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The office of Public Affairs generally takes photos at Tribal events.

Here you will find a photo gallery of past events.

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The Story of the Moose Antler

This eight point moose antler, carved with an eagle head and turtles was a gift presented to the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians by Mary West, Jim McClurken, and Fran Ayer on December 20, 2002.

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Rapid River News

The Rapid River News (RRN) is a weekly service of the Public Affairs Department that has been designed to provide Tribal Members with a snapshot of their government's weekly activities.

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Little River Currents

Aanii Kina Gwaya! (Hello Everyone!) As a service to Tribal Citizens and friends of our tribe, the Public Affairs Department is pleased to offer .pdf versions of our tribal monthly newspaper Currents for your use here on our tribal website.

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Welcome Everyone to the official governmental website for the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians in Manistee, Michigan.

The Little River Ottawa descend from members of certain Grand River Ottawa Bands who lived in villages located on the Manistee River, Pere Marquette River, and at several villages on the Grand River system in Michigan. As a result of historic circumstances, only that portion of the Grand River Ottawa people now known as the Little River Band of Ottawa, had its status as a federally recognized Indian tribe reaffirmed and restored by the United States in 1994.

Other Grand River Ottawa people continue to pursue reaffirmation of their tribal status with the federal government. Our ancestors signed four treaties with the United States that recognized our original territories and our status as a sovereign nation. Two of those treaties, the 1836 Treaty of Washington and the 1855 Treaty of Detroit, created land reservations, which continue to be under the jurisdiction of our Tribe as indicated in Article I of our Tribal Constitution.

Read more about the history of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians.

News Flash


  • Tribal Council will not be meeting on the 29th (5th Wednesday of the month). Their next scheduled session is November 5th at normal times in the Lodge.
  • Tribal Offices (except for essential offices) in Manistee will be closed from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on October 31st for an employee luncheon at Aki Maadiziwin.
  • The Tribal Government will be closed in observation of Veteran’s Day on November 11th.

Notice for Public Comment
LRBOI Non-Point Source Pollution Assessment Report and Management Plan

Comments should be sent in writing to:
Stephanie Ogren
Senior Aquatic Biologist
Little River Band of Ottawa Indians
2608 Government Center Dr.
Manistee MI 49660 

Announcements


Check out the Announcements page for current news provided by the LRBOI Government.

Upcoming Events


Nangonhsak Language and Prevention Program
October 14 thru November 18, 2014
Click on the link above for more information.


2014 Halloween Bash
October 29, 2014
Click on the link above for more information.


Ghost Supper
November 7, 2014
Click on the link above for more information.


2014 Elders Conference Agenda
November 8 & 9, 2014
Click on the link above for more information


2014 LRBOI Children's Christmas Party
December 7th, 2014
Click on the link above for more information

Check back regularly


We will continually be providing information on upcoming events of interest to both Tribal and non-Tribal residents. If you have comments on this site or on tribal activities in general, please either use the "Contact Information" link found at the bottom on each page of the site or e-mail our Public Affairs Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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