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SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. —Per the motion at the Sept. 17, 2019, Board of Directors meeting, there will be a Special Meeting at 5 p.m., on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. The meeting will be held at the Kewadin Casino, in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

Resolutions on the agenda: Acceptance 2020 Indian Housing Plan and Letter of Credit – Gitchi Auto, Home & RV.

Sept. 25 Resolutions

Below is the list of eligible candidates for the 2019 Primary - Special Advisory Election, released by the Election Committee Sept. 20.

Unit 1:

  • Causley, Nichole
  • Freiheit, Betty
  • Lewis, Carly
  • McKerchie, Sheryl
  • Pine, Debra-Ann

Primary Candidates Memo

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors is pleased to present the its Master Strategic Plan. The board’s work is intended to contribute to the well-being of tribal members and the long term sustainability of tribal resources and rights. This plan highlights eight areas where the tribe focuses its efforts:

  • Culture and Traditional Teachings
  • Sovereignty
  • Programs and Services
  • Inherent Rights
  • Representation, Advocacy, and Leadership
  • Workforce
  • Appropriations
  • Economy


Within this document, goals are established for each of these areas. The intention is to provide the membership, team members and other collaborators a clear picture of where the tribe is heading. As the various divisions and departments of the tribe work on their individual strategic plans, they will be able to look to this Master Strategic Plan for guidance.

The Sault Tribe Board of Directors looks forward to working together to create a brighter future for the Sault Tribe.


Sault Tribe Strategic Master Plan

Sault Tribe Advocacy Resource Center and LSSU Native American Center will host an Orange Shirt Day Sept. 30, 2019, 5-8 p.m., at the LSSU Art Center in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

Orange Shirt Day recognizes the harm done to generations of children by the Indian Residential Schools and is an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that EVERY CHILD MATTERS. Orange Shirt Day also recognizes our commitment to reconciliation, anti-racism and anti-bullying in general.

The event will begin with an opening prayer, followed by a speaker and a video on Indian Residential Schools.

Every attendee will receive an orange shirt.

For more information, please contact Ashley at (906) 632-1808 or Stephanie Sabatine at (906) 635-2848.

Orange Shirt Day

Come join the Language & Culture Department on an Anishinaabemowin guided trail walk and see the newly installed Anishinaabe Miikaans sign. Afterwards, enjoy a light lunch.AnishinaabeMiikaans.Intranet

Oct. 5, 2019, 12-3 p.m., Mary Murray Culture Camp, 266 Homestead Road, Sugar Island, Mich.

Transportation is on a first-come, first-served basis. The van will be leaving Niigaanagiizhik Ceremonial Bulding at 11:30 a.m. and returning around 3:30 p.m. For more information please contact Joshua Biron or Colleen Medicine at (906) 635 6050 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Anishinaabe Miikaans Flyer

The Native Justice Coalition is inviting Anishinaabe community members to share their stories on racism and racial justice. We are looking for story sharers to speak about their experiences in a safe and supportive space. Honorariums and travel assistance are provided for story sharers.

Mary Murray Culture Camp, Sugar Island
Friday, Oct. 25, 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

For more information, please contact, Grey Shea at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.nativejustice.org. Register at – www.nativejustice.org/euphealingstories.

Bahweting Healing Stories Flyer

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Photo by Ken Bosma / CC BY