Community Highlights

On each Women’s Equality Day (August 26) since 2014, the Michiana Women Leaders project has spotlighted women in the region who have blazed new trials, been relentless advocates, guided the community through changes and dedicated their lives to caring for others. Organizers had observed that the local historical record doesn’t adequately represent the contribution of women and were seeking to change that.

There are more than three thousand species of mosquitoes throughout the world, some of which are present in your backyard. Mosquitoes are adaptable and can live in almost any environment if there is some source of water. Mosquitoes have a slender, segmented body, a single pair of wings, six legs, antennae, and elongated mouthparts. The mosquito life cycle consists of egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Mosquitoes need water in order to lay their eggs. The eggs then hatch into larvae that feed on aquatic algae and organic materials in the water.

The Wellness Center is uniting with two major sports distributors to offer you exclusive discounts. We have teamed with Nike and Eastbay, two of the world’s top athletic distributors, to offer you deals on athletic apparel. This partnership is only available as part of the Native American fitness collaboration and orders must be placed in person at the Pokagon Band Wellness Center. There are some limitations and the discounts vary on select items.

Seven Generations Architecture + Engineering (7Gen A+E) is a proud member of the Mno-Bmadsen Family of Companies. It was founded in 2012 and is a tribally-owned, 8(a), small disadvantaged, HUBZone business owned entirely by the nongaming investment arm of our tribe. Seven Generations A+E was created and established to support the growing need for design services within the tribe’s geographic and economically controlled land development.

Western Michigan University became the latest institution to acknowledge its place on historically indigenous land when its Board of Trustees approved a public statement at a recent meeting.

Such statements, known also as a land acknowledgement, ask people to consider and reflect upon the historical occupants of the land they currently inhabit and have become a trend among universities, museums, and other organizations in recent years. WMU’s statement reads: