Pokagon band of Potawatomi

John Warren served as council treasurer since 2011

Officials at the tribe's headquarters in Dowagiac say they want to create more high-paying jobs for its members.

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.

Jason Wesaw
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.