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JUNE 2017

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

Photo by Jared Sonderegger

Northwestern Michigan College Native American Student Organization held a Traditional PowWow at NMC on Saturday May 13th. This Jiingtamok was held to honor Graduates of the past present and future. Many vendors from local Northern Michigan Tribes were present, as well as students and families from the Grand Traverse Band.

THE GRAND TRAVERSE BAND OF OTTAWA & CHIPPEWA INDIANS

ANISHINAABEMOWIN PROGRAM

Strawberry Moon Bazaar

PRESENTS

Saturday, June 3rd 2017 9:00 am until 3:00 pm

The Eyaawing Strawberry Moon Bazaar is being held to give Artists and Crafters the opportunity to display their gifts and talents. If you would like to be a vendor please contact the Museum at 231.534.7768

Ellie Mitchell of Bead & Powwow

Supply. LLC will be at the Bazaar!

2605 N. West Bay Shore Dr. Peshawbestown, MI 49682-9275

At the Leelanau Sands Casino Showroom Peshawbestown, MI Saturday June 3RD, 2017 From 7:00 PM—10:00 PM EVENT SPONSORED THROUGH ANA GRANT—90NLO604


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GTB NEWS JUNE 2017

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

Photo by Jared Sonderegger Staff from GTB NRD articipated in several tree plantings in several areas around Peshawbestown so far this spring, including the large scale Brown Bridge tree planting.

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2017

Editor: Jared Sonderegger

EVENTS

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June 3rd, 9am-3pm Strawberry Moon Bazaar

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COMMUNITY MEETINGS June 7th, 4-7pm Peshawbestown Chambers


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3 and have a plan for the future. With the state of the current Presidency, our Nation must be prepared for the worst, but not cease to advocate for our SOVEREIGNTY.

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 want to continue these articles so that all Tribal members have a chance to hear from my office. I have really enjoyed the community meetings and the special meetings we have with the Elders for open forum. It is very important to me to create an environment of open communication with you all. As stated in the past articles, I am always working on what is best for ALL members and since last June, when I was elected, I have been diligently working to get any and all information regarding the affairs of our Tribe to you— the membership. This past year has not been easy but I always say that problems only present themselves to be resolved. As the Chairman I have many thoughts that I’ve shared with you that are priorities for me and the vision I have for our Tribe. I have no doubt that our Tribe can exceed past and present capabilities, from providing services to growing our economy. But to get to this place, I have been pondering the following questions and statements and working to get answers and plans developed. Although the answers are not clear to me yet, as I listen to and work with GTB Government and EDC management, I will continue to move ahead until we do have the answers. Recently I have reviewed the audits for EDC and compared FY 2015 to FY 2016. I was not pleased with what I found. The audits showed that LSC had a significant net loss in 2015 and 2016. The audits also showed that several of our other businesses are running at a loss for both of those years as well: Resort Lands, Grand Traverse Reality, Cross Creek, Eagletown Market, Eagles Ridge Convention Center, The Lodge Motel, and the Chalet. I will be bringing this to the attention of the EDC staff but my concern is How Are These Losses being covered? Is the Turtle Creek Casino and Hotel covering all of the business losses and negatively impacting the net revenue that is used for percap, government services, long-term investment, and economic development? With the losses shown in the audits for Leelanau Sands Casino, I question why the Council would consider building another Casino, and another hotel building, with costs exceeding $50 million. If history has shown us anything, building a new building will not increase revenue, where will the new customers come from? Turtle Creek Casino and Hotel was $120 million to build and we have yet to see the revenue promised. As I mentioned last month, are these plans being presented because we are coming in on an election year? How do these plans reflect what’s best for the whole Tribe. Our Tribe needs to learn how to govern better with clarity and impartiality for what is BEST for the WHOLE Tribe. When I was still an employee of the Tribe, I had asked for direction on how to learn new job duties. I was bluntly told by my supervisor, “I had to learn the hard way and so do you.” This type of adversarial mentality will not make us a strong employer or Tribe. We need to work together; even now our government has opted to use an accounting system that has bogged down program staff, expecting them to be accountants. Now I understand fiscal program management is required of our staff but the level of accounting intricacies for this new accounting system has overwhelmed many staff. We hire our staff to provide services to the membership and that must be their focus. We can leave accounting to accounting. Our Tribe must prepare to better manage our resources, assets

We need to gather a team of Experts and Advisors with specialized fields of expertise that can give us advice for business investment, diversification, and long-term planning. When I talk to Tribal members, especially our younger members, they ask me why we aren’t more invested into technology and planning for future-based investments. We know that the Michigan market for casinos and gambling is saturated; we must think beyond the brick and mortar mentality. We must locate savvy business investors and advisors to assist us and develop these relationships that are win-win. Not like we have done in the past, where the consultants get richer and leave us with nothing.What are our priorities and goals for GTB Government and EDC and more importantly how to we strategize for moving forward? I think we have outgrown the paternalistic system of politics and we must engage our Tribal members on what services and programs are needed in government. For business diversification, I repeatedly say that we need Cost Benefit Analysis for all of our business endeavors. If a bank or financial institution will not invest into our economic projects, why would we invest our finances into them? We need to hear from our Tribal Members to develop and assess our Tribal vision and mission. We must have open access to not only GTB governmental budget reports but also our EDC financial reports. Status quo is no longer an option for our Tribe for operations of government and business. I just heard from an Elder—Membership is FIRST, then the Constitution, then the Council. I am not sure when it changed but I agree with this Elder, to move forward we need to listen to our MEMBERS. I strongly believe we need to assess our current businesses and business opportunities. I do not understand why we continue to pour money into businesses that are not working or return minimal or NO profit. Recently a new gas station was approved to be built by Turtle Creek Casino. This sounds like a good idea but is it the best use of our finances, especially when part of the financing is supposed to come from the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. My understanding is that the Resort is an LLC, a stand-alone business, and from what I’ve seen should maintain its own revenues to develop a profit. I stand behind my statement, if businesses are not able to stand-alone then we should not keep investing in them and we should not invest into any business plan that cannot stand-alone. Regarding Tribal Council travel: Tribal Council must network and share with other Tribal, local, State, and Federal governments. The majority of traveling has occurred because our Tribe is a part of United Tribes of Michigan (UTM), the Midwest Alliance of Sovereign Tribes (MAST), and the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI). When we attend these meetings, we are able to present our Tribe’s concerns and matters to colleagues and decision makers. As you know we have a President that is not supportive of Tribes and it is important that we collaborate and work together to protect our sovereignty and Tribal interests. We work with the legal department to prepare for these meetings so that the message of GTB is presented in a unified matter. Some of our Council are on committees that require travel: CORA, Bay Mills Board of Regents, and Tribal Self-governance. Any Council travel that does not have a specific purpose or will not have planned results, I do not agree with and I will say so. There is a Council trip planned very soon to visit a consulting firm in Ohio, at a cost exceeding $12,000.00 for a one-day trip to talk about the proposed new LSC/Hotel/marina. I believe the consultants should come to us and share their presentation with the Council and membership. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have regarding travel schedules of the Council. 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.

Sequetta Brand Housing Service Coordinator

Charles Wilson Utility Worker - Housing

Wa'Sinade Raphael Elders Site Coordinator

Krysteena Amos AFS Caseworker

Theresa Pelcher Program Evaluation & Development Coordinator

Leona Burfield EHS Education & Family Services Coordinator

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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A SPECIAL THANKS TO GTB MEDICAL STAFF

- photo by Jared Sonderegger

I am so happy and thankful to have Kathy Bowers (far left) on the Gtb medical staff. I saw her in September of 2016. She gave me an EKG noticing that I was having a heart attack. I was rushed to Munson and given 3 units of blood and 1 unit of iron. If it weren’t for Kathy recommending the EKG Muson medical staff stated I wouldn’t have made it through the weekend.

