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

Photo by Jared Sonderegger

Demonstrators, consisting of the Great Lakes Sturgeon activists and members of The Grand Traverse Band, protesting Enbridge Line 5 outside the Michigan Agency for Energy in Lansing MI on March 13th.

2017 Grand Traverse Band

Spring Clean Up !!!!!!ONE-DAY PICKUP!!!!!!

May 13

GTB Housing & Reservation Areas Only! Peshawbestown, Carlson RD, Benzie Housing, Antrim/Charlevoix Housing • Once the truck comes through your area it WILL NOT RETURN! • Please have all of your refuse material out by the road in advance. • Extra pick-ups will be the responsibility of the home owner/renter!

Items the landfill will not accept: Paint Cans, Liquids, Brush & Leaves FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL:

SANDY ANDERSON @ 534-7700 FACILITIES MAINTENANCE

* PLEASE BE KIND BY KEEPING TIRES AND STEEL SEPARATE FROM MAIN REFUSE PILE*


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GTB NEWS

APRIL 2017

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

Tribal Members who were on the Suttons Bay Varsity Team that won the 2017 districts. From left to right, Garrett Shananaquet, Jeffrey Anderson, Ron Anderson (Coach), Gavyn Shananaquet and Justin McSawby! 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

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Friday April 28, 2017

Editor: Jared Sonderegger

Stop accepting applications at EOD

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Wednesday May 17, 2017 ACF deadline and the Deadline for CANCELLING Direct Deposit of per Capita checks

Friday June 2, 2017 Reopen Enrollment

2017 save the date elders open forum traverse city office

april 11th, 2017 10am-noon general open forum council chambers

april 12th, 2017 begins at 10am


A pr i l 2017 / A a g a m e Giiz is ( S n ow S h o e M o o n ) 3 business but we need to make decisions that are in tune with the consumer and promote being on target with cutting edge trends and technology. I will continue to report on matters that I previously presented and provide information on new business. Still under review:

Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Office of the Tribal Chairman: Thurlow “Sam” McClellan Aanii Boozhoo GTB Membership!! Miigwetch for your attention and response to my newsletter article last month. I believe in a democratic process of open communication and engagement with our membership. I want to build trust with members and keep you all informed as to what is going on with the Government and Economic Development of our Tribe. We work for you and with you! The Council and I have been holding elder’s open forum and general membership open forum meetings. The meetings are held to hear from you and our intent is to respond to the membership within 30-days. The minutes from the meetings are being posted in the newsletter. These meetings have proved to be very helpful in hearing from the membership on a variety of topics of government and business. Our community meetings are also going very good and we will be visiting each of the sites monthly. We have added an Antrim County meeting; our first meeting will be at the Kewadin community building on April 5th, from 4-7 pm.

1. How did the GTB LLC spend $3.9 million within a less than 24 month period with nothing to show for a return on investments? The LLC is almost in a state of bankruptcy. RCA LLC is the only LLC business making money because GTB government has secured them as a contractor for BIA roads. What is the status of the forensic audit of the LLC? 2. We paid off TCCH in 2013, with the plan of freeing up $900,000.00 per month, but we haven’t seen the comparable increase in RAO, including percap. What is the explanation for this, in layman’s terms? Since 2012 TCCH revenues have continued to decrease, we are down revenues within the first 4 months of this 2017 fiscal year. Revenues for TCCH and LSC have decreased by $12 million and operating expenses continue to increase. There have been a few remodels completed at LSC and TCCH but can EDC show the positive results of these remodels? How are we measuring projects to ensure that a cost-benefit analysis has been done, and not just jumping on somebody’s idea? 3. EDC allowed 5 consultants to be paid $4,000.00+ per week and we have not seen any results of their work just a big bill close to $1 million. We put a stop to these contracts within the first 60-days of being elected. What is the checks and balances at EDC with the Council/EDC Board. As EDC Chairman, I want to ensure that we show accountability; we also need benchmarks for managers to measure their capability to make the best plan with the biggest profitability possible.

I believe that providing good training and information 4.There are a couple of matters that I am not happy will support with success in any area. With that in with as it relates to processes of the Election Board’s mind, I would like to see our Tribal committees fully actions on the recent recall. I am working to address trained on the committee they are appointed/elected these matters with the GTB Legal department. to before making decisions. Even further I would like New items: to see our Constitutional Reform Committee started 1. Some of the Council and I are researching immediately, as there are many issues that need to the background of the investment made be addressed in our Tribal constitution. One of the into the Village at Grand Traverse by a preitems I would like to see changed in the constitution is vious Council. Once we know the details of the Council appointments for Tribal Judges. I believe the investment I will be able to share with politics of Council appointments to Tribal Court could the membership. At this stage I can only see that we have invested a lot of money practically be eliminated if these positions were elected into this project with no foreseeable immeby membership. I am taking a serious look at Districts diate return. for election purposes, having equal representation for 2. The Herkner Road project for a Traverse each of the counties, and for the provision of services City housing development is still being acto members. tively developed. The Council and I have been meeting with Ken Ockert from RCA, We must make sound business decisions that will LLC, to stay informed on the progress with benefit our Tribe not just now, but in years to come. I an expectation of breaking ground in 2017. want cost-benefit analysis done on all projects to ensure If you are interested in renting or owning that whatever venture we go into, will be the best on this property please contact housing to use of our investment funds and will show success. I get your information on the waiting list. would like all approved economic development plans posted for a 30-day comment period for Please feel free to call my office any time, 231-534GTB membership input. I believe our Tribe has 7129 or email at Thurlow.McClellan@gtbindians.com the full potential to be leaders and competitors in


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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.

Eric Ferrere Medical Assistant/Registry Clerk

John Milks II Utility Worker - Benzie

Troy John Head Start Teacher

Carrie Leaureaux Court Clerk/Program Director

Norman Skrzypczak Automotive Tech II

Timothy John Utility Worker - Housing


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Youth Services has opening this summer!!! Camp Counselors at Alden-must be at least 18yrs old

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Camp Cooks-must have experience

Summer Youth Workers-must be at least 16yrs old Please keep a look out with the GTB Government job postings. More information please contact TaShena Sams at 231-534-7231

Looking for individuals that are interested in planning this years

peshawbestown pow wow Join us on Tuesday, April 11th 6-7pm At the Culture Building (next to the pow wow grounds)

For questions contact Tanya Raphael at: Tanya.raphael2@gtbindians.com or 534-7762

Trauma & Healing

GRAND TRAVERSE BAND OF OTTAWA AND CHIPPEWA INDIANS

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ELECTION BOARD

Energy Healing

QUARTERLY MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT

──── Cultural Teachings

June 20, 2017

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5:30 p.m. Tribal Council Chambers Peshawbestown, MI Tribal Members are encouraged to attend the

Open Forum with questions, comments, or concerns.

Quality

APRIL 27 & 28

HEALTHY NATIVE PEOPLE GATHERING Keynote Speakers:

Election Board Members:

Lawrence “Camp” Bailey Acting Chairperson Election Board Vice Chairperson

Anthony “Tony” Sineway Election Board Member

Krystina Alveshire Election Board Secretary

William “Bill” Fowler Election Board Member

- Dr. Tonemah with focus on how trauma is experienced and ways to release it. - Laurie DeDecker with focus on energy healing to bring balance to the mind, body and spirit. Community Learning Sessions: - Tobacco Teaching, Shawl Making, Opioid Dependence Discussion w/ more TBA. Quality Improvement Community of Learning

Improvement ──── GREAT WOLF LODGE 3575 US-31 Traverse City, MI 49684 (866)478-9653 www.greatwolf.com Hotel Room Rate: $100 CODE: 1704INTER

For more information, please contact: Maddy Gallegos at mgallegos@itcmi.org (906)632-6896 ex. 108


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PUBLIC NOTICES

Tribal Gaming Commission Posting— All Tribal Members who are interested in an upcoming vacancy in the Gaming Commission may now pick up their application packets from the Background Office or the Tribal Government Administration building. This is a stipend position and normally consists of one monthly meeting. Qualifications: o o o o o

Must be at least 18 years old Must be a member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians Must pass a comprehensive background investigation Must meet the qualification requirements of the GTB Gaming Code Cannot be employed with the GTB Economic Development Corporation

Application packets may be dropped off at the Tribal Government Administration building in Peshawbestown or emailed to Gail.Manzano@gtbindians.com . Please direct questions to Gail Manzano, Tribal Council Executive Assistant at (231)-534-7361. This position will be made by appointment of the Tribal Council.

JUNE 2017 PER CAPITA PER CAPITA ADDRESS CHANGE DEADLINE IS MAY 17TH. PLEASE CONTACT MEMBERSHIP OFFICE (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, May 5h is the deadline to sign up for a direct deposit of your JUNE 2017 per capita and all future per capita checks. The form must be received in our office by May 5th. • This deadline (May 5th) 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, May 17th.

2017 ELDERS DISTRIBUTION ELDERS DISTRIBUTION ADDRESS CHANGE DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 20th. PLEASE CONTACT MEMBERSHIP OFFICE (231) 534-7101 REGARDING ANY ADDRESS CHANGES.

ELDERS TRUST FUND DIRECT DEPOSIT • If you have not already signed up for direct deposit of your elders distribution checks, Friday SEPTEMBER 1st is the deadline to sign up for a direct deposit of your 2017 elders distribution and all future elders distribution checks. The form must be received in our office by September 1. • This deadline (September 1) 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 elders distribution direct deposit will be suspended until a valid address is received in the Membership Office. • If you need to change the information for your current direct deposit, please submit a new Direct Deposit Agreement form. To request one, you may call 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 Government Accounting office or fill out the Direct Deposit Cancellation form. If not using the form, please write that you wish to cancel your elders distribution direct deposit, sign, date, and include tribal id number and/ or social security number. The deadline to cancel your current direct deposit is Wednesday, September 20th. • Mailing address: Grand Traverse Band Attn: Accounting 2605 N West Bay Shore Dr Peshawbestown MI 49682


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SORNA: Zones of Restriction 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 school-related 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.

