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

HOLIDAY ARTISAN BAZAAR 2016 Santa visited the Eyaawing Museum for the GTB 2016 Holiday Bazaar, held on Saturday December 3rd.

TRIBAL COUNCIL COMMUNITY MEETINGS

January 11th January 12th January 16th January 24th

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Peshawbestown Benzie Charlevoix Traverse City

4-7 p.m. each night . A light luncheon will be provided!


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GTB NEWS

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

Photo by George Antoine

The Grand Traverse Band Tribal Council invited all government staff to the Holiday employee appreciation luncheon & festivities on December 16th. The event lasted from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at “Incredible Mo’s” in Traverse City. Employees were treated with food, bowling, billiards, an arcade and laser tag. 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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SAVE THE DATE ~2017~ tribal council community meetings january 11- peshawbestown january 12- benzie january 16- charlevoix january 24- traverse city


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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.

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.

Stacie McClellan Staff Accountant & Self Governance Assistant

Tanya Raphael Cultural / Elder’s Assistant & Program Director

Walter “Bob” Poertner Maintenance I 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


J a n ua r y 2 0 1 7 / M n i do o Giiz is ( S pirit 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

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. 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.


J a n ua r y 2 0 1 7 / M n i do o Giiz is ( S pirit M o o n ) 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

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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LUNCH 11:30 B.DAY BASH T.C. ALL SITE EUCHRE BOWLING /PIZZA 1-2 1-4 T.C. T.C. 11:30-3 LANGUAGE W. (LV. @ 11) (LV. @ 11) (LV. @ 10:30) PAT &ISADORE GLORIA VAC. GLORIA VAC. GLORIA VAC. GLORIA VAC. BENZIE ELDER ALL ACTIVITIES ALL ACTIVITIES COORDINATOR: ARE SUBJECT TO ARE DRUG & GLORIA PTAK CHANGE. PLEASE ALCOHOL FREE. OFFICE:534-7824 CALL AHEAD. GLORIA VAC. CELL: 492-4358

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All Activities are Alcohol & Drug Free Events!

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HEALTH CARE

2017 Medicare Outreach! Documents received after January 18th

It will be considered late-will delay your reimbursement to the following month of submission.

If inclement weather occurs please call for possible cancelation.

I will come same day the following week if a cancelation occurs. Benzie Office

Wednesday January 4th

Charlevoix Office

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Peshawbestown Elders

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TC 3 Mile Office Advisory

Tuesday January 10th

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You will need to bring: 2017 Income Statement (With Part B deduction)

If you are new to Medicare I can help but we must meet in person you will need to bring Tribal Id, Medicare Card and 2017 Social Security Statement I will have the other documents with me. Bring any paperwork and or questions you may have with

Medicaid/DHS/SSA/CMS EXTRA HELP notice it may be purple, yellow or orange.

Questions call Angelina Raphael (231) 534-7731 Office Stella will accept paperwork in my absence for past reimbursement recipients.

“Pound – 4 – Pound” ~3 person combo Team~ 2017 New Year’s Resolution Weight Loss Challenge Medicare Part B 2012 Ltr

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Teams of 3 people (must have one person opposite sex) compete to lose the highest percentage of weight –Calculation will be figured out by www.fitwatch.com weight loss percentage If a team member drops out during the challenge he/she will be weighed at the point of their departure. *Penalty will apply? All weigh-Ins will be conducted in a confidential manner. Weekly weigh-in are optional but encouraged No additions or transfers of team members Official weigh-in will only be determined by Strongheart Tanita Scale. Individuals with medical weight loss procedure before January 2013 may participate. (please bring proof for our files) Arrangements must be made within 5 days prior to 3/1/17 if you are going to be absent for the final weigh in. contact: Dee 534-7551 *Attire: (All weigh-in) t-shirt and shorts you have any questions please feel free the call the Strongheart Center: 534-7457


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ACTIVITY AGAINST DIABETES

Dee Wonegeshik, Strongheart Center Supervisor and Kathy Bowers, MSN, CDE Program Director for the Special Diabetes Program for Indians had a conversation about the Strongheart Center needing another seated elliptical machine. Since the diabetes grant is focusing on physical activity/education for the best practice this year they collaborated with Faith Anderson, Grants and Contracts Coordinator. Together they were able to contact IHS and request some of the funds to be utilized for this expense. This was approved and they were able to purchase another new seated elliptical machine for the center, paid for by the grant. Mary Roberts was the first person to use the new elliptical machine when it was delivered December 2, 2016 she is able to exercise her arms and legs at the same time while seated. Mary stated that she was put on oral medicine for diabetes in 2011 and started working out at the Strongheart Center. She was taken off her medication after 1 year, which has helped in her

initial weight loss & improved physical fitness. She believes walking and using the Strongheart equipment has kept her off diabetes medicine.

