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EVENTS COMMUNITY MEETINGS Kewadin Community Center 10.11.17

Antrim Community meeting is being moved from 10.4.17 to 10.11.17 due to schedule conflicts. It will occur from 4-7 pm at the Kewadin Community center—with light dinner provided.

Recently the local paper, the Leelanau Enterprise, posted articles on two matters of the Tribe: 1) the 2% disbursements, and 2) my Chairman articles that are in the GTB newsletter. First of all I am the elected Chairman of the GTB and my responsibility to report is to the Membership. The 2% matter cannot be addressed as it is still unresolved, however, I must mention that some of the Council have been falsely telling the Elders that the GTB had an audit finding on a Chestonia township Elder’s Advisory application and that is why they refuse to fund the Elder’s Advisory. When Council looked into this matter, the Legal department clarified that ALL 501C3 applications get an audit note from the state, and they do NOT specify the Elder’s Advisory—there is no reason why we should not funds the Elder’s Advisory with 2% funds. This hypocrisy that some of the Council continue to perpetuate only goes to show that they are making excuses for their poor decision and the singling out of the Elder’s Advisory and it appears discriminatory. If we question the Elder’s Advisory, we should question EVERY 501C3 that we fund. The second matter was regarding the content of my articles in the GTB newsletter. Councilor Dave Arroyo responded in the Leelanau Enterprise by saying that what I am posting in the GTB newsletter is not substantiated however, he failed to respond as to what points are unsubstantiated. I have provided and will continue to provide factual information, and present any questions that I have about the management and affairs of the GTB government and EDC to the membership until I have answers. I am not going to give false assurance to membership and staff that everything is fine, as Dave Arroyo stated in the Leelanau Enterprise. I have seen the audit reports, I have shared the audit reports, and now I am demanding answers to my questions—the biggest being why are we losing so much money at LSC and other businesses and reacting like it is nothing. Why do we continue to uphold managers that are not making solid business decisions or showing us how we can do better and further diversify business for the future? When I present information to the membership, it is factual data, not propaganda as Councilor Mark Wilson recently accused me of. In fact I would appreciate any documentation to refute the data that I have seen and presented to membership. I am looking for answers, not


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excuses and accusations from the Council. As of this date the Council have not yet answered or refuted anything I have presented or documents to prove otherwise.

and evaluate how we are operating government to make sure the plans are what are best for the MEMBERSHIP services.

If we think a new building is going to turn around the revenues at LSC then let’s plan and build within our means, let’s do a cost benefit analysis and MAKE SURE that it will be self-sufficient. The money that EDC management and some of the Council want to spend on the new LSC and hotel is not just their money—read the Revenue Allocation Ordinance, they have to make financial information public to the membership, they must make sound business decisions, and they must show how they will be successful in all ventures with EDC. I will not condone investing into more failing businesses. If utilities are high and causing losses at LSC and that is the reason we are considering rebuilding then that is a weak foundation for building a $30-56 million dollar casino—I have heard no mention of how this new Casino proposes to bring in more customers or revenue— that is how we make money not by saving on utilities.

The Revenue Allocation Ordinance requires open and public information to the Tribal Membership. The EDC Charter states that all financials are public information to the Tribal Membership. I will continue to work on providing this information to you and all questions that I have regarding our Tribe, regardless efforts by a few Council to censor me. I was recently accused of politicking through the newsletter articles but they are trying to censor me from communicating vital information to the membership through the newsletter. I believe it is time to have open and honest communication with our membership.

At the August Council meeting, an additional $4.4 million of our savings in Government Operations was slated and approved to be spent for the FY 2018 budget. You may hear “oh we increased the Elders budget” but what is $130,000.00 out of $4.4 million? I don’t condone spending beyond our means—and we are! We are supposed to be running government on the 25% we receive from RAO, and if it is not enough then we need to tell EDC –YOU NEED TO DO BETTER! We SHOULD NOT be spending our savings or investing in businesses that are not self-sufficient, or stand-alone businesses. We need to urge cost-benefit-analysis for all businesses,

We look forward to hearing from all members at the upcoming Annual membership meeting on October 28, 2017 at the Grand Traverse Resort.

Please note we are still looking for property in the Grand Traverse County area for a Trailer park development. We want to provide options for affordable housing for our members and this includes a trailer park.

This was missed in last week’s newsletter and I want to make sure all the membership have had a chance to see it: it is a comparison of the 2015 and 2016 audits, as you can see it appears that TCCH is covering the expenses of all losing businesses. These losses go further back than 2015 and we need to know why this is acceptable to management and some of the Council.

Grand Traverse Band EDC Net Income worksheet

2016 Turtle Creek LSC Admin Gaming Net Revenues

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Resort Resort Lands Grand Traverse Reality GT Hotel Group Cross Creek Eagletown Market Eagles Ridge Convention Center The Lodge Chalet Other

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$

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Gross Fixed Assets of the Casinos Net Income

Gross Fixed Assets of the Resort Net Income

32,590,918.00 (1,356,167.00) (553.00) 31,234,198.00 2,085,140.00 (11,201.00) (4,879.00) 32.00 (124,962.00) (670,435.00) (81,717.00) (214,482.00) (7,225.00) 970,271.00 32,204,469.00

Change in Net Income

2015 $ 34,520,137.00 (216,029.00) 552.00 $ 34,304,660.00

$

$

$

1,047,733.00 8,816.00 (1,917.00) 69.00 (123,671.00) (593,689.00) (254,760.00) (274,250.00) (9,085.00) (5,800.00) $ (206,554.00) $ 34,098,106.00

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$ $

(1,929,219.00) (1,140,138.00) (1,105.00) (3,070,462.00) 1,037,407.00 (20,017.00) (2,962.00) (37.00) (1,291.00) (76,746.00) 173,043.00 59,768.00 1,860.00 5,800.00 1,176,825.00 (1,893,637.00)

Fixed assets to Net Income ratios $ 196,657,422.00 31,234,198.00 15.88% How does this compare in the market? $

93,946,543.00 2,085,140.00 2.22%

How does this compare in the market?

This is just to giving an idea of how much the Tribe has invested versus what we are making on our investment, however It is not a true measure amount of the total investment in the resort or casinos On the 2016 Financial Statements reflected $1,948,131 in Capital assets for Cross Creek this was the original purchase including the Motel, that was demolished and should be amended to reflect that change. The Transfers from the Casino to the businesses of the Tribe are not in consistent with the RAO, the funds should go to the Government first and then be distributed by Council action from the long-term (10%) or EDC investments(15%). For those businesses losing money to be accountable.


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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.

