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AUGUST 2017

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

The 30th MI Indian Family Olympics was held July 21st in Mount Pleasant Mi. This marks “28 years” of participation for the Grand Traverse Band.

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It’s that time again! Time for our annual Back to School Extravaganzas, sponsored by the Housing and Education Departments. Please join us for food, fun and the distribution of backpacks and school supplies. Questions? Please call: Nicki Basch at 534-7449 Dawn Shenoskey at 534-7753.

Photo by Jared Sonderegger, Editor


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EVENTS

Health Fair - Aug.18th GTB Powwow - Aug. 19th and 20th

COMMUNITY MEETINGS August 2nd, 4-7pm Charlevoix Office

I have recently been accused of spreading doom and gloom among the Tribe by some of my Council colleagues. They are interpreting honesty, transparency, and open communication as doom and gloom. As Chairman of the Tribe and Chair of the EDC Board, I have been on a mission to learn everything that I can about the status of our Tribe’s management, finances, and program delivery to our members. I am determined to work with the Council, who are willing, to develop a strategic plan to grow our success and become a GREAT employer. We can learn from our mistakes and problems by working together on resolutions and plans to do better than status quo. But what I witness are some of the Council using their office as a political position to perpetuate the federal or state government, where they work only with a specific group of management staff to pursue voters to try to secure their future as elected officials and not for the benefit of all membership but only their small group or clique. Some of my colleagues on Council are not happy about my stance because my inquiries are exposing poor management of our Tribe and a very connected ‘good ole boy’ club. I have witnessed these good old boy tactics in economic development, delivery of services, and hiring practices. We are here to oversee management, finances, and service delivery for the whole Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians’ government and EDC on behalf of ALL of the membership. The only result I have seen from this club/clique mentality is our only thriving business (Turtle Creek Casino and Hotel) and cash reserves being held ransom by all of the failing businesses and proposed business proposals that surround them—the evidence I have of this is available in the annual audits and as you have witnessed yourself decreasing revenues and decreasing percap. I am working to get these audits released to Tribal members so you may see for yourself. I will not turn a blind-eye to the issues that I bring up to your attention and I am determined to see changes for the good of our Tribe. • Why aren’t Tribal members being hired? We have had at least five Tribal members denied positions in government and EDC that they were qualified for. They feel dis-


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criminated against because they are not in the “club/clique” of certain Council members and management that hand-pick people to fill positions. I am confronting the problem of Council members going to government and EDC management and giving behind-thedoors, politically-motivated direction that is negatively impacting Tribal members, like this matter of hiring. Haven’t we learned from past practices? We continue to be presented with EDC projects that are a repeat of current failing projects. We have been presented with a flimsy 2 page gas station proposal by Turtle Creek casino that shows .5% of breaking even or making a profit, while we are expected to invest over $3 million into the project. We need cost-benefit-analysis for all projects, that can display thorough research into profitability and we need to see a better return on our investment. In this case we would have a better return on our investment if we left the money in the bank until a better opportunity comes up and I have many ideas for this. Health Department--After 30 years how far are we in providing excellent healthcare to the membership? We are still operating with an outdated preauthorization system to have health expenses paid. By everything I have seen at a Tribal level throughout the nation, Tribes are advancing in seamless healthcare services for their membership and have even been able to make a profit by leveraging their resources with federal, state, and local funding through provision of services. We can do the same with a specialist in this field. Human Resources and Education department—It is important the Tribe works to recruit our Tribal members that have specialty fields of experience and education. I would like to see a strong collaboration between the Human Resources departments and the Education department to work together to employ our members and retain them or provide a referral to good outside positions that may be available. Hiring consultants and contractors that are friends or family--This is nepotism and cronyism, it is alive and well at GTB, particularly around election time but only if you are in the club/clique. I am appalled that Tribal members are ostracized by management based upon their family and friend affiliations but yet I have seen them hire friends who are paid $4,000/week on a contractual basis at EDC, those contracts, when questioned by me and a couple of other Councilors, were immediately terminated, without any work product or result to show for this huge investment. We, as elected officials and management, have taken oaths and are mandated to stay away from conflict of interests and appearance of impropriety. This oath applies every day and does not mean unless you need to get re-elected or keep your job. Revenue Allocation Ordinance: Longterm Investments and EDC funds—unfortunately these funds, in the past, have been used to invest into EDC projects that have not been of benefit to the membership. These funds need to be spent on successful projects

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that have been expertly planned with a projected long-term return. These funds are not the slush fund for EDC. If we look at the new Turtle Creek Casino and Hotel, since 2008, we’ve seen a 40% reduction in per cap payment amounts, it was presented to ALL of us that this new casino would increase our per cap. Elder’s task force—I have requested that a task force be created to plan a referral system for all elders that address programs and services available at the tribal, local, state, and federal level. There are too many questions from elders that are going unanswered for purposes of services and programs and how to access them. We need a one-stop-shop for the Elders. Working together—As I mentioned in my last article I believe that we should working together in the workplace. We are here to work together for the membership. There is a need for a consideration peer-to-peer especially if we can help each other succeed at our jobs. I have personally experienced and witnessed hostile and adversarial workplace situations, even when it comes to training requests and collaboration to get work completed. We have employees currently experiencing distress in just doing their jobs and are afraid to request assistance from management due to repercussions. I believe employees have a right to be trained and ask for help without being looked down on. Some employees are coddled and given assistance as needed, whole others are treated poorly. We’ve always worked this way—This mentality does not work, if there is room for improvement in any area we should work on addressing it. I also don’t agree with following unwritten rules that can be manipulated to meet the political will of certain individuals to benefit only a few and I have heard a lot of this since being elected Chairman that I will continue to address. Economic Development—As mentioned earlier we continue to invest into the same failing and struggling businesses as evidenced by the LLC and EDC. I don’t understand investing into VGT when we had trust property available for retail development already, and we could have worked with the experts to work with big name retailers for already established trust properties. From what I have witnessed the EDC CFO is running the EDC and acting as CEO. But his decisions appear to be ill-informed and lack the historical information needed to move forward like the VGT investment and the proposed new casino in Peshawbestown.

It is high time to listen to the membership, invest into the membership, and bring profitable, diversified business opportunities to our TRIBAL members. The only thing standing in the way are those politicians who are treating the Tribe like their own political platform and keeping GTB at status quo. We need to move forward with transparency and wisdom to invest into the successful ventures our Tribe can benefit from for ALL of the MEMBERSHIP, not just a club or clique. Please feel free to call my office any time, 231-534-7129 or email at Thurlow.McClellan@gtbindians.com


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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.

