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.

Debendiziwin aawan maanda Odawa aawiing.  Geyaabi gdaa’aanaa miinwaa gdanwemi Anishinaabemowin, maanda egishkaago’iing debendiziwin ebidgwasiing mnaadendiziwin miinwaa wiimnaadendiziyin.  Gdabendaanaa debendiziwin kina gwaya Odawak naasaap eyaamjik, maanda naakinigewinan, maadiziwin miinwaa mnidoowaadiziwin gaanaaniigaaniijik debendamowaad. Maanda debendiziwin eyaamiing nangwa, gaanamaajiidonaa niigaan ezhibezhigoyiing, kinoomaadwin, dbaakinigewin, giigidowin miinwaa naakinigewin.  Gaazhiibiignaketaanaa maanda niizhwaachiing bimaadiziwin waabii’aamigak mjignamiing ninda mnomaadiziwinan echipiitendaakin: nbwaakaawin, zaagidwin, mnaadendamowin, aakde’ewin, gwekwaadiziwin, dbaadendiziwin miinwaa debwewin.  Ganakaazinaa ninda gdabendaaswinaanin, jimiigwe’iing nakaazwinan jimnomewzi’iing, enitaanokiijik maampii Anishinaabek enaapshkaamwaad maanda gbimaadziwinaa.  Ninda eyaamiing echipiitendaakin, miigo kina gwaya maampii enjibaad jiniigaanibizad.

Latest News

Tribal ID's

Due to unforeseen circumstances with the ID Printer, the Enrollment Office is UNABLE to produce any picture Tribal ID cards at this time. We have shipped the printer out for service and the anticipated down time is three (3) weeks. The Enrollment Office is still able to take pictures & acquire signatures, as well as, scan pictures & signatures for our citizens who request an ID via US Mail.

We will keep a log of Tribal ID’s that need to be sent to our citizens and we will promptly send out cards when the system is back up.

LTBB Tribal gas station, Biindigen’s, and the BP gas station in downtown Petoskey (privately owned) will accept a paper color copy of citizen’s Tribal ID cards who DO NOT POSSESS a magnetic swipe Tribal ID Card. The color copy will need to have the Enrollment Stamp & staff initials to be accepted.  This will be in effect during this three (3) week period only.  

If you have any questions, please contact either Pauline Boulton at (231) 242-1520 or Linda Gokee at (231) 242-1521.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

-The Enrollment Staff

GRC Meeting
5:30 PM
911 Spring St.

Government Offices Closed
Election Board Work Session

Election Board Meeting

Citizenship Commission Meeting
5:30 PM
7500 Odawa Circle, Rm. 118

Gaming Authority Committee Meeting
10:00 AM
Appropriation & Finance Committee Meeting
1:00 PM
Tribal Council Chambers

Natural Resource Commission Meeting
6:00 PM
LTBB Natural Resource Department

Legal & Legislative Committee Meting
9:00 AM
Tribal Council Work Session
1:00 PM
Tribal Council Chambers

Traditional Tribal Burial Inc. Board Meeting
9:00 AM
LTBB Health Building

Tribal Council Regular Meeting
9:00 AM
Tribal Council Chambers



Enrollment for Healthy Michigan Plan, Michigan Medicaid Expansion, starts April 1, 2014!!  Eligibility requirements have been expanded for this new Medicaid program.

  • Includes people ages 19-64
  • Not receiving or eligible for Medicare
  • Not pregnant at the time of application
  • Covers up to 133% of the federal poverty level (5% disregard = 138%)
  • No asset test

Please contact Valorie Glazier, Patient Benefits Specialist, for assistance in applying for this new program. You can contact Valorie at 231-242-1748 or email her at

State Health Reform Assistance Network

Consumer Assistance Resource
Guide: American Indians and Alaska Natives

The Waiting List For The Housing Choice Voucher Is Now Open For Charlevoix County!
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TO: LTBB Tribal Council
FROM: Fred Kiogima, Chairman
DATE: December 22, 2013
RE: Statement for the Meeting Minutes

*** Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Is Now Listed Under The State of Michigan On The Website ***

Application for Exemption for American Indians and Alaska Natives and Other Individuals who are Eligible to Receive Services from an Indian Health Care Provider
Click Here To Download Form

Mailing Address: 7500 Odawa Circle, Harbor Springs, MI  49740
Physical Address:  1250 Lears Road, Petoskey, MI  49770
Telephone: (231) 242-1600             Fax:  (231) 242-1617

December 23, 2013

We have located LTBB on the website. We will now be able to finish the application! LTBB is listed under the state of Maine. The IHS representative, Geoffrey Roth, has instructed us when filling out the application you must enter the state as Maine once you get to the point of the application that it asks “are you affiliated with a Tribe” mark yes then it asks you at this point which state” this is where you would enter Maine and then choose LTBB. We have been assured that there will be no issues doing the application this way. The Government is still trying to fix this so that LTBB will be listed under Michigan, but this is a step in the right direction. 

Also we have posted the Exemption application on the LTBB website as well. If you file taxes and are a Member a Federally Recognized Tribe you will want to fill out this Exemption Application and send along a copy of your tribal card to the address listed on the last page of the application.          

If you have any questions or would like help  filling out any of the applications please feel free to contact Valorie Glazier, Patient Benefits Specialist, Monday –Thursday from 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m and Fridays from 8:00a.m -5:00p.m. You may also e-mail her at or by phone at 231-242-1748.




Government Center
7500 Odawa Circle
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
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