Community Highlights

The Pokagon Band presented checks totaling $860,000 to South Bend Mayor James Mueller and representatives from several area non-profits today at a ceremony at Four Winds South Bend! 

The Michigan Indian Elders Association (MIEA) student incentive program recognizes students who achieve all As for a marking period and students who achieve perfect attendance for a marking period. There will be a minimum of $3,000 available to fund this program this year. An award of $25 is given to each qualified entry up to the minimum available funds in the program. If the number of qualified entries exceeds the funds available, the winners will be determined by lottery.

Nearly one in three American adults have high cholesterol which puts you at an increased risk for heart disease and stroke. Heart disease can happen at any age and is becoming more frequent in the younger population (ages 35-64). Half of all Americans have one of the top three risk factors for heart disease (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking). 2018 statistics show heart disease as the leading cause of death among American Indians and Alaska Natives.  

A great exercise is track how much you spend on certain habits daily, weekly, monthly, and annually. Habits take a while to develop and often become a part of your regular routine. If you’re trying to reach a specific financial goal, it is smart to cut out or reduce some costly habits. Here are five habits you can give up to save more money.

1. Outsourcing Everything
Sure, outsourcing can be helpful in saving time. However, you can take things
too far if you start depending on other people to do everything for you.

This year, we've added two new programs to our after-school offerings. The first is a partnership with the YMCA of Greater Michiana called Y-Club. It is for Zagbëgon students ages 3-5 years old, runs each Monday through Thursday, 2:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m., and meets at the Pokagon Family Activities Center and at Zagbëgon. Students enjoy creative movement, cultural activities, and age-appropriate enrichment.