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The next meeting of the Bay Mills Executive Council will take place on Monday, Nov. 27 at 4:30 p.m. in the tribal admin building.
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Tribal Member News & Information

Drum Social Planned

BMCC and Boys & Girls Club of Bay Mills will be hosting a Native American Heritage Month Drum Social event. The Drum Social is Wednesday, Nov. 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Bay Mills Resort and Casino, Horizon Conference Center. The Drum Social is free and open to the public. Come Swing and Sway the Anishnaabe Way!

For the upcoming holidays Bay Mart will be adjusting its hours on the following days:
  • Christmas day open: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.  
  • New Year’s Eve open: 5:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.  
  • New Year’s Day open: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

AOT to close for two days for construction in December

AOT will be closed on Tuesday, Dec.  5 and  Thursday, Dec. 7. AOT will be open during normal business hours Wednesday, Dec. 6.

Check out the online anonymous suggestion box

Bay Mills Executive Council has launched “Suggestion Ox,” an online tool that allows tribal members to provide feedback to the council on an anonymous basis. You can submit you comments/ suggestions online (see the upper right corner of this page) using the suggestion box provided. Please refrain from profanity or accusations. This suggestion box (at your right) is designed to answer community questions and keep the lines of communication open between the community and the leadership. Council will address the suggestion box when they meet for working sessions twice a month.

Questions and answers will be posted on the Tribal Member Access page, in the secretary's update, each month.  This can be found under “Member Resources,” located on this web page.

(You can obtain the password to this section of the website by calling tribal administration at 906-248-3241.)


Did you know about the text message service for health appointments?

Bay Mills Health Center patients can now get appointment reminders via text messaging. This text messaging reminder system allows patients to receive text messages instead of phone call reminders. Patients can respond confirming, rescheduling or canceling appointments with a short text message response.

To enroll simply complete a text message opt in/out form at your next appointment or print it out and return it to the health center. You will continue to receive phone calls and you will not receive text message appointment reminders until a form is received back.



ATTENTION ELDERS!

Reminder About Lunch Program

It is required that we follow the Administration on Aging (AoA) Title VI Nutrition Services (Elder Lunch Program) established guidelines. This is a reminder that we must deliver lunches to only those Elders eligible under the program and follow the safety standards for home delivered meals.

As stated in the Title VI Resource Manual: Elders should only be on the home delivered meal program if they are unable to leave their homes without great difficulty due to illness, disability or general frailty, and have a physicians  signature and statement on file. Delivered meals will not be left at the home if the participant is not there.

Congregate lunch meals are served at noon at the Armella Parker Elders Center on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Breakfast is offered on Friday mornings (9 a.m.  to 10:30 a.m.). We encourage all elders to attend.


Social Services in need of foster homes

Native American foster homes are needed. For more information on how to become a foster home, call Bay Mills Social Services at 906-248-8303.

                


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, ajohnston@baymills.org or 906.248.8399

 For more information or to be added to coalition email listings, please contact Connie Watson, 906.248.8363, cwatson@baymills.org.

 

Tribal Member Updates

Interested in receiving the tribal member update via newsletter each week? Send an e-mail to newspaper@baymills.org 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.

 


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.

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Brimley, MI 49715

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