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GTB NEWS DECEMBER 2016 A publication of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians All Rights Reserved Š

HONORING OUR VETERANS

Eagletown Post 120 holds service flags while standing among other veterans during the Veterans Day Recognition Ceremony held at the Leelanau Veterans Memorial Plaza. Photo by Jared Sonderegger


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GTB NEWS

DECEMBER 2016 A publication of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians All Rights Reserved ©

Council Members, Gov. Department Managers, and other participants of the Halloween “Trunk Or Treat” pose for a photo. The activity provided treats to the children of the Benodjenh Center on October 31st. EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE 911

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Grand Traverse Band News Send submissions in by the 3rd Friday each month. Editor: Jared Sonderegger

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jared.sonderegger@gtbindians.com Phone: (231) 534-7366 Cell: (231) 866-0820

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(231) 534-7008 george.antoine@gtbindians.com 2605 N West Bay Shore Drive, Peshawbestown, MI 49682-9275

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Department 6, Blossom Moon Membership & Communications The Membership Office reopened for Enrollment applications on December 2nd. In the month of November we evaluated all of the applications we had received prior to the close of enrollment on October 28th. 5 of 8 were enrolled. As you can imagine the Membership Office is extremely busy in the month prior to per Capita distribution. We do our best to process all we can, and get all of the reports needed by Accounting to get those checks in the mail.

As with all new computer processes there will be bugs to find and work out. Data is being gathered now, and if all goes well more Tribal IDs will be mailed soon. We currently have 4182 enrolled members, 1878 of which are living in our six county service area.

The Communications Department also had a very busy November. A lot of time was spent preparing for our Annual Membership Meeting. Due to numerous equipment failures some of the time spent was very stress You may have heard by now that our Eaful. We can thank our Communications staff gletown Market is testing an automated data for all of the Program Services booklets, sigcollection system using the mag stripe on the nage, photographs and videos at the meeting back of our Tribal IDs. Tribal IDs with special and posted on our website since the meeting. encoding in the mag stripe were mailed to a We appreciate the fact that these two men test group of Tribal members recently to test and their machines worked all kinds of hours Eagletown’s system. getting everything everyone needed done on time. Thank you!


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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.

Bradley Norton EMT/Firefighter II

Catina Bouguettaya Health Administration Assistant

Daniel Wilson Occupancy Specialist

Maxx Jacko Wastewater Operator Apprentice

Cheri Olvera Utility Worker

Isadore Toulouse Fluent Language Instructor

Monique Lopez Research Specialist

Isaac Burfield FTHWC Peacemaker


D e cem b e r 2016 / M ni do o Giiso o n h s ( S pirit M o o n ) A NOTE FROM THE

GOVERNMENT HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION TIPS 

Always have the voicemail set up to ensure contact from HR.

If possible, have two contact numbers on your application.

 Length of experience is the time that

you have worked in the same exact position.  Related experience is the time that

you have worked in a similar position with similar duties. Attaching a resume is beneficial:  You get to impress the hiring team

before the interview!  Proof of the “Related experience”

that you wrote in the position information section.  Justification for related experience

“in lieu” of the higher education degree that may be required for the position.  Providing addt’l information that

may not be covered in the interview.

Faxing your application? Call to confirm the fax went through. Fax: 231-534-7904

Phone: 231-534-7412

E-mailing your application? Request a confirmation of receipt via email. krystina.alveshire@gtbindians.com

Japan Summer Outbound Exchange Michigan youth can travel to Japan for either 4 or 8 weeks in the summer. The summer 2017 travel dates are:  July 12 - August 10, 2017 for the 4-week Homestay Program June 14 - August 10, 2017 for the 8-week Nihongo Program. Note that your child will receive a discount on travel to Japan if your family is able to host a Japanese student in Michigan.  Also, the host brother/sister who stays with you in Michigan may be able to host your child in Japan. Our program has supported many international friendships.  Participants are ages 12-18 years old.  Visit States’ 4-H website for

more information: www.states4hexchange.org Scholarships available to 4-H youth Applications for 2017 Summer Travel to Japan are due December 1, 2016, to: D’Ann Rohrer Extension Educator MSU Extension - Mason County 111 South Main Street Scottville, MI 49454 Phone:  231-757-4789 Fax:  231-898-4780 E-mail: drohrer@anr.msu.edu 

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PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

We need your input! The Grand Traverse Band’s LIHEAP Program held a public hearing at the June 29, 2016 Tribal Council Special Session for the purpose of reviewing the past year’s LIHEAP program and receiving any comment on that program and/or recommendations for next year’s LIHEAP Program! We want to continue this gathering of comments from you with application review by the following method. Last year’s application will be available for review at the following sites: GTB Tribal Administration Building in Peshawbestown, GTB satellite office in Charlevoix, GTB satellite office in Benzie, GTB satellite office in Traverse City, and at the LIHEAP program office at the Medicine Lodge. We need your comments by the end of July. Your comments will be critical in developing next year’s LIHEAP program! You can make comments at by submitting your comments to any of the following GTB staff: Connie Two-Crow, Human Services Intake, 534-7906, Connie.TwoCrow@gtbindians.com Helen Cook, AFS/BHS Supervisor, 534-7681, Helen.Cook@gtbindians.com Arlene Kashata, Human Services Department Manager, 534-7255, Arlene.Kashata@gtbindians.com Ruth Dudley, OPDE Coordinator, 534-7221, Ruth.Dudley@gtbindians.com Program Background What does the LIHEAP program do? LIHEAP provides funding assistance to low-income households, targeting those who are truly vulnerable: the disabled, elderly, and families with preschool-age children. LIHEAP offers one-time financial assistance to qualifying low-income households who require support in paying their home heating or cooling bills. Applicants must have an income less than 150% of federal poverty level or 60% of state median poverty level to be eligible, however some states/tribes have expanded their programs to include more households. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981 (Title XXVI of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981, Public Law 97-35, as amended, authorized a number of block grants including the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). LIHEAP, administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, authorized grants since 1982 to states, tribes, and territories to assist low-income households with the costs of home energy. For a direct grant to a tribe, an amount is reserved from the state’s allotment. GTB currently has a negotiated agreement between the state and the tribe on the number of households to be served. If a tribal grantee chooses to run a direct-funded tribal LIHEAP program, tribal programs must include a heating assistance program and/or a cooling assistance program and include a way to handle crisis situations, usually through a crisis intervention component. LIHEAP grantees may also choose to provide a low-cost weatherization program or other energy-related home repair. The allotments are based upon available federal funding, and it is important to continue this much needed program!

NOTICE OF REGISTRATION AND OPPORTUNITY TO OBJECT/OBJECTION TO REGISTRATION OF FOREIGN JUDGMENT AND REQUEST FOR HEARING NOTICES NOTICE OF REGISTRATION OF FOREIGN JUDGMENTS IN THE MATTER OF MARIYA FLOYD The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Tribal Court 2605 N. West Bay Shore Drive, Peshawbestown, MI 49682 (231) 534-7050 Case No. 2016-002694-CV-FJ Plaintiff: Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Court 6954 East Broadway Road Mount Pleasant, MI 48858 (989) 775-4807 vs. Defendant: Mariya Floyd 2122 Cleveland Avenue SW Grand Rapids, MI 49509. 1. You are being sued. 2. You have 28 days to file an answer with Grand Traverse Tribal Court and to serve a copy on the other party or take other lawful action. 3. Failure to file an answer or take other action within the time allowed may result in a default judgment being entered against you for the relief requested in Plaintiff’s complaint. This Judgment expires 1/17/2017.


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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. Important Membership Announcement The Compensation Committee currently has six (6) committee vacancies: • • •

one (1) appointment to be filled by the Tribal Chair for a 4-year term; three (3) appointments to be filled by Tribal Council for a 2-year term; and two (2) appointments to be filled by the Compensation Committee for a 3-year term.

