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Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Anishnaabek Community and Family Services Direct Assistance Programs

ACFS Direct Service has office hours at the following locations:

Hessel Community Center, 3355 N 3 Mile Road, Hessel, Mich.
Every other Thursday beginning with the first Thursday of the month
Hours vary
Contact: Angie Gillmore 906‑643‑8689

Newberry Community Health Center, 4935 Zeez Ba Tik Lane, Newberry, Mich.
2nd Wednesday of every month beginning May 9, 2018
10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Contact: Maggie Gaus 906‑632‑5250

Escanaba Health Clinic at the Penstar Office Building, 1401 N. 26th Street, Suite 105, Escanaba, Mich. 
Every Thursday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Contact: Viola Neadow 906‑341‑6993 or 800‑347‑7137

Marquette Community Health Center, 1229 Washington Street, Marquette, Mich.
2nd Monday of each month from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. closed for lunch
Contact: Heidi Cotey 906‑387‑4721

Assistance is available for emergency assistance, Native Employment Works, Child Care Development Fund, General Assistance and Homeless Prevention Services. Contact worker for an appointment. Walk-ins accepted.

Bi-weekly 3-on-3 basketball tournaments with co-ed teams of four in grades 6-9.

Teams of three or four can register until 4 p.m. on days of the games. Sign-up sheets will be posted and available in the YEA computer/homework lab.

Game days are Wednesdays starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Chi Mukwa Community Recreation Center in Sault Ste. Marie.

Game days schedule: May 2, 16 and 30.

Each game consists of two 10-minute halves (clock runs continuously).

Referees are needed, experience recommended.

Please call YEA coordinator Jill Lawson at 906‑253‑1321 for any questions.

Come meet with other providers of veteran services to network and learn of other services offered and to discuss any veteran related issues. All groups and veterans are welcome to attend. We will have reports from healthcare, education, employment, and quality of life committees as well as the U.P. Regional Coordinator. Educational presentations and networking opportunities for veteran service providers. Free lunch offered.

May 10, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sault Tribe Cultural Center
11 Ice Circle
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

Sign-up deadline is May 1, 2018: www.eventbrite.com/e/upper-peninsula-veterans-community-action-team-vcat-spring-conference-tickets-43616923392.

Courtesy of Veteran Community Action Team

Veterans Community Action Team Spring Conference flyer

The Hiawatha National Forest Spring 2018 Cleanup for Mackinac County is scheduled for Saturday, May 12.  Help us celebrate our 27th year of forest cleanup, together we can make a difference. To date we have removed over 125 tons of trash from our public lands, but there’s always more.

Please join us on Saturday, May 12; we will meet in St. Ignace at 9 a.m. in Castle Rock parking lot. We generally work until 2 p.m., but you are welcome to spend whatever time you have to share.

Dress appropriately for the weather, as we’ll be cleaning up rain or shine! Tools, gloves, other safety equipment, and lunch will be provided for our volunteers. If you have questions, call Justin Bomers at 906‑643‑7900 ext. 137 or Tom Briggs at 906‑748‑6567.

Pictured Rocks Days is a free two-day festival in Munising. It is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and June 10 at Binsfeld Bayshore Park. There will be bands, more than 90 vendors, food, petting zoo, bounce houses, kayaking demonstrations and more! If you would like more information, call the Alger County Chamber, 906‑387‑2138

Also that weekend is Yoopers Ride Free Days where U.P. residents are able to take the Pictured Rocks Cruise for free. If you are interested in taking the free cruise, live in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and weather-permitting, cruises will depart every hour on the hour from the Munising City Pier on Saturday, June 9 and 10 starting at 9 a.m. and running until 7 p.m. Tickets will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis on Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10 with a limit of 1,500 free tickets available per day. In order to obtain your free ticket, you must present in person a photo ID with an Upper Peninsula address at the Pictured Rocks Cruise ticket office those days. A child must be accompanied by a parent in the ticket office to receive a ticket.

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. —A special meeting of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will be held Tuesday, April 24, 2018, starting 5 p.m. at the Sault Kewadin Casino.

On the agenda is “Acceptance of the 2017 Northern Casinos Audit” and “Tribal Transportation BIA Indian Highway Safety Program.”

April 24 Meeting Resolutions

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