The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi tribe will unveil the new Mshkiki Community Clinic in Benton Harbor later this month. The facility will serve residents in Benton Harbor and Benton Harbor Township.
The new clinic, which is part of continuing efforts by the Pokagon Health Services department to improve primary care for people in their community, will provide medical and dental care for Medicaid and low-income residents.
A private ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for Monday, April 26, at 11:30 AM.
Four Winds Casinos And The Pokagon Band
The Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo was opened in 2007 by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi. It’s a combination hotel, casino, and entertainment venue.
In 2011, the Band opened the Four Winds Hartford casino, located in Hartford, Michigan. It offers an inspired aesthetic drawn from the traditions of the people of the Potawatomi. The casino has 52,000 square feet of gaming space.
A third Michigan casino was opened in 2013: the Four Winds Dowagiac, located in Dowagiac, Michigan. It’s an intimate casino: a 12,000 square foot gaming floor with more than 400 slot machines.
In February, the State of Michigan authorized Four Winds Casinos to offer online casino and sports betting, making the Pokagon Band the 11th licensed operator in the state.
How Pokagon Band And Four Winds Casinos Impact Their Communities
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi owns and operates the Four Winds Casino Resort located in New Buffalo, Michigan, and three additional Four Winds Casinos in Hartford and Dowagiac, Michigan and in South Bend, Indiana. According to the Pokagon Band, they have put “more than 2,200 people to work,” and “the Band has paid nearly $71 million to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and more than $24 million to local governments in the New Buffalo area since 2007.”
The Pokagon Fund is a private foundation that works to enhance the lives of the residents in the New Buffalo area and near Pokagon Band communities, such as Benton Harbor and Benton Township. The Pokagon Fund has awarded $12.8 million to local governments and nonprofits since 2007.