Anna Heiselman SDVCJ Project Coordinator

Jason Pedwaydon Gym Attendant

Elizabeth Wheeler Clinical Social Worker

Nathaniel Campbell Fish & Wildlife Technician

Gary Reich Head Housekeeper

Eric DePetro Marina/Shop Steward Transfer

2017 TRIBAL COUNCIL SESSIONS 2017 Tribal Council Meetings

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

January

TCRS 01/18/17 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

TCRS04/19/17

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

04/11/17 04/18/17

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 May

Moved to April 5th

TCSS 04/26/17 Moved to May 3rd


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Are you starting a new job and need help getting Work Clothes, Tools, Child Care or Transportation? Have you been out of work and need help finding a Job? Do you need help obtaining Training for a new Job or to retain employment that leads to self-sufficiency? Depending on eligibility and fund availability, The Grand Traverse Band 477 Program may be able to help! We understand that needing a job and not knowing where or how to get help can be stressful and overwhelming. There is Help & We Do Understand! If we cannot help, we will do everything we can to find you the help that you need through our research and referral process. The GTB 477 Program is a federally funded program that helps (depending on eligibility) any federally recognized Tribal Member living in the GTB 6 county service area (Grand Traverse, Charlevoix, Leelanau, Benzie, Manistee and Antrim) with the following: • Skills assessments (reading, math, comprehension); • Adult Literacy, High School Credit Recovery; • Digital Literacy (Typing, Microsoft Word, Excel); • Job interest assessments (this matches your interests with specific types of jobs); • GED or High School Diploma; • Workforce Development Training: Work ethic counseling, interview skills, resume and cover letter creation, on-line applications, job search assistance, etc.; • Referrals to other programs and agencies that can help with your specific needs; • Assistance with Training; • AND MORE! The GTB 477 Program is a needs based program that offers our support in realizing YOUR goals of Employment and SelfSufficiency in exchange for your commitment to follow through with YOUR Goals! If you’re serious about finding and maintaining employment and being self-sufficient: We Want to Help YOU! YOUR SUCCESS IS OUR SUCCESS! CALL THE 477 PROGRAM @ 231-534-7767 Or e-mail Aeawosgi.campos@gtbindians.com The Skilled Trades are careers that often require less schooling than a four-year degree. These jobs are in demand for fields like healthcare, information technology, advanced manufacturing, construction and automotive. Employers in Michigan are now seeking talent to fill these roles more than ever before. With the skills you develop through professional trades careers, you can earn a great salary and benefits sooner than you think. A sizable professional trades employee shortage exists in Michigan. (mitalent.org/skilled-trades)

Dates for Community Meetings with a light dinner provided: The dates for the next group of community meetings held from 4-7 pm at each site with a lite

dinner provided.

August 2nd - Charlevoix Office September 13th - Benzie Office October 4th - Antrim (Kewadin building)

The Elder’s Open Forum

The Elder’s open Forum meetings are every second Tuesday from 10-Noon before the Elder’s Advisory Meeting.

Scholarship Money Available The Peter Olson Scholarship is available to any Native American living in the Diocese of Gaylord - Peshawbestown, Petoskey, and Manistee - who is in college or graduate school. Applications are available by contacting Sister Susan Gardner, Director of the Native American Apostolate and Pastoral Administrator of St. Kateri Parish. Call 231-271-6651 to request an application. The applications are presented to the board who decides the amount of money each applicant will receive


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PUBLIC NOTICES

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DECEMBER 2017 PER CAPITA

PER CAPITA ADDRESS CHANGE DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 14TH. 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, November 3rd is the deadline to sign up for a direct deposit of your DECEMBER 2017 per capita and all future per capita checks. The form must be received in our office by November 3rd. • This deadline (November 3rd) also applies to those that are currently signed up for direct deposit and wish to change the bank information. • Please Note: If you do not have a valid address on file with the membership office, your per capita direct deposit will be suspended until a valid address is received in the Membership Office. • If you need to change the information for your direct deposit, please submit a new Direct Deposit Agreement form. To request one, you may contact Christina Loucks at (231)534-7131. This form is also available on www.gtbindians.org. • Once completed, the Direct Deposit Agreement form must be mailed in or dropped off at the Government Accounting building. FAXES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. • If you wish to cancel your direct deposit, you need to submit this request in writing to the Per Capita Office or fill out the Direct Deposit Cancellation form. If not using the form, please write that you wish to cancel your per capita direct deposit, sign, date, and include tribal id number and/or social security number. The deadline to cancel your current direct deposit is Wednesday, November 15th. 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 schoolrelated activity when persons under the age of eighteen (18) are present in the building, on the grounds or in the conveyance…” Registered sex offenders are prohibited from being present in, loitering, working or taking up residence within 300 feet of these areas, which have been identified as follows: • • • • • •

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

Maps for referencing these restricted zones are available for viewing on the SORNA page of the GTB website and will be posted in buildings throughout the area. The SORNA page can be accessed on the GTB website by clicking on the link for the Public Safety page. The SORNA page will be updated with current information related to the GTB Sex Offender Registry Code, links to community notification websites, and links to community resources. Please contact Denise Johnson, SORNA Coordinator, at 231-534-7370 with any questions. 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: 231-534-7777.


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GRAND TRAVERSE BAND OF OTTAWA AND CHIPPEWA INDIANS

ELECTION BOARD SPECIAL MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT August 15, 2017 5:30 p.m. Tribal Council Chambers Peshawbestown, MI Tribal Members are encouraged to join the

Open Forum with questions, comments, or concerns. Election Board Members: Lawrence “Camp” Bailey Acting Chairperson Election Board Vice Chairperson Krystina Alveshire Election Board Secretary

Anthony “Tony” Sineway Election Board Member

Tina Frankenberger Election Board Member

William “Bill” Fowler Election Board Member

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Public Notification Notice to Torrie Blevins and Raven Mitchell. Please take notice that a Notice of Petition has been filed in Tribal Court , Regarding Conservator and Guardianship for Susannah Mitchell–Warrington, under Tribal Court Case #: 2017-2804-CV-GD. Torrie Blevins and Raven Mitchell, please contact the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Tribal Court at: 231-534-7050 or email Tribal Court at: tribalcourt@ gtbindians.com.

                    GREEN Committee                   

       

April 2017 

GREETINGS FROM THE GOVERNMENT GREEN COMMITTEE!  One  of  the  GREEN  Committee’s  initiatives,  as  identified  in  the  GREEN  Committee’s  Policy  book,  is  to  cultivate environmental awareness for our fellow employees and the community.   The GREEN Committee is dedicated to reducing the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians  environmental impact and increasing community awareness.    The GREEN Committee objectives are:    Decrease office paper consumption.   Draw more environmental awareness.   GREEN Committee presence at Tribal and Community events.   Shkagamik‐Kwe (Mother Earth)     

Committee Vacancies ‐ There are two vacancies on the GTB GREEN Committee. This 

is as volunteer committee, however GTB employees can get GPT incentives for joining the  committee  (GTB  time  each  year  you  are  on  the  committee  –  refer  to  the  GREEN  Committee policy).    If you are interested, please fill out the pledge form and return it to Steve Feringa. If you  are a GTB employee, please get your supervisor’s permission.   

GTB GREEN Committee 2017 Events (some dates yet to be determined):  Earth  Day  (April  22nd)  *  Cherry  Festival  Heritage  Day  (July)  *  GTB  Camp  Alden  (July)  *  GTB  Anishnaabemowin  Language  Camp  (August)  *  GTB  Health  Fair  (August)  *  Peshawbestown  Jiingtamok  Community  Feast  (August)  *  Peshawbestown  Traditional  Jiingtamok  (August)  *  GTB  Housing  Back‐to‐ School  Peshawbestown,  Charlevoix,  Benzie  (August)  *  GTB  Family  Anishnabemowin  Camp  (August)*  Michigan Flintknappers Fall Gathering at Pow‐Wow Grounds (September) * GTB NRD Feast (September) *  GTB Yearly Staff Meeting (September) * GTB Membership Meeting (October) * Veteran’s Day Celebrations  (November) * Northport “Leelanau Uncaged” (September).    The GTB GREEN Committee meetings are scheduled for the first Friday of the month at 11:00 a.m., at the  GTB  Natural  Resources  Department  Conference  Room.  Please  verify  meeting  times  and  locations  with  Steve Feringa by phone (231) 534‐8410 or e‐mail steve.feringa@gtbindians.com     Shkagamik‐Kwe (Mother Earth)   


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August 2017 Planning Leelanau

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Wed

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

1 Lunch at Dex’s All Activities are 11:30—12:45 Subject to CHANGE call your coordinator To Confirm Activities

2 Lunch at Dex’s 11:30—12:45

3 Lunch at Dex’s 11:30—12:45

Camp Alden 12pm

TC Store Run 9am

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7 Lunch at Dex’s 11:30—12:45

8 Lunch at Dex’s 11:30—12:45 Elders Advisory / Tribal Council Open Form 10am

9 Lunch at Dex’s 11:30—12:45 Pool Tournament TC 11:30

10 Lunch at Dex’s 11:30—12:45

15 Lunch at Dex’s 11:30—12:45

16 Lunch at Dex’s 11:30—12:45 Tribal Council 11:30am

22 Lunch at Dex’s 11:30—12:45 Movie day

23 Lunch at Dex’s 11:30—12:45

Bargain Store 9am

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14 Lunch at Dex’s 11:30—12:45

