.
Leelanau Sands Casino Showroom,
2521 N West Bay Shore Dr.,
Peshawbestown, Mich.


Join the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians for a gathering to learn how to help shut down the 64-year-old Line 5 oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac. Line 5 moves 23 million gallons of crude oil through twin pipelines that sit on the bottom of the Great Lakes for 4.5 miles. University of Michigan scientists have called the Straits “the worst possible place for an oil spill.”

For more information contact: Desmond Berry, Department Manager, Grand Traverse Band Natural Resources 231-534-7363, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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H20 Protectors Symposium

Bill Connolly, chief financial officer of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, is retiring. Please join him in celebrating his retirement at a farewell reception on Saturday, April 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Sault Kewadin Casino Grand Island Room.

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — A special meeting of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will be held Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at 12 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Sault Kewadin Casino.

On the agenda is “CORA BSD – Contribution.”

Feeding America West Michigan will distribute free food for those in need at LaSalle High School at W443 Portage Rd in St. Ignace on Thursday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until food runs out. The LaSalle High School Youth Advisory Council (YAC) of the St. Ignace Area Community Foundation is hosting the mobile food pantry, which will contain fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products, and baked goods.

The food is intended for anyone in need in St. Ignace and the surrounding area. The food pantry will be farmers-market style and not a drive-through distribution. Clients are asked to bring their own boxes and bags.

Alcoholics Anonymous in the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan meeting directory lists AA and Al-Anon meetings across the EUP, in Kincheloe, Mackinac Island, DeTour, Rudyard, Sault Ste. Marie, Bay Mills, St. Ignace, Brimley, Paradise, Drummond Island and Cedarville. Please see the attached, printable flyer for days and times.

The AA information line is 906-253-9364; email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; and website, www.eupaa.org.  

20170121 printable meeting list

The Chippewa County Michigan Department of Health and Human Services presents trauma informed community training with Dr. Mark Sloane and Corrie Reil Erickson on Thursday, May 4, at the Calvary Baptist Church at 2301 Young Street in Sault Ste. Marie.

Schedule: Registration from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. 9 a.m. To 11:30 a.m., Dr. Sloane and Ms. Erickson on secondary traumatic stress for those who work with and care for traumatized children. 11:30 a.m. To 1:15 p.m., Lunch break (lunch not provided). 1:15 p.m. To 3:30 p.m., Dr. Sloane on the impact of trauma to the brain and adverse childhood experiences.

No cost to attend, seating limited to 100.

Please RSVP by May 1 at 5 p.m. by email to Leann Thompson at Chippewa County Michigan Department of Health and Human Services at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 906-635-4107.

Sault trauma informed community training

JKL Bahweting Anishinaabe School spring kick-off community drum and dance social is set for Thursday, April 20, 5:30-8 p.m., in the JKL School main gym.

Limited amount of free hot-ready pizza served.

This is a community event. Please come and join us for some Anishinaabe-style singing and dancing in getting ready for the powwow season.

Please notify Dr. Chris Gordon at 906-635-5055 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ahead of time if you plan on drumming for planning purposes—limited stipends will be available, miigwech.

Notice: The use of tobacco products are prohibited on school property (i.e., cigarettes and chewing tobacco).

Sault Tribe offices will be closed April 14, 2017, for Good Friday, and open Monday, April 17, at the usual time(s).

Thank you.

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — A regular meeting of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will be held at the Munising Tribal Center starting at 6 p.m. on April 18. The meeting will be preceded by “Matters Raised by the Membership” from 4 to 6 p.m.

Resolutions on the agenda are: two partial waivers; BIA OTJS One-Time Funding Confirmation; Appellate Judge Elder Position (2); Appellate Judge Community Member (2); Amending Chapter 20: Co-Captains Regulations (2); and under Budgets: Transportation Planning, Judicial Services, Sault Tribe Construction-Prevailing Wage, Sault Tribe Construction #1 and Sault Tribe Construction #2.

Under new business, the board will consider: Committee Requests, CORA BSD – Contribution, Organization Chart, Director Issue, Community Center and Board Concerns.

April 18 Meeting Resolutions

Sault Community Egg Hunt at LSSU Norris Center in Sault Ste. Marie on April 15.

10 a.m. Egg hunt for children with special needs in the Bud Cooper Gym (please limit area activity at this time. This will be a “sensitive” area).

12-1 p.m. Volunteer check-in. Drop-ins welcome.

1-3 p.m. activities in Bud Cooper Gym. Please check in at registration desk. Face painting by donation to Champion Force Cheer, Animal Kingdom Veterinarian Clinic fishing game, craft table, Sault Theatre Little Mermaid mini-performances, bounce house, toddler egg hunt area open (drop in anytime, parents are allowed to assist their children in this area).

3 p.m. Main event egg hunt in Taffey Abel Arena (no adults allowed to help in this area).

$1 donation per child requested.

This event is 100% funded by community contributions. Your donations are greatly appreciated. Feel free to donate Easter items for next year’s hunt at the door of the event or at our donation center at Family Dollar in Sault, Mich.

Egg Hunt Flyer

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