Category Archive: Research

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

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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Permanent link to this article: http://sustainabledevelopmentinstitute.org/2016/10/cmn-sustainability-committee-2/

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.

Permanent link to this article: http://sustainabledevelopmentinstitute.org/2016/09/community-climate-change-discussion-sept-6-2016/

Aug 18

Kāēyas Mesek Oskēken

Written by: Cherie Thunder, Sustainability Education Coordinator The 2016 Sustainability Leadership Cohort (SLC) was part of something pretty amazing this summer. They weren’t able to run across the U.S. like the Standing Rock Tribal youth to fight the Dakota Access Pipeline and put an end the mining operations happening right now on indigenous lands or …

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Permanent link to this article: http://sustainabledevelopmentinstitute.org/2016/08/kaeyas-mesek-oskew/

Aug 02

Sustainability Leadership Cohort Summer 2016

Written by: High School SLC member Santana Caldwell The sustainability leadership cohort’s theme this year is renewable energy. We learned more about this during the native energy odyssey trip to Pine Ridge, South Dakota. At the Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center we learned how solar panels and wind turbines could be used to power electricity …

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Permanent link to this article: http://sustainabledevelopmentinstitute.org/2016/08/sustainability-leadership-cohort-summer-2016/

Aug 01

Visiting Scientists Spend a Day with the Menominee

The Sustainable Development Institute and Center for First Americans Forestlands in collaboration with Menominee Tribal Enterprises recently participated in a day of tours and meetings with two visiting scientists. The scientists, Frederico Franca and Tamara Amorim Franca, are originally from Brazil and currently studying at the University of Mississippi. They have been located at the …

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Aug 01

SDI Hosts National Workshop

The College of Menominee Nation, Sustainable Development Institute, hosted a National Workshop to share Indigenous Ways of Teaching and Learning in Sustainable Sciences on July 7-9. The workshop provided a unique opportunity to collaborate with leaders from throughout the higher education community who share the commitment to support the development of the next generation of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://sustainabledevelopmentinstitute.org/2016/08/sdi-hosts-national-workshop/

May 05

MOU Signing Cements Partnership Through 2020

Written by: Dean Fellman – Director, Center for First Americans Forestlands & Jen Youngblood – U.S. Forest Service Tribal Liaison to the College of Menominee Nation The Center for First Americans Forestlands (CFAF) is the embodiment of a partnership between the College of Menominee Nation’s (CMN) Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) and four divisions of the USDA …

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