Tag: Tribe

Carmen Toccoa Chippewa

Carmen Toccoa Chippewa – Lahti of Sugar Island, MI (age 76) a strong, traditional, Anishnabe Kwe citizen of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians started her journey to the Spirit World on October 11, 2021. Carmen was born in St. Louis, MO on October 1, 1945 to Oscar […]

Wayne Allen Morley

Wayne Allen Morley, age 55, passed away on October 12, 2021, at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey, Michigan.  Wayne was born on September 19, 1966 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, to Francis “Mo” and Dorothy (McPherson) Morley.  He graduated with the Sault Ste. Marie Class of 1985.  On November […]

Lindean Theresa Shooster

Lindean Theresa Shooster, age 67, of St. Ignace, Michigan, died September 15, 2021, in Cheboygan, Michigan. She was born July 10, 2021, in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan to Edward Joseph and Charlotte (Lasley) Martin. Lindean grew up in St. Ignace and graduated from LaSalle High School. She moved out of […]

Louis Darcy Bunker

Louis Darcy Bunker, age 87, of St. Ignace, Michigan, died September 4, 2021, at Hospice of the EUP in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. He was born on January 2, 1943 on Mackinac Island to Lewis Darcy and Bernice (Lozon) Bunker. Louie attended Thomas Ferry School on Mackinac Island and belonged […]

Governor Whitmer and Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist Statement on Swearing in of Assistant Secretary of the Interior Bryan Newland

Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist issued the following statement after Bryan Newland, a citizen and former President of the Bay Mills Indian Community and a proud Michigander, was formally sworn in as Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs.  “Michiganders are so proud of Bryan Newland for being formally sworn in as Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs,” said Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “Assistant Secretary Newland is exceptionally […]

Child Kidnapper Sentenced to Prison

SAULT STE MARIE, MI – Dale Pavlat Sr. was sentenced on August 31, 2021 to 7-30 years in the Michigan Department of Corrections for kidnapping a special-needs, non-verbal child last year. On April 29, 2020 the child wandered from her home and law enforcement and the community came together to […]

End the Filibuster to Protect Indian Voting Rights

Do certain sets of circumstances lie ahead of us wherein we change the world radically by the choices we make?                                                                                                 ~ Dr. Vine Deloria Jr. By Dr. Aaron A. Payment, Chairperson Sault Ste. Marie Tribe Sault Ste. Marie Tribe Reservation ~ I begin with the above quote as the […]