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The Forest County Potawatomi (FCP) tribe continues to
value its role in enhancing its own community and surrounding
communities. Whether you’re reading the FCP Visitor & Business
Guide for the first time or if you’ve picked up every past issue, I do
hope that you’re able to better understand the structure and
development of the FCP Community. As the FCP Visitor & Business
Guide continues in its third year of publication, I think it’s relevant
to revisit the vision we have focused on since the publication’s
Our foremost goal has been to inform FCP tribal members and
surrounding communities of available FCP services, businesses,
events and opportunities. Our “FCP Businesses, Enterprises &
Departments” and “Events & Opportunities” sections have been
growing to provide you with contact information and the low-down
on what FCP offers.
Our second goal remains to promote FCP tribal departments
and businesses, along with privately-owned FCP tribal member
businesses, by giving them a voice to connect with tribal members
and surrounding communities. You’ve journeyed with us through a
variety of phases; our stories have — and will continue to — keep
you up-to-date on casino happenings, our government departments’ accomplishments, and new enterprise openings. Of course,
each issue contains valuable coupons to give you more bang for
your buck when you visit.
As we approach the fall/winter season, new and exciting
things are happening within the Forest County Potawatomi Community. In continuing our forward-thinking, new development on
tribal lands continues to grow, helping to shape the economic
value of our surroundings and local communities.
As we progress forward and plunge headlong into 2014 and
beyond; be sure to be on the lookout for the December 2013 - May
2014 issue. For your convenience, download each bi-annual issue
and a copy of distribution sites at
Migwetch, and thanks for taking the time to learn more about
the FCP Community.
FCP Tribal Administrator Eugene Shawano Jr.
Back Row (L-R):
FCP Secretary Lorna Shawano, FCP Council Member James A. Crawford,
FCP Council Member Nate Gilpin Jr., FCP Treasurer Richard Gougé,
Front Row (L-R):
FCP Chairman Harold “Gus” Frank, FCP Vice Chairman Al Milham
Photo by Potawatomi Traveling Times
1 FCP Visitor & Business Guide
Dec. 2013 - May 2014
3 History
4 Forest County Potawatomi Area Maps
5 FCP Tribal Member-Owned Businesses: Bronson Shepard Logging;
C.C.’s Tattoo Illustrations; David VanZile Logging; Fire-Up
Fireworks & Smoke Shop; H&K Restoration; Jeffrey Keeble
Photography; Memengwa Spirit; Namaste Outpatient Center;
R/C Havok; Roberta Alloway’s Indigenous Art; Rolling Thunders
Soaps; Thunder Rolls Recovery
Al Murray
FCP Tribal Forester
6 FCP Enterprises & Departments: Accounting, Child Care,
Child Support; Cultural Center, Library & Museum
FCP Energy Working Group
7 FCP Enterprises & Departments: Domestic Violence/Sexual
Assault Program; Economic Support; Education; Elderly
Jayme VanZile
FCP Assistant Tribal Administrator
8 FCP Enterprises & Departments: Emergency Management;
Enrollment; Executive - Administration; Executive Council
Kaye Garcia
FCP Foundation Executive Director
Krystal Statezny
Potawatomi Traveling Times Graphic Artist
Potawatomi Bingo Casino
Potawatomi Carter Casino Hotel
Potawatomi Cultural Center, Library & Museum
Rachel Zaborowski
Potawatomi Traveling Times Graphic Artist
Shari Alloway
GIS Program Director
Stacey Jameson
Executive Assistant to Tribal Administration
Stacey White
Potawatomi Carter Casino Hotel Lead Graphic Artist
Winda Collins
Potawatomi Traveling Times Managing Editor
Cover Photo
FCP Cultural Center Library & Museum Exhibit, Crandon, Wis.
9 FCP Enterprises & Departments: Family Resource Center; Forestry;
Foundation; Gaming; GIS
10 FCP Enterprises & Departments: Grants; Gte Ga Nes Preschool;
Health & Wellness Center
11 FCP Enterprises & Departments: Housing; Human Resources
12 FCP Enterprises & Departments: Information Technology;
Indian Child Welfare; Insurance; Language and Culture; Legal
13 FCP Enterprises & Departments: Maintenance; Natural
14 FCP Enterprises & Departments: N.E.W. Directions; Ordinance;
Planning; Potawatomi Bingo Casino; Potawatomi Business
Development Corporation and businesses
16 FCP Enterprises & Departments: Potawatomi Carter Casino Hotel;
Potawatomi Carter C-Store/Smoke Shop; Potawatomi Stone Lake
C-Store/Smoke Shop/Deli
17 FCP Enterprises & Departments: Potawatomi Traveling Times;
Property Management; Purchasing; Realty; Recreation
18 FCP Enterprises & Departments: Red Deer Ranch; Security;
Tribal Court; Utilities
19 Reaching New Heights
21 FCP Energy Standards and Practices
Photo by Potawatomi Traveling Times
Design & Layout
23 FCP Foundation Celebrates 15 Years
Potawatomi Traveling Times
24 The Health of Forest County Forests
Distribution Locations
Locations and downloadable issues are available
on our website:
25 FCP Events
27 Winner of One Night Stay Drawing, Enter to Win
28 Coupons
Contact Us
(715) 478-7461
Dec. 2013 - May 2014
30 Protecting Water, Soils and Living Things
FCP Visitor & Business Guide
(L-R): Laura and Rev. Erik Morstad.
Info and photo courtesy of Forest County Potawatomi Cultural Center,
Library & Museum
The history of the Potawatomi is a story of physical survival and
cultural endurance. The impact of the arrival of the European to Turtle
Island demanded the balance of deep-rooted traditions and the adaption of new ways of life. The traditional values of family, sharing and
mutual respect are the center points of our cultural heritage. The
legacy of our ancestors is keeping these values alive.
As skillful hunters and traders, the Potawatomi warriors quickly
stepped into the European and Indian fur trade in the Western Great
Lakes. The wisdom and experience of their leaders and elders, but
also technical advantages such as the use of birch-bark canoes,
helped the Potawatomi to become important middlemen. Many communities prospered, and new villages were founded in Wisconsin like
Algoma, Manitowoc, Sheboygan, Milwaukee and Chicago, Ill. By the
end of the 18th century, the Potawatomi villages ranged from northwestern Ohio through lower Michigan into eastern Wisconsin.
However, like many other tribes, the Potawatomi not only traded
European goods, but also diseases, wars, and the never-ending demand for tribal land, which all took their devastating toll. As early as
1789, the U.S. Government pressured Potawatomi leaders into a series of 43 treaties, resulting in the loss of their traditional homeland.
The infamous Treaty of Chicago of 1833 represents the peak of the
treaty era for the Potawatomi. Thousands of our people lost their
homes. During this time, up to 15,000 Potawatomi were either forced
west or tried to escape to their former British allies in northern
The Forest County Potawatomi of today are the descendants of
small groups, families and individuals who broke off from the main
tribe during the removal era and sought a refuge in the dense forests
of north central Wisconsin. For almost three generations, the “Straying Bands of Potawatomi” avoided any further contact with the ever
advancing frontier. Living in widely scattered settlements in far remote
areas, the Wisconsin Potawatomi feared removal to the west. Our
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The Potawatomi have always resided in Wisconsin since the
1600s. The land in which we live today was paid for with money
promised by treaty and was made available for the purpose of land
acquisition in 1913. It was land that had been already ravaged and
cut over by the big logging companies.
It was considered allotted land, meaning that it was put into
individual ownership. Under the government’s allocation process
most people were granted 40 acres of land. There was a stipulation
that it would be under government trust status for a period of 25
years, meaning that the allotters would not get title to the land for
that period.
In 1934, the Indian Reorganization Act was passed. The act
specified that in order to gain the benefits of this legislation and be
recognized as tribal governments, tribes would re-organize into a
representative type of government, a majority-elected leadership.
It also mandated that the land would be held in trust status, in
perpetuity (or forever).
In 1936, the People would organize under this act and officially became the Forest County Potawatomi Community in 1937. Tribal
lands are located near Crandon and Wabeno, Wis., including some
in Marinette and Oconto counties.
There were already a number of Potawatomi people living in
the Wabeno area on homestead lands prior to the land acquisition
through the efforts of Rev. Erik Olsen Morstad.
In 1894, Morstad, along with several Potawatomi’s, would
travel to the land office in Wausau, Wis., to obtain homesteads
with most obtaining their grants in Forest, Oconto and Marinette
The greatest impact and benefit was not to be so much on his
religious activities but his efforts to initiate the first movement in
education and acquiring land under the Indian Homestead Act of
Morstad would return to his birthplace in Norway on business
where he would later pass away in 1920.
ancestors had become squatters in their own land.
By the end of the 19th century, the leaders of the “straying
bands” found a way out of this depressing situation. The newly introduced “Indian Homestead Act” allowed all Native Americans the right
to select their own homesteads. During the mid 1890s, the first
Potawatomi families built new homes on cut-over lands in Wisconsin
in Oconto, Marinette and Forest counties. Almost 20 years later in
1913, the Wisconsin Potawatomi finally received a reservation of approximately 12,000 acres near Wabeno, Blackwell and Stone Lake
(Crandon) in Forest County. With the acceptance of a new constitution
under the “Indian Reorganization Act”, the formerly straying bands of
the Wisconsin Potawatomi finally became a federally-recognized tribe
- the Forest County Potawatomi Community.
The history of the Potawatomi in Wisconsin is a story of cultural
persistence and change. We are proud of our accomplishments.
We are the Forest County Potawatomi, the Keeper of the Fire.
To this day, the fire is still burning.
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Forest County Potawatomi Area Maps
Forest County Potawatomi Buildings
Stone Lake Area (East of Crandon)
ATV Access
Forest County Potawatomi
Buildings - Carter Area
Blackwell Area
1. Utilities
2. Potawatomi Stone Lake
C-Store/Smoke Shop/Deli
3. Health & Wellness Center
4. Cultural Center, Library & Museum:
Museum, Security, Enrollment, Education
5. Property Management:
Property Management, IT
6. Family Services Building: Child Care,
Child Support, Economic Support, ICW,
7. Recreation: Recreation, Truancy Prevention
8. Executive Building: Administration,
Tribal Court, Executive Council, Finance,
Grants, Human Resources, Legal, Purchasing
9. Housing
10. Elderly
11. Assisted Living
12. Wayside
13. Fire-Up Smoke Shop
14. Ordinance
15. Arlyn Alloway Ballfield
16. Stone Lake Church
17. Emergency Management
18. Family Resource Center: Family Resource
Center, Potawatomi Traveling Times,
Maintenance, N.E.W. Directions, CHOICES
19. Gte Ga Nes Preschool: Gte Ga Nes
Preschool, Rising Sun Daycare,
Language & Culture
21. Natural Resources: Natural Resources,
GIS, Forestry, Planning, Land Use, Realty
22. Air Monitoring Site
23. Solid Waste Facility
1. Learning Resource Center
2. Sunnyside Community Church
3. Potawatomi Carter Casino
Hotel: The Springs, The Flames
4. Potawatomi Carter
C-Store/Smoke Shop
5. We Care Facility
6. Ka Kew Se Gathering Grounds
ATV Access
1. Red Deer Ranch
2. Blackwell Park
3. Gche Kte Gan (former Huettl Farm)
FCP Offers Trail Connections
by FCP Tribal Forester Al Murray
The FCP Community works directly with area Townships and
Motorized Recreational Trail clubs to establish and maintain routes,
trails and connections to trails throughout Northern Wisconsin.
In the Stone Lake area, the Potawatomi Stone Lake C-Store
allows free parking of vehicle for those who choose to trailer ATVs and
snowmobiles to our area. Free electrical hook-ups are also available for
overnight parking. There is a direct connection north of the C-Store that
will take ATV and snowmobile enthusiast to all established trails includDec. 2013 - May 2014
ing connections to Argonne, Crandon, the 100 Mile Snow Safari, the Wolf
River State Trail and the Nicolet State Trail.
