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Key Leader Of The Pokagon Band Appointed Chair Of State's Native American Indian Affairs Commission

February 12th, 2019

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The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is pleased to announce Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb recently appointed Scott Brewer as chair of the state’s Native American Indian Affairs Commission. His term on the commission will last through December 31, 2022.

Scott Brewer, a Pokagon citizen who lives in Granger, Indiana, is Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Community Relations, and Security with the Pokagon Band and Four Winds Casinos. He served in the United States Air Force for more than 27 years, attaining the rank of Chief Master Sergeant prior to his retirement. Brewer has served the tribe as chairman of both the Ogitchedaw Veterans Board and of the Health Board.

The Indiana Native American Indian Affairs Commission studies and makes recommendations to appropriate federal, state and local governmental agencies in areas of concern to our state's native and non-native people. The objectives are to bring the native community together, help identify and provide opportunities to Native American people, and enhance social, cultural, community and economic development in Indiana. The areas of focus identified by Indiana State Statute include employment, education, civil rights, health and housing.
“The commission’s objectives align very well with the Band’s seven grandfather teachings and with Governor Holcomb’s five legislative pillars,” said Brewer. “I look forward to working with state officials to improve the lives of native people in Indiana.”

Commission meetings are open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend and participate. Meeting dates, times and locations are at www.in.gov/inaiac/index.htm

About the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians’ sovereignty was reaffirmed under legislation signed into law by President Clinton in September of 1994. The Pokagon Band is dedicated to providing community
development initiatives such as housing, education, family services, medical care and cultural preservation for its approximately 5,600 citizens. The Pokagon Band’s ten-county service area includes four counties in Southwestern Michigan and six in Northern Indiana. Its main administrative offices are located in Dowagiac, Mich., with a satellite office in South Bend, Ind. In 2007, it opened Four Winds Casino Resort in New Buffalo, Mich., followed by Four Winds Hartford in 2011 and Four Winds Dowagiac in 2013. Four Winds South Bend opened January 16, 2018. It owns and operates a variety of business via Mno-Bmadsen, the tribe’s non-gaming investment enterprise. More information is available at www.pokagonband-nsn.gov, www.fourwindscasino.com and www.mno-bmadsen.com.

About Four Winds Casinos
Four Winds New Buffalo, located at 11111 Wilson Road in New Buffalo, Mich., Four Winds Hartford®, located at 68600 Red Arrow Highway in Hartford, Mich., Four Winds Dowagiac®, located at 58700 M-51 South in Dowagiac, Mich., and Four Winds South Bend, located at 3000 Prairie Road in South Bend, Ind., are owned by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. Four Winds New Buffalo offers nearly 125,000 square feet of gaming with more than 2,500 slot machines, 50 table games, five restaurants, entertainment bars, retail venues, a pool, and a 415-room hotel, making it the premier gaming resort in the Midwest. Four Winds Hartford features more than 500 slot machines, eight table games, a 74-seat restaurant, and a 15-seat bar. Four Winds Dowagiac features 400 slot machines, seven table games and one restaurant. Four Winds South Bend has over 55,000 square feet of gaming space, 1,600 games, four restaurants, three bars, a players lounge, a coffee shop, a retail outlet and a 10-table live poker room. Please play responsibly. You must be 21 years of age to gamble. For more information on Four Winds Casinos, please call 1-(866)-4WINDS1 (866-494-6371) or visit www.fourwindscasino.com. Additionally, be sure to like Four Winds Casinos on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fourwindscasino and follow on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/fourwindscasino.

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Media Contacts:
Paige Risser, Communications Director, Pokagon Band, (269) 783-6199, Paige.Risser@pokagonband-nsn.gov
Melinda Pierce, Big Idea Company, (574) 257-4332, melinda@bigideacompany.com
Jill Klinedinst, Big Idea Company, (574) 257-4332, jill@bigideacompany.com

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