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4 Staff Meeting 9:30

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17 Lunch at Dex’s 11:30—12:45

18 Health Fair

19 Peshawbestown Powwow

24 No Dex’s Lunch

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TC Euchre 1pm

All Site Craft TC 1:30 20 Peshawbestown Powwow

21 Lunch at Dex’s 11:30—12:45

Yuba Picnic 11am 27

28 Lunch at Dex’s 11:30—12:45

29 Lunch at Dex’s 11:30—12:45

All Site Craft TC 1:30

30 Lunch at Dex’s 11:30—12:45 Birthday Bash TC 1pm

31 Lunch at Dex’s 11:30—12:45 TC Euchre 1pm

All Activities are Alcohol and Drug Free

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

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PAT PUTNEY (231-631-0284)

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Wed

1

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

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CAMP ALDEN LUNCH 12:00 (LV.@10:30)

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LUNCH 11:30 GAME DAY 1-3

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STAFF MEETING T.C. 9:30

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

TRIBAL COUNCIL/ ELDER’S ADVIS. MTG. 10-3 (LV.@ 9)

ALL SITE POOL TOURN./PIZZA 11:30-3 (LV. @ 10:30)

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

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LUNCH 11:30 CRAFT 12:30-2

LUNCH 11:30 LANGUAGE 12-1 W. PAT & ISADORE

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LUNCH 11:30

HEALTH FAIR PESHAWBESTOWN 11-3 (LV. @ 9:30)

GTB POW WOW

TRIBAL COUNCIL 9:30

FARM MARKET KALKASKA 9-2 (LV.@ 9)

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ALL ACTIVITIES ARE DRUG & ALCOHOL FREE,

ALL ACTIVITIES ARE SIBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO CONFIRM.

BREAKFAST 9:00 MANISTEE SHOP (LV @ 8:30)

ALL SITE MOVIE 11:30-4 (LV. @ 10:30)

HOME VISITS

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LUNCH 11:30 CRAFT 12:30-2

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

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

YUBA PICNIC/ BINGO 11:30-3 (LV. @ 10)

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


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AUGUST 2017 CHARLEVOIX ELDER’S Activity Calendar

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Virginia Fields (Gene) (O) 231.534.7066 © 231.492.4351

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14 Language Minibingo w/Isadore & Pat/Lunch Chx 11:30-1:30 pm

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GTB Pow Wow

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Exercise Petoskey 10:00-2:00 pm

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All Sites Crafts 3-M 11:30-2:30 pm

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Farmer’s Market Kalkaska 10:00-2:00 pm

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Crafts/Lunch Chx 10-12:00 pm

Wed 3

Camp Alden/Lunch 12:00 pm 10

All Sites Pool Tournament/Lunch Lucky Jack’s 11:30-2:45 pm 16

Home Visits

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Tribal Council Peshawbestown 9:30-12:00 pm

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All Sites Movie Day TC 10:00-3:30 pm

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Euchre 3-M 1:00-4:00 pm

Sewing Chx 10:00-12:00 pm

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19 GTB Pow Wow

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Health Fair Peshawbestown

Yuba Picnic/Bingo 11:30-3:00 pm

30 Birthday Bash 3-M 1:00-2:00 pm

Yard Sales U.S. 31 9:00-2:00 pm

Staff Mtg 3-M 9:30 am

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Game Day Chx 10:00-12:00 pm

31 Euchre 3-M 1:00-4:00 pm

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

Pat Putney 231.631.0284

Sat 5

4 Home Visits

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TC Open Forum 10-11:30 Elder’s Advisory/Lunch 3-M 11:30-2:30 pm

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

MNOOMNII GIIZIS 2017 (August) SHKWAA-NAMEGIIZHIGAT Monday

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NIIZH-GIIZHIGAT Tuesday 1

ZOOZEP GIIZHIGAT Wednesday

SPINGANWAN Thursday

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HEALTH CARE

For Immediate Release

American Indian Commercial Tobacco Program reaches 179 enrollments for 2017 Call 1-855-372-0037 for culturally tailored Native American quit coaches

SAULT STE. MARIE, Michigan – As of May 31, 2017 the American Indian Commercial Tobacco Program (AICTP) has reached 179 enrollments, nearing their goal of 183 callers. The AICTP, offers free culturally tailored Native American quit coaches to help guide American Indians looking to quit using commercial tobacco products such as cigarettes, tobacco, and e-cigarettes through their journey to a healthier lifestyle. “Research shows that the vast majority of current smokers are aware of the dangers of commercial tobacco use, such as smoking; and wish to quit. However, many smokers have tried to quit in the past but need extra support from coaches to be successful,” said Raeanne Madison, Community Action Program Manager with the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan, Inc. 26% of American Indians and Alaska Natives smoke cigarettes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, life expectancy for smokers is at least 10 years shorter than for nonsmokers. American Indians and Alaska Natives looking to being their journey on quitting smoking, smokeless tobacco use, and ecigarettes can enroll into the AICTP in two ways. They can call the toll-free number at 1-855-372-0037 or register online at https://americanindian.quitlogix.org/ ### The Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan, Inc. (ITCM) is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation duly organized under a State Charter filed April 16, 1968. The Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan, Inc. is located at 2956 Ashmun Street, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. It represents eleven of the twelve federally recognized tribes in Michigan. Those being; Bay Mills Indian Community, Hannahville Indian Community, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Match-E-Be-Nash-SheWish (Gun Lake Tribe), Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, and the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi. Our Agency is divided into several different divisions, which include Health Services, Behavioral Health, Environmental Services, Child, Family, and Education Services, and Administration. The Agency employs approximately 160 employees, 35 of these employees are based in the Agency’s central office in Sault Ste. Marie, while member tribes have offices and staff on site.

2 SIGNS

You May Have a Gambling Problem.

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I have lied to someone important to me about how much I gamble.

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

Sound familiar? For confidential help call the Problem Gambling Helpline at

1-800-270-7117 GambleResponsibly.org


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NEW DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROJECT COORDINATOR

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Anna Heiselman is the new Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdictions Project Coordinator, working to implement expanded jurisdiction rights for the Tribe. Anna graduated from the University of Michigan with an undergraduate degree in Psychology, experience in research and administration, and too many hobbies to count. Anna Heiselman SDVCJ Project Coordinator Department of Public Safety Phone: (231) 534-7377 Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians 2605 N. West Bay Shore Drive, Peshawbestown, MI 49682

Elizabeth Elliott COMMUNITY HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE

BENZIE AND MANISTEE

GTB HEALTH SERVICE WEEKLY MEDICATION SET UP

Tribal Members Diabetic Shoes When: 1st Fitting: September 5th and 6th (1st Pick up September 27th and 28th) 2nd Fitting: October 11th and 12th (2nd Pick up October 25th and 26th)

MEDICATION REFILLS

Where:

WEEKLY VITALS

Munson Community Health Center –Pharmacy

TRANSPORTATION

550 Munson Ave Suite G-100

ASSISTANCE WITH PAPER WORK

Traverse City, MI. 49686

Telephone: 231-9358730

DESK # 231-534-7826

Receive up-to-date information affecting your neighborhood To Register Go to www.nixle.com Click “Sign Up” Sign in through Facebook or create an account Enter an email address and cell phone number where you would like to receive messages and make a selection for voice messages Click “I Accept. Sign me up!” Enter your home address to receive local messages Share Nixle with your family and friends

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Lunchtime Yoga for Every Body Strongheart Center

No Experience Necessary Gentle yoga classes designed to ease stress, increase flexibility and build strength from within. Each class concludes with guided meditation and relaxation.