SORNA: Who needs to register with GTB? The GTB Code pertaining to Sex Offender Registration has designated who must register with the Grand Traverse Band Tribal Police Department. The following individuals are required to register with GTB Tribal Police:  A sex offender who has been convicted by GTB Tribal Court, regardless of whether or not that person is or will be residing on Tribal Lands.  A sex offender who is incarcerated by the Tribe while completing any sentence for a covered sex offense, regardless of their location.  A sex offender who resides within Tribal Lands, is homeless within Tribal Lands, or is transient within Tribal Lands.  A sex offender who is employed by the Tribe in any capacity or otherwise employed within Tribal Lands.  A sex offender who is a student in any capacity within Tribal Lands.  A sex offender who is visiting Tribal Lands. Registration requirements pertain to ALL convicted sex offenders, regardless of the court or location they were convicted in. Registered sex offenders who are visiting Tribal Lands are now required to register their presence with Tribal Police PRIOR to entry onto Tribal Lands, and may register up to 72 hours prior to their visit. This includes entering onto Tribal Lands for ANY PURPOSE with the exclusion of patronizing gaming establishments or Eagletown Market, and visiting Tribal Court for a valid purpose. You are strongly encouraged to contact the Tribal Police Department at 231-534-7777 prior to arriving in order to ensure that someone is available to assist you with registration. If you are unsure if you are required to register with GTB Police Department, please contact Denise Johnson in the SORNA Office at 231-534-7370. You can also contact GTB Tribal Police Department: 231534-7777.


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4 MIEA Conference Breakfast 7:30-9am Drummers / Welcome @ 9:30am L.V @ 8am

5 MIEA Conference Breakfast @ 7-9am Other Business 9:30—11am

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7 All Site Exercise Day Trip Soaring Eagle Bingo Arrive @ 3 Mile @ 8:30 To Pack Lunch

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April 2017 L e e l a n au S i t e Sun ELDER STAFF: Greg Bailey CELL: 492-4976 OFFICE: 534-1174

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All Activities are All Activities are Subject to change. Alcohol & Drug Please call ahead. Free Events!

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HEALTH CARE

Diabetic Success!

look forward to our sessions. I am always learning something and get to keep track of my weight loss. With her help I have lost over 25 lbs. I definitely eat better: fewer carbohydrates, no more diet soda, and stay away from sugar and sweets. My A1C level has improved. My go to snack is now an apple with a little peanut butter. The driving force behind all of this was my not wanting to have full blown diabetes. I have seen too many of our people with the disease and know its devastation.

The reason I am telling you all of this is to let you know that knowledge is a very good medicine. If your feeling not healthy and think you could use some help, make an appointment and go see the medical staff at the GTB clinic. The medical, dental One Year Ago • 2016 Mother’s Day my wonderful daughter, and behavioral health programs are all for you. In one Kelsey, took us to see the legendary Cree singer Buffy Saint-Marie. year I have totally changed my outlook and health. It was wondertul. You can do It too. And this little article is not just for elders, its for everyone. Hello, my name is Minnie Wabanimkee. I am an Elder with GTB. I have lived in the village of GOOD HEALTH AND BLESSINGS. Peshawbestown on and off all of my life. One year ago I was having the worst time. It was early spring and I was not well. My eating habits were terrible, I was overweight (the heaviest I had ever been) and I had no energy. I thought maybe it was just the end of winter blues but I just never got better. After months of this, I decided to go to the GTB clinic and see If someone could help me figure out the problem. Tests were done and I found out that I am pre diabetic and my vitamin D level was very very low. I was overweight. I met Kathy Bowers MSN, CDE and she was so helpful to me with my problems. She is the diabetes educator at the clinic and she taught me the importance of diet, exercise and medication. I saw her every few months and continue to do so. I

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NEW MEDICAL STAFF

Bonnie O’Reilly RN, MSN FNP is a family nurse practitioner (FNP) who is from the Kalamazoo area with over 14 years of experience. She completed her training at Grand Valley State University. (Temporary)

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Kathleen Chauvin MD is a family practice physician with over 23 years of experience from the Battle Creek area. (Temporary)

Diabetic Appointments Satellite Offices Starting in May, 2017 Kathy Bowers RN, MSN, CDE diabetes clinical nurse specialist will be seeing patients in the satellite clinics as follows: 3 Mile Office: The second Tuesday of every Month. Benzie Office: The third Tuesday of every month. Charlevoix Office: The fourth Tuesday of every month.

Jess Mastbergen RN,BSN is a family nurse practitioner student doing her training at Grand Valley State University. She will be working in the clinic under the direction of Kathleen Chauvin MD through August.

If you would like to schedule an appointment at one of the satellite offices with Kathy please call Eric Ferrere, scheduler at the medicine lodge at 231-534-7200 to schedule an appointment.

-Submitted by Kathy Bowers RN, MSN,CDE

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APRIL 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.

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First Name

Birth Day

Thompson Scott 1-Apr Bigjoe Stanley 1-Apr Raphael Joseph 2-Apr Pierce Barbara 2-Apr Denemy Rose 2-Apr Napont Alvina 2-Apr Moore John 3-Apr Bailey William 3-Apr McDonald Robert 3-Apr McGrath Richard 5-Apr Reed William 5-Apr Gale Yvonne 5-Apr Randolph Patricia 5-Apr Livingston Lorraine 6-Apr Mills James 6-Apr Diaz Gail 6-Apr Hanninen Barbara 6-Apr Scheiding Ronald 7-Apr Harter James 7-Apr McSauby Thomas 8-Apr Gates Louis 8-Apr Gates Larry 8-Apr LaSieur Geneva 8-Apr LaLonde Gwendolyn 8-Apr Robert Lora 9-Apr Yannott Sandra 9-Apr Petoskey Charles 10-Apr Brown Lisa 10-Apr McQueer Michelle 10-Apr Gribbell Elizabeth 11-Apr Hacker Connie 11-Apr Turner Sandra 11-Apr Reisedge Sharon 12-Apr Harter Jack 12-Apr Kenwabikise James 12-Apr Hardy Ginger 12-Apr Bailey Henry 14-Apr Minzey Gertrude 14-Apr Burns Mabel 14-Apr Held Vincent 15-Apr Brownell-Hill Joanna 15-Apr Two Crow Cornelia 15-Apr McNeil Deborah 15-Apr McGrath Patrick 15-Apr Hensley Beth 16-Apr

Last Name

First Name

Winters Laverne Walker Quintin Woods Gail DeVerney William Given Kellene Mamagona David Williams Louis Russell Mark McClellan George Lewis Kathleen Gannon Debra Raphael Sandra Cote Luella Petoskey Joan Paepke Carl Bray Sarah Bailey Nicholas Germaine Ella Madagame Mark Wells Charlotte Warren George Kalush Rebecca King Richard Lewis Robert Ermatinger Delores GreenSky Debra Wabindato Eugene O’Neill Judith Brotherton Lark Pocock Lilly Koepp Debra Rohl Jane Lofgren Virginia Nyquest Kerry Concannon John DeVerney Arlene Marquez-Haggerty Elaine Finch Joseph Marshall Alvina Markus Alice Amstutz Linda Bailey Michael Alexander Patricia Smith Diane

Birth Day 16-Apr 16-Apr 16-Apr 16-Apr 17-Apr 17-Apr 17-Apr 18-Apr 19-Apr 20-Apr 20-Apr 20-Apr 20-Apr 21-Apr 21-Apr 22-Apr 22-Apr 22-Apr 22-Apr 23-Apr 23-Apr 24-Apr 24-Apr 24-Apr 24-Apr 25-Apr 25-Apr 25-Apr 26-Apr 27-Apr 27-Apr 27-Apr 28-Apr 28-Apr 28-Apr 28-Apr 28-Apr 29-Apr 29-Apr 29-Apr 29-Apr 30-Apr 30-Apr 30-Apr


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OBITUARIES

Alfred White

Todd Joseph Ance

GTB Tribal Elder 10/17/1957 – 02/25/2017

GTB Tribal Elder 02/06/1962 – 03/01/2017

Halstad, Minnesota

Irons, MI.

Respectfully AcknowledgingEdward Our Loss

Nicole Ann Maxwell Jackson, MI.

Funeral Service

Respectfully “Deuce” MillerAcknowledging Our Loss

GTB Tribal Elder United States Army Peshawbestown, MI

Jerry Lynn Williams Visitation Holland, MI.

A visitation service will be held on Thursday, March 9 at 6:00 P.M. in 11/17/1938 GTB Tribal Elder There are to be no funeral services at this time. – 03/15/2017 Halstad, Minnesota

GTB Tribal Member 10/09/1985 – 03/05/2017

09/06/1953 – 03/03/2017 Funeral Service

A funeral service for family to be scheduled this spring in Michigan.

Respectfully Acknowledging Our Loss Respectfully Acknowledging Our Loss Respectfully Acknowledging Our Loss Helen was a founding member of the St. Augustine Center for American Indians and the Peshawbestown,Sacred MI. Fire Sacred Fire At the home of Phyllis Wanageshik Sacred Fire American Indian Center. Information to follow.

Helen Smith

Information to follow.

Visitation

Information to follow.

Funeral Service

Information to follow.

2999 NW Bay Shore Dr., Peshawbestown, MI

GTB Tribal Elder Helen was a proud member of the Grand Traverse 3/15/1924 – 3/18/2017 Visitation:

Band ofPM Ottawa and ChippewaVisitation Indians. She loved Friday, March 17, 5:00-8:00 Martinson Funeral Home and promoted her nativeInformation language was one of to follow. 115 N. St Joseph St, Suttons Bay, MI the last Family visitation at 4:00 PM to speak native language in the Odawa Rosary at 7:00 PM Mzhiganiing (Northport) dialect.

Funeral Service

Funeral Service: Information to follow. Helen is survived by her three children,

Saturday, March 18, 1:30 PM Barbara Kateri Tekakwitha Church St. Germaine, Arlene Smith, Gary 2753 NW Bay Shore Dr., Peshawbestown, James (Anna)MISmith; seventeen grandchildren, Funeral luncheon to follow at Kateri Tekakwitha Church

twenty-four great grandchildren, six great great Helen M. Smith Burial will be GTB Pow-wow weekend Respectfully Acknowledging Ourgrandchildren, Loss in August.and many nieces and nephews. Walked on March 18, 2017 She was preceded in death by her parents, PESHAWBESTOWN – Helen Maxine Smith, 93, of and her siblings, Susan Merchant, Francis Visitation Peshawbestown, passed away Saturday, March Wanageshik, Elijah Wanageshik, and Josephine Tuesday, 21 family. 2017 5:00-8:00 P.M. 18, 2017 at home with herMarch loving Anderson. Martinson Funeral Home 115 N. St Joseph St Suttons Bay, MI 49682

Helen was born March 15, 1924 in Northport, the daughter of Levi and Marion (Antoine) Wanageshik.

