The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi's Community Center earns prestigious Gold LEED certification
Located in the Pokégnek Édawat Village, near Dowagiac, Michigan the Community Center provides Pokagon citizens with a central place to gather for meetings, social events and special occasions. The 8,500 square-foot building includes a host of low-impact design elements including solar panels that offset energy costs, a section of the roof that supports the growth of live native plants while insulating the building and reducing water runoff, and a geothermal heating and cooling system which improves comfort and reduces both energy dependence and operating costs. The Community Center is the first in southwestern Michigan to earn gold LEED.
Hannahville's New Island Oasis
Hannahville’s New Island Oasis convenience store and gas station has been renovated and expanded to better serve local needs. As the only gas station on the reservation it is a much needed local resource for essential foodstuffs as well as 12 gas pumps including diesel, a car wash, and a new sub and pizza shop. As the venue continues to be profitable, further expansion of the healthier food options is planned.
Eastern/Woodlands Office Of Native American Programs
Elton Jones, Acting Administrator
Ralph H. Metcalfe Federal Building
77 West Jackson Boulevard, Room 2404
Chicago, Illinois 60604-3507
Telephone: (800) 735-3239
Fax: (312) 353-8936