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NOVEMBER 2017 A publication of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians All Rights Reserved ©

Photo by Jared Sonderegger, Editor

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution to Recognize the First Day of October as Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day to celebrate Native American culture and to honor the commitment of Indigenous People in preserving our Natural Resources. The resolution was presented to Tribal Council by the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners Chairman, William Bunek and fellow representatives at the September 27th TCSS.

ANNUAL Veteran’s Feast

ALL VETERANS, EAGLE STAFFS, SINGERS & DANCERS INVITED!

AMERICAN LEGION POST #120 & AUXILIARY

HONORING VETERANS of ALL NATIONS POWWOW

Friday, November 10th, 2017

GTB Charlevoix Site

10085 Wa-Ba-Noong Mi-Kun, East Jordan, MI

Potluck Feast 5:00pm (Please bring a dish to pass) Grand Entry 7:00pm HEAD STAFF*

MC Isadore Toulouse Arena Director JD Gibson Head Veteran Walker Stonefish, USMC Head Male Dancer Bnaaswi Biiaaswah, USMC Head Female Dancer Danielle Becenti, U.S. Army *Sponsored by Petoskey Public Schools Title VI

INVITED DRUMS Elk Spirit Spirit Lake Bear River

Date:

Sault Ste Marie, Ontario Petoskey, Michigan Petoskey, Michigan

SPECIALS TBA!!!!!!!

SPONSORS, DONATIONS, & VOLUNTEERS STILL WELCOME For more information or for Vendor sign up call RJ Smith, GTB Youth Intervention Specialist Cell# 231/866-6360 or Office# 231/534-7065

Time:

Kateri Tekakwitha Church Dining Hall 2753 N. West Bayshore Dr. Peshawbestown, MI 49628

GRAVESITE MEMORIAL

Veteran’s Group photo RAFFLE TO BE HELD AFTER LUNCHEON

(Pot Luck-bring dish to pass)

AMERICAN LEGION POST #120 & AUXILIARY GENEVA “MIKI” PINO POST COMMANDER TINA FRANKENBERGER AUXILIARY PRESIDENT

Contact Information: Donna Swallows Phone: 231-534-7130 Linda DePetro: 231-313-9411

H O N O R I N G O U R V E T E R A N S


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EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE 911 PER CAP HOT LINE 231-534-7372 JOB HOT LINE 1-888-2946 TRIBAL GOV 231-534-7000 TRIBAL POLICE 231-534-7777 FIRE DEPARTMENT 231-534-7666 TRIBAL COURT 231-534-7050 GOV SWITCHBOARD 231-534-7750 TOLL FREE 1-866-534-7750

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EVENTS Nov. 10th Charlevoix Veterans Powwow

Breakfast with Santa Dec.16th! More info to follow in Dec. Issue of GTB NEWS.

For the past several months I have been putting a lot of effort and time into fully understanding the finances of the Tribe. Throughout this time I have also sharing all of the information that I gain with the membership. Let me ask a question: In all the years that we’ve been in gaming as a Tribe, how many of us have ever seen financial audits from EDC? None of us. In fact this year is the first time in history that we’ve released EDC audit information to the membership. I believe in moving forward in a positive way, sometimes that means bringing problems to the surface and addressing them. The work that I am doing on behalf of GTB is to benefit ALL of us. The bias against me in for bringing this information forward continues and is evident by false accusations against me. Why wouldn’t we all want this information shared with the membership? We need your input on how we have been doing business and how we are going to move forward into the future for our TRIBE. I ran as Chairman to provide transparency in information and communication to the membership and I promised accountability. Our own Tribal ordinance that governs the revenue of the Tribe is called the Revenue Allocation Ordinance or the RAO. This ordinance law REQUIRES that we provide EDC information ANNUALLY to the membership. The time is now to engage and continue to engage the membership to truly see how we are managing our revenue. It is through research and asking questions that I have found that we are not minding our finances very well. In fact we are paying for non-gaming losses that span many years from our only cash making business— Turtle Creek Casino and Hotel and the amount of losses is staggering--in the millions. When I first reviewed the EDC audits for the years of 2014-2015-2016, the first thing I seen was that all but two businesses were losing money. This means that 8 of 10 businesses are running at a LOSS and Turtle Creek is paying for those losses, meaning we as Tribal


N OVE MB E R 2017 / Ba a s hkaado din Giiz is ( F RE EZING M O O N) members have been paying for those losses. And management is not being held accountable. I have heard what should we do close down those businesses and lose jobs. To which I respond, we have over 4,000 members in GTB we need to be thinking of all of their benefits they are losing due to losing business practices we continue to allow. Several Council members said they could refute the losses shown on the audits and that was several weeks back, I am still waiting to see this. I ran as Chairman of GTB, because I believe in our Tribe and our people. For too long we have been left in the dark not being provided information about the business affairs of our Tribe. I am not satisfied with how we are progressing, in fact from what I have seen I can say we are stagnant in our businesses.

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Commerce has forever been transformed-and the gaming industry is compelled to reinvent itself. The traditional casino layout is in direct conflict with the highly social environment and expectations coveted by Millennials. We need to evaluate the graphics and popularity of arcade games. Along with the skill and competitiveness of eSports to look at products that will attract Millennials to the gaming floor.

The GTB Government created the EDC and LLC to produce revenue for the Tribe and Tribal members; therefore it is important that we closely observe the business management of our Economic Development Corporation and any enterprise we created. We need to ensure that we are maximizing our potentials to increase profits, make How many Tribal Councils do we have to go through to get careful and resourceful investments, prepare for our future more attention on the EDC businesses? I am determined endeavors, and work to make the lives of our members on seeing a turn-around in all the businesses and diversify better through the provision of services, healthcare, even further in business ventures while I am in office. housing, jobs, and percap payments. GTB first! GTB members first! Protect our future and protect our assets. Members may see a slight increase in percap, however overall EDC revenues are continuing to decline. We cannot Plans for Future: • Herkner Housing Development is underway in just look at lowering expenses at our businesses, we need Traverse City. We recently learned that the avto have profitable businesses, and plan for ways to increase erage price of a home in Grand Traverse and revenues. Leelanau County is between $300-400 thousand. The average citizen cannot afford homes I would like us hire managers that are determined and that expensive. It is important that we work commissioned to ensure we are profitable in all on providing housing to our members and the businesses; prepare for greater profitability in growth of our community. our Future and have a plan to show what type of • Fiber Optics is a venture that is underway and I return on investment we have generated for Tribal will be providing a separate article on this topic members and the growth of our Tribe. Some may in the very near future. think that I am against our managers, I am not however, I • Next Year’s membership meeting will be Octoam saying we need to address our current business issues ber 20, 2018, at the Grand Traverse Resort and with a plan and time lines before we think about moving Spa in the Governor’s Hall. forward in other ventures. Megwetch! That brings me to the new proposed casino and hotel in Peshawbestown. I am not against developing or Chairman Thurlow “Sam” McClellan constructing a better casino and hotel in Peshawbestown, but I want to ensure we are planning and spending based on conservative figures. I say this because the EDC audits Nov 3rd have clearly shown that LSC does make money and has been running at a loss for several years. WE must be smart Katherine Raphael Ghost Supper 12pm - 8pm business managers and planners to secure the future for 11112 E. Kitigan-Mi-Kun Peshawbestown, MI ALL of our members. The current business plan I have seen for the proposed casino and hotel do NOT show John Family Ghost Supper 2 pm - ?? how we are going to increase revenues and I am ready to 2588 N Peshawbestown Rd. Peshawbestown, MI see a plan that will work and is planning for a return on investment from our Tribal revenues. Raphael/Wabanimkee Ghost Supper 5pm - ??

GHOST SUPPERS

Are we ready for the demand that is coming? Tribal gaming has grown for seven consecutive years, reaching $30.7 billion in annual revenue in 2016. The industry is represented by 244 sovereign Indian nations operating more than 470 casinos. Driven by technology and innovation, consumer spending habits are changing rapidly. One-half of all Americans are under 38 years of age. The oldest Millennial is just shy of 38 and the youngest celebrated his eighteenth birthday. In a few short years, Millennials will account for one-third of all retail spending and more than one-half the workforce. The explosion in the use of smart phones helped create a social media revolution with massive amounts of digital content and entertainment opportunities.

8160 NW Bayshore Dr.

Northport, MI

NOV 4th Sharon K Wasageshik Ghost Supper 6pm- ?? 2660 Beems-Kwa-Ma Peshawbestown, Mi 49682

Anderson Ghost Supper 4 pm - ?? 2120 N East St. Lansing, MI NOV 6th Anderson/Shananaquet/Alberts Ghost Supper 4 pm - ?? 6805 Carin Hwy Kewadin, MI NOV 12th Kelly Family Ghost Supper 2 pm - ?? 503 E. State St. Fife Lake, MI


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WELCOME NEW EMPLOYEES GTB News would like to acknowledge the employees that were recently hired. Welcome, and the best of luck on your new career paths.

