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HARBOR SPRINGS, MI - The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (LTBB) is pleased to announce that they have been selected as a recipient of a $5,000,000 competitive Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) award from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Continue Reading: Press Release 061322-01 $5 Million Dollar IHBG Award Announcement

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Due to the decrease in cases in the area, we are going back to normal operations. Masks are not required indoors for staff and guests but are available if anyone would be more comfortable wearing one in the workplace. We will continue to follow our regular COVID-19 protocols for normal LTBB government operations. The Emergency Management Team “EMT” will meet bi-weekly and if there are any changes to protocols moving forward we will send an update to all staff as soon as possible.

Everyone please continue to do your part with the 2 W’s (Wash your hands & Watch your distance) whenever possible in the workplace.

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The new challenge this moon, one that you have seen before.  Are you ready to see how many plant foods you are consuming in a week?  The goal is 30 or more - not 30 servings just 30 different plants.  A few nuts, some oatmeal, an apple, a sprinkle of parsley on your noodles and you have five plant foods right there.  The hard part is that you only get to count each plant food one time in seven days, so tomorrow it is raisins, corn flakes, a banana, spinach salad and wheat bread for five more plant foods...

LTBB Community Health has another exciting announcement to make this week. We are going to be participating in the Michigan Indian Family Olympics this year!

The Community Health Department strives to promote health and wellness through fun, competitive, physical activities with other Michigan tribes! There are a variety of ways to get involved in this competition. Activities include: Archery, Long Jump, Jump Rope and Fitness Circuit, Softball Throw, 3 Point Basketball Shot, Running/Walking, and Lacrosse Speed Shot!

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Stay Informed with the *BE ALERT* Emergency Notification System

The Tri-County Office of Emergency Management is Michigan’s only three County Regional Emergency Management program proudly serving the Counties of Charlevoix, Cheboygan and Emmet in Michigan’s northern lower peninsula. This is free to all residents in Charlevoix, Cheboygan, and Emmet counties. Click on the *BE ALERT* & Smart911 tab to enroll.

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The June 2022 Executive Townhall Meeting has been canceled and the updates typically given at these meetings will be provided at the annual Community Meeting on June 11th.

The next Executive Townhall meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 13th.

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We have a 3-week challenge for you this month to honor Bopogimenh Giizis - Broken Snowshoe Moon (13th moon), and we are sharing information from the White Earth Community about sunflower seeds.   Our challenge this month is to eat more seeds and nuts.

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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 this policy.

Similar to many other governments across the world, the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians has declared a Tribal State of Emergency during the COVID -19 Emergency Disaster on March 17, 2020.

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