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
04/17/2019 3:45 AM

Upcoming Meetings


04/19/19
Good Friday - LTBB Offices Closed

04/24/19
Gaming Regulatory Commission Meeting Meeting - 5:30 PM
911 Spring St.

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

04/25/19
Tribal Council Work Session - 9:00 AM
Council Chambers

Election Board Work Session - 5:00 PM


News


04/15/19 - The Enrollment Office will be closed from 2-5 on Friday April 26, 2019.
Sorry for the inconvenience.

04/12/19 - Legislative Documents Posted for Comment Updated

04/08/19 - 2020 LTBB Proposed Budget

04/05/19 - Health Services Update.
We are slowly getting our electronic health record systems up and running again, which is great news!  We are not at 100%, but positive steps are being taken.
Every transaction that happened while the system was down has to be entered into our electronic health record system, which is time consuming. It’s very important that this be done accurately so that your medical records are complete. 
The Health Clinic is still seeing patients, but will be working a limited appointment schedule until we get the data entry caught up.  Patients may be referred to urgent care or the emergency room on a more frequent basis during this time. 
The Dental Clinic is still not able to take x-rays, and we expect to make progress on this next week.  Because of this, the Dental Clinic is very limited in what services can be offered.
We know this is frustrating to our patients, and we apologize for the inconvenience.  It is frustrating to us as well, as our goal is to provide the community with high quality health services, and the Health Department staff are doing the best they can in these difficult circumstances.
Thank you for your patience during this time, and know we are working diligently to get back up and running at 100%. 

04/02/19

04/01/19 - Registration is open for UTFAV's 3rd Annual Youth Wellness Summit! Uniting Three Fires Against Violence would like to open registration to our 3rd Annual Youth Wellness Summit!  Our summit will be held at Cranhill Ranch in Rodney, MI from July 29 to 31, 2019.  We are still in the process of creating our agenda, but we will have camp based activities and cultural components!   We will also be welcoming back Native Wellness Institute Trainers Shalene Joseph and Josh Cocker!! We have scholarships to currently allow two youth and one chaperone per tribe to attend.  Enrollment per tribe will be open for two weeks, from April 1 – 14.  After these dates, spots that are not filled can be filled on a first come, first serve bases.  Age range for attendance is 12 – 17.  All chaperones must have a current Michigan Central Registry clearance in order to stay on site at the event, you can request these at your local Department of Health and Human Services Agency.  We are also asking that a parent sign a media release, so that any pictures taken can be used to promote future events.  I have attached the Registration Form, the Liability and Medical Agreement and the Media Release Form.  I am also attaching our flyer, which we give full permission to share, but please keep in mind we only currently have the two slots per tribe at this time.  Registration Forms, Michigan Central Registry Clearances, Liability and Medical Forms and Media Release Forms can be returned by fax to 906-253-9757 or scanned and returned via email.  We know this is going to be a great opportunity for our youth to have team building experiences and cultural teachings!! 

04/01/19 - Odawa Trails - Due to many difficulties over the last few weeks, the April edition has been canceled.

03/28/19 - ONLINE ANISHINAABEMOWIN CLASSES!  We’re doing a survey of people interested in taking free online Anishinaabemowin courses. Gijigowi Anishinaabemowin Language Department is working toward developing online courses and applying for a grant to help accomplish this.  Please click on the link to take the 3-minute survey!  Miigwech
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NishLanguageSurvey2019

03/12/19 - Aanii Citizens!  Tribal Council is looking to fill the following positions on its American Indigenous Sovereign Funds Corporate Charter. A general purpose financial services company that will process financial transactions for entities doing business within the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Reservation or any state within the jurisdiction of the United States of America,  to enable the receipt and processing of funds derived from state and/or Tribal Legalized marijuana sales. The board of directors shall consist of three (3) to five (5) Tribal Citizens appointed by Tribal Council.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your cover letter and resume’ to the Legislative Office 7500 Odawa Circle Harbor Springs MI 49740. Or email to tribalcounciladmin@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov

03/08/19

03/05/19 - Traditional Tribal Burial Board Corporate Charter, Inc.
Tribal Council is looking to fill the balance of a 4-yr term from Term ending-September 19, 2021 on the Traditional Tribal Burial Board Corporate Charter, 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 in this opportunity, please send your cover letter and resume’ to the Legislative Office 7500 Odawa Circle Harbor Springs MI 49740.
121015 Burial Board Corporate Charter Document | 2009-018 Tradtional Tribal Burial Grounds

02/28/19 - Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) 2019 is now OPEN.

02/27/19 - Executive Documents for Comment Updated

02/27/19 - ATTENTION Tribal Citizens
Fuel & Tobacco exempted purchases are only available to ltbb tribal citizens for their own vehicles or consumption. ltbb citizens are not allowed to utilize their sales tax exemption for non-ltbb citizens or non-ltbb owned businesses! making tax-exempt purchases for non-ltbb citizens or businesses violates the tax agreement and may also violate applicable law.  store clerks have the right to deny any and all tax-exempt purchases that they have reasonable cause to believe are made for a non-tribal citizen or for the business/commercial vehicle of a citizen’s employer.  YOU WILL THEN BE CHARGED THE FULL PRICE FOR FUEL AND TOBACCO PURCHASES.
All citizens must REMAIN present during the entire transaction.

02/22/19 - 2019 Primary Election Candidates List

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

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

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


 

 

 


 

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