Wgetthta Building Grand Opening

Wgetthta Ribbon Cutting

As everyone likely knows, renovation of an old building takes a lot of time, effort, funds and patience. It is not an easy task for any individual or group to begin and actually complete, but the Forest County Potawatomi (FCP) did just that.

Winter’s End Powwow 2017

new royalty march 2017

On the weekend of March 18-19, 2017, the FCP Powwow Committee hosted the 22nd Annual FCP Winter’s End Powwow at the Crandon High School gym. FCP Vice Chairman Al Milham welcomed everyone at the start of the day and thanked them for coming to this year’s powwow.

Wellness Court Holds Open House

Wellness Court Holds Open House

It is common knowledge that drug- related incidents have been becoming a more frequent occurrence in Forest County over the last couple of years. These matters do not just hurt the individuals who are actually involved in the crime itself, but they affect others in a multitude of ways.

FILM Project Hoping to Spark Interest

Advisory Board FILM

A new grant has been awarded to the FCP Information Technology (IT) department this year, which is administered through the Administration for Native Americans (ANA). It is a grant titled Fostering Independence, Leadership and Mentoring (FILM) and its focus is on educating youth in the skills of video production.

Community Healthier Living Powwow

young warriors drum group

On Jan. 31, 2017, the Community Coalition of Forest County, Forest County Potawatomi (FCP) and Mole Lake Sokaogon Chippewa held a Community Healthier Living Powwow event at Laona High School. This event was for K-12 students and was open to the public.

Celebrating Culture and Creativity

Celebrating Culture and Creativity

Eight years ago, the Potawatomi Traveling Times (PTT) came up with the idea of celebrating American Indian Heritage Month by asking area tribal youth K-12 to express what their heritage meant to them by way of creating art. Although Native American Heritage Month takes place in November, some may wonder why it is that PTT publicly celebrates it in December and January.

Family Invited to Speak About Addiction

The Lyert Family

The Lybert family is made up of father Rick, mother Sandi, sister Ashleigh and Tyler, brother and former drug addict. They are no strangers to what drugs can do to an individual or to an entire family. The Lybert family are the founders of Your Choice to Live, Inc. This is a non-profit organization that has been going strong since 2009. It has provided services to over 300 families and the family has spoken to over 85,000 youth in 100 middle and high schools across southeast Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Native Women and Culture Honored Through Art

Artists Arlene Alloway (left) and Mary Burns (right)

Honoring elders of the community is of great importance to the Forest County Potawatomi culture and tribe. It is taught to the children starting at a young age, and it is reinforced throughout their childhood. Always listen to the elders as they are wise and knowledgeable when it comes to the Potawatomi people and their past.