Richard Woods Gym Attendant

Maria Guillen AFS Caseworker

Beatrice Shananaquet Youth Site Coordinator GT

John McFadden AFS Adult Caseworker

Elissa Sterzer Youth Site Coordinator Benzie

Ali Saheb Doctor of Nursing Practice

Sharon Edgington Elders Site Coordinator GT/Antrim


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Leelanau Elders’ meal-site relocated to Culture Building effective Monday, October 2, 2017 starting at 11:30 - 1pm. If you need a ride call Greg Bailey at 534-7740 before 10am. FREE ONLINE TECHNOLOGY AND LIFE SKILLS TRAINING! There have been several requests for training in Technology and Computers. For any person who would like to gain new skills and increase their employability or just learn how to use the internet and e-mail, then there is help! For free training on technology, computers, typing, reading, math, work and career and even everyday life skills like grill safety, enter GCFLEARNFREE.ORG into your internet web browser and start today. If you need further assistance, please stop in or call the GTB 477 Program.

TYPING TRAINING

In today’s world, much of the job market requires computer skills. The ability to type has become extremely important. While some jobs may require upwards of 60 words per minute (wpm), many office jobs and employers are satisfied with 40 wpm. This may seem like a daunting task to get up to this speed, but there is help with this too! At Typing.com you can learn proper finger placement and train in the comfort of your own home, making it that much easier to increase your employability! Many labor positions do not require typing skills at all. However, having a skill in more than one field will ensure that you will be able to find a job if you are injured, facing a lay off or simply decide to change careers. Losing your job and having to start over (for any reason) can be extremely scary and difficult. No one wants to be start over, but if you had to… wouldn’t you want to be prepared? If this still isn’t a good enough reason to prepare, how about because it can be fun! For free typing training and GAMES, check out FREETYPINGGAMES. NET or TYPING.COM. The games are fun for children and adults. Parents: don’t forget that your children are growing up in a technology rich world, any training at a young age will have a lifetime of benefits!

If you decide to use these programs, then please let me know if these programs have helped or not so I can continue to find additional resources for our community.

YOUR OPINION NEEDED

Many Tribal members beginning a new job need assistance with transportation to and from training and/ or work. While the GTB 477 program may help with bus passes or gas, there is still an unmet need of getting to the bus stop. Many people live close enough to work that it wouldn’t be worth taking a bus, but far enough away that walking proves to be a great barrier as well. In order to assist Tribal members, the GTB 477 Program is requesting your opinion about having a Bike Share Program. This program would allow participants of the 477 program to assist with their transportation needs. Participants would sign a contract to take care of the bikes and then return them for the next person to use once they have earned enough money to purchase one of their own. If you would benefit from a program like this or think that this would help Tribal members in need (for training/ employment purposes), then please e-mail or call the GTB 477 Program office and make your opinion heard. Without the input of our community, this program may never come into existence. The GTB 477 Program is here to reduce joblessness among Indian People within our service area and to serve our community. Your opinion matters! Please make it heard! If you have any other ideas about what may help Tribal members obtain and keep employment and/or training, then please call or e-mail your ideas to: 231-534-7767 Aeawosgi.campos@gtbindians.com GTB 477 Program, Human Resources 2605 North West Bay Shore Dr. Peshawbestown, Mi. 49682

The Grand Traverse Band Election Board is pleased to announce that there is a VACANCY on the board. If you would like to be the change that you wish to see in the Election process, please submit a letter of interest to: GTB Election Board 2605 N West Bay Shore Drive Peshawbestown, MI 49682 *Must be a GTB Tribal Member and must be a registered voter. **Stipends are issued for every meeting that Election Board Members attend.

Please send letters of interest to

GTB Compensation Committee There are two (2) vacant seats that this committee is looking to fill. *Must be a GTB Registered Voter.

2605 N West Bay Shore Drive Peshawbestown, MI 49682


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PUBLIC NOTICES

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DECEMBER 2017 PER CAPITA

PER CAPITA ADDRESS CHANGE DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 14TH. PLEASE CONTACT MEMBERSHIP OFFICE (231) 534-7101 REGARDING ANY ADDRESS CHANGES.

PER CAPITA DIRECT DEPOSIT • If you have not already signed up for direct deposit of your per capita checks, Friday, November 3rd is the deadline to sign up for a direct deposit of your DECEMBER 2017 per capita and all future per capita checks. The form must be received in our office by November 3rd. • This deadline (November 3rd) 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 per capita direct deposit will be suspended until a valid address is received in the Membership Office. • If you need to change the information for your direct deposit, please submit a new Direct Deposit Agreement form. To request one, you may contact 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 Per Capita Office or fill out the Direct Deposit Cancellation form. If not using the form, please write that you wish to cancel your per capita direct deposit, sign, date, and include tribal id number and/or social security number. The deadline to cancel your current direct deposit is Wednesday, November 15th. 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. SORNA: Who needs to register with GTB? The GTB Code pertaining to Sex Offender Registration has designated who must register with the Grand Traverse Band Tribal Police Department. The following individuals are required to register with GTB Tribal Police:  A sex offender who has been convicted by GTB Tribal Court, regardless of whether or not that person is or will be residing on Tribal Lands.  A sex offender who is incarcerated by the Tribe while completing any sentence for a covered sex offense, regardless of their location.  A sex offender who resides within Tribal Lands, is homeless within Tribal Lands, or is transient within Tribal Lands.  A sex offender who is employed by the Tribe in any capacity or otherwise employed within Tribal Lands.  A sex offender who is a student in any capacity within Tribal Lands.  A sex offender who is visiting Tribal Lands. Registration requirements pertain to ALL convicted sex offenders, regardless of the court or location they were convicted in. Registered sex offenders who are visiting Tribal Lands are now required to register their presence with Tribal Police PRIOR to entry onto Tribal Lands, and may register up to 72 hours prior to their visit. This includes entering onto Tribal Lands for ANY PURPOSE with the exclusion of patronizing gaming establishments or Eagletown Market, and visiting Tribal Court for a valid purpose. You are strongly encouraged to contact the Tribal Police Department at 231-534-7777 prior to arriving in order to ensure that someone is available to assist you with registration. If you are unsure if you are required to register with GTB Police Department, please contact Denise Johnson in the SORNA Office at 231-534-7370. You can also contact GTB Tribal Police Department: 231-534-7777.