In the Carter area, the Potawatomi Carter Casino Hotel and the
Potawatomi Carter C-Store/Smoke Shop allow free parking of vehicle for
those who choose to trailer ATVs and snowmobiles to our area. There is
a direct connection to east of these businesses with the Nicolet State
Trail less than ¼ mile east of the casino. This connection will take ATV
and snowmobile enthusiast to all established trails including connec-
tions to the Nicolet State Trail, the Lumberjack Memorial Trails and the
100 Mile Snow Safari. Just to the south, many trails are available in the
Oconto County trail system.
Trail routes and trail maps are frequently changing, and because
of this, we do not provide trail maps in this publication. The FCP Community recommends contacting the following link for trail information: This link will provide contact information for
various clubs as well as trail conditions.
FCP Visitor & Business Guide
FCP Businesses, Enterprises & Departments
PO Box 354, Wabeno, WI 54566 • Ph: (715) 473-2137
Betty Thunder, MSW, CSAC, RYC
300 S. Lake Ave., Crandon, WI 54520
Ph: (715) 478-1117
Email: [email protected]
Specializing in alternative health (yoga, meditation, stress management), and intuitive healing.
Craig Cooper, Owner
4748 Cypress St., Laona, WI 54541
Ph: (715) 674-2276 • Cell: (715) 889-1750
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Ten years of experience with tattooing and general artwork
(mostly drawings). Specializing in all sorts of tattoo lettering (black
light inks available), as well as home décor and Native American art.
Visit us on Facebook!
950 Zinzer Road (off Hwy. 55 W), Crandon, WI 54520
Ph: (715) 478-0028 / Hours: Tue. - Fri. 12 - 8 p.m.;
Sat. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
A premier indoor track for radio-control racing, a state-of-the-art
timing system, 173” screen, and a complete RC hobby store offering
sales, rentals, parts and repairs. Have your next party with us!
Crandon, WI 54520 • Ph: (715) 478-4249
Ph: (715) 478-1853 • [email protected]
Native American-themed/contemporary beaded artwork and purses.
Follow me on Facebook: Roberta Alloway
7876 Hwy. 8 East, Crandon, WI 54520 (4 miles East of Crandon)
Smoke Shop: (715) 478-5120
Fireworks: (715) 478-5550
“If We Don’t Have It… You Don’t Need It!” Your fireworks
headquarters for: missiles, roman candles, shells, rockets, firecrackers,
fountains and sparklers, repeating aerial displays, novelty items, wing
items, large and small assortment, and packages for kids and adults.
Discount cigarettes.
Crandon, WI 54520
Cell: Jeffrey Keeble (715) 889-2128 • Jason Headson (715) 966-1699
H&K Restoration started in the fall of 2012. Based out of Crandon, Wis., they specialize in buying unwanted, non-running and
crashed powersports vehicles; ATVs, side-by-side’s, motorcycles, snowmobiles, etc. They are looking for parts and repairable machines.
They pay YOU for your machine and will pick up and remove it
from your garage, yard, or woods! So give them a call!
Loreen Alloway, Owner • Ph: (715) 784-0193
Hand-crafted: Goat's Milk Soap — scents: Sweet Grass, Sage,
Cedar, Mother Earth, Lemongrass & Sage, Indian Summer and other
scents available (e.g. fruit, flower and designer); custom gift baskets
available in all scents with beauty items including lotion, body spray
and bath salts. These make great gifts!
Rolling Thunder Soaps can also be found at the Elcho Sweets &
Treasures store in Elcho, Wis., Hwy. 45, across from the Shell station.
Gises Thunder, LLC
Based in Argonne, WI
Ph: (715) 649-3723 • Cell: (715) 784-0136
Fully insured; serving Wisconsin. We have a freightliner tow truck
for towing heavy equipment. Short response time. FCP tribal member
and employee discount. Call for details. (See coupon on pg. 28)
4252 Quade Lane, Crandon, WI 54520 • Ph: (715) 889-2128
Jeffrey Keeble Photography provides expressive and artistic photographic services, tailored to each client. He believes in creating
dynamic and comfortable photography sessions that allow the client
to relax and reveal his/her true personality. He also values individuality and understands that each client’s photographic style will be different, which allows him to have a personal connection with every
client. Call for availability and price.
Dennie Shepard & Phillip Whiteman
Ph: (715) 889-3901
P.O. Box 171, Crandon, WI 54520
Beadwork, traditional and cultural sewing; variety of craft-making. Sews regalia of all sizes ranging from traditional to grass, fancy
men's, fancy women's and kids.
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ATVs, UTVs, and Snowmobiles.
We also do repairs on the above.
Jason 715-966-1699 | Jeffrey 715-889-2128
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FCP Businesses, Enterprises & Departments
All hours are Mon. - Thur., 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. unless noted otherwise.
5415 Everybody’s Road, P.O. Box 340, Crandon, WI 54520
Ph: (715) 478-7358 • Fax: (715) 478-7365
5416 Everybody’s Road, P.O. Box 340
Crandon, WI 54520
Ph: (715) 478-7257 • Fax: (715) 478-2445
The Accounting Department is responsible for financial planning,
budgeting, internal controls, compliance and audit, and the analysis
and reporting of financial results.
We maintain the general ledger, prepare journal entries, reconcile accounts and bank statements, receipt and deposit all funds;
maintain records for all assets; administer the 401K plan; create,
maintain, and send reports for both the 401K and HCE plans; deposit
taxes, prepare and file quarterly reports, prepare W-2s; maintain
grant and contract fund records; process the payroll on a weekly basis
and per cap on a bi-weekly basis; pay all bills; maintain the property
& liability insurance; prepare journal entries; maintain vendor files,
prepare 1099s; prepare necessary reports to file with the grant or
contract agency, enter and maintain the budgets for all tribal
We will assist FCP tribal families, Native American families, and
low income families who reside in Forest County in finding and funding quality child care. The parents are then able to seek employment,
maintain employment or attend educational classes.
We will also certify individuals who are interested in becoming
regulated child care providers. We hold a child care certification
class twice a year, which offers all state required trainings to become
regulated. We promote child safety in the homes where care is being
provided and activities which involve parents, providers and children.
The Rising Sun Child Care is overseen by our program, and is a
tribally operated licensed day care facility. It is staffed with five fulltime child care teachers along with a part-time teacher during the
busy summer months. Rising Sun Child Care accepts tribal members
and tribally affiliated children when openings arise.
5415 Everybody’s Road, P.O. Box 340
Crandon, WI 54520
Ph: (715) 478-7333 • Fax: (715) 478-7331
The emotional, spiritual and financial support of the Potawatomi
children and their care and safety is an important element of
Potawatomi culture, tradition and custom. The children are the community’s future, and parents have the moral and legal obligation to
provide health, welfare and safety for their children. With this in
mind, the FCP Community – Tribal Child Support Agency (FCPC-TCSA)
was established in 2003.
We currently work with child support and paternity cases in
which the payer is an enrolled FCP tribal member. We accept all child
support applications but will refer cases for those outside of tribal
jurisdiction. We process all income withholding orders for FCP tribal
employees, and provide location services of parents and paternity
testing in the agency at a reduced fee. In 2009, we collected over
$2.9 million for children and families.
Application forms are readily available for pick up in our office
or can be mailed upon request.
8130 Mish ko swen Drive, P.O. Box 340
Crandon, WI 54520 • Ph: (715) 478-7478
Hours: Mon. – Thurs.: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., closed on federal holidays
We were primarily created to educate the public with a permanent exhibit outlining significant historical events and to pass the
culture and traditions of the Bodewadmi to the next generations.
The core of the museum is our collection of historical and contemporary photographs, audio/video, books, treaties, manuscripts,
language material and other memorabilia.
Services offered to the community include language and cultural
class instruction, historical photograph reproduction and repair,
Cultural Center, Library & Museum cont’d. on page 7
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Cultural Center, Library & Museum cont’d. from page 6
Native American DVD rental and gift shop sales, 4,000 library books
on the history and culture of the Great Lakes Indians, and tribal newspapers of Wisconsin tribes and Potawatomi bands. Research services
include archived state and local records, family charting, maps, etc.
In September 2011, our facility added new exhibits that focus on
the history, language and culture of the FCP Community. Visit the
Potawatomi Gathering Theatre, which chronicles the annual get-together of all Potawatomi bands. Watch videos of young and old, and
brush-up on your language skills with the updated Potawatomi language kiosk. The exhibit displays material owned by Chief Simon
Kahquados, recognized as the last known chief of the Wisconsin band
of Potawatomi. Bandolier bags, aprons, moccasins, baskets, wigwams,
text panels, and newer high-definition video interactives are also on
display. Call ahead for class offerings and other information.
Domestic Violence 24-hour line: (715) 478-7201
Sexual Assault Services: (715) 478-4991 • Fax: (715) 478-7237
5415 Everybody’s Road, P.O. Box 340 • Crandon, WI 54520
Ph: (715) 478-7292 • Fax: (715) 478-7294
We provide a variety of services to help FCP families and individuals to obtain self-sufficiency. Our program addresses family need toward self-support and guidance. We provide opportunities for
individuals to explore other career paths through work experiences,
training/educational opportunities, and any work-related supportive
Presently, 72 tribal members have successfully completed the
Tribal Employment Skills Program, and 38 obtained employment
within tribal entities; a total of 117 have used the program.
Here’s a brief overview of our programs:
Tribal Employment Skills: This program provides employment
training and supportive services relative to employment for FCP tribal
members and tribal-affiliated members.
Temporary Assistance to Needy Families — TANF: Temporary
Assistance to Needy Families is an income-based program for families
living on the reservation that provides the basic necessities such as
food, shelter, clothing and utilities. In return, the custodial parent is
required to be involved a minimum of 24-hours per week in work-related activities.
General Assistance (GA): Provides basic relief assistance for single adults enrolled in a federally-recognized tribe who are living on
the FCP Reservation.
Native Employment Works (NEW): Provides supportive employment assistance and guidance in obtaining full-time employment for
individuals living on the FCP reservation and FCP tribal members
within Forest County.
Food Share and Badgercare Plus: These programs are for income
eligible individuals living in Forest County and provide food stamps
and medical coverage.
Wisconsin Judicare: Upon verification of income eligibility, a
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Judicare card is issued, and individuals are referred to an attorney for
legal assistance.
Food Pantry/Midwest Indian Mission: (715) 478-2730.
Resource Room: This room is open to all FCP tribal members and
community members living on or near the reservation. The room is
equipped with four computers loaded with turbo typing software,
résumé software with lots of résumé templates and themes, and
self-paced computer-based training software to learn Microsoft programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. The computers
are also available for résumé writing or any typing needs. Basic Education Classes (GED/HSED) are held in the FCP Museum lower classroom on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Please watch
for computers classes that we will be offering through One Prospect
Emergency Assistance: Assistance is available to FCP tribal members for extenuating conditions that might require temporary and immediate financial services.
7695 Lois Crowe Lane, P.O. Box 340, Crandon, WI 54520
Ph: (715) 478-7355 • Fax: (715) 478-7352
The Education department focuses on providing academic support to our membership. We offer a K-12 in-school tutoring program,
guidance and financial assistance for higher education.
5450 Kak Yot Lane, P.O. Box 340, Crandon, WI 54520
Ph: (715) 478-4715 • Fax: (715) 478-7462
Assisted Living Program
We have a homey atmosphere for our residents. We have six
handicapped accessible apartments. Each apartment offers a compact kitchen, living room and a spacious bathroom with lots of closet
space for storage. Our staff includes a registered nurse, unit clerk,
and certified nursing aides. We will assist your loved one with housekeeping, laundry, personal cares, medication management, group activities, outings, meals and snacks.
Elder Program
Our Elder Program provides services to FCP tribal elders 55 and
over, other Native Americans, and non-tribal elders 60 and over. Our
department offers the following services:
Information and Referral: Supply information about public services, voluntary services and other resources available within the community.
