Pokagon Band Mission Statement

The Pokégnek Bodéwadmik / Pokagon Band of Potawatomi will respectfully promote and protect the culture, dignity, education, health, welfare and self-sufficiency of our elders, our youth, our families and our future generations, while preserving Mother Earth. We will strive to give Pokagon Citizens a better quality of life. The Band will also strive for successful economic strength thus assuring the sovereignty of the Pokagon Potawatomi.

Our nation will:

Increase Pokagon Band land base and strive to protect Mother Earth.

Revitalize language and culture.

Honor and share Elder's wisdom.

Encourage and develop the ideas, energy, talents, and leadership abilities of Pokagon Band youth.

Promote the health and well-being of Pokagon Band citizens.

Enhance economic opportunities for Pokagon Band citizens.

Develop comprehensive education opportunities for Pokagon Band citizens.

In working toward these desired outcomes, we will do so following these guiding principles, our Seven Grandfather teachings: Wisdom, Love, Respect, Courage, Honesty, Humility, and Family