Recovery Walk Held for Opioid Awareness

For the first time in the history of their tribes, the Forest County Potawatomi (FCP) tribe along with the Sokaogon Chippewa Tribe of Mole Lake participated together in “The Walk for Recovery” to support people suffering from addiction and to bring awareness to the fight against opioids.

Nation’s Leading Native American Photographer Visits FCP Campus

Nation’s Leading Native American Photographer Visits FCP Campus

Courageous, motivated, activist, loving, passionate, comical, intellectual, educator and, most of all, the best infectious laugh you will ever hear. These are just a few descriptive words that sum up Matika Wilbur, a 33-year-old photographer. Five years ago she sold all her belongings, including her beloved Pottery Barn couch, to hit the open road in search of opportunities to portray Native American culture as it is in this day and age.

Clan Teachings Event Held

A special event took place at the Forest County Potawatomi (FCP) Cultural Center, Library & Museum on Feb. 24, 2018. The event was a “Clans Teachings” led by Bawdwaywidum Banaise (Edward Benton-Banai), Grand Chief of Three Fires Midewiwin Lodge.

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.