In collaboration with the Forest County Potawatomi (FCP) Cultural Center, Library & Museum archives and Potawatomi Traveling Times (PTT), this is the next in the Leader series.
The time had finally come... and what a magnificent time it was! The Forest County Potawatomi (FCP) Community Center held its official soft opening on Sept. 18, 2021, on a beautiful, sunny fall day.
Forest County Potawatomi (FCP) Executive Council wanted to show gratitude and appreciation to the contractors and sub-contractors that have been working so diligently and efficiently on the new Community Center.
In collaboration with the Forest CountyPotawatomi (FCP) Cultural Center, Library & Museum archives and Potawatomi Traveling Times (PTT) this is the next addition to the leader series.
It has been 722 days; or 17,328 hours; or 1,039,380 minutes; or 62,380,800 seconds since the Ka Kéw Sé Gathering Grounds in Carter, Wis. has heard the beat of a powwow drum or the tapping of moccasins on its turf.
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.Forest County Potawatomi Cultural Center, Library, & Museum