Visitation was held , March 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay. The funeral service was held Wednesday, Funeral Service March 22 at 1 p.m. at the Northport Indian March 22, 2017 1:00 P.M. Helen spent forty yearsWednesday, as a teacher’s aide Indian United Methodist Church United Methodist Church. Rev. Samuel McClellan in the Chicago Public School system. She was 8626 N Manitou Trail, Northport MI 49670 will officiate. Burial will be held at a later date in very active in the Chicago Native Community Leelanau Township Cemetery in Northport. throughout her fifty years there. In Chicago


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KRISTIN MOCERE B.H. COUNCILOR

Dear GTB Community members, I would like to take a moment to introduce myself to you and your family. My name is Kristin Mocere and I have the privilege to being the Program Coordinator and BH Youth Counselor for the MSPI-GEN1 grant, Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative. I am excited and honored to be joining the community. I am currently finishing my M.A. in Clinical Mental Health & Counseling and Specialty in Alcohol and Drug Abuse through Western Michigan University.

Please look for flyers for monthly Families of Tradition and Youth Group meetings. I look forward to meeting all of you. Kristin Mocere Program Coordinator/ BH Youth Counselor Room 116 Human Services Department Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (231) 534-7243 Kristin.Mocere@gtbindians.com

LETTER TO COMMUNITY MEMBERS Dear GTB Community members, We were granted the MSPI-GEN1 grant from IHS which is a Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention Program for our community. We will be working with GTB and Federally-Recognized Tribal youth ages 8-24 years old and their families by integrating Wellbriety programs. You are invited to attend Families of Tradition meetings held monthly. Gas cards are available for families to assist with transportation. The meetings will run from 6-8pm with a pot luck dinner at 6pm. • Traverse City 3-Mile office – 1st Friday/month • Benzie Tribal Site – 2nd Monday/month • Peshawbestown conference room B at the Medicine Lodge – 3rd Tuesday/month • Charlevoix Tribal Site – 4th Thursday/month There will be weekly Youth Group meetings (ages 8-18) for all GTB and Federally-Recognized Tribal youth at all four GTB satellite offices. We’ll learn about substance abuse, prevention skills, and suicide awareness while engaging in activities based on cultural tradition. We’ll meet after school at the Satellite offices from 4:30-6pm. Gas cards are available for parents transporting their youth.

• Benzie will meet every Monday • Peshawbestown will meet every Tuesday • Charlevoix will meet every Thursday • Traverse City will meet every Friday Additional program activities include: • Cultural teaching from our Elders • Cultural arts/craft instructors will help youth make ribbon skirts/shirts, moccasins, and teach drumming and dancing. • Drivers Education financial support • Youth one-day Ropes Challenge Course • Native Suicide Awareness/Leadership training will occur in June for all participants, staff, and community members. I’m looking forward to working with you and your families. Please feel free to contact me. Kristin Mocere Program Coordinator/Youth Counselor Room 116 Behavioral Health Services (231) 534-7243 Kristin.Mocere@gtbidians.com


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My son Gilbert "Makonhs" Stevens turned 16 years old on March 13, 2017. I ordered a “Happy Birthday” cake for him and surprised him at Flandreau Indian School out in South Dakota. I just want to share the good news. My other son Mskwa Anungous Wasageshik is also there in a white cap grinning he knew I ordered the cake. Submitted by Sharon K. Wasageshik

PUBLIC SAFETY UPDATES

Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Tornado Shelter Locations # 1 2 3 4 5 6

TORNADO SHELTER LOCATIONS Tornado Shelter Location Address Elder’s West side of Elder’s Complex 11201 Ki-Dah-Keh Drive - behind (behind complex) Elder’s East side of Elder’s Complex (near 11201 Ki-Dah-Keh Drive – front cul-de-sac in front) Peshawbestown Peshawbestown Road near 2809 NW Bay Shore Drive weather monitoring station .09 mi south of Putnam Rd – West side Antrim Antrim near playground area Cherry Avenue, Kewadin – WingashMikun, Rapid City Benzie Benzie Community Center near 7282 Hoadley Road, Benzonia pow-wow grounds Charlevoix Charlevoix Community Center 10085 Wa-Ba-Noong-Mi-Kun near playground area

Longitude/Latitude 45* 01’13N – 085* 37’ 53W 45* 01’10N – 085* 37’ 50W 45* 01’43N – 085* 37’ 40W 45* 12’32N – 085* 11’ 01W 44* 35’21N – 086* 05’ 34W 45* 12’33N – 085* 11’ 03W

Tornado Shelter Guidelines located on tribal lands: 1. The shelters were designed and installed for the safety and protection of the residents without basements in their homes for sheltering during a tornado event. Each shelter will hold approximately 24 people. That number may be reduced, depending on pets and items carried. 2. When a tornado watch is announced, it means that weather conditions are where severe storms could produce a tornado. At this time you should have the previously prepared kit accessible, remain alert for approaching storms. Watch the sky and stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for information. All Tribal Commercial Buildings received a NOAA Weather Radio. 3. When a tornado warning is announced, it means that a tornado has been sited or has been indicated by weather radar. At this time you should take your emergency kit and immediately seek shelter. 4. Each household should have an emergency kit readily located within their home that they could take with them to the designated shelter area. The kit should be stocked with a flashlight (batteries left out), non-perishable food (for you and your pets), a radio (batteries left out), minor medical kit, and enough fresh drinking water for all family members and pets. 5. Each shelter will be locked from October 1st until April 1st for the winter months. 6. There are three (3) storm shelters located on the reservation. The first unit is located behind the Elder’s complex, the second unit is located near the cul-de-sac in front of the Elder’s complex on Ki-Dah-Keh and the third unit is located on Peshawbestown Road near the Natural Resources weather monitoring station. 7. One unit is located near the playground equipment at the Charlevoix Satellite Office, one unit located near the Pow-Wow grounds at the Benzie Satellite Office and one unit located near the playground area at the Antrim location. WEATHER SIREN 1. GTB has a weather Siren located by the Pow-Wow grounds in Peshawbestown, activated April 1st to October 1st each year by Leelanau County Emergency Management Office Dispatch Center for monthly tests. 2. Annual community notifications of siren tests are placed in the GTB Newsletter March and October. 3. If there is inclement weather, Leelanau County will activate the Siren and community members should understand why the Siren is being activated (inclement weather) and seek immediate shelter. 4. GTB Tribal Government conducts annual tornado, inclement weather and fire drills. 5. Emergency preparedness web sites are provided on the Grand Traverse Band website under Emergency Management to assist community members on emergency preparedness.


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COMMUNITY OPEN FORUM

The Grand Traverse Band Tribal Council will hold additional meeting dates for Elder’s Open Forum and General Open Forum.

The Chairman and Council would appreciate the consideration of trying this for 3-months, starting in February. The Elder’s Open Forum meeting will be held on the second Tuesday of every month at the Traverse City office at 10 am (4/11/17)

This proposal is two-fold: 1) To provide quality communication opportunities, in addition to the Community meetings for GTB elders and all GTB members.

The General Open Forum (for all GTB members) meeting will be held on the second Wednesday of every month (4/12/17) in Peshawbestown starting at 10 am.

2) To have effective follow-up and follow-through on the matters presented by the GTB members.

These meetings will have a light snack, be recorded, and formalized with minutes taken.

TRIBAL COUNCIL EMAILS

Exciting new changes have happened on the GTB website! Tribal members can now directly e-mail the Tribal Council their questions, concerns, suggestions, and general inquiries.

shortly after receive a response. Tribal Council would like to encourage Tribal members to use this communication tool to maintain an interwoven relationship between Tribal Council and the membership.

Under the GTB member login on the www. gtbindians.org website, Tribal members can login, provide their e-mail address, then type in their comments, questions, or concerns with Grand Traverse Band operations for Tribal Council. You will receive a receipt of your communication and

Megwetch to all Tribal members for your interest, as Tribal Council works to provide new communication opportunities with GTB membership!

2017 Tribal Council Meetings

Benzie 4/4/17 4-7 pm

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 01/18/17 TCSS O 1/25/17

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

01/10/17 01/17/17

February

TCRS 02/15/17 TCSS 02/22/17

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

02/07/17 02/14/17

March

TCRS 03/15/17 TCSS 03/29/17

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

03/07/17 03/21/17

TCRS 04/19/17 TCSS 04/26/17

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

04/11/17 04/18/17

May

TCRS 05/17/17 TCSS 05/31/15

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

05/09/17 05/23/17

June

TCRS 06/21/17 TCSS 06/28/17

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

06/13/17 06/20/17

July

TCRS 07 /19/17 TCSS 07/26/17

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

07/11/17 07/18/17

August

TCRS 08/16/17 TCSS 08/30/17

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

08/08/17 08/22/17

September

TCRS 09/20/17 TCSS 09/27/17

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

09/12/17 09/19/17

October

TCRS 10/18/17 TCSS 10/25/17

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

10/10/17 10/17/17

November

TCRS 11/15/17 TCSS 11/29/17

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

11/07/17 11/21/17

December

TCRS 12/20/17 TCSS 12/27/17

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

12/12/17 12/19/17

April

Moved to April 5th

Dates for Community Meetings with light dinner provided:

Antrim 4/5/17 4-7 pm (Kewadin community building) Charlevoix 5/3/17 4-7 pm

ELDERS

ADVISORY RAFFLE FRIDAY MAY

12TH

PRIZES TO BE INCLUDED ARE TRIBAL PENDLETON BLANKET, LSC BINGO PACKET, 1 NIGHT STAY WITH DINNER AT TURTLE CREEK CASINO AND HOTEL FURTHER INFORMATION TO FOLLOW IN FUTURE GTB NEWS PUBLICATIONS.


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BENODJENH CENTER UPDATE

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We are so excited that spring is finally here and summer is around the corner. Soon the classrooms will be able to start working on their garden beds. We are happy to announce that our Center Based Head Start and Early Head Start classrooms are completely full. Our Early Head Start Home Base Program and our Family Spirit/Healthy Start Program still have available spots and are accepting applications as well. To apply, you can download an application off of our website which is listed below, or you can stop by the Benodjenh Center and we would be happy to help you. Stay tuned for our 2017-2018 applications which will be available soon. http://www.gtbindians.org/benodjenh.asp Miigwetch from the staff here at The Benodjenh Center

YOUTH SERVICES

ANT ASP- Adan, Daizer and Sammie taking a break to say hi.

Photos provided by Jamie Kalush

TC ASP-Emma and Sawyer getting ready to race.

APRIL YOUTH BIRTHDAYS!!!

Candance Anderson Tayven Gann Maximus Shocko Darius Lopez Jerdan Wilson Eathan Sams

04-07 04-25 04-28 04-14 04-06 04-04

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This month is also Antrim and Charlevoix Youth Site Coordinator Jamie Kalush’s birthday on 4-9. Happy Birthday Jamie!


