On Saturday, December 29, 2018, Winter Event 2018 brought us an indigenous lyricist, a wellness-based initiative, and a locally-sourced feast. All were part of a collaboration between Forest County Potawatomi (FCP) Education/Culture and AODA departments in order to host positive, family-friendly activities during the holiday break.
The annual Forest County Potawatomi (FCP) Community Christmas party took place on Dec. 14, 2018, at Potawatomi Carter Casino Hotel (PCCH) and was packed with wall-to- wall community members and children. This is always a highly-anticipated event as was evident by the hundreds of people who attended.
The 4th Annual Repatriation Conference was held in Milwaukee at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino (PHC) Nov. 13-15, 2018. This conference is organized by the Association on American Indian Affairs (AAIA) and has had quite an impressive turnout each year since its inception with approximately 50 tribes represented!
A first-of-its-kind meeting between the Potawatomi Executive Council and the Forest County Intergovernmental Relations Committee was held Oct. 9, at the Forest County Potawatomi (FCP) Executive Building. Both parties agreed that it was the first meeting of this kind and that going forward they should meet monthly.
The second annual Forest County Potawatomi (FCP) FILM Festival was held Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, at the FCP Executive Building. FILM Coordinator David Herkert served as emcee for the event and warmly welcomed the 60+ people in attendance. He also encouraged the crowd to help themselves to popcorn and candy before the screenings got underway.
September 12, 2018, was a very special day for the Forest County Potawatomi (FCP) tribe as a community: It was the day two highly-respected FCP elders from the community launched their new book. Titled “Wete Yathmownen, Real Stories: Potawatomi Oral History” was written and compiled by Jim Thunder Sr. (Bemwetek) and Mary Jane Thunder (Wabmigo). This day was also the launching and celebration for the book being made available to the public.