Executive Council - February 2018

New Chair and Vice Chair Elected

The Forest County Potawatomi (FCP) Tribal Courtroom was jam-packed Feb. 12, 2018, with many who were anxious to witness the swearing-in of the new chairman and vice chairwoman. This election was certainly unique in that the former chairman of 20 years retired mid-term in January 2018, and many weren’t quite sure what the outcome of the special election was going to be. Seeing the courtroom so full this day certainly indicated that it was a happy day.

New Chairman Gus Frank

Farewell to an Accomplished Tribal Leader

How does one let go of something in his life that has become his everyday norm? How do people pick up and know that the time is right to move on to the next chapter of their life? We all ask these questions when a new change comes our way, and we have to make a decision that is only ours to make.

Tilley discussing topics with members

Exploring the Possibilities

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.

2017-2018 FCP Executive Council

2017-18 Election Results

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).

Hunting Moon Powwow 2017

13th Annual 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.