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You’re invited to United Way of the EUP’s Annual Giving Thanks Food Distribution Nov. 21, 10 a.m. -12 p.m., at LSSU Norris Center, Bud Cooper Gymnasium, 1000 Meridian in Sault Ste. Marie. 

This no-cost food distribution event was developed to help local families in need.  Please bring your own boxes or bags to carry out food.

Open to anyone needing a little extra to get them through the holiday. Registration begins at 10 a.m. (minimal information is collected in case of food recall, and to help us see where the greatest need is in our population).

UWEUP Giving Thanks Distribution Flyer

Unit 1
Sault Ste. Marie:
Big Bear Arena (Ages 0-12)
Dec. 14, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Contact- Jill Lawson

Kinross Recreation Center
Dec. 7, 1 p.m.
Contact- DeeDee Frasure

Unit 2
DeTour Township Hall
Dec. 8, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Contact- Lisa Burnside

Hessel Tribal Center
Dec .14, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Contact- Lisa Burnside

LMAS District Health Department
Dec. 6, 6 – 8 p.m.
Contact- Lois Bryant
906‑293‑8181, ext. 73700

Unit 3
St. Ignace
Kewadin Shores Event Center
Dec. 15, 1 – 4 p.m.
Contact- Keith Massaway or Bridgette Sorenson
906‑322‑3802, Keith or 906‑430‑0536, Bridgette

Unit 4
Escanaba Civic Center, 225 N. 21st. Escanaba
Dec. 7, 12 – 3 p.m. (parents must pre-register children)
Contact- Darcy Morrow, 906‑298‑1888 or
Denise Chase, 906‑203‑2471
All kids must be accompanied by an adult.

Manistique Tribal Center
Dec. 8, 12 – 3 p.m. (parents must pre-register children)
Contacts- Darcy Morrow (906) 298-1888 or
Denise Chase (906) 203-2471
All kids must be accompanied by an adult.

Unit 4 & Unit 5
NMU – University Center
Dec. 21, 12 – 3 p.m. (ages 0-12) (parents must pre-register children)
Contact- Boyd Snyder, 906‑360‑9572 or
Kevin Tillison, 906‑235‑0959

Unit 5
Munising Tribal Center
Dec. 7, 1 – 3 p.m.
Contact- Jen Myers

Children’s Christmas Parties Flyer

Special Advisory Election Results 110719The Sault Tribe Special Advisory Election vote count was held Nov. 7, 2019. Unofficial results show candidate Betty Freiheit winning against fellow candidate Debra-Ann Pine, 1370 votes to 993 votes. 

Freiheit will fill the Unit I vacancy following the death of Unit I Director Denny McKelvie. The term ends June 25, 2020.

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. —A regular meeting of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors is scheduled at the Kewadin Casino, in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., starting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Matters raised by the membership precede the meeting from 4 to 5 p.m.

Resolutions on the agenda:
• Bud Mod: Ed: - TED Grant Extension,
• ED: - TED Grant New Internal Auditor,
•Adam Walsh – SORNA,
• Recovery Hospital,
• Saving Lives Grant,
• Sault Tribe Thrive,
• FY 2020 Bud Doc 004 Enterprises,
• FY 2020 Cap Ex Enterprises,
• Midjim Liquor License (2),
• Kewadin Casinos Liquor License (5),
• 2020 BIA Self Governance,
• Trust Land Lease – Massaway,
• Trust Land Lease – Aikens,
• Chippewa County Foundation,
• Well Drilling – M-28 Parcel,
• Recovery Hospital Business Plan.
• IHS Multi Year Funding Agreement,
• Meritain Health and Delta Dental,
• Lansing CDA Negotiations.
• Limited Waiver – White Pine Liquor License,
• Est. Tribal Labor Law/Independent Appeals Policy,
• Two Percent Side-Aside –Rebuild Land Claims,
• People Decide Tribal Referendum/Chair Exec. Authority,
• Est. Chair as Lead Negotiator for 2020 Consent Decree,
• Reopen Rolls for eligible Sault Tribe Enrollment

Under new business, the board will consider committee request, asst. executive director and board concerns.

November 5 Meeting Resolutions

Hear ye, Hear ye, to all the lords and ladies of the land! Hospice of the EUP invites thee to the Madrigal Dinner Celebration at Kewadin Casino's DreamMaker's Theater. The hearth will glow as our Yule log burns, and we welcome in the Christmas season. Join us starting at 6 p.m. on Dec. 6 and 7, and our new Sunday afternoon time of 2 p.m. on Dec. 8, for our Wassail reception with entertainers and booths in the hallway.

