COVID-19 Financial Impact Relief IV (Newest)

LTBB COVID-19 Vaccine Information Line

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COVID-19 Financial Impact Relief Applications

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

*Use this form ONLY for the first COVID-19 Financial Impact Relief Payment passed on 06/10/2021

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…


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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.

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

Burial Board Work Session
Dec 9 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM


OEAHC Special Meeting
Dec 9 @ 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

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Dec 11 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
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Dec 13 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Important Information

Latest News

  • Due to the continued COVID-19 case level in our area, Phase 2.5 (Attached) and all the current safety precautions that have been put in place is now extended to Saturday, January 16, 2022.  Employees must follow Phase 2.5 and the following extra safety precautions that were administered on November 11, 2021:

  • Aanii Kina Gwaya,

    As we approach the holiday season and gather with our families the LTBB Odawa Health Clinic would like to encourage everyone to gather as safely as possible given the rise in COVID-19 cases in Northern Michigan and our Tribe. Vaccinations are our number one tool to help fight this virus and to protect ourselves, our families, and our Odawa Tribe. This is followed by layered prevention. It is encouraged that we practice the Nswi Ws: Wear a mask, even indoors with family gathering, Wash hands before and after eating, and Watch our distance. If anyone is sick, please stay home to rest and heal, and see if a family member can bring you a plate of food. Consider Zoom/Facetime as a means to meet in a safe way.

  • We continue to see an uptick in COVID-19 cases in the tribal community and the community at large.  In order to provide the safest workplace environment possible while also providing services to our community we are going to scale back our “in-person” staffing in the buildings for the next two weeks.  We are also hoping the scale back will help with decreasing the chances of spreading the virus among staff and the community after our Thanksgiving holiday gatherings.  We will continue to stay in Phase 2.5 of the Reopening Plan.

  • Aanii Odawak, Anishinaabek! COVID-19 booster vaccines have been available now for the past 2 weeks for adults ages 18 years and older. What an opportunity for our people to keep us all safe from COVID-19. Our LTBB Odawa Health Department is prioritizing booster shots for our elders, those with health conditions that place them at higher risks, and front line workers first.  Please be patient as we work through these lists.

  • Due the closure of the Administration Building Enrollment asks that all Address Change and other requests be sent via email to The reception of US Mail and faxes will be extremely delayed during the closure (until November 8).

  • This program will provide a one-time COVID-19 Financial Impact Relief payment to LTBB adult Tribal Citizens up to one thousand five hundred dollars ($1500.00) payment...