Category Archive: Outreach

Creating an understanding of sustainability issues, practices, opportunities, and principles through community engagement and outreach efforts

Aug 03

An SLC Summer

Written by Marissa Vele, SDI Intern The SLC has been in full swing and we are nearing the end of our summer program. July 16th kicked off a two-day Agricultural Workshop that was sponsored by SDI. All SLC students and SDI summer interns were invited to the workshop.  On our first day we learned about …

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Feb 20

New CMN SDI Internship Announced

Sustainable Development Research Intern Opening Apply by March 2, 2018!   The Sustainable Development Research Internship is being offered as part of a project funded by the American Indian College Fund (AICF) Scholarly Emergence for Environmental Design & Stewardship (SEEDS) grant program. CMN Faculty Member Dr. Dennis Vickers is Principal Investigator (PI) for the project in collaboration …

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Feb 06

Internship and high school SLC Application Deadline Extended!

DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL FEBRUARY 16! The deadline for the SDI internship program as well as the high school Sustainability Leadership Cohort (SLC) has been extended until February 16, 2018 by 4 p.m.   Check out the internship and SLC opportunities below: Undergraduate Internship Download and print the CMN internship application form here. You can also stop …

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Jan 30

Back Forty Mine Public Hearing on the Wetland Permit Application

Photo credit: Jeff Vele, Mohican News On the evening of January 23, the Stevenson gymnasium was filled with people hoping to voice their opposition to the Back Forty Mine Project. The open pit metallic sulfide mine, proposed by the Canadian mining exploration company, Aquila Resources Inc., would be located just 150 feet from the banks of …

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Jan 11

2018 Sustainability Leadership Cohort Now Accepting Applications

The Sustainability Leadership Cohort (SLC) is designed to support Menominee Nation as well as other Native youth by helping them build leadership skills, promoting higher education, and ultimately, encouraging the next generation of community leaders. The SLC’s goal is to ignite interest and broaden understanding of sustainability through place-based experiences. This year students in grades …

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Jan 11

SDI Leads the 2018 Campus Recycling Competition

Recycle Mania 2018 begins on February 5th. This eight week friendly recycling competition, held between colleges across the United States, challenges students, faculty and staff to improve their recycling habits. This year, we would like to improve our 2017 standing where we placed 39th out of the 190 competing colleges. Recycling is the process of …

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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

Harvesting Bear Island Flint Research Corn Plot

Written by: Dolly Potts, Agricultural Research Specialist   We decided to harvest the Research Corn plot before the raccoons got away with any more of the harvest. It was a mild day for the harvest, the sun was out and it was warm. Each of the plots are composed of four rows equaling sixteen plots …

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