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LINE 5 : THE BLACK SERPENT

Lying dormant along the bottom of the Mackinaw Straits lies a 64 year old twin pipeline. Millions of gallons of oil pump through it daily. This black serpent slithers back and forth along the lakes floor, due to the varying currents of the Straits. This is one of the factors that continue to erode the pipes protective hull. The Enbridge sponsored serpent contains a massive payload of venomous oil, enough to blacken the water, and poison all resident life. Yet this threat continues to remain. Proving that oil is the dominant fuel for the burning arrogance of corporate greed. On March 13th, the meeting of the Pipeline Safety Advisory Board took place at the Michigan Agency for Energy in Lansing, Mi. The GTB Natural Resources Department, in collaboration with the Tribal Manager and Tribal Council, brought the native voice to this meeting. A band of volunteers took a four hour bus ride to share their opposition of the continuous usage of Line 5 through the Mackinaw Straits. The meeting began with a presentation from Kurt Baraniecki, Enbridge director of pipeline integrity. His slide show contained the current structural integrity of the 64 year old pipe line. The official made a claim that the pipe is just as structurally intact as the day it was built. Yet members of the committee, and the audience, caught a flaw in that statement. During his speech, the official mentioned “holidays” in 18 places of the pipeline where coating is delaminating on the pipelines outer protective layer. The State of Michigan Emergency Management Coordinator and State Police Captain Chris Kelenske, who

resides on the board, inquired what had caused this lack of material and why Enbridge reports were contradicting themselves. Enbridge responding that they were “not certain what is causing the delamination.” Baraniecki then said ”The outer wrap is not something we’d typically repair.” These statements from Enbridge sparked a furious uproar. Several audience members shouted out, “shut it down!” While members from the Great Lake Sturgeons began various chants, interrupting the speaker from Enbridge. These outbursts were frequently calmed by the Board co-chair, Valerie Brader. Attendees were asked to sign up at the beginning of the meeting if they wanted to speak during the public forum. Opinions were shared from both sides. Members from the Grand Traverse Band brought to light the looming threat to the waters and potential violation of established Tribal Treaty Rights evident in the pipes existence. The State of Michigan has an obligation to protect the 1836 Treaty-reserved Great Lakes fishing rights from pollution, impairment and destruction. Demonstrators, Fred Harrington and his 8 year old grandson Riley Sargent, left the room to return covered in cake batter to depict the state of our wildlife after a spill. GTB Fire Chief Todd Brewer reminded the panel of the Deep Water Horizon BP oil spill. Others brought up the Enbridge Kalamazoo River spill, that took Enbridge 14 hours to shut down the flow of oil gushing into the Kalamazoo. This being after Enbridge increased oil flow, thinking that the pipe was

clogged with debris. Efforts are still being made to this day to clean up the residual damage of both spills. Dee Wonegeshik, Arlene Kashata and Linda Woods sung a water blessing during the meeting. Speakers on behalf of the pipeline had similar counter arguments. They all mentioned the number of jobs that the pipeline creates. They all suggested that shutting it down would result in a loss of jobs. The obvious response for those against the pipeline was simple. Why should money outweigh the safety of our waters, the wildlife, and our people? Several small business owners, along the Great Lake shoreline, countered by stating that their livelihoods would be ruined after a spill, thus resulting in the loss of jobs because of the pipeline. Many crowd members that live along the straits took the stand to remind the panel that these waters supply 20% of the world’s freshwater. Why threaten that? The Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board is still debating on whether state law can provide authority to shut down Line 5. Although an Enbridge advisor, Brad Shamla, resides among the panel members. This causes some concern for bias and corruption within the Advisory Board itself. This being another issue of contempt that was brought up by the people during the public forum. For future updates monitor the GTB Tribal website, GTB Official - Protectors of Mother Earth Face Book page, and GTB NEWS for information regarding the efforts to protect the Great Lakes. - By Jared Sonderegger, Editor


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Volunteers at the Strongheart making sandwiches for the trip.

Fred Harrington and Grandson Riley Sargent depicting wildlife after a spill.

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The Enbridge presentation at the start of the Board hearing.

Dee Wonageshik, Arlene Kashata and Linda Woods sing a Nibi song.

Arlene Kashata speaks to the Board.

Delores Wonageshik speaks to the Board.

GTB members amongst a packed house and extraordinary turn out for the Line 5 debate in Lansing on March, 13th. Photos by Jared Sonderegger


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GTB OPDE GRANT UPDATES

OPDE April Newsletter Report

Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Office of Program Development and Evaluation Monthly Newsletter Article Submitted to GTB Communications Department by OPDE staff ________________________________________________________________

Aanii/Boozhoo from the GTB Office of Program Development and Evaluation (OPDE)! OPDE works closely with tribal leaders and department managers to secure funding for new and existing programs and recommend program improvements to better meet the needs of Tribal membership. Grant seeking is an on-going daily activity within OPDE. Many of the grants that GTB applies for are highly competitive, where GTB has been chosen out of pools of hundreds of applicants from all over the country. Grant funds are used for a variety of our tribal programs including Natural Resources, Public safety, Head Start, Human Services, Health Services, Eyaawing Museum and Cultural Center building, and tribal management. The following are funding awards that GTB received since the beginning of the current Fiscal Year 2017 our fiscal year starts 10/1/16 to 9/30/17 We have listed department contacts for follow up questions if you have any. Miigwetch

Cultural Department 1

Contact Pat Putney (231)534-7762 or Tanya Raphael (231)534-7762 Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) Grant amount *$2,680 To coordinate at least one (1) community announcement and at least one (1) community outreach event for eligible Native American elders to inform and assist about the benefits currently available to them. Tanya Raphael (231)534-7762, Assistant to Elders/Cultural Dept Manager Annual Seniors Farmers Market Nutrition Program Grant amount *$9,925 Nutrition services and coupons to Native American Elders aged 60 and older residing in the GTB OPDE Aprilservice Newsletter Report six-county area, for local farmers markets. Pat Putney (231)534-7762, Elders/Cultural Department Manager

Public Safety Department 2

Contact Jolanda Murphy (231)534-7111 or Linda Stewart (231)534-7632 Fire Prevention and Safety Grant amount $22,260 Provide fire inspection training for two GTB staff; quarterly building inspections; review and update GTB fire code; address code enforcement measures; and conduct awareness workshops for community benefit. Todd Brewer, (231)534-7666 Fire Chief, Public Safety Department Adam Walsh Act Implementation Grant Program Grant amount $178,710 (In 2007 the GTB Tribal Council approved resolution #07-25.1792, opting to participate in the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) by establishing a GTB Sex Offender Registry) Enhance the current program by: reviewing the Grand Traverse Band’s SORNA Code and propose revisions; improving information-sharing infrastructure and collaborative relationships; developing SORNA Strategic Plan for sustainability; providing training and technical assistance;and maintaining technology requirements. Denise Johnson, (231)534-7370 SORNA Coordinator, Public Safety Department Indian Highway Safety Program’s Child Passenger Safety Seat Program Grant amount $4,083 Establish a Traffic Enforcement Unit (TEU) to patrol in the GTB six-county service area, to increase awareness of 1) alcohol/drug use effects; and 2) usage of child safety seats David Crockett, (231)534-7182 Police Captain, Public Safety Department OVW Grants to Tribal Governments to Exercise Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction (Tribal Jurisdiction Program) Grant amount $448,511 To address the following issues: (1) an absence of criminal jurisdiction over non-Indians; and, (2) sentencing limitations for all criminal cases proceeding in the Tribal Court. Community benefit Vicki Parzych, (231)534-7365 OPDE April Newsletter Report PAO Paralegal, Public Safety Department Bulletproof Vest Partnership Program Grant amount $1,841 Purchase bulletproof vests for GTB law enforcement officers. David Crockett, (231)534-7182 Police Captain, Public Safety Department Michigan Volunteer Fire Assistance Tribal Management Department 3 Grant amount $2,250 This grantMary provided Personal Protective or Equipment for GTB231-534-7965 Firefighters. Contact Pelcher 231-534-7136 Doris Winslow Todd Brewer (231)534-7666, Fire Chief, Public Safety Department Tribal Transit Program Grant amount $25,000 To provide GTB with a planning study that includes the necessary information to identify the specific key stakeholders and resources that are available for the development and implementation of a GTB tribal transit program Mary Pelcher (231)534-7136, MSA, Tribal Manager, Tribal Management Department P.L. 102-477 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Grant (WIOA-477 Program) Grant amount $29,626 Provide assistance to Native Americans in six-county service area seeking gainful employmentand job skills. Available to Income eligible American Indians or Alaska Natives residing in the GTB six-county service area Aeawosgi Campos (231)534-7767, GTB 477 Coordinator, Tribal Management Department


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Human Services Department 7 Contact Arlene Kashata 231-534-7681

Family Violence Prevention & Services Grant amount $38,921 The grant provides direct services for victims and survivors of violence, including both male and female adults and youth. Members of a federally recognized Indian tribe residing in the GTB six-county service area that has experienced family violence or at risk for family violence Sharon Wasageshik (231)534- 7247, Prevention Specialist, Human Services Department MSPI GEN-I (Year 1 of 4) Grant amount $156,900 Provide early intervention strategies and implement positive youth cultural-based programming directed at reducing risk factors for suicidal behavior and substance abuse Native youth (ages 8-24) in the GTB six-county service area Kristin Mocere (231)534-, Project coordinator/ Youth Councilor Annual Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Grant amount *$43,788 Heating assistance, cooling assistance, weatherization assistance, energy efficiency strategies andupgrades, and crisis assistance for eligible households Native Americans residing in the GTB six-county service area eligible according to income guidelines Connie TwoCrow (231)534-7906, Human Services Intake, Human Services Department Adult Mental Health Block Grant (years one and two funded) Grant amount $262,500 Provide case manager services, including health care referrals, for 1) disenfranchised tribal members with serious mental impairment (SMI) and co-occurring disorders (COD), and Elders with dementia, and 2) system of care development for older persons with dementia and SMI GTB adults with serious mental illness (SMI) including those with co-occurring substance use disorders and Elders with dementia, in the GTB six-county service area Arlene Kashata, Human Services Department Manager Annual Community Services Block Grant Amount $7,626 Supplement the GTB Human Services program for direct services to eligible Tribal members Low-income Indian families and individuals in crisis Connie TwoCrow (231)534-7906, Human Services Intake, Human Services Department OPDE April Newsletter Report