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The Peter Olson Scholarship is available to any Native American living in the Diocese of Gaylord Peshawbestown, Petoskey, and Manistee - who is in college or graduate school. Applications are available by contacting Sister Susan Gardner, Director of the Native American Apostolate and Pastoral Administrator of St. Kateri Parish. Call 231-271-6651 to request an application. The applications are presented to the board who decides the amount of money each applicant will receive

THE GRAND TRAVERSE BAND ANNOUNCES $696,059.50 IN LOCAL 2% FUNDS Organizations Receive Funds via Tribe’s Twice Per Year 2 Percent Allocation

PESHAWBESTOWN, MICHIGAN, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 -- The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians is pleased to announce the distribution of $$696,059.50 of gaming revenue allocation to local units of government. The dollars have been allocated to 34 local applicants as part of the Tribe’s “2 percent allocation,” which takes place twice per year. Under the terms of a consent decree settling Tribes v. Engler (Case no. 1:90-CV-611, U.S. District Court, Western District Michigan), the Grand Traverse Band allocates 2 percent of its video gaming revenue to local units of government, as defined in the stipulation, no later than 60 days after October 1st and March 31st of each year. This payment schedule was modified with the consent of the State of Michigan to July 31st and January 31st of each year because the fiscal year of the Grand Traverse Band’s gaming operation is calendar-based. Since the 2 percent allocation began in 1994, the Grand Traverse Band has allocated $36,267,238.62 to local organizations. “The test for determining the distribution standards, as outlined in Tribes v. Engler are: “Each tribe shall determine which local unit or units of government shall receive payments and the amounts thereof; provided however, the guidelines governing the tribes in making said determinations shall be based upon compensating said local units of government for governmental services provided to the tribes and for impacts associated with the existence and location of the tribal casino in its vicinity; and provided further, however…each local unit of government shall receive no less than an amount equivalent to its share of ad valorem property taxes…” For this 2% cycle, the Tribal Council voted to determine which organizations would receive allocations. Of the 81 applications received, totaling $2,000,480.38 in requests, the Tribal Council awarded 34 applicants for a total of $696,059.50. The Grand Traverse Band will make its decision regarding the second 2017 Two Percent allocation in December 2017. It is with great pleasure that the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians is able to provide all citizens of Northern Michigan with these services that are furnished solely by gaming revenues.


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October 2017.BENZIE/ MANISTEE ELDER’S 2 Sun

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ELDER’S COLOR TOUR (BOYNE)

ARCADIA LUNCH 11:30 BIRTHDAY BASH PICNIC 11:30-2 LANGUAGE/PAT T.C. 1-2 (LV. @ 11) NURSE KATHY@ (LV. @ 11) BENZIE

LUNCH 11:30 CRAFT/GAME DAY 12-2

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BENZIE ELDER ALL ACTIVITIES COORDINATOR: ARE ALCOHOL & GLORIA PTAK DRUG FREE. 231-534-7824 PLEASE CALL 231-492-4358 AHEAD TO CONFIRM.

OCTOBER 2017 CHARLEVOIX ELDER’S Activity Calendar

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Shopping TC 10-2:00 pm

M.I.E.A. Baraga

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to CHANGE. Please call ahead to confirm activity.

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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Tourny/Lunch LJ, 11:30-3 PM

Color Tour, Boyne Highld

Birthday Bash All Sites Hallo3-M Ween Lunch & 1-2 PM Bingo, 3-M 11:30-3:00 pm

Sewing Cvx, 10-12 pm Calendar subject


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October 2017 Leelanau Sun 1

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Store Run 9am

TC Euchre 1pm

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12 Lunch at Cultural Building. Diabetic Shoe Fitting 9-6

MIEA

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Language Bingo 1:30pm

Movie Day 11am

18 Lunch at Cultural Building. TC Pool Tournament 11:30am

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Craft Day 1:30pm

Store Run 9am

TC Birthday Bash 1pm

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Farm Market 9am

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All Activities are Alcohol and Drug Free

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

Color Tour 9am

TC All Site Halloween Party 1pm

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


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HEALTH SOON! CARE COMING

GRAND TRAVERSE BAND DRUG DISPOSAL DROP-OFF BOX A drug disposal drop-off box will be located in the lobby of the Grand Traverse Band Health Clinic. The drop-off box will be 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. 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. GTB Health Clinic 2300 Stallman Road Peshawbestown, MI (231) 534-7200 GTB Police 2300 Stallman Road Peshawbestown, MI (231) 534-7777

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)

2 SIGNS

You May Have a Gambling Problem.

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I have lied to someone important to me about how much I gamble.

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I have felt the need to bet more and more money once I’ve started.

Sound familiar? For confidential help call the Problem Gambling Helpline at

1-800-270-7117 GambleResponsibly.org


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NW Michigan 4 4--H Shooting Sports Club: Leelanau County Tribal Members Diabetic Shoes

Held at the old 4-H property, 1397 W. Burdickville Rd., Maple City (Located across from Miles Kimmerly Park)

When:

For Youth Ages 8 Years Old & Up All Skill Levels Welcome!

Wednesdays, 5:30 P.M.

Registration Deadline: Friday, September 15th

(1st Pick up September 27th and 28th)

June 17,2017 2 Fitting: October 11 and 12 8am-8pm (2 Pick up October 25 and 26

September 20th — October 25th Youth can bring their own equipment or recurve bow & arrows will be available for use.

1st Fitting: September 5th and 6th

Cost is $55.00

Cost includes an annual $20 4-H Participation Fee!

Please make sure to read enrollment requirements below to register 4-H youth.

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Munson Community Health Center –Pharmacy

550 Munson G-100 in ElkAve Suite Rapids

Traverse City, MI. 49686 Telephone: 231-9358730

Enrollment Requirements: Registration is a 2-step process : 1st– Register for “NW Michigan 4-H Shooting Sports Club: Leelanau County” on line @Our https://mi.4honline.com. Sponsors: 2nd– Complete the Youth information form below and mail with full payment to: MSU Extension, Suite 107, 8527 E. Govt. Center Dr., Suttons Bay, MI 49682. Make CHECKS Elk Rapids Bible Church payable to “Leelanau 4-H”. Club Leader: Jennifer Fischer: jennifer3141@aol.com Rapid

Torch Lake Assembly of God Youth Name: ________________________________________ Parent Email:____________________ Grand Traverse Band Phone #:______________________ Shooting Level:__________________________________________ of Ottawa/Chippewa Indians

City Area Food Pantry Amvets Post 114 Cone Corral

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity institution. 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 or family status or veteran status.

