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.

Clan Teachings Event Held

A special event took place at the Forest County Potawatomi (FCP) Cultural Center, Library & Museum on Feb. 24, 2018. The event was a “Clans Teachings” led by Bawdwaywidum Banaise (Edward Benton-Banai), Grand Chief of Three Fires Midewiwin Lodge.

Drug Task Force Makes Presentation

The Forest County Drug Task Force spoke with community members on Feb. 20, 2018, at the Potawatomi Carter Casino Hotel (PCCH) about drug use and crime in the Forest County area as well as in the surrounding counties. Tom Robinson and Tony Crum, Forest County Sheriff’s Department drug task force investigators, presented this in- depth presentation about the epidemic that is not only affecting the nation as a whole but also the very county and towns where we live.