The Great Lakes Intertribal Food Summit will be held at the Pokagon Band’s amazing Rodgers Lake location (58620 Sink Road | Dowagiac, MI 49047) that is home to the the Band’s powwow grounds.
The closest airport is South Bend, Indiana, which is about a 30-45 minute drive. Chicago is about 2 hours, depending on traffic, and Detroit is close to 4 hours. Commercial shuttle service runs from Chicago to South Bend, Indiana (roughly $45 one-way or $75 round-trip, but you may want to check for other alternatives). Trains also arrive into nearby Niles, Michigan. We will work to coordinate shuttle service from South Bend with advance notice, but we cannot guarantee availability & we will not be able to provide transportation from Chicago.
You can use the comments box at the bottom of this page to post ride-share information.
Lodging is not included in the event registration, but there are room blocks at
- Baymont Inn. 29291 Amerihost Dr, Dowagiac, MI 49047(269) 782-4270.
- Quality Inn. 1265 S 11th, Niles, MI, 49120. 269-684-3900 Click here for reservations.
- Holiday Inn Express. 1000 Moore Street, Niles, MI, 49120. Click here or call 269-684-0300 for reservations. Code is PBF or tell them Pokagon Band Food Summit
- Camping and RV sites are available onsite at no cost. However, please be sure to make your reservation by adding that option during the registration process.