Photos by Jared Sonderegger

Physical activity and a healthy diet are essential for the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes. The American Diabetes Association recommends 30 minutes of walking 5 times a week for a total of 150 minutes per week. If you want to begin a physical activity program of moderate to vigorous exercise, please make sure you check with your physician before starting. Your physician will help you to choose the appropriate level of activity according to your health status. If you have any questions about the Strongheart Center please contact Dee Wonegeshik @534-7551. If you have any questions about diabetes please schedule an appointment with Kathy Bowers at the Medicine Lodge @ 534-7200. Submted by Kathy Bowers

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DECEMBER ELDERS BIRTHDAYS GTB News would like to sincerely apologize for inserting the incorrect birthday list into last months issue. We at the Newsletter have enough integrity not to make excuses for our actions and to accept our mistakes. We always strive to learn and grow from them and we will make every effort to remain vigilant with this concern in future issues. We understand that these times are important to you. A birthday is the celebration of ones introduction into the world, the gift of life, and the appreciation of the individual. Please accept this inclusion of the December Elders birthdays into this issue as a gift of reconciliation, in correlation with our expression of regret. We feel awful for this mistake and you all deserve this recognition. We hope everyone had festive and extraordinary birthdays filled with friends, family, affection, harmony and contentment.

“Mino - Dibishkaan !” - HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Sincerely, Jared Sonderegger GTB News Editor

Last Name First Name Birth Day Sineway Sr. Douglas 1-Dec Wilson Joseph 1-Dec DeVerney Daniel 1-Dec Sineway Bernice 2-Dec Selby Loretta 2-Dec Hall Jr. Wallace 2-Dec Watson Mary 2-Dec Wanegeshik Judith 3-Dec Sands John 3-Dec Baker Jennifer 4-Dec Koon James 6-Dec Thomas Robert 7-Dec Cain Arvella 7-Dec Arnold, Joyce 8-Dec Sineway Jr. Anthony 8-Dec Pino Geneva 9-Dec Shalifoe Sheila 10-Dec Harris Frederick 10-Dec Pamame Chester 10-Dec Wennersten Connie 10-Dec Maldonado Kathleen 11-Dec O' Brien Kathy 11-Dec Martinez Jean 12-Dec King Evelyn 12-Dec Grose Leland 12-Dec Oosdyke Darcine 12-Dec Bailey Leroy 13-Dec Alexander William 14-Dec Ogemaw Norman 15-Dec Raphael Robbin 15-Dec Kalilimoku Margo 18-Dec Boyer Matthew 19-Dec Madagame Nita 19-Dec Antoine Larry 19-Dec Gould Jr. Clifford 20-Dec Ali Matilda 20-Dec Bessert Alice 20-Dec Dye Barbara 22-Dec Guiney Mary 22-Dec

Last Name First Name Birth Day Naragon Angeline 25-Dec Hall Susan 25-Dec John Cynthia 25-Dec Wise Catherine 26-Dec Keway Valarie 26-Dec Stickley Terry 26-Dec Hawley Mary 26-Dec Resseguie Lisa 27-Dec Fluette Arnold 27-Dec Beaver William 28-Dec Pedwaydon Francis 28-Dec Schocko Carolyn 28-Dec Case Louis 28-Dec Gunderson Richard 28-Dec Rice Phyllis 29-Dec McDonald Deborah 30-Dec Storms Carol 30-Dec Sherman Armand 31-Dec Scott Jr. Irving 31-Dec Johns Edward 31-Dec Varda Carol 31-Dec

Lula Belle Erwin GTB Tribal Elder

Pine Bluff, Arkansas 02/16/1956 – 10/30/2016

Respectfully Acknowledging Our Loss


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JANUARY 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. Last Name

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Harper Maria Hall Leroy Johnson Rosemary Peters Dale Gingway Diane Bailey Russell Crockett Elizabeth Thompson Bonita Schwandt Jeanette Maleski Edward Trudeau Rita Miller Glen Wright Aileen Madagame Linda Genaux Alvin Smith Gary Wehner Kathryn Yannott Leonard Sikes James Eastman Dora Miller Ralph Luskey Gerald Bennett Arnold Reed Michael Alexander Clarence Braun Clara Dudley Elsie King Philamene Johnson Gloria Gower Tracy Fochtman Carolyn Kughman John Anthony Brian Bachman Beatrice Rivas Marian Weese Francis Katchenago Eleanor Farling Timothy Heimark Dorothy Jacko Dale Brown George Schneider Sharron Johns Victoria Ance Kevin Williams Brent Tyler Theodore Nickerson Mary Bennett John Reed Kenneth Williams Valerie Smith Lena Day Donna

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Joni Lynn Jones Traverse City, MI.

GTB Tribal Member 9/18/1964 – 12/02/2016

Respectfully Acknowledging Our Loss

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This vintage photo was contributed to the GTB Newsletter office for publication in the January Issue. The captured moment depicts the everlasting celebration of love, commitment and traditional beliefs, cherished by Jerry and Marry Roberts. Photo submitted by Jerry Roberts.