Outreach: Visit elders to identify their eligibility for services and
provide information to the elders about available services.
Transportation: Take a client from one place to another, (e.g.
medical appointments, post office, shopping, nutrition site, etc.).
In-Home Care Services: FCP tribal members only, unless referred
by Forest County Social Services.
Visiting/Telephoning: Provide comfort and/or help.
Family Support: Provide services to family members who care for
an elder.
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Advocacy: Assist an elder or group to obtain a service.
Assessment: Collect necessary information about a client to de-
termine the need and/or eligibility for a service.
Counseling: Advise and enable the elder and/or family to resolve
problems - relieve temporary stress encountered. (Methods: interview,
discussion, or lending a sympathetic ear.)
Escort Service: Accompany and personally assist a client to obtain a service.
Evaluation: Determine quality and/or effectiveness of a service
that’s provided to an individual client (usually performed as a follow-up).
Letter-Writing/Reading: Read, write, interpret and/or translate
business and personal correspondence.
Personal Care: For FCP tribal members only, unless referred by
Forest County Social Services.
Recreation: Participate in activities such as: outings, meetings,
shopping, bingo, casino, ceramic classes (either as a spectator or as a
Shopping: Assist with purchasing food, clothing, medical supplies, household items and/or recreational materials for a client.
Supervision: Oversee actions and/or behavior of a client to safeguard his/her rights and interest and protect the client against harm
to self or others.
Congregate Meals: Meals that are provided at the nutrition site.
Home-Delivered Meals: These are meals that are delivered to our
clients at their homes.
tion they submit on their enrollment application. The enrollment committee goes over each application, makes their recommendation, and
sends it to the FCP Executive Council for review. The FCP General
Council makes the final decision. We keep up-to-date records on tribal
members regarding marriages, divorces, deaths and change of address. We print tribal identification cards and work with all tribal departments, B.I.A., agencies and other tribal enrollment agencies.
5416 Everybody’s Road, P.O. Box 340
Crandon, WI 54520
Ph: (715) 478-7275 • Fax: (715) 478-4714
The office of our tribal administrator was created by the FCP
Executive Council as a means of carrying out their constitutional duty
to administer the resources of the tribe. Historically, the tribal chairman functioned as the tribal administrator. As the resources of the
tribe increased and as the enterprises and departments became
more complex, the administrator’s position was created.
We consist of the administrator, assistant to the administrator,
an administrative assistant, and an office clerk. The administrator
reports to the Executive Council and is charged with the day-to-day
operation of the departments of the tribal government. The administrator oversees the operation of over 35 different departments that
serve the FCP tribal members.
5130 Jaeger Road, P.O. Box 340
Crandon, WI 54520
Ph: (715) 478-7209 • Fax: (715) 478-4713
5416 Everybody’s Road, P.O. Box 340
Crandon, WI 54520
Chairman’s Assistant: (715) 478-7475
Executive Council’s Assistant: (715) 478-4808
Fax: (715) 478-7277 •
Our department was established on April 1, 2005, and is designed to help aid the FCP Community during emergency situations.
We have developed emergency plans for just about every situation,
from power outages to hazardous spills, and we also help make home
plans (evacuation, tornado sheltering, etc.) for FCP tribal members.
We set up drills and exercises to help prepare the FCP Community team members to respond to emergency incidents. We also assist
FCP departments and businesses to create and implement their own
emergency plans for both man-made and natural disasters. Outreach
and recruitment of tribal members for the Tribal Emergency Response
Team is an ongoing process and highly encouraged.
8130 Mish ko swen Drive, P.O. Box 340
Crandon, WI 54520
Ph: (715) 478-7230 • Fax: (715) 478-4703
The Executive Council is a constitutionally created body that is
composed of the elected officers of the tribe: chairman, vice-chairman, secretary, treasurer and two council members. The duties of the
Executive Council are stated in Article V, Section 1 of the FCP Constitution of 1982. The duties of the members of the Executive Council are
enumerated in Article IX of the Constitution.
Our duties include the handling of any and all agreements with
federal, state and local governments, or businesses and individuals.
We are to advise the Secretary of the Interior on all projects that benefit the FCP Community.
We are also charged with managing the economy of the tribe, the
administration of all funds - regardless of their source. We also develop ordinances and resolutions for the General Council and develop
policies, formulate plans and set objectives for the betterment of the
tribe for consideration of the General Council. Finally, we encourage
preservation of Potawatomi arts, crafts, traditions and culture.
The enrollment staff consists of two individuals. When we receive
an enrollment application, we check with the FCP Constitution, the
1934 Census Roll and the Ordinance 0001. Notices are sent out to
the new applicants if they are lacking information for a complete file
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8000 Potawatomi Trail, P.O. Box 340, Crandon, WI 54520
Ph: (715) 478-4837 • Fax: (715) 478-7323
Mission Statement: Family Services Team (FST) is a partnership
that serves as a bridge to strengthen and build foundations for
FCP families through unified services by sharing and exchanging
data collection resources and reporting mechanisms while ensuring and preserving FCP culture.
Program Description: The Family Resource Center (FRC) represents a collaborative effort to increase the participation of FCP
tribal members in programs that emphasize family togetherness.
The FRC works in tandem with all Family Service Programs and
other partners to provide Potawatomi families and children with a
holistic system of services. FRC, at the core of this system, provides
referrals, direct client services, supportive programming and community events in order to connect tribal families with appropriate
resources and support.
Services Offered: Play Shoppe/Music Garden, Positive Indian
Parenting Sessions, Strengthening Families Program (in collaboration with HOC and Gte Ga Nes Preschool), Healthy Relationships,
Wraparound, Nurturing Fatherhood Program, Life Skills Groups,
Youth Mentorship (in collaboration with the FCP N.E.W. Directions
Program), CHOICES and foster care visitation.
selection site visits — and are committed to performing strong due
diligence to insure that grantee recipients are able to perform as indicated with control standards that safeguard us and the recipient organization’s assets and reputation.
The Advisory Committee of the FCP Foundation provides advice
and counsel on important matters which help us meet its mission by
assisting in the evaluation of grant requests to help determine those
requests that appear to most merit support. Members of the Advisory
Committee have attained prominence in their respective careers and
are chosen because of their value in providing sound advice and counsel.
618 State Hwy. 32, Wabeno, WI 54566
Ph: (715) 473-6774 • Fax: (715) 473-2007
1721 W Canal Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233
Ph: (414) 847-7699 • Fax: (414) 645-8554
The Gaming Commission was created to protect its gaming
assets. We do this by ensuring that the tribe’s gaming facilities are
operating in compliance with the state compact and federal regulations. We oversee the management, security and financial auditing of
the gaming operations. We are responsible for the issuance of gaming licenses for all who work at either Potawatomi Bingo Casino or
Potawatomi Carter Casino Hotel.
There are five gaming commissioners who are appointed by the
Executive Council.
5320 Wensaut Lane, P.O. Box 340
Crandon, WI 54520
Ph: (715) 473-6034 • Fax: (715) 473-6054
We manage approximately 10,600 acres of tribal trust land and
approximately 4,000 acres of forested fee land. Management is
designed to optimize forest health and growth and ensure that the
forest resource is available and improving for future generations.
We also work closely with FCP Natural Resources to include
wildlife habitat, soil protection, water resources and air resources in
forest management decisions. The goal of our department is to maintain the forest resource, provide income and employment opportunities and maintain all items found in the forest for future generations.
The Geographic Information System (GIS) Program provides
support and assistance with geographical information for a variety of
the tribe’s needs. We utilize GIS to improve analysis and subsequent
decisions aimed at improving services to the community by collecting,
storing and analyzing information about FCP lands and surrounding
lands. GIS can assist decision-makers and programs by answering
questions like where the best spot to place a new facility is or how
this project will affect water resources.
Data is managed for land ownership, building and home locations, tribal and BIA roads, water sampling sites, underground utility
locations and more. Data such as lakes and rivers, roads, contour
lines, electric and gas lines, vegetation types and digital air photos
are also stored in the GIS system. Mapping support for many departments is provided along with creating land base and fire number
maps. The FCP Land Atlas is produced by this program using this
The information in the GIS includes all eight counties that the
tribe has land in: Forest, Oconto, Oneida, Marinette, Shawano, Fond
du Lac, Walworth, and Milwaukee. Currently, there is almost 16,500
acres of FCP tribal land scattered throughout these counties with the
majority being in Forest County.
3209 W. Highland Boulevard
Milwaukee, WI 53208
Ph: (414) 847-7755 • Fax: (414) 342-1222
The Foundation was adopted by the FCP Community on Feb. 13,
1999, and the City of Milwaukee Common Council on March 2, 1999.
Guided by the Potawatomi heritage, our mission is to fight
poverty, promote economic opportunity and equality in Milwaukee,
strengthen communities and provide an example of responsible citizenship by assisting charitable organizations.
We remain proactive in aggressively seeking organizations that
are best able to partner with us as it works to make a positive difference. Our staff is visible in the community — making pre and post9 FCP Visitor & Business Guide
5320 Wensaut Lane, P.O. Box 340, Crandon, WI 54520
Ph: (715) 478-7224 • Fax: (715) 478-7225
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5416 Everybody’s Road, P.O. Box 340, Crandon, WI 54520
Phone: (715) 478-7491 •
Grants assists the FCP Community in securing external sources
of funding while preserving standards for tribal self-sufficiency and
self-governance. Grants utilizes communication and preparedness to
• Requests for external funding are directed by needs and priorities identified by the tribal community
• Potawatomi values, culture and tradition are accurately reflected and well-represented to external entities
• High standards in proposal writing and grants management
Services include: proposal development and preparation in full or
to the extent needed; research related to potential funding opportunities (including a synopsis outlining each potential grant); electronic
submission of applications and reports; editing/proofing grants;
assistance preparing or editing other formal documents; and technical assistance with reporting and compliance.
7695 Lois Crowe Lane, P.O. Box 340, Crandon, WI 54520
Phone: (715) 478-7350 • Fax: (715) 478-7360
Hours: Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
We are a family-focused program. The family is viewed as the
most important influence in a child’s life. Parents are invited to
become integrally involved in the development of our curriculum and
are encouraged and welcomed in our classroom at any time.
We have two classrooms, with approximately 20 children in each
class. Our program is for children ages 3 to 6 years.
Our goal is to provide a high quality, developmentallyappropriate program to help prepare your child for kindergarten. We
use the Wisconsin Early Learning Standards, as well as the Federal
Performance Standards as a guide for the preschool program. We
provide a clean, safe and healthy environment for the children, so
that they will enjoy the learning process.
We also offer special services. We have a speech therapist that
works with the children on a daily basis, a language and culture
worker that comes in and works with the children twice a week, and
a tribal nutritionist that comes in and works with children on healthy
eating and snacking habits.
8201 Mish ko swen Drive, P.O. Box 396, Crandon, WI 54520
General Info: (715) 478-4300
Mission Statement: To promote quality health care in a profes-
sional and traditional way for Native Americans, their families and
the surrounding community, in a trusting, respectful, and confidential
manner for the wellness and future of the community.
Vision: The Forest County Potawatomi’s vision for the Health and
Wellness Center is to provide quality patient care and customer
service which reflects the needs of the community, empowers patients
and emphasizes cultural sensitivity while promoting a healthy commu-
nity through integrated outreach services and programs. A caring and
high performing competent staff will meet this vision through collaboration and partnering with our community and patients.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC — Welcome To Your AAAHC Accredited
Medical Home
Physician Services: (715) 478-4339
We are an accredited medical home. This model links patients to
a Care Team of the patient’s choice. This team works with the patient
to assure that health care needs are met. We will work to assure that
your prevention needs are addressed as well as working with you to
choose the best course of treatment for your long-standing health issues. All of your records are kept electronically in our electronic health
record and handled with the utmost concern for security and confidentiality. We offer Physician Services in the following areas: family
practice, women’s health/OB-GYN, pediatric, internal medicine,
nephrology, diabetes, endocrinology, podiatry and pediatrics. We are
available for your needs from 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday through
Lab and Radiology: (715) 478-4339
We offer a full service, state-of-the-art lab. In addition, we offer
digital imaging services (in collaboration with Radiology Associates
of Wausau) in the areas of general x-ray, ultrasound and FDA certified
mammography. These services are available from 7:30 a.m. - 5:30
p.m., Monday through Friday.