Interested registered voters of the GTB membership who are not currently employed by the GTB government, EDC gaming enterprises, or the Grand Traverse Resort are encouraged to submit a letter of interest to the Tribal Chairman’s office. Please note: you must reside in GTB’s six-county service area to serve on this committee. The Tribal Councilors’ Salary Ordinance states that the establishment of the Compensation Committee is to address the questions of compensation, allowances and benefits for Tribal Council positions. The open committee positions will be filled according to 1 GTBC § 404(d) of the GTB Code: The Compensation Committee shall be composed of seven registered voters of the Tribe. (1) Two shall be selected by the Tribal Chair and have a term of offices for four (4) years. Three shall be selected by the Tribal Council by a majority vote and have a term of office for two (2) years. The other two committee members shall be selected by majority vote of the five selected members and have a term of office for three (3) ears. (2) Vacancies shall be selected in the same manner as the position which was vacated by term of office, resignations or death. Please send your letter of interest to: Office of Thurlow “Sam” McClellan, Tribal Chairman GTB of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians 2605 NW Bayshore Drive Peshawbestown, MI 49682

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

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

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HEALTH CARE

Traditional Healer Harlan Downwind and Peggy Holappa

Location: Medicine Lodge-Behavioral Health Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm • Bring enough Tobacco for a Pipe bowl full • Women on the moontime cannot attend this session • Please refrain from Alcohol/Drugs 4 days prior • A gift is your choice to bring along with your request for assistance but is not mandatory • Requests for names, colors, clans, doctoring for illness, dreams spiritual guidance, etc. are appropriate requests

Contact BHS at 534-7090 Soccer: 6:30p.m.

t s a e r b e l Schedu l a c i v r e c and tests

get milk

Call Mom!

Pick up dog food.

Don’t forget to put yourself first. Without you, nothing would get done. So take care of yourself first. Cancer tests can give you peace of mind, and early detection for breast and cervical cancer can lead to more effective treatment. Many women can receive free cancer tests through the Breast and Cervical Cancer Control and Navigation Program. Learn more at Michigan.gov/cancer or call 844-446-8727.


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Special Diabetes Program for Indians

Healthy Eating for Diabetes

Everything you eat has an effect on your blood sugar. Learning to eat regular meals, controlling the amount you eat, and making healthy food choices can help you manage your diabetes better and prevent other health problems. Did you know? There are only 3 main types of nutrients in foods: Carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. A healthy meal will include all three. Carbohydrates: Pasta, bread, rice, fruits, Proteins: Cheese, meats, eggs Good fats: Canola & olive oil, avocado, and nuts.

True or False: People with diabetes can’t have sugar? False: Sugar is another carbohydrate and can fit into a meal plan. However, sugary foods, do not have the same nutrition that grains or vegetables have and can often be high in fat and calories. It is important to limit sugar containing foods to small portions. Quick Tips: 1. Eat breakfast every day. Breakfast helps the body’s calorie-burning process that provides you with energy. 2. Space your meals to every 4-5 hrs. Throughout the day. Going too long without eating may result in excessive hunger, which may lead to overeating later in the day. Submitted by Kathy Bowers Diabetes Educator, RN,MSN, CDE. References AADE, https://www.diabeteseducator.org.


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DECEMBER ELDERS BIRTHDAYS GTB News would like to acknowledge this months Elders birthdays! We hope you 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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Bastien Jr. William Joseph 2-Nov John Harry Hazen 3-Nov Juralbal Debra Lynn 3-Nov Menefee Robin Lee 3-Nov Newstead Martin Duane 3-Nov Anderson Jr. Erick John 4-Nov Manzano Gail Jean 4-Nov Warrington Susannah 4-Nov Yannett Donald George 4-Nov Yannott Mary Lou 4-Nov Boulch Treva Marie 6-Nov Shananaquet Theresa Louise 6-Nov Mann Diana Jo 7-Nov Antoine Rosemary Fay 8-Nov Boyle Margaret Marie 8-Nov Fetterhoff Sandra Darlene 8-Nov John Ronald Lee 8-Nov Wayeshe Anthony Lee 8-Nov Gunderson George Ole 9-Nov Jones Annette Sue 9-Nov Paull Christine Louisa 10-Nov Peplinski Eva Jean 11-Nov Raphael Clayton Joseph 11-Nov Antoine George Melvin 12-Nov Gaslin Suzanne Barnes 12-Nov Page Donna Marie 12-Nov Case Janice Rae 13-Nov Fowler Beula 14-Nov Page Catherine Lynne 14-Nov Reyes Felipe Paul 14-Nov Roxbury Violet Ann 14-Nov Bennett Bruce Arnold 15-Nov Niewiadomski Gerald James 15-Nov Richert Donna Marie 15-Nov Johnson Brian Lewis 16-Nov Scott Lavern Rolland 16-Nov

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Winslow Doris Elaine Miller Edward Anthony Peters Thomas Robert Rivas Evelyn Smeltzer Keith Alan Chambers Sr. Joseph Samuel Mattson Emil John Seegraves Richard Earl Case John Alexander Chippewa Wyman Lawrence McGeshick Tammy Lee Napont Clifford Peter Peters Erma Jean Doner Michael Joseph Emery Marcia Ann Jacko Russell Gene Kenwabikise- Halpin Mary Agnes Perez Michael Ernest Stephenson Scott Stuart Rizzo Filomena Mary Smith Anna Marie Bastien Bruce Wayne Florip Susan Rae Lawrence Gerald Michael Coleman William Luke Mayers Tama Susan Paul Bennett M Lentz Doris Marie Waukazoo Sandra Lee Munoz Tammy Koon Wilson Joyce Marie McGrath Charles Joseph McSauby James Anthony Two Crow Elizabeth Mary Chippewa Nancy Jean Cooper Julye Ann Keusch Jo Ann

TRIBAL COUNCIL EMAILS

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

Exciting new changes have happened on the GTB website! Tribal members can now directly email the Tribal Council their questions, concerns, suggestions, and general inquiries. Under the GTB member login on the www.gtbindians.org website, Tribal members can login, provide their email address, then type in the communication with Tribal Council. You will receive a receipt of your communication and shortly after receive a response. Tribal Council would like to encourage Tribal members to use this communication tool in advance of the GTB annual membership meeting (10/22/2016), at which time responses to received emails can be provided. Megwetch to all Tribal members for your interest, as Tribal Council works to provide new communication opportunities with GTB membership!


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Congratulations to the 2016 Tribal Community Survey Winners!!! The 2016 Tribal Community Survey covered the following areas: Health, Elders Needs, Child Care, Housing, Gender Identity and Revenue Ordinance Allocation. *Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians 2016 Tribal Survey Prize Drawing NorthSky Nonprofit Network on November 1, 2016 conducted a Random Number Generator Prize Drawing

Category In Person In Person In Person In Person In Person In Person Mail/Online Mail/Online Mail/Online Mail/Online Mail/Online Mail/Online Mail/Online Mail/Online Mail/Online Mail/Online Mail/Online Mail/Online Mail/Online Mail/Online Mail/Online Mail/Online Mail/Online Mail/Online Mail/Online Mail/Online Grand Prize Winner Grand Prize Winner

Prizes $50 $50 $75 $75 $125 $125 $50 $50 $50 $50 $75 $75 $75 $75 $100 $100 $100 $100 $100 $100 $150 $150 $150 $150 $300 $300 $1,000 $1,000

First Name Kathryn Alvin Jamie Leesa Mark Bernice Leona Mary Michael Edward Vicki Kellene Katherine Donavon Anita Gordon Theresa George Kimberly Kathryn Karla Tammy Mary Carisa Peter Emily Megan Sandra

Last Name Wilson Pedwaydon Kalush Sams Wilson Sineway Burfield Ruth Mitchell Maleski Wayne Given Raphael Deverney Lewis Reed Pelcher Case Gerring Wehner Dismuke Chamberlain Burgess Petoskey Johnson Meyer Kalchik Yannott

The Tribal Survey was sent out to 3,113 Tribal Members over the age of 18 years old. We collected 847 completed surveys (Online: 75, Mail: 438, and One-on-One 334) with a return rate of 27.2% which is OUTSTANDING! CHI MIIGWETCH to all the tribal members that participated in the survey. The survey results will assist the GTB leadership in identifying priorities for developing direct services for the membership as they relate to housing, health, elders, child care, gender identity and the Revenue Allocation Ordinance.

