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 

07/09/18 - Tribal Council is looking to fill the following Gaming Enterprise Board terms:
(2) positions where the 3-year terms have already expired.
(2) positions whose terms will expire on September 3, 2018.
(1) position whose term will expire on September 30, 2018.
Waganakising Odawak Statute 2015-009 mandates that the purpose of the Board is to monitor, and provide oversight, and direction regarding the management of the Odawa Casino Resort. The Board is charged with maximizing both the Revenues and associated EBITDA while also maximizing employment opportunities for Tribal Citizens. The Board shall consist of persons with business and gaming experience, including both Tribal Citizens and others. 
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
To serve on the Gaming Enterprise Board a person must possess the following seven (7) minimum qualifications and must be licensed under the Tribe’s Gaming Regulatory Ordinance.
Associate or Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Finance, or Hospitality; or in a related discipline; and
Either:
A minimum of three (3) years successful work experience in a senior management position in the field of business administration, public administration, hotel management, accounting, finance or law, preferably with specialized knowledge and expertise relevant to the gaming industry; or
A minimum of six (6) years of gaming work experience; and

  • Leadership qualities, shows good judgment, is approachable and team oriented; and
  • No person can serve on the Gaming Enterprise Board who is an elected official of LTBB;
  • No person can serve on the Gaming Enterprise Board who is employed by any Gaming Enterprise of LTBB; and
  • No person shall serve as a Gaming Enterprise Board member, 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; and
  • No person shall serve as a Gaming Enterprise Board member 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.

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.

06/05/18 - Tribal Council is looking to fill 4-yr term from September 21, 2018 - September 21, 2022 for the Traditional Tribal Burial Board Corporate Charter, Inc. The purpose of this Corporation is to manage the Traditional Tribal Burial Grounds as provided by Waganakising Odawak Statute 2009-018 Traditional Tribal Burial Grounds, through approved regulations, as a self-sustaining non-profit entity.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your cover letter and resume’ to the Legislative Office 7500 Odawa Circle Harbor Springs MI 49740.

02/05/18
Tribal Council is looking to fill (2) positions on the Gaming Enterprise Board for a 3-year Term each.

The purpose of the Board is to monitor, and provide oversight, and direction regarding the management of the Odawa Casino Resort. The Board is charged with maximizing both the Revenues and associated EBITDA while also maximizing employment opportunities for Tribal Citizens. The Board shall consist of persons with business and gaming experience, including both Tribal Citizens and others. 
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
To serve on the Gaming Enterprise Board a person must possess the following seven (7) minimum qualifications and must be licensed under the Tribe’s Gaming Regulatory Ordinance.

  1. Associate or Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Finance, or Hospitality; or in a related discipline; and
  2. Either:
    1. A minimum of three (3) years successful work experience in a senior management position in the field of business administration, public administration, hotel management, accounting, finance or law, preferably with specialized knowledge and expertise relevant to the gaming industry; or
    2. A minimum of six (6) years of gaming work experience; and
  3. Leadership qualities, shows good judgment, is approachable and team oriented; and
  4. No person can serve on the Gaming Enterprise Board who is an elected official of LTBB;
  5. No person can serve on the Gaming Enterprise Board who is employed by any Gaming Enterprise of LTBB; and
  6. No person shall serve as a Gaming Enterprise Board member, 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; and
  7. No person shall serve as a Gaming Enterprise Board member 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.

If interested, please submit a letter of interest and resume’ to the Legislative Office at the above address.


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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