Community Highlights

Citizens may pick up one or more food boxes, depending on their household size, from the Commodities Building, 58620 Sink Rd. Dowagiac, Mich., starting Friday, December 6 and ending Wednesday, December 11.

Call (269) 782-3372 or 1 (888) 281-1111 with any questions.

Hours of distribution:

After the Tribal Council meeting Saturday, November 9, citizens honored Pokagon veterans with a lunch and recognition ceremony thanking them for their service. 

Are you ready for Jump In January? If you haven't joined the HLC movement, you'll want to in 2020. All participants who register and measure by January 17 will get an HLC gift representing each of the four pillars: physical, nutrition, emotional, and rest. And then participants will be entered into a drawing for a fun winter activity package: a ski, snowmobile, ice fishing, or sleigh ride weekend or tickets to an NBA game. Three 2020 HLC participants will win their choice of these prize options.

Pokagon citizens Matt and Micky Martin opened Espin VR, a family-friendly virtual reality center, this October in Mishawaka with help from Chi Ishobak, the tribe’s non-profit financial organization.

“Espin in the Potawatomi language means raccoon,” Micky said. “Raccoons’ mischievous and curious nature is the perfect word to illustrate the experience that our VR center will provide!” 

By Nicole Hollway

Citizens Gerald Wesaw and Jason S. Wesaw led a drum making workshop for nine citizens this November, hosted by the Language & Culture Department.

Gerald prepared kits ahead of time for each participant so everyone had all of the materials needed to complete a hand drum. Jason shared the story of how men were gifted the drum by women, and he instructed participants in how to care for their drums once completed.