Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians

7500 Odawa Circle
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
231.242.1400 / 1.866.652.5822



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 aawiing.  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, kanimaajiidonaa 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, miigo kina gwaya maampii enjibaad jiniigaanibizad.







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Latest News
07/16/2019 12:40 PM

Upcoming Meetings


07/16/19
AFC Meeting - 9:00 AM
Council Chambers - Agenda

Citizenship Comm. Mtg. - 1:00 PM
Room 312

07/19/19
Land and Reservation Committee Meeting - 9:00 AM
Council Chambers

OEDMI Meeting (In Person)

Election Board Work Session - 5:00 PM

07/20/19
Election Board Meeting - 9:00 AM


News


   Odawa Homecoming Pow Wow - August 10th & 11th


07/16/19 - The 32nd Annual Michigan Indian Family Olympics is amongst us!
We encourage you to participate, especially if you enjoy the following activities: Archery, Long Jump, Jump Rope and Fitness Circuit, Softball Throw, 3 Point Basketball Shot, Running/Walking, and Lacrosse Speed Shot! This is a great opportunity to promote health and wellness through fun, competitive, physical activities with other Michigan tribes!
Opening Ceremonies will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, July 19, 2019 at Central Michigan University’s Bennett Track & Field located at 1200 S. Franklin Street, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859.  Kindly plan ahead for the travel time to the MIFO location.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.
LTBB 2019 MIFO team incentives include paid lodging at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort in Mt. Pleasant, MI on Thursday, July 18, 2019, paid registration fees and a team t-shirt, along with breakfast and snacks/drinks during the Family Olympics. Soaring Eagle Waterpark bracelets have been purchased for those participating in this event!
LTBB MIFO team members will be responsible for transportation and expenses prior to and after the event and a hotel deposit of $50 per room for any amenities incurred during the hotel stay.
As in the past, we will need assistance with setting up and tearing down the LTBB team site.  All LTBB team members are responsible to keep the team site clean.  We do have Volunteer Positions available for LTBB team members.  Team members should arrive at the field by 9 a.m. to participate in the Opening Ceremonies and plan accordingly so you can participate in at least 4 events.  If you do not participate in at least 4 events, then you will be jeopardizing the opportunity to participate with LTBB next year.
Lodging is limited and provided on a first come, first serve basis.  Therefore, you will want to reserve your spot(s) as soon as possible.  We are requiring a minimum of 4 participants in each room and you must have 4 names when you are reserving the room.  Lodging arrangements can be made beginning Monday, June 3, 2019 until Friday, June 28, 2019 at 12 p.m., unless the allotted rooms are full prior to this date.  There will be a waiting list available if all the rooms are reserved.
The Registration Forms are attached.  Registration forms will be accepted beginning TODAY, Monday, June 3, 2019 until Friday, June 28, 2019.  You may mail Registration Forms to Little Traverse Bay Bands Community Health Department, 7500 Odawa Circle, Harbor Springs, MI  49740; or fax to (231)242-1717, Attn: Angeline Roberts; or send via email to ARoberts@LTBBODAWA-NSN.GOV.  If you register yourself or others within the timeframe mentioned above, it is your responsibility to contact me directly to ensure the registration is paid for by LTBB and to receive a team t-shirt.
2019 MIFO Registration Form | 2019 Age Group Breakdown | 2019 MIFO Event Map | 2019 Schedule of Events

07/16/19 - 2019 General Election Official Results

07/12/19 - Legislative Documents Posted for Comment Updated

07/03/19 - RFQ for Arch/Engineering Design Services for a Proposed Campground

07/01/19 - The Enrollment Office will be closed from 2-5 on Friday, July 19, 2019.

06/25/19 - 2019 Unofficial General Election Results

05/29/19 - It’s time for the new Summer Reading Challenge!
It begins June 1st and goes through July 22nd. Youth/Teen Registrations can also be emailed or called in. No registrations required for Adult BINGO. Please see attached forms.
Summer Reading Log 2019 | Registration Form 2019 | LTBB Adult BINGO

05/08/19 - Executive Documents for Comment Updated

04/30/19 - Motion made by Councilor Shananaquet and supported by Councilor McNamara to acknowladge and approve the statement below to Tribal Citizens.
Vote: 8 - Yes, 0 - No, 0 - Abstained, 1 – Absent (Councilor David Harrington) Motion carried.

Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians - Statement to Tribal Citizens:

Most of you are aware that the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians had a ransomware attack on our computers.  This type of attack does not collect and sell sensitive data, such as names, birthdates, social security numbers, addresses, or any other type of personal data.  Instead, the ransomware blocks large encrypted files, and attempts to hold the files hostage to exact a ransom payment.
We have engaged an outside cyber security firm to help us investigate this incident and safely resume operations.  About 80% of the computer servers have been investigated to date uncovering no evidence that any data has been extracted from the Tribal systems.  The firm will continue to assess the remaining servers until completion of their forensic investigation.  We will let you know if we find any evidence that sensitive data has been taken.
While this investigation has been going on, we have been able to gradually get our computer systems back up and running, but there are still some services that are not running at full capacity.
We expect the Tribal Operations to be at 100% in the next few weeks.  If you have any questions about any Tribal Government service or program, we encourage you to call the Department directly.
Miigwech for your patience and understanding.

04/08/19 - 2020 LTBB Proposed Budget

03/05/19 - Traditional Tribal Burial Board Corporate Charter, Inc.
Tribal Council is looking to fill the balance of a 4-yr term from Term ending-September 19, 2021 on 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.
121015 Burial Board Corporate Charter Document | 2009-018 Tradtional Tribal Burial Grounds

10/30/18 - ODAWA AVIATION CORPORATE CHARTER
Aanii Citizens!  Tribal Council is looking to fill the following positions on its corporate charters:

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 assigned 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

09/07/18 - LTBB NRD CWD Emergency Regulations for the 1836 Treaty Ceded Territory of Michigan Effective: 8-28-18
CWD Core Area: means the 5-County Core CWD Area which includes Ionia, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, and Newaygo counties all within the 1836 Treaty Area.
Full Memo | Map

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


 

 

 


 

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7500 Odawa Circle
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
231.242.1400
1.866.652.5822
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