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

VETERANS DAY MEMORIAL

“ The Warrior, for us, is one who sacrifices himself for the good of others. His task is to care of the Elderly, the defenseless, those who cannot provide for themselves, and above all, the children - the future of Humanity.” - Sitting Bull

Holiday Traditional Sobriety Powwow Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians Behavioral Health Services Program Grand Traverse Resort — Michigan Ballroom — Acme, Michigan Friday, December 29, 2017 Registration will open at 12:30 p.m. Flag Bearers: Eagletown Post #120 Head Veteran: Todd Brewer Host Drum: Big Red, Minnesota Co-Host: Southern Straight, Michigan

Emcee: Jonathan Rinehart

Grand Entry: 1:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Co-Emcee: Mickey Wanageshik

Feast: 5:00 p.m.

Arena Director: TBA

Head Male: Tony Davis Head Female: Mari Raphael

*Please bring a dish to pass.

Sacred Fire Available

Honorarium for dancers, must be in regalia.

First five (5) drums on-site will receive an honorarium. Vendors are welcome with a donation for giveaway. Tribal discount room rate for Tribal citizens Thursday (12/28) and Friday (12/29).

Any questions—call (231) 534-7090.

Come and Celebrate SOBRIETY!!! This is a alcohol-free and drug-free event!!!


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GTB NEWS

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

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EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE 911 PER CAP HOT LINE 231-534-7372 JOB HOT LINE 1-888-2946 TRIBAL GOV 231-534-7000

Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Office of the Tribal Chairman: Thurlow “Sam” McClellan

Aanii Boozhoo GTB Membership!! I know that most of you have received your 2017 second-half percap letter that was signed by me. I want to clarify some items on the letter that I did not agree with. The Tribal Council approves the percap letter each year and the Chairman signs it. For many years EDC has been presenting the revenues of the Turtle Creek Casino and Leelanau Sands Casino on the percap letter then showing those revenues offset Administration costs. As shown below:

TRIBAL POLICE 231-534-7777 FIRE DEPARTMENT 231-534-7666 TRIBAL COURT 231-534-7050

GOV SWITCHBOARD 231-534-7750 TOLL FREE 1-866-534-7750

SAVE THE DATES 2017 EVENTS HOLIDAY BAZAAR Eyaawing Dec. 2nd BREAKFAST WITH SANTA Strongheart Dec.16th

The question that we need to ask and I have been asking is: what exactly are Administration Costs and why are they separated from the rest of the casinos expenses? How are these costs any different than other costs the casinos experience? Why aren’t these expenses broken down by each casino so we can see the true Net Income for each? Before submitting the percap letter to the membership, I again asked this question of EDC and Tribal Council because I did not want to send this information out to the membership that openly misleads the membership. As I have been reporting, LSC is consistently losing revenue, in fact per the membership meeting the loss for 2017 was over $1.8 million. Please see below, those numbers in the brackets show LSC as a negative final net income:


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I believe the membership should be shown the truth. Administration costs are not unlike any other costs that the enterprises would incur, like snow plowing or any other costs of doing business. By separating these costs, EDC is attempting to show that these costs are some unusual, uncontrollable expenditure but this is not the case. It is just costs of doing business and these costs need to be controlled and with this negative net income for LSC, we have another year of losses of revenue overall. A loss is a loss, we can’t continue down this road, we need improvement so it can be changed. I am going to keep asking, when will we require management to be financially responsible? How long will we allow these losing businesses to operate before we say get a plan in place to operate in the positive or down-size or reconfigure the operations or close down? Some the Council say that we have 60 members working at LSC that we must consider but it is literally costing us $1.8 million to keep them employed and we NEED these numbers to be in the black or break-even because this affects all of us and our Tribe. Now I am not a proponent of closing LSC but I have not seen one plan that shows how building a new casino or hotel will do anything but cost us more money and cause RAO to decrease even more, and that includes percap. If we look at Turtle Creek Casino and Hotel, we injected $120 million into new construction and received promises of increased percap. As we all know this did not happen. In fact we have not seen any increase or great fluctuation in TCCH revenues, so what exactly did the new building produce except a loss of $120 million?

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If we are proposing that a new building will bring more gamblers to LSC, based on this history with new construction at TCCH, this is a losing proposal. We cannot afford to mismanage our cash and we must follow the Revenue Allocation Ordinance that does NOT allow for the use of depreciation dollars for purposes they were not intended. Depreciation is used for plans specifically for future replacement and repairs on assets and cannot be used as a slush-fund. Even better would be that all business plans are prequalified for outside bank financing with a determined return on investment that can be shared and shown to the membership. We can’t afford to be sentimental when it comes to business, we need to be fair to all of membership and turn our finances around for each enterprise and stop the bleed of revenue from TCCH to pay for all the losing businesses. GTB must plan for the future and have our fingers on the pulse of the trends for the next generation of consumers, like I mentioned previously—millennials. With the waning confidence in our current federal administration, I hesitated to sign the letter regarding the VGT project with a land parcel that has yet to go into trust status. I am not convinced that a commercial mall is the way to go for our future and I want to ensure that all of our investments are made into successful ventures. I’ve yet to see that since I’ve been Chairman. Megwetch! Chairman Thurlow “Sam” McClellan


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

Denise Johnson Law Enforcement Specialist/ Prog Director

James Sullivan Full Time Communications Intern

Elena Reyes Youth Site Coordinator - Leelanau

2017 TRUNK OR TREAT

The annual Trunk or Treat was held Monday Oct. 30th at 11am. Staff from every GTB Government department decorated the trunks of their vehicles with spooky Halloween Decorations. The event was held for Benodjenh students and local youth to hop from trunk to trunk collecting candy and other Halloween goodies. This event gives tribal youth a safer alternative to conventional trick or treating and Gov. department staff the opportunity to give the youth a memorable Halloween.

theme, and Natural resources haunted trailer attraction. The kids found these attractions scary and exciting as laughs from all generations filled the fall air. - by Jared Sonderegger, Editor

Many Gov. employees were in full costume handing out treats to the equally costumed children. Some of the stand out trunk or treat vehicle decorations were from the Human Services department’s Charlie Browns Great Pumpkin patch

- Photos by Jared Sonderegger, Editor


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OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: SEALED BID

1. 1990 Four Winns with trailer: Minimum Bid $2,500.00

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2. 1977 Stamas Yachts with trailer: Minimum Bid $6,400.00

October 19, 2017 Open to the Public: Sealed Bid - Items for Sale The Grand Traverse Band will be taking bids on various items below. All items are as is. Please see attached bid worksheet. 1. 1990 Four Winns with trailer: Minimum Bid $2,500.00 2. 1977 Stamas Yachts with trailer: Minimum Bid $6,400.00 Bids will be accepted until 5pm on Monday, November 30, 2017 at the government accounting office or by mail to the following address: Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians Attention: Rebecca L. Woods – November 30, 2017 by 5pm EST. 2605 N.West Bay Shore Drive Peshawbestown, MI 49682 Winning bids will be notified by Friday, December 1, 2017. Your payment should be made out to GTB and receipted in at the tribal government Accounting Department and must be in the form of money order, cash or credit card by 5pm on Monday, December 4, 2017 no exceptions. We look forward to hearing from you. Respectfully, Rebecca L. Woods Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians GRAND TRAVERSE BAND OF OTTAWA AND CHIPPEWA INDIANS - Sealed BID WORKSHEET- DUE JULY 17, 2017 BY 5PM EST. IN THE GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTING BUILDING Tribal Member's Name: Tribal Member's ID: Year

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Tribal Member Signature: *PAYMENT IS DUE ON JULY 19, 2017 by 5pm EST. for winning bids to Government Accounting Office - cash, money order or credit card Description

Mileage

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

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

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

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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URGENT - COMMUNITY NOTICE As you may be aware, there have been

In 2016 the Drug Enforcement Agency some recent drug overdoses in the community, issued a warning about fentanyl, “The onset of adverse health effects, such as with one unfortunately resulting in death. disorientation, coughing, sedation, respiratory Tribal Police would like to make sure that distress or cardiac arrest is very rapid and everyone is aware that the drugs that have profound, usually occurring within minutes of been circulating in the community may be exposure.”* laced with a deadly substance called fentanyl or carfentanil. These substances can be present in a variety of forms—powder, tablets, Tribal Police urges each of you to help make our community a safe one, please report any capsules, solutions, and rocks. Additionally, these substances may cause many overdoses information you may have related to drugs in the community to Tribal Police either at 231within the same geographical region which makes it difficult for first responders to be able 534-7777 or on the anonymous tip line at to respond and adequately dispense resources 231-534-7158. which are used for the emergency treatment *Information from Michigan Department of of suspected opioid overdoses. Carfentanil Health & Human Services and Michigan State is an opioid 10,000 times more potent than Police. morphine and 100 times stronger than fentanyl.

