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

NEW YEARS EVE SOBRIETY POWWOW GTB members celebrate their sobriety and the coming of the New Year at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa during the New Years Eve count down toward 2017.

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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GTB NEWS

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

Photo by George Antoine

Kyra Vezina in the 4th Annual “Natives Got Talent” competition, hosted at the Leelanau Sands Casino, demonstrates her acoustic guitar skills during her performance at the event. EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE 911

PER CAP HOT LINE 231-534-7372 JOB HOT LINE 1-888-2946 TRIBAL GOV 231-534-7000 TRIBAL POLICE 231-534-7777 FIRE DEPARTMENT 231-534-7666 TRIBAL COURT 231-534-7050

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

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

SAVE THE DATE ~2017~ gtb community meetings

peshawbestown 2/16/17 4-7 pm

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

©, Grand Traverse Band News, all rights

reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission of the editor is prohibited. The Grand Traverse Band does not assume liability for unsolicited materials. Materials submitted for publication become the property of the Grand Traverse Band. The right to edit or refuse to print is maintained. Subscriptions are $24 per year. Please contact the editor for assistance.

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COMMUNITY OPEN FORUM

The Grand Traverse Band Tribal Council will hold additional meeting dates for Elder’s Open Forum and General Open Forum. This proposal is two-fold: 1) To provide quality communication opportunities, in addition to the Community meetings for GTB elders and all GTB members. 2) To have effective follow-up and follow-through on the matters presented by the GTB members.

The Chairman and Council would appreciate the consideration of trying this for 3-months, starting in February. The Elder’s Open Forum meeting will be held on the second Tuesday of every month at the Traverse City office at 10 am (2/14; 3/14; 4/11) The General Open Forum (for all GTB members) meeting will be held on the second Wednesday of every month (2/8; 3/8; 4/12) in Peshawbestown starting at 10 am. These meetings will have a light snack, be recorded, and formalized with minutes taken.

Dates for Community Meetings with light dinner provided: Peshawbestown 2/16/17 4-7 pm Traverse City 3/7/17 4-7 pm Benzie 4/4/17 4-7 pm Charlevoix 5/3/17 4-7 pm

TRIBAL COUNCIL EMAILS

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

Under the GTB member login on the www.gtbindians.org website, Tribal members can login, provide their e-mail address, then type in their comments, questions, or concerns with Grand Traverse Band operations for Tribal Council. You will receive a receipt of your communication and shortly after receive a response. Tribal Council would like to encourage Tribal members to use this communication tool to maintain an interwoven relationship between Tribal Council and the membership.

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


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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.

Denise Wilson HR Employment Coordinator

George Yannott Utility Worker

Anna Miller HR Generalist

Jake Ogema Gym Attendant

Recruitment for Anishinaabek Stories and Lifeways Interpreters Project Description It is ​the ​Anishinaabek legend - the story of the ​devoted ​mother bear and her lost cubs from which Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore’s name is based. This fact alone is testament to the importance of the park’s landscapes and natural resources to the Anishinaabek of northwest lower Michigan and their ancestors. Yet little of their story, past and current knowledge of and respect for its resources of the land, is currently part of the park’s interpretation.The park has a current project to further develop partnerships with the region’s Anishinaabek Tribes by involving Anishinaabek youth in developing interpretive programs using the knowledge of their cultural patrimony and i​n consultation with their Tribal Elders. From these resources they can share their story and knowledge of this place with visitors through guided trail walks, distance learning programs, social media, and outreach into the local communities. This project will hire Park Rangers and and an SCA (Student Conservation Association) Resource Assistant to be part of the team to help develop this relationship and be a connection to the greater park community. Duties The Interpreter of Anishinaabek Stories and Lifeways Park Rangers will work in the park’s division of Interpretation and Education. The duties will focus on: Building Partnerships: Meet with members of the regional tribes, establish connections and engage tribal youth in park programming. Facilitate park connections and work as a part of the team to reach underserved youth. Interpretation: Gather information and resources. Develop and present formal interpretive programs on-site to visitors. Make informal visitor contacts while out roving in the park. Answer questions, facilitate dialogue and help visitors connect to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Represent the National Park Service and Sleeping Bear Dunes at outreach programs at community events. Social Media/Marketing: Create, manage, and post content on the park’s social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest and Flickr. Find new opportunities for engagement. Evaluate social media strategies using a variety of measurement tools and analytics. Promote the park through social media and using


Fe b r u a r y 2017 / M k wa Giiz is ( B ear M o o n ) other marketing techniques (for example writing press releases, posting on calendar of event pages, working with the media, etc). The SCA Resource Assistant will serve as the lead for the project. Staffing for Project 2-​Park Ranger​ GS-0099-05 Student Hires Salary: $15.49 an hour 14 weeks Summer-flexible start date--anywhere from mid-April to beginning of June --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1 ​SCA (Student Conservation Association) DHA Resource Assistant Salary: $280/week Minimum 12 weeks March 1 week orientation​ (recommended but not mandatory) Summer-flexible start date--anywhere from mid-May to the beginning of June Direct Hire Authority: Targets an exceptional undergraduate, graduate student or recent graduates who are ready to begin a career with the National Park Service. Resource Assistant position is a rigorous internship that develops the participant’s technical and creative thinking abilities, leadership skills, and problem-solving capabilities. This position would be the lead for the project. They would direct the project, set up meetings, develop partnerships, create programs and activities, gather resources, etc.