Nicole Krumrie Clinical Social Worker

Christine Newstead EHS Assistant Teacher

Michelle Shaw Community Health Representative

Zachary Dean Firefighter II/EMT

Jennifer Burfield Wastewater Operator Apprentice

 

Mary Pelcher Tribal Manager and Kathy Bowers Diabetic Educator went to the Diabetes in Indian Country conference September 19-21. The 3-day conference started with key note speaker Dr. Ann Bullock MD the Director of the Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention. She spoke about updates on the Special Diabetes Program for Indians(SDPI), the state of diabetes in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) people, and the next steps for the future. Dr. Bullock reported that kidney failure, retinopathy, and diabetes prevalence has decreased over the last few years due to better diabetes care from Indian health care teams. Kidney failure from diabetes among AI/AN adults decreased by 54% (1996-2013). Diabetic retinopathy and macular edema rates in AI/AN adults had decreased over 50% since the 1990s. Also, with blood sugar control the average A1C decreased by 10% between 1996-2016. Preventing/delaying complications from diabetes requires a multidisciplinary teams and management approach to help patients with diabetes control blood pressure, blood sugar, and lipids. Use of kidney protective medications, screening for retinopathy, and foot exams are important in decreasing complications from diabetes. Food insecurity (unable to consistently access or afford nutritionally adequate food) leads to an increased risk for poor blood sugar control. We will be discussing more about food insecurity in the months to come and you may be getting a Food Insecurity Assessment Tool and Resource List to fill out. Another topic discussed at the conference was Early Life Risk Factors. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) lead to increased risk for diabetes and heart disease. ACEs can also lead to obesity, depression, cancer, and stroke. ACEs can also lead to behaviors such as smoking, alcoholism, and drug use. Intervention includes supporting and mentoring youth, addressing food insecurity, addressing behavioral health and substance abuse, and traditional foods and culture. Kathy was asked to present a poster at the poster sessions on Tuesday evening and talk about the work being done here at GTB in our clinic for diabetes care. We will be working on some upcoming classes regarding food insecurity, cooking matters, and cardiac risk factors, in the next few months. Also, we will continue to provide good diabetic care for our patients and monitor outcomes for those living with diabetes.


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OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: SEALED BID

1. 1990 Four Winns with trailer: Minimum Bid $2,500.00

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2. 1977 Stamas Yachts with trailer: Minimum Bid $6,400.00

October 19, 2017 Open to the Public: Sealed Bid - Items for Sale The Grand Traverse Band will be taking bids on various items below. All items are as is. Please see attached bid worksheet. 1. 1990 Four Winns with trailer: Minimum Bid $2,500.00 2. 1977 Stamas Yachts with trailer: Minimum Bid $6,400.00 Bids will be accepted until 5pm on Monday, November 30, 2017 at the government accounting office or by mail to the following address: Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians Attention: Rebecca L. Woods – November 30, 2017 by 5pm EST. 2605 N.West Bay Shore Drive Peshawbestown, MI 49682 Winning bids will be notified by Friday, December 1, 2017. Your payment should be made out to GTB and receipted in at the tribal government Accounting Department and must be in the form of money order, cash or credit card by 5pm on Monday, December 4, 2017 no exceptions. We look forward to hearing from you. Respectfully, Rebecca L. Woods Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians GRAND TRAVERSE BAND OF OTTAWA AND CHIPPEWA INDIANS - Sealed BID WORKSHEET- DUE JULY 17, 2017 BY 5PM EST. IN THE GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTING BUILDING Tribal Member's Name: Tribal Member's ID: Year

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Tribal Member Signature: *PAYMENT IS DUE ON JULY 19, 2017 by 5pm EST. for winning bids to Government Accounting Office - cash, money order or credit card Description

Mileage

2006 Keystone RV Outback Series M-25 1990 Four Winns with trailer 1977 Stamas Yachts with trailer 1985 Crestliner with trailer 1991 Boston Whaler with trailer

Mininum Bid Bid a) Must be in dollar format Example $1,000.50 b) All unclear bid(s) will be thrown out c) We suggest that you use cents to avoid ties d) You can bid on more than one item $ 4,700.00 $ $ 2,500.00 $ $ 6,400.00 $ $ 1,600.00 $ $ 300.00 $

***Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians reserves the right: 1) to not sale a vehicle(s), 2) not to accept a bid, and 3) resale unclaimed vehicles.

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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2018 Tribal Council Meetings

Tribal Council Meetings are held twice a month: Tribal Council Regular Session - The third Wednesday of each month. Tribal Council Special Session - The last Wednesday of each month. Deadline to TMO by 10:00 a.m. on:

January

TCRS 01/17/18 TCSS 01/31/18

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

01/09/18 01/23/18

February

TCRS 02/21/18 TCSS 02/28/18

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

02/13/18 02/20/18

March

TCRS 03/21/18 TCSS 03/28/18

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

03/13/18 03/20/18

April

TCRS 04/18/18 TCSS 04/25/18

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

04/10/18 04/17/18

May

TCRS 05/16/18 TCSS 05/30/18

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

05/08/18 05/22/18

June

TCRS 06/20/18 TCSS 06/27/18

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

06/12/18 06/19/18

July

TCRS 07/20/18 TCSS 07/27/18

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

07/12/18 07/19/18

August

TCRS 08/17/18 TCSS 08/31/18

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

08/09/18 08/23/18

September

TCRS 09/21/18 TCSS 09/28/18

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

09/13/18 09/20/18

October

TCRS 10/19/18 TCSS 10/26/18

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

10/11/18 10/18/18

November

TCRS 11/16/18 TCSS 11/30/18

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

11/08/18 11/22/18

December

TCRS 12/21/18

Wednesday

9:30 AM

12/13/18

SORNA: Zones of Restriction 9.06.17

The GTB Code pertaining to registered sex offenders has identified certain areas on Tribal Lands that are restricted zones as follows: “…any school building, on real property comprising any school, or in any conveyance owned, leased, or contracted by a school to transport students to or from school or a schoolrelated activity when persons under the age of eighteen (18) are present in the building, on the grounds or in the conveyance…” Registered sex offenders are prohibited from being present in, loitering, working or taking up residence within 300 feet of these areas, which have been identified as follows: • • • • • •

Benodjenh Center Benzie Satellite Office Camp Alden Charlevoix Satellite Office M-22 Building Youth Opportunities Building

Maps for referencing these restricted zones are available for viewing on the SORNA page of the GTB website and will be posted in buildings throughout the area. The SORNA page can be accessed on the GTB website by clicking on the link for the Public Safety page. The SORNA page will be updated with current information related to the GTB Sex Offender Registry Code, links to community notification websites, and links to community resources. Please contact Denise Johnson, SORNA Coordinator, at 231-534-7370 with any questions.


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All States Tax & Accounting, LLC. WWW.allstatestax.net E-mail: Info@allstatestax.net 900 East Front Street #201, Traverse City, Michigan 49686 Phone: 231-486-6203 / Fax: 231-486-6205

Samantha John: samantha@allstatestax.net Maxine Marciniak: maxine@allstatestax.net

Tribal Discounts to members with a valid Tribal identification card

Important Membership Department Deadlines

November 3, 2017 – Deadline for address change forms and for CANCELLING direct deposit of per capita checks. Please contact the Membership Department at (231) 534-7101

regarding any address changes. PER CAPITA DIRECT DEPOSIT

• If you have not already signed up for direct deposit of your per capita checks, Friday, November 3rd is the deadline to sign up for a direct deposit of your DECEMBER 2017 per capita and all future per capita checks. The form must be received in our office by November 3rd. • This deadline (November 3rd) also applies to those that are currently signed up for direct deposit and wish to change the bank information. • Please Note: If you do not have a valid address on file with the membership office, your per capita direct deposit will be suspended until a valid address is received in the Membership Office. • If you need to change the information for your direct deposit, please submit a new Direct Deposit Agreement form. To request one, you may contact Christina Loucks at (231)534-7131. This form is also available on www.gtbindians.org. • Once completed, the Direct Deposit Agreement form must be mailed in or dropped off at the Government Accounting building. FAXES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. • If you wish to cancel your direct deposit, you need to submit this request in writing to the Per Capita Office or fill out the Direct Deposit Cancellation form. If not using the form, please write that you wish to cancel your per capita direct deposit, sign, date, and include tribal id number and/or social security number. The deadline to cancel your current direct deposit is Wednesday, November 15th. IN THE TRIBAL COURT FOR THE GRAND TRAVERSE BAND OF OTTAWA & CHIPPEWA INDIANS

PUBLICATION NOTICE

Court Address: 2605 North West Bay Shore Drive, Peshawbestown, MI 49682

CASE NO. 2017-2820-CV-CV Court Phone: (231) 534-7050

IN THE MATTER OF:

Augustine Lee Floyd 05/20/1989

TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS, including but not limited to Augustine Lee Floyd and Santana Perez, whose last address is unknown and whose interest in the matter may be bared or affected by the following: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on February 5, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. in the Grand Traverse Band Tribal Court, located at 2605 North West Bay Shore Drive in Peshawbestown, Michigan, 49682, trial will be heard to establish the location of the accident or disaster, the cause of death, and date of the presumed decedent’s death, and if possible, the time of death. __October 24, 2017

Date

Cameron A. Fraser (P71403)

Kaylyn Rose Raphael & Zachariah Augestine Raphael

814 South Garfield Avenue, Suite A

Address

2202 Nishnahbah Mikun

Address

Traverse City, MI 49686

Peshawbestown, MI 49682

Attorney Name

City, State, Zip

Bar Number

(231) 947-0122

Telephone No.

Petitioner

City, State, Zip

======================================================================================================= PUBLISH ABOVE INFORMATION ONLY

Publish 1 time per month for 3 months in the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Newsletter in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Furnish one copy to Cameron A. Fraser, 814 South Garfield Avenue, Suite A, Traverse City, MI 49686. Furnish an affidavit of publication to the Court. Forward statement of publication charges to Cameron A. Fraser, Michigan Indian Legal Services, 814 South Garfield Avenue, Suite A, Traverse City, MI 49686.


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BENZIE ELDER COORDINATOR GLORIA PTAK OFFICE: 534-7824 CELL: 492-4358

ALL ACTIVITIES ARE DRUG & ALCOHOL FREE. PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO CONFIRM ACTIVITY.

