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.


Up Coming Meetings

GRC Meeting
5:30 PM
911 Spring St.

Ethics Committee Meeting
10:00 AM
Council Chambers


Latest News
12/22/2014 8:00 AM

News Archives

Unofficial Recall Election Results

Executive News

Documents for Comment - Comment Form
William Ray Kiogima and Helen Agnes Kiogima Noozwin Act REG-WOS 2006-001

Leases Of LTBB Trust Lands Regulations

Executive Explanation of Veto of Tribal Government Priority Funding Percentage Allocation for FY 2016 - 11/10/14

Executive Explanation of Veto of Weekly Payroll - 11/10/14

Executive Explanation of Veto of THPO Statute

Executive Response to Tribal Council's Weekly Payroll Request 9-29-14


The Michelle Chingwa Education Assistance Scholarship Regulations that have been approved by the Tribal Chairman.
REG-WOS 2014-010-091914-001 - Comment Form

Chairman’s Veto of the Amendment to #WOS 2011-009 Administrative Procedures for the Accounting Department.

Legislative News

Legislative Corner: LTBB Tribal Seal

Resolution 100914-01 Supplemental Appropriation to Increase 2014 Per Capita Distribution Payments

Passed - WOS 2014-012 Naawchigedaa Statute Tort Claims

Bill Denemy's Statement in Support of Change to Weekly Payroll

Re: Executive Veto of Tribal Resolution 042914-01

Legislative Branch
Re: Executive Veto of Tribal Resolution 042914-01

Other News

Americans waste almost 50 percent of food produced

How food date labels cause confusion and food waste. 

Date: November 21, 2014 | Author: Michelle Jarvie | Open your fridge, pantry, snack drawer - anywhere you store food. Look for the words "sell by," "use by," "born on" or "best before." I guarantee some iteration of those words is on your packages, every one of them - from canned goods to eggs, from corn chips to soda. Have you ever considered what those dates actually mean? Have you ever thrown food away based on those dates? 
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Tax-exempt DIESEL Fuel
Effective December 1, 2014, the purchase of tax-exempt Diesel will be available at Biindigen ONLY. Purchases of exempt DIESEL fuel at the (Derrer) BP gas station next to Big Boy in Petoskey will be suspended after November 30th. This is so that we can monitor the usage on a daily basis as we are nearing the quota for tax-exempt Diesel fuel.

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Harbor Springs, MI 49740
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