Pokagon band of Potawatomi

7:15 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Pokagons Elect New Tribal Council Chairman

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John Warren served as council treasurer since 2011
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
DOWAGIAC, MI - John P. Warren has been elected Tribal Council chairman of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. The seven-year veteran of the tribal council was elevated during a special election on Jan. 25, and sworn into office on Saturday (Feb. 8). He fills leadership posts vacated by Matt Wesaw, who retired in October.
10:50 am
Thu May 30, 2013

SW Michigan tribe diversifies its business portfolio

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Officials at the tribe's headquarters in Dowagiac say they want to create more high-paying jobs for its members.
Borrowing a page from Warren Buffett's playbook, the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi tribe is redirecting money from its highly successful Four Winds Casinos into brick-and-mortar businesses outside of gambling to build its sovereign nation into an economic powerhouse.
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3:43 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Four Winds Casinos' owners say they contributed $35-million to Southwest Michigan's economy

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Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians says job creation and other ancillary benefits from the casinos and other ventures adds up to $35-million. Note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the casinos as the only source of the $35-million. WMUK regrets the error.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
DOWAGIAC, MI - The owners of the Four Winds Casinos in Harford and New Buffalo announced Monday that they made nearly $35 million in contributions to the Southwest Michigan economy during 2012 - above and beyond annual payments they are required to make directly to the state and area municipalities.
Culture
12:00 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Kee-Boon-Mein-Kaa Pow Wow celebrates the harvest and the Pokagon way of life

Jason Wesaw
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Musician Jason Wesaw says the Pokagon band of the Potawatomi has gathered around this time of year for generations to celebrate the harvest and all that the land provides to help them maintain their way of life. And for 27 years, the Pokagon have held the Kee Boon Mein Kaa Pow Wow, which takes place this weekend in Dowagiac. 

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