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BREAKFAST MANISTEE SHOP 9-12 (LV. @ 8:30)

LUNCH 11:30 LANGUAGE CLASS 12:30-1:30 NURSE KATHY HERE

HOME VISITS

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LUNCH 11:30 CRAFT DAY 12:30-2

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LEELANAU ELDERS GHOST SUPPER

LUNCH 11:30 MINI BINGO 12:30-1:30

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LUNCH 11:30 GAME DAY 12:30-2

LUNCH 11:30 MANISTEE SHOP 1-3 (LV. @ 12:30)

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LUNCH 11:30 MINI BINGO 12:30-1:30

BIRTHDAY BASH T.C. 1-2 (LV. @ 11)

HOME VISITS OFFICES CLOSED VETERAN’S DAY

THANKSGIVING LUNCH/BINGO ALL SITE T.C. 11:30-4 (LV. @ 10)

ALL GOVT. ALL GOVT. OFFICES CLOSED OFFICES CLOSED THANKSGIVING THANKSGIVING

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ALL SITE EUCHRE T.C. 1-4 (LV. @ 11)

NOVEMBER 2017 CHARLEVOIX ELDER’S Activity Calendar

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Exercise Cvx

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All Sites Pool Tourny/Lunch LJ, 11:30-3 pm 15

TC Open Forum 10, Elder’s Advisory/ Lunch, 11:30-2:30 pm

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Language w/Pat Cvx 11:30-2:00 pm

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Mini-Bingo Cvx 12:30-1:30

Shopping Pet. 10-2:00 pm

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Exercise Cvx 10-12 pm

Sewing Cvx 10-12:00 pm

Thu

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Crafts Cvx 10-12:00 pm

Home Visits

Staff Mtg 3-M, 9:30 am

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VETERAN’S DAY

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OFFICES CLOSED

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Birthday Bash 3-M 1-2:00 pm

30 All Sites Euchre, 3-M 1-4:00 pm

to CHANGE. Please call ahead to confirm activity.

Virginia Fields Elder Dept. (O) 231.534.7066 © 231.492.4351

Calendar subject

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Thanksgiving Lunch/Bingo 11:30-2:30 pm

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Offices Closed

Thanksgiving

All Activities are Alcohol & Drug Free Events.

Meal Site is Charlevoix Senior Center, Serves Monday—Thursday From 12-12:30 pm


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Lee - November 2017 Sun

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Greg Bailey 231-492-4976 Wa’Sinade 231-866-1013

Meal Site Time 11:30— 12:45pm

1 Lunch at Cultural

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building.

2 Elders Ghost 3 TC staff supper Meeting 11:30—? 9:30am

6 Lunch at Cultural 7 Lunch at Cultural

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building.

building.

building.

Store Run 9am

Bargain Store 9am

Pool Tournament 11:30am

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building. Elders Advisory / Tribal Council open Form 10am

Craft Day 1:30pm

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TC All Site Thanksgiving Dinner 11:30am

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building.

Store Run 9am

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building.

Leelanau Bingo 1:30pm

building.

building.

TC Birthday Bash 1pm

TC Euchre 1pm

Closed All Activities are Subject to CHANGE call your coordinator To Confirm Activities

All Activities are Alcohol and Drug Free

NOVEMBER 2017 Antrim/Traverse City Sun

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All Activities are [ Sharon @ 534-7710 I Subject to chance (',all to confirm Robbin@ 492-4352 Office# 534-7769 5

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Sewing classes AM

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Office Closed

3 Euchre/ Game Day Lunch@ 11:30 pm

All Activities Are Alcohol

And Drug Free


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HEALTH CARE

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Steps to  Health  –  Walking  off  disease  

Walking is  proven  to  reduce  your  risk  of  heart  disease,  and  reduce  your  risk  for  obesity  and  type  II   diabetes.      In  a  research  study  with  Native  American  Elders  in  Seattle,  Washington  it  was  found  that  daily   walking  can  reverse  the  course  of  the  negative  health  outcomes  of  obesity,  type  II  diabetes  and  heart   disease.  Walking  also  reduces  stress,  and  there  is  strength  in  numbers;  when  you  find  a  walking  partner   you  are  not  just  accountable  to  yourself,  you  inspire  others  to  walk  too.   Using  a  pedometer  you  can  measure  the  number  of  steps  you  are  walking  per  day.    You  can  attach  the   pedometer  to  waist  of  your  pants  or  hook  it  on  a  pocket.    The  pedometer  rests  when  you  rest  and  starts   counting  steps  when  you  walk  4  steps  or  more.      

The best  method  of  getting  steps  in  for  your  walking  exercise  is  to  find  a  safe  place  to  walk.  Walk  in  a   well-­‐lit  area  where  there  is  limited  traffic  and  paved  surfaces;  such  as  the  roads  and  sidewalks  in  the   tribal  housing  areas  and  local  high  school  tracks.    Although  it  is  beneficial  to  walk  outside  in  the  fresh  air,   when  the  weather  doesn’t  permit  there  are  indoor  options  for  walking  to  increase  your  daily  steps:   Ø Walk  in  the  Strongheart  Fitness  Center;  you  can  walk  laps  around  the  gym   Ø Walk  in  the  Grand  Traverse  Mall;  you  can  walk  laps  from  Target  to  Macy’s   Ø Walk  in  the  grocery  store  before  you  add  any  food  to  your  cart  walk  up  and  down  all  the  isles   of  the  store  and  then  start  your  shopping   Ø Walk  in  apartment  hallways;  you  can  walk  laps  in  the  halls  end  to  end  

You may  read  in  magazines  that  10,000  steps  per  day  is  the  goal  for  counting  steps.  This  is  a  goal  that  you   can  set  for  yourself,  but  it  is  more  important  to  set  small  achievable  goals  before  setting  out  on  a  journey   of  10,000  steps  and  then  being  too  sore  to  walk  the  next  day.      

Counting your  steps  

There are  a  number  of  ways  to  count  your  steps:  

Ø There are  a  number  of  commercial  fitness  trackers  that  you  can  buy  that  track  your  steps  and   heart  rate   Ø  If  you  have  an  iPhone  or  Samsung  you  can  use  the  Health  Data  app   Ø If  you  would  like  to  learn  how  to  use  a  pedometer  stop  by  and  see  Beth  in  the  Diabetes  Specialist   office  (Kathy  Bowers,  MSN,  CDE,  RN)  in  the  Medicine  Lodge  on  Wednesdays  and  Thursdays   between  10  &  noon.    She  will  provide  you  with  a  pedometer  and  instructions  on  how  to  use  it.    

Setting your  goal  

Wear your  pedometer  every  day  for  a  week  and  at  the  end  of  each  day  write  down  how  many  steps  you   walked  on  a  calendar.    Every  week  try  to  increase  your  walking  by  500  steps  per  day  until  your  reach   7,500  steps  per  day  or  more.  Remember  the  more  active  you  are  the  more  benefit  you  will  see  from  the   exercise.       If  you  have  any  concerns  about  the  impact  of  walking  on  your  health  check  with  your  doctor,  nurse   practitioner,  or  nurse  diabetes  educator  before  increasing  your  activity  level.  

Holiday Eating  for  Diabetes      

Many holiday  foods  can  sabotage  your  efforts  in  managing  diabetes  for  yourself  or  family  

members with  diabetes.  With  the  holidays  just  around  the  corner  it  is  important  to  be  mindful  about   putting  sugar  into  foods  and  watching  your  carbohydrate  intake.      

Make sure  you  incorporate  traditional  native  foods  into  your  meal  plans.    The  Three  Sisters,  corn,  

beans, and  squash  form  an  important  part  of  many  Native  peoples’  traditional  diet.    These  foods  along  

with lean  meats  or  local  foods  such  as  wild  rice,  baked/broiled  fish  and  fresh  fruits  and  vegetables  will   provide  you  with  essential  vitamins  and  minerals  to  maintain  a  healthy  weight  and  insulin  levels.        

Another trick  to  managing  your  sugar  and  weight  is  to  stop  eating  on  the  run  and  take  a  few  

minutes to  enjoy  your  meals  seated  at  a  table  with  your  family  or  friends.  Savor  each  bite,  appreciate  the   source  and  origin  of  your  food  and  consider  taking  a  walk  with  your  family  after  dinner.  

Here are  some  recommendations  to  keep  your  sugar  and  weight  at  a  healthy  level  and  still  enjoy  

many holidays  to  come.    

Eat This  

Sweet Potato  Casserole  with  Pecan  Topping     (made  with  Stevia  or  Truvia)     Green  Beans,  Broccoli,  or  Brussels  Sprouts     (Roast  or  Steam)  Use  Olive  Oil  instead  of  Butter   Season  with  Salt  and  Pepper     Roasted  Root  Vegetables   (Toss  with  Olive  Oil  &  Salt  &  Pepper  or  other   traditional  spices)  

Wild Rice  /  Brown  Rice  /  Unsweetened  Butternut   or  Acorn  Squash   (Seasoned  with  Olive  Oil,  Salt  &  Pepper  or  other   traditional  spices)   Unsweetened  Apple  Sauce  (Recipe  in  this  Issue)     ½  cup  of  Stuffing  or  Dressing  with  1  small  roll     Pumpkin  Pie  or  Sweet  Potato  Pie     (made  with  Stevia  or  Truvia)   1  small  slice  (1  inch  wide  at  the  top)  with  a   tablespoon  of  whipped  cream  

Limit This  

Sweet Potato  Casserole  with  Marshmallow  Topping   ALARM:    Contains  more  than  a  40  grams  of  sugar   Green  Bean  Casserole   ALARM:  950  mg  of  sodium  per  ¼  cup  serving  

Buttered Corn  or  Corn  Casserole     ALARM:    27  grams  of  carbohydrate  per  ¼  cup   serving     Mashed  Potatoes  and  Gravy   ALARM:    38  grams  of  carbohydrate  &  1060  mg   Sodium  

1 Slice  of  Sweetened  Canned  Cranberry  Sauce       ALARM:    27  grams  of  sugar  per  slice  or  ¼  cup     Fry  Bread  or  Large  Rolls   ALARM:    1  piece  of  Fry  Bread  has  700  calories  and   27  grams  of  fat   Pecan  Pie,  Cool  Whip,  Ice  Cream    


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NEW DOCTOR BIOS

Im Dr. Samantha Haken. I grew up in Northern Michigan and I am very excited to be in Peshawbestown to serve the community. I went to the University of Michigan for my undergraduate degree and Michigan State University for medical school. I spent the last three years in family medicine residency training in Marquette, MI. I see patients of all ages and provide full scope women’s care. I perform a variety of in office procedures. Please come in and see me to establish care for you and your young ones.