GTB Emergency Phone Numbers when Offices are CLOSED Cell Number

Mary Pelcher

Tribal Manager

DEPARTMENT 1 Cultural Services DEPARTMENT 2 Public Safety

Pat Putney Jolanda Murphy Public Safety Police Captain Fire Department

DEPARTMENT 3 Tribal Management

Department 4 Facilities Management Department 5 Conservation Office Department 6 Membership Department 7 Human Services

Mary Pelcher Communications OMB Housing Human Resources

Ron Anderson

William Bailey Diane Arnold Arlene Kashata

Facilities Public Works

Behavioral Health AFS

Department 8 Health Services

Ruth Bussey

Department 9 Tribal Court Department 10 Natural Resources Department 11 Regulatory Department 12 Life Long Learning

Sherri Vezina Desmond Berry T J McClellan Dawn Shenoskey

Purchase Referred Care

Benodjenh Strongheart Center

— Doris Winslow — — — Main — David Crockett — Stephen Moldenhauer — — Jared Sonderegger — Rebecca Woods — Nicole Basch — Mike Teeple — — Paul McGrath — Joe Huhn — — — — — — — On Call Staff — — — — — Joyce McClellan — Delores Wonegeshik

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All States Tax & Accounting, LLC. WWW.allstatestax.net E-mail: Info@allstatestax.net 900 East Front Street #201, Traverse City, Michigan 49686 Phone: 231-486-6203 / Fax: 231-486-6205

Samantha John: samantha@allstatestax.net Maxine Marciniak: maxine@allstatestax.net

Tribal Discounts to members with a valid Tribal identification card

SORNA: Zones of Restriction The GTB Code pertaining to registered sex offenders has identified certain areas on Tribal Lands that are restricted zones as follows: “…any school building, on real property comprising any school, or in any 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…” Registered sex offenders are prohibited from being present in, loitering, working or taking up residence within 300 feet of these areas, which have been identified as follows: • • • • • •

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. IN THE TRIBAL COURT FOR THE GRAND TRAVERSE BAND OF OTTAWA & CHIPPEWA INDIANS

PUBLICATION NOTICE

Court Address: 2605 North West Bay Shore Drive, Peshawbestown, MI 49682

CASE NO. 2017-2820-CV-CV Court Phone: (231) 534-7050

IN THE MATTER OF:

Augustine Lee Floyd 05/20/1989

TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS, including but not limited to Augustine Lee Floyd and Santana Perez, whose last address is unknown and whose interest in the matter may be bared or affected by the following: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on February 5, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. in the Grand Traverse Band Tribal Court, located at 2605 North West Bay Shore Drive in Peshawbestown, Michigan, 49682, trial will be heard to establish the location of the accident or disaster, the cause of death, and date of the presumed decedent’s death, and if possible, the time of death. __October 24, 2017 Date

Cameron A. Fraser (P71403)

Kaylyn Rose Raphael & Zachariah Augestine Raphael

814 South Garfield Avenue, Suite A

2202 Nishnahbah Mikun

Peshawbestown, MI 49682

Attorney Name

Bar Number

Petitioner

Address Address

Traverse City, MI 49686 City, State, Zip

(231) 947-0122

Telephone No.

City, State, Zip

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Publish 1 time per month for 3 months in the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Newsletter in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Furnish one copy to Cameron A. Fraser, 814 South Garfield Avenue, Suite A, Traverse City, MI 49686. Furnish an affidavit of publication to the Court. Forward statement of publication charges to Cameron A. Fraser, Michigan Indian Legal Services, 814 South Garfield Avenue, Suite A, Traverse City, MI 49686.


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DECEMBER 2017 CHARLEVOIX ELDER’S Activity Calendar

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Shopping Pet. 10-2:00 pm

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Home Visits

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Staff Mtg 3-M, 9:30 am 9

Bazaar Peshawbeshtown 11:00-3:00 pm

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Bowling/Lunch LJ 11:30-3:00 pm

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TC Open Forum 10, Elder’s Advisory/ Lunch, 11:30-2:30 pm

13 All Sites Pool Tourny/Lunch LJ, 11:30-3 pm

14 All Sites Christmas Party, Strongheart,

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Gene On Vacation

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Exercise Cvx

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to CHANGE. Please call ahead to confirm activity. Calendar subject

Virginia Fields Elder Dept. (O) 231.534.7066 @ 231.492.4351

All Activities are Alcohol & Drug Free Events.

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


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Leelanau December 2017 Sun

Mon

Tue

Greg Bailey 231-492-4976 Wa’Sinade 231-866-1013

Meal Site Time 11:30— 12:45pm

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

All Activities are Alcohol and Drug Free

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Store Run 9am

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Building. Elders Advisory / Tribal Council open Form 10am

building. Pool Tournament 11:30am

Fri 1 Staff Meeting 9:30am

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All Site Christmas Party @ resort 11am

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building.

building.

Store Run 9Am

Leelanau Bingo 1:30pm

TC Birthday Bash 1pm

TC Euchre 1pm

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HEALTH CARE

Stress, depression and the holidays: Tips for coping This article contains excerpts from an article published by the Mayo Clinic

Stress and depression can ruin your holidays and hurt your health. Being realistic, planning ahead and seeking support can help ward off stress and depression. The holiday season often brings unwelcome guests — stress and depression. And it’s no wonder. The holidays present a dizzying array of demands — parties, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining, to name just a few. But with some practical tips, you can minimize the stress that accompanies the holidays. You may even end up enjoying the holidays more than you thought you would.

Tips to prevent holiday stress and depression 1. Don’t hesitate to ask. If you find yourself in a position where you are in need of food or housing don’t hesitate to reach out to the Medicine Lodge. You can contact Human Services at Phone: 231-534-7906 or if you are at medical appointment you can share this information with your doctor or nurse. ✔✔

2. Acknowledge your feelings. If someone close to you has recently died or you can›t be with loved ones, realize that it›s normal to feel sadness and grief. It›s OK to take time to cry or express your feelings. You can›t force yourself to be happy just because it›s the holiday season.

3. Reach out. If you feel lonely or isolated, seek out community, religious or other social events. They can offer support and companionship. Volunteering your time to help others also is a good way to lift your spirits and broaden your friendships. 4. Set aside differences. Try to accept family members and friends as they are, even if they don›t live up to all of your expectations. Set aside grievances until a more appropriate time for discussion. And be understanding if others get upset or distressed when something goes awry. Chances are they›re feeling the effects of holiday stress and depression, too. 5. Stick to a budget. Before you go gift and food shopping, decide how much money you can afford to spend. Then stick to your budget. Don›t try to buy happiness with an avalanche of gifts.

