Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians

7500 Odawa Circle
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
231.242.1400 / 1.866.652.5822

TRIBAL COUNCIL and LEGISLATIVE OFFICE


News 

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
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

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

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.


As the most respected leaders, the Tribal Council will represent membership by acknowledging the cultural values of Wisdom, Love, Respect, Bravery, Honesty, Humility and Truth. We will exhibit the highest level of integrity and fairness while representing the needs of the entire Tribe. We will provide objective leadership while being held accountable to make fair and informed decisions. We will strengthen government to government relations by enacting legislation further protecting Tribal Sovereignty.

Legislative Branch consists of the Tribal Council, and Committees of the Tribal Council, the Legal Department (General Counsel, Legislative Services Attorney, Office of Citizens Assistance and the Executive Legal Department Assistant), the Department of the Treasury (Treasury Director and Sr., Financial Analyst) and the Legislative Office Staff assists Tribal Council and those Departments and Entities contained therein with the duties based on constitutional mandates, statutes, resolutions, regulations, and policies as well as any other duties as assigned necessary to exercise Tribal jurisdiction, civil and criminal authority and the regulation of commerce.

LTBB Constitution
2010-017 Constitutionally Mandated Compensation for Tribal Council Members
WOS 2012-018 Succession Plan for Officers of Tribal Council
2014-002 Amend WOS 2012-018 Succession Plan for Officers of TC
2015-014 Open Meetings of the Tribal Council

 

Legislative Branch Contact List

Title

Name

Contact #

Email

Term
Expires

Legislative Leader:

Fred Harrington

 

fharrington@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov

2021

Tribal Secretary:
WOS 2012-017 Tribal Secretary Responsibilities

Tamara Kiogima

231-330-7156

tkiogima@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov

2021

Tribal Treasurer:
2014-001 Tribal Treasurer Responsibilities

Marci R. Reyes

231-881-1711

mreyes@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov

2021

Tribal Council:

Frank Bernard

231-420-5579

fbernard@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov

2019

Tribal Council:

Julie Shananaquet

231-838-8638

jshananaquet@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov

2021

Tribal Council:

David Harrington

231-758-7117

dharrington@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov

2019

Tribal Council:

Dexter McNamara

231-881-2307

dmmcnamara@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov

2019

Tribal Council:

Emily Proctor

231-330-2934

eproctor@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov

2019

Tribal Council:

Shanna Wemigwase

231-268-1089

swemigwase@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov

2021

         

Legislative Services Attorney:
2006-022 Office of the Legislative Services Attorney

Donna Budnick

231-242-1424

dbudnick@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov

 

General Counsel:
WOS 2011-008 Enjinaaknegeng
2014-008 Amendment to WOS 2011-008 Enjinaaknegeng

Executive Legal Assistant:
Public Document Officer for Legislative Branch

James Bransky

Su Lantz

231-241-1407

231-242-1407

jbransky@chartermi.net

slantz@ltbbodawa-nsn-gov 

 

Office of Citizens Legal Assistance:
WOS 2012-006 Office of Citizens Legal Assistance

Cherie Dominic

(231) 242-1433 cdominic@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov

 

Senior Financial Analyst:
2016-005 Office of Finance and Revenue

Rachel Cope

(231) 242-1409

rcope@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov

 

Legislative Office Manager:

Michele Portman-LaCount

231-242-1404

mlacount@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov

 

Administrative Assistant:

Linda Gokee

231-242-1403

tribalcounciladmin@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov

 

Deputy Tribal Historic Preservation Officer:

Melissa Wiatrolik

231-242-1408

mwiatrolik@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov

 

Tribal Historic Preservation Officer and
Native American Graves Protection Repatriation Officer

2014-013 Tribal Historic Preservation Office

Wesley Andrews

231-670-0713

wandrews@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov

 

         

7500 Odawa Circle, Harbor Springs, MI 49740
Contact Number: Toll Free - 866-927-0077
Fax Number: 231-242-1416
Email: tribalcouncil@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov

     
     
     
     

 

 


 

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7500 Odawa Circle
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
231.242.1400
1.866.652.5822
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