Tag Archive: Indigenous Knowledge

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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Braiding Sweetgrass Book Discussion

Join us in the Library Foyer from 12-1 p.m. for a discussion led by the Sustainable Development Institute staff. This semester’s community read book is, Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Wall Kimmerer.

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Community Read Event: Indigenous Mindfulness

Join us in the S. Verna Fowler Academic Library/ Menominee Public Library for the next Community Read event presented by Guy “Anakwet” Reiter. Indigenous people have practiced the art of mindfulness and now it’s benefits are substantiated by science. Join us for a lunch and learn from 12-1 p.m. in the library classroom. Leave with …

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Indigenous Planning Summer Institute

Tuesday, May 31- Saturday, June 4, 2016 College of Menominee Nation

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Apr 30

My Intern Experience at SDI

Larry Madden Climate Science Researcher Intern  When I entered the Sustainable Development Institute, I truly was a greenhorn to sustainable development. With the kind guidance of Marie Schaefer, SDI’s Research Assistant, and Chris Caldwell, SDI’s Director, I gained an understanding of not only sustainable development but the essential need for the Sustainable Development Institute itself. …

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Mar 27

Perspectives on Indigeneity and Climate Change: Sharing Menominee and Southeast Asia Worldviews

“Indigeneity” is not a term often heard in the Menominee community. But, on March 18th and 19th, College of Menominee Nation’s (CMN) Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) welcomed visitors from Southeast Asia who were participating in a workshop about indigeneity. The workshop was hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies. It was …

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Jul 16

Bee Swarming Occurrence at SDI

This week, the Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) staff and student interns experienced the natural phenomenon of bee swarming. “It was awesome watching nature in action”, Manih Boyd, student and Administrative Assistant stated after watching the bee swarm fly towards the wooded area behind the campus. Swarming occurs when a new bee colony if formed. The …

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