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Please note applications are no longer accepted after the closing date.

Sales Tax Exemption info

The Accounting Department no longer processes Tribal Certificates of Exemption for Sales Tax and Use Tax for tribal members living in the Agreement Area or vehicle registrations for tribal members living on the reservation.

  Those in need of a Sales Tax Exemption form when building or remodeling a home, or buying a mobile home, car, van, truck, motorcycle, boat, snowmobile or off-road vehicle after can obtain the form from the Tribal Center receptionist.

The Exemption Certificate must be received before the paperwork for the purchase has been completed. A refund for Sales Tax cannot be given after the sale has been processed.

Those needing to renew, transfer or obtain vehicle registration for a vehicle or trailer also must go to the Tribal Center receptionist. You must be residing on the reservation to be in compliance with the Motor Vehicle Registration Ordinance.

Having an issue with coyotes in the neighborhood?
 Here are some guides to safely "haze" the animal:

— HSUS recommendations
— Project Coyote Guide
Reminder about the Education Incentive Program

In order to qualify for the Higher Education Incentive Program, you will need to submit to the Education Department the following information:   
  •     Fill out a program application
  •     Read, sign, and turn in the policy guidelines
  •     Submit a copy of your Student Aid Report from your FAFSA for the 2016/2017 school year.
  •     Fill out the Financial Need form
  •     Turn in acceptance letter from college/university
  •     Turn in class schedule
  •     Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver form (turn into Phyllis Malloy)

 All necessary forms can be picked up in the Education Department located in the Tribal Office.

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Teen Wellness Summit update

Due to an unforeseen schedule conflict with Brimley High Schools Homecoming, the Teen Wellness Summit has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  We are looking forward to a wonderful event for our community youth. 


Tentative 2017 GTC/Informational Schedule released

  • January 25th - Regular
  • February 22nd – Informational Meeting
  • March 22nd – Informational Meeting
  • April 26th - Regular
  • May 24th – Informational Meeting
  • June 28th – Informational Meeting
  • July 26th - Regular
  • August 23rd – Informational Meeting
  • September 27th – Informational Meeting
  • October -25th – Regular
  • November 22nd – Informational Meeting
  • December 27th – Informational Meeting

All meetings are held at 6 p.m. in the Horizons Conference Center.

Free Zumba class offered
Beginning on Jan. 9 a new 8-week Zumba class will be offered from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Mukwa Fitness Center every Monday and Wednesday. Instructor will be Victoria Cryderman. This is free to the public and open to ages 12 and up and open to all fitness levels.

Interested in fire science? Class to be held this month

Bay Mills Fire Management will be hosting a class (S130-90) on basic wildland fires. This course is required for those interested in joining the Bay Mills crew. The course will be offered from Jan. 23-27 and will cover entry-level topics such as fire suppression, techniques, fire behavior, and incident management. For more information contact Cole or Kyle Tadgerson at 906-248-8443 or 906-248-8448, or email to sign up for the class.

Ordinance proposed
Animal Control Ordinance- Please read
This ordinance will be voted on at the next General Tribal Council meeting to be held in January.

LIEAP Information
The Low Income Energy Assistance Program will be available as of Monday, Nov. 14. You must have the following items when applying for assistance:

  1. A copy of tribal card of each applicant, social security cards for each member of the household.
  2. Past 30 days income. All income must be provided. If you have no income a 0 must be filled out for each household member that is over the age of 18 and not working.
  3. Complete copy of itemized energy bill.
You must call to schedule an appointment. The numbers for appointments are 906-248-2527 or 2528. If you do not have all the required information, your application cannot be processed or accepted. You must also be the custodial parent or have 51% custody in order to claim children.


Attention Students:
Looking for ways to fund your education? Please check out the scholarship opportunities available to you by clicking here to view them. 

Special fuelwood permits available

Preference is given to elders that use fuelwood as their primary heat source and then with elders using fuelwood as a secondary heat source.  There are opportunities for non-elders as well.  Contact Bay Mills Conservation Department for more information.

Bay Mills Pharmacy News

Bay Mills Pharmacy offers online refill service
Tribal members can click the above link to request their refills online. Smartphone users can also download an app for refills at the link. More information about the pharmacy's latest upgrades will be announced in the Nov. 19 issue of Bay Mills News.

Attention Commodity Foods, G.A., MEAP, LIEAP clients

Due to the increase in clients and programs tribal members are being asked to call the office and schedule an appointment.  

