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
02/22/2019 9:36 PM

Upcoming Meetings


02/22/19
OEDMI Meeting (conference call)

02/27/19
ACM Planning Meeting - 5:30 PM
Room 312

Gaming Regulatory Commission Meeting Meeting - 5:30 PM
911 Spring St

Natural Resource Commission Meeting - 6:00 PM
Natural Resource Department Conference Room


News


02/22/19 - 2019 Primary Election Candidates List

02/20/19 - Emergency Fund Out

02/12/19 - Barter Days by  DOC
When:  March 22nd & March 23rd
Time (tentative):   Noon to 7pm on Friday, 9am to 4pm on Saturday (times could change).
This is a Buy/Sell/TRADE event.
If you’d like to be a vendor, please contact Theresa Keshick in the Dept of Commerce at
(231) 242-1584 or via email at:  tkeshick@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov

02/08/19 - Annual Community Meeting, Saturday, 05/04/19
ACM Flyer | ACM Agenda Overview

02/05/19 - Legislative Documents Posted for Comment Updated

02/01/19 - Join the Cultural Library for a Book BINGO Holiday Reading Challenge. Through March, every month will have its own Book BINGO card and its own drawing (1 for kids, 1 for teens, 1 for adults). One book can fill multiple squares. Get your BINGO card with rules at the provided links, call 231-242-1487,  or stop by the Cultural Library. Miigwech. And Happy Reading!
Book Bingo for Kids | Book Bingo for Teens and Adults

02/01/19 - LIEAP is out of Funding.

01/23/19 - Good Winter Afternoon!
Attached is a March Native Way Health and Wellness Center competition sponsored by the Mnozhiyaadaa Department called March Mayhem.
Any current active gym member can be entered into this competition.  All you need to do is swipe your card anytime in February to be automatically enrolled.
The way this competition will work is two ways:  a team competition & also individual male and female Native Way gym member.
The team competition portion will be an automatic pick of teams with 5 individuals or depending on the number of gym members who swipe their card once in February.  Gym members will be placed on teams and given a team name.  The teams will be posted at Native Way along with the scores they accumulate daily/weekly and so on till the end of the competition.
The individual male and female portion will be kept in secret until the very end when the competition is all done.  Everyone likes surprises!
Now, you are probably wondering how to get points and help your team win or get top male/female? 
There are many options to get points. 
If you just swipe your card, you get points.
If you attend any class at Native Way Two, you get points.  This does include Tae Kwon Do, Jiu Jitsu, and boxing.  You will need to contact Dr. Samuels prior to, just to be sure an instructor is available.  Leave a message at the clinic (231)242-1700.  Always good to plan ahead.
Each day, there will be a workout to complete to get additional points.
Each week, I will have extra chances to earn more points, like setting up a circuit to be completed or adding an additional class to try.
The top team will receive prizes, as well as, individual top male/female will be announced.
More information will be sent out the week before competition and a reminder. 
A class schedule and also how to gain access to Native Way if you are a new member is attached.
Any questions, please contact me by email or call my office at (231)242-1616.
Flyer | Native Way Two Weekly Class Schedule | Guidelines To Applying For A Native Way Card

01/04/19 - Executive Documents for Comment Updated

01/02/19 - Emergency Funds now OPEN

01/02/19 - There are no emergency assistance funds available through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), but there are still direct assistance funds.

11/19/18 - Human Services - There are no more heaters or window insulation kits available.

10/30/18 - ODAWA AVIATION CORPORATE CHARTER
Aanii Citizens!  Tribal Council is looking to fill the following positions on its corporate charters:
A tribally chartered corporation, that creates jobs in the area of economic development and general business and is authorized to create operating subsidiaries in accordance with tribal law, provided that they have prior approval by Tribal Council. The corporation, Aviation Inc., shall be managed by a board of three (3) to five (5) members selected and appointed by majority vote of Tribal Council. To serve on the Board a person must meet all of the following criteria:
1.  A person must be at least eighteen years of age;
2. No person can serve on the Board within seven (7) years of completion of a sentence or probation     upon being convicted of a felony in tribal, state or federal court, unless such conviction has been     vacated or overturned.
3. At least two (2) members of the board shall be required to possess a Bachelor’s degree in     Engineering, with preferably licensed as a Professional Engineer.
4. One member’s seat on the Board shall be reserved for a member of the Odawa Economic Affairs         Holding Corporation as selected by the Holding Corporation.
5. Must possess leadership qualities, show good judgment, is approachable, and is team focused.
2018-017 Odawa Aviation Corporation | Odawa Aviation Corporate Charter