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Contact Ruth Bussey (231)534-7241 or Tina Bouguettaya (231)534-7035 Annual Special Diabetes Program for Indians Grant amount $119,305 Direct diabetic services GTB Tribal Members in the GTB six-county service area that are diabetic, pre diabetic or have gestational diabetes. Kathy Bowers (231)534-7481, RN, MSN, CDE, Diabetes Program Coordinator,

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Contact Tanya Wanageshik 231-534-7050 or Sherri Vezina 231-534-7041 Family Drug Court Grant amount $600,000 Develop and implement a Family Healing to Wellness Court program Native Americans within the jurisdiction of the GTB Tribal Court Summer Mattis, 231-534-7761 Program Director/Court Clerk, Tribal Court Annual Child Care Fund Grant amount $40,772 Serve neglected, abused and delinquent youth through the In-Home Care Program Native youth under the jurisdiction of GTB Tribal Court Sherri Vezina, Court Administrator, Tribal Court OPDE April Newsletter Report

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Contact Desmond Berry 231-534-7636 Circle of Flight Grant amount $70,000 To conduct a wild rice evaluation project, including a rice camp. Community benefit Tom Callison (231)534-7656, Fish & Wildlife Biologist, Natural Resources Department Annual NRCS Extension of Contribution Agreement Grant amount $30,000 Ecological restoration projects within the 1836 Treaty of Washington Ceded Territory that will have a long-term beneficial impact on GTB’s Treaty reserved rights for the whole community. DJ Shook (231)941-0951, Fish, Wildlife & Soil Conservationist, Natural Resources Department

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GTB OPDE GRANT UPDATES Cont from page 21 Life Long Learning Department 12 Contact Dawn Shenoskey 231-534-7753

Annual Head Start/Early Head Start Grant amount $850,000 The continuation of the GTB Benodjenh Head Start (year 25) and Early Head Start (year 15) programs. These programs include center based and home based early education opportunities Children age 0-5, residing in the GTB six-county Service Area Joyce McClellan (231) 534-7380, Benodjenh Center Director, Education Department Annual Great Start Readiness Program Grant amount $49,390 Continue partnership with TBAISD’s Great Start Readiness Program for up to 18 Benodjenh Center students who are 4 years of age, in preparation for Kindergarten at age 5 Benodjenh Center students who are 4 years of age Joyce McClellan (231) 534-7380, Benodjenh Center Director, Education Department Honoring Our Children Initiative (Year 3 of 3) Grant Amount $10,000 Participate in the HOC Initiative (Year 3 of 3) in engaging tribal leaders and tribal citizens in creating a plan to improve factors important to the well-being of tribal children ages 0-8. Community benefit Joyce McClellan (231) 534-7380, Benodjenh Center Director, Education Department Early Childhood Health and Wellness Healthy Active Living Learning Collaborative Learning Grant Amount $3,000 Address gaps in policy and programmatic approaches and further inform on healthy active living policies, community benefit Joyce McClellan, Benodjenh Center Director, Education Department Annual Native American Library Services – Basic Grant Amount $7,000 Support the GTB Heritage Library's core library services Community benefit Melissa Alberts (231)534-7765, Higher Education Specialist, Education Department

*Final appropriations have not been made for these formula grants; the figure cited above reflects the previous award issued. ST. KATERI SHRINE REMEMBRANCE BRICK

St. Kateri Parish will be paving the walkway to the St. Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine that is in the cemetery. We are offering the opportunity to purchase bricks engraved with the names of loved ones for this walkway. The cost of each brick is $50.00. NAME PHONE NUMBER £..MAIL METHOD OF PAYMENT:

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MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: ST. KATERI SHRINE SEND ORDER FORM AND PAYMENT TO: ST. KATERI PARISH P.O. Box369 SUTTONS BAY, Ml 49682

ORDERS DUE BY MARCH 17TH

Please print neatly in all CAPITAL LETTERS to ensure proper engraving on your brick. Only 15 letters and/or spaces per line. Please write information exactly as you would like it to appear, including spacing and punctuation. Text on each line will be center aligned, and information as a whole, will be engraved centered on the brick. If you have any questions please call Sister Sue at 2 31-2 71-665 l ORDER FORM You USE ALL 3 LINES

We hope to have this project finished by late Spring to early Summer. We will notify you when the .dedication will take place

April 30, 2017 St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church 10:00 Mass followed by Feast Please Join Us Great Raffle Prizes Raffle tickets may be purchased: Sunday’s after the Mass Return of the Three At the Thursday Night Dinners Or by contacting Donna Swallows


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GTB ROUND DANCE

The GTB Round Dance was held at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in the Michigan Ball room on March 4th. There was a great turnout for the event. A pipe ceremony, hosted by Tom Peters, kicked off the evening. This was followed by a potluck feast, which featured a smorgasboard of home made goods and catered food provided by the Cultural Department. This was served with the assistance from Resort staff. The Round Dance offered such activities as an on site singer registration. Several featured singers were present including Hokie Clairmont, Darrell Hill, Joey Quincy, Bud Day Dominique Watson, Quanah LaRose, Charley Lewis, and Littleman Quintero. The night included prize raffles, spot dances, Midnight snacks and blanket raffles for all in attendance.

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Top 5 Reasons To Shut Down Line 5 Under the Straits 1. WE CANNOT AFFORD AN OIL SPILL IN THE GREAT LAKES. ● ● ●

A catastrophic oil spill in the Great Lakes threatens the drinking water of 40 million people. A spill risks the health of Great Lakes fish, an essential local food source. One in five Michigan jobs – more than 800,000 jobs in all – is tied to having high quality and plentiful water, including shipping, advanced manufacturing, agriculture, tribal fishing, and more than 80 other water-using industry subsectors.

2. THE 64-YEAR-OLD PIPELINE POSES A CATASTROPHIC RISK TO THE GREAT LAKES. ●

The Straits are the worst possible place for an oil spill in the Great Lakes, according to the University of Michigan, with currents regularly changing directions and moving water quantities 10x greater than Niagara Falls. Enbridge’s data reveals cracks, dents, corrosion, and missing anti-corrosion coating, including an on-shore portion of the 64-year-old pipeline in the Straits that has lost 26 percent of its wall thickness to corrosion. Cleaning up a spill with ice cover would be nearly impossible. Enbridge’s emergency spill response plan was not approved by the federal government, as law requires.

3. LINE 5 IS AN ILLEGAL PIPELINE. ● ●

Enbridge is violating the Treaty of 1836 by severely threatening Tribal Fishing Rights; tribes were never consulted regarding Line 5. Enbridge has violated its 1953 easement with the State of Michigan in eight different ways related to pipeline design and structural integrity.

4. ENBRIDGE HAS A TERRIBLE TRACK RECORD IN MICHIGAN. ●

In July 2010, Enbridge caused the nation’s largest inland oil spill in Kalamazoo. Enbridge’s Line 6B burst and dumped more than a million gallons of heavy tar sands oil for 17 hours. Cleanup costs exceeded $1.2 billion and took over five years.

5. LINE 5 IS NOT NECESSARY ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE ●

Available capacity and flexibility to meet energy demand in the Great Lakes region already exists in the North American pipeline system operated by Enbridge and its competitors without threatening our public waters and Pure Michigan economy. FLOW’s expert reports show only 5-10 percent of the oil in Line 5 is used in Michigan and that decommissioning the 63-year-old oil pipelines to prevent a disastrous spill in the Mackinac Straits would not disrupt Michigan’s or the Midwest’s crude oil and propane supply.

CALLING ALL GTB ARTISTS! ENTER TO WIN $250 IN THE “WATER PROTECTOR” LOGO CONTEST Logo Theme: Water Protector Submissions Due by: 5pm, April 21, 2017 Submissions Must Include: 1. Unsigned artwork 2. Sealed envelope containing the artist’s name, contact information, and a description of their artwork Deliver Submissions to: GTB Natural Resources Office, 3505 Putnam Road, Peshawbestown, MI 49682, Phone: 231-534-7500 Winner to be selected by: a 3-Person Panel Winner Announced by: 5pm, April 28, 2017 Winning Prize: $250 Note: Upon award the winning logo design rights will be signed over to GTB to utilize however they see fit.

Natural Resources & Environmental Committee Meeting Please note the NREC meetings will start their regular session meetings every first Thursday of the month again. (Unless a notice states otherwise) Please remember to always check with the Natural Resources Department if you are not sure of a meeting date or time. Natural Resources Department (231) 534-7500

When: First Thursday of the month Time: 9:00 a.m. Where: Tribal Council Chambers All are welcome.


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When a Grand Traverse Band member on tribal lands is the victim of domestic violence at the hands of a nonIndian, the crime falls into a jurisdictional void. The state lacks authority on tribal lands, GTB lacks criminal authority over non-Indians, and the federal government almost always declines to prosecute domestic violence offenses. The ensuing failure of the American justice system enables non-Indians to continue to victimize Indians. Without consequences for the offender or services for the victim, the void perpetuates cycles of violence. Since 1978, when the Supreme Court held that Indian tribes cannot prosecute non-Indians, tribes have lobbied Congress to fulfill its trust responsibility by restoring tribes’ authority. Prompted by these efforts, Congress enacted Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction (SDVCJ) as part of the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization of 2013. SDVCJ reinstates the authority of tribes to investigate, prosecute, and punish non-Indian defendants for acts of domestic or dating violence, and for violations of certain protection orders. In 2016, GTB applied for and received a grant to pursue implementation of SDVCJ, which requires several due process protections for SDVCJ defendants. GTB already practices or guarantees many of the mandatory due process protections. Requirements that GTB must address to exercise SDVCJ include:

Photo by Vicki Parzych

While SDVCJ restores a “sliver of a full moon”1 of tribal sovereignty, it comes with a price tag. When exercised, each of the due process protections would entail financial costs. Incarcerating and providing health care to convicted individuals. As the Tribal Council weighs the pros and cons of SDVCJ, it will need to examine the options and their associated costs. Public Safety, Behavioral Health, the Tribal Court—and most important, the tribal membership— will need to share their perspectives.

