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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 Nov. 29 at the Sault Kewadin Casino, in person or via Zoom, https://zoom.us/j/96906911516.

“Matters Raised by the Membership” 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/96906911516.

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

On the agenda under Resolutions is: ACFS – Funeral Assistance, Health – Manistique Administration, Health – Manistique Dental and Third Party, Health – Manistique Optical and Third Party, Health – Meetings & Events and Third Party, Health – Sault Dental , Legal – Special Projects, Shipping & Receiving – Capital Expenditures, Adam Walsh (SORNA),Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Document – Enterprises, Fiscal Year 2023 Capital Purchases – Enterprises, Partial Waiver, Authorization to Convey Property – 916 Ashmun, Trust Land – Sault Tribe Construction, Trust Land – St. Paul Addition, Trust Land – Middledorf Parcel, Trust Land – John McNaughton’s Addition, Tribal Liquor License – Kewadin Casino Sault, Tribal Liquor License – Kewadin Shores Casino, Tribal Liquor License – Kewadin Casino Hessel, Tribal Liquor License – Kewadin Casino Manistique, Tribal Liquor License – Kewadin Casino Christmas, Tribal Liquor License – Midjim Sault, Tribal Liquor License – Midjim St. Ignace, U.S. Dept. of Energy and Clean Cities, Approve 2022 Telehealth Survey, Approve Application for National Tribal Broadband Grant, SSBCI Capital and Technical Assistance Application, Operational Solutions Provided by Sault Tribe Inc., Trust Land Lease Cancellation – Trotter, Trust Land Lease – Molina , Auth. to Negotiate Property and Inventory Disposition, Crane Lease Covenant, Special Advisory Elections: Appointment of Candidates, Approving Governmental Budget Policy, Approving EDC Budget Policy, Nullification of Agreement, and Comprehensive Classification Compensation Study.

Under New Business, the board will consider: Relinquishments, Committee Appointments, Board Calendar 2023, Publish Nov. 1, 2022, Workshop in its Entirety, Election Attorneys Contract Renewal, Native American Critical Issues Conference, Commercial Fishing License Transfer, Indian Energy, and Board Concerns.

November 29 Meeting Resolutions

Sew your own Mitts before Christmas
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MJIKAAWANAK
By Anishnaabe Waabwayaanh (Teresa Flamand)
Dec. 10, 2022, at 9 a.m.
Kewadin Casino Sault Drummond Island Conference Room 2nd Floor
2186 Shunk Road in Sault Ste. Marie

Prices pending on sizes.
Limited Participants. Reserve your seats.
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Ojibwe Moose Hide Mitts Workshop Flyer

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. —The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will hold a special meeting beginning 5 p.m. on Nov. 22 at the Sault Kewadin Casino Whitefish Point Room, in person or via Zoom, https://zoom.us/j/96906911516.

“Matters Raised by the Membership” 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/96906911516.

Those who have already registered for Zoom meetings need not register again.

On the agenda under Resolutions is: Second Addendum to Commercial Purchase Agreement, and Amended and Restated Asset Purchase Agreement.

Under New Business is Board Concerns.

November 22 Meeting Resolutions

The following Sault Tribe 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 Katelynn Griffin at 523 Ashmun Street, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783, or call 906‑635‑6050 with any questions.

Anishinaabe Cultural Committee - Ten vacancies - five males (4-year term), five females (4-year term)
Child Welfare Committee - Five vacancies (4-year term)
Election Committee - Two vacancies (4-year term)
Health Board - Three vacancies (4-year term)
Housing/Utility Authority - Two vacancies (4-year term)
Special Needs/Enrollment Committee - Unit I: 2 vacancies, Unit II: 2 vacancies, Unit III: 2 vacancies, Unit V: 1 vacancy (2-year term)

Elder Advisory Committee
Unit I - Sault - One alternate vacancy (4-year term)
Unit II - Hessel - One alternate vacancy (4-year term)
Unit II – Naubinway - One regular vacancy (4-year term)
Unit III - St. Ignace - One alternate vacancy (4-year term)
Unit V - Marquette - One alternate vacancy (4-year term)

Elder Subcommittee
Unit I - Sault - Two alternate vacancies (4-year term)
Unit ll - Hessel - One alternate vacancy (4-year term)
Unit ll - Newberry - One regular vacancy, one alternate vacancy (4-year term)
Unit III - St. Ignace - One regular vacancy (4-year term)
Unit IV Manistique - One regular vacancy, one alternate vacancy (4-year term)
Unit IV - Escanaba - One regular vacancy (4-year term)
Unit V - Munising - One alternate vacancy (4-year term)

Kewadin Gift Shop SaleThe Sault Ste. Marie Kewadin Casino Gift Shop is having a Pre-Holiday Sale starting today Nov. 14 through Nov. 30. Get 25% off clothing, giftware, souvenirs, jewelry, publications and plush!

