Pokagon Band

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All Four Winds Casino locations in Indiana and Michigan are set to reopen this coming Monday with some new rules in place due to the coronavirus.

Four Winds Casinos to Remain Open for Now

Mar 15, 2020
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 Four Winds four casinos in Michiana will remain open for the time being amid Coronavirus outbreaks. 

The Indiana Gaming Commission announced Saturday that all state licensed casinos will be closed for two weeks beginning Monday. 

Four Winds casinos are under tribal government jurisdiction and are not subject to that closure. 

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi website shows the tribe has postponed all tribal events and activities. 

Four Winds South Bend Breaks Ground on Hotel

Sep 11, 2019
Jennifer Weingart / WVPE Public Radio


Four Winds Casino South Bend broke ground today on a 23 story, 317 room hotel. It's is a major expansion on the property. It will have conference and event spaces, a ballroom, a new restaurant and a day spa to the east of the casino. 

The University of Notre Dame


Tuesday Night at Notre Dame representatives from the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi will be hosting a Potawatomi Language and Culture Night.

The event is meant to teach the history of the University and the Pokagon band to interested students and community members.

Zada Ballew is a student at Notre Dame and a member of the Pokagon Band. She said the tribe and the University have a unique bond.

Pokagon Band Holds Annual Pow Wow

May 25, 2018
Curtesy of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi


The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi are holding their annual Memorial Day pow wow this weekend.

People are already arriving to camp at the pow wow grounds in Dowagiac. Dancing starts Saturday.

The Oshke-Kno-Kewéwen is a traditional pow wow. That means the dancing is for fun or spiritual reasons instead of as part of a competition.

Organizer Andy Jackson said pow wows like these give native children a chance to experience the pow wow and learn through more opportunities to dance.