Noon on Wednesdays Classes Begin Wednesday July 26, 2017

Click “Add New Location” to add addresses in your town or around the country. Do your relatives live out of the area? Keep track of what’s happening near your loved ones and the places you work, live, or visit. Click “Settings” tab

The 1 hour class begins at 12 pm in the Strongheart center.

Select a location from the left-hand menu and subscribe to receive messages from each agency by checking the “Subscribe” option. Adjust which messages by priority level are sent to your email and/or cell phone. Please note: you must optin to receive messages from non-public safety agencies.

Yoga mats are available for use.

Need assistance? Send an email to support@nixle.com

Be sure to look for the Nixle web Widget www.nixle.com soon on the GTB website.

Please wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely.

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

“Mino-Dibishkaan!” - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Sincerely, GTB News Staff & The Membership Department.

Last Name

First Name

Birth Day Last Name

Raphael Barbara 1-Aug Pedwaydon Alvin 1-Aug Wabanimkee-Cates Judith 2-Aug Frye Cheryl 2-Aug DeVerney Levi 2-Aug Harter Denver 2-Aug McDonald Diane 3-Aug Cross Agnes 3-Aug Ance Richard 3-Aug Bemis Sylvester 4-Aug Thomas Douglas 5-Aug Weathers Cheryl 5-Aug Osborne Roberta 5-Aug Grice Helen 6-Aug Dodge Gary 6-Aug Sells Robert 7-Aug Devers Katherine 7-Aug Smith Joyce 8-Aug Mann Leonard 8-Aug Yarbrough Melinda 8-Aug Hurst Belinda 8-Aug Sterzer Cynthia 9-Aug Thompson James 9-Aug Petoskey William 10-Aug Clement Violet 11-Aug Roman Suzanne 11-Aug Paul Helen 11-Aug Keway Ernest 11-Aug DeVerney George 12-Aug Petoskey John 13-Aug DeVerney Teresa 14-Aug Donaldson Margie 14-Aug Wasageshik Gerald 14-Aug Fox Debra 15-Aug Ferrere Joseph 15-Aug Miller Larry 15-Aug Miller Bryan 15-Aug Zambon Mary 16-Aug Mitchell Kenneth 16-Aug Weissert Fred 16-Aug Stewart Linda 17-Aug Warren Jean 17-Aug Broome Tammy 17-Aug Roberts Mary 17-Aug

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Paul Durance 18-Aug Traylor Ronald 18-Aug Burns Eliza 18-Aug Hodge Sandra 18-Aug Miller Michael 18-Aug Cobb Terri 18-Aug Antoine Steven 19-Aug Stainbrook Janet 19-Aug Kashata Arlene 19-Aug Thomas Richard 20-Aug Schocko Angus 20-Aug Hancock Duane 20-Aug Petoskey Glenda 21-Aug Inman Bonnie 21-Aug Alexander Orval 21-Aug Baker Martin 22-Aug Thompson Donna 23-Aug Fields Henry 23-Aug Thomas Michael 23-Aug Deverney John 23-Aug Washegesic Donna 23-Aug Guthrie Darlene 24-Aug Rowley Margaret 24-Aug Petoskey Eva 24-Aug Thompson Thomas 25-Aug Spielmaker Sandra 25-Aug Brown Ronald 25-Aug McGrath Michael 25-Aug Keway Vincent 26-Aug Struble Doris 26-Aug Musielak Bernadine 27-Aug Bailey Lawrence 28-Aug Groesser Nancy 28-Aug White Timothy 28-Aug Running Suzanne 29-Aug John Charlene 29-Aug Marez Harriett 30-Aug Case Bernard 30-Aug Chambers Loi 30-Aug Wabanimkee Virginia 30-Aug McSauby Mary Jo 31-Aug Black Janice 31-Aug Ridge Sherri 31-Aug


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OBITUARIES

Sharon Kay Vanderlind Benzonia, MI.

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Gee-Zhi-gate James Shalifoe Norton Shores, MI.

GTB Tribal Member 9/15/1962 – 7/6/2017

GTB Tribal Member 10/27/1977 – 07/20/2017

Respectfully Acknowledging Our Loss

Respectfully Acknowledging Our Loss

2017 ELDERS DISTRIBUTION

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

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

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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Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Elders Emergency Services Program Aanii GTB Tribal Elders: This letter is intended to provide you with information regarding the “NEW” Emergency Services Assistance Program that was awarded through the Mid-Year appropriations for all elders living within the six county service area. The amount for each elder is based in age categories from $300 to $500. This emergency program is to serve any life emergency that the elder may have and is not limited to any situation. Some examples would be for: Food, Heating, cooling, snow removal, lawn maintenance, clothing other emergency. There is no income requirement. This program is different than the LIHEAP or HUMAN SERVICES program and cannot be used as a REIMBURSEMENT. Each Elder is required to complete an application. In order for the application to be processed in a timely manner, it is important that the directions for this program be followed and completed properly. Age Category and amounts: • 55-64 years $300 • 65-70 years $400 • 71-older $500 Directions for program are as follows: • Application must be completely filled out, signed and dated by the applicant • Supporting documentation must be submitted with application • Assistance request must be for primary residence This is an exciting services made available for you and we are pleased to announce. If you have questions about the application process, please contact either the Elders Site Coordinator in your area or The Elders Program main number at (231) 534-7762 Megwetch! GTB Elders Department

Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Elders Program Elders Emergency Services Name_______________________________________________ Tribal Id#_________________________ Address______________________________________________Birthdate_________________________ City_________________________________________Michigan Zip_________Phone_______________ VENDOR Information:___________________________________________________________________ Complete mailing address________________________________________________________________ Account Number_______________________________________________________________________ • I understand that I can apply for assistance towards food, heat, cooling, snow removal, lawn maintenance, clothing, other emergency • I hereby certify that all information in this application is true, correct and complete to the best of my knowledge • I understand that failure to provide all necessary information and documentation can result in delay of my application • I understand that there is no guaranteed payment towards my bill until application has been approved and processed. • Please include a copy of your Tribal Id and vendor statement.

Application’s Signature ___________________________________________Date___________________ Elders Program Signature_________________________________________Date___________________


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

DATE OF APPLICATION: ____/____/____ PARTICIPANT INFORMATION

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

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

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


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30th ANNUAL MI. INDIAN FAMILY OLYMPICS

The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe hosted the 30th Annual MI Indian Family Olympics at CMU’s Bennett Track & Field in Mount Pleasant MI. The event was held on Friday July 21st. This years involvement marked “28 years of participation� for the Grand Traverse Band in the family oriented fitness competition.

GTB representatives took first place in many events within their respective age brackets and swept the Tug of War event being undefeated for the third year in a row. The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa finished third overall with a score of 481 points, from all gathered points in GTB participated events. The medals and points awarded for GTB are as follows; 50 Gold medals, 49 Silver, 59 Throughout the years, the Grand Traverse Band Bronze, 20 Tug of War points, 5 T2T Miles Challenge has offered assistance to keep this honored and medals, equalling 481 Total Points. The Saginaw beloved tradition going. This centralized event Chippewa Indian Tribe came in first place for the allows for native families, with ties to multiple tribes, days events with 590 points, and Gun Lake Tribe of to reunite annually over some friendly competition. Potawatomi Indians came in second with 519 overall As cousins and relatives catch up on days gone bye points. Individual scores for specific events can be they can push each other individually, provoking one viewed at www.sagchip.org/mifo/Event. another to do greater. The importance of this event is not just winning. The day was vivid as a spectrum of custom This event is held for the potential growth in the colored T-shirts swarmed the field for the opening bond for family units. It is eye opening to see ceremony. Each tribe fell in behind the honor guards parents and grand parents with their children for a warm up half-lap around the track. As the day outside of a contemporary setting, working toward advanced, the sun pressed down on the multitude a common goal. This event is for reconnecting as of events. Temperatures in the afternoon reached a a Tribe and as a people, to discover belonging and sweltering 90 degrees. This had little effect on the the recognition of Native American strength as participants as they were focused not only on their one community. This radiating spirit is what has specific sporting events but the conglomeration of kept this event sentient, and will continue its lively effort to represent their individual tribes. progression for years to come. - by Jared Sonderegger, Editor