The Power  of  Walking  

A Personal  Story  of  the  Journey  to  Health  

As you may all be aware Native Americans experience a higher rate of type 2 diabetes than any other race in the United States. Type 2 diabetes is a preventable and controllable disease and as highlighted by the Indian Health Service, “You can reduce the risk of getting diabetes and perhaps even return blood sugar levels to normal with a small amount of weight loss through healthy eating and increased physical activity.” Below is the personal story of Tina Bailey’s journey to health. I hope it inspires you to start your walking journey too. If you need information and advice on starting your walk to health please reach out to Kathy Bowers, Beth Sieloff or any member of the medical staff in the medicine lodge. I walk daily on a track in a park across the street from my house. I started out once around the track and then went to twice around. I power walk so I can really feel it working my muscles. I then started using 3-pound hand weights to help out. Twice around the track is roughly 30 minutes. I found that I started looking forward to my walks. The scenery is beautiful as opposed to just walking on a treadmill. I see other families out and about and I see kids on the playground and playing basketball, baseball and tennis. There are also critters I see daily and even slugs on rainy days. The benefits I started experiencing was I found the weight was coming off fairly quickly, which surprised me because I didn’t think walking would have so many benefits. The more the weight started coming off the more I wanted keep going and the more I would “up” my walks, such as twice around and adding hand weights (especially since at one point I plateaued and didn’t lose anything for about a month). I even started working out at home on my deck (up and down the steps) and other things to work out more at home. Since I was working out I gave up pop and started eating less as well as giving up the junk. I haven’t given it up completely as I wanted to live a more realistic lifestyle, but I’ve given those things up by about 90%. So for me that’s really good. I haven’t had any cravings for those things, which also surprised me. But on occasion when I do, I think about what I want to accomplish and what I need to do to get there and that usually helps. I also noticed after a while that I could see my calf muscles again. I haven’t seen them in years! I’ve had more energy lately and feel stronger. I’ve lost 21 pounds since July 9th and 2 pants sizes. I still have a ways to go but that’s a good start and I’m happy with my results. Tina Bailey

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I’m Dr. Saheb DNP, NP-C. I am a nurse practitioner with a doctorate education. That means I have all the same education and responsibilities as a regular nurse practitioner but extra training in systems and project development and implementation. I received my undergraduate education at Northern Michigan University and my doctorate degree from Grand Valley State University. I am currently accepting patients ages 12 and older and excited about being a part of the Medicine Lodge team that serves your community’s healthcare needs.

October Harvest of the Month

Apples Easy & Delicious Ways to Eat Apples Apples are convenient, tasty and easy to eat on their own but here are a few ways you can liven up these lunch
box staples all while keeping them 
healthy. Sliced: Sliced apples are an easy and convenient snack especially for children. However, once cut, they quickly start to brown. To prevent this, squeeze some lemon, lime, orange or pineapple juice over sliced apples to keep them as crisp and fresh as the moment they were cut. As a snack: Apple slices and 2 tablespoons of peanut butter is a healthy tasty snack. Mixed into breakfast: Chop or shred apples and mix into plain yogurt, oatmeal or mix into pancake batter. Dehydrated Apple Chips: A great way to prepare apples for easy snacking and light packing is to dehydrate them. Preheat oven to 200°F. Wash and slice your favorite apple variety in 1/4 inch slices. Soaking slices in a bowl of cold water with a tablespoon of lemon juice as you slice. Bake apple slices for two hours turning the slices over half way through. After two hours shut off oven and open door a crack leaving apple slices in the oven for 3 hours to further dry. Store apples in an airtight container for up to one week.

Sugar-free Applesauce Recipe


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NOVEMBER ELDERS BIRTHDAYS GTB News would like to acknowledge this months Elders birthdays! We hope you all had joyous and memorable birthdays filled with friends, family, love, peace and happiness.

“Mino-Dibishkaan!” - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Sincerely, GTB News Staff & The Membership Department.

Last Name Bastien Juralbal Menefee Newstead John Yannett Warrington Yannott Manzano Anderson Boulch Mann Fetterhoff John Boyle Wayeshe Gunderson Jones Paull Raphael Peplinski Antoine Page Gaslin Case Page Reyes Roxbury Fowler Richert Niewiadomski Bennett Johnson Scott Winslow

First Name

Birth Day

William Debra Robin Martin Harry Donald Susannah Mary Gail Erick Treva Diana Sandra Ronald Margaret Anthony George Annette Christine Clayton Eva George Donna Suzanne Janice Catherine Felipe Violet Beula Donna Gerald Bruce Brian Lavern Doris

2-Nov 3-Nov 3-Nov 3-Nov 3-Nov 4-Nov 4-Nov 4-Nov 4-Nov 4-Nov 6-Nov 7-Nov 8-Nov 8-Nov 8-Nov 8-Nov 9-Nov 9-Nov 10-Nov 11-Nov 11-Nov 12-Nov 12-Nov 12-Nov 13-Nov 14-Nov 14-Nov 14-Nov 14-Nov 15-Nov 15-Nov 15-Nov 16-Nov 16-Nov 16-Nov

Last Name Peters Smeltzer Chambers Mattson Seegraves Chippewa Napont Case Peters McGeshick Emery Jacko Doner Kenwabikise-Halpin Stephenson Perez Rizzo Wilson Smith Bastien Lawrence Florip Mayers Crampton Lentz King Waukazoo Munoz Wilson McGrath Two Crow McSauby Hoffman Chippewa Keusch

First Name Thomas Keith Joseph Emil Richard Wyman Clifford John Erma Tammy Marcia Russell Michael Mary Scott Michael Filomena Barbara Anna Bruce Gerald Susan Tama Valerie Doris Jerome Sandra Tammy Joyce Charles Elizabeth James Julye Nancy Jo

Birth Day 17-Nov 17-Nov 18-Nov 18-Nov 18-Nov 19-Nov 19-Nov 19-Nov 19-Nov 19-Nov 20-Nov 20-Nov 20-Nov 20-Nov 21-Nov 21-Nov 22-Nov 22-Nov 22-Nov 23-Nov 23-Nov 23-Nov 24-Nov 24-Nov 25-Nov 25-Nov 25-Nov 26-Nov 27-Nov 29-Nov 29-Nov 29-Nov 30-Nov 30-Nov 30-Nov

2017 SENIOR CITIZEN MARKET FRESH COUPONS Get Yours Before the Season Ends

If you haven’t picked up your coupon book Market Fresh coupons for 2017 do so soon. The Farmers Markets across northern Michigan will start closing at the end of October and you don’t want to miss out on the free and discounted Michigan fresh produce and non-processed agricultural products (such as honey) that are available for free with these coupons.

Stop by the Leelanau County Senior Services office anytime during normal business hours to fill out the application and pick up your coupons. Verification of income IS NOT required. 1 person–Income must be less than $22,311 (1 coupon book) 2 persons–Combined income must be less than $30,044 (2 coupon books)

Market Fresh coupons are available at the Leelanau County Senior Services office at the Leelanau Government Center. There is a limit of one book of coupons per person per year. The coupon books are valued at $20. In order to qualify for the coupons your income must meet the below listed requirements.

Leelanau County Senior Services 8527 E Government Center Dr Suite 106 Suttons Bay 49682 Phone: 231-256-8121

2016 Elders Distribution Checks

As of July 24th, the following members have unclaimed elders checks from 2016 distribution at the Accounting Office. JERRY CHUPP, VIRGINIA LOFGREN, FRANCIS J SHOMIN Please contact Christina Loucks, Senior Accountant, at the Government Accounting Department (231) 534-7131 for further information.


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OBITUARIES

Mary Lou Garza

Robert Lee “Bob” Sells

Charlevoix, MI.

GTB Tribal Elder Traverse City, Michigan

GTB Tribal Elder 6/9/1950 – 10/2/2017

8/7/1962 – 10/7/2017

Sharron MarieAcknowledging (Agosa) Our Schneider Respectfully Loss

Rebecca Warren Fowler Respectfully Acknowledging Our Loss

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Big Rapids, MI. Sacred Fire

Rapid City, MI.

At the home of Donald Yannett

GTBNTribal 2344 West BayMember Shore Dr. 10/15/1973 – 10/19/2017 Peshawbestown, MI

Sacred GTB TribalFire Elder Information to follow. 1/16/1945 – 10/18/2017

Visitation

Visitation

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 5:00-8:00 P.M.

