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Pokagon Band secures approval for alcohol ordinance in IndianaFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Federal Register | Land Acquisitions
Pokagon Band secures approval for alcohol ordinance in Indiana (11/29)
The tribe is celebrating major milestones as it moves forward with a casino in Indiana.

Pokagon Band secures historic approval to restore homeland in IndianaFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Pokagon Band secures historic approval to restore homeland in Indiana (11/23)
The tribe is making history with approval of the first land-into-trust application in Indiana.

Michigan tribes share $28.6M in gaming funds with communitiesFiled Under: Compacts | Public Relations
Michigan tribes share $28.6M in gaming funds with communities (10/31)
The amount shared in 2015 was 1.8 percent lower than the year prior as some tribes saw declines in their net wins.

Pokagon Band debuts expansion of gaming facility in MichiganFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Openings and Closings
Pokagon Band debuts expansion of gaming facility in Michigan (07/22)
The Four Winds Dowagiac has grown to accommodate more slot machines and table games.

Pokagon Band sees major progress on casino project in IndianaFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Pokagon Band sees major progress on casino project in Indiana (06/21)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has issued the final environmental impact statement for the project in South Bend, Indiana.

Pokagon Band to debut casino expansion project by end of yearFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Pokagon Band to debut casino expansion project by end of year (04/27)
The Four Winds Dowagiac will grow by 2,700 square-feet to make way for more slot machines and table games.

Pokagon Band touts $248M in economic impacts fueled by gaming enterpriseFiled Under: Public Relations
Pokagon Band touts $248M in economic impacts fueled by gaming enterprise (04/25)
Gaming has been good for the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and the tribe's surrounding communities in Michigan and Indiana.

Pokagon Band wins local support for Indiana casino agreementFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Pokagon Band wins local support for Indiana casino agreement (04/12)
The memorandum of understanding calls on the city of South Bend to support the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Pokagon Band agrees to share revenues from casino in IndianaFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Pokagon Band agrees to share revenues from casino in Indiana (04/11)
A memorandum of understanding details what's being promised to the city of South Bend.

Pokagon Band reaches two agreements for casino site in IndianaFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Pokagon Band reaches two agreements for casino site in Indiana (03/23)
The tribe is addressing sewer and water services, along with payments in lieu of property taxes, at its 166-acre land-into-trust in South Bend, Indiana.

Pokagon Band sees opposition to work at casino site in IndianaFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Pokagon Band sees opposition to work at casino site in Indiana (01/22)
The tribe wants to fill in wetlands and alter a stream at its 166-acre land-into-trust site in South Bend.

Pokagon Band aims to build police station at Indiana casino siteFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Pokagon Band aims to build police station at Indiana casino site (01/07)
The facility would be located on the northern portion of the tribe's 166-acre land-into-trust site in South Bend.

Dispute resolved over shares of Pokagon Band gaming revenuesFiled Under: Compacts
Dispute resolved over shares of Pokagon Band gaming revenues (12/09)
The local revenue sharing board finally resolved an impasse that prevented the distribution of a $4.4 million payment.

Pokagon Band faces hurdles in plan to develop casino in IndianaFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Legislation
Pokagon Band faces hurdles in plan to develop casino in Indiana (05/27)
Some state lawmakers aren't excited about a tribal casino joining riverboat and land-based casinos.

Pokagon Band questions legality of new gaming law in IndianaFiled Under: Compacts | Legislation
Pokagon Band questions legality of new gaming law in Indiana (05/14)
Chairman John Warren said the new law, which went into effect without the governor's signature, violates the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Dennis Whittlesey: Shocking proposals to halt tribal gamingFiled Under: Opinion
Dennis Whittlesey: Shocking proposals to halt tribal gaming (05/11)
Recent actions in Arizona and Indiana suggest that there is a new approach to local government opposition to Indian tribal applications for trust status of newly acquired land.

Opinion: Pokagon Band casino shouldn't stir fears in IndianaFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Opinion
Opinion: Pokagon Band casino shouldn't stir fears in Indiana (05/08)
Why is Indiana being mean to the Indians again?

Lawmaker slammed for comment about Pokagon Band casino bidFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Legislation
Lawmaker slammed for comment about Pokagon Band casino bid (05/01)
An Indiana lawmaker brought up 'bows and arrows' in reference to the tribe's plan for a casino on ancestral territory in the state.

