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
09/20/2018 4:07 AM

Upcoming Meetings / Events


09/20/18
Tribal Council Special Work Session - 9:00 AM
Council Chambers - Agenda

09/21/18
Sovereignty Day - LTBB Offices Closed

OEDMI Board Meeting - 1:00 PM (in-person)


News


0919/18 - The LTBB Pharmacy was scheduled to be open from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm this Friday, September 21st, on the holiday.
Due to a death in a family, the pharmacy will CLOSED on Friday, September 21st.
The pharmacy will be OPEN on Saturday, September 22nd, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, to make up for the unexpected closure.
We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience. 

09/18/18 - Due to the weather forecast which is showing 100% chance of thunderstorms this Thursday, the 20th, we will be postponing the Sovereignty Day celebration one week to take place on Thursday, September 27th.  Please let us know if you have any questions.  Follow up e-mails will be sent regarding the events to take place at the celebration.

09/17/18 - Tribal Council will be holding a Special Work Session on Thursday September 20, 2018 at 9:00 AM for the purpose of reviewing applications for the Gaming Authority. - Agenda

09/17/18 - Tribal Council is looking to fill (5) One-Five year positions on Gaming Authority:
To serve on the Gaming Authority a person must meet the following:
1.               Must be licensed under the Tribe’s Gaming Regulatory Ordinance.
2.               Must possess one of the following educational or experience qualifications:
   a.            Possesses a Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Hospitality or a related                   discipline; or
   b.            A minimum of three (3) years successful work experience in a management position in the                   field of business administration, public administration, gaming industry, hotel management,                   accounting, finance or law; or
   c.            A minimum of six (6) years of gaming work experience preferably with specialized                   knowledge and expertise relevant to the gaming industry.
3.               Possesses leadership qualities, shows good judgment, is approachable and team oriented;
4.               No person can serve on the Gaming Authority who is an elected official of LTBB; 
5.               No person can serve on the Gaming Authority who is employed by any Gaming Enterprises                   of LTBB or LTBB’s direct competitor.  A direct competitor is an entity that is competing for                   the same market as LTBB’s Gaming Enterprises.
6.               No person shall serve on the Gaming Authority who is 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;
7.               No person shall serve on the Gaming Authority who is on a Security Ban from the Gaming                   Enterprise or who has been banned in the last two (2) years, unless the ban is a
                  self-imposed ban;
8.               No person shall serve on the Gaming Authority if there is a direct employment relationship                   with another Gaming Authority member, or Regulatory Commission or staff, in either a                  direct report or supervisory position.
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
Statute

09/13/18 - Legislative Documents Posted for Comment Updated

09/13/18 - Executive Documents for Comment Updated

09/13/18 - Unofficial Recall Results

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

09/06/18 - The Emergency Fund for the 3rd Quarter has been spent and will not be replenished until October 1, 2018.

09/04/18 - 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-010-0716 and Tribal Court Ordered that McKenzie Louise Kiogima has legally changed her name to McKenzie Louise Compo.  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:  September 4, 2018

09/04/18 - 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-010-0716 and Tribal Court Ordered that Cameron Lee Kiogima has legally changed her name to Cameron Lee Compo.  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:  September 4, 2018

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


08/26/18 - Please see attachment for PDF of Youth Services Waaniigaanzijik After-school Application. Please mail or turn these in to the main LTBB Government headquarters at 7500 Odawa Circle, Harbor Springs 49740 or you may drop off Tuesday morning from 10AM-NOON at YSW youth center.
Youth Redistration Form - Afterschool Program Fall/Winter 2018-19

08/20/18 - Aanii, Tribal Council is looking to fill a the remainder of a 4-year term ending January 8, 2019 and then a new 4-year term for the same position beginning January 8, 2019 ending January 8, 2023 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. Please call 23-242-1403 if you have any questions. Miigwech

08/14/18 - Dear Tribal Citizens, Little Traverse Supporters, and All Community Members,
It has come to our attention that the Emmet County Lakeshore Association has published its Summer
2018 newsletter, which purports to contain an update on the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa
Indians v. Snyder litigation. The update contains misleading and biased information about our Tribe and
the lawsuit. Because of the importance of this lawsuit to our entire community, we felt it critical to offer
our perspective on the issues addressed. Click here for complete letter.

08/10/18 - Small Grant Application and Donations Forms have been updated.
You can find them in our Forms Directory under Miscellaneous.

07/12/18 - SEEDS is looking to host a CNC academy at the government building. The academy would be 2-3 days and provide an opportunity to learn more about CNC in a hands-on setting. To help identify the interest level and structure, we are kindly asking for just a few moments of your time to complete the survey.
Please feel free to share to other LTBB households who you feel would be interested.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PT6HMN9

06/12/18 - Tribal Council is pleased to announce that Tribal Council Work Sessions and Open Meetings will be accessible to Tribal Citizens through Adobe Connect which is located in the Citizen’s Portal link, on the front page of the Tribal website. Please follow the instructions in order to gain access into a Citizen’s only portal. What you will find are individual Live-Stream Links for access to the “Appropriations and Finance Committee” meetings, “Land and Reservation Committee” meetings, “Tribal Council Work Sessions” and “Tribal Council Meetings”, all of which are specifically designated for our Tribal Citizens access.

06/04/18 - LIHEAP is Closed / Out of Funds

05/10/18 - The LTBB Health Department is excited to announce that PRC is now able to cover Chiropractic Care! We are partnering with Pateman Chiropractic in Petoskey, MI to provide chiropractic services to our patients. Contact your physician at the LTBB Clinic to see if chiropractic care is right for you! (231) 242-1700.

04/30/18 - CSBG is now Open

04/04/18 - Odawa Economic Development Management Intern
OEDMI seeks the services of an Intern in the Accounting, Economic or Business field(s) to assist the Board of Directors with day-to-day and other assigned duties for the corporation.

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 pharmon@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov or (231) 242-1421.


 

 

 


 

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