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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O C TO BE R 2017 / Bn aakwii Giiz is (Falling Leaves Moon)

OCTOBER 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 Raphael, Simon, Dodge, Sheahan, Traylor, Bailey, Wilson, Anderson, Francis, Hillyer, Lewis, Keefe, Pierce, Warren, Scott, Wabindato, Judson, McGrath, Oliver, Swallows, Antoine, Smith, Feringa, McSawby, Hirth, Allen, Hudson, Miller, Putney, Robinson, Sharp,

First Name

Birth Day

Paul, Christine, Alan, Steven, William, Allen, Donna, James, Linda, Glen, Arnold, Kathryn, Jeanette, Bette, Tillie, David, Ronald, Paul, Edward, Donna, Mary, Barbara, Steven, Gary, Kenneth, Gilda, Barbara, Anthony, Patricia, Linda, Barbara,

1-Oct 1-Oct 2-Oct 3-Oct 3-Oct 4-Oct 5-Oct 6-Oct 7-Oct 7-Oct 7-Oct 9-Oct 9-Oct 9-Oct 10-Oct 10-Oct 11-Oct 11-Oct 11-Oct 11-Oct 12-Oct 12-Oct 13-Oct 13-Oct 14-Oct 15-Oct 15-Oct 15-Oct 16-Oct 16-Oct 17-Oct

Last Name Sineway, Concannon, Navarre, Brun, Homminga, Palmer, Mann, Wright, Burgess, Wilson, John, Cobb, Jensen, Wabanimkee, Bradley, Mattson, Dudley, Hall, Williams, Antoine, Miller, Polakis, Wells, Whitfield, Hall, Ulrich, Van Conett, Andrews, McSawby, Sams, McDonald,

First Name Charles, Rita, Cheryl, Thomas, Donny, William, Raymond, Mary, William, Donna, Richard, Edward, Janice, Linda, Dessira, Albin, Ruth, Catherine, Debra, Cletus, Sheryl, Wanda, Katherine, Rosa, Julia, Elayne, Carol, Rae, Glenn, Francis, Robert,

Birth Day 17-Oct 18-Oct 18-Oct 19-Oct 19-Oct 19-Oct 20-Oct 20-Oct 21-Oct 21-Oct 22-Oct 23-Oct 23-Oct 23-Oct 25-Oct 25-Oct 26-Oct 26-Oct 26-Oct 27-Oct 27-Oct 27-Oct 28-Oct 28-Oct 29-Oct 29-Oct 29-Oct 30-Oct 30-Oct 30-Oct 31-Oct

2017 SENIOR CITIZEN MARKET FRESH COUPONS Get Yours Before the Season Ends

If you haven’t picked up your coupon book Market Fresh coupons for 2017 do so soon. The Farmers Markets across northern Michigan will start closing at the end of October and you don’t want to miss out on the free and discounted Michigan fresh produce and non-processed agricultural products (such as honey) that are available for free with these coupons. Market Fresh coupons are available at the Leelanau County Senior Services office at the Leelanau Government Center. There is a limit of one book of coupons per person per year. The coupon books are valued at $20. In order to qualify for the coupons your income must meet the below listed requirements. Stop by the Leelanau County Senior Services office anytime during normal business hours to fill out the application and pick up your coupons. Verification of income IS NOT required. 1 person–Income must be less than $22,311 (1 coupon book) 2 persons–Combined income must be less than $30,044 (2 coupon books)

Leelanau County Senior Services 8527 E Government Center Dr Suite 106 Suttons Bay 49682 Phone: 231-256-8121

News Letter submission from Sister Sue


OC TOBE R 2 0 1 7 / Bn a a k w ii Giiz is ( Fallin g Leav es M o o n ) 13 “HONORING VETERANS of ALL NATIONS!”

OBITUARIES

ALL VETERANS, EAGLE STAFFS, SINGERS & DANCERS INVITED!

Raymond Jay Russell

VETERANS DAY POWWOW

GTB Tribal Member United States Army Crandon, WI

Friday, November 10th, 2017 GTB Charlevoix Site

11/05/1963 – 09/21/2017

10085 Wa-Ba-Noong Mi-Kun, East Jordan, MI Potluck Feast 5:00pm (Please bring a dish to pass)

Grand Entry 7:00pm Head Staff & Specials TBA SPONSORS, DONATIONS, VOLUNTEERS STILL WELCOME For more information or for Vendor sign up call RJ Smith, GTB Youth Intervention Specialist Cell# 231/866-6360 Office# 231/534-7065

Respectfully Acknowledging Our Loss Funeral Service:

Monday, September 25 2017 12:00 PM Potawatomi Cultural Center 5460 Everybody’s Road Crandon, Wisconsin 54520

Lady winners for the Sept. 2017 pool tournament were: Sandy Yannot, Philomena King & Gloria Ptak.

Winners for the men's Sept. 2017 pool tournament were: Laverne Scott, Bill Wilson & Patrick Wabinimkee.

2016 Elders Distribution Checks As of July 24th, the following members have unclaimed elders checks from 2016 distribution at the Accounting Office. JERRY CHUPP, VIRGINIA LOFGREN, FRANCIS J SHOMIN Please contact Christina Loucks, Senior Accountant, at the Government Accounting Department (231) 534-7131 for further information.

Important Membership Department Deadlines October 27, 2017 - applications for enrollment will stop being accepted at the end of the day November 3, 2017 - Deadline for address change forms and for CANCELLING direct deposit of per capita checks December 1, 2017 – Enrollment will re-open * This process and deadlines are set to allow for per capita distribution. Please contact the Membership Department at (231)534-7101 regarding any address changes. Miigwetch, Diana Arnold Department 6 Manager – Membership Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians 2605 N. West Bay Shore Dr Peshawbestown, MI 49682 Diana.Arnold@gtbindians.com Office: 231- 534-7670


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HERKNER RD. GROUND BLESSING

- Photos by George Antoine and Jared Sonderegger, Editor A ground blessing and breaking ceremony was held at the Herkner Rd. property on Friday, September 1st. Many GTB citizens and employees were in attendance to watch as Members of Tribal Council and Tribal Management broke through the soil at the property for the first time. Tribal Management, along with the housing office and members of Tribal Council , have held several meetings discussing the property with “RCA Design� and Management Group since July. Coordinating water and sewer engineering have been discussed as well as gas, power and fiber optic layout. This property is going to be utilized for GTB housing, offering a daycare facility and the possibility of other government offices in the future. The membership present at the event were all excited to see the spark of this expansion. As the need for available housing in the six county area becomes more and more sparse, this property will provide stability for GTB members to remain local. This ambitious project is a great opportunity especially for GTB members with employment in Traverse City. The address to the GTB Herkner Road Property is 5587 Herkner Road. Be sure to drive by and check out the foundation of the future complex. - by Jared Sonderegger, Editor


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BENZONIA JIINGTAMOK

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- Photos provided by Arlene Kashata The Benzonia Jiingtamok was held Saturday September 9th outside the Benzonia satellite office. The community feast was held just before the ceremony with Grand Entry beginning at 1 in the afternoon. The theme for this years Benzie Powwow was to “Honor Our Members Who Have Walked On� from September 1st, 2016 to August 31st, 2017.

