Public Documents

The Public Document Statute defines and qualifies public documents by the Tribe and provides for particular exempt documents from public disclosure regarding the records of Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians as mandated by the Tribal Constitution, Article VII D (7) and acknowledges the rights of Tribal Citizens to have access to public documents.


Public Documents means a writing prepared, owned, used, in the possession of, or retained by a government branch or division, department, agency, commission, board, committee, entity, enterprise or office in the performance of an official function, from the time it was created.


Documents that contain specific personal information affecting an individual’s privacy are exempt from disclosure.  This exemption would include employment personnel files, social security numbers, medical records and similar records that constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of an individual’s privacy.


If you do not find what you are looking for on the Tribal Website, please contact the appropriate Public Documents Officer as designated by the respective branch of government:


Executive: 231-242-1401
Legislative 231-242-1407 – Includes Casino and Corporate Charters
Judicial Branch 231-242-1462
Prosecutor 231-242-1475
Election Board

The Public Document Request Form Can Be Found In Our Forms Directory