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JULY 2017

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

Photo by Jared Sonderegger

On June 7th, the League of Woman Voters Leelanau County co-hosted a forum event with Eyaawing to demonstrate and share Native American culture, history and coexistence with the environment.

The Strongheart is looking to raise funds to purchase a new LED sign. The sign would help promote and advertise the Strongheart and tribal events in the community If you would like to make a donation, contact Delores Wonegeshik 534-7551, delores.wonegeshik@gtbindians.com

Arrangments will be made to pick up your donations Monetary donations will be accepted as well


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GTB NEWS JULY 2017

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

Aaron Creech and his family at the Kitchi Minogining Tribal School Graduation held on June 2nd. EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE 911

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our management staff doing to make sure our employees are happy, trained, and comfortable in their jobs. What I am seeing is adversarial conditions between employer and employees and this does not make for a good working environment. I believe in team planning, a team approach, and employee engagement at all levels. I don’t want employees in fear of their jobs but empowered so that if they see something wrong they can report it without repercussion, this goes for EDC, the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, and Government. Please note that I have not forgotten items that I have previously reported on and I will continue to bring them up until they are properly addressed and presented to the membership with a resolution:

Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Office of the Tribal Chairman: Thurlow “Sam” McClellan Aanii Boozhoo GTB Membership!! Miigwetch to you all for the continued support of the newsletter articles that I’ve been submitting. I would like to start off this communication with some good news! We, as Council have been working with our IT Director on an exciting business venture that was presented to Council over 4 years ago. We have reviewed all of the supporting documentation and decided that this Council will act! It is a FIBER OPTICS development that presents itself as very lucrative for our Tribe. As time goes on we will provide more information to our membership, as we know it will be a successful business focus for GTB. On other good news: The Herkner Road project for a Traverse City housing development is still being actively developed. The Council and I have been meeting with Ken Ockert from RCA, LLC, to stay informed on the progress with an expectation of breaking ground in still this year. If you are interested in renting or owning on this property please contact housing to get your information on the waiting list. Next I want to address a matter that has come to my attention: Recently, a Tribal member elder from Peshawbestown encouraged membership to attend a Peshawbestown community meeting and prefaced the invitation by stating that ‘these people’ are against Peshawbestown and don’t like Peshawbestown members. First of all this is absolutely untrue! As a result of this rumor, the Peshawbestown community meeting started out contentiously but as we were allowed as a Council to address the ill-informed attacks against us, the meeting turned around into a productive meeting. I am not afraid of rumors and assumptions, they are an opportunity to clear the air and bring forward the truth of a matter based on facts. As I have stated verbally at many meetings and in all of my newsletter articles, I work for ALL of the GRAND TRAVERSE BAND OF OTTAWA & CHIPPEWA INDIANS. There is nothing that I work on or respond to that is representative of one particular group of Tribal members; it is for every Tribal member. Since our recent May percap distribution many of you have emailed me, sent a letter, or called me with concerns regarding percap decreasing. As I work through the financial reporting of EDC and our enterprises, and see how we are spending our savings to support government, I am concerned with how management has become stagnant and complacent in the effectiveness of managing and marketing our enterprises. I strongly believe that we need further detailed analysis of our current businesses and the effectiveness of the operations and the profitability of each. From last month you will recall that I mentioned the audit figures clearly showing all but two of our businesses are losing money annually. We cannot continue operating in this manner and expect our cash flow rich—Turtle Creek Casino and Hotel to continue to foot the bill. I also continue to state that we must have COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS for every detail of new projects. I would like to see plans and timelines set to those businesses that are failing to either get back on track with a plan for long-term success or transition to close. Until we can accomplish this we will continue to see revenues loss and RAO negatively affected. We need to continue to hear from our Tribal Members to develop and assess our Tribal vision and mission. With that in mind I want to point out as Chairman and EDC Chair, I take the responsibility of ensuring we have a safe, good work environment for our staff, very seriously. Happy employees provide good services to our customers. I have noticed that EDC management has become slack in their employee training, and without adequate employee training, staff can become uncertain in exactly what their role and responsibility is. I am noticing it and it will be addressed. It starts at the TOP, what are

1. How did the GTB LLC spend $3.9 million within a less than 24 month period with nothing to show for a return on investments? The LLC is almost in a state of bankruptcy. RCA LLC is the only LLC business making money because GTB government has secured them as a contractor for BIA roads. What is the status of the forensic audit of the LLC? 2. We paid off TCCH in 2013, with the plan of freeing up $900,000.00 per month, but we haven’t seen the comparable increase in RAO, including percap. What is the explanation for this? Since 2012 TCCH revenues have continued to decrease, we are down revenues within the first 4 months of this 2017 fiscal year. Revenues for TCCH and LSC have decreased by $12 million and operating expenses continue to increase. There have been a few remodels completed at LSC and TCCH but can EDC show the positive results of these remodels? How are we measuring projects to ensure that a cost-benefit analysis has been done, and not just jumping on somebody’s good idea? 4. EDC allowed 5 consultants to be paid $4,000.00+ per week and we have not seen any results of their work just a big bill close to $1 million and now we learn one of the consultants is in jail for illegal activity he took at Mohegan Sun. We put a stop to these contracts within the first 60-days of being elected. What is the checks and balances at EDC with the Council/EDC Board. 5. The Election Board has failed the GTB membership by dismissing the recall petition. The election board posted an agenda stating only one agenda item: the verification of signatures. But at the meeting an agenda item was added called: wording of the petition. This is an unfair tactic by the Election Board and all parties involved were not all present to address the matter and you can only do what is posted on the agenda for a special session. It is the responsibility of the Election Board and their attorney to ensure that proper wording is sent to the petition sponsors before the petition is circulated. The 280 signatures were dismissed but based on what? The due process rights within the GTB Constitutional Rights of tribal members have once again been ignored. I will continue to ask the GTB legal department look into this matter because as Chairman this is a concern of many members of our Tribe and I should be able to answer them. This is no different than when GTB legal stepped in for the Council in 2016 to look into the Election Board regulations regarding who can/can’t run for the Chairman’s office. I’ve also requested a copy of the Tribal Court decision on the matter for several months because what I’ve seen so far is that there is a miscarriage of justice because the Tribal Court decided not to address the plaintiff’s issues even with evidence. 6. Re-up the Constitutional Reform Committee: there were two very important recommendations from the previous committee: 1) elect Tribal judges and 2) give the Council spending authority up to a certain amount and justifying expenditures to the membership. There are many issues to be addressed with this committee. 7. Some of the Council and I are researching the background of the investment made into the Village at Grand Traverse by a previous Council. Once we know the details of the investment I will be able to share with the membership. At this stage I can only see that we have invested a lot of money into this project with no foreseeable immediate return I encourage you all, as members to get involved in our Tribe, attend the open forum meetings, the community meetings, and those of you who don’t live close enough to attend, to please email me and the Council at the GTB member login site @ gtbindians.org. We need to hear from the membership, and my intentions are to share as much as possible with you as Members so you can have the input and feedback from the leadership to create a brighter present and future. Please feel free to call my office any time, 231-534-7129 or email at Thurlow.McClellan@gtbindians.com


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WELCOME NEW EMPLOYEES GTB News would like to acknowledge the employees that were recently hired. Welcome, and the best of luck on your new career paths.

Miranda Recollet Youth Site Coordinator (Lee/G.T.)

Jordan Burfield Fish & Wildlife Technician

Robert Smith Youth Intervention Specialist Charlevoix

Kateri Wilson Utility Worker

Charles McGrath Gym Attendant

Carol Ramsey HS Bus & Classroom Aide

2017 TRIBAL COUNCIL SESSIONS 2017 Tribal Council Meetings

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

January

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

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

01/10/17 01/17/17

February

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

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

02/07/17 02/14/17

March

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

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

03/07/17 03/21/17

TCRS04/19/17

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

04/11/17 04/18/17

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

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

05/09/17 05/23/17

June

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

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

06/13/17 06/20/17

July

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

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

07/11/17 07/18/17

August

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

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

08/08/17 08/22/17

September

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

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

09/12/17 09/19/17

October

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

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

10/10/17 10/17/17

November

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

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

11/07/17 11 /21/17

December

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

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

12/12/17 12/19/17

April May

Moved to April 5th

TCSS 04/26/17 Moved to May 3rd


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Blessing of Remembrance Bricks You Are Invited Where: St. Kateri Parish Outdoor Shrine When: Sunday, July 16th Time: 10:00 Mass The bricks will be blessed during Mass as names on the bricks are read

Please bring a chair to sit on, and a dish to share if you are able A Pot Luck Feast will follow Mass with a give-away Contact Sister Susan Gardner 231-271-6651 with any question

Dates for Community Meetings with light dinner provided:

GRAND TRAVERSE BAND OF OTTAWA AND CHIPPEWA INDIANS

ELECTION BOARD SPECIAL MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT July 18, 2017 5:30 p.m. Tribal Council Chambers Peshawbestown, MI Tribal Members are encouraged to attend the

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

Anthony “Tony” Sineway Election Board Member

Tina Frankenberger Election Board Member

William “Bill” Fowler Election Board Member

The dates for the next group of community meetings held from 4-7 pm at each site with a lite dinner provided.

