Funds are part of voluntary local agreement
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is pleased to announce a check for $1.56 million was presented this morning to South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg as well as representatives from area non-profits that will each receive a share of the funds to assist with their programming. The donation is part of a voluntary local agreement between The Pokagon Band and the City of South Bend.
The check presentation was held this morning in the Grand Rotunda of Four Winds Casino South Bend. The Casino, which is celebrating its first anniversary this month, is the fourth owned and operated by The Pokagon Band, and is the only tribal-owned casino in Indiana.
Agencies receiving a portion of today’s revenue share are The Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Joseph County; the YWCA of North Central Indiana; The Food Bank of Northern Indiana; Jobs for Americas Graduates—Indiana; The Bowman Creek Project; Beacon Children’s Hospital; The South Bend Community School Corporation; South Bend Venues, Parks and Arts; and the City of South Bend.
To learn more about The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, contact Paige Risser at (269) 783-6199.
About The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians:
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians’ sovereignty was reaffirmed under legislation signed into law by President Clinton in September of 1994. The Pokagon Band is dedicated to providing community development initiatives such as housing, education, family services, medical care and cultural preservation for its approximately 5,600 citizens. The Pokagon Band’s ten-county service area includes four counties in Southwestern Michigan and six in Northern Indiana. Its main administrative offices are located in Dowagiac, Mich., with a satellite office in South Bend, Ind.
About Four Winds Casinos:
Four Winds New Buffalo, located at 11111 Wilson Road in New Buffalo, Mich., Four Winds Hartford®, located at 68600 Red Arrow Highway in Hartford, Mich., Four Winds Dowagiac®, located at 58700 M-51 South in Dowagiac, Mich., and Four Winds South Bend, located at 3000 Prairie Road in South Bend, Ind., are owned by The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians.
Source: The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians