LTBB COVID-19 Vaccine Information Line

(231) 242-1780

If you are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine or booster please call the LTBB Health Department at 231-242-1780.

The COVID-19 vaccine is currently approved for those 5 years and up.

COVID-19 Financial Impact Relief Application

*Use this form ONLY for COVID-19 Financial Impact Relief Payment V passed on 04/05/2022

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…


Please stay up to date regarding updates to our business status by checking back here and following us on Facebook. Please be well and follow all CDC best practices for protecting health during this pandemic.

Crooked Tree Wellness Clinic

(231) 242-1760



Crooked Tree Wellness Clinic is open and accepting patients!  Anyone who has Medicaid as primary insurance is eligible to be seen at CTWC! 


Appointments available for Native and non-Native people.


Tribal Citizens, if you have family members or friends who are on Medicaid and in need of medical services, please tell them about Crooked Tree Wellness Center.


Crooked Tree Wellness Center has appointments available  Monday – Thursday, 7:20 am – 4:30 pm.

Phone number is:  231-242-1760.

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

ISTEAM Planning Meeting
Mar 27 @ 12:32 PM
Election Board Office Hours
Mar 28 @ 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Last Day to Register to Vote in the General Election.  Office location: 1483 US 31 N. Hwy, Petoskey.

Native Wellness Institute – Elders Luncheon
Mar 29 @ 11:30 AM
Native Wellness Institute – Youth Family Night
Mar 29 @ 5:15 PM
Mar 29 @ 5:30 PM
Native Wellness Institute – Community Event
Mar 30 @ 4:00 PM

Important Information

Latest News


Living Wage Memo Effective 01/01/2023

Per Tribal Resolution #102619-05 Promotion of a Living Wage, the calculations for the Living Wage are as follows:
Living Wage Memo effective 010123


Election Board Information


Election Board email address is:
Physical location of office:
1483 US 31 North
Petoskey, Mich.
Mailing Address is:
P.O. Box 160
Conway, MI  49722
All Information and Forms are posted on the webpage:


Second Street & Mtigwaakiis Housing Developments

View Second Street & Mtigwaakiis Presentation in PDF

Mtigwaakiis (Murray Housing)

  • To shorten the current NAHASDA waiting list
  • Design 38 units in 4 apartment complexes; 4 units ADA compliant
    • 1 or 2 Bedroom units & Efficiency
  • Funded by Indian Housing Block Grant; 5 Million awarded with 1 Million LTBB contribution
  • Build up to 38 units based on construction costs
Historic Indian Town (Second St)

  • A place for Elder’s to come home to
  • Elder’s units will be close but separate from Multi-Generational units
  • Socialization for Elder’s units
  • American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funded
  • Building 6 Elder’s units with 2 Multi-Generational Townhouses


Vacancy – Tribal Court Chief Judge


*Eligibility for Appointment and Service*

  • Has attained the age of (30) years
  • Is at least one fourth (1/4) North American Indian
  • Is not a Tribal Council member, or the Chairperson or Vice-Chairperson
  • No person shall serve as Chief Judge or Associate Judge within ten (10) years of completion of a sentence or probation upon being convicted of a felony, unless such conviction has been vacated or overturned.


If you have an interest in the vacancy and fit the eligibility requirements please contact the Chair’s office.

Chair’s office: 231-242-1401 or


  • The LTBB Health Department will be closed next Tuesday, 03/28/23 from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm so staff can attend professional development training.

    The pharmacy will remain open and prescriptions can be picked up at the main entrance.

    All other departments will close and the building will be locked.

    Staff will be returning to work at 4:00 pm and following up on voicemails and answering calls.

    Miigwetch for your understanding.


  • At the end of January, representatives and Tribal Council members of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, and the Gun Lake Tribe all gathered at the McKay Tower in Grand Rapids to celebrate the recent formation of Aki Construction. This is a historic and culturally significant one- of- a kind real estate development, and construction company created as a partnership between Odawa Economic Affairs Holding Corporation, Mno-Bmadsen, and Gun Lake Investments; the economic development and investment entities with their three perspective tribes.


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  • The Form 4013: Resident Tribal Member Annual Sales Tax Credit is available upon request through the LTBB Dept of Commerce.
    Please contact the LTBB Dept of Commerce at 231-242-1584 or if you would like a copy mailed or emailed to you.
    This is a form for LTBB Tribal Citizens who lived in the LTBB Tax Agreement Area during the 2022 tax year, and is used to obtain your annual sales tax credit.


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  • During this time when Aki/ Mother Earth is resting we are told that those of the Spirit World are closer to us and sharing those teachings with us. During this time of deep sleep our dreams are manifested to provide a deeper understanding of who we are as Anishinaabe people and provide clarity of our purpose here. Please have a safe month and stay safe and well.