Community Highlights

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi is pleased to announce that it has donated $62,220 in proceeds from the 2020 Four Winds® Invitational to Beacon Children’s Hospital.  The donation will be used to help fund the purchase of Centrella™ Smart+ Beds which will be placed in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Beacon Children’s Hospital to improve patient mobility and prevent pressure injuries, which can lead to infection and increased length of stay.  The 2020 Four Winds Invitational, part of the Symetra® Tour – Road to the LPGA®, was held from Friday, September 4 through Sunday, September 6 at Bl

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.