Category Archive: Research

Carrying out applied research, innovative activities, and practical projects that contribute to sustainable development

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

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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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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Sep 13

SDI Welcomes New Staff

Scott Kalafatis   Dr. Scott Kalafatis started a year in residence at the Sustainable Development Institute in August. He is postdoctoral researcher sponsored by a National Science Foundation grant that SDI shares in partnership with researchers at Michigan State University. Scott will be continuing the work he started this past year at Michigan State studying …

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Aug 25

Fall 2017 Internship and Student Worker Positions Now Available

The Sustainable Development Institute at CMN has two student opportunities. One is an internship; the other is a student worker position. If you are interested, complete the application materials and submit them by Friday, Sept. 1. Interviews will be held the first week of Sept. and the positions will start on September 11. Intern Application Below …

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