The Bay Mills Land Office currently has (3) Vacant Lots Available:                               
  • The First Lot is Located on W. Lakeshore Drive across from Bernadette Lothrop’s Property
  • The Second Lot is Located on Tower Road across from Duane Parish, Sr.’s Property
  • The Third Lot is located on Loons Lane, 1st lot going in on the right side

Those interested should stop by the Bay Mills Tribal Offices and see Della Keenan These Lots will be posted until Friday, April 21 at noon.


Board Position Open

Ojibwe Charter School has an opening for the BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Anyone interested in the Board of Directors opening should contact Marcia Malloy at mmalloy@eupschools.org

or (906) 248-2530.

Biological Services hosting Earth Week Events


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19- DOCUMENTARY FILM: NO IMPACT MAN

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.:This documentary traces Colin Beavan's attempts to live an entire year without harming the planet. He and his family give up electricity, as well as everyday necessities such as toilet paper. Could you do it too? Join us for this free showing at Bay Mills Community College, 12214 Lakeshore Dr, Brimley, MI Mikanuk Hall.

THURSDAY, APRIL 20- GUEST SPEAKER AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES

2 to 4 p.m. Bill Bolen is a senior advisor at the USEPA and has recently worked on the Asian Carp Action Plan. He will be speaking about aquatic invasive species. Join us at Bay Mills Community College, 12214 Lakeshore Dr, Brimley, MI Mikanuk Hall.

THURSDAY, APRIL 20- FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: WALL-E

6 to 8 p.m Wall-E is the last robot left on Earth in 2800. He spends his days tidying up the planet, one piece of garbage at a time. Then the lonely robot meets and romances a sleek, high-tech android, following her on his greatest adventure yet. Join us for this free showing at the Malcolm High School 460 Spruce St, Sault Ste. Marie.

FRIDAY, APRIL 21—FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: THE LORAX

7 to 9 p.m. A young boy meets a creature known as the Lorax while seeking a rare tree. To get it, the boy learns the story of the Lorax, once the gruff guardian of the forest, and the Once-ler, who let greed overtake his respect for nature. Join us for this free showing at Bay Mills Waishkey Center 12099 Lakeshore Dr, Brimley, MI.

Contact Biological Services for more information about these events by calling 906-248-8652 or 906-248-8648. These programs are brought to you by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.


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.

 

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
  • Boys & Girls Club April Closings:   April  28.  

  •  Save the Date:  Reminder, April 19th is Community Day at Buffalo Wild Wings.  10% of sales at the Petoskey, Traverse City, and Sault Ste. Marie Buffalo Wild Wings on this day will be donated to our local Club.  If anybody would like to place a take-out lunch order, we will gladly pick it up for you!  Call Sandy at 248-8575 for more information.

  • 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 sawalden@baymills.org 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.


Tentative 2017 GTC/Informational Schedule released

  • 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.


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.


2017 GTC/Informational Schedule released
  • April 26 - Regular

  • May 24 – Informational Meeting

  • 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.