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Sault Tribe Board approves hazard pay for government employees

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians approved hazard pay for eligible Sault Tribe governmental workers. This was approved on July 29. Hazard pay is an extra $2 per hour from March 17 through Dec. 30 for those who undertake additional risk related to COVID-19. Kewadin Casinos and Sault Tribe enterprises are compensating their team members for their extra risk with appreciation pay.

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7/31/2020

article Sault Tribe Board approves hazard pay for government employees
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians approved hazard pay for eligible Sault Tribe governmental workers. This was approved on July 29. Hazard pay...

7/25/2020

article Sault Tribe to open cannabis retail store
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and Lume Cannabis Co. have been awarded a retail licence for a cannabis store on tribal land in Sault...
press release State associations, Sault Tribe at odds over extension of statewide fishing agreement
(Michigan) -- A longstanding agreement between five of the state’s Native American tribes and the state itself is set to expire next month, and two parties are at...

7/24/2020

article Sault Tribe members to see new COVID-19 disaster relief program
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians board of directors voted to establish a new direct benefit plan for Sault Tribe members residing in the...

7/11/2020

article Sault Tribe Board of Directors to meet
(Michigan) -- A special meeting of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will be held at the Sault Kewadin Casino starting at 10 a.m. on July...

7/9/2020

article Kewadin Casinos: Guest Who Visited Sault Ste. Marie Casino Tests Positive for COVID-19
(Michigan) -- Kewadin Casinos say a guest who visited its Sault Ste. Marie casino earlier this week tested positive for COVID-19. Kewadin Casinos says the guest was...

7/1/2020

article Allen Kerridge named Kewadin Casinos CEO
(Michigan) -- Sault Tribe member Allen M. Kerridge has been named Kewadin Casinos CEO by the Sault Tribe’s Board of Directors and Gaming Authority. Kerridge has...
article Tribe pushes for maximum penalties against accused poachers
(Michigan) -- Kurt Johnson Duncan and Linda Duncan could face the maximum legal punishment for poaching from a recently approved resolution from the Sault Ste. Marie...

6/27/2020

article Payment reelected as Sault Tribe chairperson
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe general election unofficial results are in and Aaron Payment, Sault Tribe’s current chairperson, has been reelected. As of...

6/3/2020

article Sault Tribe government offices reopened
(Michigan) -- Sault Tribe government offices re-open Monday, June 1. The tribal government is ready to serve its people with safety procedures in place for both its...

5/29/2020

article Sault Tribe, Kewadin Casinos extends temporary closure to June 12
(Michigan) -- Kewadin Casinos has made the decision to extend the temporary closure of all five casino properties and attached hotels in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula...

5/28/2020

article Sault Tribe pardons members from paycheck premiums
(Michigan) -- Sault Tribe members will now not be mandated to pay their premiums to easy some of the financial strain of the coronavirus. According to a press release,...

5/15/2020

article Sault tribe to form COVID-19 task force
(Michigan) -- Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Chairman Aaron Payment and its board of directors have endorsed the establishment of a COVID-19 task force as...

5/14/2020

article Sault Tribe Forms COVID-19 Task Force to Manage CARES Act Funding
(Michigan) -- A local Native American Indian tribe received millions of dollars from the coronavirus relief fund. Now a task force has been formed to assure all money is...

5/8/2020

article Tribe's Gambling Arm Wants Out Of Casino Contracts Row (sub req)
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians' gambling authority on Thursday urged a Michigan federal court to dismiss a lawsuit lodged by two...

5/6/2020

press release Sault Tribe's executive team keeping tribe's head above water
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has continued to support and care for its many tribal members and team members, keeping pay and essential...

4/8/2020

article Michigan Tribe Sued for $124 Million Over Derailed Lansing Casino Project
(Michigan) -- Developers behind a no-go casino project in Lansing, Michigan are suing former partners, the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, for at least $124...

4/2/2020

article Sugarloaf Mountain closed through April 13
(Michigan) -- Kewadin Casinos, based in Sault Ste. Marie, announced it has decided to extend the temporary closure of all five casinos. The casinos and attached hotels...

3/27/2020

article Sault Tribe to grant emergency money to employees from $5.5 million fund
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians recently voted to authorize access to the tribe’s $5.5 million in funds to support their employees...
press release GAN Confirms Internet Gambling in the State of Michigan
(Michigan) -- GAN plc ("GAN" or the "Company"), an award-winning developer and supplier of enterprise-level B2B Internet gambling software, services...

3/25/2020

article Sault Tribe Board of Directors dedicates $5.5M fund for team member wages
(Michigan) -- At its March 24 regular meeting, the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors unanimously voted to authorize access to the tribe's...

3/17/2020

article Sault Tribe is ninth in Michigan to close casinos for coronavirus
(Michigan) -- Nine of 12 tribal governments in the State of Michigan have closed or will close their casinos in response to coronavirus. The largest tribe east of the...

