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
12/15/2017 10:16 AM

Upcoming Meetings / Events

Land and Reservation Committee Meeting - 9:00 AM
Council Chambers - Agenda

* Canceled* Election Board Work Session

* Canceled* Election Board Meeting

GEB Meeting - 9:00 AM
Executive Conference Room at OCR.

GEB/GRC Meeting 1:00 PM
Executive Conference Room at OCR.


12/15/17 - Due to the weather conditions the Tribal Government will be closing at 10am this morning.  Please be careful traveling home as roads are snow covered and slick.
Don’t forget we have the Kids Christmas Party tomorrow here at the administration building.  Fun for all.

The Health Department will close and the doors will lock at 10:00 am due to weather.
However, the Pharmacists will be working in the pharmacy until 2:00 pm, and if clients need to get into the pharmacy, they can call the pharmacy at 242-1750 and the staff will come and unlock the front door for them.
The pharmacy staff will be leaving at 2:00 pm.

12/15/17 - The LTBB Government Office are scheduled to be closed on Monday, 12/25, Tuesday, 12/26, and Monday, 1/1/18, and Tuesday, 1/2/18 in recognition of the holidays.  However, the LTBB Pharmacy will be open on Tuesday, 12/26/17 and Tuesday, 1/2/18 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.
We wanted our clients to have access to pick up medications if needed, so we will be open on those days for limited hours.
Other than the pharmacy, the Health Department will be closed, just like the rest of the LTBB Government. 
The Lears Road access will be plowed to the Health Department so clients can access the pharmacy safely during those times.

12/15/17 - The Elder’s trip to Traverse City today has been cancelled due to weather.

11/30/17 - Odawa Economic Development Corporate Charter, Inc. Opening to fill the balance of this term: Term: 05/19/16 - 05/31/21 and a new 3-year term ending January 22, 2021.
The last day to apply is January 12, 2018 for interview on January 23, 2017.
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

11/28/17 - Executive Documents for Comment Updated

11/14/17 - 110917-01 TC Legislative Directive - Legislative Branch Operations Governmental Employee Personnel Policies Handbook

11/13/17 - Tribal Council is looking to fill 2-positions on the Gaming Enterprise Board for 3-year Terms beginning November 2017 and January 2018. 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

11/08/17 - Join the LTBB Cultural Library for a Digital Storytelling workshop series.
There are only 8 spots available for the first workshop - FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE..

Save The Date For Storytelling Flyer | Digital Storytelling Flyer | Workshop Registration

11/03/17 - Legislative Documents Posted for Comment Updated

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:

  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

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

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

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

Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians to Deliver Over $3.7 Million to State and Local Governments. Click here for full statement

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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