Return to the Circle (Empowerment) 1. We affirm willingness to take charge of our lives and stop being dependent on substances or other people for our self-esteem and security. 2. We come to believe the Great Spirit awakens the healing wisdom within us when we power.

open ourselves to that

3. We make a decision to become our authentic selves and trust in the healing power of truth. 4. We examine our beliefs, addictions, and dependent behavior in the context of living in a hierarchal, patriarchal culture. 5. We share with another person and the universe all those things inside of us for which we feel shame and guilt. 6. We affirm and enjoy our strengths, talents, and creativity, striving not to hide these qualities to protect others’ egos. 7. We become willing to let go of shame, guilt, and any behavior that keep us from loving ourselves and others. 8. We make a list of people we have harmed and people who have harmed us and take steps to clear out negative energy by making amends and sharing our grievances in a respectful way. 9. We express love and gratitude to others, and increasingly appreciate the wonder of life and blessings we do have. 10. We continue to trust our reality and daily affirm that we see what we see, we know what we know, and we feel what we feel. 11. We promptly acknowledge our mistakes and make amends when appropriate, but we do not say we are sorry for things we have not done, and we do not cover up, analyze, or take responsibility for the shortcomings of others. 12. We seek out situations, jobs, and people that affirm our intelligence, perceptions, and self-worth to avoid situations or people who are hurtful, harmful, or demeaning to us. 13. We take steps to heal our physical bodies, organize our lives, reduce stress, and have fun. 14. We seek to find our inward calling and develop the will and wisdom to follow it. 15. We accept the ups and downs of life as natural events that can be used as lessons for our growth. 16. We grow an awareness that we are inter-related with all living things and we contribute to restoring peace and balance on Mother Earth.

~ Submitted by AA member.


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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:

CHECK

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CASH

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

ORDERS DUE BY MARCH 17TH

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

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

Scholarship Money Available The Peter Olson Scholarship is available to any Native American living in the Diocese of Gaylord - Peshawbestown, Petoskey, and Manistee - who is in college or graduate school. Applications are available by contacting Sister Susan Gardner, Director of the Native American Apostolate and Pastoral Administrator of St. Kateri Parish. Call 231-271-6651 to request an application. The applications are presented to the board who decides the amount of money each applicant will receive. Applications are due back to Sister Susan on January 12th, 2017. The Board will meet on Januray 26th and funds will be distributed after that. If you have any questions, please contact Sister Susan.


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HOLIDAY ARTISAN BAZAAR 2016

The Eyaawing museum held the GTB 2016 “Artisan Holiday Bazaar” on December 3rd. This venue takes place annually on the first Saturday in December. It provides attendees with traditional fine arts, handcrafts, baked goods,“Make and Take” projects for kids, and crafting demonstrations.

Photos by George Antoine Narrative by Jared Sonderegger, Editor

There was a special surprise visit from none other than “Jolly old St. Nick,” flying in early for a special appearance before Christmas day. His attendance was graciously appreciated by children and adults alike. Chris Crinkle distributed small gifts for the children and took any last minute Christmas list present requests. Baked goods and burritos were also for sale for all participants to enjoy a quick and tasty snack while browsing the tables. Many vendors from the immediate community were present with a multitude of beautiful hand crafted items. Tables were filled with items such as; bead work, dream catchers, blankets, clothing, and many other trinkets. This allowed attendees to purchase these authentic gifts for the family well before Christmas. The Holiday Bazaar also serves as a drop off point for the Annual Holiday food drive. The Grand Traverse Band Governmental Holiday Food Drive is hosted by the Tribal Manager’s Office.

The challenge is to create a 10 person food drive team of GTB GOV. employees. Each team combines their efforts in the donation of food. Each team is allowed to donate ham or turkey certificates and nonperishable items. The food drive is a great way to support the unfortunate and hungry during the holiday season. Each year The Grand Traverse Band Holiday Artisan Bazaar is an excellent way to share in the gift of giving. This being an opportunity to help our fellow men and women. The Bazaar demonstrates the great importance of bypassing contemporary consumerism and participating in the true spirit of the holidays.


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2016 Holiday Food Drive Challenge Results The Hunger Free Christmas Tree won by a landslide, go TEAM!! 1. Hunger Free Christmas Tree – 520 points earned – 272 items collected 2. T.C. Food Drive Team – 267 points earned – 128 items collected 3. Reindeer Squads – 188 points earned – 109 items collected 4. Santa’s Little Elves – 166 points earned – 90 items collected 5. Benzie Elves – 121 points earned – 87 items collected 6. Bumble Snow People – 108 points earned – 52 items collected 7. Santa’s Sugar Cookies – 98 points earned – 43 items collected 8. Snow Snake Clan – 38 points earned – 19 items collected 9. Guardian of Angels – 28 points earned – 22 items collected Chi-Miigwetch to all the teams that entered to make this holiday food drive a tremendous success! Because of all the teams efforts, we were able to fill 19 Christmas Baskets with all the fixings for a Christmas Dinner and donate 526 food items to the GTB Food Pantry. Both goals to provide Christmas Baskets and to fill the GTB Food Pantry were met. TOGETHER WE MADE A DIFFERENCE!! A Special Chi-Miigwetch to: Wendi Wilson, Trisha Sams and Paul McGrath as well as all other maintenance staff who helped collect, count and prepare food baskets. This type of event is fun to host, and we also thank Sandy Anderson for doing this. In the process we all had fun and it benefited our community.