It was a beautiful day for the outdoor event. Last years Benzie Powwow was washed out do to the rainy August and September months. The fresh air and gleaming sunshine were welcomed to highlight the vibrant color accents of the beautiful regalia. Youth and elders alike danced with unyielding dignity in honor of those who have crossed over. - by Jared Sonderegger, Editor


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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:

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

_________________________ 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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O C TO BE R 2017 / Bn aakwii Giiz is (Falling Leaves Moon)

ELDERS OPEN FORUM Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Chairman McClellan began discussion by talking about claims made by other members of Tribal Council that he is not telling the truth in the GTB newsletter and is making unsubstantiated statements. Chairman McClellan stated that if anyone thinks he is not telling the truth, they need to point out exactly which statements are untruthful. All the numbers and figures Chairman McClellan cited in the newsletter are accurate and come from the management team. He mentioned how Turtle Creek carries the businesses that are in the red and stated that he wants to see those underperforming businesses step it up and stand alone. It is important that the RAO is followed. He stated that we need to set up our investments in a business manner that shows we are being successful. GTB Elder Tony Sineway mentioned that a lot of people in Leelanau County are saying the information in the newsletter is truthful. Chairman McClellan replied that certain staff members are not being listened to, and the management only tells you what they want you to hear. He backed up his statements in the newsletter as open, honest, and fair, and stated that if we were following the RAO we would not be in this situation financially. The EDC charter states that the membership should be knowledgeable of everything going on with the tribe and that information should be shared with all members. GTB Elder Pat Putney suggested using a talking stick to mediate conversation. Councilors were talking over the Chairman and several elders in attendance spoke out against this. Further discussion took place as to whether Chairman McClellan contacted the Leelanau Enterprise, or if the paper contacted him. He stated that a reporter from the Leelanau Enterprise called him while he was in Washington DC. The reporter, Erik Carlson, was looking to do a bio on Chairman McClellan. Chairman McClellan stated that Tribal Council Treasurer Arroyo stated that he should retract certain statements he made in that bio. Chairman McClellan stated that he has not contacted the Leelanau Enterprise on his own and has not returned any more calls from Erik Carlson. Regarding the accusations of making false claims, Chairman McClellan read aloud the letter he had written that appeared in the Leelanau Enterprise. Discussion took place of the 2% application put in by the Elders Advisory organization. Certain members of Tribal Council have accused Chairman McClellan of writing the 2% grant for the Elders Advisory organization. Anna Harwood stated that they came in to do the 2% application and that Chairman McClellan took the application in to Star Township for them. Chairman McClellan continued to read from the letter he had written. He stated that if businesses are losing money, we have to stop ASAP. There should not be so many businesses in the red. Chairman McClellan stated he does not condone GTB spending beyond its means. Treasurer Arroyo spoke and added that employees have to follow the stipulation of having no political activity, but often these community meetings are politically slanted. He stated there is a lack of communication on everyone’s part on Tribal Council. Regarding the disputed Elders Advisory 2% application, Treasurer Arroyo stated that it is not as though he does not want to fund the elders, but is concerned because we are in compact negotiations right now. He clarified some of the statements he made regarding what Chairman McClellan has said in the newsletter and the Enterprise.

Councilor Bird discussed the under-performance of Leelanau Sands Casino, and stated that people are looking for a family environment and that is not what LSC provides. He stated that although LSC is making money, gaming is dependent on the overall economy and spoke to the importance of diversifying. GTB Elder Bonnie Inman spoke up to ask how Council plans to successfully build a new casino, when they passed a deficit government budget. Bonnie stated Council needs to find out where the tribe is losing money. Further discussion took place of depreciation at LSC. Councilor Shomin stated that GTB currently has about $1.3 million in the bank for depreciation, which is a non-cash expense. He mentioned that LSC pays about 20% of fixed costs, such as HR, advertising, and accounting, which if they did not cover those costs would be transferred to Turtle Creek. Councilor Shomin mentioned that the Government Ops account has been growing over the last few years and now has a balance of around $20 million. He mentioned that he did not contact the reporter from the Leelanau Enterprise and stated that if any Elders want to discuss specific issues with him, he is open and welcomes discussion. Councilor Wilson also discussed political activity and the newsletter. He stated that Council should be listening to the Elders here today instead of discussing political activity and finances that seem like propaganda. He mentioned that Council does have plans for a new casino with the proper Cost Benefit Analysis having been done. Changing gears, GTB Elder Pat Castaneda stated that as a show of respect to all Elders, at least one Council member should attend every Elder’s funeral. Discussion took place regarding the funding of 501c3s. Councilor Bird stated that 501c3s are supposed to be nonprofit. Secretary Rohl stated that GTB has funded multiple 501c3 organizations in the past with 2% funding. Discussion took place on both sides of this matter. A previous 2% application that was given to Chestonia Township and then returned, not by the State, but by Chestonia Township, was discussed. GTB Elder Sandy Waukazoo asked if it is true that the Elders lunch comes out of per cap. She also discussed people getting their Elders’ lunches to-go and asked Council their thoughts on this. GTB Elder Pat Putney added her thoughts that there should be no meals to go for Elders. Treasurer Arroyo asked if everything is appropriate concerning the Elders meals to which Pat Putney replied no, since they are paid for by a government program they are supposed to be congregate lunches and take out should not be allowed. This information will be put into the GTB newsletter in October. Wasinade Raphael stated that sometimes lunches are picked up and then given to someone else. Councilor Bird mentioned that the true definition of a 501c3 organization is that anyone can join, but the bylaws state that it must be a tribal member. Anna Harwood spoke up to say that they changed the bylaws and will discuss this further during the Elders Advisory board meeting. Issues with an elders transporter were discussed. Sandy Waukazoo stated she has brought this up several times. The transporter needs training in compassion and should know how to work with Elders and take care of them properly. Sandy discussed an incident where the transporter left someone at the front door to Munson Medical Center, when they should have been taken right to the ER. Pat Castaneda mentioned an incident in which two Elders needed to go pick up diabetic shoes, but the CHR called in sick two days in a row. GTB Elder Al Pedwaydon said Sandy has been helping out GTB Elders and members a lot and asked if she could be given mileage, since she is doing this all as a volunteer.