The NPS Academy includes a multi-phased approach which includes: ● A week-long orientation in March. ● A twelve-week internship beginning between May and September 2017. ● Post-internship, members are asked to serve as NPS ambassadors in their communities. ● Career preparation through a wide range of future placements with NPS and SCA. ● This program is legally authorized under the Public Lands Corps Act. Interns meeting certain qualifications can become eligible for Public Land Corps’ (PLC) non-competitive hiring authority for Federal positions. The goals of the NPS Academy are to: ● Build career skills among diverse students by providing classroom and experiential opportunities that prepare them for working within the NPS ● Enhance interns’ connection to the NPS and skills for conservation careers through “on-the-job” training during summer internships ● Pair interns with NPS mentors who help deepen students’ knowledge of and connection to the National Park Service ● Engage students in ambassador roles to engage their university and/or community by specifically sharing their NPS Academy experience. Students will also promote more NPS and SCA opportunities among their peers and faculty ● Facilitate a career development path for successful Academy members to join the NPS workforce as seasonal, term and/or permanent employees

Interested Students should email Lisa Griebel, Project Lead , at Lisa_Griebel@nps.gov to indicate their interest in the positions. She will contact them with specific deadlines and any program updates. Including a cover letter and resume is encouraged. How to Apply Go to USA Jobs at ​https://www.usajobs.gov/​ and search “SLBE”. The Park Ranger positions will be listed. Apply to each position available. You must create an account to submit an application. 9822 West Front Street Empire MI 49630 You can also send a resume and cover letter: to Lisa Griebel at ​SLBE_education@nps.gov or mail it to: Lisa Griebel For more information please contact: Lisa Griebel Park Ranger Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore 231-326-4726 lisa_griebel@nps.gov

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PUBLIC NOTICES

GRAND TRAVERSE BAND OF OTTAWA AND CHIPPEWA INDIANS

ELECTION BOARD VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT All qualified GTB Tribal Members who are interested in serving on the GTB Election Board should submit a letter of interest to one of the following: Email: krystina.alveshire@gmail.com or Mail: GTB Election Board ATTN: Secretary 2605 N West Bay Shore Drive Peshawbestown, MI 49682 -9275

DUE DATE FOR LETTERS IS

MARCH 20, 2017 Election Board’s recommendation will be discussed at the March 21, 2017 meeting at 5:30 p.m. in Tribal Council Chambers.

Election Board Members: Lawrence “Camp” Bailey Election Board Acting Chairperson Vice Chairperson

Anthony “Tony” Sineway Election Board Member

Krystina Alveshire Election Board Secretary

William “Bill” Fowler Election Board Member

GRAND TRAVERSE BAND OF OTTAWA AND CHIPPEWA INDIANS

ELECTION BOARD QUARTERLY MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT March 21, 2017 5:30 p.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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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

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


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February 2017

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Greg Bailey : 231-492-4976 231-534-7740

Delora Anderson; All Activities

231-866-6034 231-534-7740

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Euchre 1:00pm Pat Putney; 231-631-0284

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FEBRUARY 2017 CHARLEVOIX ELDER’S PLANNING Sun

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Lunch/Bingo Chx 12:00-2:00 pm All Activities are All Activities are Subject to change. Alcohol & Drug Please call ahead. Free Events!

Virginia Fields (Gene) (O) 231.534.7066 © 231,492.4351

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

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

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ALL SITE CRAFT/ LUNCH P.TOWN 11:30-3 (LV. @ 10)

LUNCH 11:30 BIRTHDAY BASH ALL SITE EUCHRE MINI BINGO T.C. 1-2 T.C. 1-4 12:30-1:30 (LV. @ 11) (LV. @ 11)

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HEALTH CARE 2017 MEDICARE PARTB

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FEBRUARY 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

Dismuke Karla Niewiadomski Matthew White Christopher Mattson Leroy Raphael Wanda Wonegeshik Delores Leaureaux Suzanne Hanson Cynthia Jacko Abraham Gilmore Christine Gunderson Gary Ance Todd Drudge Debbie Geiger Mary Case John Burchfield Michelle Ermatinger Lois Johnson Suzanne Maleski Keith Palmer Terri Watrous Edna White Sheryl Gossett Peggy Fry Judith Nichols Diane Wabanimkee Lena Yannott Wallace Wabanimkee David Lewis Ruben Francis Cecil Leaureaux Julia Scott Mary Hamby Galana Markus John Jolly-Comstock Georgianna Raphael Clive McSauby Lucille Wilson James Anderson Faith Koon Timothy McDowell Andrea Cote Philip Beers Eliza White Shirley Sams Sharon Sikes Jerry Seegraves Jerome

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Huey Theresa Evans Samuel McSauby Roxanne Jarman Marian McGrath James Cabinaw Enos Running Kent Burfield Antoinette Mashka-Burfield Patricia Warren Terry Bennett Shirley Cripps Abraham Mitchell Irene Madagame Jimmy Marshall Jeffrey Campbell Linda

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Rosemary Antoine Peshawbestown, MI.