NOVEMBER 2016 COORDINATED COMMUNITY RESPONSE 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 Monday, November 9, 2016 (9:30am - 11:30am) Monday, November 21, 2016 (9:30am– 11:30am) Benzie Office Hours Tuesday, November 9, 2016 (1:30pm - 3:30pm) Tuesday, November 22, 2016 (1:30pm - 3:30pm) Charlevoix Office Hours Thursday, November 17, 2016 (1pm - 3pm) Other times are available. Please call Yvette Weese, the CCR Project Coordinator at 231-534 -7053 to schedule an alternate date, time and/or location.


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GTB BUCKPOLE

Grand Traverse Band Police Officer Nate Meekhof harvested two Bucks this year, an eight and nine point. He took a nine point during bow season and an eight point during rifle season. Just a few days apart. Outstanding Hunt Officer Meekhof!

The Grand Traverse Band Police Department Captain David Crockett bagged this nine point, “Peshawbestown swamp buck,� with his rifle on November 21st. Nice Buck Captain Crocket!


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Kyra Vezina, daughter of Sherri L. Vezina, signed a National Letter of Intent for Division II College Volleyball at Lake Superior State University (LSSU). The press was at Suttons Bay High School at 11:30am on November 14th, to take photos of Kyra in front of the Suttons Bay High trophy case.  Congratulations Kyra and Sherri!

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NRD EDIBLE FOREST

On November 7th, youth from GTB’s UNITY Program and the Natural Resources Department planted 55 wild American Plum trees at the Pow Wow Campground. The planting is the first of many at the campground. In spring, the dead cherry trees will be removed, and an edible forest garden will be planted full of over 100 kinds of labelled fruits, nuts, herbs, vegetables, and flowers, including many types of traditional food and medicines. The garden will be open to public foraging, and NRD will host youth group tree planting and harvests. Once established after 1-3 years, the site will continue to produce food for generations. Wide plant spacing will allow for continued camping, driving, Photos by and parking as before, now with loads of food Jared Sonderegger growing. requested will be available. Ongoing input is welcome and appreciated--let NRD know what The NRD took community input at events for you’d like to see growing there! The NRD is what kinds of plants people would like to be able currently seeking grant funding for the project to eat at the site, and every single plant and is hoping to pay GTB youth to plant the edible forest. As part of the grant project, the NRD is also planning a community plant nursery to provide fruits, nuts, herbs, and perennial vegetables to GTB members to create edible landscapes in their yard. The grants will include educational workshops and classroom lessons as well. Imagine it: you are driving back home for the evening---on your way you drive through the edible forest and grab a bag full of plums, hardy kiwis, gooseberries, blueberries, and some cooking herbs and walnuts for the season. With success, this public foraging space will be the Article by first of many in Peshawbestown.

Jonathan Aylward

Potential Dangers: This invasive menace can take over an entire system within 1-2 years of introduction. Outcompetes native aquatic insects like mayflies and native snails and are indigestible by fish. Known Hideouts: Boardman, Pere Marquette, and Au Sable rivers, but can thrive in all aquatic habitats of Michigan if given the chance. Can be spread by waders, fishing equipment, boats/kayaks/trailers, or anything else that contacts the water. Prevention: • Thoroughly scrub boats, waders, etc. with a stiff brush, removing all dirt, vegetation, etc. • Rinse with hose/pressure washer. • Allow to dry for a minimum of 48 hours (must be dry for at least 24 hours), in sunlight if possible. • Chemical treatments are possible as well, contact James Garavaglia, Inland Fish and Wildlife Biologist, at 231-534-7291 for further information.


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BENODJENH CENTER UPDATE

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Benodjenh Center Update 11/16/16 Aanii, Fall has been flying by and we are into the holiday season. The children participated in a trunk or treat at the Strong Heart Center on Halloween. There are spots still available in our Head Start classrooms, our Early Head Start Home Base program, and our Family Spirit/Healthy Start Program. To apply, you can apply online, 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.

http://www.gtbindians.org/benodjenh.asp

Upcoming Dates to Remember: CENTER CLOSED for Thanksgiving Break: Thursday & Friday, November 24th & 25th. NO CLASSES for EHS/HS/GSRP Classrooms but Childcare will be open: Monday, December 19th- January 1st 2017. CENTER CLOSED DECEMBER 23rd 2016- January 2nd 2017. CLASSES RESUME on January 3rd, 2017.

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YOUTH SERVICES

Officer Homman talking to Antrim youth about “Stranger Danger.”

Charlevoix youth learning Anishinabemowin with Sammi.

Photos provided by Jamie Kalush

DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS!!!

Akeela TwoCrow

12-22-2008

Montana Anderson

12-21-1998

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Adriana Martinez

12-14-2002

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Essence Kalush

12-27-2004

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Julia Trojanek

12-06-2002

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Ariell McClellan

12-27-2001

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HONORING OUR VETERANS

Photo provided by Miki Pino

November 11th is the day we thank our veterans for their sacrifice and service to this country. These men and woman living among us have bled and lost so much for our basic freedoms. At one point, they handed over their civilian lives to protect the people of the United States, and the oppressed people of other countries, from the hands of tyrants. Many of these veterans have slept in the rain and snow for months, long ago, waiting for the enemy to emerge. They had no comforts but that of their comrades’ humor, in sharing the same hardships. Some have held the wounded, buried the dead, and sat trembling in a hot pile of spent brass. Most can never understand these trials of the human condition unless they were there, in the fight. This is not some televised fight of sport, no cheered upon game, but a challenge of man vs. man. War is a real fight, a true fight, where delivering death is the only chance at survival.

President Peggy Hardley were leading the event which hosted a potluck luncheon, and raffle. The grave site Memorial is a tradition that honors those who made the ultimate sacrifice. On veterans day The “11/11 at 11” was held at the Leelanau Veterans Memorial Plaza in Lake Leelanau. This is an annual recognition ceremony held on the 11th month, on the 11th day, at 11am. The Eagletown American Legion Post #120 was also present holding the branch flags for the ceremony. Guest speaker Captain Tom Crawley, a former Airforce B/52 Pilot who had flown many combat missions during the Vietnam War, Shared a few stories from his time in service. It was a large turnout for such a cold and windy day. The service and American flags battled the wind as attendees withstood the cold to honor these veterans.

Many had discovered their true selves in combat. Now they have been stripped of these opportunities of bravery in a fire fight. Some have traded the leadership and respect of their men for the often disrespectful contemporary workforce, often being treated unfairly by those who would brake in the situations they once performed valiantly in. They are among us everyday. They are vessels of courage, retired warriors, humbled to the appreciation of life after witnessing so much death. It is because of these hardships that we should honor these men and woman on this day.

We should not only honor these men and woman on this one single day. We must always recognize their triumphs and tragedies. They cannot forget these times, so we must not either. For them this was their defining moments, whether good or bad. This is their before and after. The courage these veterans contain has not been spent in enduring these tribulations. It will forever be within them. We can only hope they share the warrior spirit with our sons and daughters. Ensuring that brave men and woman will remain, willing to fight evil men and woman. Without the warrior ideals, we are one generation away from extinction. They are our sheep dogs, the battered few that will protect the herd. We must remember that the wolves will always be hungry, both foreign and domestic. The righteous must always be By willing to stop them.

The American Legion Post #120 & Auxiliary held the Annual Veterans Feast at the Kateri Tekakwitha Church Dining Hall in Peshawbestown on November 5th. Post Commander Geneva “ Miki ” Pino and Auxiliary

Jared Sonderegger Editor


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Grand Traverse Resort and Casino 2016 Employee Milestone Banquet

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Photos by Jared Sonderegger

November 9th marked the Grand Traverse Resort and Casinos Milestone Banquet. This lavish event celebrated the employees who have achieved their 5,10,15,20,25,and 30 year anniversary working for The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, Turtle Creek Casino and Hotel as well as the Leelanau Sands Casino. The evening was hosted by EDC Marketing and Sales Executive David Avis. There were speakers from the EDC board, Chief Executive Officer Rich Bailey, TCCH General Manager Rob Sineway, LSC General Manager Frank Shinos, and Tribal Chairman/ EDC Chairman Thurlow “Sam” McClellan all in attendance. These representatives all shared stories and projected their shared appreciation of these long term and dedicated employees. Events throughout the night included a Salad and Desert presentation, where one member from each table would make and serve the rest of the members at the table the pre dinner salad and desert. These were judged and the best server won a “Golden Chef” award. This was followed by an extensive region theme dinner, containing foods from different cities across the U.S. such as Chicago, San Francisco and New Orleans inspired dishes.

