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 V passed on 04/05/2022

*Use this form ONLY for the IV COVID-19 Financial Impact Relief Payment passed on 10/21/2021

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.

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

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Tribal Council Meeting
Aug 11 @ 9:00 AM

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Aug 11 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
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Aug 11 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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Latest News

Road to Healing Tour

 

The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians’ Executive and Legislative leaders have been working with the Department of Interior staff to coordinate and host the Michigan-based segment of the Road to Healing Tour, an initiative to bring awareness and healing to Indigenous communities impacted by boarding school experiences.

The listening session will begin at 10 AM on Saturday, August 13th, at Pellston Public Schools. Survivors and their families are invited to attend and share their experiences.

Trauma-informed support will be available onsite.

Click here for more details….

The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Announces Receipt of $5 Million Dollar Indian Housing Block Grant.

 

The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (LTBB) is pleased to announce that they have been selected as a recipient of a $5,000,000 competitive Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) award from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Press Release $5 Million Dollar IHBG Award Announcement

LTBB FONSI and RROF IHBG Competitive Project

NEPA HUD Part-58-EA-Mtigwakis Housing Project

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    There is a recipe for Minoomin and Berries and the Minoomin Giizis Challenge Calendar are both attached.  

    This month’s moon challenge - Take the 28 - encourages including breakfast every day during the remainder of the moon – but if breakfast is a new practice for you, we are hoping that you can get breakfast at least 4 days in the next four weeks and that they are in some kind of a row.   

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    Take a peek at this video where our very own Mindy Taylor, Community Health Manager, takes you on a tour through our portion of the garden! https://youtu.be/Oyvr4MFKqaM

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  • We have received several inquiries about the Home Grown project that has been provided to the Community in the past. Please read the attached photo with our plan for this year. We are waiting for the yellow light to turn green to get picking.

    We will post days and times very soon. We are excited for the new partnership with Mshko 'Ode Farms and hope you are too.

    If you should have any questions or concerns, contact Community Health at (231)242-1601 for questions.

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  • Due to the decrease in cases in the area, we are going back to normal operations. Masks are not required indoors for staff and guests but are available if anyone would be more comfortable wearing one in the workplace. We will continue to follow our regular COVID-19 protocols for normal LTBB government operations. The Emergency Management Team “EMT” will meet bi-weekly and if there are any changes to protocols moving forward we will send an update to all staff as soon as possible.

    Everyone please continue to do your part with the 2 W’s (Wash your hands & Watch your distance) whenever possible in the workplace.

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