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.
01/04/18 - Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (LTBB) Natural Resource Commission
recognizes that suicide is a real threat to LTBB Youth and Community. Studies have shown
that individuals are more likely to attempt suicide with firearms from within the house hold.
In an attempt to reduce the availability of firearms owned by families that use them for the
exercise of their Treaty Reserved Hunting Rights the NRC will seek to provide the LTBB
community with a limited number guns safe per year. LTBB Hunters may apply to the
LTBB NRC for the opportunity to receive a gun safe. Onetime only. Gun Safe Program flyer | Gun Safe Program 2017 | Gun Safe Application
12/20/17 - To all tribal citizens,
I am pleased to announce that my cousin Frank Animikwam has earned his Doctor of Medicine degree! Congratulations to the family of Frank Animikwam MD and our entire tribe!! We have come very far and have much to be proud of!!
Terry J Samuels MD
Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians
10/25/17 The LTBB Health Department has a new address, which is: 1260 Ajijaak Avenue Petoskey, MI 49770
The address is also known as 1260 Crane Avenue.
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
NRD completed a video about our migizi movement research. The link to the video is below. Enjoy!
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:
Be an elder (LTBB Citizen at least 55 years of age)
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (231) 242-1421.
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