Frank Ettawageshik is a family man and an Odawa Indian from northern Lower Michigan, in the Odawa homeland of Waganakising (the Crooked Tree). He served as part of the leadership of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (LTBB) where he was instrumental in conceiving the Tribal and First Nations Great Lakes Water Accord. He currently serves as a Board Member of the Michigan Indian Education Council, the Crooked Tree Arts Center, Chippewa Ottawa Resource Authority, Great Lakes Resources Committee, and sits on the Board of Advisors for the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, D.C. Mr. Ettawageshik is a member of the Michigan Travel Commission and a Research Associate for the Michigan State University Museum.