I was anemic at that time. She has taken care of my diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol. She has helped turn my medical wellbeing for the better. Thank you to the tribe the GTB medical staff and Kathy Bowers for being here today. She should be recognized as an asset and a quality staff member. - Submitted by Denver Kharter

Youth Services has opening this summer!!! Camp Counselors at Alden-must be at least 18yrs old

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Camp Cooks-must have experience

Summer Youth Workers-must be at least 16yrs old Please keep a look out with the GTB Government job postings. More information please contact TaShena Sams at 231-534-7231

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

June 7th - Peshawbestown Chambers July 12th - Traverse City Office August 2nd - Charlevoix Office

AANII PIISH? (WHEN?): SATURDAY, JUNE 3RD @ 8:00 AM BREAKFAST; 9:00 AM OPENING CEREMONIES; WORKSHOPS TILL 5:00 PM. SUNDAY, JUNE 4TH —BREAKFAST 8:00 AM; WORKSHOPS 9:00 AM—TILL NOON AABIISH? (WHERE?): CULTURAL BUILDING IN PESHAWBESTOWN, MI. (2700 STRONGHEART WAY RD, PESHAWBESTOWN, MI 49682)

“EZHI-ANISHINAABE-AADIZIIMGAK GDI-NOWENIAA” (Cultural Aspects of our Language) BRIAN PELTIER “NETAMI KINOOMAGAAGAAZJIG” (First Time Learners) ELIZABETH OSAWAMICK

September 13th - Benzie Office “EZHI-BAAPZHI-TAAGOZING ANISHINAABEMONG”

October 4th - Antrim (Kewadin building)

(Humor & Laughter in the Language) ERNIE SANDY

The Elder’s open Forum

“WII-GINOWENDIMONG EYAAWIYING” (Keeping Who We Are Alive) RHONDA FOX-HOPKINS

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

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: ISADORE TOULOUSE

@ 231-534-7462 OR PAT OSAWAMICK

@ 231-534-7149

“NANABUSH DIBAJIMOOWINAN” (Nanabush Stories) HOWARD WEBKAMIGAD


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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

GRAND TRAVERSE BAND OF OTTAWA AND CHIPPEWA INDIANS

ELECTION BOARD QUARTERLY MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT June 20, 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

Anthony “Tony” Sineway Election Board Member

Krystina Alveshire Election Board Secretary

William “Bill” Fowler Election Board Member

                    GREEN Committee                   

    

April 2017 

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

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

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

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


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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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JUNE 2017 CHARLEVOIX ELDER’S Activity Calendar

Sun

Mon

Tue

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Virginia Fields (Gene) (O) 231.534.7066 © 231.492.4351

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Language MiniBingo/Lunch with Isadore & Patricia, Chx, 11:30-2:00 pm

Happy Father’s Day

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Thu

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

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

Pat Putney 231.631.0284

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Exercise Chx 10:00-12:00 pm

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Yard Sale Day 9:00:1:00 am

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2 Staff Meeting 3-M 9:30 am 9

Sat Stawberry Moon Bazaar, Eyaawing Museum, Peshawbestown, 9-3:00 pm

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13 Open Forum—10:00 am Lunch—11:30 am Elders Advisory Mtg 3-M, 12:30-2:30 pm

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All Sites Pool Tournament/Lunch LJ, 11:30-2:30 pm

15 16 Fathers Day Picnic w/Bingo, 3-M 11:30-3:00 pm

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Home Visits

Shopping Day Petoskey 10-2:00 pm 26

Home Visits

Euchre Day 3-M 1-4:00 pm

Fri

27

Sewing Chx 10:00-1:00 pm

Resale Shopping Chx/EJ 10-1:00 pm 28 Birthday Bash 3-M 1:00-2:00 pm

23 Puzzle Day Chx 10-12:00 pm 30

29 Crafts Chx 10-12:00 pm

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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Leelanau Elders June 2017 Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Greg Bailey WaSinade Raphael

Fri

1 Lunch At Dex’s 11:30 - 12:45

Sat

2 Staff Meeting 9:30 TC

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TC Euchre 1:00

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5 Lunch At Dex’s 11:30—12:45

6 Lunch at Dex’s 11:30—12:45

7 Lunch at Dex’s 11:30– 12:45 Leelanau Bingo 1:30

8 Lunch at Dex’s 11:30—12:45

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

15 No Dex’s Lunch Father Day’s Picnic Gathering. 11:30 TC 3-mile

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All site Craft Tc 1:30pm

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

19 Lunch at Dex’s 11:30—12:45

20 Lunch at Dex’s 11:30—12:45

21 Lunch at Dex’s 11:30—12:45

22 Lunch at Dex’s 11:30—12:45

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Language Class 1:30

TC Store Run 9am

Tribal Council Meeting 9:30am

TC Euchre 1:00

26 Lunch at Dex’s 11:30—12:45

27 Lunch at Dex’s 11:30—12:45

28 Lunch at dex’s 11:30—12:45

29 Lunch at Dex’s 11:30—12:45

Birthday Bingo TC 1:00

Kalkaska Farm Market 9am

TC Store Run 9Am

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12 Lunch at Dex’s 11:30—12:45

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All Site Craft TC 1:30

Bargain Store 9am

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June 2017.BENZIE/ MANISTEE ELDER’S Sun

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BENZIE ELDER COORDINATOR: GLORIA PTAK 231-492-4358 231-534-7824

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

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

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

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ALL SITE CRAFT TRIBAL COUNCIL/ T.C. 1:30-3 ELDER’S ADVISORY @ 3 MI. 10-3 (LV. @ 11) (LV. @ 9)

BREAKFAST/ MANISTEE SHOP 9-12 (LV. @ 8:30)

LUNCH 11:30 LANGUAGE W. PAT & ISADORE GAME DAY 1-3

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ALL SITE CRAFT T.C. 1:30-3 (LV. @ 11)

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

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STAFF MEETING T.C. 9:30

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STRAWBERRY MOON BAZAAR @ MUSEUM PESHAWBESTOWN

9:00-3:00

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

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ALL SITE FATHER’S DAY PICNIC/ BINGO T.C. 11:30-3 LV. @ 10)

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PAT PUTNEY 231-631-0284

FARM MARKET/ HOME VISITS YARD SALE DAY T.C. 9-2 (LV. @ 9)

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

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

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HEALTH CARE

Safely Using Sharps (Needles and Syringes) at generally available through pharmacies, medical supply companies, health care providers and online. These Home, at Work and on Travel containers are made of puncture-resistant plastic with leak-resistant sides and bottom. They also have a tight fitting, puncture-resistant lid.

If an FDA-cleared container is not available a heavy-duty plastic household container, such as a laundry detergent container can be used as an alternative.

Sharps is a medical term for devices with sharp points or edges that can puncture or cut skin. They may be used at home, at work, and while traveling to manage the medical conditions of people or their pets, including allergies, arthritis, cancer, diabetes, hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, infertility, migraines, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, blood clotting disorders, and psoriasis. Examples of sharps, including needles and syringes. •Needles – hollow needles used to inject drugs (medication) under the skin •Syringes – devices used to inject medication into or withdraw fluid from the body •Lancets, also called “fingerstick” devices – instruments with a short, two-edged blade used to get drops of blood for testing. Lancets are commonly used in the treatment of diabetes. •Auto Injectors, including epinephrine and insulin pens – syringes pre-filled with fluid medication designed to be self-injected into the body •Infusion sets – tubing systems with a needle used to deliver drugs to the body. •Connection needles/sets – needles that connect to a tube used to transfer fluids in and out of the body. This is generally used for patients on home hemodialysis. How to Dispose of Sharps Used sharps should be immediately placed in a sharps disposal container. FDA-cleared sharps containers are

Importance of Safe Sharps Disposal Used needles and other sharps are dangerous to people and pets if not disposed of safely because they can injure people and spread infections that cause serious health conditions. The most common infections are: •Hepatitis B (HBV), •Hepatitis C (HCV), and •Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Safe sharps disposal is important whether you are at home, at work, at school, traveling, or in other public places such as hotels, parks, and restaurants. Never place loose needles and other sharps (those that are not placed in a sharps disposal container) in the household or public trash cans or recycling bins, and never flush them down the toilet. This puts trash and sewage workers, janitors, housekeepers, household members, and children at risk of being harmed. Pet owners who use needles to give medicine to their pets should follow the same sharps disposal guidelines used for humans. What to Do If You Are Accidently Stuck By a Used Needle or Other Sharp 1.Wash the exposed area right away with water and soap or use a skin disinfectant (antiseptic) such as rubbing alcohol or hand sanitizer. 2.Seek immediate medical attention by calling your physician or local hospital. Follow these same instructions if you get blood or other bodily fluids in your eyes, nose, mouth, or on your skin. RETRIEVED FROM: https://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ ProductsandMedicalProcedures/ HomeHealthandConsumer/ConsumerProducts/Sharps/ ucm20025647.htm * Do not drink caffeine after 12 noon. *Avoid cigarettes and alcohol as they cause broken sleep.

