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
10/19/2017 10:51 AM

Upcoming Meetings / Events


10/23/17
GEB Meeting - 9:00 AM
Executive Conference Room at OCR

Elder Commission Meeting - 5:00 PM
Room 312


News


10/17/17 - Legislative Documents Posted for Comment Updated

10/17/17 - Executive Documents for Comment Updated

09/28/17 - 2017 Per Capita checks will be mailed on or before November 9, 2017.
Please make sure your address is current with Enrollment.

10/03/17 - The Appropriations and Finance Committee meeting for October 5, 2017 has been cancelled. The next Appropriations and Finance Committee meeting is scheduled for November 14, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.

09/27/17 - 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-013-0717 and Tribal Court Ordered that Rose Mary Nunez has legally changed her name to Rose Mary Pyant. 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.
Date: September 27, 2017

09/15/17 - Please pardon our entry, we are excited to announce our parking lot expansion is underway until October 25th 2017 if you are seeking services at the government center you will need to utilize the employee parking lot we will have the service doors open for you to utilize. Miigwech for your patience and understanding we are excited to have more parking and easier access to our building in the near future. Parking Lot Expand | Admin Parking lot Map

09/11/17 - Tribal Council is looking to fill a 4-year term ending September 21, 2021 on the Traditional Tribal Burial Board Inc. The purpose of this corporation is to manage the Traditional Tribal Burial Grounds as provided by Waganakising Odawak Statute 2009-018 Traditional Tribal Burial Grounds, through approved regulations, as a self-sustaining non-profit entity.
If you are interested, please send your cover letter and resume’ to the Legislative Office 7500 Odawa Circle Harbor Springs MI 49740. – Assignment policy

09/08/17 - Odawa Economic Development Corporate Charter, Inc.
Opening to fill the balance of this term: Term: 05/19/16 - 05/31/21

The Odawa Economic Development Management, Inc. Corporation is organized for the purpose of developing, constructing, owning, leasing, operating, managing, maintaining, promoting and financing the non-gaming economic affairs of  Odawa Economic Development Management, Inc. and engaging in any other lawful activity, subject to any limitations imposed by the Odawa Economic Development Management Statute, any contract, indenture or other instrument by which the Corporation is bound.
If interested, please send your letter of interest and resume’ to:
Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians
Legislative Office
7500 Odawa Circle Harbor Springs, MI 49740
Contact # 231-242-1403 for details – Assignment policy

09/06/17 - 082417 TC Minutes Draft

08/03/17
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

08/01/17
NRD completed a video about our migizi movement research. The link to the video is below. Enjoy!

07/31/17
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
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W2GGJSV

07/27/17
2017 Home Grown project is here!
Click here for flier with map

07/17/17
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

05/09/17
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 pharmon@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov or (231) 242-1421.

04/21/17
042017-01 Appropriation of Funds for the 2018 Fiscal Year Operating Budgets

04/10/17
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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 02/16/17
Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians to Deliver Over $3.7 Million to State and Local Governments. Click here for full statement


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Government Center
7500 Odawa Circle
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
231.242.1400
1.866.652.5822
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