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.


Aanii all, a Special Appropriations and Finance Committee Meeting will be held February 6, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. for the purpose of receiving the approximate amount of the General Fund Balance and the anticipated amount of revenue that may be utilized to formulate the budget and to provide to Tribal Council the Committee’s recommendation of Governmental Branches allocation amounts. Please see the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Web Meetings Calendar for Zoom Meeting information. The Executive is invited to attend. Corporate Charters, Gaming Authority and the Odawa Casino Resort attendance is requested.


As we begin this new year and the new cycles of Dbik Giizis, the Moon, here is a little bit of info regarding “Why 13 Moons”.


The 2023 Call to Election has been mailed to all Registered Voters, along with a Candidate Nomination Application form.

The Call to Election has also been mailed to all Tribal Citizens who are not registered to vote and who will be at least 18 years of age or older on election day, June 26, 2023, along with a Voter Registration form and a return stamped envelope.

The Call to Election, the 2023 Elections Schedule, and all candidate forms are posted and available from both the Election Board webpage and Citizen's portal.


Aanii all, masking requirements have been updated at the Health Department:

  • Masks are required for patients being seen at the Clinic upon entrance to the building.
  • Masks are required for patients being seen at Dental Clinic upon entrance to the building.
  • Masks are required for patients during transports.
  • Behavioral health staff may require patients to wear masks during intake and counseling sessions.
  • Masks are required for any patient/visitor to the building if they are exhibiting any upper respiratory symptoms; otherwise, mask is optional. Front door screener determines this.
Miigwetch for your cooperation....

Aanii Kina:
There has been some question regarding National Ribbon Skirt Day and what it represents. I hope this information helps further understanding.



The LTBB Mnozhiyaa Community Health Department is eager to start the New Year with a unique version of the Live Well series that will provide education to our Tribal Community on the connection of each individual with their environment in the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual sense through traditional teachings.

The book that we will be exploring together is titled The Seven Circles Indigenous Teachings for Living Well by Chelsey Luger and Thosh Collins.