STI’s strategic focus is on the effective pursuit of government contracting opportunities through strategic partnerships and joint venture relationships to enable rapid and scalable business development
Sault Tribe, Incorporated (STI) is the independent business arm of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Chartered with the responsibility for enterprise and business development, STI serves as a holding company for a growing number of enterprise businesses and joint ventures.
Our diverse economic pursuits at the Local, State and Federal level are focused on providing a lasting foundation for economic prosperity and offer high wage, high skill jobs to some of the over 40,000 Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians members spread across Michigan and the United States.
Wholly owned by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, STI employs a proven and commonly used tribal enterprise structure; a Section 17 federal corporate charter. This approach provides a clean separation from Tribal government administrative functions and enables our unique strategic economic focus, while retaining all of the benefits afforded to Tribal governments.