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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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.
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As you may all know, Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians has been extremely fortunate to be partnering with GLITEC (Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center) for a grant sub-award from the CDC’s Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country program. This is a great opportunity for the Community Health Department to continue our efforts in providing the necessary education to live a healthy life! There are numerous opportunities within this sub-award to improve the well being of our community!
Government operations has extended Phase II of the reopening plan to Saturday, May 29th, 2021.
The extension was made due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in our area and the State of Michigan. It continues to be our priority to protect the health and welfare of our citizens, staff, and community.
Although we continue in Phase II, government services continue to be available to the community via electronic, via phone, via postal mail, and in-person by appointment.
Our LTBB Vaccine Clinic was a great success!
Our team of staff and volunteers vaccinated 60 people with their primary dose of Moderna vaccine.
It was great to see LTBB Tribal Citizens, descendants, other Native Americans, and Lansing area community members come in say hello and to get their vaccine.
We received positive press coverage for this event via the Lansing State Journal, WLNS TV, and the Michigan Advance (an online publication). Our thanks to the State of Michigan for spreading the word to help this coverage happen. Read More...
The Derrer (BP) gas station located in Petoskey has switched to a “prepay only” station.
LTBB Citizens are still able to pay for their fuel after pumping in order to get the fuel tax exemptions, however you must go into the store first and let the cashier know what pump you are on and that you will need to come back in and pay after pumping in order to receive your exemption. Read More...
The Primary Election for 2021 Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson will be held on Monday, May 3, 2021. The Primary Election results will determine which two candidate teams will move on to the General Election.
The General Election will be held on Monday, June 28, 2021. Read More...