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Pokagon Band celebrates influx of $2.3 million in federal housing funds
National

Pokagon Band celebrates influx of $2.3 million in federal housing funds (July 3, 2018)

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians celebrated National Homeownership Month with a big check.

Pokagon Band breaks ground on housing project on Indiana land
National | Trust

Pokagon Band breaks ground on housing project on Indiana land (November 30, 2016)

A total of 44 housing units are in the works on the 166-acre parcel in South Bend.

Pokagon Band set to reclaim ancestors from museum in Illinois
Environment

Pokagon Band set to reclaim ancestors from museum in Illinois (September 13, 2016)

The Lake County Discovery Museum is following the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.

Republican vice presidential pick Mike Pence hosts town hall at Sandia Pueblo
National | Politics

Republican vice presidential pick Mike Pence hosts town hall at Sandia Pueblo (August 16, 2016)

Mike Pence, the governor of Indiana, is speaking in Indian Country for the first time as the running mate of Donald Trump.

Pokagon Band completes work on more housing units in Michigan
National

Pokagon Band completes work on more housing units in Michigan (July 8, 2016)

Families are ready to move into the first eight housing units at Pokégnek Édawat Hartford.

Pokagon Band reaches cross deputization agreement with county
Law

Pokagon Band reaches cross deputization agreement with county (December 4, 2015)

The agreement is the first of its kind in Indiana and allows tribal officers to enforce county laws and vice versa.

Pokagon Band works to protect ash trees from invasive species
Environment

Pokagon Band works to protect ash trees from invasive species (September 16, 2015)

The trees have played an important role in tribal culture but they are being devastated by the Asian emerald ash borer.

Former Pokagon Band leader to leave Michigan civil rights post
Politics

Former Pokagon Band leader to leave Michigan civil rights post (August 31, 2015)

Matthew Wesaw was the first Native American to serve as director of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.

Pokagon Band breaks ground on village with housing complex
National

Pokagon Band breaks ground on village with housing complex (August 27, 2015)

The first phase of the project features eight homes that are expected to be complete in the spring of 2016.

John Warren to serve a full term as chairman of Pokagon Band
Politics

John Warren to serve a full term as chairman of Pokagon Band (July 16, 2015)

Tribal voters also chose Mark Parrish as secretary, Matthew Wesaw and Becky Price as members-at-large, and Judy Winchester as elders representative.

Column: Pokagon Band avoided removal from ancestral territory
Opinion

Column: Pokagon Band avoided removal from ancestral territory (June 11, 2015)

Potawatomi Chief Leopold Pokagon believed that if his tribe converted to Catholicism, it would be allowed to remain.

Pokagon Band to contribute $500K to college technical center
Education | Trust

Pokagon Band to contribute $500K to college technical center (June 10, 2015)

The tribe signed a multi-year partnership with Lake Michigan College to increase economic opportunities.

Interview: Potawatomi tribes join forces for new business venture
Business

Interview: Potawatomi tribes join forces for new business venture (June 9, 2015)

Robert Farkas spoke with MiBiz about the firm’s goals for skilled trades training as well as a new joint venture to pursue federal contracting work.

Pokagon Band to file land-into-trust application at housing site
National | Trust

Pokagon Band to file land-into-trust application at housing site (May 21, 2015)

The tribe plans to build 74 houses on a 57-acre site Hartford Township, Michigan.

Two Potawatomi tribes join forces for new business venture
Business

Two Potawatomi tribes join forces for new business venture (May 12, 2015)

The Pokagon Band from Michigan and the Forest County Potawatomi Tribe from Wisconsin started a design and construction firm.

Pokagon Band continues to diversify economy with acquisition
Business

Pokagon Band continues to diversify economy with acquisition (April 8, 2015)

The tribe's economic development corporation has acquired a mechanical trade contractor with operations in Indiana and Michigan.

Pokagon man appointed to Civil Rights Commission committee
Law | National

Pokagon man appointed to Civil Rights Commission committee (February 4, 2015)

Matthew Wesaw will serve on the Michigan Advisory Committee for two years.

Pokagon Band donates money and labor for church's new roof
National

Pokagon Band donates money and labor for church's new roof (October 9, 2014)

The estimated $75,000 donation includes all of the materials for the project plus the labor.

Another state failed to consult tribe about changes in Medicaid
Health

Another state failed to consult tribe about changes in Medicaid (August 6, 2014)

Officials claim they were told they didn't have to consult the Pokagon Band.

Pokagon Band looks to diversify economic development options
Business

Pokagon Band looks to diversify economic development options (March 10, 2014)

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians in Michigan is diversifying its economy.

John Warren inaugurated as new chairman of Pokagon Band
Politics

John Warren inaugurated as new chairman of Pokagon Band (February 11, 2014)

For the first time in eight years, the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians in Michigan has a new leader.

Pokagon Band chair to lead Michigan Department of Civil Rights
National | Politics

Pokagon Band chair to lead Michigan Department of Civil Rights (October 21, 2013)

Matt Wesaw, the chairman of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, has been named executive director of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.

Pokagon Band issues marriage certificate to same-sex couple
Law | National

Pokagon Band issues marriage certificate to same-sex couple (June 21, 2013)

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians in Michigan issued its first marriage certificate to a same-sex couple on Thursday.

Pokagon Band dedicates new office to aid members in Indiana
National

Pokagon Band dedicates new office to aid members in Indiana (June 5, 2013)

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians opened its first office in Indiana. The tribe is headquartered in Dowagiac, Michigan. But a number of its members live just across the border...

Pokagon Band looks to diversify economy with purchase of firm
Business

Pokagon Band looks to diversify economy with purchase of firm (January 9, 2013)

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians in Michigan has acquired a plastics engineering company. Mno-Bmadsen, the tribe's economic development corporation, purchased Accu-Mold Inc. for an undisclosed price. Plans call for...

Matthew Wesaw, Pokagon Band leader,  wins  NAFOA award
Business | National

Matthew Wesaw, Pokagon Band leader, wins NAFOA award (March 14, 2012)

Matthew Wesaw, the chairman of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians in Michigan, will receive the Tribal Leader of the Year Award from the Native American Financial Officers Association. “Out...

Pokagon Band works to preserve  the Potawatomi language
Education

Pokagon Band works to preserve the Potawatomi language (February 21, 2012)

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians in Michigan is working to preserve the Potawatomi for future generations. Only nine Pokagon members speak the language fluently. So the tribe is reaching...

Editorial: Pokagon Band taking measures to preserve its past
Opinion

Editorial: Pokagon Band taking measures to preserve its past (October 5, 2011)

"Pokagons today dwell where generations of their ancestors lived because their leader maintained a vibrant tribal society while building harmonious relationships with neighboring settlers. Over the decades, of course, members...

Pokagon Band heralds 17th anniversary of federal recognition
Federal Recognition

Pokagon Band heralds 17th anniversary of federal recognition (September 22, 2011)

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians in Michigan will celebrate the 17th anniversary of its federal recognition. The tribe was restored to recognition by an act of Congress in August...