Sault Tribe Huron Township, Wayne County Trust Application Documents


SSM Mandatory Trust Filing New Boston final 20140610

An excerpt:

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan (the “Sault Tribe” or “Tribe”)  tenders this submission for a mandatory fee-to-trust acquisition of a parcel of land located  in Huron Charter Township, Wayne County, Michigan (the “Sibley Parcel” or “Parcel”)  under an existing contract of purchase. The Parcel is a 71 acre parcel of land located within  2 miles of other land currently owned by the Tribe in Huron Charter Township.

The Tribe will acquire the Parcel using interest or other income generated by the Tribe’s Self-Sufficiency Fund, established pursuant to section 108 of the Michigan Indian Land Claims Settlement Act (“MILCSA”), Pub. L. No. 105-143, 111 Stat. 2652 (1997). Under Section 108(f) of MILCSA, “[a]ny lands acquired using amounts from interest or other income of the Self-Sufficiency Fund shall be held in trust by the Secretary for the benefit of the [Sault] Tribe.” 111 Stat. at 2661-2662. The Secretary is thus required to accept the Parcel in trust.

Ex 1 Purchase & Sale – Sibley Final Executed

Ex 2 Title Commitment & Proposed Warranty Deed

Ex 3 Tribal Resolution 2012-250 & 2013-138

Ex 4 Legal Description & Survey

Ex 5 Location Map

Ex 6 Affidavit of CFO Connolly – Sibley