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.

Latest News
07/28/2015 1:04 PM

Upcoming Meetings


Ad-hoc Agricultural Work Group Meeting
4:00 PM
Council Chambers


Election Board Work Session


Meet The Candidates Forum
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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

General News

Offical May 11, 2015 Primary Election Results

Effective July 1, 2015
LTBB has installed a new security system.
To utilize government services please use the main front doors.
All other doors are locked and require key access.
Thank you for your cooperation.

Sovereignty Day - Selection of Parade Marshals
Language Speaking Elders Honoring: If you are 55 yrs or older and can speak the Language please feel free to submit your name to to be entered into an honoring drawing and to have a chance to receive a gift of recognition. Participants are encouraged to be present to win but if you are unable to attend due to health barriers please make sure you send a representative on your behalf in case you are the chosen one. please have your names to Valorie Glazier no later than September 1st, 2015
Authentic Rez Indian Car Entry: Must be able to drive from Pow Wow Grounds to Government Building. Running Junkers or winter beaters (Whoops I mean Classic Vehicles) No entry fee just for family fun and be entered to win a special gift for the most voted for Rez Car! Please contact Valorie Glazier at 231-242-1748 or by e-mail to obtain an entry form.

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

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

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)

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