Host David Avis received a surprise roast from members of his improv comedy performing group, “Good on paper.” He then joined them on stage in several hysterical performance bits of entertainment for those in attendance. Concluding the Ceremony David announced all Milestone award winners and provided a brief and comical anecdote for each recipient. The Star of the show was Carol Gage who received an award for her dedicated 30 years as an employee. Congratulations to all Milestone winners. Your service through the years has assisted the growth of the Grand Traverse Band as well as By Jared Sonderegger the prosperity of the people. Editor


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PUBLIC SAFETY UPDATES SMALL STEPS TOWARD BEING PREPARED FOR AN EMERGENCY

Power THE GOAL: Be able to safely meet your basic needs during an electrical outage.

We count on electricity for heat, food, and medical needs. Many gas appliances even need electricity to run. A power outage is an emergency that often follows another emergency—like a hurricane, tornado, or winter storm. That makes it even more important to be prepared in advance.

CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING THINGS TO DO THIS MONTH TO BECOME BETTER PREPARED:

Acquire and learn how to safely use a portable generator. Using a properly connected generator of adequate size during a power outage will reduce or almost eliminate the impact a power outage has on your life. Before you buy a generator, talk to an electrician about the size and type you need. Think about what you want your generator to run. Generators can be used to keep food cool, provide lights and electricity for phones and television, power furnace blowers and pumps. Always run generators outside. Never use a generator inside a house, in a basement, or garage. Never use a cord from a generator to backfeed a circuit in your house.

The best way to use a portable generator is to connect it to your home using a transfer switch installed by a licensed electrician. This will keep the power from overloading the wiring in your home. It will also keep the power from your generator from traveling back into the power lines, which can injure or kill people working on power lines, or can unexpectedly re-energize downed power lines near your home. You may also connect equipment directly to the outlets on the generator, but be sure that any extension cords are of the proper length and gauge to handle the power requirements.

THE MISSION OF DO 1 THING IS TO MOVE INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, BUSINESSES AND COMMUNITIES TO PREPARE FOR ALL HAZARDS AND BECOME DISASTER RESILIENT

Have flashlights ready in an easily accessible place and check batteries in flashlights and radios. When the lights go out, the safest way to provide emergency lighting is with flashlights or battery-powered lanterns. Keep flashlights with fresh batteries in several places throughout your home and check them for proper operation regularly. Always keep a supply of extra batteries. Think about buying a rechargeable flashlight. Batteries might be hard to find in a disaster.

Power Outage Safety • Discard food if the temperature in your refrigerator exceeds 40 degrees for more than 2 hours. • Stay away from downed power lines and anything they are in contact with such as fences or buildings. • Never drive over downed power lines; they may be energized. • Never use charcoal or gas grills inside a structure. You may be overcome by carbon monoxide. • If you must use candles, be sure to use them safely. Never leave candles burning unattended.

Create a power outage plan – decide what you can do before, during and after a power outage to minimize the effect on your household. BEFORE THE POWER GOES OUT:

• Fill empty space in freezer with containers of water. Frozen water will displace air and keep food cold longer. Remember to leave space in containers for ice to expand. • Have at least one phone with a handset cord in your home. Many cordless phones will not work in a power outage. • If you have an automatic garage door opener, learn how to use the manual release and open your garage door manually. • Try to keep your car’s gas tank at least half full. Many gas stations will not be in operation during a power outage. Fill up your tank if a major storm is predicted. • Make sure you have a car or lighter plug cord for your cell phone.

• If you use special healthcare equipment like oxygen generators or dialysis equipment, notify your power company. AFTER THE POWER GOES OUT:

• Unplug major appliances and electronics. When the power comes back on, there may be power spikes that can damage large appliances or delicate electronics. • Do not open refrigerators or freezers any more than necessary. An unopened refrigerator will keep food cold for approximately 4 hours, an unopened freezer will keep food frozen for approximately 24 hours. • Use a battery-powered radio to stay informed.

THE MISSION OF DO 1 THING IS TO MOVE INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, BUSINESSES AND COMMUNITIES TO PREPARE FOR ALL HAZARDS AND BECOME DISASTER RESILIENT


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SMALL STEPS TOWARD BEING PREPARED FOR AN EMERGENCY

Emergency Supplies THE GOAL: Remember important items that may be overlooked when leaving your home in a disaster.

Any emergency is easier to handle when you have prepared ahead of time. Put together an emergency kit with important items to keep at home, and a go bag with items you will need to take with you if you evacuate. Think about what you and your family would need in a disaster. You can make kits for your home, car or workplace. Emergencies can happen anywhere.

CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING THINGS TO DO THIS MONTH TO BECOME BETTER PREPARED:

Gather your emergency supplies in an accessible place. Have a go bag ready if you have to shelter in place or evacuate your home. Your go bag can be part of your emergency kit, just make sure it is in a bag or easy to carry container and that it is easy to get to. THINK ABOUT THESE ITEMS FOR YOUR GO BAG:

• Battery powered radio and extra batteries • Flashlight with extra batteries

• Personal items such as toothbrushes, soap, extra glasses, etc.

• Lightweight blankets

• First aid kit

• Emergency information, including insurance policies

• Whistle

• A list of medications and correct dosage, and doctor’s names

• Nonperishable snacks

• Change of clothing • Books, cards or magazines to pass the time

THE MISSION OF DO 1 THING IS TO MOVE INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, BUSINESSES AND COMMUNITIES TO PREPARE FOR ALL HAZARDS AND BECOME DISASTER RESILIENT

Along with the basics on the previous page, think about these items for your go bag: FOR INFANTS AND CHILDREN:

FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS:

FOR PETS:

• Baby formula and food

• Empty pill bottle(s) or a list of current medications (Make sure you update your go bag when your medications change)

• Pet food & water

• Diapers • Baby wipes • Blanket or toy

• Your doctor’s phone number

• Collar with ID tags • Pet medication(s) • Pet carriers and leashes • Medical records from vet • Photos of your pet • Microchip information

Create an emergency supply kit for your pet, your car, and your workplace or school. Disasters can strike when you are away from home. If your office or school does not have an emergency kit, offer to help make one. The kit should include: • First aid supplies

• Pens or pencils

• Flashlights or light sticks

• Signs with the words “Need Help” and “All Clear”

• Building emergency procedures • Building maps showing evacuation and shelter areas

• Clipboard with class/staff names

Make or buy an emergency kit for your car. If you travel with your pet regularly, make sure that you have an emergency kit for them as well. Some items to think about for your car kit are: a small first aid kit, flashlight or light sticks, flares or reflective cones, a blanket, cell phone charger, jumper cables, bottled water, nonperishable snacks, and a “help” flag or brightly colored cloth that can be tied to the antenna.

Stash some cash in case ATMs and credit card machines are not usable in a disaster. Many things that we take for granted are not available when there is no power. ATM machines may not work. Grocery stores and other businesses may not be able to accept your credit or debit card. Cash could be the only acceptable means to make a purchase. Some experts say you should have at minimum $150.00 in cash stashed away. Realizing this may not be possible for everyone, any amount is good to start with. Take $1.00 dollar a week and place it in an envelope in your emergency kit. In just a little time, you will have some cash stashed away for use in emergencies.

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GTB. Fire and Rescue Department Fire Prevention Reminders to Prepare for the Winter Season. Hi everyone just a friendly reminder from the GTB Fire Department that the time change was just a couple weeks ago. If you didn’t change the batteries in your smoke detectors now is the time to do it as they should be changed every six months and if you need batteries come down to the fire department and pick some up free of charge.

Firefighter Animosh Needs a Name:___________________

With the cold weather starting we just want to remind everyone to check your chimneys. Make sure they are cleaned and well maintained throughout the winter months to prevent chimney fires which are one of the leading causes of fire in homes this time of year. If you heat your home with propane or natural gas make sure that you have an operating carbon monoxide alarm in your home as this simple affordable investment can easily save your life. If you smell gas in your home exit the structure immediately and call 911. We hope that you will keep all this in mind with the winter months setting in.