Photo and Narrative Submitted by Doris Winslow


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STANDING ROCK UPDATE

Standing Rock Sioux Chairman, Dave Archambault II, has requested that all supporters of the water protection protest and spirit camp to go home for the approaching harsh North Dakota winter. The chairmen released a statement to the supporting tribes and participants of Standing Rock Sioux tribe.

The Trip that GTB planned was going to provide funds and manpower for the week of December 12th. The Grand Traverse band has honor this request by remaining home safe with our families this winter, continuing to pray as Chairman Archambault had stated. GTB will continue to stand ready to deploy, should mobilization be required in the future to protect the waters from a corrupt and greedy cooperation.

“I am asking each and every one of you to come up with a strategy to close and exit the camp. I respectfully ask that you leave the land as it was when you arrived, and return home before For more information or updates on the standing the winter grows more severe. Pass this on—let Rock Sioux Tribe, and their struggle against DAPL, everyone know that we are thankful for their passion head to the website www.indianz.com. and commitment and we are thankful for them all standing with us. It’s time now to enjoy this winter with your families. We need all to respect the host tribe’s wishes. We are asking all tribes to pass this on to their members. This storm is a glimpse of what is to come as temperatures are still not reaching the winter lows of this region. I understand that folks cannot go at this moment, but as soon as this current storm has passed, we must execute an exit strategy and continue our battles to protect water. These efforts are not only needed in Standing Rock, but they are needed throughout Indian Country, across America and internationally. I want you to know that Standing Rock stands with you as you return home to carry this energy and movement into the future.” In correlation with this wish, The Grand Traverse Band has respectfully honored the request of Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Archembault and canceled a planned second Standing Rock delegation to show support of the Standing Rock protest encampment.

A row of barriers along the road leading up to the Standing Rock protest encampment. Photo was taken during the first GTB delegation in September. Photo By Jared Sonderegger.

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BENODJENH CENTER UPDATE

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Benodjenh Center Update 12/21/16

Aanii, We are well into the winter season and the holidays. We had a parent meeting lunch on December 19th where families were able to enjoy lunch and holiday crafts. 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: 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.

Miigwetch & happy holidays from the staff here at The Benodjenh Center

YOUTH SERVICES

Photos provided by Jamie Kalush

JANUARY YOUTH BIRTHDAYS!!! James Kewagshken Jr 01-20-2006

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Anthony Kewagshken

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William Wilson III 01-20-2001

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Kingston Bush 01-19-2011

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Jayden Sams 01-23-2003

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Stacia Shananaquet 01-11-2009

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PUBLIC SAFETY UPDATES 6 Ways to Prep Your Home for Natural Disasters and Preparing for natural disasters can help you prevent loss of life and property. Article Submitted by

• By Terence Loose • November 14, 2016

Jolanda Murphy,

GTB Public Safety Department Manager

When Hurricane Matthew slammed into Florida Here are a few other key things Singleton When Hurricane Matthew slammed into Florida and other East Coast states this past October, it caused more and other East Coast states this past October, it two dozen It also inflicted $4Itbillion worth of property damagedamage in the region, causedthan more thandeaths. two dozen deaths. alsoto $6 billion suggested to prevent or injury from an inflicted $4 billion to $6 billion worth of property earthquake: according to CoreLogic, a property information and analytics company. damage in the region, according to CoreLogic, a That’s not close to the damage caused company. by Hurricane Katrina•($35 billion to $40 or billion) or Superstorm Sandy property information and analytics Disengage remove rollers from major appliances. This willforhelp prevent ($15 billion to $20 billion), but it’s enough to drive home the importance of preparing natural disasters.them from That’s not close to the damage caused by moving So, if Katrina you live in($35 an areabillion that’s open to earthquakes, floods other natural disasters, learn the Hurricane to $40 billion) orhurricanes, during anorearthquake. Superstorm ($15 billion), followingSandy half-dozen tipsbillion for howtoto$20 financially prepare for an emergency and minimize damage to your but it’shome. enough to drive home the importance of • Identify the location of your home’s preparing for natural disasters. water, gas and electric main shutoffs valves and switches. Make sure each family So, if you live in an area that’s open to member knows how to turn them off. earthquakes, hurricanes, floods or other natural disasters, learn the following half-dozen tips for • Remove all flammable liquids from the a 6.0 earthquake NapaanCounty in 2014, aand TV falling on a woman the sole fatality.Put So, make how toDuring financially preparein for emergency living areascaused of your home. them in the minimize to your home. garagea or another outside storage area. sure damage your home and the things in it are secure, said Sage Singleton, safety expert from SafeWise, a safety and To help prevent a fire, store them away from heat security information website. sources, such as a water heater or furnace.

