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
05/22/2019 6:29 PM

Upcoming Meetings


05/22/19
Gaming Regulatory Commission Meeting Meeting - 5:30 PM
911 Spring St

Natural Resource Commission Meeting - 6:00 PM
Natural Resource Department Conference Room

05/23/19
Tribal Council Meeting - 9:00 AM
Council Chambers - Agenda

05/24/19
OEDMI Meeting (conference call)


News


05/21/19 - 2019 Primary Election Official Results

05/14/19 - RFQ for Strategic Plan Final - Closing 06/10/19

05/10/19 - Legislative Documents Posted for Comment Updated

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

04/02/19

03/12/19 - Aanii Citizens!  Tribal Council is looking to fill the following positions on its American Indigenous Sovereign Funds Corporate Charter. A general purpose financial services company that will process financial transactions for entities doing business within the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Reservation or any state within the jurisdiction of the United States of America,  to enable the receipt and processing of funds derived from state and/or Tribal Legalized marijuana sales. The board of directors shall consist of three (3) to five (5) Tribal Citizens appointed by Tribal Council.
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. Or email to tribalcounciladmin@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov

03/08/19

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

02/28/19 - Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) 2019 is now OPEN.

02/27/19 - ATTENTION Tribal Citizens
Fuel & Tobacco exempted purchases are only available to ltbb tribal citizens for their own vehicles or consumption. ltbb citizens are not allowed to utilize their sales tax exemption for non-ltbb citizens or non-ltbb owned businesses! making tax-exempt purchases for non-ltbb citizens or businesses violates the tax agreement and may also violate applicable law.  store clerks have the right to deny any and all tax-exempt purchases that they have reasonable cause to believe are made for a non-tribal citizen or for the business/commercial vehicle of a citizen’s employer.  YOU WILL THEN BE CHARGED THE FULL PRICE FOR FUEL AND TOBACCO PURCHASES.
All citizens must REMAIN present during the entire transaction.

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 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

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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