Friday, October 6, 2017 12:00 P.M.-2:00 P.M. Winchester Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes 209 State St. Charlevoix, MI 49720

Martinson Funeral Home 115 N Saint Joseph St Suttons Bay, MI 49682

Funeral Service

Funeral Service

Friday, October 6, 2017 2:00 P.M. Respectfully Acknowledging Our Loss Winchester Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes 209 State St. Charlevoix, MI 49720

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 2:00 P.M.

ELDERS EVENTS

Sacred Fire

Kewadin Indian Mission Church Tabernacle 7250 Cairn Highway Kewadin, MI 49648

Martinson Funeral Home

Respectfully Our Loss 115Acknowledging N Saint Joseph St Suttons Bay, MI 49682

Luncheon to follow service at the Strong Heart Center in Peshawbestown

Celebration of Life Ceremony- Native American Church of the Morning Star

Visitation

Monday, October 23, 2017 10am-2pm Kewadin Indian Mission Church Tabernacle 7250 Cairn Highway Kewadin, MI 49648

Funeral Service

Saturday, November 4, 2017 Beginning at 7:00 PM At the home of Jonathan Ogemaw Fowler 8892 E. Bingham Rd. Traverse City, MI

Memorial Dinner Saturday, October 28, 2017 7:00 pm

Big Rapids, MI Monday, October 23, 2017 For directions or questions please call Jonathan Ogemaw Fowler at 2:00 pm 231-499-5355 Kewadin Indian Mission Church Tabernacle 7250 Cairn Highway Kewadin, MI 49648 Dottie Deverney Benzie/Manistee birthday. Luncheon following funeral service Graveside burial 1:00 pm on Tuesday, October 24 Kateri Tekakwitha Church 2753 N West Bay Shore Dr. Peshawbestown, MI

October 2017 MIEA

Top lady winners from L. to R. Philamena King, Florine Top men winners L. to R. Greg Bailey, Rudy Bailey & Yannot & Harriet Marez. Henry Lewis. - Submitted by Gloria Ptak


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2017 ANNUAL GTB MEMBERSHIP MEETING

The 2017 Annual Membership Meeting was held October 28th at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, Michigan Ballroom. A massive Breakfast buffet was held during registration from 9 to 10 am, accompanied by slide shows depicting government events throughout the year and members who have passed on. Tribal Manager Mary Pelcher emcee’d the event. The opening ceremony Introduced the Community Singers Drum. Eagletown Post 120 Posted the Flags, accompanied by an honor song. This was followed by the Introduction of Tribal Council. Mary Pelcher then invited Chairman McClellan to give his State of the Tribe address. The Chairman spoke about accountability amongst leadership within the tribe. He also recommended being more open to the membership with financial reports. The Tribal Manager then gave her Gov. Operations Report. Mary Pelcher identified the staffing changes which have taken place in the past year. She gave a brief update on the Herkner Rd. property, now known as “Kchi-Noodin Kaamdaaking” in Anishinaabemowin. This translates to“big wind on the hills.” The emcee then asked all Gov. Department Managers up front for a brief introduction and recognition for their hard work. The EDC CEO, Richard Bailey, was then invited up for his updates. He gave an extensive EDC presentation thoroughly explaining the performances

of GTB gaming operations. Mr. Bailey presented the intricacies of marketing strategies for the TCCH, LSC and GTRS and their correlating revenues. Future EDC projects were also discussed. The Open Forum followed shortly after. GTB Elder’s had the floor first. Many valid concerns were voiced by the attending membership. The open forum has been recorded and will be placed in the December newsletter. Due to the limited allotted amount of time for open forum, Tribal Citizens were asked to voice there concerns on gtbmembers.speak. Comment cards were also available throughout the meeting. As the event progressed ticket raffles continued and snacks were available in the hall. Attendees were given red tickets (18 and older) and white tickets (17 and younger) for prizes that were announced throughout the meeting. The Cash Cube was a spectacle for everyone to enjoy. Three GTB citizens were selected for the prize event. The winner of the Cash cube (Duke Maitou) was determined by whoever grabbed the most monopoly dollars while inside the machine. They were then eligible for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place cash prizes. Those who dressed up in Halloween costumes also received special tickets for prizes. Tena John and Krystina Alveshire donated elegantly beaded jewelry for grand prizes. A special Miigwetch to staff for all their hard work, generous vendors with prize contributions, and The membership for a fantastic meeting. We will see you next year, Oct. 20th at GTRS. - by Jared Sonderegger, Editor


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- Photos by Jared Sonderegger, Editor

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Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Elders Program – Elders Emergency Services Aanii GTB Tribal Elders: Tribal Council has approved another fiscal year of funding for the “Elders Emergency Service Component” for FY 18. This program is for all elders living within the six-county service area and there are no income requirement. The guidelines for this service is categorized on your age ranging from $300 to $500. Age Category and amounts: • • •

55-64 years $300 65-70 years $400 71-older $500

The Elders Emergency Service program is to assist elder’s that may have an emergency, but is not limited to any situation. Examples: Food, Heating, cooling, snow removal @ $25/per trip and lawn care up to $25 per cut, appliance purchase, clothing, reimbursement or another emergency. This program can be used in conjunction with LIHEAP and/or HUMAN SERVICES. Each Elder is required to complete an application. In order for the application to be processed in a timely manner, it is important that the directions for this program be followed and completed properly.

Procedures for program are as follows: • • • • • •

Application must be filled out completely, signed and dated by the applicant. Supporting documentation must be submitted with application Assistance request must be for primary residence. Utility vendors that give a lock in rate must be documented by the vendor Reimbursement- Is allowed -show proof of payment. o Can’t reimburse when paid by another GTB program or Agency No income guidelines and is open to all elders living in the service area

This is an exciting service made available for you and we are pleased to announce it. If you have questions about the application process, please contact either the Elders Site Coordinator in your area or The Elders Program main number at (231) 534-7762

Miigwech! GTB Elders Department

FY18 Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Elders Program - Elders Emergency Service Name_______________________________________________ Tribal Id#_________________________ Address__________________________________Birthdate_________________________Age_________ City_________________________________Michigan Zip_________Phone_______________________ Age Category and amounts: • • •

55-64 years $300 65-70 years $400 71-older $500

Vendor/Reimbursement Name:___________________________________________________________ Account Number for bill statement________________________________________________________

• • • •

I understand that I can apply for assistance for: food, heat, cooling, snow removal, lawn maintenance, clothing, appliances, other I understand that payment towards my bill will need a current invoice with my name on it to process Please include a copy of your Tribal Id and Vendor (Utility, Insurance, and Landlord) statement. For Reimbursement: Your Name, item purchased and amount paid on receipt

Application’s Signature ___________________________________________Date___________________

Office Notes:


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GRAND TRAVERSE BAND OF OTTAWA AND CHIPPEWA INDIANS ELDERS AND CULTURAL DEPARTMENT SENIOR FARMERS’ MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM APPLICATION TO RECEIVE BENEFITS PSA ____________

DATE OF APPLICATION: ____/____/____ PARTICIPANT INFORMATION

FIRST NAME: _________________ LAST NAME: _________________________ ADDRESS __________________________________________________________ STREET CITY STATE ZIP HOME PHONE: _(____)_________________ SEX:

____ M ____ F

HOUSEHOLD SIZE: _______ TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME _____________ The collection of race and ethnicity is requested solely for the purpose of determining the State agency’s compliance with Federal civil rights laws, and ensures that the program is administered in a non-discriminatory manner. Your responses to these questions will not affect consideration of your application. If you choose not to self-identify race and ethnicity, the person taking the application must record the participant’s race and ethnicity based on visual observation. ETHNICITY CATEGORY: _____ HISPANIC OR LATINO _____ NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO RACE CATEGORY (select one or more): _____ AMERICAN INDIAN OR ALASKA NATIVE _____ ASIAN _____ BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN _____ NATIVE HAWAIIAN OR OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDER _____ WHITE To be eligible to receive SFMNP coupons, you must be 55 years of age and meet the income guidelines, which are based on 185% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines during the current fiscal year. You have been given a copy of the current income guidelines for this fiscal year. You must provide a copy of the acceptance letter that you are a participant in SSI or a member of a family/economic unit participating with the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) or on a waiting list for WIC. A copy of your Tribal ID will be needed, proof of residency, copy of driver license, State ID, or household bill in your name. PROXY A proxy is a person only authorized to receive and/or redeem SFMNP coupons. A proxy should be a least 18 years of age and dependable for the duration of the program months of operation. In order for the coupons to be issued to a proxy, the proxy must present identification as well as written approval from the participant. Proxies must sign a designated line on the coupon log sheet prior to receiving the coupons. Proxies have the same obligations to follow program guidelines when purchasing fruits and vegetables from an authorized farmer. I, _______________________ authorize the following individual(s) to act as my proxy. Participant signature Assigned proxies: _________________________ __________________________ 1st proxy named 2nd proxy names ____ Check here if no proxy was assigned CERTIFICATION BY PARTICIPANT I have been advised of my rights and obligations under the SFMNP. I certify that the information I have provided for my eligibility determination is correct, to the best of my knowledge. I am aware that I cannot receive farmers’ market benefits from more than one state, more than one local agency or program model (check, coupon or CSA). This certification form is being submitted in connection with the receipt of Federal assistance. Program officials may verify information on this form. I understand that intentionally making a false or misleading statement or intentionally misrepresenting, concealing, or withholding facts may result in paying the State agency, in cash, the value of the food benefits improperly issued to me and may subject me to civil or criminal prosecution under State and Federal law. Standards for eligibility and participation in the SFMNP are the same for everyone, regardless of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex. I understand that I may appeal any decision made by the local agency regarding my eligibility for the SFMNP. I certify I meet the 2017 household size and income guidelines provided by the state and that I am eligible to receive SFMNP benefits. _____________________________________ _________________________ Signature of Participant Date ______________________________________ Signature of Certifier Issued SFMNP booklet # _______thru_______

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_________________________ Date “In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, and disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.’