Try these alternatives: o Donate to a charity in someone’s name. o Give homemade gifts. o Start a family gift exchange. 6. Plan ahead. Set aside specific days for shopping, baking, visiting friends and other activities. Plan your menus and then make your shopping list that is within your budget. That’ll help prevent last-minute scrambling to buy forgotten ingredients. And make sure to line up help for party prep and cleanup. 7. Learn to say no. Saying yes when you should say no can leave you feeling resentful and overwhelmed. Friends and colleagues will understand if you can›t participate in every project or activity. If it›s not possible to say no when your boss asks you to work overtime, try to remove something else from your agenda to make up for the lost time. 8. Don’t abandon healthy habits. Don›t let the holidays become a free-forall. Overindulgence only adds to your stress and guilt. Try these suggestions: o Have a healthy snack before holiday parties so that you don’t go overboard on sweets, cheese or drinks. o Get plenty of sleep. o Incorporate regular physical activity into each day. 9. Take a breather. Make some time for yourself. Spending just 15 minutes alone, without distractions, may refresh you enough to handle everything you need to do. Find something that reduces stress by clearing your mind, slowing your breathing and restoring inner calm. o o o o

Some options may include: Taking a walk at night and stargazing. Listening to soothing music. Getting a massage. Reading a book.

10. Seek professional help if you need it. Despite your best efforts, you may find yourself feeling persistently sad or anxious, plagued by physical complaints, unable to sleep, irritable and hopeless, and unable to face routine chores. If these feelings last for a while, talk to your doctor or a mental health professional.

Tips for preventing the holiday blues & staying sober. https://www.hazelden.org/web/public/hol21202.page Most people know the holidays can be a period of emotional highs and lows. Loneliness, anxiety, happiness and sadness are common feelings, sometimes experienced in startling succession. The holiday blues can trigger relapse for people recovering from alcoholism and drug addiction. The good news is the blues can be remedied by planning ahead. Why do the blues hit during this otherwise festive season? Doing too much or too little and being separated from loved ones at this special time can lead to sadness during the holiday season. People experience feelings of melancholy, sadness and grief tied to holiday recollections. Here are a few suggestions to achieve a happy, sober holiday season: Good self-care is vital. Remember to slow down. Take some quiet time each day and work on an attitude of gratitude. Plan relaxation and meditation into your day, even for a few minutes, no matter how busy you are. Relax your standards and reduce overwhelming demands and responsibilities. Don’t overindulge. Go easy on the holiday sweets and follow a balanced diet. Monitor your intake of caffeine, nicotine and sugar. Exercise regularly to help maintain your energy level amid a busier schedule. Don›t try to do too much. Get plenty of sleep. Fatigue is a stressor. Maintain some kind of schedule and plan ahead; don›t wait until the last minute to purchase gifts or prepare to entertain.

Enhance your support system. Holidays are a good time to reach out more frequently to your therapist, sponsor, spiritual advisor, or support group. If you›re in recovery, spend time with fellow recovering people. Let others help you realize your personal limits. Learn to say «no» in a way that is comfortable for you. Find new ways to celebrate. Create some new symbols and rituals that will help redefine a joyful holiday season. You might host a holiday gathering for special recovering friends and/or attend celebrations of your Twelve Step group. Avoid isolation and spend time with people you like who are not substance users. Don›t expose yourself to unnecessary temptations, such as gatherings where alcohol is the center of entertainment. If there are people who have a negative influence on you, avoid them. Focus on your recovery program. Holidays are an important time to stay focused on your recovery program. Attend support meetings and talk to your sponsor. Holidays may also be a time to evaluate your spirituality and find a personal way to draw support from the spirit of the season. Return the holidays to a spiritual base, and stress the power of unselfish giving. Recovery is serious work, but it is also important to have fun and laugh. Humor is healing. Take from the holiday season what is important for you and leave the rest. We, at Behavioral Health, are here for you 24 hours a day at: 231-342-7686. Give us a call.


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Don’t Be the One

to Spread the Flu

Three Sister’s Squash

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It’s not too late! Protect yourself from influenza ... Get vaccinated!

The sisters in this recipe are the Native American staples: beans, corn and squash, which together offer a delicious well balanced main course meal.

Influenza (the flu) is a respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that can easily spread to other people. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year. Getting the flu vaccine each year can keep you from getting sick and keep you from spreading the flu to children and elders—those who can get very sick from flu. The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone– your whole family can get vaccinated at the medicine lodge(IHS.GOV). Questions about the flu???? Q: What is influenza? A: Influenza (flu) is a serious disease caused by a virus. Influenza can make you feel miserable! Fever, cough, shaking chills, body aches, and extreme weakness are common symptoms.

Q: How do you catch it? A: You can catch influenza from people who cough, sneeze, or even just talk around you. It is very contagious. Q: Is it serious? A: Yes! Tragically, every year infants, children, teens, and adults die from influenza. Influenza is very unpredictable. No one knows how deadly influenza will be each year. Even if you have a mild case of influenza, you can still pass the virus on to your friends, family, and coworkers who could get very sick or even die. Get your influenza vaccination every year! Q: Am I at risk? A: Yes. Influenza is most dangerous for people with health conditions like heart and lung disease, the very young and very old, and pregnant women. But anyone can become seriously sick from influenza – even young, healthy people. Q: How can I protect myself from influenza? A: Vaccination is the best way to prevent influenza. Everyone age 6 months and older should get vaccinated against influenza every year. Vaccination not only protects the person who gets immunized, it also protects the people around them – for example, babies who are too young to be vaccinated.

Holiday Breakfast Frittata

High protein, low sugar/carbohydrate breakfast meal for the whole family. Pre-heat oven to 350 Lightly oil 9 x 13 baking dish 1 cup chopped tomatoes 1 ½ cups fresh chopped mushrooms 1 large chopped onion 1 large chopped green pepper 1 clove of garlic minced 3 teaspoons of olive oil Heat olive oil in a skillet or frying pan, add all of the vegetables and cook until slightly tender. 8 eggs ½ cup of low fat milk 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese 1/2 teaspoon of salt 1 teaspoon of pepper Beat together eggs and milk. Stir in cheddar cheese and vegetables, salt and pepper.  Mix well and pour into the 9 x 13 baking dish.  Bake for 45 minutes - 1 hour until toothpick comes out of center clean. Serves: 8

ook: Free Cookb o Secrets fr m the Pros

In partnership with:

Hands-on Cooking & Recipe Tasting Taught by a Dietitian Take home groceries provided for recipes made in class 6 Classes - 2 hours each class Topics:

*Healthy Snacks *Shopping on a Budget *Food Safety *Knife Skills *Tips for Eating Out WHEN: Thursdays starting November 9th, 2017 from 11:00am-1:00pm November 9,16 & 30th, December 7,14 & 21 WHERE: Medicine Lodge Kitchen To sign up for class, please contact: Beth Sieloff, Grand Traverse Band Public Health Intern, or Kathy Bowers, MSN CDE 231-534-7481

Commitment to attending all classes is required. If you are unable to attend class, let your site coordinator know as soon as possible. Limited space is available on a first-come, first-serve basis! MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status.


