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Public meeting set on Pokagon land proposal

The Bureau of Indian Affairs will ask for public feedback next week on the Dowagiac-based Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians' pending land trust application, as part of the next step in the process surrounding the tribe's proposal to develop tribal offices, homes and a casino near the city.

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11/20/2017

article New Pokagon Tribal Police substation to open in South Bend
(Indiana) -- The grand opening for the new Pokagon Tribal Police substation in South Bend happened Monday. The new home for tribal police is located on the tribal land...
article Opening of Pokagon police substation celebrated in South Bend
(Indiana) -- With its Four Winds Casino slated to open here early next year, the Pokagon Band of the Potawatomi Indians has opened a new tribal police substation to...

10/25/2017

article Four Winds hosts casino job fair in South Bend
(Indiana) -- Four Winds staff are trying to fill every slot before the new South Bend casino opens in 2018. On Wednesday, there was a job fair for security and first...

10/10/2017

article Indiana’s First Tribal Casino ‘An Unparalleled Threat’ To Commercial Operators [sub req]
(Indiana) -- When the Four Winds South Bend opens its doors in January it will become Indiana’s first tribal casino, but gaming advocates believe the Class II...

8/30/2017

article Pokagon Band not in a rush to negotiate Class III gaming compact for new facility
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is on track to open a new casino in a matter of months but don't expect slot machines at other Class III games...

8/26/2017

article What Indiana's first tribal casino — the Four Winds in South Bend — means for the state
(Indiana) -- When the Pokagon band of Potawatomi opened its Four Winds Casino Resort in Michigan in 2007, just 4 miles from the Indiana border, it immediately began...
article Indiana's first tribal casino: Four Winds South Bend
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon are opening the first tribal casino in Indiana (video only).

8/22/2017

article First look inside Four Winds Casino South Bend, slated to open early 2018
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is celebrating another milestone in its latest project. In less than six months, gamblers could be hitting the...
article Sneak peek of partly finished Four Winds Casino in South Bend
(Indiana) -- A soaring octagonal rotunda will be the first thing visitors see upon entering Four Winds Casino when it opens on the city's southwest side early next...

4/9/2017

article INTERVIEW: Potential impact of South Bend Casino
(Michigan) -- WSBT 22 spoke with Erin Blasko of the South Bend Tribune to look at the economic impact the casino in South Bend could bring to our region. As the Pokagon...
article New Buffalo offers glimpse of possible South Bend casino impact
(Michigan) -- When the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians announced plans for a casino here, critics predicted the worst: bumper-to-bumper traffic, noise, rampant crime...

1/30/2017

article Tribal Casinos - Cashing In
(Indiana) -- Casino Cash – It’s coming to South Bend. Construction has begun on the Pokagon Band’s new Casino and Tribal village. Curious what it will...

1/1/2017

article State's leaders have full agenda
(Indiana) -- It’s all about the money this legislative session – how much Indiana has, where it should be spent and how much in taxes and fees to raise on...

12/20/2016

article Industry sees threat in tribal casino
(Indiana) -- A regular casino windfall for state budget writers is steadily getting smaller and soon could face one of its biggest declines yet with competition from...

12/15/2016

article Construction of Four Winds South Bend Casino begins
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians announced on Dec. 8 that it had started construction on a new casino located on Trust Land in South Bend.
article Editorial: The pressure to boost gambling
(Indiana) -- The business at Indiana’s casinos has shrunk dramatically over the past decade because of competition from casinos in surrounding states.

12/14/2016

article Association Singles Out Four Winds South Bend
(Indiana) -- A study commissioned by the Casino Association of Indiana and Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City lays out future challenges for the industry and says the...
article Gaming industry sees threat in tribal casino
(Indiana) -- A regular casino windfall for state budget writers is steadily getting smaller and soon could face one of its biggest declines yet with competition from...
article Indiana tax revenue may suffer $350m loss from tribal casino
(Indiana) -- According to a report from global independent research agency Spectrum Gaming Group (SGG), the upcoming Four Winds Casino in South Bend Indiana will cause a...

12/13/2016

article Gaming industry report says South Bend tribal casino will cut Indiana revenue by $355M
(Indiana) -- A tribal casino set to open in South Bend in 2018 could reduce Indiana's tax revenues by more than $350 million in its first five years, according to a...
article Study says South Bend casino will cost state $350 million
(Indiana) -- The Casino Association of Indiana is pushing state officials to engage in a "robust conversation" about the gaming industry in Indiana in light of...

