Community Meetings

Members of the Sault Tribe Board of Directors will be hosting meetings throughout Michigan to answer any questions for tribal members and the community.  We’ll also have a hand out available:  Kewadin Lansing Casino: More Information For You

The schedule is as follows:

Feb. 1: 11:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. at Nokomis/Mishomis Place, Sault Ste. Marie

Feb. 2: 2 p.m. at Munising Tribal Center, Munising

Feb. 2: 5 p.m. at Marquette Holiday Inn, Marquette

Feb. 3: 6 p.m. at Kewadin Casinos, Sault Ste. Marie

Feb. 7: 6 p.m. at the school, Kincheloe/Kinross

Feb. 9: 7 p.m. at the community center, Sugar Island

Feb. 10: 6 p.m. at Willabees restaurant, Brimley

Feb 8: 6 p.m. at Manistique Tribal Center, Manistique

Feb. 13: 6 p.m. at McCann School, St. Ignace

Feb. 16: 7 p.m. at the Willow Creek Building, Escanaba

Feb. 17: 1 p.m. at Tribal Community Center immediately after the monthly Elder committee, Newberry

Feb. 20: 1 p.m. at Tribal Center immediately after the noon meal, Hessel

Feb. 29: 7:30 p.m. at community center after elder meal, Naubinway

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  1. darlene olson

    will there be monies put back into the elder fund so our check in janurary will not be so small…

    • HI Darlene,

      Yes. The money we use to purchase the land will come from the Land Claim Fund. Using the interest of this fund for the purchase is what allows us to oput the land into trust. We will, however, be sure that the elder checks will be the same amount as it were to be if we did not make the purchase.

      In addition, 10% of the annual income the Tribe receives from the project will go directly into the Tribe’s Self Sufficiency Fund. This fund supports programs and services that benefit elders and provides resources to explore future economic development opportunities. Another 3% of the annual revenues will be distributed among and deposited in the following funds: the Elder Health Self-Sufficiency Fund, the Elder Employment Self-Sufficiency Fund, the Funeral Assistance Self-Sufficiency fund, and the Education Assistance Self-Sufficiency Fund. Another 2% of the annual income to the Tribe from this project will be deposited into a fund to establish a college scholarship program for tribal members regardless of blood quantum, similar to what the City of Lansing is doing with their 2%.

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