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DECEMBER 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 Sineway, Wilson, DeVerney, Watson, Hall, Sineway, Selby, Wanegeshik, Sands, Baker, McIntyre, Koon, Thomas, Cain, Arnold, Sineway, Pino, Pamame, Harris, Shalifoe, Wennersten, O’ Brien, Maldonado, King, Grose, Oosdyke, Bailey, Alexander, Ogemaw, Raphael, Kalilimoku,

First Name Douglas, Joseph, Daniel, Mary, Wallace, Bernice, Loretta, Judith, John, Jennifer, Sharon, James, Robert, Arvella, Joyce, Anthony, Geneva, Chester, Frederick, Sheila, Connie, Kathy, Kathleen, Evelyn, Leland, Darcine, Leroy, William, Norman, Robbin, Margo,

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First Name Nita, Matthew, Larry, Alice, Clifford, Matilda, Barbara Mary, Leslie, Matthew, Cynthia, Susan, Angeline, Catherine, Valarie, Terry, Mary, Arnold, Lisa, William, Francis, Louis, Richard, Carolyn, Phyllis, Deborah, Carol, Edward, Irving, Armand, Carol,

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Veronica Laura DuBose

OBITUARIES Kevin Daniel Yannett Mark Edward Russell

Frostproof, FL

Peshawbestown, MI

GTB Tribal Elder East Jordan, Michigan

GTB Tribal Elder 6/6/1935 – 11/14/2017

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GTB Tribal Member 1/21/1986 – 11/22/2017

4/18/1959 – 11/15/2017

Respectfully Acknowledging Our Loss From the family of Margaret AnneFuneral Bullington Service Sharron {Agosa) Schneider Visitation LakeFriday, Wales, FL Sacred Fire November 17, 2017 he visitation service for Ms. Veronica DuBose was held on Friday, At the home of Donald Yannett Sr. 1:00 pm vember 17 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Frostproof Church of Christ of Miigwetch For Support 2344 N. West Bay Shoreall Drivethe Peshawbestown, MI 49682 Mortensen Funeral Home-Winchester Chapel GTB Tribal Elder Frostproof, Florida. Respectfully Acknowledging Our Loss

Respectfully Acknowledging Our Loss

209 State St. Charlevoix, MI 49720 The

family of Sharron {Agosa) Schneider would like the 10Visitation years of services she Burial in Yuba cemetery to thank the people for Departure 10161 US-31, Williamsburg, MI 49690 Funeral Service received from theMonday, doctorsNovember {cancer), home 27,hospice 2017 The funeral service for Ms. Veronica DuBose was held on Friday, 5:00-8:00 P.M. health care {all of the staff), for the 3 months ember 17 at 11:00 a.m. at Frostproof Church of Christ of Frostproof, Martinson Funeral Home Florida. of caring for Sharron & theStfamily. Thank you, to 115 N St. Joseph Suttons Bay, MI 49682 the people-who made and served the food at the Funeral Service & George we viewing. Thank you, Sam McClellan Helen Johnson arranging funeral service to be held in Houck, Arizon Pamp, for the beautiful service. Sam for the grave side service. A large thank you for all the phone calls, visits, & get well cards. For all the religious In Loving Memory people who visited & prayed during the sickness. Respectfully Acknowledging Our Loss For the flowers and memorial donations at the Margaret A Bullington of Lake Wales, FL, passed away service. 6/26/1944 – 11/22/2017

with her family present on Wednesday, November 22, Celebration of Life Ceremony 2017 in Winter Haven, FL. Margaret was 73,December born in 9, 2017 Saturday, Mancelona, MI on June 26, 1944. Margaret came to Bullington At the home of Margaret 2690 Shiner Drive Lake Wales from Traverse City MI and was retired from Lake Wales, FL 33898 the Women’s Regency of Winter Haven. Margaret was Any questions please text Teresa&Stillman at 865-335-5764 a member of The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa Chippewa Indians. Mrs. Bullington is survived by her husband Groudell Bullington, daughters Teresa Mendenhall-Stillman (John) of Cottontown TN, Jackie Unger-Poole (Ray) of Winter Haven FL, Sandy Bullington of Winter Haven FL, son Robbie Bullington (Lisa) of Winter Haven FL, sisters Gertie Minzey, Sally Deverney, Arlene Deverney, Betsy Hensley, Debbie Gannon, brothers Billy Deverney. She has 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a “Celebration of Life” held on Saturday, December 9th, at 1PM at the residence of Mr. & Mrs. Bullington, 2690 Shiner Drive, Lake Wales, FL. Randall Pitts will be speaking in Mrs. Bullington’s honor. - Submitted by Teresa Mendenhall Stillman

GTB HOUSING CHRISTMAS !!! PARTY !!! Dec. 7th Peshawbestown Housing Office

Sharron loved the get well cards, when-the mail came she always looked forward to her cards, & memorial gifts at the service. The family wants to thank all of you for caring. Thank you, Thank you.

ELDERS NOVEMBER POOL TOURNAMENT

Lady winners for the elder's all site November pool tournament, were from right to left: 1st Philomena king,2nd Florine Yannott, 3rd Sandra Yannott.

5 - 6:30 PM. Food for all!

Prizes for GTB Housing tenants! Men winters from right to left were: 1st Patrick Wabanimkee, 2nd Rudy Bailey, 3rd Laverne Scott & 4th Fred Harris.


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THE WARRIOR IN A GARDEN

American Legion Post 120 VFW Lake Leelanau Little Finger Post 7731. There is an ancient proverb by an unknown combat strategist. “It is better to be a warrior in a garden, than a gardener in a war.” We’ve seen the returned warrior, reunited with the garden they once left, if the warrior is forgotten, they may trample the flowers. Many veterans face their hardest battle after the shooting stops. The return home. Families greet these men and woman, finding them unidentifiable by the aged weathering of their character. Some vets face burnout on reentry. It is strenuous for veterans to find purpose after combat. It is difficult for some to identify the importance of business deadlines and company policies when before “crucial work” meant calling in medi-vac transport for wounded soldiers. For some returning vets, their once driven path becomes unclear. It was once about tactics and survival, then suddenly it becomes work shifts bills. According to a recent study conducted by the Department of Veterans Affairs, 22 veterans a day commit suicide. Post Traumatic Stress lingers like smoke in the trenches of their minds. Survivors Guilt is a jagged monster capable of consuming any veteran. The lack of importance envelopes a former service member plummeting them into depression. They may turn to drugs or alcohol to cope. On veterans day, the Grand Traverse Band makes it a point to show appreciation and honor the hardships these brave men and woman have endured. This federally recognized holiday’s roots are at the conclusion of one of the darkest recesses in human history. Veterans Day was originally referred to as“Armistice Day”, the conclusion of the nasty trench warfare of World War I. This was known as “The Great War, The War to end all Wars.” If only that were true. “Armistice Day” became a national holiday in 1938, a year before the Nazi Blitzkrieg swept across Europe, and the Japanese converged on many Islands in the Pacific. These maniacs would have conquered the world, if not for the US Military might. At the foundation of that might, it is not the equipment, it is the heart of the warrior that achieves victory in a fire fight. Once Japan surrendered, after the Axis powers were defeated, “Armistice Day” was renamed “Veterans Day” after the Korean conflict in 1954 by President Eisenhower. Perhaps he foresaw the forthcoming conflicts in Vietnam, Panama, Bosnia,Grenada, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan. He recognized that we should honor all service members and veterans of the conflicts of our past and those to come. He realized the harsh truth. Warfare will continue as long as mankind continues to divide themselves.

Years have passed since these veterans boots left the mud, decades for some. Yet they still have the fighting spirit. These courageous men and woman still withhold the aggression, utilizing it to attack life at their best. They push themselves to do greater. They fight to live the best life they can, a life they owe to their brothers and sister that gave their lives for them. The memories of pain, fear and rage, it is not something that can be cut loose. Veterans Day celebrates all American combat veterans, living and deceased, as well as service members that served our country in peacetime, always prepared to go to war if there country asked. We have a responsibility to remember their sacrifice. This terrible burden many men and women continue to carry for us. The most amazing thing is that they volunteered to carry it, so many of us wouldn’t have to. The importance of recognizing these heros on veterans day, showing them the affection the community has for them, can bring a troubled Vet back from the brink. The Grand Traverse Band offered several events in recognition of these brave warriors. The Annual veterans feast was held by American Legion Post #120 and Auxilary attachments on Nov. 4th, at the Kateri Church Dining Hall in Peshawbestown. This event offered a grave site memorial, luncheon and raffle with Miki Pino as post commander. Great food and fellowship followed the veterans outside for the annual Veteran Group photo. GTB Government offices were closed in observance of the holiday on Nov. 10th. A veterans Powwow was held at the GTB Charlevoix site during the Gov. Closure. The event honored veterans of all nations. Language Instructor Isadore Toulouse emceed the event. A potluck feast and dance specials brought laughter and camaraderie to the attending vets who observed the results of their sacrifice in the blossoming freedom and happiness of the youth. In our flawed yet wonderful world, in this garden we tend, the returned warrior continues to protect its growth, its fantastic beauty, warning away its destructors. He continuously tries to establish new roots. He digs until blisters form,trying to appease the gardener. The warrior may not be the greatest Botanist but he will try until failure, then adapt and try again. This spirit is what keeps our country free from those that hate us. The appreciation of their tenacity keeps them going. They will profoundly grasp the importance of peace after they had witnessed such horror, they heard the trumpets fade. It doesn’t matter if they are elderly, amputeed, or blind, they remain willing to fight to protect the garden. That is the mind set of the warriors standing amongst our gardens. - by Jared Sonderegger, Editor