Sleep Hygiene Tips: Getting a good night’s sleep is important in maintaining overall health and wellbeing. Sleep Hygiene is defined as promoting good sleep by behavioral interventions. *Go to bed at the same time every night and wake up at the same time every morning. *Do not nap during the day it leads to insomnia. *Do not watch TV in bed it stimulates wakefulness.

*Exercise before 2 pm every day to promote a continuous sleep pattern. *Have a quiet comfortable bedroom (turn off t.v. & lights, and keep room temperature cool). If you wake up during the night and can’t fall back asleep do not lay in bed for over 10 mins. with your mind racing. Get up and sit in a chair until you become drowsy and then go back to bed. Submitted by Kathy Bowers RN, MSN, CDE


J u n e 2 0 1 7 / Wa a b g o n ii Giiz is ( Blo sso m M o o n ) DOs and DON’Ts of Proper Sharps Disposal

•DO immediately place used needles and other sharps in a sharps disposal container to reduce the risk of needle sticks, cuts or punctures from loose sharps. •DO use an FDA-cleared sharps disposal container, if possible. If an FDA-cleared container is not available, some organizations and community guidelines recommend using a heavy-duty plastic household container as an alternative. •DO make sure that if a household container is used, it has the basic features of a good disposal container. •DO carry a portable sharps disposal container for travel. •DO follow your community guidelines for getting rid of your sharps disposal container. •DO call your local trash or public health department (listed in the county and city government section of your phone book) to find out about sharps disposal programs in your area. •DO ask your health care provider, veterinarian, local hospital or pharmacist ◦where and how to get an FDA-cleared sharps

Mino Gizhep! In response to the issue of the syringes/needles found on our Tribal Housing property we would like to share some information. We want to say miigwetch for bringing this information to our attention so our community members can make sure their housing area is safe for all of our children. It will take all of us to create positive change within our community. The Behavioral Health Counselors are all professionally qualified and State Certified to provide ongoing outpatient treatment and will also assist with arrangements for residential, inpatient alcohol/ drug treatment when needed. We do have a diverse array of funding sources that are available, dependent on your individual situations, regarding insurance or eligibility for State of Michigan funding sources or ATR IV. Unless the Court is involved we cannot force anyone to treatment but we are here to help everyone that needs our assistance to win their battle with alcohol and drugs. You do not have to do this alone! So as a community lets reach out to those that are struggling and need our compassion and support. Give them support to walk in our door to seek help. It begins with one step… and one day at a time. Miigwetch! Behavioral Health Department Manager & Staff

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disposal container, ◦if they can dispose of your used needles and other sharps, or ◦if they know of sharps disposal programs near you. •DO keep all sharps and sharps disposal containers out of reach of children and pets. •DO seal sharps disposal containers when disposing of them, label them properly and check your community guidelines on how to properly dispose of them. •DO ask your medical or prescription insurer whether they cover sharps disposal containers. •DO ask the manufacturer of your drug products that are used with a needle or other sharps if they provide a sharps disposal container to patients at no charge. •DO report a problem associated with sharps and disposal containers. •DON’T throw loose needles and other sharps into the trash. •DON’T flush needles and other sharps down the toilet. •DON’T put needles and other sharps in your recycling bin -they are not recyclable. •DON’T try to remove, bend, break, or recap needles used by another person. This can lead to accidental needle sticks, which may cause serious infections. •DON’T attempt to remove the needle without a needle clipper because the needle could fall, fly off, or get lost and injure someone. RETRIEVED FROM: https://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ ProductsandMedicalProcedures/HomeHealthandConsumer/ ConsumerProducts/Sharps/ucm263274.htm

Dear Community Members, It has come to our attention that syringes/needles were found on the ground in our Peshawbestown Tribal Housing complex. We are informing each one of you of this potential hazard to request your assistance.

Please check the area Around your homes thoroughly To ensure the safety of our children.

GTB Behavioral Health Department

• If you find a syringe/needle • Do not pick it up • Call Tribal Police at 534-7777 to provide disposal. Together we can keep our community safe! Miigwetch!

Elizabeth Elliott COMMUNITY HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE

BENZIE AND MANISTEE

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

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JUNE 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

Mitchell Michael Boulton Daniel Fox William Van Dyke Robin Dudley James Gauthier Gordon Anderson Audrey Chambers Wilford Antoine Thomas Boulton Mary Miller Leonard Germain Rosie Dubose Veronica Hinojosa June Field Caroline Petoskey Terrance Kenwabikise Leonard Grossman Beverly McDonald Julie Garza Mary Jenkins Sharon Bailey Randall Jacko Sr Frederick Hughes Barbara McLain Judy Lewis Beverly Antoine Lucius Chambers Jack McSawby Lori Nichols Shirley Skeba Ricarda McSawby Kim Lewis David DeVerney Peter Peters Garland Cotter Joan Adams Carol Ruth Mary Minch Susan

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

Top winners for the elders pool tournament for the ladies were: from right to left: 1st Angie Bower, 2nd Arlene Smith & 3rd Harriet Marez.

Last Name

First Name

Martell Howard Bailey Warren Mitchell Lucy Gibbs Elizabeth May Leona Ramey Caroline Randolph Darye Anthony Pauline Corey Leonard Warren Nyla Edwards Betty Bennett Chris Fulcher Lynn Cripps Frederick York Barbara Kukla Cheryl Grant Leslie Stephenson Constance Moore Josephine Koon Karen Chippewa Clifford Armiga Thomas Sherman Christine Sikora Catherine Hall Jerome McSawby Rosella Bullington Margaret Randolph Gary Wright Thomas Miller Leslie Jacko Noah Winstone Melvin Mullen Barbara Coudron Gary Napont Richard Homminga Gene Hart Richard Myrick Joan Parsell Josephine

Birth Day

16-Jun 16-Jun 17-Jun 18-Jun 18-Jun 18-Jun 18-Jun 18-Jun 19-Jun 19-Jun 20-Jun 20-Jun 21-Jun 21-Jun 22-Jun 23-Jun 24-Jun 24-Jun 24-Jun 24-Jun 24-Jun 25-Jun 25-Jun 25-Jun 26-Jun 26-Jun 26-Jun 28-Jun 28-Jun 29-Jun 29-Jun 29-Jun 29-Jun 29-Jun 30-Jun 30-Jun 30-Jun 30-Jun 30-Jun

Top winners for the men, right to left were: 1st Rudy Bailey,2nd Patrick Wabanimkee & 3rd Bill Wilson.


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Chester Finch

GTB Tribal Elder(GTB’s oldest Member) United States Navy Charlevoix, MI 10/7/1920 – 05/14/2017

Eliza Eva Beers

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Peshawbestown, MI. GTB Tribal Elder

02/20/1937 – 04/29/2017

GRAND TRAVERSE BAND OF OTTAWA AND CHIPPEWA INDIANS

Respectfully Acknowledging Our Loss

Respectfully Our Loss ELDERS AND CULTURAL DEPARTMENT SENIOR FARMERS’ MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAMAcknowledging APPLICATION TO RECEIVE BENEFITS

PSA ____________

DATE OF APPLICATION: ____/____/____ PARTICIPANT INFORMATION FIRST NAME: _________________ LASTVisitation: NAME: _________________________

Thursday, May 18 2017 6:00-8:00 P.M. ADDRESS __________________________________________________________ Peterson Funeral Home STREET Erickson Crowley CITY STATE ZIP 26090 E. Pine St., Calumet, MI 49913

HOME PHONE: _(____)_________________ SEX: ____ M ____ F Funeral Service:

Sacred Fire

More information to follow.

Visitation

More information to follow.

