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
02/17/2020 2:26 PM

Upcoming Meetings
Full Calendar

Tribal Council Work Session - 9:00 AM
Council Chambers - Agenda

Citizenship Commission Meeting - 1:00 PM

Gaming Regulatory Commission Meeting - 5:30 PM
911 Spring St.

Tribal Council Meeting - 9:00 AM
Council Chambers

Gaming Authority Work Session - 9:00 AM
Gaming Authority Meeting - 10:00 AM
Superior Conference Odawa Hotel


02/13/2020 - Unfortunately, due to bouts of illness at youth services, tomorrow’s storytelling event has been cancelled.
We will update everyone with a rescheduled date when/if we can coordinate one.
Stay warm and stay healthy this weekend. Miigwech.

02/10/2020 - Legislative Documents Posted for Comment Updated

02/03/2020 - It’s the last month to join Mzinigangamik’s Reading Challenge! Read for your chance to enter a prize drawing. There will be a bonus drawing for all readers who have turned in a blackout BINGO (filled in completely) during ANY months of Mzinigangamik’s BINGO Reading Challenge. Please call 231-242-1487 with any questions.
February Kids BINGO | February Teens-Adults BINGO

01/24/2020 - Stockbridge-Munsee Community Remembers Bob Chicks
BOWLER, WISCONSIN (January 24, 2020). The Stockbridge-Munsee Community suffered a loss when Robert “Bob” Chicks died on January 23, 2020. In remembrance of his past service as a Tribal President and a Councilmember, the Stockbridge-Munsee Community has ordered that flags be flown at half-staff from January 23, 2020 to the time of burial service. Continue...

01/10/2020 - 26th Annual Anishinaabemowin-teg Conference
“Moving Forward in the Language”
March 26, 27, 28, 2020
Alogma University
Sault Ste. Marie, ONTARIO CANADA
LTBB GALD will be selecting 4 language students to attend the conference by
an application process* to inspire language learning participants.
Hotel/Lodging & Perdiem paid for by Aankwadong Project.
Ateg Application

01/06/2020 - Executive Documents for Comment Updated

12/23/19 - Regretfully for us, delightfully for them, due to the elders lunches being increased to Tues-Weds-Thurs and the kitchen area not being available, Cooking Classes are being cancelled for now until we come up with a new plan.  Please stay tuned.

12/16/19 - Per Tribal Resolution #102619-05 Promotion of a Living Wage, the calculations for the Living Wage are as follows...
Living Wage for January 1, 2020 Memo

12/09/19 - FAQ for the Medicare premium reimbursement program.

10/16/19 - On Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 2:37 p.m. Legislative Leader Emily Proctor authorized a Tribal Council Emergency Phone poll for Supplemental funding to the Natural Resources Department in the amount of $150,000.00 to cover the costs associated for engineering and placement of large rocks and boulders along 400 ft of shoreline to protect from further erosion along our property on 9-Mile Point.  Elevated Lake Michigan water levels and global warming have contributed to severe storms across our region causing damage along Michigan’s lakeshores.
Reason for Emergency Phone Poll: Motion to adopt Tribal Resolution Natural Resources Department Request for Supplemental Funding in the Amount of $150,000 to come from General Fund-Fund Balance.
Phone Poll Vote: 9 Yes, 0 No, 0 Abstained, 0 Absent
Comments: none
Motion carried.
TR Natural Resources Dept Supplemental Funding in the Amount of $150000

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






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Harbor Springs, MI 49740
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