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Sault Tribe’s services, facilities and postponed events during COVID-19 closure

Untitled 1Due to the extensive number of events on Sault Tribe’s schedule, a list has been developed to help tribal members navigate the many postponements. It will be updated at least twice a day as time goes on. Thank you.

New entries will be added to the top of list.

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. —A special meeting of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will be held at the held at the Kewadin Casino, in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Oct. 27 beginning at 10 a.m. Please remember, due to the tribal State of Emergency, board of directors meetings remain closed.

Resolutions on the agenda are Negotiations and Acceptance of MAST Grant.

The Sault Tribe Wellness Collaborative is holding a Halloween Drive-Thru in the Big Bear Parking lot on Friday, Oct. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be giveaways, the Dancing Witches and Flannigan's Goat Barbeque. Per COVID-19 guidelines, all participants will stay in their vehicles and giveaway items will be pre-packaged. Follow the signage!

2020 Halloween Event Flyer

Other flu shot options available

The flu season is beginning, and the Sault Ste. Marie VA Clinic has scheduled a drive-up flu shot clinic on Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Veterans enrolled in VA health care. The VA clinic is located at 509 Osborn Blvd, Suite 306. No appointment is needed.

The VA also has other options for eligible veterans to receive their flu shots. Veterans may request one at their regularly scheduled VA appointments, or, new this year, get their flu shots at a community-based urgent care clinic or retail pharmacy that is in the VA Community Care Network (CCN).

No appointment or referral is needed for in-network community care options. Veterans can go to an in-network urgent care or retail pharmacy location, present valid government-issued identification (e.g. Veteran Health ID card, Department of Defense ID card, or state-issued driver's license), and receive their flu shot. In-network urgent care or retail pharmacy locations may be found at www.va.gov and clicking the “Find a VA Location” link at the top, and choosing “Community pharmacies in VA’s network.”

Waabizhish Dodem
Marten Clan

The People of the Waabizhish Dodem are the warriors of the tribe. They are fierce, territorial, and have no fear. They care about the preservation of the land.

Anishinabe Word of the Week: Waabizhish Dodem

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. —A regular meeting of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors takes place at the Sault Kewadin Casino starting at 5 p.m. on Oct. 20. Due to the COVID-19 State of Emergency, the meeting will not be open to the public.

Resolutions on the agenda are, under budget modifications: Law Enforcement Covid Supplement Funding; Am. Legion Veteran’s Agreement; Contract Support – Kewadin Casinos; Tax Liabilities – Kewadin Casinos; Residual Cares Act Tribal Relief Funds; Board Pension Plan – Social Security System and State of Emergency Health Requirements.

Under new business, the board will consider chairperson’s intent – Referendum 2020 Consent Decree and board concerns.

October 20 Meeting Resolutions

Read about Anishinaabe Teachings of the Anishinaabe Teachings of the Fish (Giigoonh) from our Language & Culture Department.

Anishinaabe Teachings of the Fish Flyer

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