3/6/2020

article Sault Ste. Marie Tribe wins major victory in homelands litigation
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has scored a major court victory against the Trump administration, whose officials have been hostile to land...

3/5/2020

article DOI Held Wrong To Refuse Mich. Tribe's Land-Into-Trust Bid [sub req]
(Michigan) -- A D.C. federal judge has largely ruled in favor of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians on its claims that the U.S. Department of the Interior...

2/29/2020

article Surrounding Natives Support First Nations Water Ceremony
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians conducted a water ceremony halfway across the International Bridge and peaceful protests Thursday, February...

2/11/2020

article Dr. Aaron A. Payment announces re-election bid as chairperson of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
(Michigan) -- On February 8, Aaron A. Payment announced that he is seeking to be re-elected as Chairperson of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians for another...

2/5/2020

article Sault Ste. Marie Tribe hails end to nuclear waste project
(Michigan) -- Aaron Payment, chairperson of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, today cheered Ontario Power Generation’s decision to abandon its plans...

10/15/2019

article Sault Tribe Says It's Immune To Casino Consultant's Suit (sub req)
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and its casino-operating arm have urged a Michigan federal judge to rule they have sovereign immunity to...

8/31/2019

article For the Sault Tribe of Chippewa, Cultural programs are the way to wellbriety
(Michigan) -- Every Tuesday and Friday evening, a group of impassioned tribal members gather together at the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians’ Shedawin...

7/17/2019

article U.P. tribe gets $2 million grant for manufacturing center
(Michigan) -- A Native American tribe in Michigan's Upper Peninsula is receiving $2 million in federal funds to help build a manufacturing and warehouse facility. U....

7/16/2019

article Sault Ste. Marie tribe awarded $2M to build manufacturing, warehouse facility
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in the Upper Peninsula have been awarded a $2 million grant to help construct a new manufacturing and...

7/13/2019

article Tribal board to meet Tuesday
(Michigan) -- A regular meeting of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will be held at Sault Ste. Marie Kewadin Casino starting at 5 p.m....

4/25/2019

article MGM Detroit, Tribes Cleared To Intervene In Land Trust Fight (sub req)
(Michigan) -- A pair of Native American tribes and several casinos will be permitted to intervene in a suit over Michigan land that the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of...

3/23/2019

article Justices Urged To Nix Tribal Immunity In Casino Bankruptcy [sub req]
(Michigan) -- A litigation trustee has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its case seeking to claw back $177 million transferred from a tribe-owned casino in Detroit...

3/14/2019

article Federal Appeals Court Affirms Tribal Immunity from Bankruptcy Code
(Michigan) -- On February 26, 2019, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals - which has jurisdiction over Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee - upheld the decision of a...

3/1/2019

article Federal Appeals Court Affirms Tribal Immunity from Bankruptcy Code
(Michigan) -- On February 26, 2019, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals - which has jurisdiction over Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee - upheld the decision of a...

2/20/2019

article Sault Tribe, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation to collaborate on addiction treatment services
(Michigan) -- The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation has welcomed the largest tribe east of the Mississippi — the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians — as...

1/10/2019

article Sault Ste. Marie Tribe’s Kewadin Casinos to Feed Federal Employees Free on Saturday Nights
(Michigan) -- During the federal government shut down, Kewadin Casinos is offering a FREE buffet dinner every Saturday night to all members of the US Coast Guard and...

12/26/2018

article Midday gambling helps keep Detroit's 3 casinos open and in good health
(Michigan) -- There was a sizable crowd inside Greektown Casino-Hotel on a recent Wednesday afternoon with groups of predominately middle-aged and older gamblers —...

12/5/2018

article Sault Tribe objects to lame duck ram-through
(Michigan) -- Aaron Payment, chairperson of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, has issued a statement calling on the Michigan legislature and current...

9/6/2018

article Sault Tribe sues DOI over trust land application denial
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians filed a lawsuit on Aug. 30, in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Secretary of the...

9/5/2018

article Sault Tribe Golf Scholarship Classic held
(Michigan) -- Golfers from across the state competed in the 18th Annual Sault Tribe Golf Scholarship Classic held at the Wild Bluff Golf Course in Brimley on July 28.

8/31/2018

article Tribe Hits Feds With Suit Over Refusal Of Land Trust Bid (sub req)
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has hit the federal government with a lawsuit saying the U.S. Department of the Interior shouldn’t...

8/17/2018

article Sault Tribe Board to meet Aug. 21
(Michigan) -- A regular meeting of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will be held at Kewadin Casino starting at 5 p.m. on Aug. 21. The...

6/11/2018

article PAYMENT: Congress must work with, not against, tribal communities in crafting Farm Bill
(Washington D.C.) -- From dairy farmers to foresters to everyone depending on nutrition assistance, Americans will be significantly impacted by the 2018 Farm Bill....

5/9/2018

article Tribe says 'no' to Nestle water
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has declared a moratorium on bottled water from Nestle. The moratorium was announced Monday after the tribe...