The theater doors will open as the herald trumpets blow, bidding you enter for our medieval dinner, which will enrapture and delight all of our guests, young and old. We promise a wonderful night with exciting new acts and a couple of returning favorite numbers. All proceeds from the show benefit Hospice of the EUP. Tickets available at the Kewadin Casino Box Office. For more information, contact us via our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HospiceoftheEUPMadrigalDinner/. We hope to see you for our celebration! WASSAIL!

Madrigal Dinner Celebration 2019, 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6, and Saturday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m.; 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8, DreamMakers Theater, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.        

For more information, call 1-800-KEWADIN or visit www.kewadin.com.

Unit I
Sheila Berger, 906‑635‑6050, ext. 26359
906‑259‑2983 (cell)
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sault Tribe Administration, 523 Ashmun St., Sault Ste. Marie

Unit II and III
Clarence Hudak, 906‑430‑2004 (cell)
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sault Tribe Lambert Center, 225 Wa Seh Dr., St. Ignace, 906‑643‑2124 (office)

Units IV and V
Mary Jenerou, 906‑450‑7011
Nov. 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 at Munising Health Center, 906‑387‑4614
Nov. 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 26 at Manistique Health Center, 906‑341‑8469
Nov. 18 at Escanaba Penn Star, 906‑786‑2636
Nov. 25 at Marquette Tribal Health Center, 906‑225‑1616

Sanderson Field Municipal Airport (ANJ) at 2144 Meridian St. in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., is offering Aircraft Maintenance and Repair classes. Open to the public. No cost to attend! Scheduled classes begin Oct. 24, 2019, every Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m. Hosted by Great Circle Aviation Services. RSVP at 906‑635‑0252. See flyer for more information.

Sanderson Field Classes Flyer

Absentee ballots give all voters the ability to submit their vote by mail in advance. There is now no need for an excuse to vote and anyone can use this process.  All individuals including those who may have difficulty making it to the polls can use this process. Requests to have an absent voter ballot mailed to you must be received by your clerk no later than 5 p.m. the Friday before the election.

For more information see:

Nov. 2019 new voter rights flyer

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. —The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has enacted a law to prohibit use and possession of electronic cigarettes by adolescents, prohibit the sale of e-cigarettes and their use in certain locations.

The new law was put into effect due to health concerns and their appeal to teens.

“This Tribal Code change was developed by Legal and the Tribal Court with intent of protecting our children,” Vice Chairman DJ Hoffman said. “It’s an excellent example of our board and staff working together in a positive manner.”

The Sault Tribe Board of Directors approved the resolution below at its Oct. 15 meeting:

Amending Tribal Code Chapter 71: Criminal Offenses Limiting Electronic Cigarette

WHEREAS, tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, causes numerous diseases and contain highly addictive nicotine; and

WHEREAS, adolescents are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of nicotine; and

WHEREAS, adolescents use of electronic cigarettes has risen according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration; and

WHEREAS, electronic cigarettes are being marketed in ways that appeal to adolescents; and

WHEREAS, the danger of electronic cigarettes to adults is not yet fully understood; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors desires to limit the use and availability of electronic cigarettes on tribal lands for both adults and adolescents due to health concerns.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Tribal Code Chapter 71: Criminal Offenses is amended as attached to prohibit use and possession of electronic cigarettes by adolescents, prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes to any individual and to prohibit the use in certain locations. 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Tribal Administration is hereby directed to stop all sales of electronic cigarettes and related products.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Kewadin Casinos Gaming Authority is requested to stop all sales of electronic cigarettes and related paraphernalia.

2019 Advisory Election Primary ResultsThe Sault Tribe Special Advisory Election Primary vote count was held Oct. 17, 2019. The two top vote getters, Betty Freiheit with 654 votes and Debra-Ann Pine with 627 votes, will run in the general election. 

Oct. 18 is the deadline for contests relating to the vote count. General election ballots will be mailed to voters Oct. 23 and general election day is Nov. 7. 

Unofficial election results from Oct. 17:
Nichole Causley, 450
Betty Freiheit, 654
Carly Lewis, 170
Sheryl McKerchie, 351
Debra-Ann Pine, 627

The Special Advisory Election for was held to fill the Unit I vacancy following the death of Unit I Director Denny McKelvie. The term ends June 25, 2020.

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