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Sault Tribe’s services, facilities and postponed events during COVID-19 pandemic

Untitled 1Due to the continuing presence of COVID-19 cases across the tribe’s seven-county service area, Sault Tribe continues to ask staff and the public to practice social distancing and wash their hands often. Masks are required in tribal health clinics. Plans will be updated as needed. Miigwech.

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Notice of Special Advisory Election

The Election Committee of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians would like to inform you that a SPECIAL ADVISORY ELECTION will be held for the currently vacant Chairperson’s seat to occur immediately. Attached are important dates and information.

Notice of Special Election 2022

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. —The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will hold a regular meeting beginning 5 p.m. on Nov. 29 at the Sault Kewadin Casino, in person or via Zoom, https://zoom.us/j/96906911516.

“Matters Raised by the Membership” will be held at 5 p.m. in person or by virtual attendance. The link is available Sault Tribe website under membership assistance for the meeting link and Membership Form that must be completed. The deadline to submit a form is 1 p.m. on meeting day. The link is https://zoom.us/j/96906911516.

Those who have already registered for Zoom meetings need not register again unless they have a matter for the board.

On the agenda under Resolutions is: ACFS – Funeral Assistance, Health – Manistique Administration, Health – Manistique Dental and Third Party, Health – Manistique Optical and Third Party, Health – Meetings & Events and Third Party, Health – Sault Dental , Legal – Special Projects, Shipping & Receiving – Capital Expenditures, Adam Walsh (SORNA),Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Document – Enterprises, Fiscal Year 2023 Capital Purchases – Enterprises, Partial Waiver, Authorization to Convey Property – 916 Ashmun, Trust Land – Sault Tribe Construction, Trust Land – St. Paul Addition, Trust Land – Middledorf Parcel, Trust Land – John McNaughton’s Addition, Tribal Liquor License – Kewadin Casino Sault, Tribal Liquor License – Kewadin Shores Casino, Tribal Liquor License – Kewadin Casino Hessel, Tribal Liquor License – Kewadin Casino Manistique, Tribal Liquor License – Kewadin Casino Christmas, Tribal Liquor License – Midjim Sault, Tribal Liquor License – Midjim St. Ignace, U.S. Dept. of Energy and Clean Cities, Approve 2022 Telehealth Survey, Approve Application for National Tribal Broadband Grant, SSBCI Capital and Technical Assistance Application, Operational Solutions Provided by Sault Tribe Inc., Trust Land Lease Cancellation – Trotter, Trust Land Lease – Molina , Auth. to Negotiate Property and Inventory Disposition, Crane Lease Covenant, Special Advisory Elections: Appointment of Candidates, Approving Governmental Budget Policy, Approving EDC Budget Policy, Nullification of Agreement, and Comprehensive Classification Compensation Study.

Under New Business, the board will consider: Relinquishments, Committee Appointments, Board Calendar 2023, Publish Nov. 1, 2022, Workshop in its Entirety, Election Attorneys Contract Renewal, Native American Critical Issues Conference, Commercial Fishing License Transfer, Indian Energy, and Board Concerns.

November 29 Meeting Resolutions

Sault Tribe Traditional Medicine Program's Women's Full Moon Ceremony at the Niigaanigiizhik Ceremonial Building (11 Ice Circle Drive)
Wednesday, Dec. 7
Social Time 5:30 to 6 p.m.
Ceremony starts at 6 p.m.
Please bring a copper cup or drinking vessel and skirt if available to ceremony.
Women on their moon time may attend (offerings can be made on your behalf).
Please contact Lori, Bree, or Katrina with any questions, 906‑632‑0236 or 906‑632‑5268.
Masks are recommended.
Chi'Miigwech

Full Moon Ceremony Flyer

2022 Nimkodaading Jiingtamok FlyerSave the date!
Join Sault Tribe Language & Culture in welcoming 2023 in a good way!
Nimkodaading Jiingtamok (New Year’s Sobriety Powwow)
Dec. 31, 2022
3 p.m.-1 a.m. EST
Big Bear Arena, 2 Ice Circle in Sault Ste. Marie
Feast, dancer honorariums, spot dances, and giveaways. More details to come!
Questions? Contact the Sault Tribe Language & Culture Department at 906‑635‑6050.

2022 Nimkodaading Jiingtamok Flyer

Sew your own Mitts before Christmas
MOOZ PSHKWEGINI
MJIKAAWANAK
By Anishnaabe Waabwayaanh (Teresa Flamand)
Dec. 10, 2022, at 9 a.m.
Kewadin Casino Sault Drummond Island Conference Room 2nd Floor
2186 Shunk Road in Sault Ste. Marie

Prices pending on sizes.
Limited Participants. Reserve your seats.
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ojibwe Moose Hide Mitts Workshop Flyer

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. —The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will hold a special meeting beginning 5 p.m. on Nov. 22 at the Sault Kewadin Casino Whitefish Point Room, in person or via Zoom, https://zoom.us/j/96906911516.

“Matters Raised by the Membership” will be held at 5 p.m. in person or by virtual attendance. The link is available Sault Tribe website under membership assistance for the meeting link and Membership Form that must be completed. The deadline to submit a form is 1 p.m. on meeting day. The link is https://zoom.us/j/96906911516.

Those who have already registered for Zoom meetings need not register again.

On the agenda under Resolutions is: Second Addendum to Commercial Purchase Agreement, and Amended and Restated Asset Purchase Agreement.

Under New Business is Board Concerns.

November 22 Meeting Resolutions

The following Sault Tribe Committees have vacant seats. Sault Tribe members interested in filling these vacancies should submit one letter of intent and three letters of recommendation from other members to Katelynn Griffin at 523 Ashmun Street, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783, or call 906‑635‑6050 with any questions.

Anishinaabe Cultural Committee - Ten vacancies - five males (4-year term), five females (4-year term)
Child Welfare Committee - Five vacancies (4-year term)
Election Committee - Two vacancies (4-year term)
Health Board - Three vacancies (4-year term)
Housing/Utility Authority - Two vacancies (4-year term)
Special Needs/Enrollment Committee - Unit I: 2 vacancies, Unit II: 2 vacancies, Unit III: 2 vacancies, Unit V: 1 vacancy (2-year term)

Elder Advisory Committee
Unit I - Sault - One alternate vacancy (4-year term)
Unit II - Hessel - One alternate vacancy (4-year term)
Unit II – Naubinway - One regular vacancy (4-year term)
Unit III - St. Ignace - One alternate vacancy (4-year term)
Unit V - Marquette - One alternate vacancy (4-year term)

Elder Subcommittee
Unit I - Sault - Two alternate vacancies (4-year term)
Unit ll - Hessel - One alternate vacancy (4-year term)
Unit ll - Newberry - One regular vacancy, one alternate vacancy (4-year term)
Unit III - St. Ignace - One regular vacancy (4-year term)
Unit IV Manistique - One regular vacancy, one alternate vacancy (4-year term)
Unit IV - Escanaba - One regular vacancy (4-year term)
Unit V - Munising - One alternate vacancy (4-year term)

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