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.
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
Pre-college program developed for Native American high school students.
The Native American Business Institute (NABI) is a FREE weeklong pre-college summer program for Native American high school students interested in learning about college and the field of business. Participants work with MSU college faculty/staff, tribal leaders, Native business owners and Fortune 500 corporate representatives in a seven-day “business boot-camp” that exposes participants to the university environment, the college application process, the various degrees available in business and tribal law, and numerous professional development opportunities. 2017 NABI Brochure2017 NABI Application Packet
Department of Commerce Notice - For those of you who are RTM’s, the Annual Tribal 4013 Tax Credit forms were mailed out yesterday to those 18+ as of 1/1/2016. Minors, Executors to an RTM’s estate or people that have moved out of the TAA during 2016 may contact me directly for the form.
Please NOTE: These forms will not be emailed nor posted on the tribal website, nor on the SOM-Dept. of Treasury’s website…for a reason.
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-011-0916 and Tribal Court Ordered that Willard Sylvester Rhymes has legally changed his name to Wiiyaan Mdwengwiishing Feathers. 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: January 6, 2017.
Tribal Council is looking to fill two (2) terms ending January 8, 2019. 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