Gaming bill opposed by Pokagon Band sent to Indiana governorFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Legislation
Gaming bill opposed by Pokagon Band sent to Indiana governor (04/30)
The bill dictates what 'must' be included in a Class III gaming compact even though negotiations have not yet begun.

Indiana lawmakers advance bill against Pokagon Band's casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Legislation
Indiana lawmakers advance bill against Pokagon Band's casino (04/29)
The bill asks Congress to declare that 'reservations and restored Indian lands within Indiana' are not eligible for gaming.

Indiana lawmakers ask Congress to stop Pokagon Band casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Legislation
Indiana lawmakers ask Congress to stop Pokagon Band casino (04/28)
The tribe is planning a casino, hotel and other development on its ancestral territory in Indiana but lawmakers there aren't welcoming the project.

Pokagon Band casino remains a concern for Indiana lawmakersFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Litigation
Pokagon Band casino remains a concern for Indiana lawmakers (04/24)
At least one top lawmaker doesn't believe the state can stop the tribe from opening a casino if the Bureau of Indian Affairs approves a land-into-trust application for a 166-acre site in South Bend.

Pokagon Band questions bill that affects Indiana casino projectFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Legislation
Pokagon Band questions bill that affects Indiana casino project (04/22)
Chairman John Warren said some lawmakers in Indiana aren't making the tribe feel welcome in its own territory.

Indiana lawmakers not so welcoming to Pokagon Band casino bidFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Legislation
Indiana lawmakers not so welcoming to Pokagon Band casino bid (04/17)
Two national organizations are coming to the defense of the tribe in response to questionable comments from state lawmakers whose county includes a non-Indian riverboat.

BIA hears from public on Pokagon Band gaming plan in IndianaFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Meetings
BIA hears from public on Pokagon Band gaming plan in Indiana (04/15)
About 200 people attended a hearing to discuss plans for a $400 million development in South Bend, Indiana.

Pokagon Band gains city support for casino ahead of BIA hearingFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Meetings
Pokagon Band gains city support for casino ahead of BIA hearing (04/14)
Leaders in South Bend, Indiana, are laying out the welcome mat for the tribe as it seeks to further its presence in the state.

BIA to hear from public on Pokagon Band casino plan in IndianaFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Meetings
BIA to hear from public on Pokagon Band casino plan in Indiana (04/13)
The tribe plans a $480 million development in South Bend, where many of its members live.

City weighs resolution to support Pokagon Band casino in IndianaFiled Under: Casino Stalker
City weighs resolution to support Pokagon Band casino in Indiana (04/09)
The vote might come ahead of a Bureau of Indian Affairs public meeting on the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Pokagon Band faces hurdles for a gaming compact with IndianaFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts
Pokagon Band faces hurdles for a gaming compact with Indiana (03/30)
Gov. Mike Pence (R), who would be negotiating with the tribe, has said he opposes an 'expansion' of gaming in a state where revenues from existing facilities have fallen 17 percent in the last five fiscal years.

Indiana lawmakers seek role in Pokagon Band gaming compactFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Legislation
Indiana lawmakers seek role in Pokagon Band gaming compact (03/27)
The bill would require the Legislature to ratify a compact, a practice that is common other states with tribal casinos.

BIA to host public meeting for Pokagon Band casino in IndianaFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Meetings
BIA to host public meeting for Pokagon Band casino in Indiana (03/24)
The tribe is planning a $480 million development with housing and gaming in South Bend, Indiana.

Pokagon Band set for first public hearing on Indiana casino bidFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Meetings
Pokagon Band set for first public hearing on Indiana casino bid (03/18)
A support group is rallying for the tribe while an opposition group remains secretive.

Pokagon Band outlines $480M investment in Indiana casino planFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts
Pokagon Band outlines $480M investment in Indiana casino plan (03/13)
A local group is already stirring up opposition but the mayor says he's open to discussions.

Pokagon Band includes casino in land-into-trust plan in IndianaFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Federal Register
Pokagon Band includes casino in land-into-trust plan in Indiana (03/12)
The tribe wants to develop a village and a Class III gaming facility in the city of South Bend.

BIA still working on  potential Pokagon Band casino in IndianaFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Federal Register
BIA still working on potential Pokagon Band casino in Indiana (02/18)
The tribe submitted a land-into-trust application more than two years ago.