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- Photos by Jared Sonderegger, and George Antoine

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Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Elders Program – Elders Emergency Services Aanii GTB Tribal Elders: Tribal Council has approved another fiscal year of funding for the “Elders Emergency Service Component” for FY 18. This program is for all elders living within the six-county service area and there are no income requirement. The guidelines for this service is categorized on your age ranging from $300 to $500. Age Category and amounts: • • •

55-64 years $300 65-70 years $400 71-older $500

The Elders Emergency Service program is to assist elder’s that may have an emergency, but is not limited to any situation. Examples: Food, Heating, cooling, snow removal @ $25/per trip and lawn care up to $25 per cut, appliance purchase, clothing, reimbursement or another emergency. This program can be used in conjunction with LIHEAP and/or HUMAN SERVICES. Each Elder is required to complete an application. In order for the application to be processed in a timely manner, it is important that the directions for this program be followed and completed properly.

Procedures for program are as follows: • • • • • •

Application must be filled out completely, signed and dated by the applicant. Supporting documentation must be submitted with application Assistance request must be for primary residence. Utility vendors that give a lock in rate must be documented by the vendor Reimbursement- Is allowed -show proof of payment. o Can’t reimburse when paid by another GTB program or Agency No income guidelines and is open to all elders living in the service area

This is an exciting service made available for you and we are pleased to announce it. If you have questions about the application process, please contact either the Elders Site Coordinator in your area or The Elders Program main number at (231) 534-7762

Miigwech! GTB Elders Department

FY18 Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Elders Program - Elders Emergency Service Name_______________________________________________ Tribal Id#_________________________ Address__________________________________Birthdate_________________________Age_________ City_________________________________Michigan Zip_________Phone_______________________ Age Category and amounts: • • •

55-64 years $300 65-70 years $400 71-older $500

Vendor/Reimbursement Name:___________________________________________________________ Account Number for bill statement________________________________________________________

• • • •

I understand that I can apply for assistance for: food, heat, cooling, snow removal, lawn maintenance, clothing, appliances, other I understand that payment towards my bill will need a current invoice with my name on it to process Please include a copy of your Tribal Id and Vendor (Utility, Insurance, and Landlord) statement. For Reimbursement: Your Name, item purchased and amount paid on receipt

Application’s Signature ___________________________________________Date___________________

Office Notes:


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

DATE OF APPLICATION: ____/____/____ PARTICIPANT INFORMATION

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

____ M ____ F

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

_________________________ Date

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


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ELDERS OPEN FORUM Tuesday, November 14, 2017 3 Mile Office- Traverse City, MI

Discussion began with Chairman McClellan stating that his articles in the newsletter will continue. There have been claims that certain statements made within the articles are not true, but Chairman McClellan stated no one has yet been able to refute any statements or provide any proof that they are untrue. It was asked whether GTB members would be getting more on per cap for the December 2017 distribution. Chairman McClellan stated he was uncertain at this time and that the official number would be available tomorrow (November 15). GTB Elder Pat Castaneda spoke up to ask where the rest of Tribal Council was. Councilor Shomin and Councilor Bird were in attendance. She stated that Council should take Elders Open Forum meetings as seriously and importantly as Regular and Special Sessions of Tribal Council, stating that it would not be acceptable if only three Council members showed up to a regular or special session. Chairman McClellan noted that sometimes Councilors have other obligations, and stated that Vice Chair Vargo and Secretary Rohl are in favor of the Elders receiving 2% funds. Councilor Shomin stated that Councilor Wilson is sick, and Vice Chair Vargo and Secretary Rohl are attending a business expo at GTRS. He stated his opinion regarding the elders receiving 2% funds; he believes it to be self-funding. Councilor Shomin stated that the Elders budget has been increased. GTB Elder Ernie Gablow stated that often times, a lot of the money the elders get from 2% distributions is used for trips. If the elders do not get 2% this cycle they will not be able to take as many people on trips. Discussion took place regarding whether or not non-Tribal spouses of GTB members are allowed to ride the elder’s bus when they go on trips. Ernie stated that there is not enough money to allow for non-tribal spouses to attend, because the EAO did not get the 2%. GTB Elder Tony Sineway mentioned that the way the 501(c)3 is being run is wrong. It is open to anyone who wants to join. Discussion moved back to the elders’ trips. Typically, more elders sign up to go on the trip than they can take. Ernie stated that they would take all who sign up if they could. Chairman McClellan discussed the 501(c)3 in depth. He stated that it was set up under the direction of the Legal Department due to the elders program being cut. This provided a way for the elders to receive money to help them, because of the cuts to the elders program. Chairman McClellan stated that it is not true that Chestonia Township received a letter from the State of Michigan asking them to return 2% funds they had received. He also stated that when GTB has been cited regarding the funding of 501(c)3 organizations, it has been on all 501(c)3’s and not just the EAO. Councilor Bird replied, sharing his understanding of 501(c)3s. It was explained to him that any 501(c)3 is open to all members. However you had to be a GTB member to be on the Elders Advisory Organization. A true 501(c)3 is totally separate from the tribe. He stated that GTB is currently in compact negotiations with the State, and that funding the EAO has been seen as self-funding. There is no separation between the tribe and the EAO. Chairman McClellan responded that the EAO is a true 501(c)3, and in order to be a 501(c)3 you can’t be segregated. GTB Elder Bonnie Inman stated that Elders numbers have been increasing, which has tripled the services and space needed by the Elders. Bonnie stated that she went on her first elder’s trip recently and had a great time. She wants all elders to be able to enjoy what we have and the services offered. Pat Castaneda spoke again to discuss bus rides. Not allowing

non-tribal spouses to ride the bus is breaking up families. She asked why it is that she has been married 50 years, and she can ride the bus and her husband cannot. Chairman McClellan spoke again regarding 501(c)3’s. Councilor Shomin stated for the record, that he read that it was considered self-funding and that is why he did not vote in favor of the EAO receiving 2% funds. He mentioned again that the elders program has increased substantially, and briefly discussed the recentlyapproved Elders emergency program, through which Elders can receive $300, $400, or $500. GTB Elder Mary Roberts spoke to mention that she married a non-tribal man, and knew he would not be eligible for all the same services. All GTB members who married non-tribal should understand and accept that their spouses may not be eligible for all the same services. Mary then mentioned that she heard the bylaws have been changed. Chairman McClellan stated that is only for RAO, you can’t spend money on any non-tribal member. Councilor Shomin spoke up to mention that Tribal Council has provided a lot of services and benefits to GTB members over the years. A lot of our elders are coming home and there are a lot of advantages. He stated that we are moving forward in a lot of ways. Chairman McClellan discussed self-funding further. He stated that he asked the Legal Department to provide an explanation as to what self-funding is, and they could not explain it in a sufficient way or give a conclusive answer. Chairman McClellan stated that this notion of self-funding is being used to deny services to the elders and being used as grounds to not give them the 2% funding. He stated that the 2% application does not say anything about self-funding, it just asks how many tribal members will benefit from the funding but that is on all 2% applications. The Elders Christmas luncheon was discussed. Pat Castaneda asked who made the decision to have the luncheon at Strongheart this year. Mr. Schneider stated that they have to pay rent to use Strongheart. Tanya Raphael stated that the cost was going to be too high to have the luncheon at the Resort. It would have cost $7,000 just for the food. There was not a lot of funding for the elders luncheon, and elder’s numbers are increasing. The next biggest venue is the Strongheart Center. Mary Roberts discussed an article that appeared in a recent issue of the Northern Express. The article discussed a 22acre development that will be turned into a small downtown area. The development project is by Odawa Casino. Mary stated that she also heard that the Department of Interior released regulations regarding how land is put into trust. Proposed changes will make it harder to put land into trust. Mary stated that GTB is a tribe with a smaller land base, and that we should be thinking about issues such as this rather than arguing amongst one another. There are bigger issues to worry about that will affect the future of the tribe. Councilor Shomin mentioned that the Trump administration recently added another step in the process of getting trust land approved. The step that was added is that applications for trust land now must go through an additional office, the central office. Councilor Shomin mentioned that the VGT parcel is currently in the area office, and is ready to be moved ahead to the central office. A local Republican Senator has written a favorable letter to get that land approved into trust. Councilor Shomin mentioned that the HEARTH Act allows GTB to do a 75-year lease for the businesses that will be a part of the VGT development. This will provide many different revenue streams. Bonnie suggested that this information would look good presented all together in the newsletter for all GTB members to read. The VGT development was discussed further. Chairman McClellan stated that he is in favor of having an outside,


