Community Highlights

The Domestic Violence Program hosted another series of events and contests this Domestic Violence Awareness Month to educate and inspire the community and government staff.

The program hung posters featuring domestic violence survivors and supporters across the Dowagiac campuses, giving names and faces to the serious issue of domestic violence.

The Pokagon Band Tribal Police recognized the promotion of two officers. They promoted Sergeant Matthew Walls, stationed in South Bend, to Detective Sergeant, and they promoted Brian Matthews from road patrol to night shift sergeant.

Four Winds employees made a $20,000 donation to the Berrien County Suicide Prevention Coalition. The check was presented to the organization October 10.  

After months of collaboration between our tribe’s Language Program and Mango Languages, a language-training company, the first chapter of our Potawatomi Language Course has launched. This is the first of ten chapters planned for phase one of the course.

Native Americans are more likely to be overweight and develop diabetes than other ethnic groups. After reviewing Pokagon Health Services data, health practitioner Shanta Clark recognized that seventy percent of adult PHS patients were overweight. Many of them suffered from chronic conditions as a result of being overweight.