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Bud Biron presents the Seven Grandfathers for Unit IV Sault Tribe members on Aug.  9 at the Escanaba YEA Building; Aug. 10 at the Sands Township Hall and Aug. 11 at the Manistique Tribal Center. Classes are limited to 20 participants – must preregister. Please bring a bag chair. We will be outside at times.

Friday, Aug. 9 workshop, YEA Building 1226 Wigob Escanaba  (on the reservation), 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 10 workshop, Sands Township Hall 987 S. M‐553 Gwinn, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 11 workshop, Manistique Tribal Health Center on U.S. 2, 10 a.m. -2:00 p.m.

All workshop materials provided for participants. Meal, drinks and incentives also provided.

To register or for more information, call/text Darcy Morrow 906‑298‑1888 or Denise Chase 906‑203‑2471.

Sponsored by Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians Unit IV Education and Cultural Enhancement Fund.

Lessons on the Seven Grandfathers Flyer

Children aged 2 to 17 years who meet height requirements and are still in school receive a FREE WRIST BANDS on Aug. 15—Native American Day at the Upper Peninsula State Fair in Escanaba, Mich.

Parents must call or text to preregister by Aug. 11 at 5 p.m. Proof of tribal enrollment is required. Each child must be present to receive their wrist band.

Wrist bands will be available for pick up on Aug, 15 between 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the fairgrounds picnic sitting area by the Ruth Butler Building. Look for the Sault Tribe flag on our pop‐up tent.

Please call or text Darcy Morrow 906‑298‑1888 or Denise Chase 906‑203‑2471 with children's names, ages, residences and parents' names.

Tribal Chairperson Aaron Payment is hosting a volunteer planning meeting on Wednesday, July 17, at noon at the tribe's administration building, 523 Ashumn St. in Sault Ste. Marie. The purpose of this meeting is getting together volunteers for the fundraiser for Diane VonVolkenburgh, the tribal member who recently had a house fire and lost everything. Pizza will be served.

Those interested in volunteering but unable attend the meeting, please call Sheila Berger, 906‑635‑6050, ext. 26359.  Thank you in advance for your assistance in this worthy cause.

Big Bear Arena is hosting drop-in pickleball Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. from July 16 through Aug. 29. The activity is free for tribal members and $3 for community members. Racket or ball rental is $1.

Similar to tennis, pickleball requires players to hit a plastic ball over a net using a racket. This game is for all levels and ages. There will be staff on hand to assist new players. Give it a try!

Stop in at Reception Desk to pay or rent racquets and balls. For more information visit www.bigbeararena.com or call 906-635-RINK.

Pickleball Flyer

Big Bear Arena is holding a basketball clinic for ages 6-14 on July 28 from 2 to 6 p.m. Tribal members fee is $25 and community members is $35. The clinic is “Fundamental Focused” working on Shooting, Passing, Dribbling and Defense Conditioning.

Sign up at www.bigbeararena.com. Deadline to register is July 25 at 9 p.m.

Please contact Logan Fletcher for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit our website at www.bigbeararena.com.

Basketball Clinic Flyer

LSSU is seeking volunteers for Saturday, July 20

The Freshwater Stewardship Corps (FSC) through the Center for Freshwater Research and Education (CFRE) at Lake Superior State University is hosting a cleanup of Ashmun Creek on Saturday, July 20 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and seeking the community’s help. 

Ashmun Creek drains many commercial complexes, causing an accumulation of trash and other debris further downstream where it empties into Ashmun Bay, which is connected to the St. Marys River. Participants will be cleaning one portion of the creek to help reduce trash flowing to the river, in the area of the creek closest to the Walmart Garden Center.

Volunteers should pre-register at the Freshwater Stewardship Corps website: https://www.lssu.edu/cfre/freshwater-stewardship-corps/or at https://www.facebook.com/lssucfre/. The pre-registration process will help FSC estimate food and supply quantities. FSC will have a table set up near the Walmart Garden Center for volunteers to sign in (or register), starting at 9:30 a.m. Family and volunteer organizations are welcome, but minor children need an adult present during the event.

Volunteers should wear boots and dress appropriately for the weather. Gloves and other cleaning materials will be provided. After the cleanup, volunteers are invited to attend a picnic at the cleanup site to enjoy hot dogs, chips and refreshments. Volunteers will also receive reusable grocery bags as a thank you for their help.

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