N OVE MB E R 2017 / Ba a s hkaado din Giiz is ( F RE EZING M O O N) non-GTB affiliated entity come in to help get things going. A detailed and well-thought out plan is needed before we begin. He stated that in terms of cannabis ventures, we should be looking into four or five different groups or companies that provide that service, and compare and decide which is best. Councilor Shomin discussed the new gas station that will go in by Turtle Creek. It will either be BP or Exxon. He stated that Council has reviewed several different presentations on the gas station at EDC meetings. Depreciation will be used, as well as pulling money out of the Resort. Discussion took place regarding the amount of the gas tax from Eagletown Market. It was mentioned that it was $600,000 but that amount was disputed. Bonnie asked whether the RAO will cover the failure, if the gas station fails. Councilor Shomin discussed depreciation again, stating that the EDC has separate accounts. Chairman McClellan mentioned that the audit shows there is approximately $194 million in depreciation money. Councilor Shomin mentioned that depreciation monies are used periodically to keep business running. Councilor Bird stated that Council would be happy to have the EDC staff come and explain these points to the elders. The early release/closure policy regarding snow days, inclement weather, and holidays was discussed. Mary Roberts stated that early releases used to happen at 3PM the day before a holiday, and now the government early release is at noon. Mary stated that this limits services to tribal members, and also mentioned that gaming employees don’t get early releases. Councilor Shomin stated that there has to be a balance to early releases and time off. He mentioned that time off is good for families, but acknowledged that it does limit government services for the day when an early release or closure happens. Pat Castaneda mentioned a time when the Charlevoix office was closed at noon because the heat wasn’t working. She asked why the employees couldn’t just bring in space heaters and work through the day. She mentioned a time when she did this and was just fine. Councilor Bird stated that certain areas need to remain open even if there is a snow day called. Bonnie added that the clinics should stay open until the last appointment. Mr. Schneider stated that when government offices close for a snow day, someone should call and notify people with appointments at the clinics and work to reschedule those appointments if necessary. GTB Elder Pat Putney stated that there is a lot to take into consideration regarding snow days and early releases. It might be clear weather in Peshawbestown and bad weather in Charlevoix, or vice versa. She mentioned that there is a cost to keeping buildings open. Chairman McClellan stated that he would look into these issues raised and get an answer back to the Elders. It was asked if the emergency contact numbers could be put in the newsletter or otherwise passed out to GTB elders. When offices are closed for holidays it can be difficult to reach the person you are looking for without the emergency numbers. Pat Putney stated that the emergency numbers will be in the newsletter, and added that any elder can call her personally and she will get them in touch with who they need to talk to. Councilor Shomin mentioned that a text message alert system has been set up. Discussion took place regarding the cluttered room where Elders Advisory meetings are held at the Three Mile office. Pat Castaneda asked if anything could be done with the equipment and boxes of supplies sitting around. It was mentioned that Maintenance has been working on the floors as well as doing other work in the room. Discussion drew to a close at approximately 12:00 PM.

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Traditional Healer

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Contact BHS at 534-7090 GRAND TRAVERSE BAND DRUG DISPOSAL DROP-OFF BOX A drug disposal drop-off box is located in the lobby of the Grand Traverse Band Health Clinic in the Medicine Lodge located at 2300 Stallman Road in Peshawbestown. The drop-off box is available 8am5pm Monday through Friday. Unwanted drugs can also be dropped off to the GTB Police Department 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is no cost to participate. Simply bring in and place your unused and unwanted prescription drugs in the secure box. Medications must be in a container or sealed bag which does not need to be labeled and can contain multiple medications.

This drug drop-off program is an anonymous, no questions-asked initiative that helps prevent prescription drug abuse and theft by ridding homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Further, medicines are a special type of hazardous chemical that we need to keep out of our solid waste system and landfills to prevent harm to people and the environment. Please do not flush any medicines because most are not able to be removed by wastewater treatment plants or septic systems and end up in the water and environment.

The following items CAN be turned into the drug disposal drop-off box: • Controlled Substance Medications (Scheduled Drugs) • Non-Controlled Substance (Rx) Medications • Over-the-counter (OTC) Medications • Medication Samples • Vitamins • Syrups, Ointments, Creams, and Lotions • Inhalers The following items CANNOT be turned into the drug disposal drop-off box: • Any Sharps (e.g. Needles, Syringes, or Lancets) • Any Mercury or Cadmium Products (e.g. Thermometers & Batteries) • Disposal Medical Waste Items (e.g. IV Bags, Used Bandages, Gowns, or BioHazardous Items) • Aerosol Cans • Chemicals or Disinfectants (e.g. Hydrogen Peroxide) • Personal Care Products (e.g. NonMedicated Shampoo)

If you have any questions, please contact the GTB Police Department at (231) 534-7777 or Melissa Witkowski, the GTB Environmental Response Coordinator, at (231) 534-7362.


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N OV E M B E R 2017 / Baash kaado din Giiz is (FR EEZING MOON) MICHIGAN SALES TAX REFUND FOR RESIDENT TRIBAL MEMBERS

IMPORTANT NOTICE Michigan Income and Sale & Use Tax Exemption

The Tribal Government Accounting/Revenue Department must have current addresses for all members enrolled as RESIDENT TRIBAL MEMBERS under the Tax Agreement. All name or address changes must be updated separately with the Revenue Department. Changes done through Membership do NOT update your information for the Tax Agreement.

Tribal Members living within the Tax Agreement Area must be registered by GTB through the State of Michigan procedures prior to claiming Michigan tax exemption.

To updated your RTM status or register as a RTM please complete an application or change of address/name form – available at the Government Accounting Office, 3 Mile Office, Benzie, and Charlevoix Offices.

Maps are located on Tribal Website http:// www.gtbindians.org/taxmaps.asp

GTB MINORS Tax Exemption on TRUST DISTRIBUTIONS and VEHICLE PURCHASES

Parents – please make sure your child is enrolled the month prior to any transaction. (such as minor trust distribution, vehicle purchase, or employment) Eligibility to claim Michigan tax exemption starts the first day of the subsequent month after your application is complete. Forms are available at the Government Accounting Building, 3 Mile, Benzie & Charlevoix Community Centers. Contact: Donna Swallows at (231) 271-7130 or donna.swallows@gtbindians.com if you have any questions.

The 2017 Michigan Resident Tribal Member (RTM) Annual Sales Tax Credit Form 4013 is mailed in January to all RESIDENT tribal members. Please make sure it will be mailed to the correct address.