OC TOBE R 2 0 1 7 / Bn a a k w ii Giiz is ( Fallin g Leav es M o o n ) Discussion shifted to the topic of salaries. Al Pedwaydon asked how much the contract amount is for the Government and EDC attorneys. Nobody was certain, but Chairman McClellan stated that not all Council was in favor of the contracts. The Tribal Chairman’s salary was discussed.

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GTB members were promised their percap would increase again when TCCH was paid off and that did not happen. Chairman McClellan stated that we can work to change things. Discussion in the Elders open forum drew to a close.

Chairman McClellan stated that he was against building Turtle Creek, and said that GTB members were promised an increase in percap due to TCCH. We have seen no increase in per cap.

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

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Mental Illness Alzheimer’s

ALS ⃣

MS

Parkinson’s

transportation

Once identified - Services offered to Provider: ⃣ ⃣

Resources, Information & Training Respite

⃣ Support Assistance

Fuel

Food

Counseling

Support group

TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT DISABILITY Length of providing care:

Temporary

Permanent

Extended temporary

Brief description of assistance requested:

Phone:

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

Date: ______MEDICAL VERIFICATION

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2017 TRIBAL COUNCIL SESSIONS 2017 Tribal Council Meetings

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

January

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

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

01/10/17 01/17/17

February

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

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

02/07/17 02/14/17

March

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

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

03/07/17 03/21/17

TCRS04/19/17

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

04/11/17 04/18/17

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

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

05/09/17 05/23/17

June

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

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

06/13/17 06/20/17

July

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

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

07/11/17 07/18/17

August

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

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

08/08/17 08/22/17

September

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

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

09/12/17 09/19/17

October

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

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

10/10/17 10/17/17

November

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

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

11/07/17 11 /21/17

December

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

Wednesday Wednesday

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

12/12/17 12/19/17

April May

Moved to April 5th

TCSS 04/26/17 Moved to May 3rd


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MEMBERSHIP MEETING Q/C CARD TRIBAL MEMBERSHIP ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING QUESTIONS/COMMENTS IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION(S) OR COMMENT(S) BEFORE THE MEMBERSHIP MEETING ON 10/28/2017, PLEASE USE THE FORM BELOW AND SUBMIT USING THE FOLLOWING METHODS: 1 On members.speak located at the gtbindians.org website 2 Mail to 2605 NW Bayshore Drive, Peshawbestown, Michigan 49682 Attention: Gail Manzano, Tribal Council Executive Assistant 3 Submit to any of the Office managers in the 6-county area We ask that you please submit by 10/13/2017 to provide time for staff to work on answers. We anticipate that all questions and comments with answers will be provided at the Membership meeting. MEGWETCH! 2017 GTB Annual Membership Meeting:

Questions/Comments

(Required) Tribal ID#:

Check Box to Remain Confidential

Leelanau County

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE & ELECTRONICS COLLECTIONS

NOW ACCEPTING A MAXIMUM OF 10 - ONE GALLON CONTAINERS OF LATEX PAINT

Acceptable Materials          

Do you have leftover paint, fuel, pesticides, batteries, motor oils or unwanted medicines in your home? Improper storage and disposal of these materials can result in health and environmental risks. Instead of storing these materials and risking improper disposal, take these materials to a collection for proper disposal. To participate, you must make an appointment. Contact : Leelanau County Planning at (231) 256-9812, toll free (866) 256-9711 ext. 812 for an appointment. For more information on HHW or other solid waste programs, visit www.leelanau.cc/solidwaste.asp

2017 Saturday Collections 5/20 - Leelanau County Government Center 7/15 - Glen Lake School 8/19 - Peshawbestown 10/7- Elmwood Twp., Cherry Bend Park off Avondale Lane

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Aerosols Antifreeze Art Paints/Mediums Automatic Transmission Fluid Automobile Paint Batteries—Auto, Marine & Household Brake Fluid Bug Sprays Car Wax w/solvent Computers & Computer components Cutting Oil Diesel Fuel Dry Cleaning Agents Fiberglass Epoxy Fire Extinguishers Floor Care Products Fluorescent Light Bulbs & compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL’s) Fuel Oil

                  

Fungicides Furniture Polish Gasoline Glue (Solvent Based) Gun Cleaning Solvents Herbicides Insecticides Kerosene Lighter Fluid Mercury Thermometers/thermostats Metal Polish with Solvent Microwave Ovens Moth Balls Nail Polish Oils/Motor Oil & Filters containing Oil Paint Brush Cleaner with solvent Paint (Latex) Limit of 10– 1 gallon cans Paint (Oil Based) Paint Stripper

 Paint Thinner  Personal Care Electronics - shavers, blow dryers, curling irons  Pesticides  Pool Chemicals  Primer  Rat Poison  Smoke Detectors  Stereo & Electronic Equipment  Televisions  Turpentine  Wood Preservative  Varnish  Syringes/sharps/ needles: must be placed in a hardwall container (like laundry bottles BUT NOT milk containers)  Prescription and OTC Medications are accepted (except narcotics– see Sheriff’s Dept.)

Unacceptable Materials

Radioactive Material, Explosives, Shock-sensitive Materials, Tires, Scrap Metal, items containing Freon or other refrigerants, White Goods (Refrigerators and other items with Freon, Washers & Dryers, Water Softeners, other large appliances), Unknown/Unlabeled Wastes, Home Business Waste and Commercially Generated Waste ARE NOT ACCEPTED. AMMUNITION: Contact the Sheriff’s Department. NARCOTICS: Contact the Sheriff’s Department.

Costs for these collections are covered under P.A. 69 of 2005— a charge placed on Winter Tax Bills. These collections are for LEELANAU COUNTY HOUSEHOLDS ONLY.


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PUBLIC SAFETY UPDATES EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY SEAT CHECK AVAILABLE

Contact GTB Tribal Police if you would like a child passenger safety seat check. Officer Stephanie Homan is a certified safety seat inspector and more than willing to assist you and your family to keep the kids safe and secure. Many community members would be surprised to know how technical installing a car seat can get. Give Officer Homan a call, so she may educate you on the safe installation of a child car seat. If Officer Homan finds that you need a replacement car seat or just need one, the program has limited supplies and maybe be able to help out GTB Tribal Police Department 2605 N. West Bay Shore Drive Peshawbestown, MI 49682 Office: (231) 534-7777

LINDA STEWART RETIRES

GTB Public Safety Department Retirement Luncheon on 8/30/2017

Tribal Councilors, Tribal Manager and many friends and co-workers were present as Captain Dave Crockett presented a GTB Pendleton blanket and a plaque for Linda as she retired from the Public Safety Department on Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Pendleton Blanket quote: “Linda Stewart, In Recognition For Many Years of Outstanding Service to GTB. Your commitment will truly be missed! Your shoes will not be filled very easily. Your shining spirit will never be matched. We wish you a smooth path ahead on your new adventure, with much respect and gratitude.” Author: Catherine Pulsifer From Co-Workers and Friends…. forever.