GTB Fire and Rescue Department Firefighter/EMT, Matt Johnson (231) 534-7666 Fire Chief, Todd Brewer (231) 534-7161

The deadline to submit names is Friday, December 9, 2016. The winner will receive movie tickets to the Traverse City theater and will be notified Monday, December 12, 2016. The winners will pick up their tickets at the Fire Station.

WILL SOMEONE PLEASE GIVE ME A NAME ? Contestant Name:___________ Fire department: (231)-534-7666 Contestant phone#:__________ Email:Matt.johnson@gtbindians.com Deadline 12/9/2016

Email:Todd.brewer@GTBindians.com

Every month Firefighter Animosh (dog) will go to different parts of the tribal community and he will help teach fire safety with Fire Chief Todd Brewer and all the rest of the firefighters at GTB Fire Dept.

3-The movie must be a kid’s movie….Ice age, Frozen 4-Movie tickets will be provided to the winner. • Winners must sign gift certificate request form upon receipt of tickets.

RULES 1- Contestants must be 12 and under 2-This contest is open to all 6 county tribal communities

Let’s come up with a good Name for this little guy, and maybe you can win. And maybe you’ll see him sitting by the fire hydrant at the GTB Fire Department.


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RACE AT THE SLUSH CUP

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Photos provided by Arlene Kashata

Two members of the tribal community, Todd Brewer and Mari Raphael, participated in the “Meijer Slush Cup” race. The bike race is an eight mile race which is part of the larger “Iceman Race”. The Iceman is a large 18 mile race from Kalkaska to Traverse City. The Meijer Slush Cup starts and finishes at Timber Ridge in Traverse City. The course follows the Vasa 10 Kilometer trail. The scenic trail reveals the natural beauty of Northern Michigan fall months to the riders. The course is all on forest two track roads and has fast down hills, as well as moderate to challenging up hill climbs. The trail merges with the Iceman trail at the four mile mark.

The Meijer Slush Cup is perfect for riders who haven’t had time to train all year round. This section of the race is still difficult enough for new to intermediate racers as well. The two GTB contestants performed extremely well. Mari Raphael finished seventh in her age bracket with a total time of 42:57. GTB Fire Chief Todd Brewer finished 11th in his age bracket with an overall time of 46:25. Congratulations to both, way to represent the community.


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2016 Annual Membership Meeting Q and A

TM# 102 I am a 15 year employee of the Leelanau Sands. There are so many unfair employee benefits for government staff than gaming staff. Government gets 12 holidays per year- Gaming gets 4 and then only if we work on the holiday. We gets points against us for being a few minutes late- government doesn’t. Government gets paid days off when it snows or power goes out. Government closes anywhere from 2-5 hours early before holidays and they get paid for a whole day. They get paid when government is closed for several days between Christmas and New Year’s. Gaming receives none of these benefits. We hear that we’re the “money making” part of GTB but our benefits surely do not show this. Why is that? I’m asking the Council as you and the EDC Board are the same. We have had some excellent entertainment booked at the Showroom but we’re not allowed to advertise so very few people even know about the entertainment. We don’t get the promotions that we used to so we don’t get the customers we used to. It’s like you deliberately want us not to do well. Is this part of your plan to shut us down or not build a new casino in Peshawbestown? What about all the dedicated employees who have earned a living at the Leelanau Sands all these years? Where is your commitment to us? Response: Entertainment has become an ultracompetitive market, the Sands competes with Interlochen, Old town Playhouse in Traverse City, Cherry Festival and numerous other festival and entertainment venues. It also competes against Little River, Soaring Eagle. The showroom size is limited to slightly over 1100 seats. That affects the size and price of the acts we can afford to book, for example, a $60,000 act divided by 1,100 seats equals a $55.00 price per ticket just to break even. Add advertising and other talent associated fees and pricing becomes prohibitive and very risky. Country shows perform better than rock or other shows, unfortunately, our last two acts have cancelled due to health (rescheduled twice) and the other a bus breakdown. Both shows were at or on pace for sellout. Marty Stuart is our next act, in January, so we are committed to still being a venue that provides great shows. However, the cost of the shows and the limited seating often means that a Saturday show produces less net income than if the show never happened. We are committed to three big shows this year. The Sands has increased cash giveaways and promotions, for example, new kitchen upgrades, household upgrades, boats and cars to entice guests. These giveaways have been very successful and are targeted at the key times that Sands guests respond to. We remain committed to creative and unique giveaways to enhance our business. The Leelanau Sands Tribal Member employees earn approximately two million dollars a year in Salaries and Wages.

TM# 7068 Move bingo to Turtle Creek area- stand-alone building. Response: The EDC can evaluate relocating Bingo from the Leelanau Sands to the Turtle Creek property. Further evaluation of necessary investments into a site or conversion of existing space will be necessary to fully answer whether or not this would be a viable business opportunity. TM# 7261 Tribal Council vacancy appointment- the GTB Tribal constitution states; “The first three vacancies occurring between regularly scheduled elections of Tribal Council members should be filled by Tribal Council” – it does not state how they make the appointment. Tribal Council was within their right to make the recent appointment. The Constitution should be amended if we want a specific process of making an appointment. LSC- Part of the reason for a replacement casino is the existing facility is old. An independent inspection and study was completed and it shows the mechanical system has passed its life expectancy and requires replacement. This will cost between 10 and 15 million dollars. Marina/ Casino/ Hotel Peshawbestown- A master plan was completed with all Tribal member input. This master plan shows a new village center with these facilities and commercial/retail with a new consolidated Tribal administration building. Three separate feasibility studies were completed for the Marina and shows a need for over 250 slips. GTB/EDC staff is v ery qualified to manage and develop the projects. The master plan also includes redesigning M22 with sidewalks and lowering the speed limit for safety. This is a historic venture to create a Tribal identity and village for our next seven generations.

TM# 1698 3 Mile-Good work!

TM# 424 I think we need an emergency house fully furnished for Tribal Elders as a temporary staging place until they can find their own home. The GTB Elders Advisory Committee (illegible) had to pay for three nights at the Resort for one of our Elders because she couldn’t get into an assisted living home until Monday. She stayed at the Resort Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night. We paid for her stay because no one would help her out. Not even our own Tribe which is shameful. Response: Housing is in a crisis situation regardless of the reason. Housing will look into if this is something that could be feasibly funded and maintained. TM# 2418 Wi-Fi is needed at Elders Complex. There is a limited signal but it does not reach the apartments. Response from Housing: This is a project that the IT department is working on.


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2016 Annual Membership Meeting

If the Tribal ID number was not included then the question or comment will not be published. TM#4 Why did TC approve Tribal-wide job descriptions that prohibit Tribal members from applying for jobs that have unrealistic qualifications? We are not “corporate America” but a small Native community here to better the lives of Tribal members! Response: There are many factors that go into developing and/or updating a job description. Minimum expectations such as background clearance are dictated by federal funding Public Act 68 of 1993 and/or Public Act of 1995. The also may be additional minimum standards to meet to be in compliance with the grant that is funding a program/project associate with a job. Our insurance carrier in accordance with the policy and premiums we have chosen to pay determines the level of risk, based from previous motor vehicle history determines coverage. Because GTB can go approximately 60 driving miles north or south of the Peshawbestown campus very few of our jobs within the government do not require driving. The department manager associated with the job/job description takes these expectations to determine what minimum knowledge and experience(s) would be needed to insure that the candidate that is selected for the position will not only meet the needs and demands of the job but be successful in growing their professional career. We are not “corporate America”; we are GTB and we want to provide the best services for all of our members with the best and brightest GTB talent. Response from EDC: The EDC recognizes related work experience in lieu of degree or furthered education on all job descriptions. TM#2155 Can we please assist private school students in MI like public school. As private school students we don’t get the tuition waver, so there’s a bigger need to get the regular scholarship. Response: The Tribe was able to assist with scholarships to students who attended private schools at one time although when the economy took a nose dive in 2009, programs had to be changed to accommodate the continuing need for the same programming tribe-wide with less money. The higher education program was one program that was affected and funding for scholarships for students attending private schools was cut. MI Public schools were chosen because students were able to utilize the Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver, negating the need to pay tuition like at private schools. We (Tribal Council and our department) have talked about restoring the budget to include the dollars to this several times, but unfortunately, that portion of the budget has not been funded again even though all agree it’s a good idea. TM# 503 If it takes longer than expected to put in the Marina: can you at least pull the stumps and get a few truckloads of beach sand so all the (illegible) and travel trailer guests can use the shore? No buildings except porta potty. Can’t use Tribal fish dock- too many lost fish hooks