REQUIRED INFORMATION Option 1: Submit a copy of your valid driver’s license or Michigan State Identification and a copy of one of the following items. All documents must include your current name and physical address (please do not submit a document with only a post office box number). • • • • •

a current utility bill, a current bill that you receive on a monthly basis, 2016 W2, 2016 Federal Income Tax Return, or a current monthly bank statement

Option 2: Submit a copy of your photo tribal identification card, and two (2) of the following: • a current utility bill, • a current bill that you receive on a monthly basis, • 2016 W2, • 2016 Federal Income Tax Return, or • a current monthly bank statement Bills, statements and documents listed above must contain the resident tribal member’s name, physical address, and dated within one month of the requested change date. On-line statements or bills are not acceptable documentation for address verification. Applications are processed to the State of Michigan once a month at the end of each month. A receipt date of the 25th of each month has been implemented to allow accounting staff sufficient time to forward data to the State. The Tribe is responsible for ensuring compliance with the tax agreement. The RTMs failure to update the Tribe with current data may result in denial of their tax exemption status with the State of Michigan Tax Agreement resulting in tax liability, penalties, and interest. If you have any questions regarding the tax agreement, please feel free to contact Donna Swallows by email donna.swallows@gtbindians.com or at (231) 534-7130.


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GTB FIRE RESCUE

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November Fire Dept. Newsletter.

Meet Zach Dean. He is the newest member of your fire dept. Zach comes to us from Blair Twp. And is a great addition to the dept. Please say Hi to Zac when you see him out and about. Last month we saw a slight increase in the number of runs we made. We had a total of 15 for the month. This is a combination of Fire and Medical calls. I expect this trend to continue thru the winter months. Since we are now in the winter months a few words on safety. Please do not empty your wood burning stoves into cardboard boxes. No matter how cold you think the ashes are. It only takes one warm ash in the right conditions to burn your house down. The snow will begin to pile up soon, please take the time to clear your fire hydrant of snow so that we can access it in the event of a fire. Time lost for us trying to clear it when there is a fire means more damage to your property. Thank you in advance. Stay fire safe this winter season!

The Fire Dept. took Delivery of this new Can Am Defender. This unit will be converted into a brush firefighting tool over the winter to be ready for the spring firefighting season. This new tool replaces a 15 yr old model that was starting to break down. This will be a welcome addition to our firefighting arsenal.

- Submitted by Stephen Moldenhauer

GOOD PIZZA FOR GOOD GRADES DAUGHTER OF REVOLUTION MEETING

For the National American Indian Heritage Month the Daughters of the Revolution held a meeting at the Elk lodge in Traverse City on Nov. 18th. Featuring Neal Horning presented a program titled, “Native American Pow Wow�. In attendance from GTB was Chairman McClellan and Mikki Pino. - Submited by Doris Winslow

Students in the Title 6 program at Suttons Bay Schools celebrated their good grades with a pizza party! -submitted by Sarah Christensen


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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:

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Email Address: Phone:

ELDER RECEIVING CARE INFORMATION Elder’s Name:

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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

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walking – stair climbing

Instrumental activities of daily Living ⃣ None ⃣ All

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

⃣ shopping Finances

⃣ Dementia Cancer

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cleaning

cooking meals ⃣ taking medication yard work

using phone

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Mental Illness Alzheimer’s

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MS

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Resources, Information & Training Respite

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Fuel

Food

Counseling

Support group

TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT DISABILITY Length of providing care:

Temporary

Permanent

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Brief description of assistance requested:

Phone:

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

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GTB FALL PLANTING

The planting of trees and shrubs capable of producing nuts, fruits and berries were conducted by Grand Traverse Band volunteers on Nov. 14th and 15th near the Benodjenh center, Strongheart center, and Pow Wow grounds in Peshawbestown. The project also expanded up Mckese road in days that followed. As more volunteers and more crop resources made themselves available. The Edible forest project is helmed by representatives of the Natural Resources Department. The goal is to plant edible forests for community consumption around Peshawbestown as a source of healthy natural nutrients for generations to come. - by Jared Sonderegger, Editor

- Photo by James Sullivan

GTB BUCKPOLE

Dr. Ali R. Saheb ,DNP from The GTB Clinic harvested this 6 point buck Nov. 16th.

Tribal Police Officer Nate Meekhof got this 8 point buck on the morning of Nov.16th as well, near Cadillac Mi.

Congratulations to both on their prosperous hunt!


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2017 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING COMMENTS

TID #4481 We need to start living the culture again. Maybe we could have spring feast, fall feast. Traditional values our ancestors observed-a very good way to live.

TID #2320 We used to have a 55-gallon drum full of bows and arrows for the youth to use. I wanted to teach them how to use the Bows & arrows; nothing ever happened with this. We need to do more with language/culture. TID#5054 We do a lot of hunting--we need to review/renew our hunting rights. Thanks to Sam for the newsletter articles and Council needs to get along. TID #5930 Public bickering is very disturbing. My only means of what is going on is in the newsletter, but I see finger pointing. We need to unite as one voice. TID #330 We should have a representative on Tribal Council from every county in the 6-county service area. I would like to support this. Maybe we could include a rep. for people who do not live within the 6-county service area-this could bring in fresh ideas. TID#488 We did not have a lot growing up and look at us now. People need to work together. TID #424 LSC is losing money because there are no machines to play and the machines we have are in repair. TID #738 I tried to get my daughter into a detox center for alcohol in 2013. I never got help or a direct answer. I called the tribe and they said "call person A", person A said "call person B", etc., just passed from office to office four different times. Help for outside 6-county area is needed. Waste is waste, loss is loss. For those living in Southern MI, the newsletter does not come in on time. TID#5257 I would like to see more quality assurance training taking place, at the Medicine Lodge especially, people need to show more professionalism. I was treated rudely by Medicine Lodge employees and had to take two people to due process. TID#102 We have loyal customers and employees at LSC. We need to give credit where credit is due.

TID #253 One of the thing I find disheartening is social media, the community talking among themselves. Tribal Council took a trip to Australia to bring back traditions in a seminar. A Councilor was able to visit their family in Australia. I would like you to please remember that you work for us (the membership)we elected you to represent us and to be our voice. Need to represent GTB's best interest.

TID #2393 Without conflict there is no change. I am glad that Council is attending funerals for the elders. TID #2259 I would like to see Tribal Council get along better. Bickering is disheartening, need to work together and to remember to speak with integrity and respect. I would like to see money put away for a summer employment program for our youth- office work, mowing lawns, etc. TID #2154 I am not a six-county service resident but I am glad that I was able to attend and had a great time. TID #1571 Reminder to everyone of the Veteran's feast on 11/4/17. TID #445 Language classes going good in Antrim and it is very good to see so many people at the membership meeting. TID #101 When I was growing up we looked out for each other. We get so much more. It's wonderful what we have and we have a lot of services. You have to give respect to earn it. TID #4269 We need to get back to the basics as far as culture goes: hunting, fishing, beading, drumming. Services are starting to come back to Kewadin but I would like to seeeven more being offered. TID #5022 We need to bring more shows into LSC. Also need to bringin more machines. Props to Steve Antoine for the language program. The bereavement room rate for GTB members at GTRS should be a flat rate of $35 and that's it. My family was in town for a funeral and were all charged different amounts for their rooms. Props to Stella Chippewa for helping with my mother. We have a lot of property for more housing in Antrim Co., we need to start looking into this.

Why can't Council sit together at the same table at the Membership Meeting? TC needs to stop bickering and move forward. Where's Percy?