GTB Tribal Elder 11/08/1954 – 01/01/2017

Respectfully Acknowledging Our Loss Sacred Fire From Tom Antoine Ongoing now through Thursday, January 5 2017 At the home of Desmond Berry

Thank to the Elder’s Advisory 9790you E Duck Lake Rd (M-204) Committee and GTB Accounting Suttons Bay, MI 49682 Department for the cards they sent Visitation regarding Rosemary.

Thursday, January 5 2017 3:00-5:00 P.M. They were greatly appreciated. Martinson Funeral Home 115 N St Joseph St, Suttons Bay, MI 49682

-Tom Antoine


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ELDERS OVER 90

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GTB News would like to acknowledge the Elders over 90 years old. It has been inquired several times who the oldest Tribal members are and GTB news would like to acknowledge these men and woman. The Membership Department has provided a list of Elders over 90 years old for recognition. These few members have seen the world change drastically throughout their lifetime. They have witnessed amazing things and watched the Grand Traverse Band progress into a thriving Government. If given the chance to acknowledge these few in person, make sure you ask them about what life was like before. It is because of these people that we can learn and appreciate the present because of their struggles in the past. Honor them, for they are part of the generation that strived toward sustaining the present seventh generation. Sincerely, GTB News Staff & The Membership Department.

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Finch, Chester Clare 96 Charlevoix Smith, Helen Maxine 92 Leelanau Alker, Bessie Grace 91 Emmet Clement, Violet Mae 90 Grand Traverse Denemy, Rose Ann 90 Charlevoix Struble, Doris Lorraine 90 Grand Traverse

Elders & Cultural Services Nutrition Services Incentive Program

Upcoming Birthday Bash Birthday Bash Gifts are now for those who are celebrating their birthdays during the month. Every one who joins us for the event will receive a “goodie Bag� (=1soda,)

Changes Nutrition Services Incentive Program - All Elders Are Welcome to Participate Each Activity that you participate in or volunteer for ( such as Exercise program, Pool Tournaments, all site bingo, birthday bash, Euchre Tournaments, Craft Class, Language Class ,fundraiser) will earn you a ticket for the monthly drawing.

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The program goal is to get everyone active. Every site coordinator will hold these tickets until the monthly Birthday Bash (which earns tickets) every elder who earned tickets will be entered into the drawing for a single prize to be given that day. Contact your nearest coordinator for more information.


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40 YEARS AWAY

Photo and narrative by Jared Sonderegger, Editor

For several months 42-year-old Kyle VanStee Newton (center) had submitted articles reaching out to local news outlets wanting to reunite with her birth mother. Kyle was adopted as a baby through Grand Rapids Catholic Social Services. Knowing her birth mother was a member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, she believed her mother to be alive.

Kyle canvased local news agencies who volunteered to assist with running her ad in hopes that she would be reunited. Just before christmas Kyle was discovered and the reunion was made possible. This photo of Kyle and new found family members of the Anderson’s and Raphael’s was taken at the New Years Eve Sobriety Powwow. Welcome to the GTB community Kyle.


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THURSDAY NIGHT DINNER

A dinner is held every Thursday in St. Kateri Hall.It begins at 6:00 and all are welcome to come and eat and socialize.On Thursday, January 12th, the North Bay Celtic Group came to share their musical talents with us.

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Did you know that Buddy Raphael is a jig champion? Maybe the next time the group plays at the dinner we can get Buddy to do a little jigging for us. - Sister Sue

!ATTENTION!

~AA meetings held at ST. Kateri Church will be canceled until March~ ST. KATERI SHRINE REMEMBRANCE BRICK

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

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MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO:

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ST. KATERI SHRINE

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

ORDERS DUE BY MARCH

17TH

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

You USE ALL 3 LINES

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


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NEW YEAR SOBRIETY POWWOW

New Years Eve is synonymous with alcohol consumption and drug use. This often leaves those who practice sobriety with little to no options in where to celebrate the coming of the New Year. For those new to the sober lifestyle, the slightest temptation can lead to relapse. Most times the only option is to stay at home and not participate in the New Years Eve celebration. A lack of companionship and interaction that can lead to an even heavier case of winter depression. In lieu of this, on New Years Eve The Grand Traverse Band held their annual Sobriety New Years Eve Powwow. The event has been held for the last several years as a form of a celebratory activity option for those to attend that don’t consume alcohol. Staying sober is no easy task as most of those who were in attendance could attest to. It takes life changing events and a plethora of discipline to maintain a clean life style. Many participants admit to being sober for decades. Without events like these, relapse into drugs and alcohol among the community would prove to be higher. This is a fantastic option for those wanting

Photos and narrative by Jared Sonderegger, Editor

to bring in the new year with a clear mind and spirit. The way we were meant to, before being introduced to the burden of poisons such as alcohol and drugs. The event proves to be a way to save the communities physical and mental health.