In the course of meeting with tribes that have implemented SDVCJ, we have talked to tribal officials who see the sliver as a stepping stone on the way to restoring the full moon of tribal sovereignty. The idea is • Providing effective assistance of counsel to defendants that as more Indian tribes successfully step in to fill part of the jurisdictional void, the case for restoring more of • Providing indigent defendants a defense attorney tribes’ criminal jurisdiction grows. Someday Congress, licensed to practice law • Providing defendants the right to a trial by an impartial confronted with robust evidence that tribal justice systems jury drawn from a fair cross-section of the community are as capable as any other, will restore tribes’ authority that does not systematically exclude any distinctive group, to protect their citizens. [Sean E. Cahill, GTB Assistant General Counsel]. including non-Indians • Ensuring a defendant is notified of the right to file a petition for a writ of habeas corpus to a United States 1“Sliver of a full moon” a play by Mary Kathryn Nagel that tells the stories of native women, their harrowing traumas caused by domestic court to challenge his or her detention. violence, and the efforts to get SDVCJ enacted as part of the VAWA reauthorization

NATION TO NATION MEETING

The GTB SDVCJ Team met with the

Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi Tribal Court Chief Judge, NHBP Tribal Attorneys and NHBP Tribal Prosecutor and their staff Friday, March 17, 2017 at Fulton, MI regarding implementation requirements for enhanced sentencing. NHBP Councilwoman Dorie Rios provided a welcome and introductions with an overview at the beginning of the SDVCJ Meeting. The GTB and NHBP discussed requirements of Adopting & Implementing SDVCJ involving the process for potential changes for the Constitution; Code; Rules; Victim Services; Indigent SDVCJ Defendants; Rehabilitation Programs; Jury Selection; Personal Protection Orders; P&P Drafting; Amendments; Promulgation; Civil Forfeiture Code Authorization and Barriers & Successes to Implementing SDVCJ. Other topics of discussion included Detention and Prisoner Housing Issues and SDVCJ sentencing provisions for Arrests, investigations, prosecutions and convictions. In addition the team spoke at length on prisoner health care considerations and Personal Protection Orders Enforcement. The meeting between GTB and NHBP was extremely beneficial and provided additional considerations for GTB to review as the team moves forward on the SDVCJ Grant.

Photo by Vicki Parzych [Pictured: NHBP Police Chief Carter Bright; NHBP Chief Judge Melissa L. Pope; NHBP Domestic Violence Victim Advocate Patti McClure,; NHBP Staff Attorney Elizabeth Cook; GTB Police Captain David Crockett; GTB Public Safety Department Manager Jolanda Murphy; GTB Asst. General Counsel Sean Cahill; NHBP Tribal Prosecutor Nancy Bogren; GTB Tribal Prosecutor Matthew Feil; Holly Curtis, NHBP Tribal Court Administrator, NHBP Police Sergeant, Kristen Main.


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Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians Family Violence Prevention & Services Program

Dear GTB Tribal Members:

The GTB Family Violence Prevention Program services are delivered in several ways one is weekly support groups. (See flyer of weekly support groups) This outreach activity one at each four satellite site will conduct an awareness presentation of “Violence is Not Traditional”. At these weekly meetings educational materials on domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking are provided as well as strengthen bonds between women and girls to reduce isolation often occurs in rural areas. There will be a star quilt activity for the girls and women so they can learn to sew together. Please bring your sewing machine if you have one. Also this is a pot luck dinner activity to share with each other.

“Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians is committed to ending the high rates of violence against women and families in this community and ensuring safety of all tribal members”. If you are a victim of the four crimes stated above you may be eligible for “direct emergency assistance services”. To apply please come to the weekly support meetings in your area or come to my office of the Medicine Lodge in the Human Services Department for an intake application. Miigwetch Sharon K. Wasageshik Family Violence Prevention Program Director 231-534-7247 Sharon.Wasageshik@gtbindians.com

hope is to provide foot soaks which has specialized We all can use our voice to change the culture to medicine to help the Anishinaabe-Kwewok to heal prevent sexual violence according to National Sexual from their illnesses, whether it be diabetes or other ailments. This form of purification and medicine wheel Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) teachings will help our Anishinaabe-Kwewok and their They also say prevention requires addressing families. the root causes and social norms that allow sexual st nd violence to exist. This April we’re calling on groups We will meet for this event April 21 and April 22 at whose influence can play a critical role in changing the Medicine Lodge Conference Rooms B and potluck culture. We are the strongest together to foster dinner in the Medicine Lodge Kitchen. This event will start at 7PM to 9 pm and on Saturday the time will be healthy relationships, equality, and respect. different. Together we can engage in changing the culture to end sexual assault. For more information please call Sharon K. Wasageshik at 231-534-7247 or email to Sharon. The Anishinaabe Women will meet for Teachings Wasageshik@gtbindians.com and Sing Healing songs for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. Our This Year’s Campaign Theme: Engaging New Voices

UPDATE FOR COMMUNITY MEMBERS

Aanii,

Our CTAS-PA 5 (Women’s Domestic Violence) grant extension of 6 months has ended March 18th. This grant supported Sequetta Brand’s position as the Domestic Violence Project Coordinator and DV Counselor. We have re-applied for the CTAS –PA 5 grant and will know in September regarding re-funding. This DV grant program would then resume October 1, 2017. In the meantime, if you need assistance please contact Sharon Wasageshik, as she has the Family Violence Prevention Grant, which has some domestic violence client services funds available to those who meet the criteria. She can be reached at: 231-534-7247. Miigwetch!

Arlene Kashata Department 7 Manager-Human Services Arlene Kashata MA, CSAC Department 7 Manager – Human Services Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians 2605 N West Bay Shore Dr Peshawbestown, MI 49682 Office: 231-534-7255 Cell: 231-866-6080


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General Open Forum Minutes and Follow-up Wednesday, March 8, 2017 10am-12pm, Council Chambers Secretary Rohl began discussion by mentioning a vacant house along M-22 that was supposed to have been torn down. She asked if anyone knew what was being done about this home. Councilor Shomin stated that in the most recent legal update meeting, it was mentioned that the home sits on fee simple land and so GTB does not have jurisdiction over it. It is a private home. Treasurer Arroyo said the next step to take is to ask the people who own the house whether they need help tearing it down. One-time funding may have to be allocated to cover the cost of removal. Secretary Rohl agreed that the owners should be contacted to find out how to help. TMO Mary Pelcher said that she would discuss this matter with the Legal department and contact the home owner. Tina Frankenberger spoke next, asking whether or not The Ridge is able to be a viable business again. Discussion took place as to whether or not the building can still be used. Treasurer Arroyo stated that he believes the building is structurally sound. Councilor Wilson stated that as for now, the LLC has no intention of opening The Ridge back up. Secretary Rohl suggested The Ridge could be used as a gathering place for funerals, stating she would like to move forward with getting cemeteries developed. She also said that there are no plans to reopen The Ridge as a restaurant, from either the EDC or LLC. Discussion took place as to areas that have been designated for cemeteries. Sandra Waukazoo asked if a stone could be placed on the hill near The Ridge to mark her sister’s grave. She wants there to be a marking so the grave is not accidentally disturbed. Chairman McClellan said he would suggest this to Freddy Rapahel. Sonya Zotigh mentioned that there was at one time a draft circulated of a cemetery ordinance. She suggested redrafting this. Secretary Rohl said that at one time there was a cemetery committee, but they stopped meeting. Chairman McClellan stated that Council would look into this and provide information regarding the cemetery ordinance/committee at the next General Open Forum meeting. Brad McClellan brought up the cedar trees that were cut down in the marina development. He asked if both the wood and the remaining stumps are going to be used for anything. He said he could use the wood for making ricing tools. Councilor Shomin suggested to get ahold of Ron Anderson in maintenance. He said that some of the wood has been used for memorial fires and by the Elders for heating. Brad then discussed per capita payments. He asked what the legal age is to start working in Michigan. He suggested starting per cap at 14. This would increase the per cap of everyone in the tribe. He also proposed increasing the per cap paid to Elders. Secretary Rohl said the distribution of per cap was outlined and established by an initiative by the tribal membership, and so the only way to change it is through another initiative. Brad further discussed the benefits to starting per cap distribution at 14 years of age as opposed to earlier. Bonnie Inman spoke up regarding the first RAO. It mentioned that the regulations regarding per capita distribution cannot be changed without the voice of the people. The RAO stated that a referendum was needed to change any part of the ordinance. Councilor Shomin explained the process that happened when the per cap distribution was eventually changed. Discussion ongoing as to the distribution of per cap. It was suggested that per cap be paid out three or four times (every three months) a year and not two. This would make the amounts smaller, but more helpful. Discussion ongoing of how this might help families.

Discussion moved on. Bonnie Inman asked how to get funeral notices out to people who are not employed by the tribe and thus do not receive global emails. TMO Mary Pelcher said that they are posted on the website, and mentioned that the IT department is working on a “community blast� lists; GTB members will be able to add their email and then receive notification ASAP of funeral notices and other important information. Chairman McClellan suggested adding family names to the bereavement notices. Secretary Rohl agreed, and suggested adding a picture as well (with family permission). Councilor Shomin stated that this is being worked on, and within a month or so there will be a way to get funeral notices (and other communications) out to more of the membership. Discussion took place as to Department Managers departing early from Council sessions once their agenda item has been discussed. It was suggested they should sit through the entire meeting and take information back to their departments. Sonya Zotigh mentioned that there is work session scheduled to select a fiber optic software/system to record meetings that take place at the satellite offices. Chairman McClellan replied that Council and IT are working to make recordings of the Council Sessions available in every site and every building. Chairman McClellan discussed having the minutes be made available for tribal members to view, perhaps in the newsletter. He said that this is something that should be considered. Tina Frankenberger spoke up to mention that new employees still within their probationary period are unaware if they can attend Council sessions, and may be afraid to ask permission. Councilor Shomin stated he believes in encouraging employees to attend and said we should ask HR to make this part of orientation. Discussion moved on. Jeremy Rice discussed traditional education, and suggested that GTB members may benefit from going to the Great Lakes Cultural Camp. He suggested attending this camp as one of the qualifications for receiving per capita rather than obtaining a high school diploma. Councilor Bird responded, saying there is currently a movement within the tribe to bring back cultural identity. There was talk of involving the youth with this. Chairman McClellan spoke up, saying that at one time there was a Junior Tribal Council. Council agreed to look into this program and to get it going again. Discussion took place as to the budget for the Line 5 call to action. The figure of $44,000 is not just to attend rallies in Lansing but rather for all efforts connected with Line 5 and the Nestle water withdrawal. TMO Mary Pelcher discussed this further. Discussion ongoing regarding the Cultural Department. Danna Klumb discussed again the proposed $44,000 budget for Line 5 matters. She spoke regarding stipends paid to GTB members to attend events and suggested cutting back a bit on these stipends. Danna also discussed stipends given to GTB members and not to non-tribal members (for attending a parenting class, for example.) Secretary Rohl replied that per the GTB Constitution, RAO dollars, (which usually fund stipends) are limited to people living within the six-county service area. We are not just excluding non-natives but GTB members that do not live within the 6-county service area.


