Communications staff directs the communication efforts of the Pokagon Band. By working closely with the Tribal Council, the department develops, coordinates, directs, and administers all phases of communication, presenting information and the Band’s message via the government’s website, marketing communication, publications and media relations to a multifaceted audience.
Native radio programming on WVPE 88.1 FM
Did you know that the Pokagon Band supports two native radio programs on WVPE 88.1 FM? Earthsongs is a blend of contemporary Indigenous artists who are setting new directions in blues, folk, jazz, country, reggae, and hip-hop music. Voices from the Circle highlights native news, issues, entertainment, storytelling, traditional and contemporary native music, poetry, and powwow trail information.
Both are an hour long, and can be heard between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. Saturday nights in Michiana on WVPE's HD channel News2, or anywhere via their app or online here.
Share your stories with us
Do you have a story you want to share? Let us know! We want to hear what citizens are up to to share in the newsletter, on the website, and on our podcast. Please complete this form, and we will get in touch if we are able to share your story.
Redesigning the Pokégnek Yajdanawa
After more than five years of the current newsletter design, it’s time for a new look. As we embark on redesigning and freshening up the appearance of the Pokégnek Yajdanawa, we have a few questions for you, the reader. Please complete a short survey to make your opinions heard.
Digitizing communications with citizens
We are working on digitizing citizen communications, which could include e-mails, text messages and phone calls. First, we want to know what you think, and whether you’d like to provide your preferred e-mail address and mobile phone number to our database. Please update your contact information with Enrollment so we can know how to best communicate Band news and services with you.
Not only does this effort save money and target information to the people who need to receive it, but it preserves Mother Earth by reducing paper use and waste. Among the efforts we are exploring are sending the Pokégnek Yajdanawa electronically. There are no plans to eliminate printed, mailed copies; we’d just like to know if citizens would rather not get the print copy and would prefer to receive the newsletter electronically. Other possibilities: text alerts, e-mail updates and phone calls about topics that are relevant to you. But rest assured, these communications won’t fill up your in boxes with unwanted messages. We’ll use it sparingly on an as-needed basis.
Social Media Use policy
Tribal Council adopted the Social Media Site Use policy. This policy governs how users interact with the Pokagon tribal government on its Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and other blogging or social networking sites. We encourage anyone who is a user of a Band social media site to read the policy carefully (below).