Friday, May INCOME 19 2017 HOUSEHOLD SIZE: _______ TOTAL HOUSEHOLD _____________ Funeral Service 11:00 A.M. The collection of race and ethnicity is requested solely for the purpose of determining the State agency’s compliance with Federal civil St. Paul the Apostle Church

More information to follow.

rights laws, and ensures National that the Historic programPark, is administered in a non-discriminatory manner. Your responses to these questions will not affect Keweenaw 301 8th St. Calumet, MI Luncheon toIf follow funeralnot service. consideration of your application. you choose 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 Date Issued SFMNP booklet # _______thru_______

_________________________ 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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POPPY DAYS

Members of Eagletown American Legion post Eagletown American #120 took part in the Armed ForcesLegion Day traditional Post #120 Poppy Day fund raiser on May 20th. Veterans and POPPY DAYSto receive donations auxiliary members were present at Hansen’s market in Suttons Bay, 20, and2017 Chimoski Armed Forces Day - May Bakery.Watch Due to Town and Market being closed forEagle our Veterans Auxiliary Members at Eagle Town Market, Hansen’s and Chimoski Bakery!

for renovations, no members were positioned at that site. With being a location short, Post 120 still pulled in many charitable donations. They were only $20 short from their collections last year. Much appreciation to these veterans and those who have contributed these donations. - by Jared Sonderegger, Editor

Thank You For Your Support!

RAFFLE WINNERS

Raffle St. Kateri Parish Feast of the Return of the Three Kings Prize Grand Prize - Mountain Bike Movie & Dinner Certificate $50 Certificate $50 Certificate $20 Certificate $2 5 Certificate Movie Certificate Movie Certificate Game X-Scope Tool Box Dried Chocolate Cherries Basket Kitchen Gifts Basket Kitchen Gifts Beach Towel Butter Fly Outdoor Stone Outdoor Bird Decoration Thank You Notes $50 Cash Stainless Steel Bracelet Book 2 Dr. Seuss Books Kitchen Whipstirs Kitchen Whipstirs Wall Decoration Boys Puzzle and Books Waterford Crystal Harp Coloring Books and Markers Spa in a Bag Pail, Bubbles, Chalk Plush Throw Spirit Pin Grocery Boxes Game Native Bag $1 5 Gift Certificate

Donor Wanageshik Family Becky Woods Hansens Hansens 45th Parallel Cafe Chimoski Bakery Bahles Bahles Brain Storm Enerdyne Nancy & Rick Deering Sister Sue Sister Sue Donna Swallows Front Porch Bayside Gallery Business Helper Clarence King Great Goods Great Goods Great Goods Sister Ellen Sister Ellen Sister Sue Sister Sue Helen McAllister Sister Sue Donna Swallows Jean Warren Judy & Charlie Belanger Penny Concannon Pam Smithbell Jerry Luskey Painted Bird

Winner Pam Smithbell Jinny O'Connor Frank Weese Nancy Deering Bob Chimoski Jim McCormick Iva Chimoski Roger Dunnigan Donna Swallows Roger Dunnigan Anna Harwood Becky Woods Roger Dunnigan Phyllis Wanagwahik Bob Chimoski Josh Concannon Roger Dunnigan Donna Swallows April Gray Bob Chimoski Monique Lopez Mary L Piotrowski Patrick Cancannon Donna Swallows Meta Starchfield Roger Dunnigan Nancy Deering Roger Dunnigan Tina Frankenburger Roger Dunnigan Phyllis Wanageshik Doreen Eggleston April Gray Clarence King

Thank you to all those who donated prizes and bought raffle tickets. We had a great dinner feast and a good time. Sister Sue A special thank you to Phyllis Wanageshik and family for donated this beautiful bike as our grand prize. It was won by Pam Smithbell

Donna Swallows Volunteer of the Year The Parish Council of St. Kateri Parish chose Donna Swallows as this year's Volunteer of the Year. Donna always supports all of the activities going on at the parish. For the main fund raiser, which is a raffle held on the Return of the Three Kings Feast, Donna gets the tickets printed, goes to various businesses in Suttons Bay to ask for donations, and takes care of distributing the tickets and keeps track of the money brought in. She decorates the parish hall for the Feast of St. Kateri Mass, which is celebrated outside at the shrine, and culminates with the feast inside the hall. She also decorates for the Veteran's Day Feast in the hall. Every Thursday Donna cooks and provides dinner at 6:00 for anyone who would like to attend. This is an opportunity for people to come together and share a meal and conversation. Above all, Donna is dedicated to her Catholic faith and living out that faith as a follower of Jesus. Donna is also a Eucharistic Minister during Mass on Sunday. Donna is always someone that you can count on to help out. She is truly a blessing for our Parish.

- Submitted by Sister Sue


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NEW RIDES FOR GTB HOUSING

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The GTB Housing Department has taken the last year to research a more suitable and efficient fleet of vehicles for their Housing Maintenance staff. The choice has now been made. Four new standard cab 2017 Chevy Silverado pickups were received from Williams Chevrolet in Traverse City on Thursday, May 25th.

The former maintenance vans were traded in for these more capable work trucks. The new Silverados will make it more convenient for the staff to haul ladders, lumber, and larger equipment to work orders and home rehabs. These new trucks come equipped with 4 wheel drive. This gives the work team the confidence they need in their vehicles during extreme weather events or rougher terrain. This function will also make for a safer and more secure driving option when traveling throughout the six county service area during the harsh winter months.

- Photos by Jared Sonderegger

These new vehicles will provide a safer, more efficient and professional appearance for the GTB Housing Maintenance crew. GTB Housing would like the communities in the six county service areas to be aware of the new vehicle change as they will be showing up to these residents for your maintenance needs. - by Jared Sonderegger, Editor

GTB HOUSING PICINIC

The GTB Housing Department hosted a series of picnics for the local residents, traveling through out the six county area to bring the festivities to the outlying offices. On Monday May 22nd, the Picnic was located at the East Jordan office, on the 23rd it was held at the Benzie office. Finally the Peshawbestown home office event was held on the 24th.

There was a large turnout at each event. Attendees were treated to hotdogs and hamburgers, with a variety of chips, salads, cookies and brownies. Housing staff also provided giveaway items and prizes such as lawn equipment. These picnics are a fun way of bringing the communities together. Now that spring has sprung, its beneficial for everyone to get out and enjoy a spring cookout in the fresh air and sunshine. The smell of barbecue provides a liberating sense of freedom from the confines of winter. - by Jared Sonderegger, Editor

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PUBLIC SAFETY UPDATES

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS GRAND TRAVERSE BAND EMERGENCY all local government department heads, emergency PREPAREDNESS MICIMS TRAINING management coordinators, and district coordinators. Some additional Emergency Preparedness Trainings Grand Traverse Band emergency management held in FY2017: 1. March 13-16, 2017 - Emergency Managestaff participated in a Michigan Critical Incident ment Framework for Tribal Governments Management System (MICIMS) training with Training - Tribal Manager Mary Pelcher and Leelanau County government personnel Friday, Tribal Councilor Tom Shomin attended a April 21, 2017 at the Leelanau County Government free training specific for tribal governments Center. Mike Hosh, Region 7 Training and Exercise at Emergency Management Institute, MaryCoordinator facilitated the exercise for the 2-Hour land. Refresher Training morning session with Becky 2. March 21, 2017 - CIM Training held at GTB Woods, Nicki Basch, Ron Anderson, Jolanda Murphy, Gaming Enterprises with Mr. Mynsberge. Russ Cavanaugh, Joe Huhn, Mari Raphael, Melissa 3. May 5, 2017 - CIM Training held at BenodWitkowski, Arlene Kashata, Helen Cook and Sherri jenh Center for the staff. Vezina in attendance. 4. May 12, 2017 - Critical Incident Management (CIM) presentation conducted during Benzie County Emergency Manager Frank Post the annual GTB Government Staff Meetfacilitated the afternoon New User MICIMS Training ing with Thomas R. Mynsberge, a 27-year session. The Tribal Manager, Mary Pelcher, the veteran of the Michigan State Police (MSP) Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC) 2nd and a 20-year veteran of the MSP EmerDeputy Jared Sonderegger, Legal Assistant Mary gency Support Team. Mr. Mynsberge proKelley, Fire Chief Todd Brewer and FF/EMT Brad vided realistic procedures for survival in Norton completed the 3-hour training. crisis intervention situations and offered MICIMS provides real time emergency management realistic solutions for emergency preparedinformation to authorized users anywhere internet ness and response. GTB Tribal Police Ofaccess is available by automating the paper ficers Todd Bonter and Stephanie Homan processes currently in place to effectively manage have also received critical incident training to assist tribal government departments incident information of natural or man-made and staff on effective emergency responses disasters. to mitigate potential situations. 5. May 15 to 19, 2017 - ICS 300 Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents and ICS 400 Advanced ICS Command and General Staff Complex Incident training – Officer George Preston, FF/EMT Brad Norton, Housing Manager and EMC 1st Deputy Nicki Basch and Communications Director/EMC 2nd Deputy Jared Sonderegger attended free training at Gaylord University Center, Gaylord, MI. 6. May 17, 2017 – Leelanau County Mass Casualty Training event – Tribal Police Officers and GTB Fire and GTB Emergency Management Coordinators participated in the exercise with local fire, EMS, and MICIMS Training - Friday, April 21, 2017 – Grand Traverse law enforcement departments in Leelanau Band and Leelanau County Emergency Preparedness County, as well as the American Red Cross, personnel. Salvation Army, Road Commission and local Media. The training will simulate bomb The Grand Traverse Band and Leelanau County blast incident at a large public building with Governments are co-hosting the Public Officials mock press notifications. Workshop on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Leelanau County Government Center. The workshop designed to provide local government senior elected, Grand Traverse Band staff continues to remain involved in keeping up to date on emergency appointed officials and administrative leaders with preparedness initiatives and attend available an understanding of their roles and responsibilities trainings. in the event of an emergency or disaster in our communities. The workshop will provide discussion Prepared by: Jolanda Murphy, Public Safety Dept on strategic and executive level issues, local, state, Manager and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator and federal rules, laws, guidance and challenges 5/17/2017 related to preparing their jurisdictions to prevent, protect, respond, mitigate, and recover from emergencies and disasters. Participants are local elected officials of a township, city, county, tribal nation, senior elected or appointed administrators,


