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Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians elects Matthew Wesaw as chairman


The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians announced today that Matthew Wesaw was elected as its Tribal Council Chairman during the Tribe’s general election on Saturday, July 14. During the election, Kelly Curran was elected Secretary, Colin Wesaw as Elders Representative, and Gary Morseau, Sr. as Member-at-Large.

As Chairman, Wesaw will also serve as Chairman and CEO of the Pokagon Gaming Authority Board, which oversees the Band’s casino properties including Four Winds New Buffalo®, Four Winds Hartford®, Four Winds Dowagiac® and Four Winds South Bend®. This marks his third successful election as Chairman, the first time 2008 and again in 2012. In October 2013, he announced his retirement from the Council to become the Executive Director of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights. At that time, current Chairman John P. Warren was chosen in a special election to serve out the remainder of the term and was re-elected in 2015.


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