We are a travel destination- make use of it. Response: Council would have to allocate funds for this process as they originally did when the trees were cut down at the Marina area. As with any suggestion for change, this will need to be delegated through the Tribal Managers Office as the Department responsible for oversight. As the Marina is a Government project rather than an EDC at this time. TM# 5509 Q: In concern to the Marina, in light of DAPL what conservation efforts would we enact to make sure that people that own their boats would be responsible for their upkeep. A: The GTB has developed a Port Authority under the GTB Code, the Port Authority establishes rules and regulations that apply to boaters within the prospective harbor. Q: So many vacation areas with boats have sludge and oil. What would we do to protect our water? A: GTB (NRD) Natural Resources Department follows all Federal guidelines and receives funding from the United States Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Water Act Section 106 program as well as the Clean Water Act Section 319 program. Staff take their roles very seriously and monitor a number of physical and chemical parameters in Grand Traverse Bay as well as numerous Lakes, Rivers and Streams. Q: Who will be responsible for cleaning and removing oil? A: I don’t know what we would inspect but boaters do have to apply to United States Coast Guard regulations and there are provisions for boat inspections, GTB Conservation Department Wardens have the authority to inspect GTB licensed Commercial Fishing Vessels. Q: Will there be a fee? A: IF you are asking if there will be a fee for slip rental I believe that answer is yes. If you are asking if there is a fee for clean-up, the answer is that there is a penalty or fine that can be levied as well as clean-up costs. Q: Will we pay someone to inspect every few months? A: I don’t know what we would inspect but boaters do have to apply to United States Coast Guard regulations and there are provisions for boat inspections, GTB Conservation Department Wardens have the authority to inspect GTB licensed Commercial Fishing Vessels. Q: How will we be sure that we are not damaging our own water supplies and natural habitat/wildlife. A: GTB NRD Staff feel the biggest threat to our fresh water is the threat of climate change and water withdrawal, we take this very serious and are working diligently to protect this precious resource through a myriad of efforts. Please contact us directly for more information on our efforts on behalf of the GTB. We have green energy casinos and hotels, it feels like a step back from our conservation efforts in protecting land if we also destroy the water around us.


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2016 Annual Membership Meeting Q and A

2016 Membership Meeting Open Forum Q&A

TM #101 No question, just a comment. There is no parking here at the Resort. If we had this meeting at LSC, we would have had enough parking. I was born and raised in Peshawbestown…we have come a long way since then as a Tribe. We sought federal recognition and got it… GTRS is a wonderful facility…if not for the Leelanau Indians we would not be where we are today. I dislike the idea that Peshawbestown is getting negative comments. Grand Traverse County is not willing to work with us. I think you need to look at our history- we need to keep LSC open…please do not forget where things started. Our culture teaches us that we are responsible for the next seven generations. TM#1465 I am happy plans are being made as far as a new marina/casino. We could have a land-based casino accessible by water and this is something no other Tribe has. I know of a Tribal member who was adopted, who is interested in locating her birth mother who is a GTB member. Response: The Membership Office has spoken to the individual regarding the information requested twice. We have done everything we legally can to help her. TM#503 If it will take longer than expected to put in the new Marina, why can’t we have the stumps taken out and put in beach sand, so people can access a beach while waiting for the marina to be completed. Children sometimes get stuck with fish hooks- I am looking for a clean, safe beach for our kids. Response: Great Idea. Council would have to allocate funds for this process as they originally did when the trees were cut down at the Marina area. As with any suggestion for change, this will need to be delegated through the Tribal Managers Office as the Department responsible for oversight. As the Marina is a Government project rather than an EDC at this time. TM#304 I would like to see someone do a history of Peshawbestown, or (cultural) things we did years ago that are not being done now. You have a camping park in Alden, could you establish a camp for Elders, with talking circles, this way you could record some of the history. TM #478 Have you considered putting a health clinic in Traverse City? Something more convenient (than Medicine Lodge), a lot of people don’t go to the clinic because it’s too far away. Comment at Membership Meeting by Mary Pelcher, TMO- Yes, it is still on the table to put housing in Antrim County, and also the Herkner Road property. We’re talking about expanding services, could become new 3 Mile satellite office with a bigger, better building.

Response: The Tribe is wanting to increase Medical Services to the six-county service area in the future. In anticipation of adding additional services, we have put outreach Clinic Rooms in three additional service area counties and recently obtained two exam tables to place in the Rooms. We are in the process of hiring additional Staff to honor our commitment to expansion of services in 2017. Thank you for your valued question and we will keep GTB informed of our progress. TM #774 Is there a marketing plan with projected revenue for the marina/casino? We should have a referendum, because it will tie up funds for a while. Membership should have input into something this big. The market for casinos is a saturated market. If LSC is falling apart, why? Regarding the Marina, do we have a commitment for slips? I was opposed to a similar project because of environmental harm. I would like to request a referendum, I would like to see districts; Council is out of balance. Response from EDC: The necessary elements of a marketing strategy were incorporated into the revenue projections that were presented in early summer of 2016. These projections were shared at the “Creating a GTB Economy” meetings (postcards were mailed to the head of household list). The projections used EDC data and reflect current strategies for Turtle Creek and Leelanau Sands Casino. The Leelanau Sands Casino was built in the late eighties thru the nineties and has been subject to numerous band aids to the 30 year old structures. For example, the property has multiple Heating and Cooling systems, which are at their life-end; a roof that has been continually repaired and replaced to address water leaks that impact the structure and composition of the walls. Building changes to accommodate advances in Technology and Customer expectations have often left the facility with limited options for repair. For instance, the original solid cement floor has resulted in limited power and data capabilities. This creates a limited floor layout with limited data access. Approximately 30 years of use and maintenance at varied levels of investment and varied levels of quality repair have left the property in need of significant reinvestment or replacement. TM #7252 Regarding the new casino- I don’t think we can make up the cost. I would like to have someone share the figures with us. I think the community should vote on this. I also think that although Tom Shomin is a good personality for the job (ongoing praise of TS) but, past precedent has it that the next-highest number of votes is the one that gets appointed into the Council position. They skipped over two people; I don’t think this is fair to voters. They ignored us and did what they wanted. Also, when they decide to spend multi-millions, I think the Membership should have a say. I think there should be a cap; anything higher than the cap amount should be put to a vote. I would also like to add that I’m happy so many people


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If we did not answer your questions, we are still working on securing an answer and will continue with the Q&A in the next edition of the GTB Newsletter. came, I appreciate the big turnout. TM #330 Regarding the development of Herkner Rd. property, I want to know what’s going on with the land that was developed near Putnam Rd. in Peshawbestown. There is only one house out there. Response at Meeting by Mary Pelcher, TMO- That is a development for home ownership and there’s a lot of steps people have to go through: meet with regulators and different people to keep the process moving, multiple requirements, etc.. Response from Housing: There are two homes currently going into the subdivision in addition to the one already there. As more people become mortgage ready there will be more families moving into the beautiful subdivision we have there. Well, then they should look at ways to make it simpler, quicker. Develop a better checklist…we should be better able to help our Members. TM #1554 We ought to take a long look at the Marina. I don’t think the numbers are there to take this plunge. If we make a wrong move it would take a long time to get back the money we lost. I live in Benzie, we’re not tax free. My sewer tax alone is almost $1,500 a year. Per Capita covers taxes only. I’d like to see tax exempt area expanded. Regarding education, Michigan Indian Tuition waiver- My son was working for a federal park, when he moved to go be a ranger in Colorado, educational support (tuition waiver) was stopped. We had to get an $11,000 loan for him to continue his education. There has to be something GTB can do to help it continue, even if the student moves out of state. Response: See the response to #9. Scholarships for the students living outside Michigan was removed from the budget at the time the economy declined in 2009. Again, there has been some discussions with Tribal Council about bringing this back but it has not yet happened. Response at Meeting: Mary Pelcher, TMO- We’re looking at changing the tax agreement map. Not funding out of state tuition is a policy GT has, but we need to think about opening this back up. We will look at improving this. TM#101 (2) In response to Sandra Witherspoon- LSC is sinking because it was built on top of natural springs. It never should have been built in that location. That is the kind of study that needs to be done (on this new casino project). In response to those sharing concerns regarding the cost of the new casino: people had the same attitude when Turtle Creek was opened. If you want the numbers, attend the meetings. TM#2304 First I would like to thank a couple of people who work in Charlevoix. Jamie works with the youth in Charlevoix; she does a wonderful job. Also, Maryanne’s son Matt in maintenance. He has mowed our lawn and plowed our driveway in the winter. I do have one concern: what happened with Tom