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ELDERS OPEN FORUM Tuesday, October 3, 2017 10am-12pm

*Tribal Council Executive Support staff arrived at approximately 11:00 am due to a scheduling oversight. Due to this oversight Tribal Council Secretary Rohl was the only Council member in attendance. GTB Elder Sandra Waukazoo stated she wanted to speak with a Council member yesterday but they weren’t in the office. When she asked where they were nobody knew for sure. She suggested having an in/out board to show where each Council member is. Secretary Rohl stated that this has been done in the past and suggested sharing the formal Council calendar with all reception staff. She also stated that oftentimes Council has EDC meetings in Traverse City or elsewhere and are required to be away from the office at times. Sandra asked if Councilors still get paid even when they are not in the office, to which Leonard Corey replied that they work on salary. Secretary Rohl mentioned that it is necessary to have meetings at night, early in the morning, and outside of the office with different tribal members as well as different units of government. If you want effective leaders they should spend some time out talking to other government officials and working in the community. Sandra then stated that she went to Standing Rock with the delegation group but she was not a driver. She had heard rumors that people were saying she was a driver and had an accident. Sandra repeated that she did attend the Standing Rock trip but did not drive. GTB Elder Bonnie Inman asked why there are no checks and balances over Tribal Council. In the past checks and balances were in practice. She suggested having someone to make sure Councilors attend meetings. She spoke out against the idea of certain Council members having separate meetings and not telling everyone where they go. Secretary Rohl stated that she is disappointed that Council can’t work better together as a group. It is hard to get past the discord. GTB Elder Pat Castaneda stated that when she worked for the tribe, there was a sign in/sign out sheet and that she had to email her supervisor when she arrived and left for the day. Pat stated that GTB members should have a say because they are paying Council. GTB Elder Leonard Corey discussed the recent election and how through a technicality a Councilor was put in place that had been voted out. He stated that the Election Board was dishonest during the recall and broke their own rules. There is no recourse or no penalty and that should not be. Leonard stated that there is a lot to learn to be a qualified Election Board member. He stated that in the case of the recent election of Tribal Council and in the recall process, the voice of the people was ignored. Secretary Rohl suggested having the Election Board be made up of outside people. It is worth looking into to have a separate Election Board. GTB Elder Mary Roberts spoke to say that the Constitution governs the Election Board and that Council has no authority over the Election Board and cannot change it. Secretary Rohl stated that training and certification of Election Board members is very important. She spoke against personal motives on the Election Board. Leonard Corey spoke again to state that the court has not yet given a written ruling on what happened with the recall decision of Councilor Wilson. He stated that some people are getting disheartened and spoke to the importance of making people accountable for their actions.

Discussion moved on. Secretary Rohl stated that members should have a voice in Council spending, and stated that the RAO is not being followed. Mary Roberts asked for an explanation on the new emergency money program for the Elders. Secretary Rohl explained that it is based on age; different age brackets receive different amounts. She stated that it is important to provide our Elders with more direct services, and that this money will provide direct assistance for elders when they are going through a hard time. At this point, GTB elder Tom Peters led everyone in a prayer for the victims of the recent shooting in Las Vegas. Secretary Rohl stated the need for an Elders Council. GTB population is aging and a separate Elders Council that can advise Tribal Council is needed. She also suggested having a Youth Council. GTB Elder Tony Sineway stated he would like to see the tribe get out of the hole/red regarding businesses. Discussion moved on. Secretary Rohl discussed the disputed 2% funding of the Elders Advisory Organization. She believes we may be drawing more attention to ourselves by not funding the EAO with 2%. She stated that on every audit we get a finding regarding funding 501c3s, but it doesn’t specify which 501c3s. She believes the EAO should be funded, stating that the only recourse would probably be receiving a nonspecific letter that simply says “stop funding 501c3s.” Elders Open Forum drew to a close. Secretary Rohl thanked everyone for coming and stated that she appreciations the questions and input.

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Hands-on Cooking & Recipe Tasting Taught by a Dietitian Take home groceries provided for recipes made in class 6 Classes - 2 hours each class Topics:

*Healthy Snacks *Shopping on a Budget *Food Safety *Knife Skills *Tips for Eating Out WHEN: Thursdays starting November 9th, 2017 from 11:00am-1:00pm November 9,16 & 30th, December 7,14 & 21 WHERE: Medicine Lodge Kitchen To sign up for class, please contact: Beth Sieloff, Grand Traverse Band Public Health Intern, or Kathy Bowers, MSN CDE 231-534-7481

Commitment to attending all classes is required. If you are unable to attend class, let your site coordinator know as soon as possible. Limited space is available on a first-come, first-serve basis! MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status.


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Caregiver Program WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR FAMILY CARE GIVER SUPPORT SERVICES? • Informal, unpaid family Caregivers of older adults. An older adult is the age used on your Title VI Part A application that was determined by the tribe to be an elder. . • Grandparents and relative caregivers, age 55 and older, who are the primary caregivers of a child not more than 18 years old because the biological or adaptive parents are unable or unwilling to serve as the primary caregiver of the child. They must be related to the child by blood, marriage, or adoption and live with the child. The OAA requires that the Family Caregiver Support Program give priority to: • Caregivers who are older individuals with the greatest social need. • Older individuals with the greatest economic need, particularly low income individuals. • Older individuals providing care to individuals with severe disabilities, including children with severe disabilities. 1. Must be a federally recognized tribal member 2. Must have two or more impairments in their activities of daily living (must be documented and submitted along with application) Completed application and submit along with your supporting documents to Tanya Raphael. Contact information: Tanya,Raphael2@gtbindians.com and/or 231·534·7762

CAREGIVER GRANDPARENT SUPPORT APPLICATION CAREGIVER PROVIDER INFORMATION Name: Current Address:

City:

ZIP:

Cell:

Tribal Id:

Email Address: Phone:

ELDER RECEIVING CARE INFORMATION Elder’s Name:

Tribal Id:

Address:

Notes

City:

Michigan

Zip:

CHILDREN RECEIVING CARE Name

Tribal Id

Name

Tribal Id

Name

Tribal Id

Name

Tribal id

SECOND CHOICE AND/OR RESPITE CAREGIVER PROVIDER Name: Email :

Tribal Id:

Address:

City:

Mich.

ZIP:

PROGRAM PROVIDES ASSISTANT TO PROVIDERS THAT CARE FOR ELDERS THAT ARE “FRAIL” FUNCTIONALLY IMPAIRED DUE TO COGNITIVE OR OTHER IMPAIRMENT ELDER MUST HAVE A MEDICAL DOCUMENT INDICATING IMPAIRMENT List two Activities of Daily Living ⃣ None ⃣ All ⃣ feeding bathing

dressing

hygiene-

⃣ toileting - bladder and/or bowel function ⃣ appearance ⃣ mobility / transferring ⃣

walking – stair climbing

Instrumental activities of daily Living ⃣ None ⃣ All

What type of illness does client take medication for or been diagnosed with

⃣ shopping Finances

⃣ Dementia Cancer

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cleaning

cooking meals ⃣ taking medication yard work

using phone

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Mental Illness Alzheimer’s

ALS ⃣

MS

Parkinson’s

transportation

Once identified - Services offered to Provider: ⃣ ⃣

Resources, Information & Training Respite

⃣ Support Assistance

Fuel

Food

Counseling

Support group

TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT DISABILITY Length of providing care:

Temporary

Permanent

Extended temporary

Brief description of assistance requested:

Phone:

SIGNATURES Signature to release information (Name) on Purchase Order: _____________________________________________________ Signature of applicant: DOCUMENTATION CHECK LIST: _____ APPLICATION ______MEDICAL VERIFICATION

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IMPORTANT NOTICE Michigan Income and Sale & Use Tax Exemption

The Tribal Government Accounting/Revenue Department must have current addresses for all members enrolled as RESIDENT TRIBAL MEMBERS under the Tax Agreement. All name or address changes must be updated separately with the Revenue Department. Changes done through Membership do NOT update your information for the Tax Agreement.

Tribal Members living within the Tax Agreement Area must be registered by GTB through the State of Michigan procedures prior to claiming Michigan tax exemption.

To updated your RTM status or register as a RTM please complete an application or change of address/name form – available at the Government Accounting Office, 3 Mile Office, Benzie, and Charlevoix Offices.

Maps are located on Tribal Website http:// www.gtbindians.org/taxmaps.asp

GTB MINORS Tax Exemption on TRUST DISTRIBUTIONS and VEHICLE PURCHASES

Parents – please make sure your child is enrolled the month prior to any transaction. (such as minor trust distribution, vehicle purchase, or employment) Eligibility to claim Michigan tax exemption starts the first day of the subsequent month after your application is complete. Forms are available at the Government Accounting Building, 3 Mile, Benzie & Charlevoix Community Centers. Contact: Donna Swallows at (231) 271-7130 or donna.swallows@gtbindians.com if you have any questions.

The 2017 Michigan Resident Tribal Member (RTM) Annual Sales Tax Credit Form 4013 is mailed in January to all RESIDENT tribal members. Please make sure it will be mailed to the correct address.

