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.
10/02/19 - It’s time for Mzinigangamik’s Reading Challenge! It begins this month, with a new BINGO reading challenge each month through February 2020. Read for your chance to enter a prize drawing. Please call 231-242-1487 with any questions. October Kids BINGO | October Teens-Adults BINGO
08/16/19 - Publication Notice
In accordance with WOS #2006-001, Notice is hereby given that a Petition has been filed, LTBB of Odawa Indians Tribal Court Case No: NC-017-0719 and Tribal Court Ordered that Mary Beth Forbes has legally changed her name to Maanii Tall Cloud. This notice will be published in the Odawa Trails newsletter for two (2) consecutive months and on the Tribe’s website.
Date: August 16, 2019
04/30/19 - Motion made by Councilor Shananaquet and supported by Councilor McNamara to acknowladge and approve the statement below to Tribal Citizens.
Vote: 8 - Yes, 0 - No, 0 - Abstained, 1 – Absent (Councilor David Harrington) Motion carried.
Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians - Statement to Tribal Citizens:
Most of you are aware that the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians had a ransomware attack on our computers. This type of attack does not collect and sell sensitive data, such as names, birthdates, social security numbers, addresses, or any other type of personal data. Instead, the ransomware blocks large encrypted files, and attempts to hold the files hostage to exact a ransom payment.
We have engaged an outside cyber security firm to help us investigate this incident and safely resume operations. About 80% of the computer servers have been investigated to date uncovering no evidence that any data has been extracted from the Tribal systems. The firm will continue to assess the remaining servers until completion of their forensic investigation. We will let you know if we find any evidence that sensitive data has been taken.
While this investigation has been going on, we have been able to gradually get our computer systems back up and running, but there are still some services that are not running at full capacity.
We expect the Tribal Operations to be at 100% in the next few weeks. If you have any questions about any Tribal Government service or program, we encourage you to call the Department directly.
Miigwech for your patience and understanding.
09/07/18 - LTBB NRD CWD Emergency Regulations for the 1836 Treaty Ceded Territory of MichiganEffective: 8-28-18 CWD Core Area: meansthe 5-County Core CWD Area which includes Ionia, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, and Newaygo counties all within the 1836 Treaty Area. Full Memo | Map