Shomin’s appointment to Tribal Council. Brian Napont had the most votes. When I was on Council 1996-97, we had to do that (fill a vacant seat) several times because we lost 3-4 members within a few years. That is when we set protocol to appoint the person with the nexthighest number of votes. When I heard this Council had overturned that…what does that say about protocol? Whether you like it or not you still have to make those decisions…can’t pick and choose, have to follow protocol. You’re taking care of a lot of people and making some big decisions. We are still reviewing this question.The response will be published in the January edition of GTB News. TM#2320 My question is for financial- we mortgaged the Resort again for $20 million. Where did that $20 million go? Councilor Tom Shomin- When we refinanced the loan we owed $50 million still toward the Resort. We remortgaged it for about $44 million- money that pays for current financing on the Resort comes from the Resort- it pays for itself. The Resort is still not totally paid off. Response from EDC: The Grand Traverse Resort & Spa’s mortgage became due on January 1, 2016; the outstanding amount of the mortgage was approximately $44,000,000 on that date. The existing mortgage had an interest rate of 6.1%; the Resort was able to refinance the remaining mortgage at an interest rate of approximately 1.5% with the savings in interest costs directed to a faster pay down of the outstanding debt. The mortgage principal and interest payments are completely funded by Resort operations; no contribution from GTB is required. TM#494 Can we get our own license plates? Other states do have this- I would rather pay a Tribal member than the state government. Further research is needed. We are still reviewing this question.The response will be published in the January edition of GTB News. TM #2393 I agree we do need district representation. If nobody speaks up from Charlevoix, people don’t know we are there. As for the Marina, I think you should take care of the houses you have now. Three houses need work in Charlevoix- one has been gutted. Some houses in Peshawbestown have shingles curling up on the roofwhy? Are you short of help? A lot of Members want to work. I would like to see more representation from Charlevoix. Response from Housing: Homes in Charlevoix – one was just recently vacated. One will be completed by the end of the year and the other will be contracted out shortly. All the roofs on GTB managed homes in Peshawbestown are good condition. Maybe you are referring to some privately owned homes? Housing is currently short staffed and have maintenance positions open. All Tribal Members are welcome to apply and will get an interview if they qualify for the position.


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2016 Annual Membership Meeting Q and A

TM#1465 (2) Last fall or winter, there was a meeting on the Marina. Only about ten people showed up. Everyone was welcome to come and they gave out all the info at that meeting. Over half the slips are already spoken for.

TM#101 (3) In response to those saying “don’t build another casino”: lots of other Tribes have many casinos. If we build it, we will get business. In response to the mention of building another clinic in Traverse City: We can’t even get a physician to stay in Peshawbestown, how are we going to staff multiple clinics? TM #339 We can’t even keep LSC filled and you’re talking about building another casino? If we build a new one, we will be working against Turtle Creek and LSC. Response from EDC: The planned Leelanau Sands Casino and Hotel replaces the existing facility. The proposed location directly on the water maximizes our natural competitive advantage that cannot be replicated or copied by another Michigan casino. TM #102 We need to look at getting transportation help for our Elders to make it to all their appointments. Mary Pelcher, TMO- We will be working on this. TM #2418 I see empty houses, and people need housing. We need to get those houses filled. I see some Elders not getting the care they need. I have helped out with transportation; need more medical transportation. Response from Housing: Housing is aware and are rehabbing these vacant units as quickly as possible. Response from Clinic: GTB Clinic is currently evaluating our Tribal Medical Transportation Program and are updating our Policies to address the concerns of the lack of transportation in some cases. My office would welcome your experience and advice on how we can improve this area in the next few months. Thank you for your concern. *at this point Open Forum was opened up to nonElders.* TM #5543 Our education department is encouraging youth to graduate, but my concern is what will you do to encourage educated tribal Members to come back to the Tribe/ Peshawbestown? TM# 870 Is there a possibility we could send someone in to the schools and make sure teachers aren’t teaching negative things about Indians? I have heard teachers are saying negative, biased, and hurtful, untrue things. The other kinds get a bad impression of Native people. Racism is rising and is being fueled by the schools.

Response: Yes, currently education has Youth Intervention Specialist in schools that work with Tribal students whom ask for support and intervention with parent/caregiver’s approval. Having cultural sensitivity would be a good start for teachers and school staff. This is something that education will look into to coordinate with cultural department. Thank you. We appreciate your input. Response at Meeting by Mary Pelcher, TMO- We recently met with GT County Commissioners and had to do a lot of educating about our Tribe. TM#4725 As a Tribe we need to be open to progression. If we expect people to come back, we need to have businesses for young people to come back to- the marina/casino would do this. TM# 5989 Near the Eagletown market, could we get a lowered speed limit, or a “drive safe, children playing” sign, or something, this is a dangerous road. Also, when I was young we had so many activities; I hope some of them are brought back. I hope the drug problem is touched on. Response: Youth services provides youth activities through the afterschool program and Unity in five of the six counties. We also do community activities Halloween, Christmas, skiing and tubing in the winter and Camp Alden. All these activities are with the approved budget. Youth Coordinators have reached out to other programs to collaborate for prevention activities during afterschool. We continue to reach and collaborate with Tribal and other programs. Thank you. We appreciate your input and open for ideas. TM# 5509 Regarding the racist remarks in schools: This doesn’t come as a surprise to me. They used to educate people by bringing in sweetgrass, etc. If we had volunteers to do this, this would help. TM#7132 I would like to thank Council. 7-8 years ago I got bariatric surgery. GTB helped me with the cost. Another thing my Tribe has helped me with is home ownership class. I was able to purchase a home, and I own it. I have experienced good opportunities and good blessings. I had to want it myself- it starts with ourselves and then we can help the Tribe. Response from the Clinic Manager: It was nice to hear your story and appreciation of the way that we were able to help you in the past. Thank you for your sharing at the Membership meeting and it was nice to hear from you. If there is anything we can do to assist at any time please call me. TM#334 I would like to encourage everyone to vote in the upcoming presidential election. There will be transportation provided. This election is critical. I would like to see GTB become more active regarding the Pipeline 5 issues. I would like to see us come together with other Odawa nations and do something.


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If we did not answer your questions, we are still working on securing an answer and will continue with the Q&A in the next edition of the GTB Newsletter. Pipeline 5 is an active issue that the Tribal Council takes verry seriously and efforts are ongoing to address the issue. Additional Questions from Email- TM# 5080 Did we have Rob Pellegrini on GTB payroll after it was alleged that he was the Mastermind of Alleged Casino Theft Scheme from the Tribal Gaming Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut? Wasn’t a background or reference check done? Was an audit done on any finances he had access to while employed by GTB to make sure he didn’t steal from us? Response: Mr. Pellegrini was contracted with the Economic Development Corporation; immediately upon the discovery of the allegations by his former employer, his contract was terminated. Also an audit was completed of his Casino Marketplace activity. The Grand Traverse Band Background Investigations Department conducted an investigation of Mr. Pellegrini’s Gaming License Application prior to the beginning of his services. Does LSC have a net profit that contributes to our yearly per capita payments? Response: Yes. In addition, LSC also contributes to the operations of GTB’s Gaming Commission, Regulatory Department, Legal Department, Tribal Council and Water Department. LSC operations also contribute to tax revenue under the Tax Agreement with the State of Michigan. The Marina Project total cost is proposed at $80 million. $55 million will be financed ($4.4 million from BIA that does not need to be paid back) and the other $25 million from Long Term Investments.

