Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians

COVID-19 Information And Cancellations

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 following us on Facebook and check in regularly on our COVID-19 page. Please be well and follow all CDC best practices for protecting health during this pandemic.

LTBB COVID-19 Vaccine Information Line

(231) 242-1780


Contact us to sign up to get the vaccine as it becomes available and to get your questions answered.
The information line is staffed during LTBB Government hours.

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
Mar 1 @ 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM
Gaming Regulatory Commission Meeting
Mar 3 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Land and Reservation Committee Meeting
Mar 5 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Via Zoom

Election Board Work Session
Mar 5 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Election Board Meeting
Mar 6 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Important Information

Latest News

  • Phase II of the COVID-19 Reopening Plan for the LTBB Government is being extended to Saturday, March 27, 2021....

  • The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (LTBB) Tribal Court is seeking a summer judicial clerk. This will be an unpaid clerkship unless the candidate receives payment through an external source. LTBB is an Indian tribe located in Emmet County, Michigan. The Tribe’s Reservation encompasses the beautiful waters of Little Traverse Bay and Lake Michigan. The Tribal Court is......

  • LTBB is beginning to vaccinate Priority 10, which is all LTBB Citizens, all Native Americans, all Tribal & Tribal employee household members, and all Tribal Community members, including Natives and non-Natives.   To get on the vaccine scheduling list, please email or call our COVID-19 Vaccine Information Line at (231) 242-1780....

  • The Enrollment staff is in the process of mailing post cards in preparation of the 2021 Tribal Directory. 2021 Tribal Directory Announcement Form...

  • The Election Board is seeking two community members to serve as official Poll Sitters for the 2021 Election Days. Qualified applicants must be at least 18 years of age and cannot be LTBB Tribal Members or related to any election candidates. Details and application are available on the Election Board webpage....

  • Call to Election packet mailing are available on the Election Board webpage The Call to Election Packet includes: LTBB 2021 Call to Election Notice Nomination Application Nomination Petition Criminal Background Authorization Form Candidate Financial Disclosure Form Candidate Statement Guidelines for 2021 and a Voter Registration Form....

  • Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019.

  • Aanii Citizens, As the Executive recommendation for the Tribal Government building is to limit as much in person contact time in office as possible the Tribal Council Office will function in full service offsite as staff works from home. Please know that our staff is fully equipped to continue to provide the best communication and services on behalf of our......