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NATIVES GOT TALENT WINNERS!

Friday, January 20th and Saturday January 21st marked the 4th Annual Natives Got Talent event at the Leelanau Sands Casino Showroom. The contest was open to four different age and skill categories. The specific categories were; Children 1-12, Children 13-17, Adults, and Professionals. There were many contestants. all participated in entertaining activities such as singing and dancing, performing comedy routines, and showing off their skills with musical instruments. The winners of the 2017 Natives Got Talent, in the Children 1-12 Years, were Andres Martinez who received first place in his age group. Andres received a $200 prize. Araya John was awarded $100 for her performance. Group performers Carolyn Antoine, Hope Shananaquet, and Faith Shananaquet were awarded the third place prize of $50. Winner of the Children 13 to 17 years of age group was Kyra Vezina. Kyra took the first place price of $200 with an acoustic guitar performance. The adult contest was swept away by Ali Crampton who took the $1000 first place prize. Raymond Shenosky and Leilani Defoe took second place earning $500. Jim Petoskey took third place in the competition with a prize of $300. Photos by George Antoine, Narrative by Jared Sonderegger, Editor

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In the professional category, Caitlin LeBlanc won the first place prize of $1000. Buddy team Rudy John and George Trudeau took second place with a $500 prize. Joshua Paul took third place, being awarded a $300 prize. This venue is a fantastic opportunity to showcase Native American music, dancing and humor. It allows for the youth to build their skills as potential performers. Moreover, Natives Got Talent allows individuals of the community a chance to get on that stage, in front of an audience, and release a talent that they very seldom get to demonstrate.


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YOUTH ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

“The JV AA North Stars Travel team photo. They won a big tourney in Lansing before Christmas. I am super proud to find out that my son, Mason May, was chosen as the student of the month for December! He was really excited when he found out. Both of my kids play hockey (Mason is on the JV AA travel team as a freshman at West) and it's hard to maintain good grades while playing any school sport. I'm trying to make sure they stay on the right path, but it's 100 times better for them when someone besides their parents are acknowledging their hard work.� KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK MASON! -Photos and narrative provided by Lyra V. May

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Benodjenh Center School hasUpdate been back in session after the holiday break

th held on January 19 2017. Jane 19 Rapi 1/20/17 kids. There are spots still available in our Head Start c Aanii, Base program, and our Family Spirit/Healthy Start Pro download offnow. of ourOur website which is li School has been back in session after the holiday breakanforapplication a few weeks last family andawe would be happy to help you dinner night was held on January 19th 2017. Benodjenh Jane Rapin,Center RD gave presentation on cooking with

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BENODJENH CENTER UPDATE

kids. 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 tohttp://www.gtbindians.org/benodjenh.asp help you.

http://www.gtbindians.org/benodjenh.asp Miigwetch & happy holidays from the staff here at Th Miigwetch & happy holidays from the staff here at The Benodjenh Center

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 SAFETY UPDATES

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (GTB) received the OVW Grants to Tribal Governments to Exercise Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction (SDVCJ) to research the viability, sustainability and requirements of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) as part of the Tribe’s overall goal to implement and enhance the Tribe’s justice system responses to prevent crime, address violent crimes, and enhance jurisdiction and sentencing over nonnatives and members of federally recognized tribes.

on 13 tribes who implemented SDVCJ under VAWA including updates from Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of the Interior (DOI). The ITWG meeting involves federal agency representatives of National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), the Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI), and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) and Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). GTB Chief Judge Tanya Wanageshik and GTB Attorney Sean Cahill will attend the next ITWG meeting April 5, 2017.

The SDV Team members who will collaborate and assess the tribe’s exercising criminal justice system to exercise SDVCJ by strengthening tribal criminal justice systems consist of: GTB Tribal Manager Mary Pelcher, GTB Tribal Court Chief Judge Tanya Wanageshik, Tribal Prosecutor Matthew J. Feil; GTB Tribal Attorney/ General Council John Petoskey; GTB Tribal Police Captain David Crockett; GTB Tribal Court Administrator Sherri Vezina; GTB Public Safety Department Manager Jolanda Murphy; GTB Human Services Department Manager Arlene Kashata for GTB Anishinaabek Family Services; and Women’s Resource Center (WRC) Director Juliette Schultz.

On December 6, 2016 GTB Vice-Chair Kim Vargo and Tribal Council Tom Shomin and three of the SDV Team members: Chief Judge Tanya Wanageshik; GTB Public Safety Department Manager Jolanda Murphy; and GTB Attorney Sean Cahill; attended DOJ tenth annual government-to-government consultation on violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women, which was first held in 2006 to address federal administration of tribal funds and programs established under the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 and subsequent reauthorizations. The annual Tribal Consultation with Tribal Leaders is to improve (DOJ) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) support of tribal government efforts to combat violence against women.

The first activity for the SDV Team was to participate in the 15th National Indian Nations Conference (NINC) December 6-10, 2016 at Palm Springs, CA on domestic violence. Prior to attending the NINC the SDV Team was informed about two additional meetings to attend for domestic violence and enhanced sentencing initiatives.