July 12th - Traverse City Office August 2nd - Charlevoix Office September 13th - Benzie Office October 4th - Antrim (Kewadin building)

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


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PUBLIC NOTICES ELDERS TRUST FUND DIRECT DEPOSIT

• If you have not already signed up for direct deposit of your elders distribution checks, Friday SEPTEMBER 1st is the deadline to sign up for a direct deposit of your 2017 elders distribution and all future elders distribution checks. The form must be received in our office by September 1. • This deadline (September 1) also applies to those that are currently signed up for direct deposit and wish to change the bank information. • Please Note: If you do not have a valid address on file with the membership office, your elders distribution direct deposit will be suspended until a valid address is received in the Membership Office. • If you need to change the information for your current direct deposit, please submit a new Direct Deposit Agreement form. To request one, you may call Christina Loucks at (231)534-7131. This form is also available on www.gtbindians. org. • Once completed, the Direct Deposit Agreement form must be mailed in or dropped off at the Government Accounting building. Faxes will not be accepted. • If you wish to cancel your direct deposit, you need to submit this request in writing to the Government Accounting office or fill out the Direct Deposit Cancellation form. If not using the form, please write that you wish to cancel your elders distribution direct deposit, sign, date, and include tribal id number and/or social security number. The deadline to cancel your current direct deposit is Wednesday, September 20th. • Mailing address: Grand Traverse Band Attn: Accounting 2605 N West Bay Shore Dr Peshawbestown MI 49682

For Immediate Release: Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Emergency Response

                    GREEN Committee                    April 2017 

June, 9, 2017

         Peshawbestown, MI 

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

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

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

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

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians is coordinating with other Federally Recognized Michigan Tribes to stage oil response equipment and trained staff within the Straits of Mackinac area beginning June 10, 2017 to coincide with Enbridge’s hydro testing of Line 5. We are representing the interests of treaty fishers in particular and the interests of all Michigan Citizens in general who want to protect the Great Lakes from oil pollution that a break in Line 5 would cause. A coordinated rapid response system by federal, state, and tribal governments for an oil spill is necessary. GTB will be there in the interests of protecting the Great Lakes by developing procedures and dialogues on closing Line 5 and failing to close Line 5, then addressing emergency management procedures for the eventual oil spill that will in all probability take place because of the continued operation of the ancient oil pipeline. Neither Enbridge nor any of the governmental regulators—federal, state or tribal-- know the impact of the lack of anchoring support structures on the current line. The original design and permit called for anchoring support structures every 75 feet. Those structures are missing either by design or loss of installed anchoring structures over the 64 year period of the line. Until the scope of the anchoring support structures hazard can be accessed, Line 5 should immediately be shut down as an immediate and present hazard. Invasive species such as zebra mussels may have already had a detrimental impact on the integrity of the pipeline. A hydro pressure test does nothing to determine whether such an impact exists. Just as officials from the Department of Justice, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, federal pipeline safety agency and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality are overseeing the test being conducted, so too should officials of the third sovereign—the five tribes that exercise treaty fishing rights in the great lakes—also be a part of the oversight process. For too long the rights of tribes, and the rights of Michigan citizens and all those who depend on water quality, been ignored by the closed door process of oil development where the oil companies have an inside track to imperial the environmental interests of all Michigan Citizens by dangerous and risky projects that were permitted without a full vetting of all the risks. Contact: Desmond Berry, Department Manager, Grand Traverse Band Natural Resources Department 231-866-1039


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2017 ELDERS DISTRIBUTION

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

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 ADAM CHIVIS 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. 2017-002757-CV-FJ Plaintiff: Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Court 6954 East Broadway Road Mount Pleasant, MI 48858 (989) 775-4807 vs. Defendant: Adam Chivis 153 60th Street Kentwood, MI 49548. 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 7/15/2017. 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 onto Tribal Lands for ANY PURPOSE with the exclusion of patronizing gaming SORNA: entering Zones of Restriction establishments or Eagletown Market, and visiting Tribal Court for a valid purpose. You are strongly The GTB Codetopertaining to registered sex Department offenders hasatidentified certain prior areas to onarriving Tribal Lands that to ensure encouraged contact the Tribal Police 231-534-7777 in order are restricted zones as follows: “…any school building, on real property comprising any school, or in any that someone is available to assist you with registration. conveyance owned, leased, or contracted by a school to transport students to or from school or a schoolrelated activity when persons under the age of eighteen (18) are present in the building, on the grounds or in the conveyance…” sex offenders are prohibited being present in, please loitering, working or taking If you are unsure ifRegistered you are required to register with GTBfrom Police Department, contact Denise up residence within 300 Office feet of at these areas, whichYou havecan been identified follows: Johnson in the SORNA 231-534-7370. also contactasGTB Tribal Police Department: 231-

534-7777. • Benodjenh Center • • • • •

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

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


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JULY 2017 CHARLEVOIX ELDER’S Activity Calendar

Sun Virginia Fields (Gene) (O) 231.534.7066 © 231.492.4351

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4 Gov’t Offices Closed Happy 4th Heritage Day

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10 Language w/Isadore & Pat Chx 11:30-1:30 pm

11 12 Open Forum 10-11:30 am All Sites Pool Elders Advisory/Lunch Tournament/Lunch 3-M LJ, 11:30-2:30 pm 11:30-2:30 pm

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Home Visits

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

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3 Gov’t Offices Closed Holiday

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Pat Putney 231.631.0284

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All Sites Sewing Kewadin, 11:30-2:30 pm

25 MIEA Mt. Pleasant

Staff Mtg 3-M 9:30 am

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Tribal Council PT 9:30-12:00 pm

20 All Sites 4th of July Lunch/ Bingo, 3-M 11:30-2:30 pm

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MIEA Mt. Pleasant

Fishing Day TC 9:30 am

MIEA Mt pleasant

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

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

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

July 2017 Leelanau Sun

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

Wa’Sinade Raphael : 231-866-1013 231-534-7740

All Activities are Subject to CHANGE call your coordinator To Confirm Activities

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4 OFFICES CLOSED Heritage Day

NO DEX’S LUNCH 9

NO DEX’S LUNCH

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6 LUNCH AT DEX’S 11:30-12:45

TC Store Run 9am

TC Euchre 1:00

12 LUNCH AT DEX’S 13 LUNCH AT DEX’S 11:30-12:45 11:30-12:45

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Fishing Day 9:30

All Site Craft 1:30 MIEA Conf.

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MIEA Conf. All Activities are Alcohol and Drug Free

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BREAKFAST 9-1 MANISTEE SHOP (LV. @ 8:30)

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

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ALL ACTIVITIES ARE DRUG & ALCOHOL FREE. PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO CONFIRM ACTIVITIES.

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

. M.I.E.A MT. PLEASANT PAT PUTNEY (231-651-0284)

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ALL ACTIVITIES ARE DRUG & ALCOHOL FREE,

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

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

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

AUGUST 2017 CHARLEVOIX ELDER’S Activity Calendar

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Virginia Fields (Gene) (O) 231.534.7066 © 231.492.4351

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

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All Sites Pool TC Open Forum 10-11:30 Elder’s Advisory/Lunch Tournament/Lunch 3-M Lucky Jack’s 11:30-2:30 pm 11:30-2:45 pm

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

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

Pat Putney 231.631.0284

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

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Tribal Council Peshawbestown 9:30-12:00 pm

Game Day Chx 10:00-12:00 pm 30 Birthday Bash 3-M 1:00-2:00 pm

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

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

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


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SUMMER CAMPS All Native Youth Welcome • Ages 8-13 July 31-August 4, August 14-18 Select your week

At the Northport Indian Methodist Campground • 11922 E. Camp Haven Rd., Northport, Michigan

q Camping q Swimming q Tubing q Movies q Outdoor Competition q Arts/Crafts q Talent Show

• Licensed Nurse on Staff Each camper receives a pair of Converse All Stars 2 T-Shirts with the the Spirit Journey Logo.

Sign up today!

Questions?

