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 

12/21/18 - On December 20, 2018 Tribal Council made the following motion:
Motion made by Councilor David Harrington and supported by Treasurer Reyes to declare a vacant seat on Tribal Council. Notice shall be posted in the Tribal government administration building and on the Tribal Website. Applications shall be received in the Legislative Office by January 22, 2019, Tribal Council will conduct interviews of all applicants at their January 24, 2019 Work Session. The selection to appoint an individual shall be made on January 26, 2019. Vote: 8-Yes, 1-absent (Councilor Wemigwase)
The appointment is to fill the remainder of a 4-year term ending in 2021. All members of the Tribal Council receive reasonable compensation governed by statute. The following are the constitutional qualifications:
1.     Members of the Tribal Council shall be Little Traverse Bands of Odawa Indians members at least eighteen (18) years of age.
2.     No person shall be sworn in as a Tribal Council member if he or she is employed by the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Tribal government, as described in Article XV (A)(2).
3.     No person shall serve as a Tribal Council member within seven (7) years of completion of a sentence or probation upon being convicted of a felony, unless such conviction has been vacated or overturned.
Letters of Interest and Resume’s may also be received at:  tribalcounciladmin@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov
Appointment for a Vacant Seat on Tribal Council-approved 01-13-18

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 by the January 7, 2019 deadline.
Statute | Charter

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:

VACANT

 

 

 

         

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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