The Forest County Potawatomi (FCP) have lived in Forest County, Wisconsin, since the late 1800s. Around 1880, groups settled in areas near Blackwell and Wabeno and have lived in that area since, as well as in the Carter and Crandon (or Stone Lake) areas.
Today, life on the reservation is very different than it was for the elders. They have done much for the younger generation, and it is because of the elders that the younger generations are who they are today.
By pursuing a diverse set of business models, the Forest County Potawatomi of today are the largest employer in Forest County. With revenues from various tribal enterprises, the Potawatomi have invested in the health, wellness, education, environment and future of its people.
The FCP have also worked hard to preserve its culture and honor its past. The Cultural Center, Library and Museum provide an important link to the past and serves to facilitate important ceremonies.
We invite you to discover the modern Forest County Potawatomi. You will find a thriving Native American culture that is proud of its past and eager for the future.
Cultural Center, Library & Museum
Services offered to the community include language and cultural class instruction, historical photograph reproduction and repair, Native American DVD rental and gift shop sales, 4000 library books on the history and culture of the Great Lakes Indians, Tribal newspapers of Wisconsin tribes and Potawatomi bands.
The young people involved in this year’s Summer Youth Employee Program (SYEP) experienced a bit of a change this year from last year during “Education Week”, and it was very well received. This year, the youth divided into two groups and were given the opportunity to take part in a ... Continue Reading...
Summer Day Camp has officially started for this year. Summer Day Camp is a program aimed towards children in the range of 7-12 years old. The camp started on June 23, 2015. It runs until July 30, 2015, and is held Tuesday – Thursday. The program combines Potawatomi cultural teachings ... Continue Reading...
On June 13, 2015, FCP Health & Wellness Center’s Community Health Department held its Mish ko swen (Strong & Healthy) 5K at the FCP Rec Center. The event started out a bit hesitant because of a huge rain cloud coming into the area; the accompanying downpours held back the start ... Continue Reading...