Photo by George Antoine

Linda worked for the GTB Tribe for many years and she will be missed. The Public Safety Department wishes Linda Stewart, Administrative Assistant, the best in her retirement. The Public Safety Department thanks and appreciates Doris Winslow, TMO Executive Assistant, for providing a pineapple dessert along with all the staff who brought in food, flowers and gift card for the retirement luncheon. It was a wonderful luncheon with Tribal Councilors, Tribal Manager Mary Pelcher and friends and co-workers who wished Linda the best in her retirement. - Submitted by Jolanda Murphy

Photo provided by Jolanda Murphy


OC TOBE R 2 0 1 7 / Bn a a k w ii Giiz is ( Fallin g Leav es M o o n ) Grand Traverse Band Tornado Shelters Closing for Season Each tornado shelter will be locked from October 1st until April 1st for the winter months. GTB Fire Department locks the shelters each year. There are three (3) storm shelters located on the reservation. The first unit is located behind the Elder’s complex, the second unit is located near the cul-de-sac in front of the Elder’s complex on Ki-Dah-Keh and the third unit is located on Peshawbestown Road near the Natural Resources weather monitoring station.

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Definitions on what a WATCH or WARNING is: When a tornado watch is announced, it means that weather conditions are where severe storms could produce a tornado. At this time you should have the previously prepared kit accessible, remain alert for approaching storms. Watch the sky and stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for information. All Tribal Commercial Buildings received a NOAA Weather Radio. When a tornado warning is announced, it means that a tornado has been sited or has been indicated by weather radar. At this time you should take your emergency kit and immediately seek shelter.

We also have one unit located near the playground equipment at the Charlevoix Satellite Office, one unit located near the Pow-Wow grounds at the Benzie Each household should have an emergency kit readily Satellite Office and one unit located near the playground located within their home that they could take with area at the Antrim location. them to the designated shelter area. The kit should be stocked with a flashlight (batteries left out), nonThe shelters were designed and installed for the safety perishable food (for you and your pets), a radio and protection of the residents without basements in (batteries left out), minor medical kit, and enough fresh their homes for sheltering during a tornado event. Each drinking water for all family members and pets. shelter will hold approximately 24 people. That number **** may be reduced, depending on pets and items carried.

The Selective Service System Wants You!

The Selective Service System wants to hear from Native men and women in Iron, Marquette, Houghton, Leelanau, Isabella, Roscommon, Clare, Mecosta, Newaygo, Muskegon, Calhoun, Saint Joseph, Eaton, Ingham, Jackson, Livingston, and Shiawassee Counties. We are looking for individuals who might be willing to serve as members of local draft boards in your county of residence. A Prospective Board Member must be citizen of the United States, at least 18 years old,registered with the Selective Service (if male), and not be an employee in any law enforcement occupation, not be an active or retired member of the Armed Forces, and not have been convicted for any criminal offense. Once identified as qualified candidates for appointment, they are recommended by the governor and appointed by the Director of Selective Service, who acts on behalf of the President in making the appointments. Each new member receives five hours of initial training after appointment, followed by two hours of annual training for as long as he or she remains in the position. They may serve in Board Member positions up to a total of 20 years, if desired. Local Board Members are uncompensated volunteers

who play an important community role closely connected with our Nation’s defense. If a military draft becomes necessary, approximately 2,000 Local and Appeal Boards throughout America would decide which young men in each community receive deferments, postponements or exemptions from military service, based on federal guidelines. If you believe you meet the standards for Selective Service Board Membership, and wish to be considered for appointment, please contact: Major Robert LaPoint: rlapoint@harborps.org or 231.838.0776.


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MEET THE NEW GTB FIRE CHIEF STEPHEN MOLDENHAUER BIO for Stephen Moldenhauer

I started my firefighting career at the age of 16. I continued that passion by joining the USAF at Wurtsmith AFB in Oscoda Michigan and was a firefighter for four years. When I got out I started working as a public safety officer at Detroit City Airport. From there I went to Civil Service working for the Department of Defense as a firefighter. I have worked in Ohio, Niagara Falls and retired from Ft. Bliss Texas. I was a founder and Fire Chief of the Desert Haven Volunteer Fire Department in Far West Texas. I have a wife of 30 years and 3 daughters who all are in the military and my beloved dog SHYLO. I enjoy fishing, crafting, and my grandchildren. I look forward to being your fire department leader and hopefully meeting as many of you as I can. Miigwetch Miinawaa Mino-Zhi-Giizhigatkek - Photo by Jared Sonderegger, Editor

- Submited by GTB Fire Chief Stephen Moldenhauer

September 2017 PSA – GTB Fire Department Fire Prevention Safety With fall approaching and heating season about to begin, please make sure your heating system are in good order. Change the filters in your furnace at least monthly during the cold season. Remember the first time you use it, it will smoke as it burns off the summer dust. If it does not stop smoking, leave the house and call 911. If you use wood for your heat, make sure your chimney pipes are cleaned yearly to avoid a chimney fire. Lastly, when emptying your ashes, make sure they are cold, and please do not put them in a cardboard box, put them in a metal can. Please stay fire safe! GTB Fire Chief Stephen Moldenhauer Grand Traverse Band Fire and Rescue Department 3501 Putnam Road Peshawbestown, MI 49682 GTB Fire Department: (231) 534-7666 Fire Chief Office: (231) 534-7161

! ATTENTION ! ! ATTENTION ! Do you have a desire to serve your community? If you do, your GTB Fire Dept. could use your help! We offer you the opportunity to be an EMT and or a firefighter? Not experienced you say! We will train you. If you are interested please feel free to come down to the Fire Station on Putnam Road or contact the Fire Chief at (231) 534-7161 or email Stephen.moldenhauer@ gtbindians.com

Fax: (231) 534-7966

QUOTE FROM GTB FOR SENATOR G. PETERS

Below is a quote from GTB regarding the recently received SAFER Grant.

