LTBB COVID-19 Vaccine Information Line

(231) 242-1780

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

Gaming Regulatory Commission Meeting
Jan 19 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Meeting Dates – All at 911 Spring st. @ 5:30pm unless a zoom meeting.

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Meeting ID: 587 469 0227

Passcode: 125660

Tribal Council Meeting
Jan 20 @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
2023 Budget Formulation Process
Jan 21 @ 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Post to Tribal Website and distribute to Branches / Departments approved 2023
Budget Formulation Process calendar
(December 7, 2021 AFC Mtg; December 16, 2021 TC Mtg)
AFC – Motion to recommend to Tribal Council to approve the 2022
Budget Formulation Process Calendar.
TC – Motion to approve the 2023 Budget Formulation Process Calendar.

Gaming Authority Work Session
Jan 22 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Gaming Authority Meeting
Jan 22 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Important Information

Latest News

  • Free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests:

    Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests (4 per household). The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. - Free at-home COVID-19 tests

  • Aanii!

    The new year rolls on and we continue to deal with the staggering affects that the COVID-19 crisis has on us all. In Community Health we are working on some new projects that we are very excited about. A newsletter for patients living with diabetes will be created monthly to provide guidance and support regarding different health concerns. The intention was to mail out newsletters to all tribal members living with diabetes. But, COVID had other plans and we are going forward this month with an emailed newsletter.

    The Newsletter can be read here...


  • 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 29, 2022.  Employees must follow Phase 2.5 and continue to follow the extra safety precautions that were administered on November 11, 2021:

  • The Form 4013: Resident Tribal Member Annual Sales Tax Credit is now available for the 2021 tax year.
    The form is not automatically being mailed out, however a mailed or emailed copy can be requested by contacting the LTBB Department of Commerce at 231-242-1584 or

  • PRC just wanted to let everyone know that our phone lines are extremely busy as we are finally able to issue reference numbers for the new year. Patients who call will likely receive our voicemail. If you are one of them, please leave your name, number, date of birth, and a detailed message, and we will return your call in the order it was received. If you have an approved appointment outside of the Mina Mskiki Gumik today, rest assured you will receive a reference number, so long as your file is complete with our program.

  • From: Leroy Shomin, Tribal Council Treasurer
    Date: 12-08-2021
    Re: Living Wage for January 1, 2022

    Per Tribal Resolution #102619-05 Promotion of a Living Wage, the calculations for the Living Wage are as follows:
    According to for 2021, Fair Market Rent for a two-bedroom
    apartment in Emmet County...