GTB Vice-Chair Kim Vargo, Tribal Councilor Tom Shomin and Tribal Chief Judge Tanya Wanageshik provided oral and written testimony on three consultation topics statutorily-mandated by VAWA 2005 which was identified by tribal leaders to address at the Tribal Consultation regarding On Monday, December 5, 2016, three members of administering tribal funds and programs enhancing the SDV Team attended the 7th in-person Inter-Tribal the safety of Indian women from domestic violence, Working Group (ITWG) meeting in Palm Springs, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sex CA. The SDVCJ Tribal Jurisdiction Program Grant trafficking; and strengthening the federal response required the SDV Team to become a member of the to such crimes. (ITWG) on VAWA Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction which focuses on implementation of the enhanced tribal criminal jurisdiction provisions of VAWA 2013. The ITWG meeting provided updates


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[Excerpt of GTB Tribal Consultation written testimony Tuesday, December 6, 2016]

Since 1998, GTB received 12 OVW grants for the protection and safety of Native American Women. Recently, GTB received the SDVCJ 3-year grant for expanded criminal jurisdiction over non-Natives for DV offense. The SDVCJ grant will look into what is needed in terms of Constitutional reform, Code development and/or amendments, Court rules, jury empaneling, data collection and informationexchange with foreign jurisdictions, indigent defense, and detention housing and medical care obstacles. At the close of the 3-year grant, GTB hopes to fully implement VAWA’s enhanced jurisdiction over NonNative Americans that commit DV crimes and PPO violations against Native Americans.

Councilor Tom Shomin on behalf of GTB presented The GTB Tribe requests the OVW to continue funding a GTB black ash basket to Pascua Yaqui Attorney for DV and PPO enforcement for the following: General Alfred Urbina to thank him and his staff for taking time to share their experiences with us 1. Prevention funding must be continued with the as we move forward toward enhanced sentencing target audience of children and teens to focus on implementation requirements. teaching children about the domestic violence. Research and statistics show that children who grow The Pascua Yaqui Attorney General, Alfred Urbina up in a DV home are more likely to continue the and Pascua Yaqui Chief Prosecutor OJ Flores, and cycle of DV in their own intimate relationships when their staff provided a day-long full agenda on they are adults. DV rates among teen relationships preparing, implementation and lessons learned on are on the rise and those teens grow up to be adults. enhanced sentencing requirements of VAWA/TLOA. Prevention programs for children and teens must be Discussion was held on Barriers and successes to at the forefront. implementing SDVCJ, Constitution, Code, Rules, jury selection, P&P drafting, amendments, promulgation, 2. Funding must continue to assist victims of and Detention & Prisoner Housing Issues. In addition domestic violence. Currently, the Tribe receives 3 DV GTB SDV team was able to meet with Pascua Yaqui related grants to work with DV victims. Each of the Judges & Court Staff regarding Financial Concerns. DV workers are inundated with assisting DV victims The Pascua Yaqui Tribe began exercising SDVCJ to find alternate housing (including safety plans for February 20, 2014 as part of the DOJ Pilot Project. those victims that choose to remain with his/her As of November 4, 2016, they have had 35 SDVCJ perpetrator, services to assist those with children investigations with non-Indians making up 25% of as most DV victims remain in their relationship the tribes domestic violence caseload. with their perpetrator due to reliance on their perpetrator’s income (services include assistance with education/vocational training, day care, and food/diapers, etc.). 3. Funding be available to provide behavioral counseling to defendants who perpetrate domestic violence. Research and statistics demonstrate that most DV defendants will be repeat offenders. Without adequate behavioral counseling, defendants have the propensity to repeat the DV cycle with the current victim or a new victim. Immediately following the conclusion of the 15th National Native Indian Conference ended in Palm Springs, CA, six members of the SDV Team attended a meeting with the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Tucson, AZ, one of the three original Tribes who have established enhanced sentencing. As of November 4, 2016, ten tribes have implemented special domestic violence criminal jurisdiction (SDVCJ) over Non-Indians under VAWA 2013. The Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Tucson, AZ, met with the SDV Team members on Monday, December 12, 2016. Prior to starting the days agenda, GTB Tribal

The GTB SDV Team learned much from the Pascua Yaqui Tribe VAWA/TLOA meeting and looks forward to increased communication and information sharing with Pascua Yaqui Tribe along with other implementation Tribes across the nation.


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...Continued from pg. 21. SDV Team members: GTB Tribal Court Chief Judge Tanya Wanageshik, GTB Tribal Police Captain David Crockett; GTB Tribal Prosecutor Matthew J. Feil; GTB Tribal Attorney Sean Cahill; and GTB Public Safety Department Manager Jolanda Murphy (Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Tucson, AZ & GTB meeting: Preparing, Implementation, and Lessons Learned; 12/12/2016) There will be much work to be done and as the SDV Team moves forward on implementation requirements, the team will work to ensure the safety of the victim, holding perpetrators accountable, and creating a community climate of reverence for women and zero tolerance of all violence again domestic partners.