Suttons Bay Youth Athletic Group Now is your chance to get involved!! We are a community within a community. In cooperation with Suttons Bay Public Schools, we are currently looking to create a group that facilitates more parent and student involvement with district athletics. Our goal is to create a harmonious environment for students and parents of SBPS. 

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We aim to create a group of involved parents that will meet monthly or bi -monthly. Get parents involved with coaching and volunteering in SBPS athletics. Work with the school to discuss programs and ideas to benefit all student athletics and parents. Problem Resolution

Open to all members of the community! First meeting in July date TBD. If interested, please contact: David Marshall @ 231-313-4131

Sandy Anderson @ 231-866-0064

Ojibwadave@yahoo.com

junebuggsweets1@gmail.com

GO NORSEMEN!

Call Brandon at 231-590-4063 or Brenda at 231-590-2177 or email brendahendley72@gmail.com

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JULY 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

Squires Donna Gunderson Debra Weitz Catherine Koon Rodney Coonrod Katherine Edgington Sharon Bennett Sandra Simpkins Diana John Allen Alhameed Pearly Moritz Karen Draper Rhonda Anderson Jonathan Menefee Francis McSawby Sandra Menefee Ronald Mitchell James Gablow Earnest Sky-Eagle William Wabanimkee Delores Nelson Anita Tyler Preston Maidens Valerie Eding Carla Smeltzer Ward Catherine Bailey George Marozas Arlene DeVerney Angus Fields Virginia Lyons William DeVerney Dennis Petoskey Glenn Fortenberry Deborah Shomin Michael

Birth Day 1-Jul 1-Jul 2-Jul 2-Jul 3-Jul 3-Jul 4-Jul 5-Jul 5-Jul 6-Jul 6-Jul 6-Jul 6-Jul 6-Jul 7-Jul 7-Jul 8-Jul 8-Jul 8-Jul 8-Jul 9-Jul 9-Jul 10-Jul 10-Jul 11-Jul 11-Jul 11-Jul 12-Jul 13-Jul 13-Jul 13-Jul 13-Jul 14-Jul 15-Jul

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Raphael Roseanne Didrickson Evelyn Pelcher Mary Barber Pauline Norton Eugene Lewis Henry DePetro Linda King Joseph Ptak Gloria Clifton Shirley Mahn James Peplow Gregory Wanegeshik Frank Eaton Jeffrey Alker Paul Hidalgo Jaime Fox Bertha Wonegeshik David McSauby Richard Williams James Quayle Cheryl Niewiadomski Scott Rueckert Robynn Hawes Juanita Bailey Scott Waukazoo Elena Harp Ronald Miller Charles McMiller Diana Warren Raymond Townsend Sheryl Francis Albert Sitter Mary Christy Dorothy

MIIGWETCH FOR THE DONATIONS

The Elders Advisory Board would like to thank the following people for their gracious donations of Easter Baskets for the auction.

Lou Wilson, Suzanne McSawby, Rick McSawby, Pauline Barber, Frank and Val, GTB Fire and Rescue, Arlene Kashata, Deb John, Tina Frankenberger, Sandra Waukazoo, Elsie Dudley, Peggy Hardley,

Birth Day 15-Jul 15-Jul 17-Jul 18-Jul 18-Jul 19-Jul 19-Jul 20-Jul 20-Jul 21-Jul 21-Jul 22-Jul 22-Jul 24-Jul 24-Jul 25-Jul 25-Jul 26-Jul 26-Jul 26-Jul 26-Jul 27-Jul 27-Jul 27-Jul 27-Jul 27-Jul 27-Jul 28-Jul 28-Jul 29-Jul 29-Jul 30-Jul 30-Jul 31-Jul

Tom Shomin, David Arroyo, Mark Wilson, Percy Bird, Jane Rohl, Kim Vargo, Sam McClellan, Anna Harwood, Tonya Raphael, and Frank Shinos. Thank you very much and to anyone we may have over looked. The auction raised over $600.00 for the Elders. - Submitted from the Elders Advisory Board See you next year!


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OBITUARIES

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WILLIAMS MEMORIAL

James Frances Williams 1945-November 14, 1980 Thanks to the diligent efforts of: a medical examiner in Cleveland, Ohio, named Anjanette Fisher, who started the investigation; a detective in Grand Haven named Joe Boyle, and a detective sergeant of the Sault Ste Marie Tribal Police named Mike Pins, after 37 years of not knowing where James “Butch” Williams was, the family finally has closure. We were notified that at the age of 35, “Butch” was struck by a train and killed on November 14, 1980. The police department was unable to identify him until January of 2017! We are very thankful for the efforts of all of these agencies and these people. Megwetch!

Jerry Lynn Williams September 6, 1952-March 3, 2017 Jerry passed away due to complications of Pulmonary Fibrosis. He was 64. He was an Army veteran who is survived by his wife Sharon Williams, stepson Justin Dancz, and Justin’s son, as well as brothers: Johnny Boy Sands, Louie Williams (and wife), sisters: Sandra Easterling and Vonda Tubergen (and husband), and many nieces and nephews, their spouses and children. A Memorial service for both James Frances Williams and Jerry Lynn Williams will be held at the home of William “Bill” Osredkar at: 9401 108th Avenue, Zeeland, Michigan 49464 The service will be held: Saturday, August 19, 2017 1:00 PM-4:00 PM followed by a luncheon. Retired Pastor Tom Johns will preside and there will be an Honor Guard. To RSVP please call: Louie Williams at: (707) 326-4919 or Diana Williams at: (707) 322-4644

David Wonegeshik, Sr. GTB Tribal Elder United States Army Traverse City, MI

7/26/1944 – 06/10/2017

Theresa Louise Shananaquet Kewadin, MI.

GTB Tribal Elder 11/06/1953 – 06/20/2017

Respectfully Acknowledging Our Loss


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

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

Application’s Signature ___________________________________________Date___________________ Elders Program Signature_________________________________________Date___________________


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

DATE OF APPLICATION: ____/____/____ PARTICIPANT INFORMATION

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

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

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


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Elders Open Forum Tuesday, May 9, 2017 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Chairman McClellan opened the meeting at 10:14 am. He reminded everyone that there is a spring feast this Friday and an all staff government meeting at the GTRS. Al Pooley will be the special speaker, he has a specialty in Fatherhood and family as a Native American—his mantra is a warrior takes care of the family. Due to the positive response from the Elders we will continue the open forum meetings and promote communication and transparency from the Council to the membership. Elsie Dudley mentioned that the trees were cut down in her yard and she can sleep better—Thank you! Is there a committee on the new casino and hotel/marina? And can there be a nurse on the bus when the elders go on trips? Chairman McClellan—There are still questions that need to be answered regarding the casino/hotel/ marina project. Is the trust land property identified for Gaming? Even putting land into trust is an issue with Republicans especially if it is for Gaming. We will note that to the Tribal Manager that a nurse is needed for accompaniment on Elder’s trips. Sharon Schneider asked if there will there be a playground in Antrim County? Council—This question was raised at the Antrim Community meeting and brought to the attention of the Tribal Manager. Ernie Gablow asked what does TCCH stand for? Council Shomin-Turtle Creek Casino and Hotel Ernie Gablow asked about the gas station by TCCH? Did the Council vote on this? Chairman McClellan- This was voted on and we have another meeting next Tuesday. One of the things I requested is to find out where the financing is coming from. I do not want to see money taken from budgets or the Resort. Councilor Shomin- Part of the funding is coming from the Resort, since its turning a good profit. Part of the financing is coming from the depreciation fund that Eagle Town Market has built up; ETM earns $250,000.00 a year on gas tax, it is expected that with increased traffic at the TCCH gas station, it will lead to more revenue. TCCH gas station financing is coming from the Resort, and ETM depreciation. When there is an increase in the gas/ cigarettes tax and sales tax that creates more revenue for funding more programs. There are a lot of Tribal members that work and visit TCCH and the discounts will be available. Every year the Resort loses money in the winter time but summer months increase the profits. Chairman McClellan-ETM is operating in the red but I am sure it is not accurate. We need the TCCH gas station to stand-alone and I need to see the funding of the new gas station. If businesses can’t stand alone then we should not invest in them and we need a good business plans for each. If we offered this type (losing revenues) of business to a bank, we would not get financed. We

