Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians

7500 Odawa Circle
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
231.242.1400 / 1.866.652.5822

Being Odawa is all about freedom.  The Freedom to be a part of a people who, with integrity and pride, still have and speak our own language.  The freedom to share in common with all other Odawak the customs, culture, and spirituality of our ancestors.  The freedom we have today we will bring to the future through unity, education, justice, communication, and planning.  We will reach out to the next seven generations by holding to cultural values of Wisdom, Love, Respect, Bravery, Honesty, Humility and Truth.  We will utilize our Tribal assets to provide the necessary tools to become successful, hard-working community members who proudly represent our culture.  With these values we will move the Tribe forward.

Debendiziwin aawan maanda Odawa aawiing.  Geyaabi gdaa’aanaa miinwaa gdanwemi Anishinaabemowin, maanda egishkaago’iing debendiziwin ebidgwasiing mnaadendiziwin miinwaa wiimnaadendiziyin.  Gdabendaanaa debendiziwin kina gwaya Odawak naasaap eyaamjik, maanda naakinigewinan, maadiziwin miinwaa mnidoowaadiziwin gaanaaniigaaniijik debendamowaad. Maanda debendiziwin eyaamiing nangwa, gaanamaajiidonaa niigaan ezhibezhigoyiing, kinoomaadwin, dbaakinigewin, giigidowin miinwaa naakinigewin.  Gaazhiibiignaketaanaa maanda niizhwaachiing bimaadiziwin waabii’aamigak mjignamiing ninda mnomaadiziwinan echipiitendaakin: nbwaakaawin, zaagidwin, mnaadendamowin, aakde’ewin, gwekwaadiziwin, dbaadendiziwin miinwaa debwewin.  Ganakaazinaa ninda gdabendaaswinaanin, jimiigwe’iing nakaazwinan jimnomewzi’iing, enitaanokiijik maampii Anishinaabek enaapshkaamwaad maanda gbimaadziwinaa.  Ninda eyaamiing echipiitendaakin, miigo kina gwaya maampii enjibaad jiniigaanibizad.


Up Coming Meetings

Election Board Work Session

Election Board Meeting

Traditional Tribal Burial Inc. Meeting
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LTBB Health Park Building
2nd Floor Conf. Room


Housing Commission Meeting
5:00 PM
Room 312

Legal and Legislative Committee Meeting
9:00 AM
Council Chambers

Tribal Council Work Session
1:00 PM
Council Chambers

Tribal Council Meeting
9:00 AM
Council Chambers



Latest News
05/28/2015 1:43 PM

Election Board - 05/26/15
Due to the filing of a challenge to the Primary Election held on May 11th, 2015 the "Meet the Candidates Forums" scheduled for Friday, May 29th, 2015, Saturday, May 30th, 2015 and June 13th, 2015 has been postponed to be announced at a later date.

The Election Board will hold a work session on Friday, May 29th at 4:30 p.m. and a regular session on Saturday, May 30th at 9 a.m.

From Legislative Corner - Per Capita - 05/21/15
Note… Scheduled to appear in July issue of Odawa Trails

LTBB Primary Election Unofficial Results - 05/13/15

Strong Heart Study targets high rate of heart disease among American Indians

2nd Annual Native Youth in Food & Ag Summer Leadership Summit
July 19 - July 28, 2015 (this includes travel dates)
Location: University of Arkansas – Fayetteville, Arkansas
The deadline for all applicants is June 1, 2015
First-time attendees: Complete the Student Application
Cost to attend
All food, lodging, instructional materials, and field trip costs will be provided.
Depending on the number of students, some travel scholarships will also be provided.
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2015 Michigan Indian Family Olympics (MIFO)

News Archives

Unofficial Recall Election Results

Executive News

Documents for Comment - Comment Form
REG- WOS-2014-010-001 MCEA 0327

VETO Statement Statute - Land Use Bldg Zoning 1-19-15

121814-04 Approval GAC FY 2015 budget VETO - 01/05/15

121814-06 Transfer of $40,000 for the THPO budget VETO - 01/05/15

Executive Explanation of Veto of Tribal Government Priority Funding Percentage Allocation for FY 2016 - 11/10/14

Executive Explanation of Veto of Weekly Payroll - 11/10/14

Executive Explanation of Veto of THPO Statute

Executive Response to Tribal Council's Weekly Payroll Request 9-29-14


The Michelle Chingwa Education Assistance Scholarship Regulations that have been approved by the Tribal Chairman.
REG-WOS 2014-010-091914-001 - Comment Form

Chairman’s Veto of the Amendment to #WOS 2011-009 Administrative Procedures for the Accounting Department.

Legislative News

Odawa Fisheries, Inc., Corporate Charter member opening for a 3-year term

Legislative Corner: LTBB Tribal Seal

Resolution 100914-01 Supplemental Appropriation to Increase 2014 Per Capita Distribution Payments

Passed - WOS 2014-012 Naawchigedaa Statute Tort Claims

Bill Denemy's Statement in Support of Change to Weekly Payroll

Re: Executive Veto of Tribal Resolution 042914-01

Legislative Branch
Re: Executive Veto of Tribal Resolution 042914-01

Other News

United States Department of the Interior

Notice of Availabilty

YOUTH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: As of 12-24-14, all youth activities will temporarily be placed on hold per the new Youth Coordinator, Bernadece Boda.  During this time, the youth services staff will be doing some housekeeping and inventory and any youth volunteers are welcome to assist.  In the interim, they will be available and may be reached by telephone or email.  It is the hope that in the near future, the Youth Program will host a meet and greet open house that will allow youth and parents to meet the Youth Staff as well as update any youth registrations and releases with the Program.  Any questions may be directed to Bernadece Boda at 231-242-1593. 

Americans waste almost 50 percent of food produced

How food date labels cause confusion and food waste. 

Date: November 21, 2014 | Author: Michelle Jarvie | Open your fridge, pantry, snack drawer - anywhere you store food. Look for the words "sell by," "use by," "born on" or "best before." I guarantee some iteration of those words is on your packages, every one of them - from canned goods to eggs, from corn chips to soda. Have you ever considered what those dates actually mean? Have you ever thrown food away based on those dates? 
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