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We are excited to invite you to our meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 6 p.m. at the Avery Square conference room, on the second floor (elevators available) in Sault Ste. Marie. Representatives from the newly established Misdemeanor Sobriety Court of Chippewa County explain what it is, who is eligible and, most importantly, how it attempts to get help for people who, due to problems they have had with the legal system involving substance use, can get life back on track. This, of course, leads to fewer problems for the individuals, their families and the community.

Please come learn about the Sobriety Court and spread the word. This can be a huge positive influence on those just needing a bit of direction and compassion when things start to head down a wrong path.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/fanchipp.

FAN Meeting Flyer

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. —A regular meeting of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will be held at the held at the Kewadin Casino, in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., starting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18. The meeting will be preceded by “Matters Raised by the Membership” from 4 to 5 p.m.

Resolutions on the agenda are: Partial Waiver; Budget Modifications: GLRI Capacity, and Budget Document 002 Health and 2020 Budget Modification Third Party Revenue; Continuing Funding Health 2020 October to September; Trust Land Lease Cook-cancelled; Trust Land Lease Cook; Trust Land Lease Gunsell; Trust Land Lease Gunsell and Yule; Trust Land Lease Gunsell-cancelled; Trust Land Lease Gunsell (2); Trust Land Lease Moore; Lease Cancellation Littell; Trust Land Lease Latour; Re-Appointment of Appellate Judge; Approving Contract Sonosky Chambers; Limited Waiver Re Greektown Holdings; Transportation U.S. 2 Speed Limit; Referendum Term Limits; Referendum to Decide Board Pay; and Limited Waiver Re Greektown.

Under new business, the board will consider EDC, Dental Upgrade Capital Expenditures and Board Concerns.

February 18 Meeting Resolutions

Waa Wii’aa Naadmaagewin Mno Bimaadiziwin,
Feb. 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Niigaanagiizhik Ceremonial Building, 11 Ice Circle Drive in Sault Ste. Marie
Everyone is welcome and this will be a safe place for sharing.
Light refreshments provided.

For more information, please contact Ashley Gravelle at 906‑632‑1808 or Colleen Medicine at 906‑635‑6050 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sponsored by Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Anishnaabek Community and Family Services and Advocacy Resource Center.

Healing Circle Flyer

The Sault Tribe Housing Authority is seeking input from our tribal membership by hosting community meetings, at all nine sites, in March. Tribal members are encouraged to attend and share their community and housing needs with Joni Talentino, STHA Director and Mariea Mongene, Assistant Director.  

Western End meeting schedule:
Thursday, March 5:
Newberry: 9:30, Newberry Tribal Center, 4935 Zeez-ba-tkl Lane. 
Munising: 2 p.m., Grand Island Chippewa Tribal Community Center, 622 W. Superior St. 
Marquette: 6 p.m., Peter White Library, 217 N. Front St.
Friday, March 6:
Escanaba: 10 a.m. Chamber of Commerce, 1001 N. Lincoln Rd.
Manistique: 2 p.m. at the Manistique Tribal Center, 5698 W. Hwy US-2.

Eastern End meeting schedule: 
Monday, March 9:
Kincheloe: 6 p.m., Kinross Recreation Center, 43 Wood Lake Rd.
Thursday, March 12:
Sault Ste. Marie, Big Bear Arena a, 2 Ice Circle
Friday, March 13:
Hessel: 10 a.m., Hessel Community Center, 3355 N. 3 Mile Rd.
St. Ignace: 2 p.m., Shirley Goodreau Elder Complex, 3017 Mackinac Trail
There will be a $50 Wal-Mart gift card drawn at each location and light refreshments served. This is your opportunity to have you voice heard.  If you have any questions, please contact Heather Smith at 906‑495‑1450 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Housing Authority Community Meetings

Instructor Lisa Burnside will hold a class for students in grades three and above in the art of making Native American leather pouches Friday, Feb. 28, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. The class is free of charge. Class size is limited to 10 students. Materials are included. Students will leave with a completed pouch. To register, call 906‑484‑1333 or visit www.hesselschoolhouse.org. This Avery Afternoon Arts Program is supported by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Youth Education & Activities Program, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and Les Cheneaux Arts Council.

Culture – The Key to Healing, Turtle and earth earring workshop, Friday, Feb. 21, 4-6 p.m., Naubinway Pavilion, 11629 Main St. in Naubinway. Light refreshments will be provided. Space is limited. To register please contact Ashley Gravelle Advocacy Resource Center community educator at 906‑632‑1808.

Turtle and earth earring workshop Flyer

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