COVID-19 in Indian Country
Per the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians will be offering COVID-19 booster shots.

The Sault Tribe COVID-19 Rescue Act Membership Assistance Program provides a one-time $2,000 grant to all eligible tribal citizens.
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To date, the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has appropriated $91 million in American Rescue Act funding in the form of $2,000 relief payments for citizens of all ages.
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On June 15, 2021, the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors voted to establish the COVID-19 Rescue Act Membership Assistance Program
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The Sault Tribe has already received $211.6 million in funds from the American Rescue Plan Act.
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The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians will hold a vaccination event at the Kewadin Shores Sprung Structure on March 13, 2021.
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The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians is vaccinating health care workers and elders with its shipment of the new COVID-19 vaccine.
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In a continued effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 throughout Michigan, Kewadin Casinos will be closing all five locations for three weeks.
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The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians will distribute payments to those affected by the COVID-10 pandemic.

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors recently approved a direct services program to help Sault Tribe members.

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors approved a direct services program to help tribal members. It will be funded with $3.5 million in Covid-19 CARES Act monies.

Sault Tribe government offices are open again! The tribal government is ready to serve its people with safety procedures in place for both its tribal members and team members.

Kewadin Casinos has made the decision to extend the temporary closure of all five casino properties and attached hotels in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula until June 12, 2020.

Until further notice, Sault Tribe team members will no longer see the premium for health, life and long-term disability deducted from their paychecks.

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Chairperson Aaron Payment and Board of Directors have endorsed the establishment of a COVID-19 Task Force.

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has received $37.2 million from the Coronavirus Relief Fund.

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 services in place since the March 23 closure due to COVID-19.

The Sault Tribe’s government extended its temporary closure of all governmental offices, with a planned reopen date of May 3, 2020.

Stacy Bohlen (National Indian Health Board), Aaron Payment (Sault Tribe) and Myra Pickering (Otoe-Missouria Tribe) joined the Indianz.Com broadcast on April 2, 2020.

Kewadin Casinos has been closely monitoring the recommendations of public health officials as it relates to Coronavirus (COVID19).