REQUIRED INFORMATION Option 1: Submit a copy of your valid driver’s license or Michigan State Identification and a copy of one of the following items. All documents must include your current name and physical address (please do not submit a document with only a post office box number). • • • • •

a current utility bill, a current bill that you receive on a monthly basis, 2016 W2, 2016 Federal Income Tax Return, or a current monthly bank statement

Option 2: Submit a copy of your photo tribal identification card, and two (2) of the following: • a current utility bill, • a current bill that you receive on a monthly basis, • 2016 W2, • 2016 Federal Income Tax Return, or • a current monthly bank statement Bills, statements and documents listed above must contain the resident tribal member’s name, physical address, and dated within one month of the requested change date. On-line statements or bills are not acceptable documentation for address verification. Applications are processed to the State of Michigan once a month at the end of each month. A receipt date of the 25th of each month has been implemented to allow accounting staff sufficient time to forward data to the State. The Tribe is responsible for ensuring compliance with the tax agreement. The RTMs failure to update the Tribe with current data may result in denial of their tax exemption status with the State of Michigan Tax Agreement resulting in tax liability, penalties, and interest. If you have any questions regarding the tax agreement, please feel free to contact Donna Swallows by email donna.swallows@gtbindians.com or at (231) 534-7130.


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OPEN BURNING and FIRE PREVENTION TIPS

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NOVEMBER IS CRPS / RSD AWARENESS MONTH CRPS pain is characterized as constant, extremely intense, and out of proportion to the original injury. CRPS pain is typically accompanied by swelling, skin changes, spasms, extreme sensitivity, and can often be debilitating. It usually affects one or more of the four limbs but can occur in any part of the

body and CRPS spreads in over 70% of its victims to additional areas. CRPS, COMPLEX REGIONAL PAIN SYNDROME, formerly known as RSD or Reflex Sympathetic

Open burning can be done but you must come to the fire station and fill out a burn permit and have that copy with you in case any complaints are filed or someone stops you to ask for your copy. You are also responsible for the fire getting out of control and the extinguishment of the fire when completed. Permits are only good for the days listed on the permit. October is Fire Prevention month. Make sure you have changed the batteries in your smoke alarm. Practice home fire drills and make sure the children know where to go in the event of a fire in your house. Statistics show every one of us will have at least one fire in our home in your lifetime. Be prepared now for that, this way when it does happen everyone knows what to do. We can help you with planning. If you need smoke detectors or fire extinguishers and you live in NON-Government housing contact the fire dept. to schedule a home inspection and we will come out and give you instructions on how to be fire safe and install the detectors and fire extinguishers for you. This is a free service to you, any member of the GTB family living in the six-county service area. Government owned housing can also get free housing inspections and fire planning. If you have questions on how to prepare contact the Fire Department at 534-7666. Fire Prevention went on the road to Nelson TWP. to show children what to do in case of fire. They were put in our smoke trailer and shown what they need to do in case of a fire in their home. Over 290 children participated in this event.

Dystrophy, is ranked as the most painful form of chronic pain that exists today by the McGill Pain Index. For more information visit: www.rsdhope.org

Firefighter/EMT Todd Brewer giving a safety Briefing to the students before going through the smoke house. - Submitted by Stephen Moldenhauer


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PROJECT PARTNERSHIP GTB NRD & ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

GARY C. PETERS

HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, SUITE 724 WASHINGTON, DC 20510 (202) 224--6221

MICHIGAN

tinitcd �tatcs �cnatc October 13, 2017 The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians 2605 North West Bay Shore Drive Peshawbestown, MI 49682 Dear Friends, I am pleased to join you in celebrating the signing of the Project Partnership Agreement with the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Grand Traverse County, the City of Traverse City, and the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians(GTB). This occasion marks a significant investment in the Boardman/Ottaway River Restoration Project. For more than a decade, the Boardman/Ottaway River Restoration Project has focused on returning the Boardman River to a natural, free-flowing, cold-water river by decommissioning three dams: Boardman, Brown Bridge, and Sabin. As one of the largest dam removal projects in the State of Michigan, as well as one of the most comprehensive wetlands restoration efforts in the Great Lakes Basin, the Boardman/Ottaway River Restoration Project aims to reconnect almost 160 miles of river to the Great Lakes. The project also intends to restore nearly 250 acres of wetlands and 60 acres of adjacent upland habitats for aquatic species. The signing of the Project Partnership Agreement will ensure the completion of the Boardman/Ottaway River Restoration Project, specifically the decommissioning of the Sabin Dam. The agreement actively engages local, state, tribal, and federal units of government, as well as educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and stakeholders, and illustrates how diverse entities can work together to protect this ecological treasure for future generations. I cannot express enough the importance of the Project Partnership Agreement and its impact. Once again, I appreciate the opportunity to congratulate you on the signing of the Project Partnership Agreement. I wish all of you a memorable event, and continued success in the years ahead.

�c� Sincerely,

- PPA support letter from Senator Peters submitted by Sonya Zotigh

Gary C. Peters United States Senator

DETROIT OFFICE 477 MICHIGAN AVE. SUITE 1837 DETROIT, Ml 48226 (313) 226--6020

GRANO RAPIDS OFFICE 110 MICHIGAN STREET N.W. SUITE 720 GRAND RAPIDS, Ml 49503 (616) 233-9150

LANSING OFFICE 124 WEST ALLEGAN STREET SUITE 1400 LANSING, Ml 48933 (517) 377-1508

MARQUETTE OFFICE 857 W. WASHINGTON ST. SUITE 308 MARQUETTE, Ml 49855 (906) 226-4554

ROCHESTER OFFICE 407 6TH STREET SUITE C ROCHESTER, Ml 48307 (248) 608-8040

SAGINAW OFFICE 515 NORTH WASHINGTON AVE. SUITE 401 SAGINAW, Ml 48607 1989) 754--0112

TRAVERSE CITY OFFICE 818 Reo DR1ve SUITE 40 TRAVERSE CITY, Ml 49684 1231I 947-7773

- Photos by Jared Sonderegger, Editor


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NATURAL RESOURCES FALL FEAST

This year’s Fall Feast gathering fell on a beautiful sunny fall day Saturday September 30th, 2017. Many Tribal and Non-Tribal individuals came together to celebrate and honor all the gifts that will we be given this fall from Shkaakaamikwe! We laughed, played games, ate together, and showed the youth what it means to be part of a Tribal community! The Natural Resources Department stocked approximately 500 native Brook Trout form the Jordan River Fish Hatchery. Gifts of fishing poles were given to the lucky ones who happened to hook a tagged fish. A total of 5 people caught tagged fish this year! The lucky fishers were: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Bernadette Marshall Gaag Shiinh Fox Isiah Albert Anjali Shananaquet Kenny Bush

Fall Peshawbestown Planting Nuts, Fruits, and Berries for the Future

We had numerous door prize winners throughout the day and one grand prize winner. Preston Tyler Sr. was the lucky grand prize winner of a family sized tent! The food was prepared by Tanya Raphael and Joann Gasco! There was a delicious spread and plenty for everyone to enjoy together as family! Miigwetch to the ladies and helpers for providing such an awesome contribution to our gathering! The NRD would like to say Chi Miigwetch to all the volunteers and community members for joining us in celebration and for helping make this fall’s gathering another great success!

- Submitted by Carolan Sonderegger, Aquatic Biologist, GTB NRD

Nmé (Lake Sturgeon) Spearing Permit Lottery

GTB-NRD will be issuing one (1) permit for the spearing of a Lake Sturgeon in Black Lake (Cheboygen/Presque Isle counties) via a lottery to be held at the Tribal Council meeting in Nov 14th and 15th December. This year the permit will be valid from January 1st, 2018 to December 31st, 2018. To 10am-5pm (BYO Lunch and Water) enter for the lottery, simply call, email, or stop by the Natural Resources Department before December 15th. Ph: 231-534-7500 Planting near Benodjenh, Strongheart, & Pow Wow Campgrounds. Look for people planting trees and shrubs and join in.

Native American Plum Tree

GTB Departments are working together to plant food forests in Peshawbestown for members to gather foods for free for generations.

Volunteers will be able to take home free edible trees/shrubs for their yard. TMO will allow employees to assist and take part for a maximum of 8 hours. Supervisors must give permission for the employee to attend and participate. All offices must remain open.


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GRAND TRAVERSE BAND DRUG DISPOSAL DROP-OFF BOX A drug disposal drop-off box is located in the lobby of the Grand Traverse Band Health Clinic in the Medicine Lodge located at 2300 Stallman Road in Peshawbestown. The drop-off box is available 8am5pm Monday through Friday. Unwanted drugs can also be dropped off to the GTB Police Department 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is no cost to participate. Simply bring in and place your unused and unwanted prescription drugs in the secure box. Medications must be in a container or sealed bag which does not need to be labeled and can contain multiple medications.

This drug drop-off program is an anonymous, no questions-asked initiative that helps prevent prescription drug abuse and theft by ridding homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Further, medicines are a special type of hazardous chemical that we need to keep out of our solid waste system and landfills to prevent harm to people and the environment. Please do not flush any medicines because most are not able to be removed by wastewater treatment plants or septic systems and end up in the water and environment.

The following items CAN be turned into the drug disposal drop-off box: • • • • • • •

Controlled Substance Medications (Scheduled Drugs) Non-Controlled Substance (Rx) Medications Over-the-counter (OTC) Medications Medication Samples Vitamins Syrups, Ointments, Creams, and Lotions Inhalers

The following items CANNOT be turned into the drug disposal drop-off box: • •

• • • •

Any Sharps (e.g. Needles, Syringes, or Lancets) Any Mercury or Cadmium Products (e.g. Thermometers & Batteries) Disposal Medical Waste Items (e.g. IV Bags, Used Bandages, Gowns, or BioHazardous Items) Aerosol Cans Chemicals or Disinfectants (e.g. Hydrogen Peroxide) Personal Care Products (e.g. NonMedicated Shampoo)

If you have any questions, please contact the GTB Police Department at (231) 534-7777 or Melissa Witkowski, the GTB Environmental Response Coordinator, at (231) 534-7362.

