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The Sault Tribe Election Commission is holding its next regularly scheduled meeting on Feb. 21, 2024. All meetings are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will be held in the Whitefish Point Room at the Kewadin Casino in Sault Ste. Marie. Meetings of the Sault Tribe Election Commission are open to tribal members, in person or via Zoom at https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81389285311 as view-only attendees.

Election Commission Meeting Agenda

Sault Tribe Behavioral Health’s Second Annual Recovery Gala March 8, LSSU Cisler Center, Superior Ballroom, 7-11 p.m. Adults only recovery social event. Free community event. No dress code.

Dinner, dancing, DJ, photobooth, door prizes, etc.

150 attendee max. Registration preferred but not required.

Scan the QR Code or register at link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PSZQ3NS.

Recovery Gala Flyer

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. —The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will hold a regular meeting beginning 5 p.m. on Feb. 20 at the Kewadin Casino in Sault Ste. Marie, in person or via Zoom, https://zoom.us/j/83640619761.

“Membership Participation” will be held at 5 p.m. in person or by virtual attendance. The link is available Sault Tribe website under membership assistance for the meeting link and Membership Form that must be completed. The deadline to submit a form is 1 p.m. on meeting day. The link is https://zoom.us/j/83640619761. Those who have already registered for Zoom meetings need not register again unless they have a matter for the board.

To attend the scheduled workshop, except for closed session or items, go to https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84149623333. Those who have already registered to Zoom Board of Directors meetings need not register for workshops.

On the agenda under Resolutions is: FY24 Budget Mod Inland Fish & Wildlife & Establish FY24, Budget-CCER Technical Services Contract and Ishkode Project, FY24 Institute of Museum & Library Services-Basic Lib. Grant, FY24 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation, ARPA Funded OHTE Program Policies and Plan, Reallocation of ARPA Funds, Trust Land Status-Lots 1-30 Block 1 SSM Chippewa County, Trust Land Status - Lots 4-8 Block 6 SSM Chippewa County, Trust Land Status - Hillcrest Prop. Cedarville Mackinac County, Trust Land Lease Cancellation - Fortin, Trust Land Lease - McKerchie and LaPlante Jr., Partial Waiver of Convictions, Authorizing Limited Waiver of Immunity - Liquor License, and Submission - Congressionally Directed Spending Req. FY2025.

Under New Business, the board will consider: Child Welfare Committee – Board Liaison, Conversion Fishing Agreements, and Board Concerns.

February 20 Meeting Resolutions

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. —The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the Sault Kewadin Casino, in person or via Zoom, https://zoom.us/j/83640619761. Those who have already registered for Zoom meetings need not register again.

Tribal members may also attend board workshops in person or via Zoom, https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84149623333. The workshop agenda is included in the attached board packet. Those who are registered for board meetings need not register for workshops.

On the agenda under Resolutions is Authorization and Waiver of Immunity-Third Amended and Restated Online Gaming and Sportsbetting Agreement-American Wagering, Inc.

February 13 Special Meeting

Sault Tribe Election Commission have been scheduled through July 2024. All meetings are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will be held in the Whitefish Point Room at the Sault Kewadin Casino. Meetings of the Sault Tribe Election Commission are open to tribal members, in person or via Zoom at https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81389285311 as view-only attendees.

Meeting Dates:
Feb. 21, 2024
March 20, 2024
April 17, 2024
May 15, 2024
June 19, 2024
July 17, 2024

BYLAWS Election Commission

ELECTION COMMISSION HEARING PROCEDURES

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. —The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will hold a regular meeting beginning 5 p.m. on Feb. 6 at the Kewadin Casino in Sault Ste. Marie, in person or via Zoom, https://zoom.us/j/83640619761.

“Membership Participation” will be held at 5 p.m. in person or by virtual attendance. The link is available Sault Tribe website under membership assistance for the meeting link and Membership Form that must be completed. The deadline to submit a form is 1 p.m. on meeting day. The link is https://zoom.us/j/83640619761. Those who have already registered for Zoom meetings need not register again unless they have a matter for the board.

To attend the scheduled workshop, except for closed session or items, go to https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84149623333. Those who have already registered to Zoom Board of Directors meetings need not register for workshops.

On the agenda under Resolutions is: Health Division-COVID Equipment FY24 Budget, Buildings-Internal R&M FY24 Budget Modification, Telecommunications, Sales, Telecom CapEx FY24 Budgets, FY24 Budget Document-Health Division, FY24 Budget Document 003, FY24 Governmental Capital Expenditures, Lease Modification-McKerchie / Rapson STHA-JKL-006 (11), Trust Land Lease-Blake Shields, Amending Acting and Interim Appointment Policy, Amending Chapter 20: Boat Length Requirements, Amending Chapter 71: Criminal Offenses, Re-Allocate/Rescind ARPA Resolutions for Revenue Replacement, Examining Compliance-Section 8(a) of Small Business Act, Amend Letter of Credit PNC/Limited Waiver of Immunity, Naming of USDA Food Distribution Building, Nomination-Tyler LaPlaunt to HHS Tribal Advisory Committee, Amendment to COVID-19 Fishery Participant Assistance Program, Voiding all Conversion Fishing Agreements and Eliminating Boat Length Requirements In Tribal Code Chapter 20, ARPA Fund Appropriation-Unit II Community Center and Revenue Replacement, and Transfer Lume Lease Money from STI to Sault Tribe Lending.