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THE POWER OF YOU

Mr. Albert Pooley from the Native American Fatherhood and Families association during his presentation.

The 2017 Annual Government Staff Meeting was

held May 12th at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. Each department was asked to design and submit a T-shirt for their designated departments in coordination with the theme for the event, which was “The Power of You.” The event was Emceed by Tribal Manager, Mary Pelcher and color guard posting was completed by Eagletown Post 120. Employees were separated into groups to rotate through training sessions. These training updates included active shooter training, HR and IT updates. The cultural department provided language lessons. Health Care gave a great demonstration and examples of how a virus spreads during the Blood Borne Pathogen presentation. Behavioral Health also gave a presentation on reporting violence. The special guest speaker, after the lunch break, was Mr. Albert Pooley from the Native American Fatherhood and Families association. His presentation explained the importance and sacred roles of being a father and a mother through antic dotes of past experiences. Mr. Pooley shared an important message for GTB employees when he stated that as individuals we must “love who you work with, love what you do, and uplift those around us.” These words are reinforcing the Seven Grandfather Teachings, explaining how it

- Photo by Jared Sonderegger

- Photo by Jared Sonderegger

is crucial to remain humble and understanding. To be human you must show first show humility. This will set the example for those around you. The seniority awards were given out this year to the following: 1 Year employees were Monica Anderson ,Eric Ferrere, Jacqulyn Burfield , Jonathon Aylward, Stephen Petoskey, Jeffery Piotrowski, Amanda Brooks, Stephanie Homan, Courtney Yaple, James Garavaglia, Grace Soave, Tarik Bouguettaya, Arlene Kashata, and Paul McGrath. 5 year Employees are Melissa Witkowski, Donald Shook, William Lee, Summer Mattis, Patricia Sams, Timothy Stark, Kimberly Vargo. The 10 Year employee is Dawn Shenoskey. 15 Year Employees are Greg Bailey, Michelle Shaw, Carl Wabanimkee. 20 Year employee Cynthia McIlrath. 25 Year employee Sonya Zotigh. The employee with the most seniority this year was 30 Year employee Patricia Putney. Ms. Putney was unable to attend the event so Pats daughter Tangila Lemcool accepted the award and Pendleton blanket on her behalf. Be sure to congratulate and acknowledge these fantastic individuals for their years of dedication to membership of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.

- by Jared Sonderegger, Editor

- Photo by Jared Sonderegger


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(From left to right ) 15 Year employees Greg Bailey, Michelle Shaw, Carl Wabanimkee and 10 Year Employee Dawn Shenoskey

(From left to right )5 year Employees Melissa Witkowski, Timothy Stark, Patricia Sams, Donald Shook, and Summer Mattis.

Mary Pelcher and Doris Winslow present Tangila Lemcool with awards on behalf of her mother 30 year employee Patricia Putney.

GTB Department Managers congratulating the milestone employees.

Photos by Aaron TwoCrow


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Benodjenh Center Update

Aanii, Our 2017-2018 Center Based Applications for next year are ready and available here at the Benodjenh Center or on our website. Currently, we still have Early Head Start Home Base openings for this year. If you have any questions please call us at 231-534-7650 or stop in to the center. http://www.gtbindians.org/benodjenh.asp Miigwetch from the staff here at The Benodjenh Center

Pictures from a monthly Early Head Start Home Base social at Handz on Art

Teaching Strategies GOLD (TS GOLD) is an assessment tool used by our classroom teachers to track individual child growth from birth to Kindergarten in all areas of development (social-emotional, physical, language/literacy, cognitive, mathematics, science& technology, social studies, and the arts). TS GOLD uses ongoing, authentic, observations of each child as they engage in activities and interact with their peers and their teachers throughout their daily routines. The following are the results from our fall and spring Teaching Strategies GOLD Assessments: Teaching Strategies GOLD 2016-2017 Fall & Winter Checkpoint Assessment Data Head Start/Great Start Readiness Programs (3-5 year olds) Fall 2016-2017 (Sept.-Nov.) Winter 2016-2017 (Nov.-March) Expectations Expectations Areas of Development Below Meeting Exceeding Exceeding Social-Emotional skills: 33% 67% 0% 16% Physical-Gross Motor: 29% 41% 17% 22% Physical-Fine Motor: 22% 76% 6% 10% Language: 37% 59% 8% 30% Cognitive: 30% 70% 0% 11% Literacy: 43% 57% 0% 28% Mathematics: 33% 67% 0% 32%

Below

Meeting

63% 69% 77% 65% 87% 73% 65%

23% 10% 14% 6% 3% 0% 3%

Early Head Start (0-3 years old) Fall 2016-2017 (Sept.-Nov.) Winter 2016-2017 (Nov.-March) Expectations Expectations Areas of Development Below Meeting Exceeding Below Meeting Social-Emotional: 29% 72% 0% 32% 69% Physical-Gross Motor: 7% 93% 0% 19% 82% Physical-Fine Motor: 0% 100% 0% 13% 88% Language: 30% 70% 0% 50% 50% Cognitive: 0% 100% 0% 26% 76% Literacy: 72% 15% 0% 69% 32% Mathematics: 86% 15% 0% 63% 38%

Exceeding 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

*Averages may total above or below 100% depending on weather there is enough data collected on a child, excessive absences, and rounding half percentages up to the next whole number.


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YOUTH SERVICES

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Pictures from the after-school program in Peshawbestown from this month. We spent a lot of time outdoors, going for hikes, looking for morels and ramps (wild leeks), and cleaning up the environment. The UNITY group planted native trees at the pond behind the med lodge. They planted native plum, elderberry, and pawpaw trees with the help of Jonathon Aylward (NRD) and Hank Bailey on 5/15. They also went to Brown Bridge and planted cedars to assist with restoring the natural environment at Brown Bridge Quiet Area on 5/22. - Submitted by Courtney Yaple

Aydeh Anderson, Naaji Anderson, & Andres Martinez hiking in Suttons Bay.

Wabanakwad Fox found a wild turkey feather.

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

0-5 year old center based child development programs

Comprehensive health and developmental services

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0-3 year old home-based program

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Incorporation of the Native American culture

Call 534-7650 for more information

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.

Bella Wilson learns how to pick ramps (wild leeks).

n o i t a c u d E Banquet The education banquet is being held to honor our graduates, and congratulate them on their accomplishments.

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!

Grand

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e Resor Sunday t , June 1 1th, 20 1 7 3:30-4:0 0 - Sig n In 4:00 - W elcome and Cer emony Dinner to follo w *Invita tion On ly

Invitations are for the graduate and 2 of his or her family members, additional family members may attend at an out of pocket expense. Please call for more information.