12/7/2016

article Four Winds Casino South Bend expected to open in 2018
(Indiana) -- A new Four Winds Casino will open in the city in early 2018, according to plans announced Wednesday by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, adding a...
article Indian tribe in northern Indiana to announce casino plans
(Indiana) -- An Indian tribe in northern Indiana that recently celebrated becoming the first tribe in the state to have land returned to it from the federal government...
article Northern Indiana Indian tribe plans to open South Bend casino in 2018
(Indiana) -- An Indian tribe that runs three casinos in southwestern Michigan announced Wednesday it will open another in South Bend that is expected to draw business...
article Pokagon Band announces details on South Bend casino
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians have released details on the new casino project now under development in South Bend. In a statement, the tribe said...
article South Bend casino size to depend on success of its operations
(Indiana) -- The mood was celebratory Wednesday at a press conference announcing detailed plans for the Four Winds South Bend casino ... with a caveat. South Bend Common...
press release The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians Announces Details on Its South Bend Casino
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is pleased to announce that it has started construction on a new casino located on its Trust Land in South Bend. The...
article Renderings released showing future South Bend casino
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, which recently celebrated becoming the first tribe in the state to have land returned to it from the federal government, has...

11/29/2016

article Northern Indiana tribe to break ground on tribal village
(Indiana) -- Members of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians on Tuesday celebrated becoming the first tribe in Indiana to have land returned to it from the federal...
article Pokagon Band says casino, village project in South Bend will restore its sovereign land
(Indiana) -- A $400 million project by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians to develop a 166-acre site in South Bend will help restore sovereign tribal land in Indiana...
article Pokagon Band, South Bend mark feds' approval of casino plan
(Indiana) -- The federal government has taken the final step toward allowing the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians to take control of 166 acres in South Bend, giving...
article South Bend casino project could bring jobs, visitors and development
(Indiana) -- Bruno’s Pizza stands out as one of the few businesses on Prairie Avenue west of Locust Road — a largely rural area on the southwest edge of the...
press release The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians Receives Approval to Restore Its Homeland in South Bend
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is pleased to announce that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved its application to take into trust 166 acres...

11/28/2016

article Federal Bureau OKs South Bend Casino
(Indiana) -- Plans for a more than $400 million casino in South Bend have received a key federal approval. In a letter to the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, the...

11/25/2016

article Proposed South Bend casino project gets green light
(Indiana) -- The stage is set for Four Winds number four. The federal Government has given final approval to a plan that restores the Indiana tribal homelands of the...

11/24/2016

article Bureau of Indian Affairs blesses South Bend casino, tribal village
(Indiana) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs has approved plans by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians for a $400 million hotel and casino in South Bend. A press...
article Indiana tribe receives land-into-trust approval for state’s largest casino
(Indiana) -- In Indiana, the Pokagon Band Of Potawatomi Indians has announced that it will be holding a press conference on Tuesday to discuss a decision by the Bureau...

11/23/2016

article Bureau of Indian Affairs blesses South Bend casino, tribal village
(Indiana) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs has granted a request by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians to have 166 acres of land on the southwest side of South Bend...
article Pokagon Band set to move forward on South Bend casino
(Indiana) -- Leaders of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians have called a press conference for Tuesday to make remarks "related to the decision by the Bureau of...
article Pokagon Band to comment on plans for Indiana lands
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians has apparently had its Indiana lands taken into trust (166 acres) by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The tribe will...

8/1/2016

article Plans for South Bend casino move forward
(Indiana) -- Planning for a Four Winds Casino in South Bend took a step forward with the July 11 publication of a final Environmental Impact Statement. The EIS, issued...

7/29/2016

article Public comment heard on Pokagon Casino proposal
(Indiana) -- Happening now, the feds are taking public comments on the Pokagon Band's proposal to build a casino in South Bend. One local group is speaking out....

6/23/2016

article South Bend casino project moves forward
(Indiana) -- A casino for the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indian tribe is closer to fruition after the Bureau of Indian Affairs has released a final environmental impact...

5/13/2015

article Tribe chairman says new Indiana law violates US law
(Indiana) -- The chairman of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians says the tribe doesn't need to negotiate a compact with Indiana for a planned South Bend casino...

5/1/2015

article Lawmaker slammed for comment about Pokagon Band casino bid
(Indiana) -- An Indiana state lawmaker is denying accusation of racism after he questioned the casino being proposed by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. Rep. Pat...