Excluded from the sale: already reduced items, food, beverages, amenities, newspapers, nicotine products and tribal artwork.

The Board of Directors meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022.

Below are Sault Tribe Children’s Christmas events scheduled so far. We will keep updating this list as we receive new information. So, if your unit party isn't listed, please check back later.

Unit III Children’s Christmas Drive-Thru Dec. 4
St. Ignace Drive-Thru Kids Christmas Party Dec. 4 at the Kewadin Shores Casino 5 to 8 p.m.
Outdoor event. Drive-Thru only. Special guests and treats.
For questions, contact Unit III Directors Bridgett Sorenson (906‑430‑0536) or Shawn Borowicz (906‑379‑8511).

Unit I Sault Children’s Christmas Drive-Thru Dec. 5‑6
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Children’s Drive-Thru Christmas party for children ages 0-12 at the Big Bear Arena, 2 Ice Circle in Sault Ste. Marie:
Dec. 5, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. for head of households with last names starting with A-L.
Dec. 6, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. for head of households with last names starting with M-Z.
Please fill out the form below for each child in the household.
Sault Tribe Unit I Children Christmas Party 2022:
https://forms.gle/EELHUSiFTEZ4VGsAA 

Unit V Children’s Christmas Drive-Thru Dec. 11
Unit V Tribal Children’s Drive-Thru Christmas Party Dec. 11, 12 to 2 p.m., Youth Education Building, N6379 Atmik Ameg Dr. in Wetmore. Ages birth to 13 years. Sign up before Nov. 23. Call Jenn Meyer at 906‑450‑5246.

Newberry Unit II Kids Christmas Party Dec. 14
Dec. 14 at 5:30 p.m.
Location: Basement of the Luce Co. Health Dept., 14150 Hamilton Lake Rd. in Newberry
Please call 906‑293‑8181 by Nov. 30 to register tribal kids ages 14 and under.
Special guest: SANTA
Kids must be accompanied by an adult.

Hessel Unit II kids Christmas Party Dec. 17
Dec. 17 at 12 p.m.
Location: Hessel Tribal Center
Please contact Kara to register, 906‑484‑2298.

Unit IV Sault Tribe Children’s Christmas Parties Dec. 17‑18
You are invited to either Christmas party.
Sit Down Traditional Christmas Party
Date: Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022
Time: 12-3 p.m. EST
Location: Manistique Tribal Health Center, 5698W US Highway 2, Manistique, MI 49854
OR
Drive-Through Christmas Party
Date: Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022
Time: 12-3 p.m. EST
Location: Escanaba YEA, on Escanaba Tribal Housing Site, 1226 Wigob, Escanaba, MI 49829
Must pre-register your child—provide name and age by Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. EST
Please text or call Kimberly Hampton at 906‑440‑8138

2022 Children’s Christmas Parties

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Job Openings

JKL Bahweting Anishnabe Public School Academy is accepting applications.

JKL is a K-8 Michigan public charter school dedicated to outstanding educational experiences, serving approximately 600 students. JKL School offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an 80 percent employer paid health premium, state retirement/pension, tuition reimbursement, PTO, sick time, life insurance, EAP services, and other optional insurances.

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. —The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will hold a special meeting beginning 5 p.m. on Nov. 8 at the Sault Kewadin Casino Whitefish Point Room, in person or via Zoom, https://zoom.us/j/96906911516.

Those who have already registered for Zoom meetings need not register again.

On the agenda under Resolutions is: Temporary Hold on ARPA Fund Projects, and Land Purchase for Cultural and Traditional Use.

Under New Business is Board Concerns.

November 8 Meeting Resolutions

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 Nov. 1 at the Sault Kewadin Casino, in person or via Zoom, https://zoom.us/j/96906911516.

“Matters Raised by the Membership” will be held at 4 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/96906911516.

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

On the agenda under Resolutions is: Sault Tribe Opioid Prevention and Response, ACFS - Culturally Specific Underserved, Governmental Admin Staff and Indirect Costs, Governmental Admin. Executive Office and Indirect Costs, Indirect Membership Services and Indirect Costs, Approving Sault Tribe Spatial Fire Management Plan, Sault Tribe Corporate Charter Board Appointment, Bureau of Indian Affairs Self Governance Annual Funding, Appointing Workers Compensation Committee Members, Construction of Fish Catch Kettle and Drain System, USDA Reconnect Program Authorize Representative Request, and Administration on Aging (AOA) Application.

Under New Business, the board will consider Committee Appointments and Board Concerns.

November 1 Meeting Resolutions

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