Frank Ettawageshik is a citizen of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (LTBBO) and also its former chairman (1991-1999, 2005-2009). He played an instrumental role in the passage in 1994 of Public Law 103-324, which reaffirmed the political relationship between LTBBO and the United States, and LTBBO’s subsequent development and adoption of a new tribal constitution in 2005.
Frank currently serves as Executive Director of the United Tribes of Michigan, and was chosen by the Native Nations Institute to serve as its 2010 Indigenous Leadership Fellow. Frank also is an expert in Traditional Woodland Indian Pottery and is credited with reviving the craft as a contemporary art form in his and other Native communities. He and his wife Rochelle have four adult children and four grandchildren.