Category Archive: Education

Sharing our knowledge, to create an informed community through workshops, facilitated discussions, presentations, and various community events

Nov 20

College of Menominee Nation Students Are Presenters at National Conference

Interns from the Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) of the College of Menominee Nation (CMN) recently made presentations at the 2017 First American Land Grant Consortium (FALCON) conference in Washington, D.C. CMN students Georgie (Dolly) Potts, Adam Schulz, and Allison Bailey delivered information about the research projects in which they participated throughout the last growing season. …

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Nov 08

Sustainable Development Institute wins major grant to develop and provide leadership and ACT prep opportunities for MIHS youth

The office of U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has announced a $798,199 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to help provide ACT preparation courses and leadership opportunities to Menominee Indian High School students. The award will be managed by the Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) of the College of Menominee Nation. Project partners collaborating with SDI …

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Nov 08

Tribe’s Ancient Agricultural Practices Are Focus of Grant to CMN’s Sustainable Development Institute

A new $219,000 grant will help concentrate attention on ancient agricultural methods of the Menominee People and perceptions about the historic life and practices of the tribe. The Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) of the College of Menominee Nation will manage the award.  Funding for the “Menominee Agricultural Practices, Historical Perceptions and Late Prehistoric Reality” project …

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Nov 02

5th Annual Youth Speak Event

The Youth Speak Event will be held on Friday December 8 from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at College of Menominee Nation Cultural Learning Center. This year’s event will feature an art showcase for high school students.  Artwork must focus on important issues affecting the Menominee community. For more information about submissions for the art showcase …

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Oct 09

Red Lake Food Summit and Second Annual Conference on Native American Nutrition 2017

Written by: Dolly Potts, Agricultural Research Specialist   Adam, Rebecca and I went to Red Lake and Minneapolis, Minnesota to attend conferences on indigenous food sovereignty. Our first stop was the Red Lake Nation Food Summit held at the Red Lake Nation College. We were greeted by our hosts the community of Red Lake. The …

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Sep 25

Tribal Climate Workshop

  Registration is now open for the Tribal Climate workshop! The University of Michigan’s Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering and at the Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments (GLISA) office has partnered with Inter-tribal Council of Michigan to facilitate this climate change discussion with Michigan Tribes. This is a gathering of tribal staff to …

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Sep 14

Update on Bear Island Flint Corn Research Plot

Written by: Dolly Potts, Agricultural Research Intern Sept. 13, 2017 Fall is on the way and just around the corner is the harvest of the traditional agricultural research plot. Adam and I have been checking the plot at least three times a week. The stalks are drying and we get a peek at the kernels …

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Aug 21

Planet Forward at George Washington University Looks to CMN Students to Apply as Correspondents

Planet Forward is reaching out to students at College of Menominee Nation to contribute to their blog and participate in digital storytelling competitions. Planet Forward engages young people and innovators in search of solutions to the biggest challenges facing our planet. Through storytelling, media and convening, they empower new voices and elevate compelling ideas. The …

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Aug 14

Summer Intern Presentations 2017

Written by: Dolly Potts, Agricultural Research Intern Adam Schulz and I were the first ones to present at our Summer Intern Community Report Out. Our project featured the Bear Island Flint Corn research plot. Our project was to grow the Bear Island Flint corn using three soil amendments and leaving one plot as control, with …

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Aug 14

Menominee Language Summit

Written by: Dolly Potts, Agricultural Research Intern The Language Summit was the one of the first efforts to bring the Menominee community together to discuss how to bring back the Menominee language as a primary means to communicate. The summit helped me to understand the history and the issues facing the Menominee community. The summit …

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