Exploring the Possibilities

Tilley discussing topics with members

On Jan. 4, 2018, a small group of tribal members had the opportunity to visit Northland Pines High School (NAHS) in Eagle River, Wis., to tour its athletic facilities. The idea behind the visit was to give tribal members ideas as to what the new recreation center being proposed here could include.

New FCP Associate Judge Sworn In

New FCP Associate Judge Sworn In

On Dec. 17, 2017, the new Forest County Potawatomi (FCP) Associate Judge Angela Moe was sworn in at 10 a.m. at the FCP Tribal Courtroom by FCP Chief Judge Eugene “Fugie” White-Fish. White-Fish spoke of how this position is to be held with great respect in the community.

Woodland Sky Native American Dance Company

Woodland Sky Native American Dance Company

A Healthy Living Powwow was held on Nov. 30, 2017, at both the Laona and Crandon School Districts to educate and inspire youth in a healthy living lifestyle. Both of these events really were an informative tool for those who are not familiar with Native American powwows: the reasons behind them, and the reasons behind some of the dances.

2017-18 Election Results

2017-2018 FCP Executive Council

This year’s election definitely brought some new campaigning styles to the playing field. It’s refreshing to see people keep up with the times by using other formats of campaigning such as social media. This election brought several runners for the FCP council member position: Brooks Boyd (incumbent), Nate Gilpin, Jeffrey Keeble Jr., Al Milham, Nick Shepard and Heather VanZile (incumbent).

13th Annual Hunting Moon Powwow 2017

Hunting Moon Powwow 2017

The 13th Annual Hunting Moon Powwow 2017 kicked off the weekend of Oct. 20-22 in Milwaukee, Wis., at the Wisconsin Center downtown. The pow-wow was directed by the Forest County Potawatomi tribe and brings in dancers and drummers from all over the United States. It really is the powwow of pow-wows here in the Midwest.

24th Annual Fire Keeper Meno Keno Ma Gē Wen Powwow

Meno Keno Ma Ge Wen Powwow

With fall weather and some chilly rain, the 24th annual Fire Keeper Meno Keno Ma Ge Wen Powwow was still in full force on August 26 & 27, 2017, in Carter, Wis. The powwow committee did a great job this year in making sure things ran smoothly and efficiently. Turnout this year was great, despite what Mother Nature decided to bring in the weather department.

Summer Fisheree a Success

Summer Fisheree Group Photo

On Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, the annual summer fisheree was held at Bug and Devil’s Lakes. Most of the fishermen and women started the morning on Bug Lake, leaving Joe Brown Sr. free to troll for bass on Devil’s Lake. By lunchtime, more boats had joined him.