My Intern Experience at SDI

Larry Madden Climate Science Researcher Intern  When I entered the Sustainable Development Institute, I truly was a greenhorn to sustainable development. With the kind guidance of Marie Schaefer, SDI’s Research Assistant, and Chris Caldwell, SDI’s Director, I gained an understanding of not only sustainable development but the essential need for the Sustainable Development Institute itself.

Sustainability Leadership Cohort Attends WIEA Conference  

The Sustainability Leadership Cohort (SLC) season officially began with a trip to the Wisconsin Indian Education Association’s (WIEA) conference in Milwaukee the weekend of April 9th-April 12th, 2015. This was the first formal gathering of this summer’s cohort members. Along with staff from the Sustainable Development Institute (SDI), the students headed south for what would

Perspectives on Indigeneity and Climate Change: Sharing Menominee and Southeast Asia Worldviews

“Indigeneity” is not a term often heard in the Menominee community. But, on March 18th and 19th, College of Menominee Nation’s (CMN) Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) welcomed visitors from Southeast Asia who were participating in a workshop about indigeneity. The workshop was hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies. It was

APPLICATIONS CLOSED: High School Sustainability Leadership Cohort

The High School Sustainability Leadership Cohort Program is an opportunity for students in our area made possible through a USDA-funded project called POSOH (the acronym for Place-based Opportunities for Sustainable Outcomes and High Hopes). POSOH is a 5-year project that involves a partnership among the College of Menominee Nation’s Sustainable Development Institute, UW-Madison, CESA 8,

SDI’s Youth Speak Event Honors Young Talent

On the evening of Friday, December 5th, POSOH and SDI held the Youth Speak Event to honor the student members of the Sustainability Leadership Cohort (SLC) and other tribal youth groups. The Menominee high school theater was used for the event to create more of a movie premiere feeling. To start the evening off right,

Shifting Seasons: Building Tribal Capacity for Climate Change Adaptation Summit

On October 14-17, participants from tribal, federal, state, higher education and non-profit agencies and organizations came together for the Shifting Seasons: Building Tribal Capacity for Climate Change Adaptation Summit. The program was presented by the Sustainable Development Institute of the College of Menominee Nation in Keshena, Wisconsin. Those attending shared knowledge and discussed resources that