To access documents, please select the title of document. All documents are presented in PDF format.  Any use of these documents, with exception of viewing, is prohibited without approval from the Tribal Development Division.


Grant Process
LLBO's division wide grant procedures.

Planning Ordinance
LLBO's planning ordinance highlighting priorities.

Planning Ordinance Resolution
LLBO's planning ordinance resolution enforcing the ordinance. 


Oweesta Report
Complete analysis of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, which include: demographics, economic analysis, SWOT, etc.

Oweesta Report (Shorten Version)
Summarized version of the Oweesta Report based on information from Oweesta Report.

LLBO Overview Brief overview of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe with updated statistical data.


History of Leech Lake
Important accounts of Acts that helped form the Leech Lake Reservation. 

Ojibwe History - Leech Lake Territory (Tri-Lakes Area)
Important accounts of Acts that helped form the Leech Lake Reservation.


Map of Leech Lake Reservation
General Map of Leech Lake Reservation

Application for Service - Leech Lake Telecom
Leech Lake Telecom service agreement form.

Service Brochure - Leech Lake Telecomm
Description of services and pricing 


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of the Tribal Development Division?

The primary purpose of TDD is to plan, develop, and support LLBO and its divisions' goals and objectives.  These include grant administration, grant writing, capital projects, support services, program development, economic research, etc.  The majority of projects are in collaboration with divisions and organizations serving LLBO and its members.   The current goal of TDD, in addition to ongoing development activities, is to create standards and sustaining long-term plan for growth regardless of political environment.  

How is selection of grants determined?

Grants are often submitted to Divisions for review to determine if  the grant is viable, executable, compatible with existing grants, etc.  There are various type of grants ranging from capital funding, matching, reimbursement, etc. all of which require extensive review and necessary planning with multiple parties. Most grants cannot be applied for nor worth adding due to logistical issues that may arise. 

How is a major project chosen?

Major Projects are determined based both funding and community needs.  Direct funding constitute a portion of necessary capital.  However, grants will be the main contributor to major projects, with direct funding available for post-completion as ongoing maintenance and operational expense.  Therefore, multiple factors must be aligned in order for major projects to be considered and approved. 

What do planners do at Tribal Development Division?

Planners/Developers have very important and hectic responsibilities including but not limited to: grant writing, project management, project consultants, researchers, public relations, developers, and general miscellaneous projects across all divisions.  Many of the work are behind the scene away from general public eyes where logistical transformation occurs.  Much of the funding, buildings, and plans in which the division is operating may be the result of efforts by Tribal Planners.

What are the qualifications to be a planner?

Formal education, technical abilities, and committed drive to improve are keys of to become a Tribal Planner.  However, the main attribute of a Tribal Planner is the ability to self-management and work independently with focus on overall goals and objectives.  Current planners on staff are a mix of individual talents from diverse professional backgrounds whom specialized in many areas.  The of the division is to have a wide-area of expertise to ensure planners can support a broad landscape of divisional needs.