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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...

Prior to conducting a Tribal Council phone poll, the following shall be post for 24 hours in accordance with policy.
Motion to approve the Action item contained in Confidential Memo 011222-01 as provided by Legislative Leader Emily Proctor to Tribal Council.

Closed Session material, no attachment.

The Executive Townhall zoom meeting for January is today Wednesday, January 12, 2022 beginning at 10am.

When: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 – 10am-Noon
Where: Zoom -
Topics: Elder Teaching, COVID-19 Update, & Housing Update

  • Opening remarks by Chair-Regina Gasco-Bentley
  • Tribal Teaching – Renee “Wasson” Dillard
  • COVID-19 Update: Dr. Animikwam & Dr. Samuels
  • Housing Update– Program Staff
Webinar ID: 870 1757 9318
Passcode: 002323
Dial by Phone: 1 (786) 635-1003

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.

Prior to conducting an Appropriations and Finance Committee phone poll, the following shall be post for 24 hours in accordance with policy.

Reason for Phone Poll: Motion to recommend to Tribal Council to approve CERTIFIED MOTION # 010622-01 Acceptance of Funds as a sub-grantee from the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), Mental Health Block Grant FY 2023-2024.
Motion 010622-01 MHBG FY 23-24

LTBB offices will be closed Thursday, December 23rd through January 2nd, 2022 for deep cleaning. Offices will reopen Monday, January 3rd, 2022.

During the closure, the LTBB Health Clinic will be operating on a limited schedule.

The clinic is open on Monday, December 27th & Wednesday, December 29th, and closed on Tuesday, December 28th.

Aanii Kina Gwaya,

As we approach the holiday season and gather with our families, the LTBB Odawa Health Clinic would like to encourage everyone to gather as safely as possible, given the rise in COVID-19 cases in Northern Michigan and our Tribe.