2023 Meno Keno Ma Gē Wen Powwow: Home of the Woodland World Championship
2023 Meno Keno Ma Gē Wen Powwow: Home of the Woodland World Championship

It was a perfect weekend for this year’s Meno Keno Ma Gē Wen Powwow: Home of the Woodland World Championship, which was held on Aug. 25-27, 2023, at the Ka Kēw Sē Gathering Grounds (Carter, Wis. Powwow Arboretum).

2023 North American Indigenous Games
2023 North American Indigenous Games

After a six-year wait, the 10th North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) were held in Kjipuktuk (Halifax), Nova Scotia, July 15-22.

Community Send-Off for the NAIG Athletes
Community Send-Off for the NAIG Athletes

The Forest County Potawatomi Community and surrounding towns joined in on sending off 10 of our local tribal youth to the Native American Indigenous Games in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, on July 13, 2023, at the Potawatomi Community Center.

FCP Presents Annual Grants of $10,000 to 10 Forest County Townships
FCP Presents Annual Grants of $10,000 to 10 Forest County Townships

Lac Vieux Desert Executive Council was welcomed to the Potawatomi Community June 28, 2023, for a tour of the Potawatomi Community Center, the FCP Cultural Center, Library and Museum, Bodwéwadmi Ktëgan (Potawatomi Farm), as well as a meet-and-greet and lunch with the FCP Executive Council.

Laona EMS Ground Breaking
Laona EMS Ground Breaking

Laona Rescue has been around for 49 years. January will mark their 50 years.

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Our Story

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.


Forest County Potawatomi Dancers

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.

Forest County Potawatomi Cultural Center, Library, & Museum