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians (GTB) is honored to have received the 3-year SAFER grant. The SAFER grant will increase capacity at the GTB Fire Department with two additional Firefighter II/EMT positions. With the SAFER grant the GTB Fire Department will be able to effectively impact positive relationships within the tribal community. The increased capacity will allow

GTB Fire Department to address tribal community needs of emergency response and conduct regular fire drills in tribal schools, day care, and governmental facilities, as well as provide the tribal community with pertinent educational and training programs. The increased capacity will also allow GTB Fire Department to promote an active working relationship between local, state, and federal agencies for coordinated efforts in training and in response to emergency situations.


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Free Preschool! Grand Traverse Band Early Head Start/Head Start/GSRP  0-5 year old center based child development  Comprehensive health and developmental programs

services

 0-3 year old home-based program  Incorporation of the Native American culture  Hours of operation are Monday-Thursday  Services to children with special needs from 9:00am-3:00pm  Services to pregnant women  Programs are family focused with plenty of  Call 534-7650 for more information opportunities for family involvement

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

 Transportation provided (for center based 

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!

TITLE VI NATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM

GET INVOLVED

What is the Title VI (formerly Title VII) Native Education Program? It is designed to address the unique education and culturally related academic needs of American Indian and Alaska Native Students. We provide support to ALL Native students.

Our youth need your input and participation! As their parents, grandparents, mentors, educators, counselors and community, it is OUR job to advocate for them!

MEETINGS ARE HELD EVERY MONTH ON THE THIRD MONDAY STARTING AT 5:30PM AND CONCLUDING AT 7:00PM UNLESS POSTED OTHERWISE. THE MEETINGS WILL BE HELD AT THE LIFE LONG LEARNING BUILDING

CAN’T ATTEND A MEETING? NO PROBLEM! CONTACT SARAH CHRISTENSEN, 271-8620, TITLE VI DIRECTOR, OR A PARENT COMMITTEE MEMBER WITH QUESTIONS, COMMENTS OR CONCERNS.


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ANISHINAABEMOWIN BIBEZHIK KIDWINAN (One Word at a Time)

Maamiikwendam.    S/he is overjoyed.    [ maa  mii  kwen  dam ] Wenesh ebakinaaged.  Who wins?    [ We nesh   e ba ki naa ged ] Asin, Mzinigaanhs, Sipnigan     Rock, Paper, Scissors    [ a sin,    m zi ni gaanhs,    sip ni gan ] Nbakinaage.  I won.    [ n ba ka naa ge ] Gbakinaago.  You lose.    [ g ba ki naa go ] Giiwewnaa. S/he is taking someone home. [ gii wew naa ] Giiwe’aa.  S/he is making someone go home.     [ gii we ‘aa ]

Giiweboowe. S/he is escaping home.     [ gii we boo we ] Giiwaadizi.  S/he is homeless.    [ gii waa di zi ] Giiwenj’dbokibeshi.  S/he feels at home.    [ gii wenj’ d bo ki be shi ] Mtigmin.   Acorn    [ M tig min ] Gdaapkwagan.   a Key    [ G daap kwa gan ]   also common Gdaapkwagaanhs (key, small) Geyaabi Aanin Miinwaa.    Still More Yet    [ Ge yaa bi    Aa nin    Miin waa ] Boozi.    S/He is boarding, getting on.    [ Boo zi ]

HOMECOMING PARADE

The Title VI program at Suttons Bay Schools (formerly Title VII) would like to thank the following people for helping with this year’s Title VI Homecoming Float – Water is Life! Dee Wonegeshik and Sharon Sams for making the skirts. GTB Maintenance Department for picking up and returning the float, donating the board and painting the Title VI sign. They also donated the GTB Maintenance Truck to tow the float in the parade. Ron Anderson for driving the float. Doris Winslow – GTB Tribal Managers Office - for donating the postcard handout, with Grace Marshall and Sarah Christensen handing them out to parade watchers.

Tribal Youth, with parents, riding on the GTB “Water is Life” float, participating in the Suttons Bay School Homecoming parade.

Trisha Sams, Kim DeLeon, Audry Anderson, Aydeh Anderson, Stacia Shananaquet and Jazzy Appleton for agreeing to represent women who protect the waters. Cassius Caldwell and Azzy Shananaquet for handing out water donated by Sandy Anderson. The Title VI program purchased the Salt Water Taffy and skirt material. Also, Title VI would like to offer a special “Chimegwetch” to Sandy Anderson who coordinated the whole project! It was all great fun!


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COMMUNITY INPUT

REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE The staff and volunteers at Eyaawing are currently sorting through over 10,000 photos from the GTB Youth Organization. We need help in identifying people in these photos. If you can assist any time, please call (231) 534.7768 or stop by the museum.

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

@EyaawingMuseum

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

If you haven’t visited the Museum lately, we would like to share that there a few new displays that were completed in the last month. We are always looking for ideas on what you would like to see on display in the galleries.

Our mission is to establish, gather, interpret, and maintain ATTENTION! a record of the history of the There are only 90 Grand Traverse Band of GTB Pendleton blankets Anishinaabek. We have great left for sale in the museum respect for the circle of life, store! They are $200 but honor for our families, and GTB Tribal members can the telling of our true purchase one for $140 with Tribal ID heritage. It is our hope and Get yours now before belief that this museum will they are all gone! promote the Tribe’s belief that the culture, language and IN NEED OF... spirit of the Grand Traverse historical photos or Band shall be recognized, photos of Tribal Veterans. perpetuated, communicated, We are interested in supported, and shared with displaying them in a new the people of all nations. exhibit! Please come by

and speak with the Curator. Miigwetch!

Please stop by, call or email with your ideas. Miigwetch!

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


OCTOBER 2017 C AR OU GTB MEMBERSHIP MEETING E O PO N 28, 2017 N OCTOBER BGTR&S AC Michigan TH S Ballroom • 9:00 am - 2:00 pm K! E9:00 am - 10:00 am

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

Registration & Buffet Brunch

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Opening Ceremony - Posting of Flags - Honor Song Invocation

10:30 am - 10:45 am

Introduction of Tribal Council

10:45 am - 11:15 am

State of the Tribe Address by Chairman McClellan

10:45 am - 11:15 am

Government Presentation (CASH Prize) - EDC Presentation (CASH Prize) - GTR&S Presentation (CASH Prize)

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Open Forum: GTB Members only - Elders first then open to all

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Selection of Names for CASH/PRIZE CUBE entries CASH/PRIZE CUBE game

1:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Breakout Sessions with Government and EDC departments

1:45 pm - 2:00 pm Closing Remarks and Ceremony

Tribal members are welcome to dress up in appropriate Halloween costumes for a chance to win prizes. A daycare for children will be available. GTB vendors who want to set up at the Membership Meeting will need to contact Gail Manzano at 231-534-7316 by 10/13/2017.

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