Lost History of Woodland Bowl Pageants
Is Focus of Search by Student-Faculty Team
Wednesday, April 27 - Noon to 2 p.m.
Menominee pageants, a series of community events last staged more than three decades ago, are currently being researched with hope of reviving the tradition in summer 2016. The original programs were presented in the Woodland Bowl beginning in the 1950s and ended production sometime during the 1970s.
The shows may have ended, but memories of them linger in the minds of many area residents who attended or participated in them. Community meetings on April 13 and 27 at the College of Menominee Nation will provide opportunities for those who remember the pageants to help provide information for their revival. Read more
CMN, Forest Service Continue Partnership
Agreement ensures proper management of tribal forest
By Lee Pulaski, Shawano County Leader
Photo by Lee Pulaski,
Shawano County Leader
College of Menominee Nation officials joined with U.S. Forest Service representatives Tuesday in signing a memorandum of understanding that will keep a long-standing partnership between the two going at least through 2020.
CMN and federal officials first signed an MOU in 2003, establishing a partnership that has helped to ensure the tribe’s 235,000 acres of forest will continue to be managed by educated people who will blend western science with the knowledge of indigenous people. Read more
6th Annual Benefit Golf Outing Set for Friday, June 10
The College of Menominee Nation's 6th Annual Benefit Golf Outing
will be held at Thornberry Creek at Oneida on Friday, June 10, 2016. The 4-Person Scramble registration begins at 9 a.m. with an 11 a.m. Shotgun Start (rain or shine). The $100 per player registration fee covers cart, green fees, goodie bag, games, lunch at Thornberry's Leinie Lodge, and plated prime rib dinner in the Club House banquet room, followed by a fantastic raffle and awards presentation. Register online or download the registration form. See photos from the 2015 Golf Outing
Searching for "We the People" in the Presidential Primaries
By Ryan Winn for the "Tribal College Journal"
Presidential primaries often bring out the worst in American politics. Candidates’ messages are often rooted in the “us versus them” mentality, with presidential hopefuls trying to one up their competition by further slamming the opposing party. As an oral communications instructor at a tribal college or university (TCU), I challenge my students to analyze the rhetoric of these divisive campaigns for attention grabbing headlines, substantive policy proposals, and logical fallacies. Every election cycle my new students are reliably interested in analyzing which candidates will foster a strong economy in time for their graduation, as well as where the would-be commander-in-chiefs stand on American Indian issues. Read more
Menominee Food Sovereignty
The College of Menominee Nation is taking steps towards strengthening Food Sovereignty on the Menominee Reservation. Learn more about current projects and what Food Sovereignty is and its role in American Indian communities.
Menominee Food Sovereignty programming is made possible through collaborative partnerships with the Department of Continuing Education, Sustainable Development Institute, and Menominee County UW-Extension. Learn more
CMN to Offer CDL Training
Prepare for an exciting career on the road as a professional truck driver
The College of Menominee Nation, through Fox Valley Technical College, is offering a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) pilot program. Gain the skills you need to earn your Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and start your career.
- 4 week program, 160 hours total
- Limited participant openings
- Class size will consist of the first three participants who have:
- Obtained their Commercial Learner Permit (CLP)
- Successfully passed their drug screening and Department of Transportation (DOT) physical exam
- Secured their tuition
- This program is eligible for WIOA funding and participants are encouraged to contact the Menominee Job Center to inquire if they are eligible to receive tuition assistance
- Tentative start date for this pilot program is June 2016
For more information contact Annette Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-799-6226, ext. 3097, or Miranda Perez at email@example.com or 715-799-6226, ext. 3300.
Learning from the Land
A workshop for sharing indigenous ways of teaching and learning into sustainability science June 7-9, 2016
Join us for a unique opportunity to collaborate with leaders from throughout the higher education community who share your committment to supporting development of the next generation of tribal scientists and management professionals. Learn more
Native Giving - Your Support Can Make a Difference
You can help sustain a unique tribal college
First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) recognizes that Native American youth are the very future of their communities, and that ensuring their well-being is crucial to the prosperity of those communities. That's why First Nations established NativeGiving.org, which highlights community-based nonprofits that are dedicated to strengthening and improving the lives of Native children and families. Please make a gift today to ensure the future of Native communities. Learn more