Dental Services: (715) 478-4313
We offer general dentistry and hygiene services. We also offer
orthodontics service on-site. All dental records are kept electronically
in our secure and confidential electronic dental record. These services
are available from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Optical Services: (715) 478-4345
We offer in-house eye exams and have a store front for the
purchase of fashionable frames, lenses and contacts.
Rehab Services: (715) 478-4344
Physical and speech therapy services are available five days a
week for pediatric through adults.
Integrative (Holistic Medicine) Services: (715) 478-4344
Massage therapy offered.
Mental Health: (715) 478-4332
Evaluation and treatment includes family therapy, individual,
group counseling, art therapy. Providers available are psychiatrist,
psychologist, art therapy, and professional counselors.
Health Funding: (715) 478-4361
We identify potential funding sources for healthcare. We can
assist you with eligibility needs related to federal, state and private
programs. We work closely with FCP Insurance to assist with PCares
for our FCP Community members as well.
Pharmacy Services: (715) 478-4347
In 2013, all patients with a primary medical care provider at
HWC will have access to our pharmacy. Hours are from 7 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. and from 1 to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Forest County Potawatomi Member Community Health
Services: (715) 478-4355
These include in-home nurse and CHR visits, nutritional services,
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Health & Wellness Center cont’d. from page 10
infant services, doula assistance for childbirth, immunizations, formula program, elder services, and WIC program. Group education
events also occur.
Diabetes Program: (715) 478-4383
Specialized diabetes education provided, medication management, foot care assessment, exercise programming, nutrition management, and nursing support for tribal members.
Saturday Weekend Walk-In: (715) 478-4339
Each Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This service focuses on acute
needs of a minor nature such as colds, flu, sore throat, etc.
AAAHC Accreditation: We are accredited by the Accreditation
Association for Ambulatory Healthcare, Inc. We are also accredited as
an AAAHC Medical Home. This three-year accreditation assures our
patients that we focus on quality improvement, quality patient outcomes, efficiency of systems, and being good stewards of the health care
Telemedicine: We offer psychiatric visits through the use of
telemedicine technology. This allows you to visit with the psychiatrist
via a video link to discuss your medication concerns. In an environment where it is nearly impossible to recruit psychiatrists, this allows
us to bring you top-notch care in this area without leaving the community. We are currently expanding telemedicine to tribal members'
8201 Mish ko swen Drive, Crandon, WI
General Information (715) 478-4300 •
YOUR Accredited Medical Home
Forest County Potawatomi Health and
Wellness Center is a an AAAHC Accredited
Patient Centered Medical Home —
the only accredited facility in Forest
County. For our patients, this means you
and your family can have comfort knowing
that you will receive high-quality patient
care when you need it.
Our Weekend Walk-In is open
Saturdays from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. —
For minor non-life-threatening illnesses and
injuries, such as: cuts, sprains, colds/flu, fever,
earache, headache.
Other Services Offered
(715) 478-4370
(715) 478-4313
(715) 478-4345
Rehabilitation Services
(715) 478-4344
Behavioral Health
(715) 478-4332
(715) 478-4339
(715) 478-4347
Weekend Walk-In
(715) 478-4300
Community Health
(715) 478-4355
(715) 478-4339
(715) 478-4339
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homes in a variety of ways. Also, we intend to link HWC to specialty
providers in other cities in this manner as well for all of our patients to
5519 Kak Yot Ln., Crandon, WI 54520 • (715) 478-4370
State Certified / Community Based
We offer a community based model which has us located more
centrally in the tribal community. Services offered: assessment/
counseling, a peer support program, and case management.
COMING IN 2014: Enhanced FCP Tribal Member services at
We Care in Carter, Wis.; additional programming for all patients in
the areas of integrated medicine; integrated medicine programming;
and further enhancements of our offerings through telemedicine.
5460 Kak Yot Lane, Crandon, WI 54520
Ph: (715) 478-7270/7400 • Fax: (715) 478-7279
We can assist tribal members in achieving their dream of home
ownership by providing mortgage loans (funded by the tribe) for the
construction of a new home or the purchase of an existing home. We
also provide the refinancing of existing mortgages and the technical
assistance necessary for such real estate transactions.
We are funded by the Native American Housing Assistance
and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA) and provide rental units and
mutual help homes, an elderly complex and assisted care facility, as
well as home improvement loans, home building maintenance and a
construction crew for small home improvement projects.
We provide in-house inspectors for contract/proposal review,
construction monitoring, home design and contractor technical assistance in order to ensure building code compliance as set by the tribe.
We are continually seeking ways to become an even more selfcontained, full-service housing mechanism. We feel this can be
accomplished by improving our lending capacity, by servicing and
partnering with other departments and agencies, as well as lenders
to review creative financing techniques and resources.
Homeowners receive help with anything from a leaky pipe to
building their dream home. We provide quality customer service and
encourage self-sufficiency opportunities through an educational
approach. Whatever your real estate need or question may be, we
are here to help.
5416 Everybody’s Road, P.O. Box 340
Crandon, WI 54520
Ph: (715) 478-7208 • Fax: (715) 478-7215
We handle a wide-range of personnel issues, from the initial
employment application to unemployment and worker’s compensation
issues. We post all job vacancies, schedule interviews, contact employers/references and monitor the interviewing process. We also do the
background and liability review to safeguard the tribe as a whole. Our
department assures that the applicant is selected by legal standards
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and that the requirements of the job are met.
Through orientation and on-going employment, we encourage the
employee to learn more about the community through participation.
Our department also receives and disburses all incoming mail.
Once a day, mail is collected from all departments, weighed, metered
and delivered to the post office.
We also prepare payroll for all tribal government employees. All
time-clock information is received, reviewed, corrected and retained by
our department, and then forwarded to the FCP Accounting Department for payroll processing.
All toll-free calls and/or main phone calls to the FCP are
answered and forwarded to the correct party through us.
Job vacancies for all positions are posted in all FCP buildings, on
our website ( and in Wisconsin and Upper
Michigan newspapers.
5416 Everybody’s Road, P.O. Box 340, Crandon, WI 54520
Ph: (715) 478-1025 • Broadband Support: (715) 478-4141
Fax: (715) 478-4895 •
Provide leading-edge business strategy and IT knowledge to develop efficient and effective solutions that will define us as a world
class Sovereign Nation. We strive for customer service excellence!
The Technology department consists of a help desk support center, applications, systems and networking. Business hours are Monday
through Friday, from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Business critical support services
are available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week with designated on-call
5415 Everybody’s Road, P.O. Box 340, Crandon, WI 54520
Phone: (715) 478-4812 • Fax: (715) 478-7442
Our main goal is to protect the best interest of FCP enrolled, or
eligible for enrollment, Indian children and promote the stability and
security of the FCP Tribe and families by implementing the requirements established in the Indian Child Welfare Act, and the appropriate tribal customs, codes, laws and policies.
• All our personnel are required to protect personal information
concerning child victims and witnesses received by them.
• We identify children and youth who are in need of protection
because of neglect, abuse, abandonment, lack of sufficient parental
concern or support.
• We provide services in a manner designed to promote personal
and family unity and economic and social stability, working towards
the attainment of self-sufficiency.
• We are not involved in custody issues between parents or
guardians unless abuse or neglect are involved.
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5415 Everybody’s Road, P.O. Box 370
Crandon, WI 54520
(715) 478-7448 • Fax: (715) 478-4799
Forest County Potawatomi Insurance Department (FCPID) is a
Third Party Administrator. The Insurance Department provides benefits administration services for our FCP tribal members, employees
and their families. FCPID has been providing administration services
for 11 years, and we also provide services to many other Tribal Nations. FCPID offers tribes a cost containment service which has saved
our clients more than 20 million dollars in 2013. Other services include: benefits consulting for employee and Contract Health Service
plans, customized health plans designs and personalized solutions for
tribal benefit challenges. FCPID has access to multiple stop loss markets and multiple preferred provider networks.
As of Oct. 1, 2013, FCPID provides assistance to the general public with enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Certified Application Counselors (CAC) are available to assist in person or via
telephone. The CAC team can also provide enrollment assistance at
community events.
You may contact us with questions by calling for an appointment
at (715) 478-4707, or emailing us at [email protected] We are available for assistance with the Health Insurance
Marketplace Monday thru Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
7699 Lois Crowe Lane, P.O. Box 340, Crandon, WI 54520
Ph: (715) 478-7374 • Fax: (715) 478-7372
We train and certify an apprentice to become a Potawatomi
Language/cultural teacher.
Potawatomi language classes are held at the Gte Ga Nes
Preschool for the Blackwell, Wabeno, and Carter areas. Family nights
with children are once a month, and two field trips are scheduled
every year for families and children. We collaborate with most of the
programs in the Potawatomi organization.
Crandon Office: 5416 Everybody's Road,
P.O. Box 340, Crandon, WI 54520
Ph: (715) 478-7258 • Fax: (715) 478-7266
Milwaukee Office: 313 N. 13 Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233
Ph: (414) 847-7750 • Fax: (414) 847-7721
The Legal Department has two offices — one in Crandon and the
other in Milwaukee. The Department’s focus is to provide costeffective, professional legal representation of the Forest County
Potawatomi Community government and its enterprises. The in-house
attorneys provide a wide variety of legal services including governmental affairs, project development and contract review for the
purpose of protecting the tribe’s interests.
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8000 Potawatomi Trail, P.O. Box 340, Crandon, WI 54520
Ph: (715) 478-7227 • Fax: (715) 478-7466
Our purpose is to keep tribal buildings and grounds well-maintained and well-kept. The buildings maintained by us include:
Executive, Recreation Center, Natural Resources, Family Resource
Center, Family Services, Even Start, We Care, Ordinance, Red Deer
Ranch, Utilities and Solid Waste.
The services we provide include: plumbing, minor electrical work,
heating and cooling, general repairs, lawn maintenance, snow
removal, interior remodeling and housekeeping. Larger, more complicated jobs are contracted. We also set up for funerals and general
council as requested. We also provide spirit houses for FCP tribal
5320 Wensaut Lane, P.O. Box 340, Crandon WI 54520
Ph: (715) 478-7222 • Fax: (715) 478-7225
We have the mission to follow the guidance established by the
Tribal Constitution “to conserve and develop our common resources
and to promote the welfare of ourselves and our descendants.” This is
accomplished through research, documentation, education, outreach
and compliance with environmental regulations. This protection and
care of the Earth and her people should occur through the integration
of western science and the traditional ecological knowledge of the
Potawatomi people. The health and integrity of the land and all its
components cannot be separated from the health and continued existence of the Potawatomi people.
We are an interdisciplinary department which integrates closely
related program areas, including Air Resources, Water Resources,
Solid Waste, Wildlife Resources, and Botany and Wetland Resources,
all assisted by our administrative assistant.
Air Resources: Since 2002, the air resources program has gradually been adding monitors to detect various pollutants in the air, including fine particulates, ozone, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides,
vaporous mercury, and acid and mercury deposition. The air site also
includes a tower for measuring meteorology. Data collected has been
used by staff in the air and legal programs to provide important information regarding the effects of emissions from pollution sources on
the quality of the air and the impacts on natural and cultural resources in the reservation.
The air program is also responsible for reviewing air pollution
permits issued to pollution sources to determine if emission control
measures are adequate to protect the health of tribal members and
resources living within the reservation, and provide written comments
on proposed federal regulations and policy related to air quality management.