Traditional Healer

and Helper

Free Preschool! Grand Traverse Band Early Head Start/Head Start/GSRP

Keith Smith and Valerie Smith Will be here on: November 8th & November 9th Location: Medicine Lodge – Behavioral Health Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

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Contact BHS at 534-7090

0-5 year old center based child development programs

Comprehensive health and developmental services

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0-3 year old home-based program

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Incorporation of the Native American culture

Call 534-7650 for more information

Transportation provided (for center based program, limited area; including for children with special needs)

Nutritious meals

Services to children with special needs Services to pregnant women Programs are family focused with plenty of opportunities for family involvement

Hours of operation are Monday-Thursday from 9:00am-3:00pm

Eligibility criteria include (but are not limited to): Income level, make-up of family, age of child, Tribal Member status, and special needs of child. Low income families who are not affiliated with the Grand Traverse Band are also eligible to participate in this program.

Center based services are located at the Benodjenh Center at 2600 N. Strongheart Way, Peshawbestown, MI. Home based services are available in Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Benzie, Charlevoix, and Antrim Counties.

WE HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF OPENINGS...STOP BY, CALL OR GO ONLINE TO DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION TODAY!


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MEET THE SUTTONS BAY SCHOOLS TITLE 6 STAFF

before moving to Suttons Bay. She was soon offered a position as a tutor in the Title 6 program and says its been a joy to continue working with the program for so many years. Sarah Christensen = Sarah Christensen is the Director of the Title 6 program and has been part of the program for 12 years. She was also the middle/high school counselor at SB Schools until her retirement last June. Sarah earned a B. A. in psychology from University of Arizona, a M.A. in counseling from New York University, a M.A. in Educational Counseling from WMU, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Infant and Toddler Family practices from U. of M. In her spare time, she loves to garden, cook, and spend time with her family and pets.

from left to right - Maria Pasche, Wendy Carlson, Kalie Haven, Joyce Nash, Sarah Christensen Maria Pasche = Maria Pasche is a tutor for the Title VI middle and high school students. She received both her bachelor's and master's degrees from Michigan State University. She was hired at Suttons Bay School as a classroom teacher in 1990 and worked for many years. She took some time off to stay home and raise her two children, who graduated from Suttons Bay. She returned to the school as a Title VI tutor in 2008. Maria enjoys to cook, hike and travel in her spare time. Wendy Carlson = Wendy Carlson has been a part of the Title VI team since February of 2015. Prior to her time at Suttons Bay, she was a high school English teacher in Oakville, WA and worked closely with students in the Chehalis tribe. She has also taught in Oregon, Kentucky and Prague, in the Czech Republic. She has a B.A. in English from the University of Michigan and an M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from Portland State University. In her spare time, she loves to cook, read and spend time with her husband. Kalie Haven = Kalie Haven is a math and science Title VI Tutor in the middle school and high school. Kalie grew up in Grand Rapids and moved to the Traverse City area in 2009. She started at Suttons Bay Schools in the fall of 2016. Between these times, she was Lead Teacher at Sylvan Learning Center and taught algebra and chemistry classes to the Traverse City home-school community. Kalie also paints and is a leader with the youth group at her church. Joyce Nash = Joyce Nash has been a Title 6 tutor at Suttons Bay Schools for 20 years! She earned a B.A. and Master's degree in elementary education and taught for 28 years

The Title 6 program at Suttons Bay Schools would like to start a “culture club” and is looking for volunteers to help with the programming. If you are interested in sharing the knowledge and skills of your Native American culture (GTB or other tribes), please call Sarah Christensen at 271-8620. Also, if you have any questions regarding the Title 6 program at Suttons Bay Schools, please contact Sarah or any of the Parent Committee members. Anna Miller--Parent Committee, Chair anna.miller@gtbindians.com (231) 313-9407 Amanda McSauby – Parent Committee, Member (231) 866-1169 amanda.mcsauby@gtbindians.com Steve Feringa – Parent Committee, Member (231) 534-8410 office, (231) 313-9410 cell, (231) 866-4142 home Steve.feringa@gtbindians.com Steve.feringa@live.com Dawn Shenoskey – Parent Committee, Member (231) 534-3753 office (231) 313-8609 cell Dawnm.shenoskey@gtbindians.com Sonya Zotigh--Parent Committee, Member zotighsonya@gmail.com Sarah Christensen – Suttons Bay Schools/Title VI Indian Education Director (231) 271-8620 christensens@suttonsbayschools.com -Submitted by Sarah Christensen

GTB RECOGNIZED FOR HONOR FLIGHT SUPPORT

- Photo by Jared Sonderegger, Editor

On the September 27th Tribal Council Special Session the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners recognized The Grand Traverse Band for its contributions towards the Mid Michigan Honor flight program. This program

assists in the transport of America’s Veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to honor their sacrifices. Chairman McClellan also received an honor flight jacket, recognizing his service in the Vietnam War.

- by Jared Sonderegger, Editor


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N OV E M B E R 2017 / Baash kaado din Giiz is (FR EEZING MOON)

ANISHINAABEMOWIN BIBEZHIK KIDWINAN (One Word at a Time)

Oodi.    Over There / There.     [ Oo di ]    (also Wedi)

Maampii    Here    [ Maam pii ] also Maanpii, Maapii.

Aabiish Ngoji? (Where?): Cultural Building. (Building next to Pow-Wow grounds)

Aaniish Pii? (When?) Monday evenings From 5:30PM-7:30PM.

Zhinda    Here, at this place    [ Zhin da]

Aabiish Ngoji? (Where?): Traverse City Satellite Office (3-Mile). Aaniish Pii? (When?) Wednesday evenings From 5:30PM-7:30PM.

LOCAL RECOGNITION FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLE


N OVE MB E R 2017 / Ba a s hkaado din Giiz is ( F RE EZING M O O N)

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Eyaawing Museum & Cultural Center and Odawa Gamik (Museum Store)

10th ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR Saturday, December 2 9am-3pm

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Mark your calendars! Contact us if you would like to be a vendor (231) 534-7768

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Eyaawing Museum and Cultural Center Contact Information

2304 N. West Bay Shore Drive Peshawbestown, MI 49682 Mailing Address: 2605 N. West Bay Shore Drive, Peshawbestown, MI 49682 Director: Cindy Winslow (231) 534-7764 Curator/Archivist: Grace Soave (231) 534-7768 Cindy.winslow@gtbindians.com — Grace.soave@gtbindians.com — http://www.gtbindians.org/eyaawing.asp

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I have felt the need to bet more and more money once I’ve started.

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NOVEMBER

A publication of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians All Rights Reserved ©

ANISHINAABEMOWIN FALL SYMPOSIUM

“Mkamang-teg gdi-noweninaa” “Finding Where Our Language is at” Aaniish Pii? (When?):

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

8:00 AM—Breakfast; 9:00 AM—Opening Ceremonies; Workshops till 5:00 PM.

Sunday, November 19th, 2017 8:00 AM—Breakfast; 9:00 AM till 12:00 PM—Workshops.

Aabiish Ngoji? (Where?): Strongheart Center

(2700 Strongheart Way RD, Peshawbestown, MI 49682)

Seven Grandfather Teachings on Grieving Martina Osawamick Traditional Ways of Our People

Gerrard Sagassige

Making Laughter a fun thing in the Language Barbara Nolan Understanding Where We Are in the Language

Rhonda Fox-Hopkins

Understanding Colonial Influences Through Anishinaabe Eyes

Kenneth Pitawanakwat Understanding Our Traditional Ways

Mona Stonefish

Collecting Medicine In Your Backyard

Martha Toulouse & Grace Manitowabi

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL ISADORE TOULOUSE: (231) 534-7252 OR PAT OSAWAMICK: (231) 534-7149

Holiday Traditional Sobriety Powwow Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians Behavioral Health Services Program Grand Traverse Resort — Michigan Ballroom — Acme, Michigan Friday, December 29, 2017 Registration will open at 12:30 p.m. Flag Bearers: Eagletown Post #120 Head Veteran: Todd Brewer Host Drum: Big Red, Minnesota Co-Host: Southern Straight, Michigan

OPEN TO AGES 6-14

Emcee: Jonathan Rinehart

Grand Entry: 1:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Co-Emcee: Mickey Wanageshik

Feast: 5:00 p.m.

Arena Director: TBA

Head Male: Tony Davis Head Female: Mari Raphael

COMMUNITY ART CONTEST PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED!!!

*Please bring a dish to pass.

Sacred Fire Available

Deadline for submission: November 30th

Honorarium for dancers, must be in regalia.

First five (5) drums on-site will receive an honorarium. Vendors are welcome with a donation for giveaway. Tribal discount room rate for Tribal citizens Thursday (12/28) and Friday (12/29).

Any questions—call (231) 534-7090.

Come and Celebrate SOBRIETY!!! This is a alcohol-free and drug-free event!!!

The Prosecutor’s Office is seeking to decorate our blank walls…and we need your help! Use the medium of your choice (marker, paint, colored pencil, beads, fabric, etc.) to show us something that is important to you. Be creative!

Submit artwork by mail: GTB Prosecutor’s Office 2605 N. West Bay Shore Drive Peshawbestown, MI 49682

Or hand deliver to: GTB Prosecutor’s Office Lower Level of Medicine Lodge off Stallman Road

Please include name, age, mailing address, and anything you want us to know about your artwork. Selections will be made in December.

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