Article by: GTB Public Safety Department Manager Jolanda Murphy and SDV Team members of OVW Tribal Jurisdiction Program Grant 2016-SD-AX-K007.

SOFFREDINE RETIREMENT

Photos and narrative by Jared Sonderegger, Editor

Pam Soffredine Retired this month after over 20 years serving her community in the local court systems for the GTB, county and state. Mrs. Soffredine was a probation officer for Grand Traverse County before working at the Grand Traverse Band Court system four years ago. Pam was known for always remaining professional while in the workplace. Her impact has been felt by youth in the local area for decades.

Mrs. Soffredine was treated to a surprise retirement party at Sledders in Traverse City on January 16th. The party was planned by her husband and members of the Tribal Court. Pam was given a Pendleton Blanket and a delicious retirement cake. Congratulations on a happy retirement Pam! The Grand Traverse Band thanks you for your service and your support of the youth in the community.


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WHAT DO WINTER WEATHER WATCHES & WARNINGS MEAN? Do you know the difference between a storm watch, warning, or advisory? It can mean all the difference in the time you have to prepare for the storm with at least three days of food, water and emergency supplies to stay at home and keep off the roads. The National Weather Service (NWS) issues watches, warnings and advisories for all winter weather hazards. Here’s what they mean and what to do. Use the information below to make an informed decision on your risk and what actions to take. • Winter Storm Watch: Be Prepared. A watch means that severe winter conditions, such as heavy snow or sleet or an ice storm, may affect your area, but where, when and how much is still uncertain. NWS issues a watch to provide 12 to 36 hours notice of possible severe winter weather. A watch is intended to provide enough lead time for you to prepare. • Winter Storm Warning: Take Action! NWS issues a warning when its scientists forecast 4 or more inches of snow or sleet in the next 12 hours, 6 or more inches in 24 hours, or 1/4 inch or more of ice accumulation. Travel will become difficult or impossible in some situations. Delay your travel plans until conditions improve. • Winter Weather Advisory: Be Aware. An advisory informs you that winter weather conditions are expected to cause significant inconveniences that may be hazardous. If you exercise caution, advisory situations shouldn’t become life-threatening. • Blizzard Warning lets you know that snow and strong winds will combine to produce a blinding snow (near zero visibility), deep drifts, and lifethreatening wind chill. Remember to listen to your local officials’ recommendations and to a NOAA Weather Radio, which broadcasts alerts and warnings directly from the National Weather Service. Learn more by visiting the NWS Winter Storm Safety page. Emergency Preparedness Help your friends and family members prepare for emergencies with an item for their emergency kit. Pick an emergency item from the lists below or find more ideas at Ready.gov.

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• NOAA Weather Radio. • Hand-Crank Flashlight/Radio/Cell Phone Charger. • Cellphone Charger or External Battery Pack. • First-Aid Kit. • Manual Can Opener. • Smoke or Carbon Monoxide Alarm. • Fire Extinguisher. • Enrollment in a CPR or First-Aid Class. • Blanket. • Rain/Wet Weather Gear. You might consider items for a roadside emergency, such as: • Jumper Cables. • Tools – tire pressure gauge, screwdrivers, wrenches, pliers, shovel, ice scraper, etc. • Emergency Flares.

For those with pets, supplies for a pet emergency kit: • Pet First-Aid Kit. • Pet Carrier. • An extra leash or harness. For information on how to give a fully stocked emergency preparedness kit, visit the Ready.gov Build A Kit page. Get Real-Time Alerts This Winter One in three people don’t know how to get realtime alerts and warnings ahead of a winter storm, according to the FEMA 2015 National Household Survey. Review these tips and make sure you’re alerted to critical information as soon as possible so you can take action to be safe. • Confirm your mobile device can receive Wireless Emergency Alerts. • Sign up for text and/or email alerts from your local jurisdiction. • Consider purchasing a NOAA Weather Radio. • If you don’t have a landline, check to see if your jurisdiction has options for Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and mobile phones to be connected to Enhanced Telephone Notification (ETN) systems such as Reverse 911©. • Sign up for listservs and alerts for the workplace, schools, houses of worship, or other community organizations you’ll want to hear from in an emergency. • Download relevant hazard alerts and warnings apps like the FEMA App. • Create a list of all the alert systems available to you, and make sure everyone in the household receives the alerts as part of your household communication system. Find more information on how to receive timely information about weather conditions or other emergency events with Know Your Alerts and Warnings from America’s PrepareAthon!


