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Prior to conducting a Tribal Council phone poll, the following shall be posted for 24-hours per Policy.
Reason for Phone Poll: Motion to approve the *Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians COVID-19 Financial Impact Relief Payment Program Policy V.
(*To remain consistent with previous COVID funding programs, Tribal Council Resolution titled Payment III, will be referred to as payment V in this policy.)

Policy for $1000 ARP Citizens payment 031522

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The Mzinigangamik Cultural Library is seeking an artist to paint a community Little Free Library. Open to LTBB community members, and supplies and honorarium for your time is included.

Submissions will be accepted through Friday, April 29th. Send art examples to culturalprogramming@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov

Miigwech!

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The following motion was made by Tribal Council on 03/17/22 to give notice of a Special Meeting:

Motion made by Councilor Tamara Kiogima and supported by Councilor Aaron Otto to schedule a Tribal Council Special Meeting to discuss the operation plan for Odawa Economic Affairs Holding Corporation FY2022 for March 29, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. on Zoom. Vote: 8-yes, 0-no, 0-abstain, 1-absent (Secretary Marcella Reyes)

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

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Tribal Chairperson Regina Gasco-Bentley has released a statement regarding the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa’s reservation litigation.

On Monday, February 28, 2022 the Supreme Court of the United States denied review of our case in Federal Court in which we sought affirmation of the reservation boundaries in the 1855 Treaty of Detroit. In legalese, the U.S. Supreme court ordered that “The petition for a writ of certiorari is denied.” We sought review of the May 28, 2021 ruling of the Federal Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in which the Court held that the 1855 Treaty did not establish a jurisdictional reservation.

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REMINDER – DEADLINE TO APPLY IS TOMORROW MARCH 8TH: The LTBB Department of Commerce (DOC) is distributing a total of $1,600,000.00 in the form of grants to businesses to be used in responding to the negative economic impacts caused by COVID. Business entities that are eligible to apply include: LTBB-owned businesses, LTBB Tribal Citizen-owned businesses, and LTBB-registered nonprofits.

The deadline to submit an application and all supporting documents is March 8th, 2022. The application is available on the LTBB website under the Department of Commerce section, or can be requested by contacting the LTBB DOC office at 231-242-1584 or DOC@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov.

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REMINDER: The LTBB Department of Commerce (DOC) is distributing a total of $1,600,000.00 in the form of grants to businesses to be used in responding to the negative economic impacts caused by COVID. Business entities that are eligible to apply include: LTBB-owned businesses, LTBB Tribal Citizen-owned businesses, and LTBB-registered nonprofits.

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Prior to conducting a Tribal Council phone poll, the following shall be posted for 24-hours per Policy.

Reason for Phone Poll: To adopt TRIBAL RESOLUTION: Use of American Rescue Plan Act (“ARP”), Restricted for Affordable Housing Development Funds, in the Amount of Four Million Dollars ($4,000,000) for the Development of Multi-Unit Housing at Indian Town (Second Street), Harbor Springs, Michigan.

Tribal Resolution APR $4mm Housing

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