Botany and Wetlands Resources: New to FCP Natural Resources
in 2012, the botany and wetlands program has the mission to conserve, protect and enhance the plant and wetland resources of FCP
lands. Projects in the planning phase include collaboration with the
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wildlife resources program in an intensive biodiversity inventory of
plant and animal species on tribal lands, with the water resources
program on wetland assessments and restorations and with the air
resources program to investigate the effects of air pollution on plant
species. We also aim to monitor and manage invasive species, develop habitat improvement projects to benefit endangered, threatened
and culturally significant species, involve community members
through various outreach and education activities and work in partnership with other departments and organizations to better understand and maintain the plant and wetland resources of FCP lands.
Wildlife Resources: Beginning in 2010, we developed a wildlife resources program that functions to gather information on wildlife populations and their habitats, in and around the reservation. To date,
the wildlife resources program has begun monitoring whitetailed deer
population structure, carnivore diversity and abundance, and the local
loon population. The program is also monitoring hunter harvested
white-tailed deer for Chronic Wasting Disease. Several wildlife structures are also being installed, including bluebird boxes, nesting platforms and a potential reptile hibernaculum. Wildlife resources
personnel also provide assistance to other tribes and agencies, including monitoring resident wolf packs, black bear dens and amphibian
Solid Waste: The solid waste program provides sanitary disposal
of waste generated by tribal residences and government buildings on
the reservation. It is responsible for the curbside pickup of municipal
solid waste and recyclables at approximately 200 residences located
on the FCP reservation and for coordinating the collection of municipal solid waste and recyclables at the tribal government buildings.
The program also collects and disposes of furniture, old appliances
(white goods), electronic scrap (old computers and electronics), fluorescent light bulbs, used motor oil and antifreeze, household hazardous waste and waste tires.
Additionally, the solid waste program is responsible for the demolition and disposal of old homes and trailers, the coordination of the
spring, fall and community cleanups, support at tribal events, and the
mitigation of open dumps on the reservation.
Water Resources: The mission of the water resources program is
to protect, manage and improve the wetlands, streams, lakes and
groundwater located on the FCP reservation. The program carries out
a baseline water quality monitoring program which includes four
lakes and 12 rivers/streams. This monitoring program incorporates
chemical testing of surface water, bioassessments of water quality
using macroinvertebrates and fish, fish surveys and population assessments, lake aquatic plant surveys and river/stream habitat assessments. The water resources program also conducts a variety of
other projects including such things as erosion control projects, dam
removal and stream habitat restoration, culvert replacements and fish
tissue mercury sampling on all reservation lakes.
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8000 Potawatomi Trail, P.O. Box 340, Crandon, WI 54520
Ph: (715) 478-4316 • Fax: (715) 478-4714
We are an outreach/education/prevention/intervention program
that provides services in a culturally relevant manner to Native
American youth and their families residing on the FCP Stone
Lake/Carter/Blackwell reservation and surrounding area.
Programming, in part, consists of hands-on outreach services,
and provides factual/clear and positive messages. Educational opportunities occur as a result of appropriate mentoring and role modeling
examples. Our intent is to influence choices and decision-making that
support healthy life skills for the Potawatomi community and its
7870 Love Knot Lane, P.O. Box 340, Crandon, WI 54520
Ph: (715) 478-7423 • Fax: (715) 478-7413
The mission of the Ordinance Department is to research, draft,
and amend ordinances that will strengthen your Tribal sovereignty.
The objectives of the Ordinance Department include:
• Providing assistance to the FCP Community and departments
when an Ordinance is needed
• Holding Public Hearings on all ordinances to seek the FCP
Tribal Members voiced opinions
• Sending public notifications to inform all FCP Tribal Members
of the pending ordinances
• Providing assistance with the Referendum Process pursuant to
the Election Ordinance
• Creating presentations for General Council for agenda topics
that pertain to the Ordinance Department
5320 Wensaut Lane, P.O. Box 340, Crandon, WI 54520
Ph: (715) 478-4704 • Fax: (715) 478-7225
Mission: To assist the FCP community in project development and
a Comprehensive Land Use plan of social, economic, physical, cultural
and natural resource management which reflects the vision of the
• Seek FCP community member input and involvement on
projects and plans.
• Document issues and explore meaningful and creative strategies that address these issues by soliciting ideas from tribal members,
employees and other resources.
• Provide assistance with projects and infrastructure planning
and development for future growth through development briefs and
assisting the Land Use Committee and Core Planning Team with relevant decision-making information.
• Initiate appropriate partnerships that enhance the tribe's
• Report on plan implementation progress and project progress.
• Develop better-defined planning boundaries of responsibility
and lines of communication.
• Encourage community-based planning processes.
Who is Serviced: All FCP tribal members, all FCP tribal employees
and programs.
1721 W. Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Ph: (414) 645-6888 • Toll Free: 800-729-7244
Located in downtown Milwaukee, Potawatomi Bingo Casino attracts more than 6 million visitors a year. With nearly 100 table
games, 3,000 slot machines, a Bingo Hall, Poker Room and Off-Track
Betting Room, thrilling action is available 24/7. The Casino also has a
500-seat theater, six unique restaurants and 42,000 square feet of
banquet space. Plus, an 18-story, 381-room hotel is set to open late
summer of 2014. See coupon on pg. 28.
320 E. Buffalo Street, Ste. 607
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Ph: (414) 727-2041 • Fax: (414) 727-2077
The Potawatomi Business Development Corporation (PBDC) is
the economic development and income diversification business of the
FCP. We are headquartered in Milwaukee.
Our subsidiary companies and investments provide financial
diversification for our shareholders and investment partners. We are
growing with a clear focus on profitability and sustainable economic
Our companies employ hundreds of people in locations across
the country. A board of directors guides us, and an experienced team
oversees the day-to-day operations.
Our businesses include the following (titles in black):
Corporate Headquarters – Oklahoma City, OK
655 Research Parkway, 4th Floor • Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Ph: (405) 996-3000 • Toll Free: 877-554-2345
Fax: (405) 996-3100 •
Since 1982, Advancia Corporation has undertaken and solved
complex, demanding, high technology problems on more than 450
contracts for its state and federal government clients. Privately held
since its inception, Advancia successfully graduated from the 8(a) minority contract preference program in 2000. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, the company has 14 locations throughout the United
States and was recognized by the U.S. Department of Commerce as
its National Minority Service Firm of the Year in 2005.
PBDC Businesses cont’d. on page 15
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PBDC Businesses cont’d. from page 14
111 East Wacker Drive, Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60601
Ph: (312) 819-4444 • Fax: (312) 819-5410
[email protected]
Acquisition Information:
10703 J Street, Suite 101, Omaha, NE 68127
Ph: (402) 505-6673 • Fax: (402) 933-7694
Investor Information:
10703 J Street, Suite 102, Omaha, NE 68127
Ph: (402) 884-1440 • Fax: (402) 933-7694
Research Center Plaza, 2236 Rutherford Road, Suite 107
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Ph: (760) 929-7500
[email protected]
3215 W. State St. Suite 600, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53208
Ph: (414) 290-9490 • Fax: (414) 345-9525
Email: [email protected]
The Data Holdings facility will be a wholesale, Tier III enhanced,
carrier neutral data center. The center’s office space and dedicated
data suites will offer tenants a cost-effective, flexible, secure and
highly reliable IT facility for primary data center and secondary disaster recovery data center needs. Data Holdings will also support the
technology infrastructure for the FCP’s Milwaukee-area business and
tribal government operations.
From an IT perspective, DataHoldings' data center will be part of
an intelligent approach to addressing the region’s IT needs that will
keep Milwaukee relevant, progressive and attractive.
525 Roosevelt Ave., Detroit Lakes, MN 56502
800-492-4833 •
320 E. Buffalo Street, Ste. 607, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Ph: (414) 727-6110 • Fax (414) 727-6111
[email protected]
Greenfire Management Services, LLC (GMS) is a construction
management, owner’s representative and property management firm
located in Milwaukee.
Greenfire’s seasoned executive team has decades of experience
in all phases of the construction process from early project conceptual planning through project completion. They have proven abilities in
successfully managing large projects for a variety of clients including
Native American governments, corporations, local municipalities and
private developers.
Their outstanding analytical, interpersonal and team building
skills, combined with the highest level of integrity and proven judgment, allows Greenfire’s team to think creatively, operate efficiently
and deliver on-time results.
Greenfire is a wholly owned company of the PBDC, the investment arm of the FCP, and as such, maintain minority contractor status. With their strong backing, they are uniquely positioned to offer
fully bondable projects.
Built on strong business principles, they are ready to meet your
future construction, management and representation needs.
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20532 El Toro Rd, Suite 112, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Ph: (949) 276-2500
Fax: (949) 859-7987
[email protected] •
Primary Production Facility:
7330 South 1st Street, Oak Creek, WI 53154
Ph: (414) 571-2788 • Fax: (414) 571-2799
• 4694 Old 8 Road, Rhinelander, WI 54501
• 209 East Elm Street, Crandon, WI 54520
• 3215 W. State Street, Milwaukee, WI 53208
800-319-1006 /
The PBDC owns One Prospect Technologies. Founded in Crandon,
Wis., in 2000, the One Prospect team is a technology solutions
provider. Currently, they work with companies throughout Wisconsin
providing IT management and service programs. Future plans include
development of strong business relationships with regional private industry clients and other tribes around the country. A major focus will
be on successfully competing for government Information Technology
contracts at the federal level.
The Four Fires Coalition of Indian Tribes built a stunning hotel
within walking distance of Washington, D.C.’s newest attractions
on the Capitol Mall. The Residence Inn Capitol is a perfect destination for relocations, special projects, temporary assignments, business travelers or memorable weekend getaways. To learn more
info and make reservations, visit their website.
2701 S. Minnesota, Suite 6, Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Ph: (605) 361-9566 • Fax: (605) 362-9388
Stamping Facility:
N53 W24635 S. Corporate Circle, Sussex, WI 53089
Fabrication Facility:
2076 First Avenue, Grafton, WI 53024
Dec. 2013 - May 2014
FCP Businesses, Enterprises & Departments
Mailing Address:
PO Box 328, Sussex, WI 53089
Ph: (262) 820-9000 • Fax: (262) 820-8750
[email protected]
State Hwy. 32, Wabeno, WI
Toll Free (800) 487-9522; Ph: (715) 473-2021
Our casino is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and offers
500 video and reel machines including video poker. Both wide-area
and in-house progressives are available. Denominations range from
one cent to $5. A variety of table games include blackjack, craps, Let
it Ride and three-card poker. The Flames Sports Bar & Grill and The
Springs Restaurant are open daily. You’re sure to find a favorite from
a variety of food items on either one of our complete menus. The
Bingo Hall has 250 seats and is open Wednesday through Sunday.
The Hotel and Conference Center offers 99 rooms and suites with an
indoor pool, sauna and jacuzzi. Ten RV parking spaces are available
with electrical hookups, water, and a dumping station. The 24-hour
Potawatomi Carter C-Store/Smoke Shop is located across the highway
from the casino.
Our facility is equipped with the following: dining (The Flames
Sports Bar and Grill and The Springs Restaurant and Lounge), gaming, hotel, meeting rooms, party room, convention center, RV parking,
Internet and fitness room. See our coupons on pg. 28.
617 Hwy. 32, P.O. Box 220, Carter, WI 54566
Ph: (715) 473-5100 •
The Potawatomi Carter C-Store/Smoke Shop is located on State
Hwy. 32 in Carter, Wis., across the road from the Potawatomi Carter
Casino Hotel. The business was established in May 1994 and started
running for 24 hours a day, seven days a week (operating with a staff
of five and one cash register). Today, the store is still open 24/7. In
fact, it is open 363.5 days a year, closing only on Christmas Eve at 3
p.m., all of Christmas Day, and opening at 7 a.m. on Dec. 26.
The business has steadily grown. In 1998, over 600 sq. ft. of
additional space was created for the self-serve smoke shop (store
within a store concept). We offer low prices on name-brand and
generic cigarettes, tobacco products, and smoking accessories such
as pipes, unique lighters, candles, cigarette cases, and tobacco
pouches. Coupons are welcome. See coupon on pg. 28.
