The Poarch Creek Indians are descendants of a segment of the original Creek Nation, which once covered almost all of Alabama and Georgia. Unlike many eastern Indian tribes, the Poarch Creeks were not removed from their tribal lands and have lived together for almost 200 years in and around the reservation in Poarch, Alabama. The reservation is located eight miles northwest of Atmore, Alabama in rural Escambia County, and 57 miles east of Mobile.
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is the only federally recognized Indian Tribe in the state of Alabama, operating as a sovereign nation with its own system of government and bylaws. The Tribe operates a variety of economic enterprises, which employ hundreds of area residents. Poarch Creek Indian Gaming manages three gaming facilities in Alabama, including: the Wind Creek Casino & Hotel in Atmore; Creek Casino Wetumpka; and, Creek Casino Montgomery. The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is an active partner in the state of Alabama, contributing to economic, educational, social and cultural projects benefiting both tribal members and residents of these local communities and neighboring towns.
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Notices to Tribal Members
- 4-7-17: The Tribal Council has posted a proposed Ordinance to Amend Title 22 (Elections) in the Tribal Member Only Portal (TMOP). Written comments must be submitted to the Tribal Council at 5811 Jack Springs Road, Atmore, AL 36502 by 9:00 a.m. (CST) on Monday, April 17, 2017. If you have any questions regarding any of these matters, please feel free to contact any of your Tribal Council Members at (251) 446-1140 or the Legal Department at (251) 368-9136 x 2525.
- 3-30-17: Information about General Welfare Assistance Program (GWA) 2017 Rollover Spending Plan has been posted in the Tribal Members Only Portal. Applicable forms may be completed in your computer browser then printed for signatures and forwarding to Tribal Member Benefits. Completed and signed forms must be submitted to Tribal Member Benefits by May 15, 2017.
- 3-22-17: The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is planning to publish a new limited edition coffee table book. The book’s content is currently being developed with ideas suggested by you. The book will consist of approximately 200 pages, include important milestones in our history, as well as a narrative of the path we have taken. Please take a few moments to answer the questions found at this link. (Opens in a new tab or window)