What is the current balance for Long Term Investments and will we really only have $3 million left? How long has it taken to build up the long term investment? What are the plans for long term investment in the other five counties? Do we have an overall plan in writing for current and future investments? Is the marina property in trust status? Does it need to be in order to have a gaming establishment on the property? Response: The marina property is in trust status and yes, the land must be in trust for gaming purposes.

Do we add non-gaming revenue to the RAO? Is that legal and how does it affect the 2% grants? Response: GTB’s Revenue Allocation Ordinance (RAO) governs the allocation of available net revenues from the gaming enterprises, including Turtle Creek Casino and Hotel, Leelanau Sands Casino, and any subsequent gaming enterprise of the GTB (“net revenues”), for each fiscal year of the GTB, including per capita distributions to qualified members of the GTB. When Turtle Creek was paid off we were told that our per-capita payments would be increased but that hasn’t happened. Why not? Response: Tribal membership has received a per-capita benefit as a result of the retirement of the Turtle Creek Casino Debt. The per-capita benefit related specifically to the retirement of the Casino Debt Principal has been: • 2014 – $1,145 • 2015 – $1,175 • 2016 – $1,209

TRIBAL COUNCIL COMMUNITY MEETINGS

January 11th-Peshawbestown January 12th-Benzie January 16th-Charlevoix January 19th-Traverse City 4-7 p.m. each night . A light luncheon will be provided!


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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 Wednesday 9:30 AM 01/10/17 TCSS 01/25/17 Wednesday 9:30 AM 01/17/17 February TCRS 02/15/17 Wednesday 9:30 AM 02/07/17 TCSS 02/22/17 Wednesday 9:30 AM 02/14/17 March TCRS 03/15/17 Wednesday 9:30 AM 03/07/17 TCSS 03/29/17 Wednesday 9:30 AM 03/21/17 April TCRS 04/19/17 Wednesday 9:30 TCSS 04/26/17 Wednesday 9:30 May TCRS 05/17/17 Wednesday 9:30 TCSS 05/31/15 Wednesday 9:30

AM 04/11/17 AM 04/18/17 AM 05/09/17 AM 05/23/17

June TCRS 06/21/17 Wednesday 9:30 AM 06/13/17 TCSS 06/28/17 Wednesday 9:30 AM 06/20/17 July TCRS 07/19/17 Wednesday 9:30 AM 07/11/17 TCSS 07/26/17 Wednesday 9:30 AM 07/18/17 August TCRS 08/16/17 Wednesday 9:30 AM 08/08/17 TCSS 08/30/17 Wednesday 9:30 AM 08/22/17 September TCRS 09/20/17 Wednesday 9:30 AM 09/12/17 TCSS 09/27/17 Wednesday 9:30 AM 09/19/17 October TCRS 10/18/17 Wednesday 9:30 AM 10/10/17 TCSS 10/25/17 Wednesday 9:30 AM 10/17/17 November TCRS 11/15/17 Wednesday 9:30 AM 11/07/17 TCSS 11/29/17 Wednesday 9:30 AM 11/21/17 December

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

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

12/12/17 12/19/17


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GTB DENTAL CLINIC AWARD The GTB Dental clinic was given an award from Anterior Quest for disposing of mercury from dental cleaning and procedures without contaminating the local waste water. With the current system they are complying with regulations by capturing 100% of the amalgam waste. This maintains the healthy wellbeing of patients and the citizens of Peshawbestown.

GRAND TRAVERSE BAND OF OTTAWA AND CHIPPEWA INDIANS

ELECTION BOARD QUATERLY MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT December 20, 2016 9:00 a.m. Tribal Council Chambers Peshawbestown, MI Tribal Members are encouraged to attend the

PUBLIC COMMENT with questions, comments, or concerns. Tribal Members are also allowed to submit written comments to the Secretary, prior to the meeting, to be read aloud during the Public Comment portion of the meeting. Please include full name and email to: krystina.alveshire@gmail.com

Election Board Members Leonard Corey Election Board Chairperson Lawrence “Camp” Bailey Election Board Vice Chairperson

Anthony “Tony” Sineway Election Board Member

Krystina Alveshire Election Board Secretary

William “Bill” Fowler Election Board Member


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GOV. MAINTENANCE UPDATE

Photo by Jared Sonderegger

The road and parking lot construction at the Benodjenh Center, Tribal Court and Maintenance buildings is going as planned. The new Benodjenh Center parking lot is partially complete but is available to use this winter. The changes will allow easier access for parent drop off and pick up, easier bus and emergency vehicle access. It will be completed in the spring of 2017.

The Tribal Court and Maintenance project is complete. The grounds around the Maintenance parking lot were graded to help move water away from the Tribal Court building to prevent future flooding of this building. These changes were made to protect the Tribal assets and the staff and management are satisfied with the improvements. submited by Ron Anderson

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50+ Co-Ed VOLLEYBALL Tournament February 12, 2017 Oakland Elite Volleyball in Waterford, MI

Looking for ages 50 + up tryouts Team consists of 7-men and 7-women (3 men and 3 women on floor at all times)

Michigan Senior Olympics Practice nights Wednesday nights at 7:30—8:30 Starting November 30—Dec 21, 2016 Jan 4— Feb 8, 2017

Team selection will be January 18, 2017 At Strongheart If you are interested or like to play come down to the Strongheart on Wednesday’s. More info call front desk 231-534-7457

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ANISHINAABEMOWIN BIBEZHIK KIDWINAN (One Word at a Time)

Don [don]  = Mouth

Nowan [no wan]  = Cheek

Zookpwa na mshi? [zook pwa   na   m shi]  = Is it snowing yet?

Kaa, kaawiin zookpwasnoo mshi. [kaa kaa wiin zook pwa snoo mshi] = No, it is not snowing yet.

Towag [to wag]  = Ear

maamwi wiisining      [maam wi   wiis ning]  = Eating together/feasting

Wiibidan [wii bi dan]  = Teeth

Wenesh wa wenaamad? Maamwi wiisinidaa.  [we nesh wa we naa mad]  [maam wi    wiis ni daa]  = Who will you choose? = Let’s eat together. Wenaabaam gwoya.  [we naa baam   gwo ya]  = Choose someone.

Miigwechwe Giizhigat [mii gwech we gii zhi gat] = Giving Thanks Day, Thanksgiving

Wenesh gaapkinaaged? Wewiiptaa. [we wiip taa] [we nesh gaap ki naa ged]  = S/He is hurrying. = Who won? Wewiip. [we wiip] Kiishkwaataago!  = Hurry. [kii shkwaa taa go]  = You’re fired! Biintoon mkomii-taasowin.  [biin toon mko mii taas win]  = Clean the fridge

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LOOKING FOR FABRIC!

Eyaawing Museum is looking for fabric donations! We will be starting a quilting project soon, and would like fabric in the four sacred colors! If you have any extra fabric laying around, please consider donating

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Happy 8th Birthday Wishes to Alexander James Patek—Winslow

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Don’t Forget

We are looking for vendors for the annual holiday bazaar. This year it will be Saturday, December 3rd! From 9:00-3:00 at Eyaawing Museum . If you wish to be a vendor, please contact Grace Soave at the museum for details and information. 231-534-7768. Miigwetch.

SATURDAY CRAFTING Did you know every Saturday we are open from 10am—4pm? Well, not only do we have great exhibits, but we also have fun crafting projects going on! Bring your own project you are working on: beading, knitting/crocheting, painting, etc. OR, stop on by to participate in a scheduled craft.

Eyaawing Museum & Cultural Center & Odawa Gamik Open to the Public WEDNESDAY SATURDAY 10:00—4:00

The calendar for Saturday crafting starts on page 4 of this newsletter. We will begin in January 2017. It will include crafts such as step-by-step painting classes, quilting, learn how to crochet, traditional beadwork, quill jewelry making, and more! We hope you will join us during the cold winter months! More details for January’s craft will be sent in the next newsletter!

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GTB NEWS DECEMBER 2016 A publication of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians All Rights Reserved ©

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December Issue of GTB Newsletter. Coverage of GTB functions during the month of November. Contains Membership Meeting 2016 Q&A.

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