If you are graduating this year from high school, or college, please contact the Education Department at 231-534-7356, or 231-5347765 so we can personally invite you and 2 family members to attend the education banquet. Miigwetch. Please call by: June 7th. *This event is by invitation only. Dawn Shenoskey * Education Department Manager * dawnm.shenoskey@gtbindians.com * 1-231-534-7753


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NATURAL RESOURCES NRD Perennial Food and Medicine Planting Survey

The GTB NRD is creating public foraging spaces full of fruits, nuts, and perennials to improve water quality and to grow foods and medicines for people to gather. Is there a public space where you’d like to see this type of landscape created? For example, a vacant space near your office or house. Please let us know where you’d like to see plantings happen and we will try to plant there this fall. Sites that address nonpoint source pollution will receive highest priority.

The NRD is also starting a community plant nursery to make perennial foods and medicines widely available to GTB members. Bold plants are species native to the Great Lakes. Please check anything you’d like to have growing in a public space or your yard.

Trees Walnut Black ______ Butter ______ Common ______ Hickory Shellbark ______ Shagbark ______ Hazelnut American ______ Beaked ______ Common ______ Chestnut American ______ Common ______ Mulberry (Red) ______ Wild Plums ______ Juneberry trees _____ Pawpaw _____ American Persimmon _____ Sweet Cherry _____ Peach _____ Apple _____ Apricot _____ Plum _____ Pear _____ White Birch _____ Basswood (Linden) _____ Chokecherry _____ Nannyberry _____ Cedar _____ Sugar Maple _____

Understory: Vegetables, Herbs, Flowers Ground Nut ______ Asparagus _____ Sweetgrass _____ Oregano, _____ Thyme _____ Hog Peanut _____ Mountain Mint _____ Bee balm _____ Wild Ginger _____ Bloodroot _____ Red Root/New Jersey Tea _____ Lupine _____

Small Fruits Blueberry Highbush _______ Lowbush _______ Grape—conchord ________ Strawberry Wild _______ Common _______ Rubus family Red raspberry _______ Black raspberry _______ Blackberry _______ Thimbleberry _______ Juneberry bushes _______ Grape—conchord _______ Gooseberries _____ Cranberry American highbush _____ Lowbush _____ Chokeberry/Aronia _____ Buffaloberry (silver) _____ Elderberry—American black _____ Sand cherry _____ Hardy kiwi _____ Nanking Cherry ______ Honeyberry ______

Sunchoke (Jerusalem Artichoke) Rhubarb Michigan Sage Cooking Sage Sorrel (sterile) Mints Yarrow Calamus Echinacea Sweetfern False Indigos Lead Plant

_____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____

If there are other plants you’d like to see growing, please write those in. Drop off this list to NRD or email with your votes/requests to jonathan.aylward@gtbindians.com or call Jonathan at 231-534-7976 This survey can also be found at www.gtbindians.org/environmental.asp


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WATER PROTECTOR SYMPOSIUM

The Grand Traverse Band hosted the Line 5 Water Protectors Symposium on Friday May 19th at the Leelanau Sands Casino Showroom. The Symposium was a gathering for local communities to learn how to assist with shutting down the 64-year-old Line 5 oil Pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac. This Symposium was to share all known information with the public in order to take action concerning this issue before the next Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board meeting in June. Several Hundred people attended the event. Amongst the crowd were state legislators and nonprofit organizations. Michigan State Senator Rick Jones was present, having a particular interest in the Enbridge pipeline, as his family was affected by the Kalamazoo River spill back in 2010. Local business owners that are completely dependant on their freshwater attractions for visiting tourists were also there to show support. People from many walks of life came together with the shared objective of understanding the Line 5 problem and learning how to solve it.

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Photos by Aaron TwoCrow Members from GTB Tribal Council spoke to the importance of keeping these waters safe. They explained the sacred bond that the indigenous people share with these waters. A water ceremony was also performed to introduce other communities to the importance of this blessing of life from our mother earth. Awareness of the potential crises this presents to local governments and emergency services was also expressed. The damage of this potential catastrophic event is thought to effect not only the resident population of people but hundreds of miles of lake shore, aquatic and non aquatic animal life. The long term effects of this disaster would last years. The Enbridge oil spill in the Kalamazoo is still being investigated and resolved today over 7 years later. It is vital that the community remains educated on this issue in order to make an intelligent stand against the decaying and fragile pipeline. - by Jared Sonderegger, Editor

GTB-Official Protectors of Mother Earth

Water is LIFE Attention GTB Tribal Members & GTB GOV EMPLOYEES The Grand Traverse Band Tribal Council is sponsoring a delegation of ambassadors willing to journey to Petoskey, Michigan on June 12, 2017. Ambassadors will be active members of a direct action event to voice OPPOSITION to Enbridge’s Pipeline 5. Ambassadors will be on the front line and VOICE opposition to Pipeline 5, and to demand its removal from the Straits of Mackinac. Ambassadorship is open to all GTB community members and GTB Government employees (with supervisor approval). A passenger coach for 57 has been chartered! GTB Ambassadors: • Family attendance is welcome. • All under age of 18 must be accompanied by supervising adult. • Must sign a liability waiver. • A brown bag lunch will be provided. • The bus will schedule one stop each way for bathroom and snack purchases. *snacks at your own cost. • You may pack additional food for the bus. • GTB GOV employees will be permitted 8 hours of paid time off arranged through TMO office. *supervisor approval. • Loud and peaceful action required. • This is a drug and alcohol-free event. • When reserving your seat please provide your Tshirt size and we will provide one free “Water is Life” shirt when you arrive at the bus.

Sign Up:

• Call Shawnee John at: 231-534-7500 to reserve your seat on the bus!!

• Deadline to call is June 8, 2017 (5:00 p.m.) • After June 8th any open seats will be submitted to the greater public.

Trip Itinerary: • GTB bus will leave Peshawbestown on June 12th at 7:00 a.m. sharp from the Administration parking lot. • GTB bus will stop at 3-Mile office - Leave TC at 7:30 a.m. sharp! • GTB bus will begin trip home from Petoskey at about 3:30 p.m. with stop at 3-Mile then to Peshawbestown. • It will be a long day - from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm. • Event will take place at: Petoskey Middle School 801Northmen Drive Petoskey, MI

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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CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES!

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(BELOW) My daughter Kateri Twocrow is Graduating from Central High school in traverse City. June 4, 2017, please congratulate her. I am so proud of her for finishing high school Then Now

(RIGHT) 16 yr old high school student and GTB member Nickolas Kenwabikise broadcasts every morning (WVBI 100.1 FM) from Beaver Island Community School. Nick discusses many current events on his morning radio spot and even cold - called Enbridge and secured an interview with their spokesman about the Line 5 Pipeline. -- Cheryl Phillips

Love from her mom and brothers and the family, Love always, -- Mom (Melissa Meier).

(ABOVE) Congratulations to my Daughter Sandra Antoine Tiffany. She graduated from Farris State University’s School of Social Work with a GPA of 3.94, Her commencement ceremony was May 5th at Rink Arena, FSU, Big Rapids. For a mother and student I am very proud of you Sandra “Sandy”. Love you always. -- Mom

(ABOVE) Korin Smeltzer was inducted into the National Honor Society on May 4th. Korin Smeltzer is 15 years old and is currently a Sophomore at Frankfort Elberta area Schools. -- Submitted by Agnes Glinski

(ABOVE) Congratulations to Raymond Shenoskey and Clint Boulton on earing your Associates Degrees. Good luck with continuing your college careers. Love Shenoskeys and Boultons…. -- Pauline Boulton

(LEFT) Congratulations to Alexander Lee Boulton class of 2017 from Petoskey High School. We are proud of you. Good luck in college. Love Mom and Dad. - Pauline Boulton

(ABOVE) Sabrina Summer Rose Kenwabikise is graduating high school this semester from Beaver Island Community school. Her brothers Justin, Nathan, Nick Kenwabikise, and her parents Cheryl Phillips and Joseph Kenwabikise are so very proud of her. -- Cheryl Phillips

(ABOVE) We are so proud of you and all your accomplishments. He has attended Suttons Bay School since Kingardenten he missed one year when he lived in Manistee. He has been on the Honor Roll every marking period throughout his years. He was involved with sports, band, choir, musical plays. He is an all-around great guy. His mother Stella Chippewa and father the late Robert Memberto, his grandparents George and Mary Yannott aka MeMe and PA and his grandma Evelyn Hurbert from Muskegon have helped him through the good times and bad times. Ryan plans on continuing his education at NMC this fall for Automotive. Once again we are all very proud of him. Congratulations Ryan


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Suttons Bay Youth

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Strongheart Sauna Hours

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.

