Category Archive: Research

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

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

Applications are due Friday, February 17, 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) partners. …

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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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Oct 31

CMN Sustainability Committee

In order to advance campus sustainability efforts, the College of Menominee Nation’s Sustainability Committee has been restructured. Chris Caldwell, SDI Director assumed the committee chair on October 20, 2016. The committee, founded in 2013, at the recommendations of Second Nature, the supporting organization of the American College & Universities Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), was created …

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Oct 20

Save the Date: Dec. 7, 2016-Oskēh-Mamāceqtāwak Kēketōwak

Oskēh-Mamāceqtāwak Kēketōwak: Youth Speak  This summer the Sustainability Leadership Cohort produced, directed, edited, and acted in their very first fiction film, “Kāēyas Mesek Oskēken”. The SLC and other youth filmmakers will share their film projects and experience in the program with their families and the community. There will be a question and answer session at …

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Sep 30

CMN to Install Energy Updates

Written by: Rebecca Edler, Sustainability Coordinator Biomass, the oldest source of renewable energy, will soon be used to heat the Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) facility at the College of Menominee Nation. A furnace fired by wood pellets will replace the current heating unit fueled by propane, a nonrenewable fossil fuel that takes millions of years …

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Sep 02

Community Climate Change Discussion-Sept. 6, 2016

Share your opinions on how climate change is currently, and will affect this area in the near future. Help CMN SDI find adaptation strategies that are vital to the health and survival of Menominee plants, fish and wildlife and people.

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