DOWAGIAC — A new era of justice is dawning for the Pokagon Band of the Potowatomi, one in which the emphasis is on peacemaking and using traditional ways to resolve conflicts.

Pokagon Band members gathered Wednesday to dedicate the tribe’s new Justice Center at the Sink Road campus. The 23,000-square-foot facility is home to the tribe’s court and police offices, which had been housed elsewhere in the Dowagiac area. The new center is one of three projects totaling $25 million done over the last year on the campus.