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Elders Open Forum Minutes and Follow-up Tuesday, 3/14/2017 Traverse City Three Mile Office

Chairman McClellan began by discussing the results of the recent survey. Over 800 responses were received. Treasurer Arroyo mentioned that the results would be eventually posted on the GTB website as well as circulated to the satellite offices, so that members who don’t have access to a computer may view them. GTB Elder Ernie Gablow discussed the Line 5 rally that took place in Lansing on Monday, 3/13. It was the second hearing of the Pipeline Advisory Board. Ernie asked whether the other states that share the Great Lakes have people protesting against Line 5. He asked if the Canadian government is speaking out against Line 5. He said the pipeline in no way benefits Michigan, as all the materials are sent back to Canada via the pipeline. Ernie spoke a bit more about the dangers to our natural resources. Secretary Jane Rohl mentioned that there is a Facebook page for GTB Water Protectors, and also said that a budget has been developed for attending rallies, events, etc. She said that if anyone would like more info regarding Line 5 efforts they could contact Dee Wonegeshik or the NRD department. There is a lot of public information out there regarding Line 5 efforts and the pipeline itself. Secretary Rohl mentioned that many different tribes are involved, as well as non-tribal environmental groups.

29 to open up communication, and welcomes any suggestions to improve communication. She said that a list of GTB member emails is being compiled so email blasts can be sent out with important information. This would help let members know when the health department/nurse staff will be in their area, for example. Leonard Corey led discussion on insurance practices, and the fact that we send our billing to Wisconsin. General issues with health insurance were discussed. Leonard then discussed grants that stipulate who can be hired for that position, and what level of education they must have. He discussed a situation where someone applied for a job, but as per the grant he did not have enough education to qualify. Chairman McClellan responded, saying that some positions do need to strictly adhere to the minimum education requirements. Discussion ongoing. Tony Sineway spoke regarding insurance, and whether the efforts by President Trump to repeal the Affordable Care Act will leave GTB members without insurance. Chairman McClellan said no, it would not but what happens in Washington still affects the tribe. Secretary Rohl stated that any cuts to Medicaid, IHS or other federal programs may affect our budgets.

Leonard Corey discussed issues with the Election Board, and how some rules and practices contradict one another. He mentioned that we need to resolve some issues before the 2020 negotiations of our hunting and fishing rights begin. Lengthy discussion took place as to the financial state of GTB Elder Tony Sineway asked why people didn’t start the tribe, the proposed new casino project, and an incident speaking out against Line 5 sooner. Councilor Mark Wilson where information was requested by Tribal Council from the replied that awareness started increasing once the pipeline’s EDC Board, who told Council they had to come to the EDC life span hit the 50 year mark. 50 years was the projected end building to review the information. They would not give the of the pipeline’s life span. Councilor Wilson and Secretary Rohl information out because they said it is sensitive and the stated that GTB Tribal Councilors will be bringing a Resolution building is not secure. Chairman McClellan discussed the cost to the Midwest Alliance of Sovereign Tribes (MAST) conference of building Turtle Creek Casino and Hotel. Treasurer David regarding Line 5 issues. Councilor Wilson stated that there will Arroyo stated that TCCH was built to remain competitive in be a form letter put into the GTB newsletter which members gaming, not to provide an eventual increase in per capita can cut out, sign, and send it to show solidarity in being payments, as some people believe. Secretary Rohl stated against Line 5. Chairman McClellan stated that Council would that Council should not have to go behind closed doors to get all the information regarding Line 5 to all the satellite see information on the financial state of the tribe and the offices so all members will have a chance to view. new TCCH was marketed to Tribal members that there would be an increase percap. It is everyone’s right to know what is GTB Elder Leonard Corey spoke up to mention that the going on in all businesses. Discussion took place as to how the dates in the newsletter for several meetings were incorrect. Council was holding the EDC CEO accountable for revenues Chairman McClellan apologized for the error. and management-even insubordination regarding the request for information. Discussion took place as to the importance of GTB Elder Pat Castaneda led discussion regarding a Council having government and EDC information available at all sites. member who went to conferences and posted a picture on Discussion took place as to the Tribal court opinion that was social media of himself making rude gestures. Discussion took issued on a recall, the language that was used in the petitions place as how this could negatively reflect on GTB’s image for that recall, the process, the lack of due process for and reputation. At every function, conference, and meeting members, and the overall events of that incident. Tribal Council’s role is to represent GTB as a whole. GTB Elder Sandra Waukazoo stated that she talked to the Council Discussion moved back to an additional clinic in Traverse member responsible, who apologized and took the photo City. Chairman McClellan mentioned that some members down. have up to a one and a half hour drive to get to the clinic in Peshawbestown. He said GTB is looking to work with any Chairman McClellan discussed the need for a walk-in clinic one of the hospital groups in Traverse City to have a more in Traverse City. The clinic in Peshawbestown would not centrally located clinic. be closed, this would just provide an additional place for members to go and get urgent health care without having to The IT department has been working on a project which travel out to Peshawbestown. He stated that this is an area in would allow for viewing of live Council sessions at the satellite which other tribes have been very successful and hopes GTB offices. can find success in this endeavor. It was mentioned that the nurse should come around to all the satellite offices and sites once a month. This would provide additional access for members throughout the 6 county service area. Chairman McClellan stated that Council is working on this. Doris Winslow stated that she has asked nurse Kathy Bowers to begin making a schedule to come around to the various sites. Pat Castaneda mentioned that she never received a call back about getting diabetic shoes. She said that she was not on the diabetic list. Secretary Rohl stated that Council is trying

Pat Castaneda discussed the gas discount for GTB members. She was unaware the discount was only available at Eagletown market, and said that all members within the 6 county service area should get discounted gas. Chairman McClellan stated that he is working on this. He wants to make it so gas stations in all of the six counties honor the discount. At this point discussion began to wind down. Chairman McClellan asked whether the Elders liked having these additional open forums, with a strong positive response. Chairman McClellan stated that the open forum meetings would continue.


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ANA SEDS Needs Assessment Survey

This survey was developed in collaboration with Northwestern Michigan College (NMC). The information obtained from you and others will provide assistance in the development of an ANA SEDS grant project. ANA SEDS is an Administration for Native Americans Social and Economic Development Strategies federal funding program. The ANA SEDS Project Goal is to establish a certificate program that will provide an opportunity for community members to increase their financial self-sufficiency by gaining employment skills. The target population is GTB tribal members, members of other federally recognized Indian tribes, and their descendants, all of whom reside in the GTB six-county service areas of Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Grand Traverse, Leelanau, and Manistee Counties. We would like to partner with NMC, who provides certification programs, and recruit and provide assistance to students who participate in those certification programs that can be completed within a year’s time, and to also continue to build up their certifications over the next two years if the student is interested! To maintain confidentiality please do not place your name on the survey. The surveys may be submitted to the attention of Dawn Shenoskey, GTB Education Department Manager, 2605 N. West Bay Shore Drive, Peshawbestown, MI 49681. If you are unable to complete a hard copy of this survey, please contact Dawn Shenoskey at 231.534.7753 or at dawnm. shenoskey@gtbindians.com with your answers. The completed survey is due April 14, 2017. Thank you for your cooperation and participation! Are you looking for short term college experience to get a job within 12 months? (Please circle) Yes No What is the highest level of education you have completed? (Please circle) GED High School Diploma Certificate Associate Degree

Bachelor’s Degree

Which of the following certificate programs are you interested in attending? Please indicate your level of interest on a scale from 1 through 5, with 1 being strongly disagree to 5 being strongly agree. Certificate of Achievement – Level I (min. 16 credits) Course Audio Technology Computer Studies – Developer Computer Studies – Infrastructure Specialist Computer Studies – Web Developer Construction Technology – Carpentry Technology Construction Technology – Electrical Technology Construction Technology – HVAC/R Technology Construction Technology – Programmable Logic Controllers Early Childhood Education – Infant and Toddler Early Childhood Education – Preschool Entrepreneurship Certification of Achievement – Level II (min. 30 credits) Course Accounting Administrative Support Specialist Audio Technology Automotive – Electrical & Drivability Specialist Automotive – Hybrid Technology Specialist Automotive – Under Car Specialist Computer Studies – Infrastructure Specialist Computer Studies – Support Specialist Computer Studies – Web Developer Construction Technology – Carpentry Technology Construction Technology – Facilities Maintenance Early Childhood Education and Care Dental Assistant Entrepreneurship Law Enforcement Nursing – Practical Nursing


A pr i l 2017 / A a g a m e Giiz is ( S n ow S h o e M o o n ) Renewable Energy Technology – Electrical Renewable Energy Technology – HVAC/R Welding Technology Certification of Achievement – Level III (min. 45 credits) Course Automotive – Master Automotive Technician Computer Studies – Developer Computer Studies – Infrastructure Specialist Computer Studies – Support Specialist Computer Studies – Web Developer Culinary Arts Engineering Welding Technology Other Certificate Program: _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ What time of the day works better for you to attend NMC? (Please check the box under Yes or No) Time Period 8am to noon Noon to 5pm 5:30pm to 9pm What is the zip code where you reside?_______________

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Do you need assistant with travel to NMC? (Please circle) Yes No How many miles is your commute to NMC, one-way? _____________________ Would child care make it easier for you to attend NMC and, if so, which time periods? (Please check the box under Yes or No) Time Period 8am to noon Noon to 5pm 5:30pm to 9pm

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Do you have access to a computer where you live or nearby that you can use for your school work? (Please circle) Yes or No How do you meet your college expenses? (Please circle as follows: a=None; b=Very Little; c=Less Than half; d=About Half; e=More than half; f=All or Nearly All) Self (job, savings, etc.) a b c d e f Parents a b c d e f Spouse or partner a b c d e f Employer support a b c d e f Scholarships and grants a b c d e f Loans a b c d e f Other sources a b c d e f Are you a member of a Federally Recognized Tribal Member? (Please circle) Yes   No  If yes, name of Tribe:__________________________________________________________ Are you a descendant of a Federally Recognized Tribal Member? (Please circle) Yes  No  If yes, name of Tribe:__________________________________________________________ 13. If you have any additional suggestions or comments please provide them here: ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ Miigwetch (Thank you)!

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PRESENTERS CALL

24th Annual Anishinaabe Family Language and Culture Camp 2017 Manistee Mi.

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We are looking for presenters for this year’s camp; this will allow for plenty of time for everyone. This year’s camp will be held on July 28th, 29th 30th 2017. If you are interested in being a presenter, we will need a presentation outline and a biography.