TID #334 Federal recognition May 27, in Benzie this year with a 5K. We need to win Family Olympics. TID #4559 We are not putting the 7 grandfather teachings into practice. Arguing on Tribal Council is very upsetting; as well as secret meetings. We need to build each other up and bring up the tribe as a whole. Drug problems in the community are getting worse. Kids will do what they see- we need to start teaching kids drum,more tradition, etc. TID #358 Language is key for our culture. I would like the next person who gets hired as culture department manager to be actively involved in learning our language. TID #4607 Upload the historic video we use to educate our new employees to Youtube. A YouTube channel for GTB Station. GTRS Gallery of Shops could be updated as “mini mall” like Planet Hollywood’s miracle mile of shops. Use a drone to upsell our real estate for people to come home. Upload to gtb.org site. Unify our coffee shops as one brand throughout our organization. The Cultural Corridor has been under construction for years- UPDATE Ballroom at TCC used? If not, use to create family amenities- arcade, kids quest?


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MEMBERSHIP MEETING COMMENT RESPONSE Mary Pelcher, Tribal Manager It is truly a privilege for the Tribal Manager’s office and Government programs to be an integral part of the GTB Membership Meeting each year. This year the meeting was held at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa on October 28, 2017. There were 299 GTB citizens that attended this year’s meeting (Youth: 38; 18 to 54 years old: 133; Elders: 118). There were several comments made at the membership meeting regarding our language and culture. The language and culture department are relatively new to GTB and we are refining the programs as we implement activities within the 6-county service area. In Anishnabemowin there are currently two fluent instructors, one program director/ Apprentice, one language intern. There are plans to add another fluent instructor and possibly another intern. This fiscal year (2018) the culture funds were moved to the Anishnaabemowin program. This move is a beginning to realign the purpose of the language and culture programs. You may have picked up a brochure at the membership meeting regarding the “Anishnaabewin” program.

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Doris and I will immediately address the situation. There are plans to improve service and professionalism on all levels. I agree with the comment regarding summer youth workers, we should be employing our GTB tribal youth as employees each summer. I have seen the benefits an employment opportunity has on a young person. The youth learned valuable work ethics and life skills. There will be a plan developed by GTB Human Resources and GTB Education department to develop and implement a summer youth worker’s program for summer of 2018. The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians has grown a lot in the past 39 years. There is so much potential for future growth. The TM office works daily for the GTB Tribe. We manage the programs and funding for the GTB citizens, overseen the GTB Government staff that implements these programs, and we work directly with the Tribal Council to discuss and come to an agreement on the policy and implementation of the policy.

Yes, we face historical trauma, I grew up in a poor and alcoholic home, destitute at times. I understand historical Anishnaabewin means “The life of the Anishnaabek”, who trauma first hand (there was no GTB or tribal programs we are as a people. Anishnabewin includes our language, when I was growing up). But, as a family we found ways culture and our lifeways. Anishnaabewin is a more appropriate to persevere, by hard work, and being responsible for our way of describing the direction that our language and culture own health. It took a long time for some of our family to department is moving. There is still much work to be done overcome alchol If I could relate one thing that you as a GTB this fiscal year regarding language and culture. I am all Tribal Citizen could do to help improve GTB, that would be for using technology as a tool to transmit language, in fact to improve your health. Health means your physical, mental, Mr. Toulouse does Anishnaabemowin classes on YouTube. spiritual and emotional health. The word healthy is HEAL THY. We are currently working together to define and grow the If you have an addiction (any addiction) work on overcoming “Anishnaabewin” department. it. If you need to exercise more or eat more nutritiously, plan to improve. I know that I need to work on controlling my The GTB Medicine Lodge has also made significant changes blood sugar better, it is easy to ignore; but the future health this year. There have been two doctors and one Doctor of problems that I could face are scary. What can you do to Nurse Practitioner added to the staff in FY 16. These are improve the health of your lifestyle? Go back to school? Find highly skills individuals and have been given the task of a spiritual mentor? See your dentist? Quit smoking? Meditate putting quality health care back into our GTB community. The for stress relief? One small change could impact your life and addition of this permanent staff sets the stage for positive your family’s life. Be a healthy role model for our young GTB growth within the GTB health clinic. There are great things citizens. Improving yourself makes you strong, your family going on in the GTB health clinic, and there are changes strong, and makes GTB strong! on the horizon as we move into this year together. I agree there is always room for improvement. When and if there is ~The Tribal Manager’s Office wishes you and your family a a breakdown in communication, i.e. not getting through on Merry Christmas, and all good things in the New Year! the phone to a caregiver, or you feel like you are not being treated professionally, please call the TMO office directly and

To the tune of “Jingle Bells” Aa-pi-ji-go min-wen-daag-zi-mi b-baan-di zhooshk-ji-weng Mii-gwe-ta g-chi-zoog-poog e-zhi-nwen-daa-goog

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Happy New Year from the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Chairman and Council !

Wii-baa-tiin-na wa goonh mii-dash ji-shpaag-ni-gaag Mii-dash ji-min-wen-daa-gwag b-baan-di zhooshk-ji-weng Chorus Ta-taa-gaanhs, ta-taa-gaanhs mi-dwe-sin Aa-pi-ji-go min-wen-daag-zi-mi – b-baan-di zhooshk-ji-weng Ta-taa-gaanhs, ta-taa-gaanhs mi-dwe-sin Aa-pi-ji-go min-wen-daag-zi-mi – b-baan-di zhooshk-ji-weng

• Note – when singing in Anishinaabemowin, it doesn’t always fully translate into English. Also, if you would like to hear how the song is sung, feel free to call our instructors: o Pat Osawamick – (231) 534-7149 o Isadore Toulouse – (231) 534-7252

CHI-MIIGWECH!


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ANISHINAABEMOWIN BIBEZHIK KIDWINAN (One Word at a Time)

Holiday Memorial Art Activity Hosted by: Barb McIntyre, PhD Art Therapist

Come make an ornament in memory of your loved one!

GTB Medicine Lodge Conference Room Tuesday- December 12th 3:00 – 4:30 pm Limited to 25 for this activity! Adults – age 18 and up

RSVP to: Laura Mains @ 534-7989 or cell 866-0266 Human Services Department # 7

ANISHINAABEMOWIN FALL SYMPOSIUM

On Saturday, November 18th, the Grand Traverse Band held a language symposium comprised of speakers fluent in the Anishinaabek language and culture. Visitors came from all over to participate, from local tribal members, to members who traveled from Canada. There were over 100 people who signed up and attended. The symposium began at 8:00am with fresh cooked breakfast. Miigwetch to the cooks and to those who served the food. As breakfast concluded, the symposium broke off into various groups/workshops where participants were able to learn different aspects of the heritage of the Anishinaabek.

said that immersion was their personal choice for being most efficient at learning the language, another said to simply try and learn one word, or one sentence a week. While there may be no cut and dry answer to which is the best one thing is for sure, practice makes perfect. Being open minded and willing to learn goes a long way! The symposium had many things to offer and was a very enlightening experience. With a culture so rich, I implore more people to come to these sorts of events. From collecting medicines in your very own backyard, to learning about the Seven Grandfather Teachings on Grieving, even making laughter a fun thing in the language, or simply understanding our traditional ways, the symposium yielded many different aspects of our culture. Whichever group you chose to sit in on, there was an abundance knowledge to be shared and learned.

-by James Sullivan

Each of the speakers had vast knowledge of the language and culture, and spoke candidly about their own personal experiences along with what they believed was best to keep the language alive and thriving. One speaker - Photos by James Sullivan


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

VOLUNTEERS

We are in need of help filing photos and identifying people in them. Please come to the Museum Wednesday-Saturday between 10 and 4. Miigwetch!

Open to the Public WEDNESDAY SATURDAY 10AM - 4 PM

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Tribal blankets are for sale in the gift shop and make a great holiday gift! There are only 83 remaining!

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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

Aabiish Ngoji? (Where?): Cultural Building. (Building next to Pow-Wow grounds)

Aaniish Pii? (When?) Monday evenings From 5:30PM-7:30PM.

Aabiish Ngoji? (Where?): Traverse City Satellite Office (3-Mile). Aaniish Pii? (When?) Wednesday evenings From 5:30PM-7:30PM.


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