Gun Lake Tribe Donates $5,000 to Safe Harbor Children’s Advocacy Center

(Bradley, Mich.) – Today, the Gun Lake Tribe (Tribe) announced a local donation to the Allegan-based Safe Harbor Children’s Advocacy Center in the amount of $5,000.        

“The Tribe and its citizens are very pleased to help further the cause of charitable organizations during this holiday season,” said John Shagonaby, Senior Director.  “Groups like Safe Harbor are a real blessing to our community so we’re happy to assist them with this donation.”

The donation was made pursuant to a legal agreement to direct unclaimed or forfeited funds left at the Gun Lake Casino to non-profit organizations or charities.  The Tribe selects which charitable organizations receive the funds. 

“On behalf of Safe Harbor, we want to give a big thanks to the Gun Lake Tribe for this generous donation,” said Lori Antkoviak, Executive Director.  “As a non-profit organization we depend on donations to carry out our mission of protecting children and educating the public about the community-wide impacts of child abuse.”

The Tribe recognizes the important work that charitable organizations do to improve the lives of people in Michigan and throughout the country.  


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About Gun Lake Tribe

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians (Gun Lake Tribe) has a rich history in West Michigan and a close connection to the land.  The Bradley Indian Mission, located near Wayland, is the historic residential and cultural center point of the tribal community.  The Tribe’s ancestors, and political predecessors, signed treaties with the United States government dating back to 1795.  The Tribe was re-affirmed to federal recognition in 1999.  For more information about the Tribe visit

About Gun Lake Casino

Gun Lake Casino is located off Exit 61 on U.S. 131, halfway between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo.  The casino features over 2,000 slot machines, 47 table games, a high-limit room, a 225-seat café, and a 300-seat buffet, along with bars, lounges, and live entertainment. 

Gun Lake Casino is owned by the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians and is operated by the Tribe’s management partner, MPM Enterprises, LLC, owned by an affiliate of Station Casinos LLC and private investors from Michigan. For more information, visit