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TRIBAL PROBATION ACADEMY

– Photos, narrative ,and press release submitted by Natasha Anderson I work at Tribal Court as Probation Officer/Court Clerk and I recently graduated from Tribal Probation Academy at the National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Wisconsin. I was given a press release and photo from the academy. Chi Miigwetch to Court Administrator Sherri Vezina, Chief Tribal Judge Tanya Wanageshik, and GTB for giving me this opportunity as well as my family for all their support. PRESS RELEASE Tribal probation officers representing numerous tribes throughout the United States came together., to complete the Tribal Probation Academy., a threeweek training series that addresses urgent public safety needs in Indian Country. The training was held at the National Criminal Justice Training Center {NCJTC} in Appleton., Wisconsin During the Academy., officers learned evidencebased practices in community corrections., victim­centered approaches., restorative justice and peacemaking., substance abuse and other concerns. Local tribal justice professional., NaTasha Anderson from Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians., attended this year.,s academy and participated in skills-based training infused with cultural awareness on traditional., evidencebased., and alternative approaches to community supervision. NaTasha Anderson Assistant Probation Officer/Court Clerk Grand Traverse Band Tribal Court 2605 N. West Bay Shore Drive Peshawbestown, MI 49682 Main: (231) 534-7050 Direct: (231) 534-7113 Fax: (231) 534-7051

The Tribal Probation Academy equips Probation Officers with the ability to implement new practices., effectively supervise probation caseloads., and improve safety in their community. The Tribal Probation Academy is funded through the Bureau of Justice Assistance {BJA}., U.S. Department of Justice {DOJ} Tribal Justice Capacity Building Training and Technical Assistance Program. About NCJTC The National Criminal Justice Training Center., a leading national training organization with more than twenty years., experience., delivers high quality innovative training and technical assistance solutions leveraging the expertise of hundreds of experienced staff and current practitioners. From on-line training to on-site training at select locations throughout the United States., we offer tribal and child protection training to meet the specific needs of the communities we serve. Visit www.ncitc.org for more information regarding further training opportunities.


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Natural Resources & Environmental Committee Meeting

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

When: First Thursday of the month Time: 9:00 a.m. Where: Tribal Council Chambers All are welcome. Natural Resources & Environmental Committee Vacancy Seat Open

Please submit your letter of interest to the Natural Resources Department by March 1st. The vacant seat will be picked at the March Tribal Council Regular Session meeting. For questions or concerns please call the Natural Resources Department at 231-534-7500.

Potential Dangers: Asian carp compete with our native fish for zooplankton, a

critical food for young fish. Their rapid reproduction and fast growth rate, along with their ability to eat up to 20% of their weight in plankton per day, make them a danger to our freshwater fisheries. Known Hideouts: Chicago Sanitary Canal, only 10 miles from the Great Lakes!

Spread By: Bait bucket dumping,

accidental release.

Prevention:

• Dump bait buckets on land away from waterways. • Contact State and Federal politicians and voice your support for closing the Chicago Canal, and for further efforts to prevent invasion into the GL. • Notify state and federal agencies if an Asian carp is spotted in Michigan waters. • Contact James Garavaglia, Inland Fish and Wildlife Biologist, at 231-534-7291 with any questions.

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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 TCSS

01/18/17 01/25/17

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

01/10/17 01/17/17

February

TCRS TCSS

02/15/17 02/22/17

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

02/07/17 02/14/17

March

TCRS TCSS

03/15/17 03/29/17

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

03/07/17 03/21/17

April TCRS TCSS May TCRS TCSS

04/19/17 04/26/17

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

04/11/17 04/18/17

05/17/17 05/31/15

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

05/09/17 05/23/17 06/13/17 06/20/17

June

TCRS TCSS

06/21/17 06/28/17

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

July

TCRS TCSS

07/19/17 07/26/17

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 07/11/17 9:30 AM 07/18/17

August

TCRS TCSS

08/16/17 08/30/17

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

08/08/17 08/22/17

September TCRS TCSS

09/20/17 09/27/17

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

09/12/17 09/19/17

October

TCRS TCSS

10/18/17 10/25/17

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

10/10/17 10/17/17

November TCRS TCSS

11/15/17 11/29/17

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

11/07/17 11/21/17

December

12/20/17 Wednesday 9:30 AM 12/27/17 Wednesday 9:30 AM

12/12/17 12/19/17

TCRS TCSS


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Preventing Teen Dating Violence February 9, 2017

At Medicine Lodge Conference Room B 6pm to 8:30pm G r a n d Tr a v e r s e B a n d

Anishinabek Family Services & Behavioral Health

Everyone is invited! A light dinner and snacks will be provided. After the presentation we will be making chokers and bracelets. Presentations start at 6:30pm with Sequetta Brand and Sharon K. Wasageshik. They will be presenting Teen Dating Violence and facts. The information we will be discussing is very sensitive and may hit home in an uncomfortable way. We encourage you to take care of yourself. We will have counselors available to speak to you privately during breaks. Please find a sitter for your younger children under age 13. There will be educational material available. For more information please contact Sharon K. Wasageshik at 231-534-7247

Sponsored by Family Violence Prevention & Services Act To Native American Tribes

Women Supporting Women Talking Circle February 1st and 15th, 2017 Peshawbestown, Michigan Medicine Lodge (AFS Conference Room) 5:30pm All women welcomed! Sponsored by the CTAS PA-5 Counselor/Project Director Sequetta Brand 231-866-6029 If you need a ride please call Sequetta Brand Or Sharon K. Wasageshik 534-7247

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LEELANAU 4-H OUTDOORS CLUB WINTER FUN DAY

The Leelanau County 4-H Outdoors Club is hosting a Winter Fun Day on Saturday, February 4th, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the 4-H Johnson Preserve in Suttons Bay Township. This event is being held to introduce community members of all ages to the wonders of the site during the winter months, and to encourage outdoor adventure activities. The club’s members will lead snowshoe hikes to Belanger Creek, the surrounding wetlands, through the Northern Hardwood Forest and open fields, and will then have a winter scavenger hunt. The group will also put on their Citizen Scientist hats and observe the creek for IceWatch, USA, a nationwide effort to document climate change. If the snow cover holds, youth will dig out a quinzee to see how much shelter a snow cave offers. Club members will share the rich history of 4-H and encourage you and your family to take an active part in the club.

