Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians

7500 Odawa Circle
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
231.242.1400 / 1.866.652.5822

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 aawiing.  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, kanimaajiidonaa 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, miigo kina gwaya maampii enjibaad jiniigaanibizad.

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Latest News
10/14/2019 4:36 AM

Upcoming Meetings
Full Calendar

Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting - 3:00 PM
Room 312

AFC Meeting - 9:00 AM
Council Chambers

Citizenship Comm. Mtg. - 1:00 PM
Room 312


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

09/11/19 - Policy Posted for comment:
Tribal Council Phone Poll Policy Draft

09/11/19 - Executive Documents for Comment Updated

09/06/19 - Legislative Documents Posted for Comment Updated

08/26/19 - Tribal Transportation Improvement Plan For Coment

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.

04/08/19 - 2020 LTBB Proposed Budget

09/07/18 - LTBB NRD CWD Emergency Regulations for the 1836 Treaty Ceded Territory of Michigan Effective: 8-28-18
CWD Core Area: means the 5-County Core CWD Area which includes Ionia, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, and Newaygo counties all within the 1836 Treaty Area.
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Harbor Springs, MI 49740
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