Cultural Highlights

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians presented a check for $1.56 million January 17 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. 

Pokagon Health Services is pleased to announce that starting January 2019, chiropractic services and medical massage therapy will be available directly from the Pokagon Health Services Clinic. Dr. Andy DeHaven and Dr. Kyle McKamey will be joining the PHS team to offer chiropractic care to patients on site and expand services for patients.

Shop with a cop is an opportunity for selected youth (ages 4-16) to spend a Saturday with a Pokagon Police officer shopping for presents for themselves and loved ones.

The youth are initially quiet and sometimes shy when they meet the police officer they are teamed up with, but as the day goes on, that quietness and shyness fade away, replaced with sharing and talking with their assigned officer.

This year’s Gwikwé’amen Holly Fair & Art Extravaganza hosted 154 tribal and local community members for shopping, crafting, and photos with Santa.

The Pokagon Band Early Childhood Education program, Department of Social Services, and the Tribal Art Review Committee collaborated to put on this winter’s event on December 8 at Dowagiac Middle School.

The Elkhart County Historical Museum is overhauling its downstairs exhibits for the first time in the museum’s existence, which is including more detailed information and new objects based on their collaboration with the Pokagan Band’s Language & Culture Department, as well as staff from the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and the Citizen Band of Potawatomi.