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SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. —A regular meeting of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will be held at Kewadin Casino starting at 5 p.m. on Aug. 21. The meeting will be preceded by “Matters Raised by the Membership” from 4 to 6 p.m.

Resolutions on the agenda are: under Budgets, Culture Camp/Mary Murray Culture Camp, Health Center-Medical Nursing and Health Center-Emergency Preparedness; Lease Cancellation-Erickson; Trust Land Lease-Gardner; Waiver of Sovereign Immunity Lake Forest Bank; and Position Description Best Practices

Under New Business: board concerns.

August 21 Meeting Resolutions

Hosted by Kewadin Casinos and sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, the Border Town BBQ Brawl will be held Aug. 17 and 18 at Kewadin Casino Sault Ste. Marie. Three contests will be held Friday and Saturday! The first is Friday night, a non-sanctioned back yard rib contest open to anyone who wishes to compete. The next contest is a professional BBQ contest with a $6,500 prize pool sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society. It will be held on Aug. 17 and 18. The event winds up with a fundraiser, the people’s choice event, with all proceeds going to a cure for cancer. For a list of the 25 KCBS teams competing, and more information, visit http://bordertownbbqbrawl.com/.

Keith Smith, traditional healer, availability for September

Munising—Sept. 4. Call 906‑387‑4721.

Sault Ste. Marie—Sept. 5, 10, 11 and 25. Call Peggy Holappa at 906‑632‑0220 or Lori Gambardella at 906‑632‑0236 for program information.

Hessel—Sept. 12. Call 906‑484‑2727.

Anishinaabe Healing Stories on Racial Justice, Niigaanagiizhik Ceremonial Building, 11 Ice Circle Drive in Sault Ste. Marie.

Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Native Justice Coalition is inviting Anishinaabe community members to share their story on racism and racial justice. This is led by and for our people. We are looking for story sharers to speak about their experiences in a safe and supportive space.

Honorariums and travel assistance available.

Register at https://www.nativejustice.org/euphealingstories.

EUP Healing Stories Flyer

Anishinaabemowin Symposium Sept. 7 and Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture and Lifeways Gchi Giigidiwigamig (Big Discussion Room), in Mt. Pleasant, Mich. 

Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Continental breakfast to start each day. Lunch served at noon.

The Anishinaabe Language Revitalization Department is putting on this event to promote the importance of Anishinaabemowin in our community.

For more information, please contact:
Isabelle Osawamick. Language Outreach Specialist at 989‑775‑4110
Mary Perez, Administrative Assistant II at 989‑775‑4026

Look for updates on our webpage at: www.sagchip.org – Culture – Anishinaabe Language Revitalization Department.

Anishinaabemowin Symposium

Sault Tribe Community Health will be hosting a drum making workshop with traditional Ojibwe teachings from Ogeemachichuk/Bud Biron Sept. 15 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Niigaanagiizhik Cultural Building in Sault Ste. Marie.

This workshop is available to Sault Tribe members. Register today! Twenty available spaces.

To register or for more information, please contact Jennifer Eyler at 906‑632‑5210 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Drum Making Workshop Flyer

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