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.


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

Upcoming Events


Daily Deli Deal

Drum Practice - Starts July 21, 2015

  • “The Tuesday Drum Practice is being postponed until further notice due to scheduling conflicts with extracurricular activities. It will resume as soon as possible. Contact Michael Medawis if you have questions.”

Fall Fire & Anishinaabe Lifeways Teachings - October 7-10, 2015

Take Back the Night - October 15, 2015

Native American Conference - October 16, 2015


 LRCR Board Announcement:

"The Board of Directors has announced that on the following dates at 6 p.m., the Board and members of the Resort’s executive team will be available in the Grand
River Room to receive comments and concerns from Tribal Members.

September 17, October 22, November 20 and December 17

Originally the November meeting had been scheduled for the 19th but due to a schedule conflict, it has been moved to the 20th."

 Elders Christmas Party rescheduled to December 6th!

The annual LRBOI Elders Christmas Party has been rescheduled to a day later, Sunday the 6th of December. The change was due to a scheduling conflict at the
casino resort. Please make sure and pass this information on within your families

 Beading Workshop - Monday 12, 19, and 26

LRBOI Christmas Party - December 13 




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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