have been doing business in Gaming for 30 years and yet other newer Tribes are doing better than we are. Why take money from the Resort that is operating in the red? We need to look at the Resort for future planning. Vice-Chair Vargo—we need a round table to talk about the TCCH gas station financing. Tony Sineway mentioned there is no discount on gas for where he lives. Chairman McClellan-We want to see more discounts for the whole 6-county area—when the gas contract expires I would like to negotiate for expanded gas discounts. You can’t stay with a gas company that may not provide the benefits that we want as a Tribe. I want to be involved in the negotiation of the gas contract to ensure we are getting the best possible services. Leonard Corey asked who is doing all of the planning for the gas station; what the plan is based on for determining need; what is the plan for profit development; what is the business plan; do you understand the business plan so we don’t pour money out to contractors. How many places put in gas pumps in the state of Michigan—there are two companies in the whole state that are certified and know how to do this thing. You need to be informed and understand what the presenter is presenting so you get the best use of your money. Chairman McClellan-Councilor Rohl and Vice-Chair Vargo have asked for the different bid proposals on this project to ensure Cost-Benefit-Analysis (CBA) has been completed. We need to see this to make good decisions, not just based on information from the CFO. Our projects are not successful because we don’t have a CBA. There is a pending LLC forensic audit and we need to determine the state of the LLC. We have to be responsible and know the costs, and if any venture we go into is a good one. Leonard Corey-changing paint at a building is based on the Council; there is not a united Council at this point but it needs to be done in some way especially on a bigger scale. Chairman McClellan-I agree, we didn’t always agree in the past but we sat down and talked. We don’t have that now and there is now no discussion among the Council. We need to do what’s best for the whole Tribe not just one group. We need a conclusion and a decision that benefits all. Councilor Shomin-The Resort had a mortgage that was on an interest rate of 6.25% or so. That mortgage had come to an end so we had to refinance. We couldn’t pay it off early or there was a penalty where we would have to pay all the interest. We refinanced at a much lower rate, a little over 2%. That freed up a lot of year-to-year cash. That’s why year- to- year it will be making a better profit- the interest rate is much lower. Chairman McClellan to me that’s not good business. We still owe $46 million on the Resort. We originally paid $68 million for the Resort, and we keep borrowing & every time they refinanced they added more to it. This last time we added $2 million to the $44 million that we owe. We want to redo the Governor’s hall. Where is the $2 million that we used for this project?


J ul y 2017 / M i i ni Giiz is ( Berr y M o o n ) It is better to pay off debt and spend only as an investment. Taking money from the Resort it is not okay because it should a stand-alone business, the new gas station needs to stand alone; we have to get a hold of our financial situation. Chairman McClellan—it would be nice to increase percap based upon good business plans and bring the revenues up and have our Tribe become debt free. Elsie Dudley stated that percap stays low because people who have fixed income. We only get percap two times per year but if it is too high than people on fixed income will lose benefits. Chairman McClellan this is not true, we are here to increase revenues and get our businesses in order. We want to increase the revenues. We need to work with our Tribal members in this situation of fixed income and percap. Most elders get cut that have SSI not SS. WE could look at this.

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Chairman McClellan-- there are always pros and cons but let’s get it back to the membership. Judges elected, Council have a spending level both should go before the membership. Look at what we did with the new TCCH $120 million and we were supposed to make a lot of money but percap did not go up—the money went to contractors and bankers. We need to be good stewards of the funding. Leonard Corey—is there anything in the tribe for accountability or repercussions for people who do stuff on their own? Chairman McClellan-we heard accountability and communications is what the membership want and we promised to provide it.

Ernie Gablow—we need someone that we can go to for advice and listen to the membership. We need someone that can report to the people—the people are first then the constitution then the Council. We must listen to the people. There’s no accountability but there is not always Mary Roberts stated SSI is for people who are not eligible clear communication but only what you want the people for Social Security and they get $400-700 per month, so to hear. There are a lot of smart elder’s people and they don’t get income during percap months. could possibly out think the Council. Have some elders work with you at Council meetings—in gaming there can Pat Casteneda asked about the survey that was be audits on anybody and put the gaming on notice. completed that asked about percap monthly and quarterly etc. Chairman McClellan—transparency and communication is needed—when things are done in closed then we Chairman McClellan-percap is based on 50% of net forget about discussions—everything needs to be done in revenues from slots—but should it be before expenses. OPENED. At the last meeting we discussed the meeting room at the Resort and couldn’t bring your own food. We Mary Roberts said this is not on the letter we receive are expecting an answer today. with percap. Accounting needs to explain why we are not getting 50% of slot revenue. Doris Winslow-we have the Resort basement reserved for the Staff meeting—there is a health code they have to Councilor Arroyo—percap increases based on slots, after follow. Food is expensive but rooms are reasonable. expenses. Mary Roberts-when you mix the food there is a liability. Leonard Corey—what does the original RAO say and how On accountability we have rules and laws that we follow. has it transpired over time? It is troubling to me that everything is so negative can we talk about the positive things we are doing for the Chairman McClellan-we need to do everything out in the Tribe. We need to be thankful for those. We need more opened and transparent—do we follow the Robert’s Rules positive from the members, life is better than it was. of Order? No, it is a guide and has not been adopted. We need to govern appropriately to do business. The Chairman McClellan when you jump into your car you Constitutional Committee will be resurrected because in need negative and positive to go—negative is a problem the past the discussions wanted all elected judges but so we can address it and correct it—we need to see the action and committee died. But democracy should ourselves getting better and the negative will lessen as rule—also Council could only spend up to a certain we move along. WE have work to do, to work at it, and amount before it goes to Council. address it—address the problems of the past—we must focus on the members as we move forward. Mary Roberts—the Constitution governs the Tribe but Robert’s Rules of Order needs to follow the Constitution. Sandy Waukazoo—where is Percy Bird? Jim Petoskey—if judges were elected like the state of Michigan they are governed by money not by the people. Chairman McClellan—democracy would be better than appointments, we can deal with this by letting membership decide and Council would intervene if necessary. Councilor Shomin-a concern we could have with elections is a person with a small family versus people with a big family—based on elections/appointments. May not have political clout and get run over by a judge—there’s pros and cons.

Councilor Shomin—at a dr’s appointment. Chairman and Council: We appreciate the MOMS, they work good and work hard, and never give up. Always special.


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- Photos by Jared Sonderegger

The 2017 Education Banquet was held Sunday June 11th at the Grand Traverse Resort. The annual banquet was thrown to congratulate and honor recent GTB tribal member college and high school graduates. This ceremony recognized these individuals for their accomplishments of receiving certifications and diplomas from various schools. An elegant dinner , followed by a variety of cakes for dessert, were served before the honors were received.

Spirits soared as all recipients were relieved after their many years of exhaustive efforts to achieve these academic accolades. These individuals are now released from their educational establishments. They are free to use their noble minds, with various sects of knowledge, in attempt to change the world for the better. Be sure to congratulate the following Graduates for their dedication to education. - by Jared Sonderegger, Editor

Eagle Feather Recipients

Melissa Petoskey Master of Science Administration Mark Wilson Master of Public Administration Dawn DePew Bachelor of Science – Nursing Crystal Dittrich Bachelor of Science - Veterinary Technology Shelby Harris Bachelor of Science – Zoology Christy Martin Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice Kathryn Petersen Bachelor of Arts - Political Science - Pre Law

Master’s Degree

Melissa Petoskey Master of Science Administration Central Michiga n University Mark W ilson Master of Public Administration Central Michiga n University

Bachelor’s Degree

Dawn DePew Bachelor of Science – Nursing Ferris State University Crystal Dittrich Bachelor of Science - Veterinary Technology Michigan State University Shelby Harris Bachelor of Scie nce – Zoology Northern Michigan University Christy Martin Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice Ferris State University Kathryn Petersen Bachelor of Arts - Political Science - Pre Law Michigan State University

Associate’s Degree

Krystina Alveshire Associate in Applied Science Northwestern Michigan College Clint Boulton Associate i n Science

North Central Michigan College Carol Gage Marcia Go uld Practical Nursing Certificate Northwestern Michigan College Perla Herrera Associate of Applied Science Kellogg Communi ty College Roger Lo gan Associate of Arts - Business Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College William Ma rshall Certificate of De velopment CNC Machinist T echnology North Central Mich igan College Lillian Miller Associate in General Studies Northwestern Mich igan College Dominic McClellan Associate in Appli ed Science Northwestern Michigan College Raymond Shen oskey II Associate of Arts North Central Mich igan College Jimmie Stewa rt III Associate in Appli ed Science Northwestern Mich igan College Kristin Jo Wabanimkee Associate of Applied Science - Surgical Technologist North Central Mich igan College

