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
12/12/2018 5:05 AM

Upcoming Meetings


12/12/18
NRC Meeting - 6:00 PM
Natural Resource Department Conference Room

12/14/18
OEDMI Board Meeting - 12:15 (Call)

12/16/18
Election Board Work Session - 5:00 PM

12/17/18
Election Board Meeting - 5:00 PM


News


12/11/18 - Official Recall Election Results - Wemigwase

12/07/18 - Aanii Citizens!
Tribal Council
is looking to fill three (3) 4-year terms beginning January 8, 2019 and 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.
Statute | Charter

12/06/18 - Legislative Documents Posted for Comment Updated

12/03/18 - Emergency Funds now CLOSED

11/30/18 - Join the Cultural Library for a Book BINGO Holiday Reading Challenge. Each month, December through March, will have its own Book BINGO board and its own drawing (1 for kids, 1 for teens, 1 for adults). One book can fill multiple squares. Get your BINGO card with rules at the provided links, call 231-242-1487,  or stop by the Cultural Library. Miigwech. And Happy Reading!
Book Bingo for Kids | Book Bingo for Teens and Adults

11/30/18 -

11/26/18 - Changes To Election Information

11/19/18 - Executive Documents for Comment Updated

11/19/18 - Human Services - There are no more heaters or window insulation kits available.

11/13/18 - Tribal Council is looking to fill a 4-year term on Gaming Authority:
The Gaming Authority is to provide Equitable Distribution of profits to the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Tribal government.   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.gov2018-016 Gaming Authority Statute

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

10/26/18 - Pharmacy and Health Department Holiday Hours.

09/24/18 - The Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) 2018 has been spent until further notice.

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


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.

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.

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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