Under New Business, the board will consider: Committee Appointments/ Resignations, Election Commission-Bylaws, Election Commission-Hearing Procedures, Amend 2024 Board Calendar-New Location, Mobile Health Van, and Board Concerns.

RESOLUTIONS

Attention all tribal members, potential candidates, official candidates, and non-candidate registrants. Pursuant to Tribal Code Chapter 10 Section 10.104(8)(f), the Election Commission hereby publishes the Sanction Schedule for Violations of Election Ordinance Chapter 10. This civil sanction schedule shall also be sent to all candidates when they receive their official letter of certification of eligibility from the Election Commission and will be posted to the Elections tab of the tribal website. This publication serves as notice to all tribal members, potential candidates, official candidates, and non-candidate registrants of the civil sanctions that will be imposed for failure to follow the requirements of Tribal Code Chapter 10: Election Ordinance. Any questions regarding this notice can be directed to 906‑635‑6050 or to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Election Commission Sanction List

Family Secrets Cooking Classes
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. - Artisan Breads with Jeanne LaVergne
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. - Healthy Heart Cooking with Teresa Besler
Class size is limited. Contact Connie Watson to register at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 906‑248‑8363. Held at Waishkey Bay Farm.

Biboon Miinkaanesnsan (Seeds) Gatherings
Join us to process and package local seed relatives, swap seeds with other gardeners and learn/plan for the season to come. Seeds and traditional food gifts for all who attend. We will have Bear Island Flint Corn (an Ojibwe variety) available. These gatherings are in partnership with Sault Tribe so one is here at farm and the second is in the Soo - anyone can attend either or both. Please contact Kat at (906) 322-1864 so we have a headcount for a traditional foods meal provided and the local food gifts we will be giving away.
Gnoozhikaaning Gathering
Saturday, Feb. 10
11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Waishkey Bay Farm
Bahweting Gathering
Monday, Feb. 19
5 p.m.-7 p.m. at Niigaanagiizhik Building

Wiisinidaa Mnomiijim (Let's Eat Good Food)
Monday, Feb. 12
5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Rabbit Snaring with Dennis Carrick
Join us for this monthly gathering and potluck to share food, stories and traditional knowledge. Fingers crossed we will be enjoying some wabooz naboob (rabbit soup) before getting hands-on and checking some snares at the farm. Don't worry if you don't have time to make something for the potluck—we always have more than enough! No pre-registration required.

Ziinzibaakwad Workshop
Sunday, March 3
10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Waishkey Bay Farm
Join us to learn about canning maple syrup and making maple confections including maple cream, maples sugar and maple candies. Guest instructor Joe VanAlstine from Midewigaan Provisions. Lunch is provided. We won't be going into traditional teachings, tapping, collecting and boiling down as Bucko and Jesse in Bay Mills Culture already offer that education for the community and BMCC classes. Contact Connie Watson to register at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 906‑248‑8363.

Nikag Wiiyaas Sausage Making Workshop
Saturday, March 9
10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Waishkey Bay Farm
Join us to learn how to make goose sausage with Dennis Carrick. Lunch is provided and includes BBQ nikag. Register with Connie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 906‑248‑8363. Nikag were harvested in support of Bay Mills Biological Services management plan for manoomin (wild rice).

Wiisinidaa Mnomiijim (Let's Eat Good Food)
Monday, March 11
5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Fun with Beeswax
Join us for this monthly gathering and potluck to share food, stories and traditional knowledge. This month we will be learning about making beeswax candles and salves—everyone will get to make and take some home. Don't worry if you don't have time to make something for the potluck—we always have more than enough! No pre-registration required.

Tribal Agriculture & Hemp Summit
Thursday, Feb. 29
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Mich.
Event summary for Tribal Agriculture and Hemp Summit at msu.edu

Waishkey Bay Farm Flyers

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
Notice of Election
January 26, 2024

Attached is the Sault Tribe Notice of Election for the tribe’s 2024 Election.

2024 Notice of Election

The Sault Tribe Board of Directors’ Workshop Agenda for Jan. 30, 2024, is the following (times are approximate):

Closed Session, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Gaming Commission Quarterly Meeting, Budgets, Health Report, Executive Reports – Governmental Condensed.

Afternoon Session, 1 p.m.: OHTE Lease to Purchase Program; 2 p.m.: Contract and Signature DRAFT Policies; 3 p.m.: Inland Licensing

To attend the scheduled workshop, except for closed session or items, go to https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84149623333. Those who have already registered to Zoom Board of Directors meetings need not register for workshops.

Workshop Agenda

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