Traverse City West Aliyah Carew Traverse City High School Leilani Defoe Suttons Bay Stephen McClellan II Kitchi Minogining Tribal School Justin McSawby Suttons Bay Stephanie McGrath Traverse City West Ryan Memberto Suttons Bay Alauna Oskaboose Suttons Bay Karl Peckstein III Traverse City Central Zion Raphael Traverse City West Suzanne Shaw Suttons Bay Selina Shananaquet Kitchi Minogining Tribal School Kateri TwoCrow Traverse City Central Chandese Tyler Suttons Bay Kyra Vezina Suttons Bay Kendra Willson Central Lake High School Jewel Wonegeshik Traverse City Central

Adult Vocational Training

Head Start Great Start Readiness Program Graduates

Vincent Harrison Cisco Certified Network Associate Certification Lansing Communi ty College Sandra Ra phael Certificate of Achieveme nt - Data Analysis Northwestern Michigan College

High School Graduates

Montana Anderson Traverse City West Jillian Avis Traverse City West Caleb Bailey Kitchi Minogining Tribal School Wabanung Bussey

Jonathon Ball Stormy Chippewa Willow Ford Danial Genereaux Ian Genereaux Mateo Hipolito Nalani Hopps Victor John Aiyana Kilbourne Ryleigh Lounsbury Dominic McGrath Justin Miller Jaylan Sanchez Isabella TwoCrow


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COMMUNITY GARDEN SUPPORT

Miigwetch to everyone who came out to help work the community gardens and farm fields throughout our service area. Many hands make light work. Together we can achieve food sovereignty and a healthy future for all. Hopefully one day soon GTB will have a Agricultural Department to support all farming and gardening aspects. There were many people who supported the community garden and farming movement who

could not attend. All of your positive energy and love is felt in the gardens and fields too, Miigwetch. If you would like to get involved in volunteering please contact: Tina Frankenberger tinaluvspoe@yahoo.com 231-830-7885 Special thank you to both the Tribal Mangers Office and the Cultural Department for your support of these projects. - Submitted by Tina Frankenberger

June 2017 All side pool tournament winners:

- Submitted by Tina Frankenberger

Ladies: Right to left 1st place Philomena King, Florine Yannot, Gloria Ptak & Harriet Marez

Men: Right to left 1st place Kenny Mitchell, Bill Wilson & Laverne Scott

Birthday Bash for May 2017 was Pat Castenida; not present was Tom John.

6-12-17 Doris Lentz, Joyce Jensen, Gloria Ptak, Karlin Corey & the elusive Roseanne Shocko, creating beautiful centerpieces for the tables for Father's Day/July 4th.


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Caregiver Program

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR FAMILY CARE GIVER SUPPORT SERVICES? • Informal, unpaid family Caregivers of older adults. An older adult is the age used on your Title VI Part A application that was determined by the tribe to be an elder. . • Grandparents and relative caregivers, age 55 and older, who are the primary caregivers of a child not more than 18 years old because the biological or adaptive parents are unable or unwilling to serve as the primary caregiver of the child. They must be related to the child by blood, marriage, or adoption and live with the child. The OAA requires that the Family Caregiver Support Program give priority to: • Caregivers who are older individuals with the greatest social need. • Older individuals with the greatest economic need, particularly low income individuals. • Older individuals providing care to individuals with severe disabilities, including children with severe disabilities. 1. Must be a federally recognized tribal member 2. Must have two or more impairments in their activities of daily living (must be documented and submitted along with application) Completed application and submit along with your supporting documents to Tanya Raphael. Contact information: Tanya,Raphael2@gtbindians.com and/or 231·534·7762

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

City:

ZIP:

Cell:

Tribal Id:

Email Address: Phone:

ELDER RECEIVING CARE INFORMATION Elder’s Name:

Tribal Id:

Address:

Notes

City:

Michigan

Zip:

CHILDREN RECEIVING CARE Name

Tribal Id

Name

Tribal Id

Name

Tribal Id

Name

Tribal id

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

Tribal Id:

Address:

City:

Mich.

ZIP:

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

dressing

hygiene-

Instrumental activities of daily Living ⃣ None ⃣ All

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

⃣ shopping Finances

⃣ Dementia Cancer

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

walking – stair climbing

⃣ ⃣ ⃣

cleaning

cooking meals ⃣ taking medication yard work

using phone

⃣ ⃣

Mental Illness Alzheimer’s

ALS ⃣

MS

Parkinson’s

transportation

Once identified - Services offered to Provider: ⃣ ⃣

Resources, Information & Training Respite

⃣ Support Assistance

Fuel

Food

Counseling

Support group

TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT DISABILITY Length of providing care:

Temporary

Permanent

Extended temporary

Brief description of assistance requested:

Phone:

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

Date: ______MEDICAL VERIFICATION

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NATURAL RESOURCES

June 17,2017 8am-8pm The Traverse City State Theatre premiered an exclusive screening of The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians contracted documentary film THE OTTAWAY – A RIVER REBORN on June 26th. The film debuted for Tribal members at the Leelanau Sands Casino Showroom on June 16th. A description of the film from the Grand Traverse Band press release is as follows:

at the

relationship with one of Traverse City’s defining waterways. Through the hearts and minds of various stakeholders, the documentary depicts the damage inflicted, and the challenges of reviving the river and reconnecting its waters with Grand Traverse Bay. The story weaves together themes of societal complexity and Native American beliefs of nature’s unspoken voices and the lives and fates that depend on the rebirth of the Ottaway.”

Kid’s Pond

in Elk Rapids

Our Sponsors: The film is produced by Emmy-winning science

“Do you wonder how your decisions today will impact Earth 100 years from now? Few of the Elk Rapids Bible Church people who exploited the Boardman River 100 years Torch LaketheAssembly of God ago stopped to consider lasting impact of their actions. Over the Grand course Traverse of an hour,Band The Ottaway – A River Reborn, flows through northern Michigan’s ofhistory, Ottawa/Chippewa Indians geography and exploring humanity’s

education and documentary filmmaker Dan Bertalan. The Production Company involved was Discover Mediaworks, outCity of Madison, WI.Pantry Members of The Rapid Area Food Grand Traverse Band Tribal Council and the Natural Amvets Post 114 Resources Department were heavily involved with Conefilm. Corral the production of this - Information retrived from

GTB Press release, edited by Jared Sonderegger

Hunter Safety Gun and Bow Certification

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

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


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PIPELINE 5: THE FIGHT CONTINUES

On June 12th, a delegation of ambassadors from

the Grand Traverse Band attended the Pipeline Safety Advisory Board meeting in Petoskey Mi. Among tribal members, around 200 people showed up for the meeting from all over the state. All these demonstrators were concerned with the inevitable breakage of the pipeline and the potential catastrophe that would follow if a spill occurs. Members of the Grand Traverse Band and Councilman Percy Bird exclaimed that when portions of the pipeline were built on tribally owned land they were built without consultation. They explained their stance that the Construction of the pipeline was and is illegal. Members from the Michigan Environmental Council, Audubon Society representatives, biologists and environmentalists alike, presented scientific data and expressed the dangers of this Pipeline. Negotiations with the advisory board continue concerning the recommend decommission of the harshly aged pipeline.

- Photos by George Antoine

- by Jared Sonderegger, Editor

Expanding Gigiigoo’inaan – Our Fish App A mobile app to promote healthy fish consumption

Great Lakes fish are important to our tribal communities for cultural and nutritional reasons, but information about the safe consumption of fish can be confusing and contradictory. The Gigiigoo’inaan App (Our Fish App) is designed to help community members to make informed and healthy decisions about eating fish. Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians is partnering with the InterTribal Council of Michigan to test the App with community members on: 5:30 - 6:30pm July 25 and 5:30 - 6:30pm July 26 GTB Natural Resources Department Office, Peshawbestown, MI •

Native adults (18 and older) are eligible to participate in 1-hour long focus groups

Participants will be compensated for their time with a $25 gift card

Focus groups will be organized by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians and led by the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan

Please contact Carolan Sonderegger at (231) 534-7371 or Carolan.Sonderegger@gtbindians.com for more information and to sign-up. This project is a collaboration among Inter-tribal Council of Michigan, Inter-tribal Fisheries and Assessment Program, and the Medical College of Wisconsin. The principal investigator of this research study is Dr. Matthew Dellinger (mdellinger@mcw.edu).


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PUBLIC SAFETY UPDATES EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Extreme Heat

This page explains what actions you can take when the weather is extremely hot and how to understand heat alerts from the National Weather Service that you could receive in your local area. Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits. In extreme heat and high humidity, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature.

Avoid extreme temperature changes.

Consider spending the warmest part of the day in public buildings such as libraries, schools, movie theaters, shopping malls, and other community facilities. Circulating air can cool the body by increasing the perspiration rate of evaporation.

Download the FEMA App for heat advisories and safety tips.

