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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.

Upcoming Meetings & Events

OEDMI Meeting – Call
Jun 21 @ 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM
OEAHC Work Session
Jun 21 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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Jun 22 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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Jun 23 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
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Jun 24 @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Important Information

Latest News

  • As we approach the General Election on June 28, 2021, it has been brought to the Election Board’s attention that there are two candidates running for office who fall under the “immediate family” classification as defined by the Constitution in Article III E.

  • Phase III of the LTBB COVID-19 Re-Opening Plan has been extended an additional week to Saturday, July 3, 2021.

  • Several LTBB Departments are seeking to dispose of surplus equipment they have. In accordance with WAGANAKISING ODAWAK STATUTE 2012-015 ASSET DISPOSITION, the departments previously offered first right of refusal to all LTBB Governmental Departments and Enterprises on the surplus equipment listed below.  No department expressed an interest in the equipment.  We will now offer them to LTBB Tribal Citizens and public by way of sealed bid.

  • In accordance with Tribal law Waganakising Odawak Statute 2015-014 Open Meetings of the Tribal Council, “Public” means Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Tribal Citizens and their immediate family members.
    All others excluding official business of Tribal employees, and appointed officials who request attendance at any Tribal Council meeting must contact a Tribal Councilor who shall forward such request to all of the Tribal Council members.

  • The LTBB Department of Commerce is gauging interest to see how many Citizens would be interested in attending an entrepreneurship workshop this summer.

    The content goes beyond the “how to” for a business and instead covers broad entrepreneurial topics such as: do you really want to be an entrepreneur, what makes your businesses different than other businesses, business plans, etc. The workshop would be provided through RedWind Consulting, and funded by the Small Business Administration (SBA), and the training material is through ONABEN. There would be no cost to participants and lunch will be provided.

  • Community Health is excited to announce that the Native Way Health and Wellness Center has reopened! But there are some changes due to COVID restrictions.  Please read carefully about the changes.