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Elders Open Forum Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Discussion began with Chairman McClellan discussing the GTB fiber optics project. He stated that we need a project management team and not just utilize internal staff. Tribal Council Member Wilson stated that a Cost Benefit Analysis needs to be done on the fiber optic project, with Chairman McClellan in agreement. GTB Elder Ernie Gablow asking if RV/motorcycle/ snowmobile/mountain bike safety training classes could he held. Ernie suggested that the Tribal Police department could sponsor the classes. The need for swimming and boating safety classes was discussed as well. Ernie also suggested offering babysitting safety classes. Chairman McClellan believes that Joyce McClellan has been looking into this, and promised to bring more information back on this. Issues with the health clinic were discussed. It is inconvenient for some GTB members to drive to Peshawbestown for clinic visits and it was suggested that other clinics could be opened in the satellite areas. GTB Elder Leonard Corey discussed the lack of coordination between the clinic and PRC and how it causes issues for Members and results in unpaid bills. GTB Elder Leonard Corey asked Council whether they had updates on any of the issues that have been brought up previously at Elders Open Forum meetings. Certain issues have been brought up multiple times with no follow up. Leonard wants to know who is responsible for covering which questions and when the Elders can expect answers.

GTB Elder Beverly Grossman asked whether the tribe could open additional medical clinics. Further discussion of the medical clinic and the healthcare that GTB provides took place. Leonard Corey mentioned that many GTB members have difficulty affording medical services, and discussed a $500 bill he received from the clinic. The Alcoholics Anonymous program was discussed with tribal elder Mary Harp. It was stated that the program holds meetings Mondays at 5PM, but they are not very well attended. She suggested having a “drop in center” for people who don’t have time to attend the whole meeting but still want an alcohol-free and supportive environment, or may have an unsupportive environment at home where substances are present. She asked if Tribal Council could help in setting up something like this. Chairman McClellan stated that he is not satisfied with what we are doing regarding this, saying that we can do more for GTB members. Discussion took place regarding alleged private meetings among certain Council members, disagreement between Council in general, and the need for greater employee accountability. Chairman McClellan spoke about a memo that was sent out recently, which stated that if any Council members are meeting with EDC staff or the CEO that all Councilors should know about that meeting.

Leonard Corey discussed the $500 emergency services for Elders. It can be used for things like groceries, clothing, and bills as needed by the individual. Leonard Regarding questions about the financial state of GTB, is seeking information about how this stipend/program Chairman McClellan said that he requested to see the works; he asked which forms needed to be filled out and most recent audit, as well as the previous ones, to try who to give them to. Councilor Wilson replied and stated to look for a trend as to why the revenues have been that the forms must be given to the Elders coordinators going down since 2012. Further discussion took place and supporting documents (e.g. a shopping list) need to as to the financial state of GTB and whether or not be attached. Executive Assistant to the Tribal Chairman, revenues are trending downward. Tribal Council Member Sonya Zotigh spoke up to add that this was intentionally Wilson stated that the biggest loss comes from providing written broadly so Elders can decide how they want medical benefits for employees, and discussed the need to spend the $500. Leonard stated that the criteria for for the marina/casino project. GTB Elder Tony Sineway what needs to be submitted should be written out and discussed the financial performance of Leelanau Sands posted for Elders to read. Casino. Chairman McClellan stated that Council is looking at Leonard Corey asked how the 40-year mortgage for the needs of Membership and what can be provided to the resort was decided on. He stated that we are paying them. He stated the need for better planning. Secretary too much in interest. Councilor Wilson said that the Rohl said that Council and department managers need interest is high to keep the payments lower. Leonard to discuss a strategic plan, health, and housing issues as discussed the potential shift from physical casinos a team. to internet gaming and questioned what the gaming market will be like in 40 years. Chairman McClellan Discussion drew to a close at 12:00 PM. stated that it’s important to do a Cost Benefit Analysis on all projects. The proposed gas station project near Turtle Creek along M-72 was discussed. Leonard Corey asked how the cost was determined, stating that a similar gas station project built by Little Traverse Bay Band cost much less. Councilor Wilson added that this gas station will have slot machines inside as well as a space that could be rented to a restaurant to bring in additional revenue. Further discussion took place as to finances, with Chairman McClellan reiterating that he wants everyone to see the audit.


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

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

City:

ZIP:

Cell:

Tribal Id:

Email Address: Phone:

ELDER RECEIVING CARE INFORMATION Elder’s Name:

Tribal Id:

Address:

Notes

City:

Michigan

Zip:

CHILDREN RECEIVING CARE Name

Tribal Id

Name

Tribal Id

Name

Tribal Id

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Tribal id

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

Tribal Id:

Address:

City:

Mich.

ZIP:

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

dressing

hygiene-

Instrumental activities of daily Living ⃣ None ⃣ All

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

⃣ shopping Finances

⃣ Dementia Cancer

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

walking – stair climbing

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cleaning

cooking meals ⃣ taking medication yard work

using phone

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Mental Illness Alzheimer’s

ALS ⃣

MS

Parkinson’s

transportation

Once identified - Services offered to Provider: ⃣ ⃣

Resources, Information & Training Respite

⃣ Support Assistance

Fuel

Food

Counseling

Support group

TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT DISABILITY Length of providing care:

Temporary

Permanent

Extended temporary

Brief description of assistance requested:

Phone:

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

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DUNK AWAY DRUGS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

- Photo by Jared Sonderegger, Editor

Following the family Olympics on Saturday July 22nd

The “Dunk Away Drugs” Basketball Tournament was held at the Mt. Pleasant High School Gymnasium. The “Dunk Away Drugs” Tournament is a sobriety focused basketball tournament to prevent drug addiction among youth and adults. The event also promotes living healthy and maintaining active lifestyles. GTB participated in several age groups which were;13 and under, 16 and under, 19 and under and Adult. The Strongheart Center reserved 10 camp sites on the “HILL” Saginaw Chippewa Camp Grounds for all MI. Family Olympians that stayed for the tournament. Accommodations such as food and water were provided for participants and their families.

The GTB Male ,age 16 and under, Team beat out the competition and took home the trophy for that age group. The youth team played extremely hard and pushed themselves to victory, often taking falls and getting back up to finish the game. It is easy to see that these young men live for the game and are extremely gifted young athletes. GTB Youth Team “GTB Rezolutions” Player names; William Anderson II, Gavyn Shananaquet, Jaleil Holt,

Cameron Alberts, Devon Pitawanahuet, and Corbin Alberts. Coach Dave Russell and Sandy Anderson.

- by Jared Sonderegger, Editor


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UNCASHED PER CAPITA DISTRIBUTION CHECKS As of July 24th, the following members have uncashed/ unclaimed per capita checks from December 2016 or earlier distributions:

Aaron Armiga William Beaver Travis Bemis Kara Brunk Summer Case Brian Fairley Augustine Floyd Dwayne Jarman Justin Johnson Lorraine Livingston Ashley Millron Alfonso Morales Amy Naghtin McKenzie Raphael John Reed Sherri Ridge Robynn Rueckert Francis J. Shomin Jeffrey Stapleton Please contact Christina Loucks, Senior Accountant, at the Government Accounting Department (231) 534-7131 for further information on how to obtain a new check.

As of July 24th, the following members have unclaimed per capita distributions from June 2017 distribution at the per capita office. The member has until five business days before the next per capita distribution to claim this distribution. Joseph Bertoia Jr Felecia Bradford Benjamin Calkins Kachina Carpenter Renee Durrance McKenzie Fansler Justin Frahm Aiden Gaston Avree Gaston Anna Marie Goodman Ernest Grose III Luis Hernandez Jessica John Jesse Kewagshken Alfonso Morales Santana Perez Elizabeth Peters Christine Schocko Gerald Schwanke Francis J. Shomin

Please contact Christina Loucks, Senior Accountant, at the Government Accounting Department (231) 534-7131 for further information.