Also in 1998, a complete store makeover created a center food
court at the entrance of the original store, allowing for fast food
items. Hard-serve ice cream, malts and shakes are available, as well
as baskets of finger foods, such as fries, chicken tenders and combo
baskets to go. Fresh popcorn and hot dogs are made available every
The outside property was renovated in 2001. Renovations included four more fueling points for no-lead, and ethanol-free premium
gasoline, credit card readers for pay-at-the-pump convenience, a largDec. 2013 - May 2014
er island canopy, additional parking, a stand-alone diesel island, and
new sidewalks and pavement. The store offers clean restrooms,
ample parking, inside seating, and an ATM.
In the spring of 2012, the store interior received a face lift consisting of new cabinetry, flooring and paint job throughout. The
Carter store also became a provider of Shell, nitrogen-enriched
gasolines and accepts all Shell and numerous other credit cards.
For that special someone, give the gift of a Potawatomi Stone
Lake or Potawatomi Carter C-Store gift certificate. As the purchaser,
you can specify whether the certificate is valid for fuel, groceries, deli
and/or smoke shop items.
Stop in to shop for groceries, motor oil, bakery items, beverages
and ice. You will get great service with a friendly smile!
5326 Fire Keeper Road, P.O. Box 340, Crandon, WI 54520
Ph: (715) 478-4199 •
Potawatomi Stone Lake C-Store/Smoke Shop/Deli is located
approximately three miles east of Crandon on the corner of Hwy. 8
and Fire Keeper Road. The store opened on Sept. 1, 2011.
Hours are 6 a.m. – 10 p.m., seven days a week (open 363.5 days
a year, closing only on Christmas Eve at 3 p.m., all of Christmas Day,
Stone Lake C-Store cont’d. on page 17
• Gas (24-Hour Pay at the Pump Fuel)
• In-House Deli Food
• Coupons Welcome
• Great Service with
a Friendly Smile!
• Self-Serve Smoke Shop
• Ample Parking
Located across from the Potawatomi Carter Casino Hotel
617 Hwy. 32 • Carter, WI 54566 • (715) 473-5100
Located 3 miles East of Crandon off of Hwy. 8
5326 Fire Keeper Rd. • Crandon, WI 54520 • (715) 478-4199
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK: 6 A.M. - 10 P.M.
(Both Stores Closed Christmas Eve at 3 p.m.;
Closed Christmas Day; Open at 7 a.m. on Dec. 26)
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Stone Lake C-Store cont’d. from page 16
and opening at 7 a.m. on Dec 26). Twenty-four-hour pay at the pump
fuel is available for your convenience.
The store’s deli has daily specials on hot and cold foods. Pick up
baskets of finger foods, such as fries, chicken tenders and combo
baskets to-go. Fresh popcorn and hot dogs are made available every
day. You can also shop for groceries, motor oil, bakery items, beverages and ice. As always, you will get great service with a friendly
The Potawatomi Stone Lake C-Store provides Shell, nitrogenenriched gasolines and accepts all Shell and numerous other credit
cards. There are five fueling points for no-lead, and ethanol-free premium gasoline. A stand-alone diesel island allows for easy in and out
access for truckers. For the convenience of guests, campers and
diesel trucks, there is ample over-night parking across the road with
electrical hook-ups.
Visit the self-serve smoke shop. We offer low prices on namebrand and generic cigarettes, tobacco products, and smoking accessories such as pipes, unique lighters, candles, cigarette cases and
tobacco pouches. Coupons are welcome. See our coupon on pg. 28.
The store offers clean restrooms, inside seating and an ATM.
For that special someone, give the gift of a Potawatomi Stone
Lake or Potawatomi Carter C-Store gift certificate. As the purchaser,
you can specify whether the certificate is valid for fuel, groceries, deli
and/or smoke shop items.
8000 Potawatomi Trail, P.O. Box 340, Crandon, WI 54520
Ph: (715) 478-7437 • Fax: (715) 478-7438
We are a twice-monthly publication dedicated to providing a
means of communication to the FCP Community regarding culture,
language, health and other relevant happenings. The newspaper is
also offered to the general public.
Display and classified ads are available to FCP tribal members
for a reasonable rate, and personal ads celebrating birthdays,
holidays, anniversaries, etc., are free of charge.
Our graphic artists create print media such as forms, brochures,
posters, advertisements, business cards, logos, billboards, FCP Visitor
& Business Guide, etc., for FCP departments and outside businesses.
Call for a quote!
We work closely with the FCP webmaster in maintaining the FCP
5443 Everybody’s Rd., P.O. Box 340, Crandon, WI 54520
Ph: (715) 478-7269 • Fax: (715) 478-4895
To ensure a more accurate account of all FCP property and tribal capital assets, and to be in compliance of the federal regulations,
we were established in 1999. We follow the Government Accounting
Standard Board (GASB) guidelines.
By federal law, all purchases over $5,000 are to be maintained in
an auditing/inventory control system. Tribal resolution requires that
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all purchases over $1,000 be tracked in the same fashion.
Once Purchasing has placed an order, a copy of the purchase
order is given to us. When orders arrive, we verify the information on
the purchase order to ensure that all items ordered have been received and are in good condition. Items over $1,000 are then tagged
and entered into our tracking system prior to being delivered to the
requesting department. Our department also calculates depreciation
for each tribal asset.
5416 Everybody’s Road, P.O. Box 340, Crandon, WI 54520
Ph: (715) 478-7232/7234/4429 • Fax: (715) 478-4735/4717/4718
Our department handles all ordering of materials, supplies and
services for all tribal government programs. We negotiate goods and
services at the lowest reasonable cost. We prepare, process and
maintain all purchase orders using an accounting system. We monitor the obligation of tribal funds when a purchase order has been
used. We make, track and communicate all travel arrangements (airfare, car rental, meetings, registration, hotel, etc.) for FCP employees.
5320 Wensaut Lane, P.O. Box 340, Crandon WI 54520
Ph: (715) 478-4988 • Fax: (715) 478-7225
Realty’s main purpose is to research, verify, record and file all
land records. The department will assist any FCP community member
in the purchasing of fee land. The department will also aid other FCP
departments with questions in regards to land title, easements, rightof-ways, land surveys, property boundaries and any other issues regarding land.
5442 Everybody’s Road, P.O. Box 340, Crandon, WI 54520
Ph: (715) 478-7420 • Fax: (715) 478-7430
We do recreational activities such as football, basketball, softball, volleyball, camping, fishing, canoeing, weight training and skiing.
We host several family events, such as Brewers’ and Bucks’ games,
Ice Capades, Green Bay Gamblers’ Hockey games and more. We also
host the yearly community holiday parties (Halloween, Christmas and
Easter), and the annual FCP Winter’s End Pow Wow, held the third
weekend of March.
As a member of the Wisconsin Inter-tribal Athletic Association
(WIAA), we participate in sports against the 10 other Wisconsin
Native American tribes. Youth participate in the U.S. Indigenous
Our facility has a basketball and volleyball court, a game room,
an art room, a weight training room, and a kitchen that can be used
by FCP tribal members, community members, as well as employees of
the FCP enterprises. During the summer, the youth employee program
and summer youth feeding program run through our facility.
Dec. 2013 - May 2014
FCP Businesses, Enterprises & Departments
3389 Cty. Hwy. H, P.O. Box 340
Wabeno, WI 54566
Ph: (715) 674-4502/2342 • Fax: (715) 674-4003
8130 Mish ko swen Drive, P.O. Box 340
Crandon, WI 54520
Ph: (715) 478-7229 • Fax: (715) 478-7479
Stone Lake Patrol: (715) 889-0078
Blackwell/Carter Patrol: (715) 889-0077
We serve the Blackwell, Stone Lake and Carter communities by
performing duties with integrity, fairness and timeliness, and by
displaying high moral and ethical conduct.
Our officers protect the FCP Community people, property, lands
and buildings with concerns of fire, vandalism, accidents and illegal
incidences/behaviors of wrong-doings. At times, our trained officers
are first on the scene to assist in all emergency situations as our
staff provides a full range of prevention, safety and/or detection of
criminal activity on the approximately 16,600 acres of land.
Due to some areas being relatively remote and having situations
occur, our patrol services are looking after our lands where lakes,
streams, campgrounds, hunting, fishing and culturally-sensitive areas
are frequently patrolled — no matter the time of day — to provide
quality service for our membership.
5416 Everybody’s Road, P.O. Box 340, Crandon, WI 54520
Ph: (715) 478-7255 • Fax: (715) 478-5805
The FCP Tribal Court was established by the FCP General Council
pursuant to the tribe’s constitution in 1994. We serve all FCP tribal
members and the general public. The court hears cases on a wide variety of topics including small claims, CHild In need of Protective Services (CHIPS), guardianships, wage garnishments, child support,
employment and name changes. We continue to grow and hear more
cases every year. Having a judicial system is one of the hallmarks of a
8355 Mish ko swen Drive, P.O. Box 340, Crandon, WI 54520
Ph: (715) 478-7390 • Fax: (715) 478-7396
Emergency/After Hours Service: (715) 478-7390 —
Must leave a message •
We were established in 1994 and originally provided only water
and sewer services to a small area. We now offer a variety of services
in water, sewer, roads, vehicle fleet, groundskeeping and other
services to FCP tribal members and departments. We are available 24
hours a day throughout the year. During non-office hours, contacts
are made through a phone system that is tied-in to radios. For emergencies, call the department, leave a message, and an operator will
return your call.
Dec. 2013 - May 2014
Water: There are three existing community water systems that
are maintained by us - two in the Stone Lake area and one in Carter.
These systems are monitored and tested frequently for a variety of
chemicals and potential contaminants to ensure the delivery of safe
drinking water to the residents and businesses and to remain in compliance with the USEPA. Two more systems are currently in development, which will provide community drinking water to the residents in
the Blackwell area and additional reliability to those in Carter.
In addition to the community system, there are many private
wells serving areas where no community system is available. We work
with the homeowners on service and maintenance of these private
systems. Through the cooperation and programs offered by Indian
Health Service (IHS), services can be provided to all FCP tribal members. More info and an application for service can be obtained
through us.
Wastewater: Two community wastewater systems exist on the
reservation and are maintained by us: a recirculating sand filter in
Stone Lake and an aerated lagoon in Carter. Residents in other areas
of the reservation are served by individual mounds or drain fields. We
ensure that every septic tank is pumped a minimum of every three
years and that each system is working properly. We perform maintenance on existing systems, new home connection to community services, and design and development of new private systems on the
reservation. Eligible member applicants off of the reservation are coordinated through IHS.
Roads: We are responsible for maintaining the tribal and BIA
roads in the area. This includes snow and ice control, drainage, surface maintenance, signage, lighting and many other aspects. Because
many of the roads in the areas are the responsibility of other entities,
our staff must work closely with town, county and state personnel on
providing adequate service for all users.
Groundskeeping: We have one groundskeeper who maintains the
FCP tribal community playgrounds, works with FCP tribal members on
burial site up-keep, and assists in snow removal.
Fleet: In 2009, a FCP tribal fleet area was incorporated into our
department. All tribal-owned vehicles and equipment are stored with
us, and all maintenance is coordinated through the fleet manager and
mechanics. By having all vehicle activities funneling through one department and performing maintenance and repair in-house, transportation services are improved and more efficient.
Transportation: In 2009, we hired a transporter who assists in
the transportation needs of the FCP Community members and fills in
for other departments when needed. Transportation is available to all
FCP tribal members on a first-come, first-serve/as-needed basis. To
schedule a transport or for more info, please contact us during normal working hours.
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Reaching New Heights
Renderings of the
new Potawatomi
Bingo Casino Hotel
in Milwaukee. Top:
exterior; center:
Presidential Suite;
bottom: lobby.
