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

SDI’s Youth Speak Event Honors Young Talent

On the evening of Friday, December 5th, POSOH and SDI held the Youth Speak Event to honor the student members of the Sustainability Leadership Cohort (SLC) and other tribal youth groups. The Menominee high school theater was used for the event to create more of a movie premiere feeling. To start the evening off right,

Native Science, Biodiversity, and Sustainability FIG Class Visits SDI

On September 12, 2014 freshmen from UW Madison along with their instructor Hedi Baxter Lauffer, graduate students Linda Orie, Amy Gauthier and Reynaldo Morales, and undergrad, Justin Gauthier visited the Sustainable Development Institute (SDI), College of Menominee Nation (CMN) and the Menominee forest. The students are members of a newly developed First-Year Interest Group (FIG)

Sustainability Leadership Cohort: Exploring New Worlds

I woke up, groggy and in discomfort, slowly realizing where I was. I opened my eyes and saw two people wrapped up like burritos desperately trying to keep to their designated place within the tent. To my surprise, I was quite comfortable in terms of temperature. We, the unsuspecting Wisconsinites were sure the Colorado mountain

Sustainability Leadership Cohort Returns from Flood and Fire Ecology Trip to Colorado

A group of high school students, college interns, and Sustainable Development Institute staff traveled to Colorado to learn about water and fire issues, climate change’s impacts on the ecology of the region, and what sustainability means in different places as part of the USDA POSOH project.   While camping out in the mountains for 5 days,

Sustainability Leadership Cohort hosts Youth Speak Event

The USDA P.O.S.O.H. Project recently sponsored the Oskēh-Mamāceqtāwak Kēketōwak: Youth Speak Event Hosted by the College of Menominee Nation’s High School Sustainability Leadership Cohort (SLC)to showcase different opportunities for area youth and provide a platform for young people to have their voices heard. On Friday, Dec 6, 2013, about 100 people gathered to celebrate these