We have had successful Camps because of the good presenters that have participated. We attend one another’s presentations and socialize with the guests; we support one another and love our language.

Along with your presentation outline and biogra We will need two different presentation outlines phy, we will also need to know if you require lodging. and some presenters may be asked to present up to Please send all of your information by email as soon as three different times. Each presentation should be appossible and do not wait until the last minute otherwise proximately 1 ½ hours long, but if you have a presenta- you may not make it on the presenter list. It would be tion that requires a longer amount of time, please let us appreciated if your presentation outline and biography know in order to accommodate your workshop. Please could be sent as separately attached documents in the also let us know if your presentation is meant to target a email. It’s just easier for us when we process our proparticular age group or other demographic. gram book. (Phone calls are accepted to state your interest in presenting, but the written information is required We also need to know if your workshop is total An- by the deadline for consideration.) ishinaabemowin immersion, if you will have a translator or if you will be presenting in the English language with If you know anyone who may be interested in presentsome Anishinaabemowin. Please note that if you have ing at the Camp, by all means, please forward this letter handouts for your presentation, you are responsible for to them and have them state in their email who recommaking sure you have enough copies because there are mended them to present. no copiers on site. The deadline for all of this information is May 10, 2017 Just as a note, most of our guests do not speak Here is my contact information: Anishinaabemowin and some understand it, but do not speak it yet. For some of our guests, this is the only kpheasant@lrboi-nsn.gov 231-398-6892 time that they get to hear Anishinaabemowin being used. Aa miigwech Gaabaabaabiiyin wiibizhibiimoyin It would be appreciated for all of the presenters to remain visible throughout the camp and to be available to Kenny Neganigwane Pheasant speak in Anishinaabemowin.

Anishinaabemowin (Fall Semester - 2017) WLANI 101 - Introductory Ojibwa/Odawa (4 Credits) This course introduces students to oral Anishinaabemowin with skills and concepts necessary for a basic understanding of the Anishinaabe oral sound system. The course assists students in acquiring the skills for speaking, reading, and writing the language. Topics of discussion sensitize students to the culture and customs of the Anishinaabe people. This course is intended for students with no previous knowledge of the Anishinaabe language. World Languages- Humanities & Social Sciences Department Community members, • Would you enroll in an Anishinaabemowin The office of Native American Student Services class if offered at NMC? at Northwestern Michigan College is in need of • How important is Anishinaabemowin? community and student input. We hope to move • Would you like to see Anishinaabemowin forward with implementation of the following offered as a Dual Enrollment or Early class. College opportunity for high school students through NMC as well? We are in need of “Potential Student Enrollment Data” for the final proposal. Thank you for your time and attention regarding Many community members over the years have this matter. asked for an (Accredited/Transferable) Native Todd Parker - tparker@nmc.edu American language course at NMC. Native American Student Services & Student Now is the time to act! Success PLEASE... Take the time and respond to the Learning Services/Student Success Center following questions; Northwestern Michigan College 1-231-995-3025


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The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Invites you to the 24th Annual

2017 Anishinaabe Family Language & Culture Camp

July 28th - 30th, 2017

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No Registration Fee

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Meals Provided

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Camping available (first come, first serve)

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On-site Restrooms & Bath house

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Location: 2596 Loon Drive, Manistee, MI Corner of US-31 & M-22, across from the Little River Casino Resort (Little River Casino Resort 2700 Orchard Hwy, Manistee, MI 49660) 1(231)723-1535

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Friday, July 28: Waabini Manidookewin (Sunrise Ceremony) 12:00pm Lunch 1:15pm - 5:00pm Presentations/Workshops 5:00pm Dinner 7:00pm Talent Show Saturday, July 29: Waabini Manidookewin (Sunrise Ceremony) 8:00am Breakfast 9:00am - 12:00pm Presentations/Workshops 12:00pm Lunch 1:15pm - 5:00pm Presentations/Workshops 5:00pm Dinner 7:00pm Jiingtamok (Pow wow)

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“Celebrating the Unity of Our Language & Culture”

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For the sunrise ceremony, please dress appropriately (women wear long skirts) and respectfully for all.

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We politely ask that English be the second language used at this camp.

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Bring your Nation’s Flag and a Giveaway Gift

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The agenda and other information will be posted as soon as possible; please visit www.lrboi-nsn.gov or www.anishinaabemdaa.com for updates. Some presentations/workshops may include: cultural teachings, traditional medicines, craft making, games, language learning, etc.

-Dedicated to the memory of our Emcee Doris

Boissoneau’ba, who has been our Emcee since the camp started.

Sunday, July 30: Waabini Manidookewin (Sunrise Ceremony) 8:00am Breakfast 9:00am - 12:00pm Presentations/Workshops 12:00pm Lunch, Giveaway & Closing

Sponsored by the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Think Recycle

Bring your feast bundles

Call us to register, so we can prepare the meals accordingly.

For more information, please contact: (888)723-8288 Kenny Pheasant: 231-398-6892, 231-590-1187 or Wyatt Szpliet: 231-398-6891 Email: kpheasant@lrboi-nsn.gov or wyattlszpliet@lrboi-nsn.gov

ELDERS/CULTURE DEPARTMENT – 1 SPIRIT ANNOUNCEMENT OPPORTUNTIY

20-WEEK ANISHINAABEMOWIN CLASS - ANA GRANT ENROLLMENT FORM – Open to all Ages NAME_________________________________________________________________ ADDRESS_____________________________________________________________ ________________________________________ MI ZIP _______________ EMAIL ADDRESS_______________________________________________________

Classes start in April and will be offered: Mondays (6-8pm) - Tuesday ( 7-9pm)– Wednesdays. 6-8pm Forward your enrollment form to Sammi or Isadore CONTACT: SAMMI DYAL – Sammi.Dyal@gtbindans.com or 534-7758 ISADORE TOULOUSE – Isadore.Toulouse@gtbindians.com or 534-7758 This form is good only for the event and date noted above.

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ANISHINAABEMOWIN BIBEZHIK KIDWINAN (One Word at a Time)

Zhooshkibiza daabaan. [Zhoo shki bi za daa baan] = The car is sliding.

Baataashin daabaan.    [Baa taa shin    daa baan]    = The car is stuck. aagamak  [aa ga mak]  =  snowshoes Aagmosedaa.  [aag mo se daa]  =  Let’s go snowshoeing. Paa’aagmose.  [paa aag mo se]  =  S/He is going about snowshoeing. Shpaagnagaa.  [shpaag na gaa]  =  The snow is deep.

Biijibiimoshin.    [Biij bii mo shin]    = Write to me.

Iibiimoshin.    [Ii bii mo shin]    = Email me.  (speaking to one.  Iibiimoshik, speaking to more than one) Biginoonshin.    [Big noon shin]    = Call me.    (speaking to one, Bignoonshik speaking to more than one) Wiindamoshin.    [Wiin da mo shin]    = Tell me.    (speaking to one.   Wiindamoshik, speaking to more than one)

April 2017

COORDINATED COMMUNITY RESPONSE

Gnoonshin.    [G noon shin]    = Talk to me.    (speaking to one.  Gnoonshik, speaking to more than one) Minwendam. [min wen dam] = S/He is content/glad. Niisaadendam.  [Nii saa den dam]  =  S/He is down / depressed. Nishkaadizi.  [Ni shkaa di zi]  =  S/He is angry.  Zegizi. [Ze gi zi] = S/He is afraid (scared).

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What is Coordinated Community Response (CCR)? Coordinated Community Response (CCR) is funded by the Office of Violence Against Women. The CCR Project Coordinator assists victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Stalking, and Sexual Assault. The CCR Project Coordinator’s office is located at Grand Traverse Band Tribal Court. What Assistance can you get from CCR? The CCR Project Director provides client services such as attending court hearings with clients, limited financial assistance as the need arises, assistance with Petitioning for Personal Protection Orders, and helping clients with other needs. Coordinated Community Response Project Director Office hours in satellite offices Traverse City Office Hours Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 (9:30am - 12:00pm) Benzie Office Hours Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 (1:30pm - 3:30pm) Charlevoix Office Hours Friday, April 7th, 2017 (11am-12pm & 1pm - 2pm) Please call ahead to ensure that the CCR Project Director will be available at the locations as office hours. Other times are available upon request. Please call Yvette Weese, the CCR Project Coordinator at 231-534-7053 to schedule an alternate date, time and/or location.

Directions to Parking Location: Head south on Garfield Road, turn left (East) on Brown Bridge Rd. this is directly opposite the East River Road sign. You’ve gone too far on Garfield if you reach the little village of Mayfield. Continue on Brown Bridge Rd to the canoe access parking site, watch for signs.

April 27th, Beginning at 11 AM until finished.


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Strawberry Moon Bazaar The Eyaawing Museum Strawberry Moon Bazaar will be held on Saturday, June 3rd 2017 at GTB’s Eyaawing Museum & Cultural Center. From 9:00 AM—3:00 PM The Bazaar is being held to give artists and crafters the opportunity to display and sell their work. Please put this date on your calendars and support these amazing artists. If you would like to be a vendor, please contact the museum at 231-534-7768.

Find us on Facebook! Scan the code below or go to: www.facebook.com/ eyaawingmuseum

Eyaawing Museum & Cultural Center and Odawa Gamik (Museum Store) Open to the Public WEDNESDAY SATURDAY 10AM - 4 PM

Stop in and check out all of our new exhibits! Lots of new artifacts are on display. Also don’t forget to take the time to view the sturgeon display before it comes down in early June.

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EXPRESSIVE CULTURE SERIES Eyaawing is scheduling and planning for the Expressive Culture Series which will take place at Eyaawing on Saturdays throughout July and August We are looking for volunteers to teach, present, or demonstrate any topic of cultural interests. Please contact Grace Soave at 231-534-7768 or grace.soave@gtbindians.com if you are interested! LOOKING FOR FABRIC The Museum is looking for fabric donations for a quilting project. We would like fabric in the four sacred colors (black, red, white and yellow). If you have any extra fabric laying around, please consider donating. Miigwetch!

@EyaawingMuseum

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


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

30 th Annual

Michigan Indian Family Olympics Save the Date

Friday, July 21, 2017 Central Michigan University’s Bennett Track & Field For more information, please contact: Jaden Harman at 989.775.4694 *This event is open to all Native Americans and their family members. **This is a drug, smoking and alcohol-free event.

Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan

“Working Together for Our Future”

7070 E. Broadway Mount Pleasant, MI 48858 989-775-4000 www.sagchip.org

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