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  • Executive Council meets for business, read more.
  • Read the 2016 Bay Mills Water Quality Report here.
  • Read the Aug. 17 weekly tribal update here.
  • Read the Aug, 17 issue of Bay Mills News here.

Note to update and newspaper subscribers:

IT has installed a new firewall, which means if you have a email address, you may not be receiving the updates. We are working to remedy the issue. In the meantime,  you can view the updates here, as well as the digital newspaper link (see above).  The other option is to subscribe with an external email address such as Hotmail, Yahoo, or G-mail if you have one. We appreciate your understanding as the newest technology is being deployed to cut down on spam e-mails.

GED Classes to begin this fall

GED classes will be restarting at Bay Mills Community College on Sept. 12.  Hours will remain the same as past years - Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30  p.m.  to 4 p.m.  As always, students are always welcome to come in and use BMCC's computers outside those hours (those are simply the hours that our instructor will be here to assist you.)

For more information, please contact the CCSS central office at 906-495-7305. (Please remember that it is still summer break and you may need to leave a message.)

Recycle Trailer out for repairs as of Aug. 11

Due to maintenance and repair, the Recycle Trailer located by the compactor,  will be gone for 2 weeks from that date.

Materials available

Bay Mills Public Works has sand, topsoil, and gravel available.  Pricing and other information can be provided at the Public Works department. Please contact Public Works Director John Shuman for more information at 906-248-8171.

Public notice: Opportunity to comment

BAY MILLS — Bay Mills Community College is seeking comments from the public about the College in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The College will host a visit Oct. 2 and 3, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission. Bay Mills Community College has been accredited by HLC since 1995. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation. The public is invited to submit comments regarding the college to the following address:

Public Comment on Bay Mills Community College

Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-1411  

The public may also submit comments on HLC’s website at . Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing. All comments must be received by Sept. 1, 2017.

Bike Program open for the summer

It's BACK! The Mukwa Health and Fitness Center is happy to announce that the Summer Bike Rental Program is back. There are many bikes yet to be rented. This program is 100% free and is here to benefit the community. It is as easy as going to the Mukwa Health and Fitness Center and signing a few papers and you will be riding off with your own bike for the summer.
For more information or any questions, please contact the Fitness Center at 906-248-9009. Hope to see you soon!

Youth Sports Physicals for the 2017-18 school year

Scheduling for youth sports physicals at the Bay Mills Health Center is as follows:
 Thursday,  Sept. 7
Call for an appointment: 906-248-5527
Reminders: If you wear glasses or contacts, please bring them with you to your doctor’s appointment. Please remember to bring your sports health history form, with your health portion completed.  Also, note that wearing shorts to the physical makes the appointment easier for you.

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.

Need to dispose of old tires?

Bay Mills Biological Services will be accepting tires until Oct. 15. Drop off old tires at the building on Plantation Road. Tires on and off the rim are accepted, Mon.- Fri.,  8 a.m to 4 p.m.  Questions? Call 906-248-8652. This collection is intended for community members.


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.


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.

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.

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.

Bay Mills Farmer's Market begins July 27

The Farm Market will begin July 27 and run until Oct. 2. Vendors are wanted. For more information, click here. 

GTC/Informational Schedule released
  • 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.

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.