UPDATED ADDRESSES NEEDED

Below is a list of tribal members (as of July 24th) that do not have current addresses with the Membership Office and Per Capita Office. Please contact Membership at (231) 534-7101 to request an Address Change Form. This form is also located on our website www.gtbindians.org. Laken Brook Anderson Michael David Anderson ShahBaht Charles Anderson Jr. Alec George Anthony Levi Lucius Antoine Pieter James Antoine Stanley Joseph Antoine Jr. Derek Joseph Bailey Tara Renae Bailey Rita Lynn Bailey Joseph Andrew Bertoia Jr. Felecia Sue Bradford Angela Maxine Brooks Angela Marie Burgoyne Dakota MaeMarie Burnett Ashley Lynn Burns Patrick Morgan Burris Kelly Michelle Bush Paul Alan Harris Bussey Donovan Joseph Butkovich Benjamin Richard Calkins Robert Joseph Calkins Kachina Nasnan Carpenter Jacob Kenneth Chambers John Henry Chippewa Yolanda Marie Chippewa William Joe Christensen Jerry Lee Chupp Julye Ann Cooper Henry Lamar Daniels Octavias Jarome Daniels Patrick Charles DeVerney

Dalton Joseph Digby Cheyanna Spring Rose Digby Corey Michael Duncan Renee Richelle Durrance Steven Allen Evans McKenzie Sharon Fansler Augustine Lee Floyd Shyshonee Faith Fowler Justin Lee Frahm Aiden Quinn Gaston Avree Quinn Gaston Anna Marie Lynn Goodman Thomas Hawk Gould Ernest William Grose III Justin Gage Hachey Luis Everardo Hernandez Hailey Rose Himebauch Marie Hulka Wesley Dewayne Huth Mary Ellen Huth John Eugene Isbell Jessica Rose John Sarah Danielle John Thomas Harold John Jr. Dorothy May Johnson Cletus George Kewagshken Jesse Allen Kewagshken Jessica Lee Kitchen Laci Yvonne Rose Kline Virginia Hermine Lofgren Joseph Alexander Maldonado Sherman James Mashka Robert Joseph Mattson

Leroy Joseph Mattson Levi Clifford McClellan II Eric Francis McDonald Jr. Michelle Lee McGrath Laura Labonte Medina Christopher Louis Meier Daniel Dale Metcalf Charles Cornelius Miller Richard Parker Miller Dennis Eliot Miller Evan Patrick Mohn Alfonso Morales Eliseo Martine' Moreno Jr. Cheyenne Nicole Mosher Heath Allen Mosher Ambrose Paul Mosher Kenneth Harris Mosher Jr. Natasha Lynn Olivares Esequiel Gabriel Olivares Ronald Scot Oom Santana Lynda Perez Elizabeth Joyce Peters Isaiah Xavier Preston Simone Crystal Raphael Wyman Lawrence Raphael Arieh Fernando Raphael Carl Lee Raphael Jr. Mildred Rebecca Rinehart Margaret Ann Rodriguez Bianca Maria Rodriguez Jason James Romitti Sabrina Nichole Romitti Lloyd Jason Rose

David Ronald Russell II Andrew Scott Sawmick Christine Marie Schocko Cameron Vicente Joseph Schocko Gerald Adam Schwanke Robert Lee Sells Casey Jay Shawnoskey Tonya Melisa Sheahan Francis John Shomin Karrie Ann Shostak Victor Lee Sineway Samuel Shaw Smith Klaurianna Anita Clara Smith Evelyn Elizabeth Mae Smith Torreanno Shawn Smith Jr. Carolan Sonderegger Francis Paul St Germaine Austin Michael Steeby Justin Joseph Stevens Patricia Rae TwoCrow Battiest Nichol Amber Van Riper Johan James Vander Vegte Daniel Joseph Wabsey Gerald Francis Wasageshik Kelly Lynn Washegesic Lee David Wilks Nelson George Williams Coral Lynn Wilson Donovan James Wilson Thomas Allen Wright


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LIEUTENANT GENERAL VISITS OTTAWAY

On July 11th, 3 Star General Todd Semonite The partnership between GTB and the USACOE (and head of the US Army Corps of Engineers) along is the first of its kind in the Great Lakes region and with a Brigadier General and both Regional and Nation. Detroit District Commanders visited the Boardman Submitted by (Ottaway) River project and requested the presence Frank Dituri of GTB Tribal representatives.

We NEED YOUR help this year!

Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians 2nd Annual

Manoomin Camp August 26-27, 2017 (Saturday and Sunday)

Grass Lake State Forest Campground Benzie County, MI Come be apart of this community ricing event. There will be camping, ricing activities, and feasts at Grass Lake all weekend. We will be harvesting manoomin together at Grass Lake and then use this seed for a historic planting event by the community at:

Wild Food Sampling and Food Forest Design GTB Elder Kim McSawby will be offering samples of many kinds of wild game, and also fruits that you will be able to gather in the food forests that GTB is planting all over Peshawbestown and the region this fall. The food forests will be full of native fruits, nuts, berries, and herbs for GTB citizens to gather for free for generations. Come learn about the project and give feedback on where these plantings should be and what you’d like to be able to gather and eat there.

Dates: August 16th at the Elders Complex, 6pm August 17th at Eyaawing Museum, 6pm September 13th at the Elders Complex, 6pm September 14th at Eyaawing Museum, 6pm

Deer Lake in Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes on Sunday September 10th at noon Grass Lake State Forest Campground, Benzie Co, MI Grass Lake Dam Rd Thompsonville, MI 49683 Off of Reynolds Road, 5 miles south of US 31

Deer Lake in Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes Located 6.5 miles south of Empire. Parking on M-22 south of Trails End Rd and north of Martin rd

For info please call the Natural Resources Office at 231-534-7500. A collaboration between the GTB NRD and Cultural Departments.

The pawpaw, Michigan’s largest native fruit.

Sample beaver and a variety of wild game.

For info please call the Natural Resources Office at 231-534-7500. A collaboration between the GTB NRD and Cultural Departments.


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OTTAWAY FLOAT TRIP

The Natural Resources Department would again like to invite interested Tribal Members to float the newly restored Boardman River. For over 90 years, this section of the river has been trapped behind a structure once known as the Brown Bridge Dam. This trip will be a leisurely guided canoe float. We are making arrangements to have experienced canoeists and knowledgeable project staff attend to each small group. This is an excellent opportunity for you to see the real Boardman River as it lazily winds its’ way through the plains area of the upper Boardman Valley.

2 excursions are being offered - pick your favorite time and reserve your canoe! (We seriously do need to know who will be joining us on these dates so we will be able to plan a successful adventure. Please RSVP no later than the Friday before the trip date.) August 29rd 2017 August 30th 2017 You should plan on arriving at the canoe launch site at 9:30 am. We estimate that the float time on the river will take 2 1/2 hours.

We will have you leave your car at the Brown Bridge parking area and a shuttle will take you to “Shecks Campground”, the canoe launch site. In this way your car will be at the end of the trip. We recommend you enter the area off Garfield Road. Heading south on Garfield, turn left on Brown Bridge Road, this is directly opposite the East River Road sign (you’ve gone too far on Garfield if you reach the little town of Mayfield). Proceed on the gravel Brown Bridge Road and watch for the canoe access parking signs. The Parking site will be less than a mile from Garfield Road. We will shuttle you to the launch site from the parking area. The launch site offers access to porta-jon facilities. This is a rustic area so please come dressed accordingly. Make Reservations: Contact Frank Dituri by email: Frank.Dituri@ gtbindians.com or phone 231 534 7358 You can always call Shawnee John at the GTB Natural Resource Department building - 5347500. Her email is: Shawnee.john@gtbindians. com

The Natural Resources Department would like to invite YOU to float the Newly Restored Boardman River on August 29th and August 30th. Arrival time approximately 9:30 am

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Make Reservations early, contact:

Frank Dituri GTB Natural Resources Dept., Phone: 534-7358 Email: frank.dituri@gtbindians.com

This trip will be a leisurely 2-1/2 hr guided canoe float and an excellent opportunity for you to see the real Boardman River as it lazily winds it’s way through the plains area of the upper Boardman Valley.