Renderings by Cuningham
Group Architecture
Potawatomi Bingo Casino continues its growth with
an 18-story hotel
By Potawatomi Bingo Casino
For two decades, Potawatomi Bingo Casino has been an entertainment mainstay in Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley. From its start
as a 2,500-seat bingo hall to becoming the largest entertainment destination in Wisconsin welcoming more than 6 million visitors annually,
the casino offers guests the best in gaming, dining and live entertainment.
Since 1991, the casino has experienced phenomenal growth in its
offerings and, in 2014, the property will expand even further with the
opening of an 18-story, 381-room hotel.
“Our hotel is a natural next step for Potawatomi Bingo Casino,
and will bring this property to a whole new level,” Potawatomi Bingo
Casino General Manager Mike Goodrich said. “We’re proud of the
quality and diversity of entertainment we offer our guests. This hotel
will meet and exceed the high expectations our guests have set for
As the largest tribally owned casino in the country without a
hotel, the decision to move forward with the $150 million investment
was announced in January 2012. Ground was broken in July of that
year and work on the site began immediately after. The hotel will open
to guests in the fall of 2014.
While welcoming its first guests is still months away, construction
crews are busy finishing exterior work on the hotel. By January 2014,
the entire building should be enclosed with floor-to-ceiling glass
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Dec. 2013 - May 2014
windows making up the facade of the structure. Interior work will then
serve as the focus as workers prepare the hotel for opening.
The smoke-free hotel will connect to the casino and feature hundreds of guest rooms and dozens of suites, including a presidential
suite located on the top floor offering stunning views of both the
downtown Milwaukee skyline and Lake Michigan. In addition, the
hotel will feature a casual dining restaurant and bar/lounge on its
first floor, an exercise area and complimentary WiFi. Seven new meeting rooms offer more than 10,000 square-feet of distinctive space to
host corporate and social affairs. A six-story, 1,400-stall parking structure will be added to the campus to accommodate an anticipated increase in guest traffic.
“I think our guests will love this hotel,” said Goodrich. “It’s another opportunity for us to shine as Wisconsin’s premier entertainment destination. In addition to bringing our casino property to a new
level, the hotel will serve as a new icon on Milwaukee’s skyline and another chapter in the storied history of this property.”
While the hotel serves as an exciting new attraction for guests
from around the Midwest, they are sure to be wowed by the great entertainment Potawatomi Bingo Casino has built its reputation around.
There is never a dull moment on the gaming floor with nearly
3,000 slot machines, almost 100 table games, a 1,350-seat bingo
hall, off-track betting and a 20-table poker room. Six award-winning
restaurants and the intimate 500-seat Northern Lights Theater are
sure to please.
As the property grows even larger with the hotel, it will not only
serve as a great entertainment destination for guests, but a regional
catalyst for tourism, helping to expose Milwaukee and all of the great
things the city has to offer to entirely new audiences.
“We envision attracting people to Milwaukee who have never visited before,” said Goodrich. “Not only do we want to show them a
good time at our casino, but we want them to experience all of the
wonderful things Milwaukee has to offer.”
Potawatomi Carter Casino Hotel Renovations
Carter Casino
Hotel rooms will
be updated in
2014. Photo
courtesy of PCCH.
By Potawatomi Carter Casino Hotel
The Potawatomi Carter Casino Hotel will be undergoing a facelift
to the hotel starting in 2014. A complete overhaul and renovation is
being scheduled with a start date tentatively scheduled for January
2014 and a completion date of May 2014. The first step of the project
is to install a brand new sprinkler system throughout the hotel in November. Beginning in January, all 97 guest rooms will be completely
revamped with new furnishings, lavish carpeting, serene decorations
and comfortable, relaxing new beds. There will be limited availability
during the renovation process. Call the hotel at 715-473-6785, or toll
Dec. 2013 - May 2014
free at 1-800-487-9522, for room availability and reservations.
The hotel will not be alone in the overhaul project at the casino.
PCCH is also planning to revamp the Springs Restaurant, the hotel
lobby, the existing pool area, and are installing a new elevator with a
connector added on the second floor. The new look will convey a
warm ambiance that can become your home away from home when
you’re looking to ‘Make Your Escape’ at the Potawatomi Carter
Casino Hotel.
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FCP Energy Standards and Practices
(L) The construction
of the FCP Rising Sun
Daycare building is
using LEED-certified
standards. Photo by
Potawatomi Traveling Times
(R) Newly purchased
FCP fleet vehicles will
be hybrids
By FCP Energy Working Group
The Forest County Potawatomi (FCP) Community actively seeks
opportunities to reduce the tribe’s carbon footprint to zero and obtain
carbon-free energy, promote self-sufficiency, and potentially, sell green
energy to others. These efforts are part of a larger vision set forth by
the tribe in its Environmental Mission Statement:
“The traditional values of the Forest County Potawatomi Community teach us to respect all living things, to take only what we need
from mother earth, and to preserve the air, water, and soil for our children. Reflecting these values, we take leadership in creating a sustainable and healthy world. We resolve to reduce our own environmental
impacts and to take steps to remedy the impacts of others. We encourage others to do the same. We also seek legislative and policy
changes that protect the environment for all people, including generations to come.”
To achieve these goals, FCP recently adopted new energy standards and practices for development and vehicle use. These standards
will advance the tribe’s efforts to protect the natural environment,
conserve energy, and promote sustainability in accordance with this
Building Standards
On May 29, 2013, FCP Executive Council passed a motion “requir[ing] that all new buildings on tribal trust and fee lands be, at a
minimum, constructed in accordance with Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design (LEED) Certified standards...”
LEED-certified buildings are designed to:
• Lower operating costs and increase asset value
• Reduce waste sent to landfills
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• Conserve energy and water
• Be healthier and safer for occupants
• Reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions
Fleet Cars
On May 29, 2013, FCP Executive Council passed a motion “requirt[ing] that all newly purchased fleet cars be hybrids...”
Why Hybrids?
• Lower emissions and better mileage
• Much cleaner and less carbon monoxide (CO) and other greenhouse gas emissions
• Batteries need not be charged by an external source
• Hybrids help reduce dependency on fossil fuels which directly
affects fuel prices
The FCP Community will continue to work towards improving energy efficiency and explore renewable energy options that help reduce
environmental impacts and protect tribal resources. Questions regarding the new standards can be addressed to the Director of the Division of Land and Natural Resources, Nate Guldan at (715) 478-7205
or [email protected]
The Environmental Mission Statement was adopted in 2008 by
the FCP Executive Council. In January 2013, an Energy Working
Group was appointed by the Executive Council to coordinate the
tribe’s various energy projects. The development and fleet vehicle
standards and practices are outcomes of these tribal initiatives.
Dec. 2013 - May 2014
FCP Foundation Celebrates 15 Years
Sigrid Davis, St. Benedict Community Meal
Photo by provided by Jim Van Hoven
Feeding America
Photo by Potawatomi Traveling Times
By FCP Foundation Executive Director Kaye Garcia
The Forest County Potawatomi (FCP) Community will commemorate 15 years of philanthropy through its Milwaukee-based
Foundation by hosting a celebration event in May 2014 to honor the
Foundation and all of its recipients they’ve helped throughout the
years. The tribe has strong beliefs in helping its community, as has
been evident through its numerous donations to local charities and
businesses. The FCP Foundation was created in 1999 by a resolution
approved by the Forest County Potawatomi General Council to provide charitable contributions to non-profit organizations. The history
of the Potawatomi is a story rich in honor and tradition, and as it is
also the Foundation’s goal is to continue the Potawatomi tradition of
sharing while protecting and preserving the cultural heritage of the
Consistent with the Potawatomi heritage of taking only what one
needs and giving back what one can, the mission of the Forest
County Potawatomi Community Foundation is to fight poverty, promote economic opportunity, strengthen communities and provide an
example of responsible citizenship by assisting charitable organizations. “The Forest County Potawatomi Community Foundation’s longstanding presence has had an indelible impact on the area and the
numerous organizations it has assisted in the last 15 years. The
Foundation has exemplified the enduring spirit of the Potawatomi in
its mission to give back to the communities that we call home,” said
Forest County Potawatomi Chairman Gus Frank.
Through the Foundation, the FCP Tribe has made significant
donations to charitable causes in the areas of arts and culture, civic
and community, economic development, education, elderly, environmental, health and human services, veterans and youth development.
To date, the Foundation has contributed over $30 million to charitable causes in the greater Milwaukee area, Forest County, Wisconsin,
and the United States. Audio & Braille Literacy Enhancement, River
Revitalization, Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corp., and
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American National Red Cross are a few of the Foundation’s many
grant recipients.
St. Ben’s Meal, Milwaukee, Wis., uses the money to help the
homeless. “The grant from FCP Foundation has been critical to our
continued ability to respond to the emergency transportation needs
of our homeless guests. We provide 1,000 local bus tickets per
month for those guests who have medical appointments. We confirm
each of these appointments before providing the tickets. In addition,
we assist those who are stranded in Milwaukee to get home to their
families and a stable situation. The price tag for this ‘traveler's aid
program’ is between five to six thousand dollars per year, so the contribution has been a big help as we respond to this need.
The gratitude expressed by these travelers is most evident in the
smiles and thank you’s that we receive. We are grateful to the FCP
Foundation for making our ministry possible.”
While the Foundation continues to insure the greatest possibility
of achieving its goal and focus on identifying programs that fight
poverty, and provide economic opportunity and equality in
Milwaukee, we know the need is always greater than what can be
provided. Support from the Foundation Advisory Board members provide advice and counsel on matters important to help the Foundation
meet its mission. To help the Board in its selection process, there are
specific areas of criteria that are considered, such as: understanding
the mission and focus of the FCP Foundation, demonstrating the ability to accomplish a stated proposal, and having strong leadership
(these criteria are not all inclusive).
The anniversary plans are presently underway, tentatively scheduled for late May, and will be held at Potawatomi Bingo Casino in
Milwaukee. Please visit our website for more details: A complete listing of the
Foundation’s grant recipients can be viewed on our website.
Dec. 2013 - May 2014
The Health of Forest County Forests
(l-r) Quinalt Indian Nation’s Natural
Resources Technical Advisor Dr. Gary
Morishima, U.S. Senator Tammy
Baldwin, FCP Tribal Administrator
Eugene Shawano, FCEDP Executive
Director Jim Schuessler, FCP Tribal
Forester Al Murray
By Potawatomi Traveling Times Editor Winda Collins with FCP Tribal Forester Al Murray
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin spent the better part of an August day
learning about the challenges faced in the forests of Forest County
and the forest’s impact to communities within them. Baldwin’s visit
was the result of a meeting between her and Forest County Economic
Development Partnership (FCEDP) Executive Director Jim Schuessler
in March 2013. It was at this time that Schuessler had traveled to
Washington, D.C., to testify before the House, calling attention to the
economic decline in certain areas since National Forest management
began its decline two decades ago. Baldwin accepted his invitation to
visit, and as she was recently appointed to the Senate Energy and
Natural Resources Committee, the timing of her visit to Forest County
could not have been more relevant.
In an effort to make Baldwin fully aware of the economic and forest health challenges Forest County faces, key individuals put together
a tour of the forest led by Al Murray, Forest County Potawatomi (FCP)
tribal forester, Laona town chairman and lifelong resident, and Mike
Albrecht, Forest County supervisor, third generation logger and timber
The intention of the tour was to provide visual evidence of well
managed tribal, industrial and county lands and compare them to
those most at-risk including portions of the Nicolet National Forest.
It was during this tour that Baldwin was educated on how the
land tells us how it can be managed, how we are part of the forest,
and how some areas “deserve” to be wilderness with values higher
than money. She would also see how the lack of forest management,
mainly on national forest lands, has negatively affected our communities, including loss of forest health, loss of value that could have been
returned from proactive logging, and loss of a stable supply of
products for wood utilizing industry that makes forest management
economical. Direct impacts to school districts were also discussed. By
the end of the tour, the Senator could distinguish between well managed forest and those that are neglected and could nearly identify
who owned the land by the way it was managed.
