Community Highlights

Four proposals to amend the Pokagon Constitution and one to amend the Gaming Revenue Allocation Plan (RAP) will be on the ballot in a special election on November 16. Proposal 1 would amend the Constitution to allow leases or other encumbrances of tribal land for up to 75 years without prior approval in a referendum. The Constitution currently allows a lease of up to 25 years without prior approval in a referendum. 

Pokagon Health Services earned the 2019 Bemidji Area Director’s Award and a Michigan Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace GOLD Award.

Pokagon citizens are invited to view the proposed 2020 tribal government budget and annual plan and submit comments and questions between October 10 and November 8. The budget document will be available here. Citizens will be required to login to view it.

The document is intended for Pokagon citizens only. After reviewing the budget document, citizens can submit questions and comments through the form on the site.

By Tribal Police Officer Abigail Shanahan

Halloween is coming! I remember as a kid loving to dress up and going trick or treating in our neighborhood. After trick or treating, I would go through all the candy and trade with my siblings for the best candy. Now, a lot of local business and churches host trick or treating So, the children don’t have to go house to house to trick or treat. This allows the children to be in a safe, local and controlled environment.

Below are some safety tips and a few safe, local trick-or-treating options.

Two weeks ahead of schedule, the Sink Road bridge construction project ended with a dedication ceremony September 24. The $1.16 million project was the result of almost a decade of work between the Pokagon Band, the state of Michigan, Cass County, and Pokagon Township and exemplifies how good government-to-government relationships can result in projects that are beneficial for everyone.