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2024 Youth Empowerment Powwow FlyerThe 19th Annual Youth Empowerment Powwow is Saturday, July 27, at the Hessel Powwow grounds, 3355 N. 3-Mile Rd., next to Kewadin Hessel Casino.

Honoring the lessons gained from the 2024 Circle of Life Summer Program.

Friday Night Seven Hills Teachings: Adriane Shipman
Fire Teachings: John & Jeff Causley

Saturday Grand Entry: 12 p.m.

Host Drum: Mukkwa Giizhik
Head Veteran: Nick VanAlstein
Head Male Dancer: Jessy Farley
Head Female Dancer: Julie Perry
Head Youth Dancers: Chosen on site
Arena Director: Geezhik McCoy
Emcee: Tyler Bouschor
Youth Arena Director: Chosen on site
Youth Emcee: Chosen on site
Cooks: Mona Gugin, Joy Bruce and Dorothy Currie

Venders welcome.
Drum welcome.
Open to public.

Supported By: Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Youth Education & Activities Program, Bureau of Indian Affairs and Tribal Forestry Summer Youth Camp Grant
Donation By: Indian Energy

For more information contact Lisa Burnside at 906‑635‑4944 ext. 26314, Jackie Minton at 906‑440‑1870 or the YEA Coordinator in your area.

2024 Youth Empowerment Powwow Flyer

The Sault Tribe Board of Directors’ Workshop Agenda for July 23, 2024, is the following: Closed Morning Session: ARPA Projects Updates and Executive Reports – Casinos/EDC. Afternoon Session: Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Executive Team, Dental Therapy Presentation by Dr. Miranda Davis and Elder Services Director Introduction.

To attend the scheduled workshop, except for closed session or items, go to https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84149623333. Those who have already registered to Zoom Board of Directors meetings need not register for workshops.


The Sault Tribe’s Anishnaabek Community and Family Services (ACFS) 2024-2025 Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is available for your review. The LIHEAP program provides assistance to lower the burden of high energy bills and to increase energy efficiency of eligible Sault Tribe households in the Sault Tribe’s seven-county service area. How we administer this program is partly determined by YOUR input.

The plan is available for review and comment at www.saulttribe.com and the following ACFS locations:
Sault Ste. Marie-2218 Shunk Rd.
Manistique-5698 W Highway US-2
Kincheloe-60 Kincheloe
Munising-622 W. Superior Street
St. Ignace-1140 N. State Street

Please forward any comments to Megan Miller, Direct Service Program Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Juanita Bye, ACFS Division Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 800‑726‑0093.

Please respond with comments by Monday Aug. 26, 2024.

LIHEAP Model Plan Template

Kewadin Sault Hotel once again has furniture items for re-distribution. Below is a listing of items available.


All items are available to team members, tribal members, and open to the public on starting July 17‑19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and again July 22‑24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Dream Makers Theater. These are on a first-come, first-served basis with no holds.

Queen size beds and headboards
Side Tables
Coffee Makers   

Get ready for a night of laughter, shenanigans and improv starring…YOU?! Kewadin Casino Sault Ste. Marie is excited to announce HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis starring Colin Mochrie and Asad Mecci on Saturday, Nov. 23 in the DreamMakers Theater.

Created by improv and comedy legend Colin Mochrie (“Whose Line Is It Anyway?”), and co-star World Renowned Hypnotist Asad Mecci, HYPROV is a live show combining hypnosis and improv. It begins with an expert hypnotist welcoming 20 volunteers on stage to be hypnotized—a process that takes about 20 minutes. The most receptive “Hyprovisors” then join the legendary Colin Mochrie and create an instant improv troupe and perform the rest of the show, while fully under hypnosis.

In the hands of two experts, and solely crafted from the Hyprovisors uninhibited, unconscious minds, each show is an entirely original and completely unforgettable theatrical experience.

Pre-sale begins Tuesday, July 16, at 10 a.m. through Thursday, July 18, at 10 p.m.

Tickets go on sale Friday, July 19, at 10 a.m. at tickets.kewadin.com or at the Box Office.

Sign up for pre-sale here: https://kewadin.com/entertainment/pre-sale-sign-up/.

Saturday, Nov. 23, 2024
Tickets start at $40
Doors: 7 p.m. / Show: 8 p.m.

The Sault Tribe Election Commission is holding its next regularly scheduled meeting on July 24, 2024. All meetings are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will be held in the Whitefish Point Room at the Kewadin Casino in Sault Ste. Marie. Meetings of the Sault Tribe Election Commission are open to tribal members, in person or via Zoom at https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84867001733. as view-only attendees.

An agenda will be posted no later than Monday, July 22, 2024.

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Photo by Ken Bosma / CC BY