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LTBB COVID-19 Vaccine Information Line

(231) 242-1780

covidvaccine@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov

If you are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine or booster please call the LTBB Health Department at 231-242-1780.

The COVID-19 vaccine is currently approved for those 5 years and up.

COVID-19 Financial Impact Relief Applications

*Use this form ONLY for COVID-19 Financial Impact Relief Payment VI passed on 04/21/2023

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…

Please stay up to date regarding updates to our business status by checking back here and following us on Facebook . Please be well and follow all CDC best practices for protecting health during this pandemic.

Crooked Tree Wellness Clinic

(231) 242-1760

Website: https://ctwc.health

Crooked Tree Wellness Clinic is open and accepting patients!  Anyone who has Medicaid as primary insurance is eligible to be seen at CTWC!

Appointments available for Native and non-Native people.

Tribal Citizens, if you have family members or friends who are on Medicaid and in need of medical services, please tell them about Crooked Tree Wellness Center.

Crooked Tree Wellness Center has appointments available  Monday – Thursday, 7:20 am – 4:30 pm.

Phone number is:  231-242-1760.

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

Jun
6
Tue
Tribal Council Work Session
Jun 6 @ 9:00 AM

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Gaming Regulatory Commission Meeting @ 911 Spring St
Jun 6 @ 5:30 PM

All meeting held at 911 Spring St. Petoskey.

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Jun
7
Wed
Traditional Healer Services – Joseph Syrette
Jun 7 @ 9:00 AM

To schedule, please contact LTBB Behavioral Health at (231) 242 – 1640.

Elder’s Commission Meeting
Jun 7 @ 5:00 PM

Meeting held in Room 312

Ziibimijwang Inc. Board Meeting
Jun 7 @ 6:00 PM

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Jun
8
Thu
Traditional Healer Services – Joseph Syrette
Jun 8 @ 9:00 AM

To schedule, please contact LTBB Behavioral Health at (231) 242 – 1640.

Important Information

Latest News

12/22/2022

Living Wage Memo Effective 01/01/2023

Per Tribal Resolution #102619-05 Promotion of a Living Wage, the calculations for the Living Wage are as follows:
Living Wage Memo effective 010123

04/24/2023

ACH Payment Option

The Accounting Department will now offer ACH payments for those interested in participating. The transition to ACH will begin shortly for those who choose to participate.

If you elect the ACH payment option, an Electronics Funds Transfer (EFT) Authorization Form will need to be completed. This form will be found in the Forms Directory at https://ltbbodawa-nsn.gov/ under the Accounting tab.

Please complete all information on the Electronic Funds Transfer Authorization Form, review the Electronic Payment Terms and Conditions, sign and email to accountspayable@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov .

Forms can also be mailed to LTBB Accounts Payable at 7500 Odawa Circle, Harbor Springs, MI 49740

Electronic Funds Transfer Authorization Form

03/31/2023

Important Information Regarding Medicaid Renewals

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government declared a public health emergency (PHE) and paused the Medicaid renewal process until now. During the renewal process, the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services will check to see if you are still eligible for free or low-cost Medicaid coverage. You may need to fill out a renewal form to keep your coverage. If you need to complete a renewal form one will be mailed out to you by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services based on your individual renewal date.

WHAT TO DO NOW:
1. Update your address, phone number, and email address.

2. Report any changes to your household or income.

3. Check your mail or text messages for a renewal packet.

To update your information and learn more about filling out your renewal forms, visit michigan.gov/mibridges .

WHAT TO DO IF YOU RECEIVE A RENEWAL PACKET:
Fill out and sign your forms and return them by the scheduled due date with any proof the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services may need. Please be advised if you do not complete your renewal, you may lose your Medicaid coverage.

Questions? Call Abigail Dawson, PRC Benefits Assistant at the LTBB Health Department at 231-242-1752 during business hours, or call the State of MI Beneficiary Help Line at 1-800-642-3195 (TTY: 1-866-501-5656), Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 7:00 pm.

To learn more, go to https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/end-phe

03/08/2023

Election Board Information

Election Board email address is:
ElectionBoard@LtbbElectionBoard.org
Physical location of office:
1483 US 31 North
Petoskey, Mich.
Mailing Address is:
P.O. Box 160
Conway, MI  49722
All Information and Forms are posted on the webpage:
https://ltbbodawa-nsn.gov/election-board/

02/10/2023

Second Street & Mtigwaakiis Housing Developments

View Second Street & Mtigwaakiis Presentation in PDF

Mtigwaakiis (Murray Housing)
  • To shorten the current NAHASDA waiting list
  • Design 38 units in 4 apartment complexes; 4 units ADA compliant
    • 1 or 2 Bedroom units & Efficiency
  • Funded by Indian Housing Block Grant; 5 Million awarded with 1 Million LTBB contribution
  • Build up to 38 units based on construction costs
Historic Indian Town (Second St)
  • A place for Elder’s to come home to
  • Elder’s units will be close but separate from Multi-Generational units
  • Socialization for Elder’s units
  • American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funded
  • Building 6 Elder’s units with 2 Multi-Generational Townhouses

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