Open limited hours from 6:30 Am to 2:00 Pm Monday through Friday.

Problem Resolution

Sign in at front office door.

Open to all members of the community! First meeting in July date TBD.

Hours will change once everything is worked out to secure and monitor the system to avoid misuse and potential vandalism.

If interested, please contact: David Marshall @ 231-313-4131

Sandy Anderson @ 231-866-0064

Ojibwadave@yahoo.com

junebuggsweets1@gmail.com

GO NORSEMEN!

June 17,2017 8am-8pm at the

Kid’s Pond

in Elk Rapids Our Sponsors:

Elk Rapids Bible Church Torch Lake Assembly of God Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa/Chippewa Indians

Rapid City Area Food Pantry Amvets Post 114 Cone Corral

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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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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Suttons Bay, Michigan 49682 (231) 271-8609

leelanaumontessori.org

email: info@leelanaumontessori.org

2017-2018 Toddler/Primary/Elementary Application Form Child’s First Name: ____________________________ Middle Name:__________________Last Name:_________________________ Date of Birth: _________________________________Today’s Date:_____________________________________________________ Mother’s Name: _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Street Address: ________________________________________________________________________________________________ City, State, Zip:________________________________________________________________________________________________ _ Home phone: _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Cell phone: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Father’s Name: ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Street Address: _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Home phone: __________________________________________________________________________________________________ City, State, Zip:__________________________________________________________________________________________________ Cell phone: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Siblings Names & Ages:___________________________________________________________________________________________ Email address to send school information:___________________________________________________________________________ Is this a commitment to Montessori through the 6th grade or age 12? Circle one: Y

N

Toddler Community

Primary Community (3-6 year olds) (Tuition for 3-4 Year Olds)

(15Months-3 Years Old) ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___

3 3 4 4 5 5

Mornings School Days Mornings School Days Mornings School Days

Preferred Toddler Days: M

$2916 $4671 $3888 $6228 $4860 $7785 T

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Th

F

(not guaranteed)

Young Fives/Kindergarten/Montessori Master Year

___3 Mornings (M-W) ___3 School Days (M-W) ___4 Mornings (M-Th) ___4 School Days (M-Th) ___5 Mornings (M-F) Child Care ___5 School Days (M-F) ___Before School Care (7:30-8:15)

$2916 $4671 $3888 $6228 $4860 $7785 $3.25/day

___After School Care (3:15-5:30)

$7.00/day

___Lunch Care (11:15-12:15)

$5.00/day

( Five Years Old by September 1, 2017)

___5 School Days

unknown

No Cost

Elementary Community

___6-9 Elementary Community ___1st Grade

___2nd Grade

No Cost

___3rd Grade

___9-12 Elementary Community ___4th Grade

___5th Grade

No Cost

___6th Grade

New Students 

Schedule an observation by calling our office at (231) 271-8609 or visit our website at leelanaumontessori.org.

If your child will be younger than five by September 1, 2017, complete and return this application with a $50 nonrefundable enrollment deposit to our office.

An enrollment packet with required paperwork will be sent to your family.

Check#____________

Signature of parent or guardian____________________________________

Returning Students 

If your child will be younger than five by September 1, 2017, complete and return this application with a $50 nonrefundable enrollment deposit to our office. Check#____________

Signature of parent or guardian____________________________________

An enrollment packet with required paperwork will be sent to your family.

Make checks payable to: Leelanau Montessori Mail to: Leelanau Montessori, P.O Box 838, Suttons Bay, MI 49682

Tuition Assistance : We at Leelanau Montessori want to offer parents as many options as possible to help fund their child’s preschool tuition. Below are several options that may apply to your families situation. If you have any questions please feel free to call the office to discuss which option may be the best fit for your family.

The Great Start Readiness Preschool Program If your child is four by September 1, 2017 and you are interested in Great Start Preschool funding for your child, please contact the office for more information.

Department of Human Services (DHS) Funding Leelanau Montessori cooperates with the Michigan Department of Human Services Day Care Funding Program. If your child is between the age of 15 months and four years old and you feel your family may qualify for this funding, please contact the Department of Human Services in Traverse City or go on-line to: http://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/.

Scholarship Leelanau Montessori offers parents the opportunity to apply for a scholarship to help cover the cost of their child’s preschool tuition. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship please contact the office for more information. Scholarship applications will be due May 15th.

Work Cooperative Leelanau Montessori offers parents the opportunity to offset a portion of their child’s preschool tuition. If you are intere sted in applying for a work cooperative please fill out the application located on the website under admissions. Work cooperative applications are due May 15th.

Payments: Upon acceptance to Leelanau Montessori you will receive a contract and direct payment form. The first payment will be due September 15th for the 2017-2018 school year. You will have the option of choosing a one-time payment, three payments, or ten monthly payments. There is a 10% tuition discount for one time (pre-paid) payment. If you fall more than one month behind in payments, your child will not be permitted to attend until that payment is received or other arrangements are made. All tuition contract payments will be made through a direct withdrawal from your bank account.


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Date of Birth:

Home Phone:

Address: Parents’ / Guardians’ Name(s) and Phone Number(s):

Alternate Emergency Contact: Name:

Phone:

Is this student allergic to any foods? Any other allergies? Y

N

Y

N

Relationship:

If so, what foods:

If so, what:

Mild?

Moderate?

Severe?

What symptoms does student have when exposed to/eats food containing that allergen? What action is usually taken when child is exposed to/eats food containing that allergen?

Is student currently taking any medication?

Y

N

If so, what?

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Student’s Swimming Ability Level (circle)

Strong

Are student’s skills at or above grade level in:

Moderate

Math?

Non-Swimmer

Reading?

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Date: Parent or Legal Guardian Signature

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June 2017 COORDINATED COMMUNITY RESPONSE What is Coordinated Community Response (CCR)? Coordinated Community Response (CCR) is funded by the Office of Violence Against Women. The CCR Project Coordinator assists victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Stalking, and Sexual Assault. The CCR Project Coordinator’s office is located at Grand Traverse Band Tribal Court. What Assistance can you get from CCR? The CCR Project Director provides client services such as attending court hearings with clients, limited financial assistance as the need arises, assistance with Petitioning for Personal Protection Orders, and helping clients with other needs. Coordinated Community Response Project Director Office hours in satellite offices Traverse City Office Hours Wednesday, June 14, 2017 (9:30am - 12:00pm) Wednesday, June 28, 2017 (10:30am - 12:00pm) Benzie Office Hours Wednesday, June 21 2017 (1:30pm - 3:30pm) Charlevoix Office Hours Friday, June 23, 2017 (11am-12pm & 1pm - 2pm) Please call ahead to ensure that the CCR Project Director will be available at the locations as office hours as urgent clients needs may arise. Other times are available upon request. Please call Yvette Weese, the CCR Project Coordinator at 231-534-7053 to schedule an alternate date, time and/or location.


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NMC AND SUTTONS BAY POW WOW

- Photo by Jared Sonderegger Several graduation Jiingtamokan were held in the month of May. On Saturday May 13th Northwestern Michigan College and the Native American Student Organization of Traverse City hosted the Traditional NMC Pow Wow, honoring the current Native American students and Graduates.

- Photo by Aaron TwoCrow The following week, on Thursday May 19th, Suttons Bay Public Schools held their Graduation Jiingtamok. This celebration brought together all Suttons Bay seniors, congratulating them on completing the first of many important leaps in life.

The spirits were high as seniors were honored and relieved to be receiving a much deserved The NMC event was helmed by host drum Spirit break before either joining the workforce, military Lake, with Swift Voice and Dusty Bear serving as invited Drum groups. The Head Veteran was Anthony or heading off to college. For the time being they Davis and Color Guard was hosted by Eagletown post focused on their accomplishments, the power of 120. The head Woman was Samantha TwoCrow and the drum, clinging to these fond memories of their contemporary and simpler times. A brief pause at the Head man was Paul Syrette. Master of Ceremonies true apex of childhood, before the awakening ascent was Isadore Toulouse and the area director was into adulthood. - by Jared Sonderegger, Editor Aaron TwoCrow.

Northwestern Michigan College

Camp Windigomitigoing is designed to help students reviewing their educational options in 9-12th Grade. Our goal is to offer students an opportunity to take a closer look at NMC and the programs we offer right near home in Northern Michigan.