5/1/2018

article Sault Tribe sets 2 percent contributions
(Michigan) -- First responders in the Upper Peninsula received nearly $78,000 toward law enforcement and nearly $21,000 for fire training, gear and equipment thanks to...

4/30/2018

article U.P. police and fire programs receive nearly $99,000 from Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians
(Michigan) -- First responders in the Upper Peninsula received nearly $78,000 toward law enforcement and nearly $21,000 for fire training, gear and equipment thanks to...

4/27/2018

article Sault Tribe announces Board of Directors candidates
(Michigan) -- Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians official candidate list for its 2018 Board of Directors election was released by the tribe’s Election...

4/24/2018

article Soo tribe makes 2 percent contributions
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians have provided nearly $165,000 to Upper Peninsula communities to support senior and youth services, and...

4/16/2018

article Sault Tribe's Latest 2-Percent Contributions
(Michigan) -- Communities throughout the Upper Peninsula are benefitting from nearly $165,000 in contributions from the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians that...

4/9/2018

article U.P. Governmental Units Receive Payments from Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians
(Michigan) -- As Sault Ste. Marie readies to have the Interstate 75 business spur that runs through the city redone, city leaders appreciate that part of the...

3/30/2018

article Sault Tribe 'remains fully committed' to off-reservation casino
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has yet to sue the Trump administration for rejecting two off-reservation casinos in Michigan but "...

1/16/2018

article Sault Tribe EDC Seeks Business Owners To Join New Association
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is forming a new association for tribal members who are business...

12/29/2017

article Tribal board to meet Jan. 2
(Michigan) -- A regular meeting of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will be held at Kewadin Casino starting at 5 p.m. on Nov. 7. The...

11/3/2017

article Sault St. Marie Tribal board to meet Nov. 7
(Michigan) -- A regular meeting of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will be held at Kewadin Casino starting at 6 p.m. on Nov. 7. The...

10/26/2017

article Michigan tribe set to fight federal land-into-trust denial
(Michigan) -- In Michigan, the Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians is reportedly due to initiate actions against a July decision by federal officials that...
article Tribe Plans to Challenge Feds on Lansing Casino
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians voted on Tuesday to challenge the federal government’s decision to deny their request to build a new...

10/21/2017

article Sault Tribe Law Enforcement brings back Indian Taco fundraiser
(Michigan) -- Those looking for a way to celebrate the end of the workweek with a special meal are in luck with the return of the Sault Tribe Law Enforcement Indian taco...

8/4/2017

article Sault Tribe awards 2 percent grants
(Michigan) -- Upper Peninsula police and fire agencies, public schools, public universities, and indoor and outdoor recreation programs are among the organizations that...

8/2/2017

article Casino denied for Michigan tribe
(Michigan) -- The new Kewadin Lansing Casino won’t see the light of day -at least for now- as the Michigan Gaming Commission has rejected the Sault St. Marie tribe...

7/31/2017

article Indian group denied land for casino in Huron Township
(Michigan) -- After five years of fighting for it, an Indian group was denied land in Huron Township that would have been developed as a casino. The Sault Ste. Marie...
article Sault Tribe's Spring 2-Percent Contributions: more than $700,000 to U.P. communities
(Michigan) -- Upper Peninsula police and fire agencies, public schools, public universities, and indoor and outdoor recreation programs are among the organizations that...

4/29/2017

article Mich. Judge Nixes Slip-And-Fall Suit Against Tribe
(Michigan) -- A Michigan federal judge on Thursday tossed a woman's suit over her slip-and-fall accident at a Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians-owned...

4/10/2017

article Meet the new CEO of Kewadin Casinos
(Michigan) -- Ron Olson has been named the new CEO of Kewadin Casinos, five gaming properties with slot machines, table games, two hotels, convention and meeting...

4/1/2017

article Sault Tribe Offers Parents of Newborns Safe Sleep Alternative—The Baby Box
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Health Center, located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, is providing parents of Sault Tribe newborns and...

1/27/2017

article Sault Tribe says long-delayed casino project sees progress
(Michigan) -- In Michigan, the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has been trying to create a gaming venue off reservation lands. The project has been slow going...

1/26/2017

article Sault Tribe claims win on long-delayed off-reservation casino bid
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians is claiming progress on a long-delayed off-reservation gaming project in Michigan. The Bureau of Indian...

1/5/2017

article Voter-driven referendum in play to restore Sault Tribe chairperson authority
(Michigan) -- With more than four times the required number of signatures needed to invoke a Tribal Referendum pursuant to Article IX of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of...

12/20/2016

article Payment holds rally, calls for referendum
(Michigan) -- Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians Chairperson Aaron Payment held a rally at the Hometown Inn and Suites on the I-75 Business Spur Monday evening to address...
article Sault Ste. Marie Tribal Board Restricts Chairman’s Management Authority [sub req]
(Michigan) -- The board of directors of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has transferred day-to-day tribal management from the tribe’s chair, Aaron...

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