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2013-14 Annual Report
2013-14 Annual Report

 


 

UPCOMING EVENTS
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Tuesday, Oct. 28

5-6 p.m.

Game It and Movie Time

Families can spend some time enjoying a movie or challenge one another on an iPad, Xbox 360 game or one of our board games.

All ages

 

Wednesday, Oct. 29

5-6 p.m.

Not Yo Mama’s Book Club. Teens will meet and discuss the latest monthly book club read while helping to create the fall book list.

Ages 13-18

 

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2015 Spring Priority Registration Begins October 27

 

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Priority registration is the early registration period for currently enrolled students. It is meant to give priority to the students who are close to graduation, who have accumulated a specified number of credit hours to register early. Priority registration is to avoid wait lists and course cancellations, and helps students to enroll in the required courses needed to graduate. Learn more




Join Us in Cultural Activites and Strengthen the Family Circle

 

The College of Menominee Nation’s Youth Empowerment Program is collaborating with the Menominee Tribe’s Youth Development & Outreach Program and the Woodland Womens Group to provide traditional Menominee regalia making activities for boys and girls. All sessions are FREE and all supplies are included. Family envolvement is encouraged. Learn more




Menominee Job Center Ribbon Cutting Nov. 12

 

Menominee Job Center

College of Menominee Nation students and staff, as well as the public, are invited to the official opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the Menominee Job Center on Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 2-6 p.m. at the Community Technology Center. Ribbon cutting at 3 p.m., tours 3-6 p.m., and door prize drawings at 6 p.m. Food, games, and prizes.




Shifting Seasons: Building Tribal Capacity for Climate Change Adaptation Summit

 

From October 14-17, participants from tribal, federal, state, higher education, and non-profit agencies and organizations came together for the "Shifting Seasons: Building Tribal Capacity for Climate Change Adaptation Summit." The program was presented by the Sustainable Development Institute of the College of Menominee Nation in Keshena, WI. Those attending shared knowledge and discussed resources that will benefit both tribal and non-tribal entities concerned with climate change adaptation, specifically in the Northeast Region.

 

The four-day event focused on building relationships and increasing involvement in climate change. “We heard a lot of things about what tribes are doing, like adaptation planning,” said Kyle Whyte, professor at Michigan State University (MSU) and one of the event organizers, “and what tribes have been doing and what they plan to do. We shared a lot of information about different networks as well as how to deal with climate change issues. There’s such diversity and richness in tribes for adaptation.” Read more




Welcome Students!

 

Student Services is very excited to inform our CMN students, staff, and faculty of the recent change to our Advising staff titles and positions. Please note and pass on to others the new title of our Advising staff is now Student Achievement Specialist. The change reflects both the Main Student Services, Technical Education, and Green Bay/Oneida Campus Advisors.

 

The position of our Student Achievement Specialists will manage assigned caseloads that emphasizes personal contact with students from recruitment through graduation by using proactive, solution-orientated strategies to promote completion of student's personal, academic, and career goals.




Why Wait Wednesdays at the Green Bay/Oneida Campus

 

Select a Wednesday that works for you - Nov. 12, or Dec. 10 - and come to the College of Menominee Nation's Green Bay/Oneida campus any time between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. and get started on a college-level program that meets your needs. A one-stop opportunity! Call 920-965-0070 for more information.

 

  • Complete your CMN application
  • Take care of admission testing
  • Begin your FAFSA (financial aid) application
  • Meet with a CMN academic advisor
  • Plan your class schedule

Green Bay/Oneida campus is located at 2733 S. Ridge Road in Ashwaubenon. Parking and main entrance on the North Allied Street cul de sac accessible from S. Ridge Road or Waube Lane near S. Oneida Street.




Gerald Ford’s Role in Indian Self-Determination,
Part 2

Tribal College Journal
By Ryan Winn, CMN Faculty

 

Ryan Winn

On August 5, 1975, President Gerald Ford improved and extended the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which barred voting “discrimination against Spanish-speaking Americans, American Indians, Alaskan Natives, and Asian Americans.” As a congressman in 1965, Ford supported the initial legislation that ushered in an era of greater voting equality. As president he reinforced his belief in the spirit of the act, stating, “In the past decade, the voting rights of millions and millions of Americans have been protected and our system of government has been strengthened immeasurably.” Read more




The Three Sisters Garden: A Model of Community and Sustainable Growth

This type of companion planting is widespread among indigenous Native American farming societies

 

Three Sisters Garden

According to Native American legend, corn, beans, and squash are three sisters who grew and flourished together for the benefit of the community. Corn is the oldest sister. She stands tall in the center watching over her two other sisters, squash and beans. Squash is the next sister. She protects her sisters from weeds and shades the soil from the sun with her leaves, keeping it cool and moist. Beans are the third sister. She climbs through the squash and then up the corn stalks binding the three sisters together as she reaches for the sun. Read more




Black Ash Basket Making Workshop

 

Black Ash Basket Making

On August 18 - 22, 2014, the Department of Continuing held a traditional Black Ash Basket Making class. The workshop covered identifying the Black Ash tree, pounding the tree, cutting the strips, and weaving the baskets. Classes were held outside. Participants worked through heat, humidity, and rain, but baskets were completed. The class had 21 people who attended throughout the week. Wae wae nen (thank you) to Pitapenukiw (Sherri Lachapelle) for her instruction and patience.

 

Funding for this class was provided by the American Indian College Fund. Department of Continuing Education would like to say Wae wae nen to them also for allowing us to keep our traditions alive. See more photos




New Guaranteed Scholarship for Graduating Native Students

 

A new Native Pathways Scholarship has been established at the College of Menominee Nation (CMN). Awards of $500 are guaranteed to all Spring 2014 graduates from local high schools who are enrolled members or descendants of an American Indian tribe and wish to attend CMN full time in the Fall semester of 2014. Recipients may attend either the CMN campus in Keshena or Green Bay, and may be in either an academic degree or technical diploma program. Contact the CMN at 715-799-5600.



 

FEATURED VIDEOS Featured Video
bullet Hattie Kauffman at Commencement  
bullet Menominee Constitution and By-Laws  
bullet CMN 20th Anniversary  
bullet Restoration Day  
bullet 'Ancient Gardens' Lecture  


AUTHOR VISIT

Sherman Alexie, New York Times bestselling author and screenwriter, presented on his award-winning book, "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven," Wednesday, September 24, 2014.

Author Sherman Alexie

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STI VIDEOS

2014 Summer Transportation Institute public service videos.

Video
Speeding Gets You Nowhere Fast

 

Video
Distracted Driving Kills, Safe Driving Starts with You



 

ATTENTION STUDENTS

 

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FEATURED ALUMNI

Cheyenne Wahsquonaikezhik received Featured Alumni an Associate's degree in Business Administration and is a certified home healthcare worker. Read more



Featured Alumni

Justin Gauthier is a CMN graduate who is pursuing his Bachelor’s of Letters and Science in English - Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Read more



 

2014 COMMENCEMENT

2014 Commencement
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Watch some of 2014 Commencement speaker Hattie Kauffman's remarks.


 

2014 COMMENCEMENT

2014 Graduation
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2014 GOLF OUTING

2014 Golf Outing
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MEMORIES OF RESTORATION DAY

Approximately 75 individuals joined members of the Menominee Tribal Legislature for Restoration Day observances the morning of December 22, 2013, at the College of Menominee Nation.


Restoration Day 2013

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MENOMINEE LANGUAGE

Menom Language LogoMenominee Language Lessons and online learning resources

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