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.

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An Unforgettable “Honor Flight”

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 Ribbon Cutting

Wgetthta Building Grand Opening

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.

new royalty march 2017

Winter’s End Powwow 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.

FILM Project Hoping to Spark Interest

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.

young warriors drum group

Community Healthier Living Powwow

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.