Text SHELTER + your ZIP code to 43362 (4FEMA) to find the nearest shelter in your area (example: shelter 12345).

Safety Tips Before Extreme Heat Arrives •

To begin preparing, you should build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.

Know those in your neighborhood who are older, young, sick or overweight. They are more likely to become victims of excessive heat and may need help.

Be aware that people living in urban areas may be at greater risk from the effects of a prolonged heat wave than are people living in rural areas.

Get trained in first aid to learn how to treat heatrelated emergencies.

Key Safety Tips •

Drink plenty of water; even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid drinks with caffeine. Persons who have epilepsy or heart, kidney, or liver disease; are on fluid-restricted diets; or have a problem with fluid retention should consult a doctor before increasing liquid intake.

Never leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles.

Check on family, friends, and neighbors who do not have air conditioning and who spend much of their time alone.

Check on your animals frequently to ensure that they are not suffering from the heat.

Go to a designated public shelter if your home loses power during periods of extreme heat. Stay on the lowest floor out of the sunshine if air conditioning is not available.

Install window air conditioners snugly; insulate if necessary.

Check air-conditioning ducts for proper insulation.

Install temporary window reflectors (for use between windows and drapes), such as aluminum foil-covered cardboard, to reflect heat back outside.

Weather-strip doors and sills to keep cool air in.

Cover windows that receive morning or afternoon sun with drapes, shades, awnings, or louvers. (Outdoor awnings or louvers can reduce the heat that enters a home by up to 80 percent.)

Keep storm windows up all year.

Check the weather/listen to NOAA Weather Radio for critical updates from the National Weather Service (NWS).

Safety Tips if You Have to Go Outside •

Avoid strenuous work during the warmest part of the day. Use a buddy system when working in extreme heat, and take frequent breaks.

Dress in loose-fitting, lightweight, and lightcolored clothes that cover as much skin as possible. Avoid dark colors because they absorb the sun’s rays.

Tips to Prepare Your Home

Protect face and head by wearing sunblock and a wide-brimmed hat.

Postpone outdoor games and activities.

Stay indoors as much as possible and limit exposure to the sun.

Heat Related Terms Familiarize yourself with these terms to help identify an extreme heat hazard: •

Heat Wave - Prolonged period of excessive heat, often combined with excessive humidity.

Heat Index - A number in degrees Fahrenheit (F) that tells how hot it feels when relative humidity is added to the air temperature. Exposure to full sunshine can increase the heat index by 15 degrees.

Heat Cramps - Muscular pains and spasms due to heavy exertion. Although heat cramps are the least severe, they are often the first signal that the body is having trouble with the heat.

Additional Safety Tips •

Eat well-balanced, light, and regular meals. Avoid using salt tablets unless directed to do so by a physician.

Limit intake of alcoholic beverages.


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Keep Your Home Cool for the Summer •

Heat Exhaustion - Typically occurs when people exercise heavily or work in a hot, humid place where body fluids are lost through heavy sweating. Blood flow to the skin increases, causing blood flow to decrease to the vital organs. This results in a form of mild shock. If not treated, the victim’s condition will worsen. Body temperature will keep rising and the victim may suffer heat stroke. Heat Stroke - A life-threatening condition. The victim’s temperature control system, which produces sweating to cool the body, stops working. The body temperature can rise so high that brain damage and death may result if the body is not cooled quickly.

Sun Stroke - Another term for heat stroke.

Excessive Heat Watch - Conditions are favorable for an excessive heat event to meet or exceed local Excessive Heat Warning criteria in the next 24 to 72 hours.

Excessive Heat Warning - Heat Index values are forecast to meet or exceed locally defined warning criteria for at least 2 days (daytime highs=105-110° Fahrenheit). Heat Advisory - Heat Index values are forecast to meet locally defined advisory criteria for 1 to 2 days (daytime highs=100-105° Fahrenheit).

As summer approaches, now is a great time to prepare your home for warmer weather and beat the heat with a cool house. Take an opportunity to learn about how extreme heat may affect your health or the health of those around you. The Ready Campaign recommends the following measures to keep your home cool this summer: • • •

• •

• •

Install window air conditioners snugly; insulate if necessary. Check air-conditioning ducts for proper insulation. Install temporary window reflectors (for use between windows and drapes), such as aluminum foil-covered cardboard, to reflect heat back outside. Weather-strip doors and sills to keep in cool air. Cover windows that receive morning or afternoon sun with drapes, shades, awnings, or louvers. (Outdoor awnings or louvers can reduce the heat that enters a home by up to 80 percent.) Keep storm windows up all year.

Find more information on extreme heat preparedness at www.ready.gov/heat.

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

0-5 year old center based child development programs

Comprehensive health and developmental services

   

0-3 year old home-based program

 

Incorporation of the Native American culture

Call 534-7650 for more information

Transportation provided (for center based program, limited area; including for children with special needs)

Nutritious meals

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

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

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

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

WE HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF OPENINGS...STOP BY, CALL OR GO ONLINE TO DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION TODAY!


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Peshawbestown 2016 Annual Drinking Water Report

Violations: = 0 The Peshawbestown water system performs bacteriological and water chemistry sampling every month or as required by the (EPA) Environmental Protection Agency. The samples are taken to SOS Laboratories in Traverse City, MI for analyses. Reports are sent to the Peshawbestown water system for review and then sent to the EPA for monthly compliance. For more information contact: Peshawbestown Water Utility Joe Burfield 231-534-7376 Joe.burfield@gtbindians.com Is my water safe? I’m pleased to report that our drinking water is safe and meets all federal and state requirements. During 2016, your tap water met all U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) drinking water safety standards. The Peshawbestown community water system routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws. The table below shows the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1st to December 31st, 2016. Where does my water come from? Your water supply is from groundwater. Our community water system consists of three wells that provide water to our system. These wells are located within the reservation area and produce between 115 to 230 gallons/minute.

the possible health effects described for many regulated constituents, a person would have to drink 2 liters of water every day at the MCL level for a lifetime to have a one-in-a-million chance of having the described health effect. Source water assessment We have a source water protection delineation and plan available at the Tribal Water Utilities office that provides more information such as potential sources of contamination. Joe Burfield can be contacted at 231534-7376 for information on the source water protection plan or Dwight Sargent at 906-632-6896. Water Quality Data Table In the following table you will find terms and abbreviations you may not be familiar with. To Help you better understand these terms we have provided the following definitions. The Safe Drinking Water Act identifies a number of chemicals and microorganisms that are found in drinking water supplies. These substances can be classified in the following groups: Inorganic Contaminants: This group is composed mainly of heavy metals such as lead, copper, arsenic etc. They can enter the water supply naturally, from some mining runoff or industrial discharges. Organic Contaminants: These contaminants are grouped into two categories Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) and Synthetic Organic Compounds (SOC’s). They include such compounds as Benzene, Styrene etc. They include herbicides and insecticides that are used in agriculture solvents in industrial and other compounds. There are 21 regulated VOC’s and 30 SOC’s that are required to be analyzed.

Radioactive Contaminants: Most of these substances occur naturally in ground water but can also come from Why are their contaminants in my drinking water? nuclear power plants and some mining areas. All sources of drinking water are subject to potential contamination by substances that are naturally occurring or man made. These substances can be microbes, inorganic or organic chemicals and radioactive substances. All drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791. Do I need to take special precautions? Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immunecompromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791). MCL’s are set at very stringent levels. To understand

Microbial Contaminants: Include bacteria and viruses which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife. Terms and abbreviations associated with water samples Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/l) one part per million corresponds to one minute in two years or a single penny in $10,000. Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter - one part per billion corresponds to one minute in 2,000 years, or a single penny in $10,000,000. Picocuries per liter (pCi/L) - Picocuries per liter is a measure of the radioactivity in water. Millirems per year (mrem/yr) - measure of radiation absorbed by the body. Action Level - the concentration of a contaminant, which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow. Treatment Technique (TT) - A treatment technique is a required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.


