Category Archive: Research

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

Mar 14

Menominee Sustainable Forest Management Research Paper Published in Journal of Forestry

Group Opening Outcomes, Sustainable Forest Management, and the Menominee Nation Lands Co-authors: Christel C. Kern, Manfred Schoelch, Paul Crocker, Dean Fellman, Angela Marsh, David Mausel, Marshall Pecore, Joseph Phillippi, Ronald Waukau, and Anthony Waupochick   Abstract: Ideally, variants of single-tree, group, and patch selection create new, spatially aggregated age classes and maintain a diversity of …

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Mar 14

Robin Kimmerer Visits CMN

Robin Kimmerer made a special visit to CMN to share her perspective of the relationship between humans and the natural world. Through the Community Read Event, the S. Verna Fowler Academic Library/Menominee Public Library hosted Kimmerer to discuss her book, “Braiding Sweetgrass” on March 2, 2017. Those in attendance read her book in anticipation of …

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Feb 28

Community Read Event: Author Visit- Robin Wall Kimmerer

  Dr. Robin Kimmerer is a mother, plant ecologist, writer and SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, New York. She serves as the founding Director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment whose mission is to create programs which draw on the wisdom of …

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Feb 27

SLC Deadline Extended to Monday, March 13 by 4:30 p.m!

Deadline extended! Applications are now due on Monday, March 13, 2017 by 4:30 p.m. The SLC is designed to support young people in our area by building leadership skills, promoting higher education, and ultimately, fostering the next generation of community leaders. This program is committed to respecting cultural values and encouraging holistic thinking. SLC will …

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Jan 31

Former SDI Intern, Wendy Dorman, Receives National Teaching Award

  Wendy Dorman was awarded the Outstanding Teachers Assistant Award from the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT). This award honors graduate and undergraduate students who have demonstrated excellence as teaching assistants. She is currently a graduate student studying GIS at Eastern Michigan University and a teaching assistant for Dr. Katherine Ryker. Wendy Dorman, SDI 2015 …

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Jan 27

Agricultural Research Project Workshop

The College of Menominee Nation Sustainable Development Institute and the University of Wisconsin-Extension invite you to a free two day workshop on the basics of soil science and agronomic research design. The workshop is February 1-2, 2017, at the College of Menominee Nation Keshena campus,Shirley Daley Hall room 126. REGISTER HERE Day One: Activities will focus …

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Jan 18

High School Sustainability Leadership Cohort Now Accepting Applications

Deadline Extended! Applications due Monday, March 13, 2017.                 The Sustainability Leadership Cohort Program(SLC) is an opportunity for high school students in the Menominee area. The SLC is led by the College of Menominee Nation’s Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) in collaboration with its Department of Continuing Education (DOCE) …

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Nov 04

Global Indigeneity and Sustainability Seminar-November Line-up

The seminar series will promote opportunities for faculty, students, tribal and other surrounding communities to engage in this international exchange of knowledge about key concepts and intersections of Global Indigeneity and Sustainability.   The series and discussions will be framed by and based around the SDI theoretical model of sustainability. Click the link below to …

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Oct 31

Profile Pits Installed on CMN Learning Path

Written by: Adam Voight What do you think of when I say the word soil? Do you think of the dirt that stains our pants and gets under our fingernails? Or do you think of muddy foot tracks on the carpet or puddle jumping in the rain?  While these thoughts may be what come to your mind …

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Oct 31

Intertribal Nursery Council Meeting

Written by: Denise Kasprzak, SDI student worker The 2016 Intertribal Nursery Council meeting was the utmost informative place I have experienced. This was a good learning experience for me to acquire more knowledge about our environment and how other tribes and universities are handling their native plants, as well as the non-native plants. On October …

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