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.

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

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Latest News
08/18/2017 3:44 PM

Upcoming Meetings / Events

Land and Reservation Committee Meeting - 9:00 AM
Council Chambers

GEB Meeting - 9:00 AM
Executive Conference Room at OCR.

Citizenship Comm. Mtg. - 5:30 PM
Room 118



08/17/17 - Legislative Documents Posted for Comment Updated

08/16/17 - Executive Documents for Comment Updated

Official General Election Results

Publication Notice
In accordance with WOS #2006-001, Notice is hereby given that a Petition has been filed, LTBB of Odawa Indians Tribal Court Case No:  NC-005-0915 and Tribal Court Ordered that Mshkoadekwe Alexandra Kiogima has legally changed her name to Waa’esenh Alexandra Compo.  This notice will be published in the Odawa Trails newsletter for two (2) consecutive months and in the Odawa Register on the Tribe’s website.

Tribal Council is looking to fill a position on the Gaming Enterprise Board for a 3-year Term beginning November 2017.
The purpose of the Board is to monitor, and provide oversight, and direction regarding the management of the Odawa Casino Resort. The Board is charged with maximizing both the Revenues and associated EBITDA while also maximizing employment opportunities for Tribal Citizens. The Board shall consist of persons with business and gaming experience, including both Tribal Citizens and others.
Required Qualifications

NRD completed a video about our migizi movement research. The link to the video is below. Enjoy!

CSBG Is Now Open

We are currently in the process of ordering YakTrax for our Elder Community. These will be at NO cost to elders who are interested.
YakTrax are very simple and effective ice traction devices that go on your shoes during the winter. These make it safer to walk on ice and on hard snow during the winter months. We are asking that you complete this short and simple survey as a joined effort to help us understand the fall risk within our tribe. Help us become one step closer as a community to preventing a fall during those long, cold months in Northern Michigan.
Below you will find the link to our survey.
In order to do the survey you must:

  1. Be an elder (LTBB Citizen at least 55 years of age)
  2. Provide your name and size of YakTrax- Please know that this is for ordering purposes ONLY, your name will not be used as a part of the survey.

Now, if you meet these requirements, please feel free to fill out the survey and submit

15 Day Public Comment Period for Solar Array and Biodiesel Building Projects
LTBB SAR - FONSI | SAR - NOA | Biodiesel Plant Upgrade - FONSI | Biodiesel Plant Upgrade - FONSI | Biodiesel Plant Upgrade - NOA | Public Comment Form (Solar and Biodiesel)

2017 Home Grown project is here!
Click here for flier with map

The Healthy Michigan Plan Evaluation
We want to hear from You.
No health insurance? Tell us why.
If anyone who is eligible signs up, they get a 25.00 gift card!
Flier | Minimum Requirements Handout

Emergency Fund is Now Open

We’re excited to announce that our new Mobile Website is live. The updated site includes changes to improved navigation. We’ve also improved the structure of our content, so you’ll get more from a quick read. To access from your mobile device go to You can always utilize the main site and it will redirect you to the mobile site if you’re on a mobile device. Enjoy!

Updated CBC Vacancies

Certified Primary Election Results
General Election Revised Schedule

Tribal Youth Wellness Summit hosted by UTFAV (Uniting Three Fires Against Violence)
Flier | Parent Letter | Permission Slip | Tentative Timeline

Cultural Library Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge Flyer | Registration Form | Summer Reading Log 2017

2017 Annual LTBB Community Meeting
If you were unable to attend the meeting, we have the recorded
Live-feed on Facebook at:

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is accepting applications for up to $600,000 to aid Tribes in housing construction, housing rehabilitation, housing infrastructure, land acquisition to support new housing, homeownership assistance, public facilities and improvements including infrastructure, economic development, and microenterprise programs. LTBB is applying for these funds to develop and build Phase 1 of a Community Wellness Center on the LTBB Campus. This project will be completed in multiple phases. Phase 1 focuses on fitness/wellness rooms and classes as well as locker rooms with showers.

If you have questions or comments about this project, please contact Direct Services Administrator, Phil Harmon at or (231) 242-1421.

042017-01 Appropriation of Funds for the 2018 Fiscal Year Operating Budgets

The deadline for the 2017 Grants and Donations is August 25th @ 5:00 PM
LTBB Small Grants Application & Guidelines | LTBB Donation Application & Guidelines

Tribal Council is looking to fill a 4-year term ending February 2, 2021 on the Ziibimijwang, Inc. The purpose of the Corporation is to manage the Ziibimijwang, Inc., as provided by Waganakising Odawak Statute 2014-005 as a self-sustaining non-profit entity and to provide for the health and welfare of the Tribal Community through the use of sustainable farming with emphasis toward organic foods, providing for exercising treaty rights of hunting, fishing and gathering, agricultural activities, caring for livestock, and other activities that promote nutrition, fitness and wellbeing. If you are interested, please send your cover letter and resume’ to the Legislative Office 7500 Odawa Circle Harbor Springs MI 49740.
Eligibility - Assignment policy

The Community Health department has just created a new Facebook page, titled Mnozhiyaa, which can be found here:, and we are so excited to announce our first event! It’s a spur-of-the-moment challenge: like our page, then post a picture of you and your dog having fun, and keep track of the active minutes you spend for the month of April.  At the end of the month, one lucky team will win a custom handmade paracord dog collar and matching bracelet set!  If you have any questions, contact me at ex 1664.

Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians to Deliver Over $3.7 Million to State and Local Governments. Click here for full statement

Fiscal Year 2017 Water Resources Technician Training

New Forms Directory. Find the form you're looking for in one convenient location. - 10/17/16




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