Category Archive: Research

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

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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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 01

Intern Community Report Out

Cultural Learning Center Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017 4-6 pm Each semester and summer the Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) provides internship opportunities focusing on a wide range of sustainability topics to students from the College of Menominee Nation (CMN) and other academic institutions. This forum gives students the opportunity to share their experiences. Join us to …

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May 09

Michigan State University Visit

Written by: Brandon Boyd, Agricultural Research Assistant My visit to Michigan State University was very educational and over all just a fantastic experience! For the first day there Rebecca Edler, CMN project team member, and I met the M.S.U. project members who include Julie Labarkin, Scott Kalafatis, and Caitlin Kirby. Everyone was very welcoming and helpful …

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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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