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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 the Kewadin Casino in Sault Ste. Marie starting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22. The meeting will be preceded by “Matters Raised by the Membership” from 4 to 5 p.m.

Resolutions on the agenda are EPA Water Quality, DeMawating Development, five Tribal Liquor License Casino resolutions, two Tribal Liquor License Midjim resolutions, three Trust Land Status resolutions, 2019 BIA GLRI Lake Whitefish Recruitment Bottleneck, 2019 BIA GLRI Lake Whitefish Experimental Rearing, 2019 BIA Hatchery Maintenance and Rehab, 2019 BIA Endangered Species Bizhiw (Canada Lynx), 2019 BIA Invasive Species Program, 2019 GLRI Invasive Species Management, 2019 GLRI Adaptive Fire Management Plan, 2019 BIA Circle of Flight-Manoomin Restoration, Tamarack Business Center, Srinergy Solar Project-Kewadin Sault, Srinergy Solar Project-Chi Mukwa, Srinergy Solar Project-Kewadin Shores, Appointment of Appellate Judge Feleppa, Appointment of Reserve Appellate Judge Finch, Appointment of Reserve Elder Appellate Judge Causley and Supporting Uniting Three Fires Against Violence.

Under New Business, the board will consider Trust Land Escanaba, Committee Request and Board Concerns.

January 22 Meeting Resolutions

Federal workers, tribal members, anyone affected by the federal government shutdown: the ALGER COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY is here for you and ready to help. Please pass this message along to your neighbors and friends.

We are located in Munising next to the Forest Service building and across the street from the Neenah Paper Company on H-58. If you need assistance, we are open Tuesday and Thursday, 12 to 4:30 p.m. or call Kim at 906‑387‑4795, Ruth Ann 906‑387‑3814.

The community powwow planning group will host a powwow planning meeting on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 5:15 p.m. Anyone interested in helping plan our community powwow celebrations is encouraged to attend. The meeting will take place at the Cultural Library and Learning Center, 531 Ashmun St. in Sault Ste. Marie. The community powwow planning meetings are open to the public; previous powwow planning experience is not required.

At this month's Chippewa County Chapter of Families Against Narcotics (FAN) meeting, come learn about Communities that Care and Fentanyl test strips. The next meeting is at Huntington Bank in Sault Ste. Marie at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17.

FAN—your connection for information, resources, and support. FAN’s mission is saving lives by empowering individuals and communities to prevent and eradicate addiction. We envision a nation free of narcotic addiction and our purpose is to raise awareness of the dangers of prescription narcotics, support those affected by narcotic addiction and erase the stigma of addiction.

For more information visit www.facebook.com/fanchipp.

Feeding America of West Michigan brings fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy and baked goods to distribute to people in need on Jan. 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the JKL Bahweting School, 1301 Marquette Avenue in Sault Ste. Marie.

Please bring boxes and bags to receive food.

Registration begins at 5 p.m. No early distribution. Please note that parking lots are not available until 4:15 p.m.

Please contact Kristen Corbiere at 906‑635‑5055, extension 122 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any questions.

National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week is a worldwide health observance week that aims to shatter the myths about drugs and drug abuse.
All week long Jan. 22‑Jan. 28—Light the Town Red
During Drug & Alcohol Facts week, the Chippewa County Communities that Care (CTC) is encouraging businesses and residences to put a red light bulb in an outdoor fixture to help shine a light on substance misuse. 

Tuesday Talk – Jan. 22, 6-7:30 p.m. at Bayliss Public Library
Dr. Kevin Piggott
• Are you concerned about the opioid epidemic?
• Would you like to know more about the CDC's guidelines for pain management?
• How will Michigan's new prescribing guidelines affect patient care?
Join Chippewa County Communities that Care and Dr. Piggott for a discussion about the opioid crisis and what is being done nationally, state-wide and locally to address it.

Friday, Jan. 25—Wear Red for Substance Use Awareness
Celebrate the end of National Drug & Alcohol Fact week by wearing red to show support for substance abuse awareness.

Dress in red and show that Chippewa County is ready to take on substance abuse and create healthy community for our youth!

For more information on any Drug & Alcohol Facts week events, or for more information on Communities that Care, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 906‑635‑3636.

National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week Flyer

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