4/30/2015

article Indiana Legislature's anti-Indian casino actions face uncertain fate
(Indiana) -- As the Indiana General Assembly wrapped up its 2015 session Wednesday, it took two parting shots at the Pokagon Band's plans to build a casino in South...
article OP/ED: Like it or not, more gambling is coming
(Indiana) -- One of the final actions to come out of this General Assembly session was a resolution urging Congress to forbid a $480 million project in South Bend by the...

4/29/2015

article Indiana senate unanimously passes anti Pokagon casino bill
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians want to open a casino in Indiana. Last week Indiana Senate members commented against the project. This week of April...
article Lawmakers ask Congress to block South Bend casino
(Indiana) -- The Indiana General Assembly has passed a resolution asking Congress to block a plan to build a tribal casino in South Bend. The $480 million plan by the...

4/27/2015

article Ind. Senate resolution asks Congress to stop Pokagon casino
(Indiana) -- If the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians didn’t feel “welcome” in the State of Indiana last week, wait until you hear what surfaced today...

4/14/2015

article A casino and tribal village in South Bend: citizens weigh in
(Indiana) -- More than 200 people voiced their opinion on a proposed tribal village that includes a casino in South Bend during a public forum hosted by the Bureau of...
article Bureau of Indian Affairs holds public forum on proposed South Bend casino
(Indiana) -- Monday night, the South Bend Common Council voted to welcome the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. Tuesday night, the public had its chance to share its...
article Casino plan meeting today
(Indiana) -- There will be a meeting at 6 p.m. today for the public to comment on a draft environmental impact statement related to a proposed $480 million tribal...
article Opinions split on proposed casino project
(Indiana) -- Opponents of a proposed tribal village and casino warned of dire consequences Tuesday if the casino portion of the project is allowed to move forward....
article South Bend council backs Pokagon casino project
(Indiana) -- The Common Council on Monday approved a resolution recognizing the “significant potential benefits” of a $400 million tribal village and casino...
article South Bend council supports $480M Pokagon casino project
(Indiana) -- The South Bend Common Council has voiced its support for a $480 million plan to build a tribal village and casino in the northern Indiana city. The council...

11/1/2012

article Tribal official: Building community is focus of plan for South Bend
(Indiana) -- There's much more to the Pokagon Band of the Potawatomi's plans for a South Bend development than building a casino, tribal officials said today.

10/15/2012

article Controversy gathers around possible casino opportunity from land proposal
(Indiana) -- The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs is considering a land proposal presented by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. If the land proposal is approved, it...

10/10/2012

article Lawmaker asks feds to not allow South Bend tribal casino
(Indiana) -- A top Indiana House Democrat is urging federal officials to reject a land proposal that could lead to an Indian casino opening in South Bend.

9/28/2012

article Dozens debate possible South Bend casino during hearing
(Indiana) -- Just mentioning the word "casino" was enough to drive dozens of people to a public meeting in South Bend, Thursday evening.
article Some object to possible tribal casino in South Bend
(Indiana) -- Some people are speaking out against an American Indian tribe possibly building a casino on land it owns in northern Indiana. Dozens of people attended a...

9/24/2012

article Public meeting set on Pokagon land proposal
(Indiana) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs will ask for public feedback next week on the Dowagiac-based Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians' pending land trust...

8/31/2012

article Tribe proposes casino on northern Indiana land
(Indiana) -- An American Indian tribe with a major casino in southwestern Michigan has included another casino in its development plan for land it owns in northern...

8/30/2012

article Indian Tribe Eyes Possibility of Building Casino in Northern Indiana
(Indiana) -- An Indian tribe is including a possible casino in its development plan for its land in northern Indiana. They're planning what they calls a tribal...

8/29/2012

article Home Sweet Home for South Bend casino?
(Indiana) -- No specifics on a casino, but we are learning more about the Pokagon Band of the Potawatomi Indians tribal development.
article Pokagons propose casino in South Bend
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians has included another casino in its development plan for land it owns in northern Indiana.
article Tribe includes casino in South Bend plans
(Indiana) -- An Indian tribe is including a possible casino in its development plan for land it owns in northern Indiana. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi (pot-uh-WAH...
article Tribe proposes casino on northern Indiana land
(Indiana) -- An American Indian tribe with a major casino is southwestern Michigan has included another casino in its development plan for land it owns in northern...

8/28/2012

article A casino in South Bend?
(Indiana) -- A casino could be coming to town if the federal government approves a proposal by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians to build a Tribal Village that...
article Pokagons' development plans in South Bend include casino
(Indiana) -- Don't look for it right away but a casino is included in a tribal development planned for South Bend by the Dowagiac-based Pokagon Band of Potawatomi...

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