What is NASO? NASO - is the Native American Student Organization. NASO - provides monthly student presentations and activities on campus NASO - gives Native students a voice within student government. NASO - sponsors Native American Lectures, Music, Art & Artist presentations, Student Pow Wow, and . . . this camp!

WINDIGOMITIGOING Camp June 12th—15th, 2017 Come check out Northwestern Michigan College 4 days and 3 nights of college information and campus life . . . You will experience life in a dorm, Lectures, Anishinaabemowin , College Test Practice, Unmanned Arial Vehicles Demonstrations & Student flight time, Aviation Program, Flight simulator time & Plane/Hanger tour, NASO enrichment Activities, Student Video Production, How to finance your education, Tuition Waiver, Traditional Arts, Budgeting, Indian Land Tenure, NASO Enrichment Activities, and much more.

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Hoop Dance Class (6 Week Classes)

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays Starting Tuesday June 13th Meet at the Pow wow grounds in Peshawbestown 6 to 8 pm Please come to Hoop Dancing Class starting June 13 at the Pow wow Grounds • 15 Spots available (maybe more depending on interest) • Grades 6-12 (Parents are welcome to attend with their young children). • Attendance is important for practice of hoop dancing • Some transportation provided call 231-5347247 • Light Dinner Provided will be provided • Water and Juice provided • There will be a Heritage Day Hoop Dance Presentation/Special to show off your new hoop dancing. • Need Parent Volunteers to help cook, clean up, and make regalia for Heritage Day July 4. Sponsored by GTB Cultural Department and Prevention Specialist Behavioral Health Department 231-534-7247 Please call if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.

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Starting June 7th

Drumming For Boys (All Ages) Wednesdays 6-7pm Medicine Lodge Snack Provided & Water Bring your drum stick if you have one if not we will make one and we do have some drumsticks you can use. For more information and for a ride please call Prevention Specialist Sharon K. Wasageshik at 23 l-534-7247


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 19, 2017

MDHHS CONTACT: Jennifer Eisner, 517-241-2112 DNR CONTACT: Dr. Kelly Straka, 517-284-5815

First West Nile virus activity of 2017 detected in Michigan Residents urged to protect against mosquito bites LANSING, Mich. – The first West Nile virus activity for Michigan in 2017 has been confirmed in three birds across the state. West Nile virus has been identified in one turkey found in Barry County, and two crows – one from Kalamazoo County and one from Saginaw County. Residents are reminded that the best way to protect against West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne illnesses is to prevent mosquito bites. People who work in outdoor occupations or like to spend time outdoors are at increased risk for West Nile virus infection from mosquito bites. Adults 50 years old and older have the highest risk of severe illness caused by West Nile virus. Symptoms of West Nile virus include a high fever, confusion, muscles weakness, and a severe headache. More serious complications include neurological illnesses, such as meningitis and encephalitis. Last year, there were 43 serious illnesses and 3 deaths related to West Nile virus in Michigan. Nationally, there were 2,038 human cases of the virus and 94 deaths reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Everyone older than six months of age should use repellent outdoors,” said Dr. Eden Wells, chief medical executive of MDHHS. “It only takes one bite from an infected mosquito to cause a severe illness, so take extra care during peak mosquito-biting hours, which are dusk and dawn for the mosquitoes that transmit West Nile virus.” Repellents containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535, and some oil of lemon eucalyptus and paramenthane-diol products provide longer-lasting protection. For both safety and effectiveness, repellents should be used according to the label instructions. The mosquitoes that transmit West Nile virus may breed near people’s homes in storm drains, shallow ditches, retention ponds, and unused pools. They will readily come indoors to bite if window and door screens are not maintained. As summer temperatures rise, mosquitoes and the virus develop more quickly so it is important to protect yourself from mosquito bites as the weather warms. The three West Nile virus positive birds were found sick or dead in early May and tested positive at Michigan State University this week. Birds are the natural animal reservoir for the virus and carry it in their blood. Mosquitoes become infected when they bite an infected bird. Most birds show no symptoms of infection, but certain bird species, such as crows, blue jays and ravens, are more sensitive to the virus and are more likely to become sick and die when they become infected with the virus. "As with many wildlife diseases, vigilant observation and reporting from the public are critical in helping health and wildlife experts better understand and contain the transmission of West Nile Virus," said Dr. Kelly Straka, state wildlife veterinarian. "We ask residents to contact us if they find sick or dead crows, blackbirds, owls or hawks, or any other bird exhibiting signs of illness." For information about West Nile virus activity in Michigan and to report sick or dead birds, visit www.michigan.gov/westnile. Additional information can be found at www.cdc.gov/westnile. ###


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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

_____TRIBAL ID


Ju n e 2017 / Waabgo n ii Giiz is ( Blo s s om Moon)

ANISHINAABEMOWIN BIBEZHIK KIDWINAN

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(One Word at a Time) CONJUGATING THE VERB “ZHAA” (TO GO)

NGII-ZHAA – I WENT

NDI-ZHAA – I AM GOING (NIIN – I, ME, MINE) GDI-ZHAA – YOU ARE GOING (GIIN – YOU (SINGULAR) ZHAA – S/HE IS GOING (WIIN – HE/SHE; HIM/HER) G-ZHAA-M – YOU ALL ARE GOING

KII-ZHAA – YOU WENT GII-ZHAA – S/HE WENT KII-ZHAA-M – YOU ALL WENT

NWII-ZHAA – I WILL GO GWII-ZHAA – YOU WILL GO WII-ZHAA – S/HE WILL GO

KWII-ZHAA-M – YOU ALL WILL BE GOING MINIKWE – TO DRINK (BI)MOSE – TO WALK DAMINO – TO PLAY

CONJUGATE THESE VERBS. (FILL IN THE BLANK)

NBAA – TO SLEEP (BI)MIPTOO – TO RUN KINOOMAGE – TO TEACH

ZHIBIIGE – TO WRITE BIINCHIGE – TO CLEAN GINDAASO – TO READ/COUNT DEWEGE – TO DRUM

(EXAMPLE) – NGII-MINIKWE – I DRANK 1. - I SLEPT. (NIIN – PAST) 2. - S/HE IS TEACHING. (WIIN – PRESENT) 3. - YOU ALL WILL BE DRUMMING. (GIINWAA – FUTURE) 4. - YOU RAN. (GIIN – PAST) 5. - I AM CLEANING. (NIIN – PRESENT) 6. - S/HE DRANK. (WIIN – PAST) 7. - YOU ALL WALKED. (GIINWAA – PAST) 8. - YOU WILL READ/COUNT. (GIIN – FUTURE) 9. - I WILL WRITE. (NIIN – FUTURE) 10. - S/HE WILL BE DRUMMING. (WIIN – FUTURE) 11. - THEY ARE PLAYING. (GIINWAA – PRESENT) 12. - YOU ARE WALKING. (GIIN – PRESENT)

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


J u n e 2 0 1 7 / Wa a b g o n ii Giiz is ( Blo sso m M o o n )

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Expressive Culture Series Events Strawberry Moon Bazaar The Eyaawing Museum Strawberry Moon Bazaar will be held on Saturday, June 3rd 2017 at GTB’s Eyaawing Museum & Cultural Center. From 9:00 AM—3:00 PM The Bazaar is being held to give artists and crafters the opportunity to display and sell their work. Please put this date on your calendars and support these amazing artists. If you would like to be a vendor, please contact the museum at 231-534-7768.

People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.

Eyaawing Museum & Cultural Center and Odawa Gamik (Museum Store)

Wednesday, June 7, 12PM “Sharing Anishinaabek History and Culture” with speakers Hank Bailey, Joanne Cook and Jonathan Aylward.

Open to the Public WEDNESDAY SATURDAY 10AM - 4 PM

Saturday, June 17, 12PM Doris Winslow will be making porcupine quill earrings!

Don’t forget to come see the sturgeon display before it comes down in early July 2017. 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!

Saturday, June 24, 1PM “Red, White & Blues” book review with author Linda Cobe. Pick up your copy in the Odawa Gamik today!

Find us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/ eyaawingmuseum

@EyaawingMuseum

- Anton Chekhov

Eyaawing Museum and Cultural Center Contact Information

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


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JUNE

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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GTB June 2017 Newsletter  

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