Pokagon Band sends fewer casino revenues to community fundFiled Under: Compacts
Pokagon Band sends fewer casino revenues to community fund (08/14)
The Pokagon Fund could run out of money a year from now so changes are being made to the grant process.

Pokagon Band distributes more than $7M in casino revenuesFiled Under: Compacts
Pokagon Band distributes more than $7M in casino revenues (10/10)
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians shared more than $7 million in gaming revenues with local communities in Michigan.

Man charged for making bomb threat at Pokagon Band casinoFiled Under: Regulation
Man charged for making bomb threat at Pokagon Band casino (10/09)
A Michigan man is facing charges in federal court after he allegedly threatened to blow up a gaming facility operated by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians

Pokagon Band to  release revenue sharing figures this monthFiled Under: Compacts
Pokagon Band to release revenue sharing figures this month (09/12)
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is set to release revenue sharing figures later this month and local governments are already clamoring for a cut.

Pokagon Band announces casino naming rights deal at stadiumFiled Under: Public Relations
Pokagon Band announces casino naming rights deal at stadium (09/06)
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians of Michigan signed a casino naming rights deal for a stadium in South Bend, Indiana.

City rejects change   to fund connected to Pokagon Band casinoFiled Under: Compacts
City rejects change to fund connected to Pokagon Band casino (08/22)
A non-profit that receives gaming revenues from the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians in Michigan apparently won't be changing the way it distributes funds. The Pokagon Fund has received $16 million from the tribe since 2007. But the city council...

Pokagon Band shares $16M in gaming revenues with non-profitFiled Under: Compacts
Pokagon Band shares $16M in gaming revenues with non-profit (08/07)
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians of Michigan has shared more than $16 million in gaming revenues with its non-profit foundation since 2007. But a change in the way the Pokagon Fund distributes money to governments in Harbor County is...

Pokagon Band  makes promotions at growing casino businessFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Pokagon Band makes promotions at growing casino business (05/10)
Fresh off the opening of its third gaming facility, the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians of Michigan announced two promotions. Matt Harkness has been named chief operating officer for all three of the tribe's Four Winds casinos. He will continue...

Pokagon Band finally comes 'home' with third gaming facilityFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Pokagon Band finally comes 'home' with third gaming facility (05/01)
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians of Michigan opened its third gaming facility to the public on Tuesday and this one bears special significance. The 27,000 square-foot Four Winds Dowagiac is the smallest in the tribe's enterprise. But it's the...

Pokagon Band set to welcome visitors to new gaming facilityFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Pokagon Band set to welcome visitors to new gaming facility (04/30)
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is opening the doors to its third gaming facility in Michigan today. The 27,000 square-foot Four Winds Dowagiac will be the smallest in the tribe's enterprise. But the facility reflects the look and feel...

Pokagon Band ready  to debut third gaming facility next weekFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Pokagon Band ready to debut third gaming facility next week (04/25)
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians in Michigan will open its third gaming facility to the public next Tuesday. The 27,000 square-foot Four Winds Dowagiac will be the smallest in the tribe's enterprise. But the facility reflects the look and...

Pokagon Band  ranks at top of Michigan's tribal casino industryFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Pokagon Band ranks at top of Michigan's tribal casino industry (04/03)
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians saw a slot machine take of $334 million in 2012, the largest of any tribe in Michigan, The Grand Rapids Business Journal reported. The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe ranked second, with a take of $291...

Pokagon Band sets April 30 opening   for newest  gaming facilityFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Pokagon Band sets April 30 opening for newest gaming facility (04/01)
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians will open the doors to its third gaming facility on April 30. The 27,000 square-foot Four Winds Dowagiac will be the smallest in the tribe's enterprise. But the facility reflects the look and feel...

Pokagon Band anticipates   spring opening for Michigan casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Pokagon Band anticipates spring opening for Michigan casino (02/26)
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians expects to open its third gaming facility in Michigan something this spring. The 27,000 square-foot Four Winds Dowagiac will be the smallest in the tribe's enterprise. But the design aims to reflect the look...

Pokagon Band hosts job fair to fill 100 positions at new casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Pokagon Band hosts job fair to fill 100 positions at new casino (02/14)
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians in Michigan will host a casino job fair on Saturday. The tribe is filing about 100 positions at the Four Winds Dowagiac. The 26,000 square-foot facility is scheduled to open this summer. People who...

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