HomePublicationsNewsletter ArchiveVolume 19Issue 30Pokagon Band Celebrates the Completion of New Housing Units in Dowagiac

On Wednesday October 30, 2013, the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians (“Pokagon Band”), owners and operators of the three Four Winds Casino properties, celebrated the addition of 32 new additional housing units in Dowagiac, Michigan. Upon its completion, the new development brings the total number of Tribal Village units to 66. The homes provide affordable housing, economic development, and increased self-sufficiency for its tribal citizens. 

In addition to the community housing services, the Pokagon Band also provides education, family services, medical care and cultural preservation for the citizens. The tribe is located in four counties in Southwestern Michigan and six in Northern Indiana.  “These homes are the result of our continued mission to support our Citizens and help them obtain a better quality of life,” stated Bob Moody, Vice Chairman of the Pokagon Band.

Notably, the Pokagon Band owns and operates three Native American casinos properties in south-west Michigan. Four Winds Casino Resort in New Buffalo, Michigan opened in 2007 and features 130,000-square-feet of gaming floor space, 3,000 slot machines, and 60 table games. In 2011, the first of the Pokagon’s satellite casinos, Four Winds Hartford, opened its doors and features 52,000-square-feet of gaming space. The third satellite property, located in Dowagiac, opened in April of 2013 and features 300 slot machines and four table games.

 

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