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Maximum Contaminant Level - (mandatory language) The “Maximum Allowed” (MCL) is the highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology. Maximum Contaminant Level Goal - (mandatory language) The “Goal” (MCLG) is the level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety. TEST RESULTS FOR THE PESHAWBESTOWN COMMUNITY WATER SYSTEM 2015 Contaminant

Violation Y/N

Level Detected

Microbiological Contaminants Total Coliforms

N

Not present

Unit of Measure

MCLG

Two samples Monthly

0

Sample Date

Likely Source of Contamination

0

2xMonthly

Naturally present in the environment

MCL

Inorganic Contaminants TTHM

N

7.5

ppb

80

80

8/1/16

By-product of drinking water chlorination

HAA5

N

0

ppb

60

60

8/1/16

By-product of drinking water chlorination

Copper

N

0.24

ppm

1.3

AL = 1.3

7/28/16

Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of natural deposits; leaching from wood preservatives

Lead

N

5

ppb

0

AL = 15

7/28/16

Corrosion of house hold plumbing; erosion of natural deposits

Chromium

N

0

ppb

100

100

7/21/15

Discharge of steel and pulp mills; erosion of natural deposits

7/29/16

Erosion of natural deposits; water additive which promotes strong teeth; discharge from fertilizer and factories Runoff from fertilizer use; leaching from septic tanks, sewage; erosion of natural deposits

Fluoride

N

0.61

ppm

4

4

Nitrate

N

0

ppm

10

10

4/25/16

Toluene

N

0

ppb

1

100

6/16/14

Discharge from Petroleum factories

Gross Alpha Combined Radium

N

2.37

pCi/l

0

15

4/25/16

Erosion of natural Deposits

N

1.28

pCi/l

0

5

4/25/16

Erosion of natural Deposits

Organic Contaminants

Radioactive Contaminants

2017 REMAINING HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and DATES & LOCATIONS young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines Antrim County and home plumbing. The Peshawbestown Community August 6th (9am—1pm) - Bellaire, 201 E. Broad Street, Nifty Thrifty parking lot Water System is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of September 23rd (9am—1pm) - Mancelona, Palmer Park off of US-131 materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can Benzie County minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your June 17th (8am—12pm) - Frankfort Recycling Site tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for August 5th (8am—12pm) - Almira Township Hall drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in Charlevoix County your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, June 16th (5pm—8pm) & 17th (9am—1pm) - Charlevoix/Ironton and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available (event location provided when appointment is made) from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at http://www. epa.gov/safewater/lead. What does this mean? The table shows that our system has some minor contaminants in the water. The potential adverse health effects are shown in the above explanation. We are continuing to monitor the water for any changes in these parameters and will notify the community if the levels significantly increase. If you have any questions please call our office at: 231-534-7376 Or the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.

Grand Traverse County June 22nd (1pm—7pm) - event location provided when appointment is made August 10th (1pm—7pm) - event location provided when appointment is made October 14th (9am—2pm) - event location provided when appointment is made Leelanau County July 15th - Glen Lake School August 19th - Peshawbestown October 7th - Elmwood Township, Cherry Bend Park off Avondale Lane Manistee County August 19th - Manistee Road Commission, 8946 Chippewa Highway, Bear Lake, MI 49614


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HEALTH CARE

Elizabeth Elliott COMMUNITY HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE

BENZIE AND MANISTEE

GTB HEALTH SERVICE WEEKLY MEDICATION SET UP MEDICATION REFILLS WEEKLY VITALS TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE WITH PAPER WORK

DESK # 231-534-7826

Still thinking of attending classes this fall? Anishinaabemowin (ANI 101) is still open. Stop waiting, Join the movement… Language is important!

Apply Today!

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Questions ? Call 1-231-995-3025 Native American Student Services

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Grand Traverse Band (GTB) Gneejawnisananik “Our Children’s Camp” Application 2017 DEADLINE JULY 7TH, 2017

(MAY BE EXTENDED)

Gneejawnisananik “Our Children's Camp” Is an experiential learning summer camp for youth who will come together to celebrate their Native heritage and culture while having fun as they are challenged to follow the teachings of the seven Grandfathers’. Programs/Activities To provide Learning & Recreational experience’s in a culturally-based setting where children can explore cultural values, social relationships in a safe non-judgmental nurturing environment. Recreational programs offer sports, games, swimming and in a fun-competitive format. All activities are age specific. Creative expression and planning skills are encouraged in our craft workshops.

Counselors

CAMP DATES & AGES

In order to provide positive role models staff are selected and trained to model outstanding qualities for our campers. They are experienced and committed to helping our children to flourish mentally, physically and spiritually. Counselors work with each camper to develop goals while giving encouragement and support along the way. Counselors were selected to be part of camp because they are friendly, have a genuine love of children and value Native American cultural and heritage.

July 30-Aug. 5th Ages 8—12yrs AUG 6-12TH AGES 13-17YRS

Camp Setting

Campers Campers are assigned to clans of no more than 10 campers. Each clan is led by individual counselors who are responsible for ensuring the well-being of each camper and keeping the fun-level high!

The camp is an indoor/outdoor facility with showers and indoor toilets, an indoor meeting area and mess hall. The camp has cabins for the campers to sleep in. It has a fire pit, nature trails, small creek, cultural workshops and programs. “Our Children’s Camp” is for GTB Youth ages 8 to 14 years old living in the six county service area of the GTB which include the counties of, Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Grand Traverse, Leelanau and Manistee.

For more Information contact: Camp Director

Assistant Camp Director Jamie Kalush

Department Manager Dawn Shenoskey

TaShena Sams

231-866-1769

231-534-7753

231-534-7231 231-866-6043 ©

Jamie.Kalush@gtbindians.com

Dawnm.Shenoskey@gtbindians.com

TaShena.Sams@gtbindians.com CAMP IS LIMITED TO 40 CAMPERS PER SESSION AND ENROLLMENT WILL BE BASED ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS PLEASE RETURN CAMPER ENROLLMENT FORM TO THE GRAND TRAVERSE BAND YOUTH SERVICES ATTN:

TASHENA SAMS 2605 N WEST BAY SHORE DR, PESHAWBESTOWN, MI 49682. All enrollment forms will receive a date stamp upon receipt

The GTB ~ Gneejawnisananik camp is funded by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians.

Grand Traverse Band Gneejawnisananik “Our Children’s Camp” Application 2017 DEADLINE July 7th 2017 (MAY BE EXTENDED) Campers Name:

Likes to be called:

DOB:

Age:

Tribe:

Tribal ID #

☐ Female ☐ Male N/A

Shirt Size:

☐Yth Sm ☐ Yth Med ☐ Yth Lrg ☐ Small ☐ Medium ☐ Large ☐ XL ☐ XXL

Parent /Guardian: Campers Address:

Home Phone:

Cell Phone:

Text Message:

YES NO

Medical Information & Medical Authorization

In case of an emergency, accident or illness to the camper mentioned above the GTB ~ Gneejawnisananik ~ —Our Children’s Camp” Staff is authorized to seek medical attention and to contact the following:

Contact Name: Phone #:

Relationship: Alternative Phone #:

List any health conditions or concerns that may need special attention (bee sting, allergies, epilepsy, diabetes, chronic health problems, etc.). Is there any physical disability (s), which would prevent your child from participating in certain activities? Attach additional paper if needed.

Date of last tetanus shot?

Will camper need medication while at camp? Yes No If yes, please list:

Liability Release In consideration of my child’s opportunity to participate in this program. I do herby agree to relinquish the ~ Gneejawnisananik ~ —Our Children’s Camp” staff, and contractors harmless and free from any liability which may arise from or be incurred as a result of any transactions and/or occurrences directly/indirectly associated with my child’s participation in the GTB overnight camp program. I give permission for my son or daughter to participate in the ~ Gneejawnisananik ~ —Our Children’s Camp”. I have read and completed this form and understand there are inherent risks associated with physical activity and recognize it is my responsibility to provide complete health history information. I will not allow my child to attend if they are not in good physical condition or if they have been exposed to any contagious disease prior to the camp start date. To the best of my knowledge there are no contraindications to my son or daughter’s participation in all camp activities both on and off the camp ground location

Parent/Guardian Signature: Parent/Guardian Name (Print):

Date: Date:

I give permission for information to be released to other programs within the tribe and/or medical personnel as deemed necessary by camp staff and only pertaining to camp sponsored activities. I also understand the Grand Traverse Band Programs retains the right to use for publicity and advertising purposes, photographs and videotapes of the participants.

Parent/Guardian Signature: Parent/Guardian Name (Print):

Date: Date:

Camper I understand participating in the ~ Gneejawnisananik ~ Our Children’s Camp ~ is a privilege and that I will participate and that my attitude shall be to give 100% at all activities. I also pledge to be a good citizen while at camp as well as in community, by being a positive role model. I also pledge to remain substance/alcohol and drug free and have no confrontations with county, state, federal and tribal law enforcement. I agree to follow the rules set and discussed prior to and upon arrival at my camp session. I understand that if I break the rules set for me I will be asked to leave the camp and my parents will be notified to pick me up.

