Friday, February 5, 2010

Huron Band Gaming Regulator Accused of Malfeasance

A gaming commissioner for the Huron Band of Potawatomi is being accuses of having inappropriate relationships with casino employees.

Although having relationships with employees on personal time outside of the casino is not illegal, it is said to be a violation of the rules.  The employee states that it never inter feared with his job performance and the women never filed a complaint.

The person accused is a son of a council person, hopefully he will be given a suspension and can return back to work, currently he has been suspended.  
I never knew that we had a coin made by a mint to honor Chief Leopold Pokagon.  Link to coin
Leopold Pokagon died in 1826, he was the leader of the Potawatomi of the Saint Joseph River Valley in Michigan, one of the seven bands of Potawatomi that would adopt his name, his son was the famous writer, Simon Pokagon.  His name, Pokagon, means "the rib" but literally means "something used to shield."

Leopold was a very successful leader and negotiated the treaty of 1833 to allow the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi to remain on the land, while the rest of the Potawatomi were moved west of the Mississippi by the means of the Indian Removal Act of 1830.   


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