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Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan

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The tribe is providing $42,000 in grants for agencies and projects in Alger County. It is required to give 2 percent of its gambling revenues to local recipients under a compact with the state. Law enforcement agencies in the county received $9,400, including $6,400 to the sheriff's department for operations and the jail. The Munising Police Department received $2,500, which will go toward a communication system. A $500 grant went to the Michigan State Police, Alger County Sheriff's Department and the Munising Police Department for a child car seat clinic last week in Munising. Seventeen families were supplied with new car seats. AuTrain and Munising townships received $1,500 as part of a long-term commitment from the tribe. The largest grant, $25,000, went to the Munising Public School Empower Our Youth education program for Native American students. The program is in its third year.