Plan on arriving at Parking Location at 9:30 am. You will leave your vehicle at the Brown Bridge parking area and a shuttle will take you to “Shecks Campground”, the canoe launch site. 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. The launch site offers access to porta-jon facilities. This is a rustic area so please come dressed accordingly. Continue on Brown Bridge Rd to the canoe access parking site, watch for signs.


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Leelanau County

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE & ELECTRONICS COLLECTIONS

NOW ACCEPTING A MAXIMUM OF 10 - ONE GALLON CONTAINERS OF LATEX PAINT

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Do you have leftover paint, fuel, pesticides, batteries, motor oils or unwanted medicines in your home? Improper storage and disposal of these materials can result in health and environmental risks. Instead of storing these materials and risking improper disposal, take these materials to a collection for proper disposal. To participate, you must make an appointment. Contact : Leelanau County Planning at (231) 256-9812, toll free (866) 256-9711 ext. 812 for an appointment. For more information on HHW or other solid waste programs, visit www.leelanau.cc/solidwaste.asp

2017 Saturday Collections 5/20 - Leelanau County Government Center 7/15 - Glen Lake School 8/19 - Peshawbestown 10/7- Elmwood Twp., Cherry Bend Park off Avondale Lane

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Aerosols Antifreeze Art Paints/Mediums Automatic Transmission Fluid Automobile Paint Batteries—Auto, Marine & Household Brake Fluid Bug Sprays Car Wax w/solvent Computers & Computer components Cutting Oil Diesel Fuel Dry Cleaning Agents Fiberglass Epoxy Fire Extinguishers Floor Care Products Fluorescent Light Bulbs & compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL’s) Fuel Oil

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Fungicides Furniture Polish Gasoline Glue (Solvent Based) Gun Cleaning Solvents Herbicides Insecticides Kerosene Lighter Fluid Mercury Thermometers/thermostats Metal Polish with Solvent Microwave Ovens Moth Balls Nail Polish Oils/Motor Oil & Filters containing Oil Paint Brush Cleaner with solvent Paint (Latex) Limit of 10– 1 gallon cans Paint (Oil Based) Paint Stripper

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Paint Thinner Personal Care Electronics - shavers, blow dryers, curling irons Pesticides Pool Chemicals Primer Rat Poison Smoke Detectors Stereo & Electronic Equipment Televisions Turpentine Wood Preservative Varnish Syringes/sharps/ needles: must be placed in a hardwall container (like laundry bottles BUT NOT milk containers) Prescription and OTC Medications are accepted (except narcotics– see Sheriff’s Dept.)

Unacceptable Materials

Radioactive Material, Explosives, Shock-sensitive Materials, Tires, Scrap Metal, items containing Freon or other refrigerants, White Goods (Refrigerators and other items with Freon, Washers & Dryers, Water Softeners, other large appliances), Unknown/Unlabeled Wastes, Home Business Waste and Commercially Generated Waste ARE NOT ACCEPTED. AMMUNITION: Contact the Sheriff’s Department. NARCOTICS: Contact the Sheriff’s Department.

Costs for these collections are covered under P.A. 69 of 2005— a charge placed on Winter Tax Bills. These collections are for LEELANAU COUNTY HOUSEHOLDS ONLY.

Low Cost Spay & Neuter Program The Cherryland Humane Society is offering financial assistance to low-income families and individuals for low cost spaying and neutering of pets. After completing an application for a voucher, your copay will be determined, however a $20 payment is required by everyone towards this service. One low cost spay/neuter is available per household. This program is only for residents of Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties. Pets must meet the vaccination requirements of participating clinics before arrangements for surgery are made. Once Cherryland Humane Society approves and confirms your co-pay amount, you will then contact the approved veterinary clinic to make arrangements. Applications for assistance are available on the GTB website or by contacting Cherryland Humane Society at 231-946-5116. This program is funded through a 2% grant provided by GTB.


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HERITAGE DAY 2017

This year Traverse City’s Heritage day was held on the 4th of July at the Open Space beside the beautiful Grand Traverse Bay. Many participants showed up to partake in the festivities, celebrating their native American tradition. The Heritage Day Pow Wow is a National Cherry Festival tradition displaying a variety of colorful regalia, traditional dance and drum. Visitors of the

Photos by George Antoine

Heritage Day activities were also treated to Native vendors who have created beautiful hand made crafts. Bead and elegant feather work was seen in the crafts and in the surrounding vibrant dress. Native American food was also available for those in attendance. There were members from many of the region’s Native American communities actively participating in the event. - by Jared Sonderegger, Editor

NEW GTB GOV. FLOAT 2017

The Grand Traverse Band contracted a new float to be built this year in accordance with the “Water Is Life” theme. The float committee, headed up by Assistant Tribal Manager Doris Winslow, decided this theme to be appropriate given the current struggles we face against line 5 and other issues threatening our water. The float features the Mackinac Bridge, a waterfall and native mother and child sitting above overlooking the falls.

Carla Appleton-Marshall, RoseAnn Marshall, Agnes Marshall, Bernadette Marshall , and Audrey Anderson.

A lot of assistance was required to ensure the GTB float was staffed. Dancers, hand drummers staff available to hand out water and several GTB Families volunteered to represent the Tribe. Drivers from Natural Resources Frank Dituri and James Garavaglia pulled the GTB Government Float, Post 120 was also present to help lead the float on several occasions. Pauline Koon, Alisha Monzano,Sofia Monzano, Rachel Nolff and Akira Floyd, Carla Appleton-Marshall, RoseAnn Marshall, Agnes Marshall, Bernadette Marshall , and Audrey Anderson were all present for the Cherry Royale Parade to represent several GTB family generations. Gaming was also present for promotions. The float was featured in the Heritage Day Parade, the Traverse City Cherry Royale Parade on Saturday July 8th, and the Charlevoix Venetian Festival Parade on Saturday July 22nd. The Parade is scheduled to be in the Elk Rapids Harbor Day Parade Saturday August 5th. Volunteers are always appreciated.

If interested in assisting with the GTB Government Pauline Koon, Alisha Monzano,Sofia Monzano, Rachel float please contact Doris Winslow at 231-534-7965. Nolff and Akira Floyd. - by Jared Sonderegger, Editor


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MIIGWETCH FROM THE JOHN FAMILY

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Since his diagnosis, he has had many doctor appointments, surgeries and months of chemotherapy but his health continues to get better everyday thanks to all of the positive thoughts and prayers he has had and still receives.

His final surgery is scheduled at the end of July which will take place in Ann Arbor, MI at the UofM Hospital. Bear, I and our family are so thankful for our community’s help, everyone’s prayers, donations and generosity & to all who made us suppers and/or brought us groceries. We have no words to describe how grateful we are for everyone’s support during this difficult time. Thank you all for your continued prayers and help! Please keep Bear and our whole family in your prayers as he continues to heal.

A thank you from our family to yours. As many may have heard, our family had a tough year when my husband, Theodore “Bear” John was diagnosed with cancer in the summer of 2016.

More updates can be found on his Gofundme site at https://www.gofundme.com/help-theodore-johnfight-cancer-2we2uxw Chi-Miigwetch! -The John Family Bear, Shawnee, M’Konz, Nesse’win & Kwe’

GTB CONSERVATION OFFICERS CERTIFIED On July 11th, GTB Conservation Officers Bob Duty and Lakota Raphael graduated From the United States Indian Police Academy, Indian Country Police Officer Training Program, class 163. Thirty four additional officers graduated from the Academy, located at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, New Mexico. Over 200 attendees appeared for the graduation to congratulate and honor these new guardians.

