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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.

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 July 16 at the Sheraton/Detroit Novi Conference Center in Novi, Mich., in person or via Zoom, https://zoom.us/j/83640619761.

“Membership Participation” 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/83640619761. Those who have already registered for Zoom meetings need not register again unless they have a matter for the board.

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.

On the agenda under Resolutions is: Health – PRC/3rd Party FY24 Budget Mod, Health – Sault, Manistique, St. Ignace Pharmacies/3rd Party FY24 Budget Mod, Health – MAT Clinic/3rd Party FY24 Budget Mod, Health – Sober Sanctuary Establish FY24 Budget and 3rd Party FY24 Budget Mod, Authorization to Enter into Contract for Storage Building at JKL School, LATCF Fund Appropriation EDC 7 Seas – DeMaWating, ARPA Fund Appropriation Amendment – New Natural Resources Facility Buildings – BIA 105(L) Contract Agreement, Open Bank Account with Sovereign Bank to Manage SSBCI, Unallocate ARPA Funds – Res.’s 2021-167/2022-289, Unallocate ARPA Funds – Res.’s 2022-308 and 2023-267, Unallocate ARPA Funds – Res. 2022-064, and Amending Resolution 2024-82 Tribal Hub Recommendation.

Under New Business, the board will consider Committee Appointments and Reappointments, and Board Concerns.

July 16 Meeting Resolutions

Safe & Just Michigan is co-sponsoring a two-day expungement fair with UP Michigan Works!, and the Michigan Department of Attorney General on July 12 and 13, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is located at 1498 Odovero Drive, Marquette, MI 49855.

If participants need assistance with fingerprinting, Tribal Court offers finger-printing for its Tribal Members for free. Please contact Tribal Court at 906‑635‑4963 for an appointment.

Marquette expungement fair flyer

The 11th Annual Jim Ailing Memorial Golf Scramble is scheduled to be held at the Tanglewood Marsh Golf Course on July 20.

$70 each includes 18 holes with cart and BBQ dinner.

Registration beings at 8 a.m. with a 9 a.m. start. Cash for first, second and third
place.

Profits are split between Families Against Narcotics and the Chippewa County Sheriff Office Victim Services Unit.

There will be raffles and door prizes and the proceeds from the 50/50 drawing will go to Silent Hearts in memory of Braxton Ailing (our great grandson).

Mulligans, Chip and Putt will go to Bay Mills Boys and Girls Club.

Contact Sheri Ailing at 906‑203‑5597 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sault Tribe Traditional Medicine Program is holding August clinic hours for the following dates and locations. Any questions, or to book an appointment, please call the Traditional Medicine Program at 906‑632‑0236 or 906‑632‑5268.

Gerard Sagassige
Sault Ste. Marie Health Center—Aug. 5, 6, 12, 19, 20, 26, 27
906‑632‑0236

St. Ignace Health Center—Aug. 7
906‑643‑8689 or 877‑256‑0135

Hessel Community Center—Aug. 21
906‑484‑2727

Munising Health Center—Aug. 28
906‑387‑4721 or 800‑236‑4705

August Healer flyer

Community Engagement Talking Circles are being held to better understand the Indian boarding school experience in Michigan. The approach is guided by participating tribes to identify and acknowledge the role the state of Michigan played, and the long-term impact to tribal communities. Voices of those who attended boarding schools, survivors, their descendants, families and communities will be amplified. Please see the flyer for further information, and how to register.

MI Community Talking Circle Flyer

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