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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
Oct 27 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Natural Resource Commission Meeting
Oct 27 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

* Natural Resource Commission meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. (unless noted or posted), following the Covid-19 regulations currently in place, all meetings are currently being scheduled as Zoom Meetings.

Burial Board Meeting
Oct 30 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
OEAHC Regular Meeting
Nov 1 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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Tribal Council Work Session
Nov 2 @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Important Information

Latest News

  • We will be holding a Town Hall on Fall Teachings on November 24th, 2021.

  • Due to the increasing negative economic impact felt by LTBB citizens during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a second ARP funded COVID Relief Payment has been allocated in the amount of $1,500 per eligible citizen by LTBB.

  • A 2021 Per Capita payment in the amount of $270 has been allocated by LTBB for all citizens enrolled as of October 31st.

    All minors must have a current Address Verification Form (AVF) on file for 2021 with the LTBB Enrollment office. Enrollment will be mailing... Read More...

  • Due to the level of COVID-19 cases in our area, Phase 3.5 is being extended to Saturday, November 27, 2021. 
    Please be advised that there are a few changes to Phase 3.5. 

  • Aanii Kina Gwaya,

    Due to the recent COVID outbreak that has hit our Mina Mskiiki Gumik and understaffing, we are back logged with telephone calls. Please remain patient as our team returns each call.

  • Community Health will be using the White Travel Trailer on October 21 and 28 for the tribal elders and employees!
    As a reminder, there are two forms according to age groups.  In order to expedite the process, please complete only the highlighted areas on the correct form according to your age.