Photo provided by Tanya Raphael

Officer Raphael and Officer Duty completed thirteen rigorous weeks of training. Their course work consisted of physical fitness training and testing, defensive driving technique and pursuit, firearms training and qualification in shoot and don’t shoot scenarios, report writing and Tribal court testimony practices. Officers Duty and Raphael were officially sworn into their positions as Tribal Conservation Officers on July 19th at Tribal Council Chambers. The Officers swore to protect the Tribal Constitution and ensure the enforcement of natural resource preservation. Be sure to congratulate these officers on their recent qualifications and welcome them officially to the GTB Conservation team. - by Jared Sonderegger, Editor

Photo by George Antoine


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

0-5 year old center based child development programs

Comprehensive health and developmental services

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0-3 year old home-based program

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Incorporation of the Native American culture

Call 534-7650 for more information

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

June 17,2017 8am-8pm

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

at the

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

Kid’s Pond

in Elk Rapids

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

Elk Rapids Bible Church Rapid City Area Food Pantry Torch Lake Assembly of God WE HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OFPost 114 Amvets Grand Traverse Band Cone Corral TO OPENINGS...STOP of Ottawa/Chippewa IndiansBY, CALL OR GO ONLINE

DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION TODAY!

Hunter Safety Gun and Bow Certification

September 2-3/November 4-5 Sessions: Saturday 9-6/ Sunday 1-6 Free class by certified instructors Torch Lake Assembly of God 9456 Valley Rd, Rapid City

Contact for these events: Toni Shananaquet 231-709-2936


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PUBLIC SAFETY UPDATES

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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Get Your Kids On Your Team!

Grand Traverse Band Tribal Police Department

 Wednesday, August 9, 2017 4pm to 8pm Medicine Lodge Parking Lot 2300 N. Stallman Road

Preparing for emergencies shouldn’t fall on your shoulders alone. Young children and teens alike need to be part of the process — for their own safety and sense of empowerment. •

Work together to build an emergency kit.

Sit down as a family to talk about your communications plan.

Role-play what you would do during a disaster.

Hold fire drills in your house.

Peshawbestown, MI 49682

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Call: (231) 534-7777 GTB Tribal Police Department to set up appointments.

Did you know there are Emergency Preparedness Games for kids to build a checklist for emergency kits? See the website: https://www.ready.gov/ kids/games

BE A HERO and play the game to be prepared! Build a Kit You’re on a mission! Go through different locations with Gayle and her friends to find what you need for an emergency kit. Will you pick the correct items? Have fun and build a checklist along the way. Hurry! Your family is counting on you.

Play the Build a Kit Game

Help the Heroes! Will you know what to do? Make the right decisions and earn points to unlock new levels. But watch out! The wrong choice could end the game. Survive all 7 levels plus a turn in the hot seat and become a Disaster Master! Print out chapters of your own graphic novel as you play.

Level 1 - Wildfire Level 2 - Tornado Level 3 - Hurricane/Blackout Level 4 - Home Fire Level 5: Winter Storm/Extreme Cold Level 6 - Tsunami/Earthquake Level 7: Thunderstorm/Lightning Level 8: The Hot Seat

Remember to write down the password at the end of each game to unlock the next level.


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ANISHINAABEMOWIN BIBEZHIK KIDWINAN (One Word at a Time)

Giibiingwe.    [ Gii biin gwe ]    S/He is blind. Minanaabi.    [ Mi na naa bi ]    S/He sees well.  (good eyesight) Giipshe.

[ Giip she ]

S/He is deaf.

Gwekshe.    [ Gwek she ]    S/He hears well.  / hears it correctly. Wewebiza.    [  We  we  bi  za  ]    S/he is swinging.

Odaminadaa.    [  O   da  mi  na  daa  ]    Let’s Play. Pkwaakwat,  a Ball    [ P kwaa kwat  -  p kwaa kwat ] Pkwaakadakedaa!  Let’s play ball!    [ P kwaa ka da ke daa  -  P kwaak da ke daa ]  Wepidan!  Hit it!    [ We pi dan  -  Wep dan ] Pagadan!  Throw it!    [ Pa ga dan - Pag dan ]

Odamina.    [  O   da  mi  na  ]    S/he is playing.

Nkwebidan! Catch it!    [ N kwe bi dan  -  n Kweb dan ]

Odaminawin.    [  O   da  mi  na  win  ]    a game

Baagaakwe. S/He is splitting (such as black ash splints).    [ Baa gaa kwe ]

Odaminawaagan.    [  O   da  mi  na  waa  gan  ]    a doll

Tibaakinan. Wrap it around.    [ t Baak nan    -    Ti baa ki nan ]   (such as term used in traditional fiber weaving)

Eyaawing Museum and Culture Center Expressive Culture Series Presents:

Eyaawing Museum and Culture Center Expressive Culture Series Presents:

Gaandakii’iganaak

Ba’wa’am

Push Pole

Knocking Stick

Bradley McClellan Gerald Luskey Tina Frankenberger

Bradley McClellan Gerald Luskey Tina Frankenberger

August 12th 1-4pm

August 19th 11-2 pm

with GTB Tribal Members

with GTB Tribal Members

Come make a new set of knocking sticks or finish Come make a push pole, learn the how to harvest the materials and why push poles are so important your knocking sticks from last year’s manoomin (rice camp). We will have a jiman (canoe) and simulation to manoomin (wild rice) beds. There will be a push area for you to practice your knocking of the rice. A pole demonstration behind the museum following the workshop, weather permitting. A light snack will light snack will be provided. Please RSVP to reserve be provided. Please RSVP to reserve your push pole your knocking stick making supplies. Hope to see you there! making supplies. Hope to see you there! RSVP: Tina Frankenberger 231-830-7885 tinaluvspoe@yahoo.com

RSVP: Tina Frankenberger 231-830-7885 tinaluvspoe@yahoo.com


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Expressive Culture Series Events

Youth Photos The staff and volunteers at Eyaawing are currently sorting through over 10,000 photos from the GTB Youth Organization. We need help in identifying people in these photos. If you can assist any time, please call (231) 534.7768 or stop by the museum.

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

Saturday, August 12 1PM Genealogy with Lin Meeker. 1PM-4PM Push Pole Making and Demonstration. Thursday, August 14, 6PM Community Space Design Presentation and Feast.. Saturday, August 19, 11AM Knocking Stick Making Class. Saturday, August 26, 12PM John Petoskey on “Community Talking Circle: Our Tribe, Our Treaties, the Great Lakes, and Our Future .”

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.

Saturday, August 5, 12PM Flint Knapping with Tribal Member, Steve Feringa.

Request for Pictures

If you have historical photos or photos of Tribal Veterans, we are interested in displaying them in a new exhibit! Please come by and speak with the Curator. Miigwetch!

Find us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/

@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


2017

AUGUST

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

Peshawbestown Jiingtamok Youth August 19th and 20th, 2017 Peshawbestown, Michigan Host Drum : Chippewa Travellers

Head Dancers : Picked each Session

Arena Director Gerard Sagassige

MC Chris Pheasant Community Feast Friday at 6pm Pow-Wow grounds

Committee Specials Two Step Mystery Spot Luck of Draw Golden Age Youth Special

For More Info Tanya Raphael 231-313-6922 or Sharon Wasageshik 231- 534 - 7247

Peshawbestown POWWOW NEEDS YOUR HELP! The Powwow Committee is looking for Volunteers needed for various functions at the 2017 Peshawbestown Powwow.

If you are able to assist Aug 19-20th

Please contact

Tanya Raphael at 231-313-6922 or Sharon Wasageshik at 231-534-7247

Miigwetch!

Head Veteran Clearance Syrette

Grand Entry Sat. 1pm & 6:30pm Sun. Noon

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