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 aawiyiing.  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, kanamaajiidonaa 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.


Latest News
06/23/2017 4:02 PM

Upcoming Meetings / Events

Election Board Work Session

Ethics Committee Meeting - Closed Session - 10:30 AM
Council Chambers


26th Annual Odawa Homecoming Pow Wow
Fliers, Registration Kits, Applications and Rules

Certified Primary Election Results
General Election Revised Schedule

06/08/17 - NOTICE
New General Election and Forum Dates.
Candidates Forum: 07/08/17
General Election Day: 07/31/17
General Election Certification: 08/14/17

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

CSBG Is Out Of Funds - 06/14/17

06/09/17 - Executive Documents for Comment Updated

Cultural Library Summer Reading Challenge

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

2017 Michigan Indian Family Olympics. Click here for more information

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

NOW is the time to contact Emmet County Commissioners
Please call or email your County Commissioner and tell him or her that you are interested in having expanded transit services in Emmet county.
County Commission Alert May 2017
Community Conversation flyer
Transportation flyer - rev 5.18.17

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 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

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.

03/27/17 - Judicial Postings:
Appellate Justice, 6 year term, expiring April 2023
Powers, Jurisdiction, Eligibility, Terms, see Article IX of The Constitution of the LTBB of Odawa Indians.
Refer to the WOS 2010-016 Constitutionally Mandated Compensation Statute for Judges and Justices for compensation.

03/13/17 - Odawa Economic Development Corporate Charter, Inc. Opening
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

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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7500 Odawa Circle
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
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