North American Indigenous Games 2017

Toronto North American Indigenous Games 2017

After a three-year hiatus, the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) 2017 were once again the focus of Native American athletes across Canada and the United States as they joined in the competitions held July 15-23. This year was just as intense as previous years for athletes, coaches and parents as the sporting events were held in Toronto, Ontario, and were spread out across the city resulting in lots of travel time. Of course, everyone local who participated in NAIG did his/her absolute best to root on Team Wisconsin!

FCPC Transit System Pilot Project

FCPC Transit System Bus

A new transportation system may become a reality in the community very soon. The plan calls for a 120-day pilot project to begin sometime in late July to early August of this year. The Forest County Potawatomi Community (FCPC) Transit system comes about as a result of a recent survey which showed that 63 percent of adult FCP tribal members polled in Forest County are in favor of having a public transit system.

Mish ko swen 5K

The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for this year’s Mish ko swen 5K event which was held at We Care in Carter, Wis. The sun was shining with blue skies and low humidity and most importantly, no rain! FCP Community Health and Employee Wellness always do a great job organizing this event for the community, and it is always a success.

WIEA Annual Awards Banquet

WIEA Annual Awards Banquet

On May 13, 2017, the Wisconsin Indian Education Association (WIEA) held its annual awards banquet at Lake of the Torches Resort Casino in Lac Du Flambeau, Wis. WIEA was established in 1985 by a group of concerned Indian educators to carry on the efforts of the former Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council (GLITC) Education sub-committee.

An Unforgettable “Honor Flight”

4 Vets

A long overdue WELCOME HOME happened for four FCP Vietnam veterans on April 24, 2017. This welcome home, along with the trip of a lifetime for these men, was all thanks to what is called the Never Forgotten Honor Flight.

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.