25th Annual Potawatomi Gathering

FCP veterans

The estimated registration for this year’s 25th Annual Potawatomi Gathering was around 2,300 members from each of the nine Potawatomi Bands. The event was held this year in Mayetta, Kan., home of the Prairie Band Potawatomi (PBP) during the week of July 29 – Aug. 5, 2018.

2nd Annual Forest County Festival a Hit!

The 2nd Annual Forest County Festival was held June 29 – July 1, 2018, at the Crandon International Off-Road Raceway. Despite challenges from the weather, the event was a success and enjoyed by many. The festival offered much to do including free carnival rides, live music, kid’s games, food, laughter and smiles.

Spirit of Hoops Basketball Camp Visits Area

On June 25, 2018, the Forest County Potawatomi (FCP) Recreation Center hosted a summer youth basketball camp, Spirit of Hoops Basketball Camp. Spirit of Hoops (www.mountainchiefinstitute.org) is a program that also works in conjunction with One on One Basketball Inc. (www.1on1basketball.com) and it places an emphasis on building confidence in Native American youth through the game of basketball.

Recovery Walk Held for Opioid Awareness

For the first time in the history of their tribes, the Forest County Potawatomi (FCP) tribe along with the Sokaogon Chippewa Tribe of Mole Lake participated together in “The Walk for Recovery” to support people suffering from addiction and to bring awareness to the fight against opioids.

Health & Wellness Center Holds Open House

A beautiful Saturday offered the perfect setting for the Forest County Potawatomi (FCP) Health Division to open its doors and share its pride in the Health & Wellness Center (HWC). HWC hosted an open house on May 19, 2018, that drew tribal members, community members, families, friends and some from as far north as Ashland.

Nation’s Leading Native American Photographer Visits FCP Campus

Nation’s Leading Native American Photographer Visits FCP Campus

Courageous, motivated, activist, loving, passionate, comical, intellectual, educator and, most of all, the best infectious laugh you will ever hear. These are just a few descriptive words that sum up Matika Wilbur, a 33-year-old photographer. Five years ago she sold all her belongings, including her beloved Pottery Barn couch, to hit the open road in search of opportunities to portray Native American culture as it is in this day and age.