Prepare Your Home for Some Rockin’ and Rollin’

Your Home ForPrepare starters, strap down your water heater so it meets safety codes. Consider hiring a professional plumber for • Ifappliances, your home a chimney, Also, install flexible connectors to allRollin’ of your home’s gas such ashas the water heater, stoveconsider and forthis. Some Rockin’ and securing it to the roof with sheet-metal clothes dryer. When an earthquake hits, you don’t want those breaking.

During a 6.0 earthquake in Napa County in 2014, straps. You might also want to add angle bracing to help the chimney from “Also, check foundation and walls your fatality. home for cracks and defects that prevent make it particularly vulnerable a TV falling on athe woman caused theofsole away from your home. So, make sure your home the things in itdamage, are breaking to earthquake damage,” saidand Singleton. If you find have it professionally repaired. secure, said Sage Singleton, a safety expert from Here are a few other things Singleton suggested to prevent damage orPrevent injury from an earthquake: SafeWise, a safety andkey security information Flooding website.

in Your Home

• Disengage or remove rollers from major appliances. This will help prevent them from moving during

For starters, strap down your water heater Here’s a news flash: Most homes are not earthquake. so it meetsansafety codes. Consider hiring a to shutoffs fill withvalves water. fact, flooding can • Identify the location of your water, gas andsupposed electric main andIn switches. professional plumber for this. Also,home’s install flexible destroy sureofeach family member knows how to turn them off. just about ur home, including the home connectorsMake to all your home’s gas appliances, itself. such as• theRemove waterallheater, stove andfrom clothes flammable liquids the living areas of your home. Put them in the garage or another dryer. When an earthquake don’t outside storage area. Tohits, help you prevent a fire,want store themThat’s away from suchtoas take a waterspecific heater or why heat it’s sources, important those breaking. preventative measures in the days and weeks before furnace. said Peter director of • If your home has a chimney, consider securing it topossible the roof flooding, with sheet-metal straps.Duncanson, You might also system development with ServiceMaster Restore, want to add angle bracing to walls help prevent the chimneywhich from breaking away from your home. “Also, check the foundation and of your offers home services that include cleaning

home for cracks and defects that make it particularly vulnerable to earthquake damage,” said Singleton. If you find damage, have it professionally repaired.

and disaster restoration.

Prevent Flooding in Your Home

In addition to sandbagging and other defensive measures, Duncanson said there are several steps you should take. Here are six key ones:

Here’s a news flash: Most homes are not supposed to fill with water. In fact, flooding can destroy just about everything in your home, including the home itself.


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• Review your policy. Learn what is and is not covered in the event of property damage. • Protect against high-wind damage. Board up windows, keep trees trimmed, and clean debris or branches from your yard that could damage your roof or home. • Clear rain gutters and repair roof leaks. If you have the budget, extend your rain gutter downspouts to direct water far from your home. • Keep gutters and downspouts free of debris. And make sure water is flowing several feet away from the foundation. • Make sure your septic tank and sewer are inspected and cleaned at the start of every season. During periods of heavy rainfall, clogged sewers and overtaxed septic tanks are disasters waiting to happen. Consider installing a sump pump to drain out unwanted standing water. • Check for cracks or small holes in the foundation where water can seep in. Even a few inches of water from excessive rain can cause interior water damage to carpet, drywall, wood floors, and even your home or business’ structure. Also, check your basement door for cracks.

Create a Digital Home in the Cloud When it’s time to evacuate, you might forget your computer or portable hard drives, which likely contain photos and important documents. One way to ensure you don’t lose these is to store copies in the cloud. “One key preparation step for any natural disaster is to have a digital home inventory of your home and the contents inside it stored in a place not in the home, such as a cloud platform,” said John Bodrozic, co-founder of HomeZada, a digital home platform. Storing information in the cloud gives you access to photos of items, text inventories and other documents you need for insurance purposes. In the cloud, keep close-up photos of all the contents in your home, including photos of the home itself and its materials and equipment, said Bodrozic. You should also keep copies of receipts, warranties and appraisals supporting the value of collectibles.

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Retain digital copies of important property documents, such as insurance policies, your mortgage and other documents. Companies such as HomeZada help you store this information, often for free, said Bodrozic.

