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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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Brother JohnBrother John Hascall, OFM Cap., passed on May 22, 2022, at the age of 82. Br. John was born May 23, 1941, to Clinton Duane Hascall and Viola Mary Boucher. He entered the order on Aug. 31, 1959. He was perpetually professed on Sept. 1, 1963, and was ordained on Oct. 19, 1967.

Br. John’s ministry was deeply united with his membership of the Ojibwa nation. His ministry was almost exclusive to Sault St. Marie, Assinins and Baraga, Mich. From 1986 to 1989, he served as the president of the Tekakwitha Conference in Montana. Afterwards, he returned to the Ojibwa nation until retiring to Appleton, Wis.

Br. John is survived by sisters Wanda Donnay and Crystal Kelley (Dennis Lee); in-laws, Nancy Hascall, Lynn Hascall, Paul Hagmeier and Dotti Hascall; three adopted sons, Paul Halverson, Colin Van and Mike Denomie; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Clinton Duane Hascall, his mother, Viola Mary Boucher, and siblings Patrick Hascall, Hudson Hascall, Sharon Montgomery, Clintia McGuire, Marcia Hascall, Clayton Hascall and Clinton Hascall.

A visitation will be held from 12 p.m., Monday, May 30, 2022, until 12 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at the Niigaanagiizhik Ceremonial building. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at the Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church. Burial will be at Mission Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to the OFM Capuchins or St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church. Condolences may be left online at www.csmulder.com

See attached changes to the Board of Directors 2022 Calendar that were made to accommodate Negotiations, National Congress of American Indian Conferences, and the BIA Self - Governance Conference.

Board of Directors 2022 Calendar

A message from Sault Tribe Health Director Leo Chugunov:

During last few days, new cases of Monkeypox were discussed in the mass media. Here is what is known so far.

The name “Monkeypox” comes from the first ever documented case of Monkeypox infection. This disease was discovered in the 1958 in colony of monkeys that were used for research purposes in a laboratory located in Copenhagen, Denmark. However, monkeys are not the typical reservoirs of the disease; it is often found in other mammals including rope squirrels, tree squirrels and Gambian rats that live in Central and West Africa.

Please call for questions or to set up an appointment at 906‑632‑0236 or 906‑632‑0220.

Gerard Sagassige
Sault Ste. Marie Health Center—June 13, 15, 22, 27 and 29
906‑632‑0236 Lori Gambardella

Manistique Health Center—June 14

St. Ignace Health Center—June 20

Hessel Community Center—June 21

Munising Health Center—June 28

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