Baldwin’s education would also be historical in nature. She was
to learn about the history of our county, our forests, and the Forest
County Potawatomi Community:
• The citizens of Forest County turned over half their land mass
in 1928 based on promises made by the United States Forest Service
(USFS). And although the USFS has delivered on those promises for
decades, the future of forest management funding may be reactively
diverted to other areas.
• Although in management areas assigned by the USFS plans,
some areas of USFS forestland last saw any kind of management activity more than 30 years ago. This lack of activity could have disastrous results in several ways, including reduced tree and forest health
that result in less tolerance to insect and disease attacks, less resistance to drought and less resistance to wind damage. This reduction in
forest health is demonstrated by tree deformities and result in higher
than normal mortality of trees with higher potential for wildfires.
• The FCP forestlands include approximately 12,000 acres of
lands held in trust (reservation) and nearly 4,000 acres of fee (taxable) lands. The Potawatomi families that fought against federal
forced removal in the 1800s are the reason for the scattered “checkerboard” ownership found today. The reservation lands of the
Potawatomi were acquired by purchase in the early 1920s, part of the
“cut and run” logging era with a history similar to National Forest
lands. Over time and through the effort of land managers and the
tribe, these lands have revived themselves. They are now active, productive forest providing ecological services including the protection
and filtering of water, air and soils as well as providing income to the
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tribe and employment opportunities within the communities around
us. Reduced tree and forest health on neighboring lands, including
USFS lands, put tribal lands at risk.
After the tour and historical overview, Baldwin traveled to the
FCP Executive Building to attend an oral presentation by Natural Resources Technical Advisor for the Quinalt Indian Nation in Washington State, Dr. Gary Morishima, on collaboratives and “anchor
forests”. These are land management processes currently being used
out west, which may also have a potential for improving forest health
and improving economic impacts from the forest here, including the
Nicolet National Forest lands.
Perhaps the most important part of the education process was
the outlined proposal given to Baldwin by the Forest County
Potawatomi Community requesting establishment of “forest collabora-
tives” here in Forest County. Collaboratives are a way by which a
group is established to work together to manage the whole forest
without differences established by property boundaries, including the
whole forest, will foster and maintain better health of the trees, which
ARE the forest, all the while producing a more stable economy for our
communities. This type of land management system would put decision making back into the hands of local people, including the Forest
County Potawatomi, who know the lands best, and would require the
combined cooperation of the business, private, tribal and forest service sectors in the county to effectively manage the forest to benefit all.
Following the tour geared toward the forest, Senator Baldwin
completed her visit to Forest County with a tour of Infinity Flooring, a
wood utilizing industry in the City of Crandon, and Hometown Trolley,
who also use a large amount of wood in its building.
FCP Events
December 2013 • Located at Potawatomi Traveling Times
8000 Potawatomi Trail, Crandon, WI 54520 • (715) 478-7437
Displayed during office hours: Mon. - Thur., 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Display features youth submissions, ranging from artwork to
poetry, with the theme “What My Heritage Means to Me.”
March 14-16, 2014
Crandon High School, Crandon, Wis.
Contact: Anthony Shepard, (715) 478-7422
Held the first Monday of each month, 5 p.m. at FCP Family Resource Center, 8000 Potawatomi Trail, Crandon. Membership is open
to all veterans and spouses of Potawatomi tribal members.
Every Thursday, all club members 50 and over will receive a free
entry into the drawing at the Carter Club Booth. One winner will be
drawn every hour from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for $100 cash each time.
For every 250 points earned, the guest will receive 10 free entries
into the drawings. Guests will be allowed to win twice each day.
Seniors earn 100 same-day base points and get a $5 coupon off
the dinner special, or earn 250 same-day base points and the dinner
special is free. Those that are not seniors can earn 200 same-day
base points to get a $5 off coupon for the dinner special at The
Flames Sports Bar & Grill or The Springs Restaurant. Or earn 450
same-day base points for a FREE dinner!
Carter club members can come play to earn points during a
qualifying period, Nov. 4 - Dec. 4. Points must be redeemed for prizes
no later than midnight Dec. 4. Gifts will arrive at the casino on Dec.
16 for pick up.
Carter Club members will have the chance to earn and redeem
750 same day base points for their holiday ham on the first three
Tuesdays and Wednesdays in December. Limit of two per day per
person, while supplies last.
For those that are not night owls, Carter Casino will be hosting
New Year’s at Noon. There will be $5,000 in cash drawings, snacks
and favors for everyone. Entertainment will be provided by Lovin’
Country. Two winners will be selected at 11 a.m., and again from
1-5 p.m. Each winner will win $250. At Noon, there will be one guest
selected to win $2,014.
Come celebrate New Year’s with Carter Casino. Live entertainment provided on the casino floor by Fifth Gear from 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Snacks and favors for all. $10,000 in cash drawings will take place
throughout the evening. Cash drawings with four winners of $500 at
9 p.m.; four winners of $1,000 at 10 p.m.; one winner of $2,013 at
11 p.m.; and one winner of $2,014 at 1 a.m. to ring in the New Year.
Friday & Saturday, Jan. 10 & 11, 2014; Friday, Jan. 31 and Saturday,
Feb. 1, 2014
Carter Club members will have the chance to take home their
share of $15,000.
Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013
Carter Club members can participate in Carter Casino’s first
annual UGLY sweater contest. Judging will take place at the casino
stage at 9:30 p.m. Prizes: 1st - $600, 2nd- $500, 3rd - $400, 4th $300, 5th - $200.
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Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014
Carter Casino will be celebrating the birthday of Elvis Presley
with cash drawings. Drawings will start at 7 p.m.
Dec. 2013 - May 2014
FCP Events
Every Tuesday and Wednesday between the hours of 2 p.m. and
10 p.m. in January and February, Carter Club members will have their
chance to win $50 every 15 minutes.
Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014
Guests will have the chance to punch a hole of the punchboard
to see how much of the $50,000 they are taking home with them.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Come select the bag you like, and see what sort of cash is inside.
For more information on upcoming events and promotions, visit or become a fan of Potawatomi Carter Casino
Hotel on Facebook. PCCH management reserves the right to cancel or
alter any event or promotion at any time.
Monday, Feb. 17
Carter Club members will have the chance to win cash for
President’s day. From 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., come see what president you
land on when spinning the wheel and take that amount home with
Drawings take place on Mondays in December from 4 - 8 p.m.
Must be present to win. Total in prizes given away over $105,000.
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Drawing times: 7 a.m., 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. Ten winners each
drawing of $500 each. Must be present to win.
Carter Club members will have their chance to win a luxury vehicle at 11 p.m. There will be cash prizes leading up to the 11 p.m.
Monday, March 17, 2014
The luck of the Irish will be with Carter Club members as they
win cash prizes.
Dec. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2013
Each Tuesday, seniors who are 55 or older receive reward play of
various amounts on specific Tuesdays. A Reward Play Drawing also
takes place on Dec. 17. Drawing times at 7 a.m.- Noon, and 5 p.m.
Try the luck of the Irish with the Pot O’ Gold drawings on
Tuesdays and Wednesdays in March.
Dec. 8 and 22, 2013
The first three Saturdays in April from 7-11 p.m., Carter Club
members can come hunt for the eggs containing cash prizes.
Guests who received the mailer offer can come in every Monday
in January and receive the free item. Times are from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
while supplies last.
Guests who received the direct mail piece can come in from
9 a.m. - 6 p.m and receive a free item while supplies last.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Every hour from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., one winner will be chosen
each hour to win $1,040 cash.
Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2013
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Each Tuesday, seniors who are 55 or older receive reward play of
various amounts on specific Tuesdays. A Reward Play Drawing also
takes place on Dec. 17. Drawing times at 7 a.m.- Noon, and 5 p.m.
Every Tuesday and Wednesday (with the exception of April 15)
Carter Club members can receive a free entry into the drawing for
$100 cash every half hour.
Friday & Saturday, May 30 - 31, 2014
Guests will earn three times the points by playing slots only
during specific time periods. There are also hold drawings for guests
to participate in slot tournament.
On Friday, May 30, we will give $20,000 away, and on Saturday,
May 31, we will be giving away $30,000.
Sunday, Jan. 12, 2013
Dec. 4, 5, 2013 — Phil Vassar
Every Tuesday and Wednesday in May, Carter club members can
get one free entry into the drawings. Drawings will be held every 30
minutes from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. for $100 cash.
Dec. 2013 - May 2014
Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013 —
Bonkerz Comedy: Schlitz
Happened Starring Dobie Maxwell
Dec. 11, 12, 2013 —
John Tesh Big Band Christmas
Dec. 27, 2013 —
FCP Visitor & Business Guide
Winner of One Night Stay & Drawing
Congratulations to
Patricia Marquardt
from Coleman, Wis.,
winner of the June - Nov. 2013
One Night Stay and
Meal Voucher drawing.
Don’t miss your chance to enter the
Forest County Potawatomi Visitor &
Business Guide’s next drawing in
April 2014 (see form below). Good luck!
(L-R) Potawatomi Carter Casino Hotel Manager Tim
Pederson, Patricia Marquardt and her husband.
Photo by PCCH
a One Night Stay & Two $20
Meal Vouchers
at Potawatomi Carter Casino
Hotel by completing survey
and dropping off at
Potawatomi Carter Club’s Guest Service Booth.
Drawing will be held on April 14, 2014 at 11 a.m.
1) Name:
2) Where did you get your copy of the FCP Visitor & Business Guide ?
3) What did you find most useful about this publication?
4) What would you like to see in a future publication?
5) Have you visited our website,, in the last 30 days?
Winner will be contacted by phone or mail. Management reserves all rights. Photo ID required to claim prize. Must be
21 years of age or older to enter. Prize is non-transferable, not redeemable for cash. Night stays must be used within three
months of issue. Reservations are required and based on availability. Not available for use on holidays or special events.
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Can be
combined with
Tribal Member/
With this coupon
Valid Dec. 1, 2013 May 30, 2014
One coupon per
person, per visit.
Dec. 2013 - May 2014
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Protecting Water, Soils and Living Things Through
Air Quality Monitoring and Management
Management - Class I Air Designation
• Forest County Potawatomi Community (FCPC) is one of only five
tribes in the country with Class I air designation, received April
2008 through approval by USEPA
• Class I designation provides protection of pristine air quality in
Class I Reservations and in 158 national parks/forests/wildlife
refuges and wilderness areas
• Requires that the Class I area manager be notified of any new
pollution facilities proposed for construction whose emissions
may affect the air quality within a Class I area
• Allows Class I area managers to provide input on the pollution
controls required in an air pollution permit for a new facility/
pollution sources
• Limits the amount of pollution allowed within 10 miles of the
FCPC Class I area compared to other areas (Class II)
• Enables Class I area managers to obtain additional protections
for natural resources that may be sensitive to elevated pollution
levels, including visibility, ozone damage to vegetation, and
mercury levels in fish
Air Monitoring
• The FCPC air monitoring program began in 2002 to determine
the quality of the air on the reservation
• The program started with a particulate sampler, an ozone
analyzer and an analyzer for sulfur dioxide; today FCPC is
sampling for seven pollutants, making it the second most
extensive monitoring site in the state
• Air monitoring data can help to determine if the community is
being exposed to unhealthy conditions and what the source of
the pollution may be
• Data collected at the FCPC air monitoring site is used to
determine if the region is meeting the USEPA National Ambient
Air Quality Standards
• The first three years of data collection is used to determine the
baseline for air quality and pollutant levels
• Air quality trends and pollutant levels can be determined after
10 years of data is collected
• Monitoring data can be used to determine if air pollution
control programs and plans for meeting air quality standards
are working
Forest County Potawatomi Air Monitoring Site
Sulfur Dioxide
Nitrogen Oxides
Mercury Deposition
Acid Deposition
Fine Particulates
PO Box 340, Crandon WI, 54520, 715-478-7211