09/07/18 - LTBB NRD CWD Emergency Regulations for the 1836 Treaty Ceded Territory of Michigan Effective: 8-28-18
CWD Core Area: means the 5-County Core CWD Area which includes Ionia, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, and Newaygo counties all within the 1836 Treaty Area.
Full Memo | Map

08/28/18 - Aanii Citizens!  Tribal Council is looking to fill the following positions on its corporate charters:

ODAWA CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION HOLDING CORPORATION / CORPORATE CHARTER Short titled, Odawa Construction Administration, Inc.,
Statute and Charter

A tribally chartered corporation for economic purpose, to provide for the management of the non-gaming, economic affairs; created as a general purpose holding company that promotes economic self-sufficiency through governmental contracts and other contracts in the area of Construction and creates jobs through its non-gaming enterprises, joint ventures and investments. The Board shall consist of at least two (2) LTBB Tribal Citizens, and who meet the eligibility requirements set out in subsection c. of this section and shall be approved by Tribal Council for a set term, with the intent to have staggered terms and may be compensated a reasonable amount as approved by Tribal Council, provided availability of funds. To serve on the Board a person must meet all of the following criteria:
1. A person must be at least eighteen years of age;
2. No person can serve on the Board within seven (7) years of completion of a sentence or probation upon being convicted of a felony in tribal, state or federal court, unless such conviction has been vacated or overturned.
3. To be considered, a person shall meet the following criteria:
   i. A Bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a concentration in management or accounting; or at least six (6) years as a business owner, preferably a business related to construction.
   ii. Preferably some construction field experience or experience in the construction trades.
   iii. Must possess leadership qualities, show good judgment, is approachable, and is team focused.  

ODAWA CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION / CORPORATE CHARTER
Statute and Charter

A tribally chartered corporation, to promote economic self-sufficiency and create jobs through construction of tribally owned projects or local projects within the community, to protect assets of the Tribe and generate revenues and jobs. It is the duty of the Odawa Construction, Inc. to protect assets of the Tribe and generate revenues and jobs. The board members may be compensated a reasonable amount as approved by Tribal Council, provided availability of funds. To serve on the Board a person must meet all of the following criteria:
1.     A person must be at least eighteen years of age;
2.    No person can serve on the Board within seven (7) years of completion  of a sentence or probation upon being convicted of a felony in tribal, state or federal court, unless such conviction has been vacated or overturned.
3.    At least two (2) members of the board shall be required to possess a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, with preferably licensed as a Professional Engineer.
4.    One member’s seat on the Board shall be reserved for a member of the Odawa Economic Affairs Holding Corporation as selected by the Holding Corporation. 
5.    Must possess leadership qualities, show good judgment, is approachable, and is team focused. 

ODAWA ECONOMIC AFFAIRS HOLDING CORPORATE CHARTER
Statute and Charter

The purpose of the corporation is to act as a general purpose holding company that establishes uniformity and economic opportunities amongst the designated Tribally Chartered Corporations and LLCs by providing auditing services, reporting requirements, meeting policy and procedures, negotiating fire and utility services, insurance coverages, and other administrative services. The board members may be compensated a reasonable amount as approved by Tribal Council, provided availability of funds. The Board shall consist of at least three (3) to five (5) members with at least three (3) members being LTBB Tribal Citizens, and who meet the eligibility requirements:
1.  A person must be at least eighteen years of age;
2.  No person can serve on the Board within seven (7) years of completion of a sentence or probation upon being convicted of a felony in tribal, state or federal court, unless such conviction has been vacated or overturned.
3.  To be considered, a person shall meet the following criteria:
    i.   Must have experience and knowledge in one of the following skills sets: business, accounting or administration.
    ii.   Preferably a bachelor’s degree. 
    iii.   Must possess leadership qualities, show good judgment, is approachable, and is team focused. 

All openings for Board assignments shall be posted for a minimum of thirty (30) days in at least the Tribal Government Administrative Buildings, on the Tribal web site. In the Odawa Trails Newsletter, as provisions allow. If interested, please submit a letter of interest and resume’ to the Legislative Office at 7500 Odawa Circle Harbor Springs MI 49740 or email tribalcounciladmin@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov


06/12/18 - Tribal Council is pleased to announce that Tribal Council Work Sessions and Open Meetings will be accessible to Tribal Citizens through Adobe Connect which is located in the Citizen’s Portal link, on the front page of the Tribal website. Please follow the instructions in order to gain access into a Citizen’s only portal. What you will find are individual Live-Stream Links for access to the “Appropriations and Finance Committee” meetings, “Land and Reservation Committee” meetings, “Tribal Council Work Sessions” and “Tribal Council Meetings”, all of which are specifically designated for our Tribal Citizens access.


 

 

 


 

Government Center
7500 Odawa Circle
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
231.242.1400
1.866.652.5822
© 2014 Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians