Spheres of Influence: Indigenous Wisdom

At the center of everything we do, there is indigenous knowledge.

Our institutional identity is directly influenced by our learning from and reflecting upon the Menominee land ethic and the culture of respect for all relatives, human and non-human alike. This is reflected in the way that we integrate traditional ecological knowledge into our research, the intergenerational knowledge-sharing we build into our educational practices, the storytelling and consensus-building in our outreach, and the traditional languages and cultural teachings that inform every stage of our actions.