Camper Signature:

Date

CAMP IS LIMITED TO 40 CAMPERS PER SESSION & ENROLLMENT WILL BE BASED ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS PLEASE RETURN CAMPER ENROLLMENT FORM TO THE GRAND TRAVERSE BAND YOUTH SERVICES ATTN: TASHENA SAMS 2605 N WEST BAY SHORE DR, PESHAWBESTOWN, MI 49682. All enrollment forms will receive a date stamp upon receipt Office Use

☐ Reviewed application with camper & Parents ☐ Notified parent of pick up time on Saturday ☐ Horseback Riding Waiver ☐ Reviewed the process if camper is asked to leave camp for not following rules set in place for campers

Staff Signature

Date:


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MICHIGAN INDIAN FAMILY OLYMPICS Mt. Pleasant, MI – Bennett Field July 21, 2017

All GTB participants MUST register with GTB Strongheart Center to participate in the incentive program offered this year.

Deadline Registration & Shirt Size: June 30, 2017 Registration: July 17, 2017 (shirts-first come first served)

NON REFUNDABLE- registration fee for participants MUST be paid in Full by June 30,2017 before we can reserve your shirt and get you registered to participate. Cost to participate: $ 5.00 per person ages 5-54 Family rate: $20.00 5 or more people (family-parent/s + youth ages 5-17) (golf outing not included in family price) Additional cost: Golf outing: $24.00 both events Single & Doubles (per person) $12.00 one event. (per person) Payment to: GTB

~~~ credit/debit cards or cash~~~ 534-7457 Strongheart front desk

Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians 30th Annual Family Olympics Golf Outing & Participate Request TO: Department Manager, Immediate Supervisor FROM:

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I am requesting release time to be part of the 30th Annual Family Olympics & Golf Outing – Thursday, July 20th – (Only GOLFERS) and Friday, July 21, 2017 - everyone. I am aware that to utilize this privilege, I need to agree to volunteer or follow the criteria below: 1) 2) 3) 4)

Must participate in the opening and closing ceremonies- (time permits). Must sign in and out at designated GTB canopy site Must volunteer to perform duties as assigned, or be an active participant in Olympic events (min. of 3 events). Must have a signed request by supervisor on file

I will be: GOLF Participant (doubles/singles ) Active Participant (participate in 3 of 4 events) Volunteer (please see attached volunteer sign up sheet and specify what you would like to sign up for): _____________________________________ I declare that I have read, understood and agree to the contents of this participant request. __________________________________________________ Print __________________________________________________ Signature Approval By

Date: _____________

Supervisor: ________________________________________

Date: _____________

Department Manager: ________________________________

Date: _____________

DUE DATE FOR REQUEST TO YOUR DEPARTMENT MANAGER IS:Tuesday, JULY 19, 2017 MUST BE PRE-APPROVED TO ATTEND 06/29/06


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RECREATIONAL ITEMS FOR SALE

June 27, 2017 Dear Tribal Members, RE: Sealed Bid - Items for Sale The Grand Traverse Band will be taking bids on various items below. All items are as is. Please see attached bid worksheet. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

2006 1990 1977 1985 1991

Keystone RV Outback Series M-25: Minimum Bid $4,700.00 Four Winns with trailer: Minimum Bid $2,500.00 Stamas Yachts with trailer: Minimum Bid $6,400.00 Crestliner with trailer: Minimum Bid $1,600.00 Boston Whaler with trailer: Minimum Bid $300.00

Bids will be accepted until 5pm on Monday, July17, 2017 at the government accounting office or by mail to the following address: Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians Attention: Rebecca L. Woods – July17, 2017 by 5pm EST. 2605 N.West Bay Shore Drive Peshawbestown, MI 49682 Winning bids will be notified by Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Your payment should be made out to GTB and receipted in at the tribal government Accounting Department and must be in the form of money order, cash or credit card by 5pm on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 no exceptions. We look forward to hearing from you. Respectfully, Rebecca L. Woods Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians

ABOVE: 2006 Keystone RV Outback Series M-25: Minimum Bid $4,700.00


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ABOVE: 1991 Boston Whaler with trailer: Minimum Bid $300.00

ABOVE: 1990 Four Winns with trailer: Minimum Bid $2,500.00

ABOVE: 1985 Crestliner with trailer: Minimum Bid $1,600.00

ABOVE: 1977 Stamas Yachts with trailer: Minimum Bid $6,400.00 GRAND TRAVERSE BAND OF OTTAWA AND CHIPPEWA INDIANS - Sealed BID WORKSHEET- DUE JULY 17, 2017 BY 5PM EST. IN THE GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTING BUILDING Tribal Member's Name: Tribal Member Signature: *PAYMENT IS DUE ON JULY 19, 2017 by 5pm EST. for winning bids to Government Accounting Office - cash, money order or credit card Tribal Member's ID: Year

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Description

Mileage

2006 Keystone RV Outback Series M-25 1990 Four Winns with trailer 1977 Stamas Yachts with trailer 1985 Crestliner with trailer 1991 Boston Whaler with trailer

Mininum Bid Bid a) Must be in dollar format Example $1,000.50 b) All unclear bid(s) will be thrown out c) We suggest that you use cents to avoid ties d) You can bid on more than one item $ 4,700.00 $ $ 2,500.00 $ $ 6,400.00 $ $ 1,600.00 $ $ 300.00 $

***Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians reserves the right: 1) to not sale a vehicle(s), 2) not to accept a bid, and 3) resale unclaimed vehicles.

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Language Program MIIN GIIZIS 2017

NAMEGIIZHIGAT

SHKWAA-NAMEGIIZHIGAT

NIIZH-GIIZHIGAT Tuesday

ZOOZEP GIIZHIGAT Wednesday

SPINGANWAN Thursday

JIIBAATOO GIIZHIGAT Friday

Pat 534-7149

MAANII GIIZHIGAT Saturday 1

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3 NO WORK Independence Day Acknowledgment

4 NO WORK Independence Day

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10 Charlevoix Elder’s 11:30-2:00

11 Kewadin Community 9:30-3:00

12 Traverse City Elders Class 11:30-1:30 Making earrings 5:30 –7:30

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Peshawbestown Culture building Making earrings 5:30 –7:30

Tribal Council meet w/Elders 10am –TC

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17 Peshawbestown 18 Elder’s 1:00-3:00 Benzonia Elders Class 11:30– 1:30 Peshawbestown Culture BuildingMaking Beaded Barrette 5:30 –7:30

19 Traverse City Making Beaded Barrette 5:30 –7:30

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24 Peshawbestown Culture Building Finish off projects 5:30-7:30

25 Kewadin Community 9:30-3:00

26 27 Traverse City Finish off projects 5:30-7:30

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Aug 5

Camp Alden

This Week !!!!!!!!!!!

Aug 3

Patricia Osawamick and Isadore Toulouse NOTE: Schedule subject to change

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

2017 Anishinaabe Family Language & Culture Camp

July 28th - 30th, 2017

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No Registration Fee

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Meals Provided

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Camping available (first come, first serve)

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On-site Restrooms & Bath house

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

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

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“Celebrating the Unity of Our Language & Culture”

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

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

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Bring your Nation’s Flag and a Giveaway Gift

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

-Dedicated to the memory of our Emcee Doris

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

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

Sponsored by the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Think Recycle

Bring your feast bundles

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

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


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Expressive Culture Series Events

Genealogy at Eyaawing Have you always wanted to discover who your ancestors are but don’t know where to start? If so, join us on Saturday, August 12th at 1 PM for an event on finding your family’s history. Lin Meeker of the Job Winslow Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will provide tips on beginning your genealogical research.

LOOKING FOR FABRIC The Museum is looking for fabric donations for a quilting project. We would like fabric in the four sacred colors (black, red, white and yellow). If you have any extra fabric laying around, please consider donating. Miigwetch!

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

Heritage Day

Eyaawing Museum will have a booth during Heritage Day at the Traverse City Cherry Festival. Come celebrate with us on July 4th and stay for the parade!

Saturday, July 8, 12PM Summer Foraging Walk! Join Kim McSauby on an adventure around Leelanau county in search of herbs and edibles. Bring your bags and water and meet at Eyaawing. Saturday, July 15, 12PM Tom Peters will hold a workshop about “The Path of Life,” from an assimilated and Anishinabek perspective. Saturday, July 29, 12PM Tribal Laws and Treaty History with Jon Petoskey Saturday, August 5, 12PM Flint Knapping with Tribal Member, Steve Feringa.

Find us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/ eyaawingmuseum Don’t forget to come see the sturgeon display before it is returned to the family this month.

@EyaawingMuseum

Eyaawing Museum and Cultural Center Contact Information

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


2017

JULY

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

30 th Annual

Michigan Indian Family Olympics Save the Date

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

Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan

“Working Together for Our Future”

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

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