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

The Tribal Government offices will be closed on Friday, March 27th to observe Treaty Recognition Day.

The maple sap is still flowing and tomorrow (Friday) at 9 am a fire will be lit to start cooking down 200+ gallons. If anyone would like to see the syrup making process and/or do some hands-on work, please feel free to stop by the Sugar Shack. To get to the Ziisibaakwadake Gamig, take M-22 north from the casino about 2 miles to Shoedel Rd. Turn left on Shoedel and as you drop down the hill, the drive is on the left. Please park along the road. Also, make sure to wear some warm, appropriate clothing and good boots or shoes for stomping through snow, ice and mud. If you or someone you know would like to sign up to take a shift (and so that not everyone is there at the same time), please call Julie Wolfe at 231-690-3463.


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