Get Your Finances in Order Before Disaster Strikes In the frantic days before a natural disaster, it’s a challenge to organize and prepare finances and paperwork. So, do this well before a natural disaster threatens, said Cathy DeWitt Dunn, a retirement income financial professional with DeWitt & Dunn. “People often overlook their finances, but preparing financially can be critical to restoring normal daily life after an emergency,” said DeWitt Dunn. For instance, she said, regularly review your insurance to make sure policies are up to date. “Consider getting replacement coverage,” she said. “It costs more than an actual cash value policy, but you will be reimbursed for what you would have to pay to replace damaged property, rather than the depreciated value of an item.” DeWitt Dunn also suggested signing up for online banking and direct deposit. “Online banking will be helpful if roads are closed, or you have to evacuate to another city,” she said. She also suggested having a decent amount of cash on hand, since natural disasters can close banks and shut down ATMs. “Three to five days of spending money is a good rule of thumb,” she said. Finally, make copies of any important paperwork you might need if you are unable to return home for several weeks. Such documents might include: •

Health, life and property insurance policies

Credit and bank account information

Vehicle registration

Real estate deeds

DeWitt Dunn suggested putting these and your emergency cash in a locked, waterproof and fireproof container that you can take with you. “You may need these documents to start filing claims,” she said.


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Put Together a Natural Disaster Kit While it’s important to protect your home and property, your life and comfort are even more important. So, long before you worry about trimming trees and boarding up windows, prepare a natural disaster kit for yourself. “Your natural disaster kit should include enough items to last each person three to five days,” said Greg Simko, CEO at Life Gear, which invents, manufactures and markets products with life-saving potential.

Irina Fuks / Shutterstock.com Simko recommended that you have at minimum of Irina Fuks / Shutterstock.com 1 gallon of water per person, per day. Also, have Don’t Forget About Your Pets plenty of nonperishable food, preferably with a shelf life of five years so you don’t have to remember If you have pets, you know they rely on you for to replenish it each year. In addition, keep the almost everything. That responsibility becomes even following: more daunting during a natural disaster. So, it’s vital If you have pets, you know they rely on you for almost everything. That r plandisaster. ahead for their safety. daunting it’sShe vital king be helpful if roads are closed, or you have toduring evacuatea natural totoanother city,” sheSo,said. alsoto plan ahead for their saf • will 7-day supply of medications

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GTB. FIRE RESCUE DEPARTMENT The fire dog has been officially named!

Grace Marshall’s entry “Ishkode Animosh” has been chosen as the winner of our contest. She has won 8 movie tickets to Carmike Cinemas for her and her family! Congratulations Grace!

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 are available in Traverse City, Benzie, and Charlevoix satellite offices. Call ahead to confirm scheduled times.

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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2016 Annual Membership Meeting Q and A cont...

1) We should start considering districts? (Legal) Response: The GTB Constitution provides for at large elections. Legislative districts would require an amendment to the Constitution. 2) 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 seat0 several times because we lost 3-4 members within a few years. That is when we set protocol to appont the person with the next-highest 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. (Legal)

Response: Due to the inaccuracy of the statements in the question and confidentiality of the information being requested the above question will not be answered. 6) Did Derek Bailey get a fisher loan when serving on Council? Was this during the time Tom Shomin was chairman of the Natural Resources Committee? Response: Derek Bailey’s original fisher’s loan was in 2013 after he left Council in 2012 (at end of 4-year term as Tribal Chair) and before he was elected Councilor in 2014. His term as Tribal Chair ended in May, 2012. His “start-up” loan was approved by Tribal Council polling form on September 24, 2013. He was elected as Councilor on May 13, 2014.

Under the “GTB Fisher Loan Program Response: Legal memorandum to the Tribal Regulations,” the original “start-up” loan is Council on the appointment power, past the time when the Natural Resources and practices, standards, and decisions. Submitted Environmental (“NR&E”) Committee and in December or January. Tribal Council must exercise discretion as to whether the applicant is eligible for a 3) Can we get our own license plates? Other states loan. This determination regarding Derek do have this – I would rather pay a Tribal member Bailey’s start-up loan was made in 2013 by than the state government. (Legal) NR&E Committee vote on August 8, 2013, and by Tribal Council vote on September 24, Response: Yes we can but we would have to 2013. Current Councilors Tom Shomin and withdraw from the Tax Agreement, which Jane Rohl were serving on Tribal Council at would be detrimental to tribal members in the that time and by appointment of Council also Tax Agreement area because they would then were serving as the Chair and Vice-Chair of no longer be eligible for tax exemptions under the NR&E Committee; each voted to approve the agreement. Derek Bailey’s “start-up” loan both in the Committee motion and in the Council motion. 4) What is the most Rich Bailey can spend without having to get EDC Board approval? His yearly salary Under the regulations, the same discretion is is $200,000. Since he’s been employed in his current not required when -- after the required one position, how much has he made for gaming? Does year period from approval of initial year -- the he report on all people he has under contract? (EDC fisher seeks to increase the amount of the Board) loan to the maximum amount: Response: Due to the inaccuracy of the statements in the question and confidentiality of the information being requested the above question will not be answered.

