Win a pair of  Tigers tickets!

There will be a drawing on Friday, June 2nd at noon for a chance to win a pair of suite tickets to see the Tampa Bay Rays vs. Detroit Tigers. The game will be held on Friday, June 16th @ 7:10 p.m. There will be three winners: (2) winners will receive 2 tickets (1) winner will receive 2 tickets and a parking pass Tribal members and employees can enter by either calling 248-8100 or emailing Andrea Kinney ( or Kathi Carrick ( to sign up.

Emergency Preparedness Informational

Attend this event at 9 a.m on Wednesday, May 31 at Bay Mills Resort & Casino in the Horizons Conference Center. Guest speakers will be on hand to provide information and outreach regarding emergency preparedness. A breakfast buffet will be served and door prizes will be given away as well.

Attention Bay Mart customers:

There will be no fuel sales   June 5th – June 13th   as our dispensers and fuel system will be undergoing repairs/upgrades. The store will remain open for other business. We appreciate your patience as we improve our facility to offer our customers the best experience and product.  

Health & Safety Fair, June 7

A Health and Safety Fair will be held at Bay Mills Resort & Casino in the Horizons Conference Center on Wednesday, June 7 from noon to 4 p.m. Those who attend can have their blood pressure checked, get BMI readings, and learn about health and safety from guest speakers from the Red Cross. This event is open to the public. There will be appetizers provided and door prizes given away.


Executive Council meets to discuss business

BAY MILLS — Bay Mills Executive Council met for regularly scheduled meetings on April 24 and May 8. Read the full story by clicking here.

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Electronics Recycling Event


Bay Mills Biological Services will be collecting hazardous household wastes and unwanted electronics June
1, 2, & 3, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hazardous household wastes (HHW) can be harmful and should never go into your community’s regular
trash. One should NEVER place these materials down a sink or storm drain – they could contaminate
groundwater or even Lake Superior. Old electronic devices contain heavy metals that can also leach from
landfills into groundwater. Recycling these metals also reduces the amount that must be mined out of the
environment. Please drop off HHW and old electronics at the Maintenance Building June 1-3, 8 a.m.-4
p.m. This collection is meant for Bay Mills tribal members.
***Only unbroken/ intact electronics will be accepted. Only hazardous liquids in containers with wellfitting
lids will be accepted. Latex paint will not be accepted as it may be disposed of with regular
trash.*** Contact Biological Services at 906-248-8652 with questions.

Mark your calendar for the 2017 Pow Wow, June 23-25!

Community Coalition Opportunities

If you have an interest in the following areas, we would love for you to join us at a meeting:

  •  Spirit Stone Trail: focuses on developing and implementing a 9-mile non-motorized trail project from the Brimley State Park to the Point Iroquois Light House. Last Wednesday of every month at Bay Mills Conservation Department 2:30pm-4pm contact Connie Watson
  •  Wiisinidaa Mnomiijim Let’s Eat Good Food: focuses on increasing food access, food justice, food sovereignty, and food polices around traditional and local foods. Second Thursday of every month at the Waishkey Bay Farm 6-8p contact Connie Watson
  •  Semaa Coalition: focuses on increasing smoke-free areas, quit attempts, and promoting the traditional use of tobacco. Third Monday of each month at the Bay Mills Health Center 1:15p-2:30p contact Angie Johnston, or 906.248.8399

 For more information or to be added to coalition email listings, please contact Connie Watson, 906.248.8363,


Tribal Member Updates

Interested in receiving the tribal member update via newsletter each week? Send an e-mail to with "Tribal Subscriber" in the subject line. Every Thursday morning you will receive the update of events and news pertaining to Bay Mills Indian Community. If you have signed up for the update and not received it, please check your "Junk" or "Spam" filters.


Executive Council holds meetings

BAY MILLS — Bay Mills Executive Council met for regularly scheduled meetings on Feb. 27 and March 13.

All council members were present at the Feb. 27 meeting. No old business was on the agenda, so the council moved right into new business.   Read More

Plantation Hill Lots

Tribal members who had their name on the original request for lots in Plantation Hills, and confirmed that interest with Della Keenan in the last few weeks, may now ask the Executive Council for lease assignment. Those who were on the waiting list, also being called the secondary list, should contact Keenan and let her know if they are still interested, 906-248-8124.

News from the Bay Mills Boys & Girls Club
  • The Boy & Girls Club has been hard at work in implementing our Strategic Plan. As part of this effort an Advisory Council was formed. The work of the Advisory Council will be supported by committees. The need for these committees were identified through the strategic planning process. Each committee will be made up of Advisory Council members, Club staff, and important representatives from all walks of our community. The committees identified as being necessary are: Resource Development, Policy & Procedure, Facilities & Safety, Marketing & Membership, and Programming. If you are interested in being a part of one of these committees, please contact Sandra Walden at 248-8575 or to sign up.

Quorum met, GTC meeting held

For the first time since April 2016, the General Tribal Council met a quorum of the membership on Jan. 25. The regularly scheduled quarterly meeting had a number of items on the agenda, from adoptions to employee policies.

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License Plate Hours

If you need to renew or acquire tribal license plates you can do so at the tribal administration building Mon- Thurs., 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Fridays until noon.

Notice to tribal members regarding tax exemption

If you are State Tax exempt and enrollment does not have your social security number on file, you are not listed on the tax exemption list that goes out monthly. As a result, you will have your return  rejected from the State when you file.  Please contact Phyllis Malloy in enrollment to update your information.

Sales Tax Exemption information

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.


GTC/Informational Schedule released

  • June 28 – Informational Meeting

  • July 26 - Regular

  • Aug. 23 – Informational Meeting

  • Sept. 27 – Informational Meeting

  • Oct. 25 – Regular

  • Nov. 22– Informational Meeting

  • Dec. 27 – Informational Meeting

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

Babysitting Class 2017

Class will take place from Monday, June 12 to Thursday, June 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants will learn CPR and First Aid, safety measures, cultural awareness, healthy eating, and about behavioral health of children.  Classes are provided by the Bay Mills Health Start and Tribal Home Visiting Program. To sign up or for more information, contact Joann LeBlanc, MCH Nurse Coordinator, 906-248-8360 or Shelby Leapley, Family Health Educator, 906-248-8510.

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.