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Executive Emergency Order

In coordination and consultation with Tribal Council, to protect the health and safety of Tribal citizens and the public, I declare a State of Emergency to address the COVID-19 pandemic effective immediately to remain in place until further notice. Read Full Order…

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A Tribal History

The Tribe

On Sept. 21, 1994, the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (LTBB) was federally reaffirmed with the signing of Public Law 103-324. The Tribe is governed by a nine member Tribal Council who serve staggered terms. The Tribe has over 4,000 members with a large number living within Charlevoix and Emmet Counties. The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians presently employs over 100 full and part-time employees. The historically delineated reservation area, located in the north-western part of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, encompasses approximately 336 square miles of land within the two counties. The largest communities within the reservation boundaries are Petoskey, Harbor Springs, and Charlevoix.

LTBB Mission Statement

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 aawiyiing.  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, kanamaajiidonaa 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, mii go kina gwaya maampii enjibaad jiniigaanibizad.

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Upcoming Meetings & Events

Jul
24
Sat
Burial Board Meeting
Jul 24 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Via ZOOM

Contact the Burial Board at burialboard@ltbbtribalburial.org for Zoom link and password.

Jul
26
Mon
OEAHC Regular Meeting
Jul 26 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
OEAHC Work Session
Jul 26 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Jul
29
Thu
Special Tribal Council Meeting
Jul 29 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

072921 TC Spec Mtg Agenda

In accordance with policy, the following shall be posted five (5) days prior to a Special Tribal Council Meeting be conducted:

Motion made by Councilor Marty Van De Car and supported by Councilor Melissa Pamp to hold a Special Tribal Council Meeting to be held on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. to discuss Odawa Economic Development Management, Inc., the Energy Improvement Program (PACE) financing, and Waganakising Odawak Statute # 2021-002 Tribally Accepted Accounting Practice Statute requirements.
Vote: 8 – Yes, 0 – No, 0 – Abstained, 1 – Absent (Secretary Julie Shananaquet)

Motion carries.

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  • 072921 TC Spec Mtg Agenda
    In accordance with policy, the following shall be posted five (5) days prior to a Special Tribal Council Meeting be conducted:
    Motion made by Councilor Marty Van De Car and supported by Councilor Melissa Pamp to hold a Special Tribal Council Meeting to be held on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. to discuss Odawa Economic Development Management, Inc., the Energy Improvement Program (PACE) financing, and Waganakising Odawak Statute # 2021-002 Tribally Accepted Accounting Practice Statute requirements.
    Vote: 8 - Yes, 0 - No, 0 - Abstained, 1 - Absent (Secretary Julie Shananaquet)
    Motion carries.
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  • Through your participation in the Walmart Healthy Nutrition and or the MI Tribal Food Access Coalition Projects, we have compiled a set of resources for each month in 2021.  The resources are focused on healthier eating using ingredients that may either be found at your local grocery store, farmer’s market, or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) site.
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  • The LTBB Department of Commerce is excited to share that we have arranged for a free small business development workshop to take place August 23rd-24th, 2021.
    Training will be provided by RedWind and items on the agenda include: business planning, entrepreneurial skills and knowledge, marketing, record keeping, tools for financial management, and other business-related topics.
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  • Here is the list of those who were awarded the $2,500 Grants from N.S.C.D.I. FARM program.
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  • As tribal communities begin to open up and host Pow Wows, it’s important that we protect ourselves against COVID-19. We encourage every individual to get the vaccine in order to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their Elders.
    Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is essential for our health and safety, the safety of our communities, and the protection of our knowledge keepers and culture for current and future generations. Watch this new Healing Song, written and performed by Woodland Stream, a Native American youth drum group:
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  • The Detroit Tigers, in partnership with Karmanos Cancer Institute, will continue the tradition of raising awareness and uniting our community at Pink Out the Park at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, when the Tigers face the Texas Rangers at Comerica Park.
    Breast cancer survivors are invited to attend the game for FREE! Eligible patients and survivors may claim up to four complimentary tickets to the game. CLICK HERE to claim your free tickets. Use the code POKCI to unlock your tickets.
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