COVID-19 in Indian Country
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).

The CARES Act provides $8B in critical assistance for tribal governments.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 23, 2020   Tribe’s emergency plan in line with Governor Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order   SAULT STE. MARIE. Mich. —Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order directing all Michigan businesses and operations to suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 03-19-2020 Sault Tribe declares state of emergency SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors and Gaming Authority each declared a state of emergency at special meetings March 17, due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The state of emergency is […]