A limited number of snowshoes will be available for you to borrow, but we encourage anyone with snowshoes or cross country skis to bring them along. Dress to be outside; picnic tables are available in the pavilion, and there is an outhouse for public use on the property. There will be plenty of room around the campfire to keep everyone warm. Snacks to roast over the campfire will be provided, but please bring your own water bottle. The 4-H Johnson property is located just north of the Strongheart Center in Peshawbestown. The club will be meeting in the center parking lot off McKeese Road, approximately 2 miles north of Suttons Bay. Look for signs from M-22. Please register by Thursday, February 2nd, by calling the 4-H office at 256-9888 or emailing the 4-H Program Coordinator, Rosali Collier, at collierr@msu.edu.

YOUTH SERVICES

Tubing at Shanty Creek 01.22.2017

Photos provided by Jamie Kalush

Antrim youth out braving the sledding hills.

FEBRUARY YOUTH BIRTHDAYS!!! Freyah Sizemore 02-09-2000 Kaylee Grant 02-19-2009 RoseAnn Marshall 02-12-2007 Gaagaaghiinh Fox 02-24-2008 Eliza Floyd 02-11-2002 Bella Wilson 02-18-2010

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THIS SKI EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL GTB MEMBERS LIVING IN THE SIX COUNTY SERVICE AREA. Non-member/outside six county service area rates (subject to change) Shanty Creek RatesAdult Lift Ticket $28 Teen (13-17) Lift Ticket $25 Youth (9-12) Lift Ticket $22 Rental Adult-$30 Youth(17 under) $23 Tubing- Based on availability per hour, up to two hours. $12 per hour Mount Holiday RatesLift Tickets $22 Rental $17 Tubing- Based on availability per hour, up to two hours. 1 hour $13 2 hour $20


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ANISHINAABEMOWIN BIBEZHIK KIDWINAN (One Word at a Time)

Maamkaadendam. [Maam kaa den dam]   = She/He is surprised.

Izhaa.    [i zhaa]   = S/he is going. Bizhaa.    [bi zhaa]  = S/he is coming.

Minwendam. [min wen dam]  =  S/He is glad, content.

Aanskonye.    [Aan skon ye]  = S/he is changing clothes.

mskwadiisminak   [m skwa diis min ak]   =   beans;  today is National Bean Day. Gindaasa.    [Gin daa sa]   = She/He is reading.  or  She/He is counting.

Gzike.    [G zi ke]  = S/he is flying.

zhewendamowin [zhe wen da mo win]  =  forgiveness

Naadamaadizidaa. [naa da maad zi daa]  =  Let’s help each other.

Naabam bekaanzid.[naa bam   be kaan zid]  =  Blame someone else.  

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Cleaning Birds

Wigwam Exhibit Eyaawing staff and volunteers have been hard at work finishing up the display of the wigwam that was donated. We have added various items to the display that show how individuals would have lived in the birch bark lodge. There’s even a life-like fire pit! We will be adding interactive interpretation and signage to this display in the coming months. Please come by and take a look! Attention Interested Volunteers: We always have a need for you! There are multiple ongoing projects we would love to have you participate in. We have over 10,000 photographs from the 1980s-90s that we need help with in identifying individuals. If you have any spare time this winter, please stop in and say hello. We will get you started!

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The Natural Resources department has various mounted birds, an elk and fish which are in desperate need of cleaning. Grace Soave, museum curator, will be heading the preservation project. One of the birds which is being cleaned is in poor condition, and covered in soot. It is taking extensive cleaning to reveal the true colors of one portion of the hawk.

Collections Inventory Eyaawing will be conducting a collection-wide inventory. This will help us to better organize the items in the museum and provide detailed information for all objects. Staff and volunteers will clean and photograph each item, write condition reports, and enter all information into our collections database. This added information will increase the ability to easily search the items for research and display. Eyaawing Museum & Cultural Center & Odawa Gamik Open to the Public WEDNESDAY -SATURDAY 10:00—4:00 10A.M. - 4 P.M.

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New Donation

We received a wonderful donation of paintings and drawings from Tribal Member, Gaia Johnson Mwabuki. Gaia studied art and design at Interlochen and Yale and has generously provided us with her art to display. Included are three self-portraits, multiple landscapes, vision drawings and stilllife’s. We are looking forward to exhibiting her work and sharing her success story.

Eyaawing Museum and Cultural Center Contact Information

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


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