 You can set up an appointment with Jason or Kris.  Office hours are as follows:

 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. open for appointment

— 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. processing morning applications

 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch

 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. open for appointments

 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. processing afternoon applications


If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the office at 248-2527 or 248-2528 or e-mail -



                             Indian Health Service is not health insurance
    Indian Health Service provides many services, but it may not cover all of your health care needs. There may be times when you need certain care that IHS does not provide or does not have the means to fund.
    New health insurance options can give you the peace of mind knowing you are covered. When you have insurance, you can still get care from your IHS, tribal, or urban Indian health care provider. Your Indian health provider can bill your new insurance for services, making more health care resources available for more people.    
    If you use IHS, a local tribal clinic, or an urban Indian program, and you do not want to buy health insurance, you need to apply for an IRS hardship exemption so you won’t have to pay a tax penalty. If you sign up for health insurance, you may qualify for free or low-cost health insurance.
    Questions? Contact your local IHS services- Angie: 906-248-8314; Shelly: 906-248-8318; or Dawn: 906-248-8326.



Health care referral policy explained

 The Ellen Marshall Medical Clinic will strive to provide the best quality health care to each patient it serves. However, the referral policy for Bay Mills Indian Community members states that, when you come into the Ellen Marshall Clinic for Medical or Dental services and the clinics cannot provide the necessary services required for treatment, the tribal physicians can refer you to a specialist, in which case, a voucher and written referral must be obtained.

 In all cases, a voucher must be authorized for any and all referred visits prior to the date of services. Failure to obtain a voucher prior to the delivery of service may result in denial of payment by the CHS program.

Vouchers must be picked up from the CHS administrator and taken to the referred physician prior to or on the date of the appointment. Mailing vouchers to patients or providers is discouraged. All vouchers are good for one year or three to five visits, depending on diagnosis. Please keep your referrals current.

Health program transportation assistance policy

    Effective Sept. 9, 2013, Bay Mills Indian Health program will provide financial assistance to BMIC members traveling to medical or dental providers. The patient transportation system is broken into two categories, transportation and lodging assistance. Both are intended to assist, not reimburse, tribal members with costs of traveling to providers. Financial assistance for transportation and lodging is subject to availability of funding.
    Financial assistance for transportation will be provided on a flat rate, determined by the distance of the appointment: 50-75 miles, $20; 76-125 miles, $35; 126-200 miles, $50; 201-250 miles, $65; 251-300 miles, $80; 301-350 miles, $100; 351-450 miles, $120; 451 plus, $150.
    To be eligible, a patient must be a BMIC member or eligible for membership (CHS requirements); reside within Chippewa County; have an appointment for services not provided at Bay Mills Health Center; be referred to the specialist by a BMHC provider; submit documentation of appointment, including physician name and location, prior to the appointment.
    Lodging assistance in the amount of $50 per night may be provided for appointments requiring more than a one-night stay. To be eligible, lodging must be for patients only (family members staying overnight while patient is in hospital are not eligible for assistance); patient must be a BMIC member; patient must be an elder; patient must be receiving other federal, state or tribal assistance programs that are income-based, such as Medicaid, SSI, or GA and proof of assistance must be provided when applying.
    For more information, call Dawn LeBlanc at 906-248-8326

Contract Health announcement
The Contract Health Services budget is being monitored weekly, please call Dawn LeBlanc at 248-8326 to see what list of priorities CHS is currently paying for.

Bay Mills Water Quality Report Released

Bay Mills Indian Community’s Utility and Resource staff have released the drinking water quality report for the BMIC water system for 2012. The system never violated a maximum contaminant level or any water quality standard from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2012.

Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan performed the assessment and determined BMIC source water has a low-risk to contamination. The Environmental Protection Agency requires the tribe to test its water on a regular basis to ensure its safety. More than 80 contaminants were tested for and found to be “not detected.”  

The water comes from groundwater in three wells located on the reservation and is pumped from the ground back to the surface so that it can be distributed throughout the community and consumed. Groundwater benefits from the natural filtering that occurs as it travels through soil and rocks.

Utility and resource staff will update the report annually and inform the community of any problems that may occur. The entire report is available by clicking here. For more information, contact Mike Baragwanath at 906-248-8173 or 906-440-9227.

Enrollment Notice:
Please keep your address current with enrollment. This is important in maintaining contact with the membership. Seasonal residents are also being asked to make sure enrollment has your current address. To make address changes call Phyllis Malloy at 906-248-8342.