Comprehensive loan applications specified in Section VI are not required of fishers with previously authorized reinvestment loans (nor are NR&EC and Tribal Council motions required), if the fisher is seeking an additional 5) Is it true we paid over $800,000 in contracts to the loan amount up to the $72,000.00 maximum friends of EDC CFO Pat Fox? Rob Victoria, Margaret authorized by Tribal Council motion enacted Stewart and Andy Lapoint? Did they make $3-4,000 May 20, 2015, and if the fisher has been a week for over two years? Did they live for FREE at actively engaged in Treaty-fishing activities the Peshawbestown Chalet and at the Cross Creek subsequent to previous approval of the house (the house GTB owns next to the Cross Creek reinvestment loan. beach) and at the Resort Condos? Did EDC buy them * * * new furniture for these places they stayed and did With respect to loans approved in 2013 or we pay for their travel expenses back and forth to thereafter, the maximum loan amounts shall Illinois so they could go back to their homes and not exceed the following amounts: visit their families? We struggle just to get our food “Start up” loans — $25,000.00 or a lesser pantries filled yet Pat Fox can help his friends out. amount determined by the GTB Chief Financial Not only that, but how does this foolish spending Officer as a prudent amount to be secured by affect our per capita payments? (EDC Board) the anticipated gaming per capita benefits


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The following responses are to the questions that were not answered in the last issue of the GTB Newsletter. for the period of the applicant’s term life insurance (after deducting annual cost of such insurance); and “Expansion and/or reinvestment” loans — when combined with unpaid balance of existing loan, a total of $72,000.00 or a lesser amount derived from a prudent loan amount standard based on the anticipated gaming per capita benefits for period of the applicant’s guaranteed term life insurance (after deducting annual cost of such insurance). The GTB Chief Financial Officer is delegated the discretion to determine at the time of each loan application a prudent loan amount standard based on the anticipated gaming per capita benefits for period of the applicant’s guaranteed term life insurance. Even though it wasn’t necessary for Tribal Council to approve Derek Bailey’s 2015 “expansion” loan request, he requested action by both the NR&E Committee and Council so that this would be transparent and part of the public record. By motions enacted on April 5, 2015 by the NR&E Committee and on April 15, 2015 by Tribal Council, Derek Bailey’s “expansion” loan was approved. Tom Shomin was Chair of the NR&E Committee at that time.

7) Can we get a list of all GTB LLC investments and if they have made a profit for us? (LLC Committee) Response: GTB Tribal Council is the owner of the GTB LLC and requests for the release of information should be directed to the owner. The owner then decides under the LLC ordinance and operating plan whether to release the information.

GTB AUTOMOTIVE SPECIAL

Get ready for Winter with a BG Coolant Flush $50.00 (Included 3 gallons of premium coolant and BG flush kit) (Call Debbie at 534-7705 for an immediate appointment.)

ARTISAN LOANS FOR TRIBAL MEMBERS Tim LaCroix the Executive Director of Northern Shores Community Development of LTBB, presented seeds to the GTB from a grant they received. They are presenting these seeds packets to all Michigan Tribes. Picture and Narrative submitted by Sonya Zotigh

Message from Tim LaCroix Ahnee: We offer Artisan Loans to Tribal Members who are or want to become Tribal Artisans. These loans are up to $1,200.00 VERY easy terms and VERY easy to qualify for. Once they feel they want to market their art work, we then offer classes on how to do it. We have partnered with First Peoples Fund for this program and we are now certified to train in this area.

At some point in the future we would love to hold a free seminar at GTB in order to promote this program and your Tribal Artisans. Through this program, we can offer business loans in order to bolster their Art Business. Again, thank you for meeting with me on such a short notice. Miigwetch! Sincerely, Tim LaCroix Executive Director Northern Shores Community Development


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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 TCSS

07/19/17 07/26/17

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

07/11/17 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 TCSS

12/20/17 12/27/17

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

12/12/17 12/19/17


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GTB Strongheart Girls Volleyball Wednesday Nights G i rl s a ge s 1 2–

15 &

16 - 1 9

Jan 11, 2017 6:00 - 7:30 pm Strongheart Civic Center Girls grade 5—up

GTB Strongheart Center 2700 Strongheart way Peshawbestown, MI 49682

Phone: 231-534-7457 Fax: 231-534-7022 E-mail: Delores.Wonegeshik@gtbidians.com

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ELDERS HOLIDAY LUNCHEON

The Elders Christmas Party and Holiday Luncheon was held on Thursday December 8th. The Luncheon was hosted by Turtle Creek Casino and held in the Turtle Creek Casino Ball Room. All GTB Elders and Spouses were Invited and treated to a well catered lunch, Christmas singing and gift giving with entertainment throughout the afternoon. A delicious catered service was provided by Turtle Creek Casino food and beverage staff, dressed formally but donning Christmas “Santa hats�. The lunch that was provided consisted of Oven Roasted Chicken, Morel Mushroom cream sauce, warm dinner rolls and butter, leek and Parmesan risotto, asparagus bundles and garden salad with house vinaigrette. Christmas trees and holiday decorations filled the room as the elders chattered during their meal.

