Category Archive: Research

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

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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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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