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

Untitled 1Due to the continuing rise in COVID-19 cases across the tribe’s seven-county service area, Sault Tribe is implementing operational plans for tribal programs and service area counties that are posted in the information bar below. These plans will help safeguard the health of tribal members and team members while still providing services to the membership. Please take care, wear masks in public spaces, practice social distancing and wash your hands often. Miigwech.

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Starting in May, the Sault Tribe Environmental Department will be conducting free water samples of private tribally owned wells for traces of uranium in partnership with Indian Health Services. The department is looking at uranium levels from wells on or near the Jacobsville Sandstone formation for the uranium study. The information gathered from this study will be used to pursue funding for installation of treatment systems where needed

The Jacobsville Sandstone formation is known to have high levels of uranium and although uranium is naturally occurring, excessive amounts can cause medical complications such as kidney damage or an increased risk of cancer. Uranium levels vary from location to location emphasizing the need to have your well water tested. Testing is the only way to know if your well contains uranium.

For more information about the project or to see if you are eligible for sampling contact Stacy Thacker at the Sault Tribe Environmental Department at 906‑632‑5575 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Uranium Project Flyer
Jacobsville Sandstone Map
Uranium Study Interest

The Sault Tribe Internship Program is intended to be an exciting experience providing Sault Tribe member college students with an opportunity to learn more about the Sault Tribe and gain practical experience in their chosen field of study. Interns will work approximately four days per week at their assigned placement and approximately one day per week will be spent attending Leadership seminars and career development workshops. In addition, interns will be divided into teams and will compete in challenges involving special projects; for example, designing and implementing a fundraising event. Interns will have the opportunity to interact with the tribal Board of Directors, Executive Administrators and Program Directors.

Please see flyer for more information.

Sault Tribe Summer 2021 Internship Program Flyer

2021 Internship Application Print

2021 Intern Application Electronic

Sault Tribe Law Enforcement will be closing its Sault office at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 23, 2021 so that all staff may attend Sergeant Michael Pins’ Retirement Celebration together.

Please contact Sault Tribe Law Enforcement at 906‑635‑6065 if you have any questions.

After 27-plus years in Law Enforcement, Sergeant Michael Pins is retiring effective Friday, April 23, 2021! Sault Tribe Law Enforcement will be hosting a retirement celebration in Mike’s honor to show our appreciation for his years of service and dedication to Sault Tribe and its communities! Please feel free to join us—bring your funny stories to share and have a bite to eat as we wish Mike well in his future endeavors! The celebration will be held at the Sault Kewadin Casino in Dream Maker’s Theater on Friday, April 23, 2021, from 2 to 5 p.m. Due to COVID policies, we recommend social distancing and masks.

The following committees have vacant seats. Sault Tribe members interested in filling these vacancies should submit one letter of intent and three letters of recommendation from other members to Joanne Carr or Linda Grossett, 523 Ashmun St., Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783. Call 906‑635‑6050 with any questions.

Anishinaabe Cultural Committee - six vacancies - three male (4-year term), three female (4-year term)
Child Welfare Committee - three vacancies (4-year term), one vacancy (expires May 23)
Conservation Committee - one vacancy - Fisheries (term expiring March 3, 2023)
Election Committee - four vacancies (4-year term)
Higher Education Committee - Two vacancies (4-year term)
Health Board - five vacancies (4-year term)
Housing Commission - one vacancy - Unit I (4 year term) one vacancy - Unit II (4-year term)
Special Needs/Enrollment Committee - six vacancies (2-year term)

Elder Advisory Committee
Unit I - Sault (4-year term), one regular vacancy and one alternate vacancy
Unit II - Hessel (4-year term), one alternate vacancy
Unit II - Naubinway (4-year term), one alternate vacancy
Unit III - St. Ignace (4-year term), one regular vacancy and one alternate vacancy
Unit IV - Manistique (4-year term), one alternate vacancy
Unit IV - Escanaba (4-year term) one regular vacancy and one alternate vacancy
Unit V - Munising (4-year term), one alternate vacancy
Unit V - Marquette (4-year term), one regular vacancy and one alternate vacancy

Elder Subcommittee
Unit I - Sault (4-year terms), two regular seat vacancies, two alternate seat vacancies
Unit ll - Hessel (4-year terms), two regular seat vacancies, two alternate vacancies
Unit II - Newberry (4-year term), two regular seat vacancies, one alternate vacancy
Unit II - Naubinway (4-year term), two alternate seat vacancies
Unit IV - Manistique (4-year term), two regular seat vacancies, one alternate vacancy
Unit IV - Escanaba (4-year term), two regular seat vacancies, two alternate vacancies
Unit V - Munising (4-year term), two regular seat vacancies, one alternate seat vacancy
Unit V - Marquette (4-year term), three regular seat vacancies, one alternate seat vacancy

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