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

Untitled 1Due to the continuing presence of COVID-19 cases across the tribe’s seven-county service area, Sault Tribe continues to ask staff and the public to practice social distancing and wash their hands often. Masks are required in tribal health clinics. Plans will be updated as needed. Miigwech.

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For some units, the 2022 Sault Tribe General Election was a close race.

Two seats were available in Unit I. Robert McRorie had a clear majority with 1,421 votes. Tied for the second seat were Nichole Causley and Isaac McKechnie, with 1,238 votes each. Coming in next only one vote behind was incumbent Kim Gravelle with 1,237 votes.

In Unit II, Kimberely Lee was the clear winner with 470 votes to Paul Barbeaux’s 382.

In Unit III, Shawn Borowicz edged out incumbent Keith Massaway by two votes, 620 to 618.

Unit IV, newcomer Kimberly Hampton defeated incumbent Denise Chase, 564 to 371 votes.

In Unit V, Tyler LaPlaunt was the clear winner over incumbent Charles Matson 399 to 152.

The Election Committee will automatically hold a recount for the tied vote in Unit I. According to the tribe’s Election Ordinance, candidates may request a recount if the vote is closer than 2 percent or 50 votes. With their unofficial results well within 2 percent of the vote, Gravelle and Massaway have both indicated they requested recounts. Recount requests must be submitted in writing to the Election Committee chairperson within three days of posting the unofficial results of the election. The deadline for the contests relating to the vote count is June 27. After that, the results are certified and become official pending recounts, contests and complaints.

Powwow Grounds Clean-Up
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Beginning at 8 a.m.
Entrance is from Bahweting Dr. off of Shunk Rd. in Sault Ste. Marie.

Join us in cleaning up our beautiful Sault Tribe Powwow Grounds in preparation for the upcoming powwow!

Begins at 8 a.m., but join us any time!

We will be picking up trash and debris, cleaning buildings and equipment, putting up signage, removing grass and weeds, etc.

Picnic lunch will be served.

Powwow Grounds Clean-Up Flyer

NH NEWNorthern Hospitality will be closed Wednesday, June 29 through Friday, July 1 for inventory. We will reopen at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 2. We will be closed Monday, July 4. We apologize for any inconvenience. Northern Hospitality is located at 827 Ashmun Street, Sault Ste. Marie. For questions, call 906‑635‑4800.

Please call for questions or to set up an appointment at 906‑632‑0236 or 906‑632‑0220.

Gerard Sagassige
Sault Ste. Marie Health Center—Aug. 1, 3, 15, 17, 22, 23, 29 and 31
906‑632‑0236 Lori Gambardella

St. Ignace Health Center—Aug. 2
906‑643‑8689
877‑256‑0135

Manistique Health Center—Aug. 16
906‑341‑8469
866‑401‑0043

Munising Health Center—Aug. 23
906‑387‑4721
800‑236‑4705

Newberry—Aug. 30
906‑293‑8181

Sault Tribe Traditional Medicine Program’s Women’s Full Moon Ceremony
Wednesday, July 13
Social Hour 7 to 8 p.m.
Ceremony starts at 8 p.m.
Located at the Niigaanagiizhik Ceremonial Building (11 Ice Circle Drive)
Please bring a copper cup or drinking vessel and skirt if available to ceremony.
Women on their moon time may attend (offerings can be made on your behalf).

Please contact Lori, Bree, or Katrina with any questions.
906‑632‑0236 or 906‑632‑5268
Masks are recommended.

Full Moon Ceremony Flyer

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. —The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will hold a special meeting beginning 3 p.m. on June 27 at the Sault Kewadin Casino, in person or via Zoom, https://zoom.us/j/96906911516.

Those who have already registered for Zoom meetings need not register again unless they have a matter for the board.

Resolutions on the agenda are: Permanent Endowment of Golf Scholarship, Native Am Elder Needs Assessment Survey, Cultural Rematriating Anishnaabe Art, COPS TRGP 2018, Stonegarden Grant/Establish Budget, ACFS- USDA Budget Mod, Tamarack II, Manistique Pharmacy, St. Ignace Dental/Third Party, and COVID 19 Lost Reimbursement.

Under New Business, the board will discuss Vacant Chairperson Seat.

June 27 Meeting Resolutions

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