Entertainment was provided by several of the elders in attendance who took turns singing Christmas songs. Wrapped gifts, gift cards and door prizes were also given to those who attended the function. This annual celebration allows the tribe to honor and rejoice in the struggles that these elders endured to get the Grand Traverse Band where it is today. These elders who have watched and contributed to the tribes growth throughout the years, are given a chance to catch up during this event. A chance to share history and communion is vital before the onslaught of Michigan Winter consumes us all. Their shared stories of past memories brought holiday joy amongst them. It is from the triumphs of our elders that allows our future to remain stable and flourishing. Photos and Narrative by Jared Sonderegger Editor

ST. KATERI GHOST BREAKFAST

On November 2nd, a Ghost Breakfast was held in St. Kateri Parish Hall from 7:30 to 11 :00. Close to one hundred people were served scrambled eggs,pancakes, fry bread, bacon and sausage along with fruit, muffins and banana bread. Around midmorning, those present were invited to the cemetery where Jerry Luskey and Sister Sue offered prayers around the Sacred Fire for those buried in the cemetery.

People enjoying the fantastic breakfast at the Ghost Breakfast.

Family members were invited to come to the fire and offer cedar in memory of their loved ones. It was nice to have so many people come to share food and friendship with each other. Article and Photos Submited By Susan Gardner and Danna Swallows

Dolores Petoskey making fry bread and Bob Chimoski cooking the sausage and bacon.


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MESSAGE FROM NRD

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Potential Dangers: Spiny Water Flea (SWF) competes with our native fish for

zooplankton, a critical food for young fish. Their rapid reproduction produces large numbers that quickly reduce the zooplankton community. Their tail spine hooks onto fishing line, fouling fishing reels.

Known Hideouts: Great lakes and some inland waterways. Spread By: waders, fishing equip.,

boats/kayaks/trailers,ropes, or anything else that contacts the water.

Prevention:

• Remove any vegetation, or gelatinous clumps (see picture) from gear when you leave a waterbody. • Allow to dry for a minimum of 5 days, in sunlight if possible, if you plan to visit a different waterbody. • If drying isn’t an option, rinse with hose/pressure washer (with hot water if possible). • Contact James Garavaglia, Inland Fish and Wildlife Biologist, at 231-534-7291 with any questions.

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RECENT ELDERS TRIPS

Small crew on the first elders all site bowling day! But we had fun!

Benzie-Manistee elders annual Arcadia picnic.

Pictures submitted by Gloria Ptak

Pictures submitted by Gloria Ptak


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ANISHINAABEMOWIN BIBEZHIK KIDWINAN (One Word at a Time)

Gegwa wewiibitaake. [ge gwa we wii bi taa ke] = Don’t rush. Don’t hurry. Pipiijitaan. [pi piij taan]  =  Take your time.

Mnashin.    [M na shin]   = Give me something to drink.  (telling / speaking to one) Wiidabamshin.    [Wii da bam shin]   = Sit with me. (telling / speaking to one)

Jiibaakooshin.    [Jii baa koo shin]    = Cook for me.   (telling / speaking to one)

Wiidoopmishin. [Wii doop mi shin] = Eat with me. (telling / speaking to one)

Shaamshin.    [Shaam shin]    = Feed me.   (telling / speaking to one)

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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Sturgeon Exhibit Currently at Eyaawing we have an exhibit which is about Sturgeon of the great Lakes. On display is a sturgeon Donated by The Duhamel Family and was a wonderful addition to our collection. The Tribal Government would like to thank the family for the donation. The exhibit will remain up until July 2017 at which point the object will be returned to Desire Duhamel at the request of Tribal Management. It was very informational and I know the school groups and children loved the Exhibit. The Holiday Bazaar was well attended this year. We hope everyone had a great time and was able to get some Christmas shopping completed. Thank you to Santa and Mrs. Claus and all of the vendors who participated in our event

Eyaawing has added post cards to our inventory. We have three different pictures to chose from or buy all three. We think that these will make a great souvenir for our customers

The Sturgeon was given to the Tribe at the 2015 Pow Wow as shown above from the Duhamel Family. Museums typically only display 10% of their items Donated to the museum as our main focus is to preserve Donated items for future generations. Therefore we rotate out exhibits in order to give the objects “a rest” from the lights of the museum exhibits.

Eyaawing staff and volunteers are working on sorting numbering scanning and cataloging the photos from the youth program. We received several plastic tubs and photo albums from the basement of the Life Long Learning building which we are in the process of preserving. Above is a before picture and below is an after picture.

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@EyaawingMuseum Eyaawing Museum and Cultural Center Contact Information

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


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

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

GTB Jan Newsletter  

This publication has the revised dates of Jan. Community Meetings

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