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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.

Miigwech

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

Newberry PowwowNewberry Sault Tribe Powwow, Sept. 14, Newberry Tribal Center, 4935 Zee Ba Tik Lane. 
 
Grand entry at 12 p.m., community feast 4 p.m.
 
MC: Josh Homminga
Arena Director: Bud Biron
Head Veteran: Nick VanAlstine
Head Male Dancer: Abe Bouschor
Head Female Dancer: Jackie Minton
Head Youth Dancer: TBD
Fire Keeper: Andrew Causley
Spiritual Helper: John Causley Jr.
Host Drum: Mukwa Giizhik
Co-Host: Mission Krik
 
For more information call: Catherine Hollowell at 906‑430‑5551, Lois Bryant at 906‑293‑8181, Lisa Burnside at 906‑484‑2727 or Lana Causley-Smith at 906‑322‑3818.
 
No drugs, alcohol, dogs or politics allowed.

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. —A regular meeting of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will be held at Sault Ste. Marie Kewadin Casino starting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The meeting will be preceded by “Matters Raised by the Membership” from 4 to 5 p.m.
Resolutions on the agenda are: FY 2020 Budget Doc 002; Continuing Funding for Health Division; Continuing Funding for FY 2020; HC-Optical; HC-ITC Perinatal Opioid; Good Health and Wellness; Cultural-Repatriation; Acct Services; Acceptance-2020 Indian Housing Plan; Opposition to Enbridge/Graymont; Auth to Purchase Real Estate-SSM; and Am Res. 2018-185: Property Acquisition.
Under New Business, the board will consider Disenrollments; Committee Request; Acceptance of Land Donation and Board Concerns.
 

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 males (4-year term), three female (4-year term)
Child Welfare Committee - three vacancies (4-year term)
Election Committee - six vacancies (4-year term)
Higher Education Committee - Two vacancies (4-year term)
Health Board - five vacancies (4-year term)
Housing Committee - Unit 4- one vacancy (4-year term)
Special Needs/Enrollment Committee - five 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 - Newberry (4-year term), one alternate
Unit III - St. Ignace (4-year term), one alternate vacancy
Unit IV - Escanaba (4 year-term) one regular
Unit V - Munising (4-year term), one alternate vacancy
Unit V - Marquette (4-year term), one alternate vacancy

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

SAULT STE. MARIE—A Special Advisory Election will be held to fill the vacancy left by the passing of Unit I Director Dennis McKelvie. The Sault Tribe Board of Directors approved the election at its Sept. 3 meeting in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

The election is for Unit I voters only.

On Sept. 6, the tribe’s Election Committee released a Notice of Election of the Special Advisory Election. The General Election Day, when votes will be counted, is Nov. 7, and the term will last until June 25, 2020. Please see the Notice of Election below. For more information, please see the Election Ordinance at www.saulttribe.com/images/downloads/government/tribal%20code/Chapter-010.pdf.

Special Election Notice 2019

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. —A regular meeting of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors at the Sault Ste. Marie Kewadin Casino starts at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Matters raised by members heard from 4 to 5 p.m.

Resolutions on the agenda are ACFS – OVC Tribal Set Aside, LE – COPS TRGP 2015, Lake Whitefish Rearing Project, EDC Commercial Development Position, DeMawating Dev/Property Management, Business Solutions/Eagle Lending, HC – Mental Health, HC-PRC/Admin/Pharmacy/St. Ignace etc., HC-Walk in Clinic/3rd Party Revenue, 2019 Head Start/Early Head Start One Time Funding, Waiver – Empowered, Trust Land – White Pine Lodge, Right of Way Easement – Kinross Community Care, HC – JL Associate Contract, Joint Venture – IHS Construction Program, Waiver – Greektown LLC, Opposition to Enbridge and Graymont, Reliable Passage – Island Residents, EDC Position and Health Center Award Bid – Billing. 

Under new business, the board considers relinquishments, committee requests, special election appointment – vacancy Unit One, Oct. 1 board meeting options, long term 2 percent request to new business and board concerns.

September 3 Meeting Resolutions

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