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2013-14 Annual Report
2013-14 Annual Report





New Library Hours
Begin Jan. 26

Mon-Thurs - 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fri - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat - 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.



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Spring 2015 Welcome Back Event


Falling into Place

Please join us at the S. Verna Fowler Academic Library / Menominee Public Library on Thursday, Jan. 29, from 3-6 p.m for our Community Read: Spring Kick-Off Event. Listen to live music by Wade Fernandez, enjoy hot soup, and receive a FREE copy of the book, "Falling Into Place," by noted TV journalist Hattie Kauffman. Kauffman will be visiting the CMN campus in March. Please watch for more details regarding her visit and upcoming library events related to her book.

Free Workshops for Small Businesses



The College of Menominee Nation, in Partnership with First Nations Development Institute, has committed to a pilot project that will link training to meet the needs of small businesses with business startup loans and business support. "How to Prepare Your Loan Application" will be presented on Thursday, Jan. 29, from 6-8 p.m. in the Cultural Learning Center on the Keshena Campus. Throughout 2015, College of Menominee Nation will be offering workshops to meet those needs. These workshops are open to all. Learn more

New Opportunity for Native Giving
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, 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

Spring 2015 American Indian College Fund Scholarship Application Now Open


Applications for the AICF Scholarship are open to CMN degree seeking students enrolled for Spring 2015 semester who are enrolled for 6 or more credits and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. The deadline for application is Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. Learn more

Sustainable Development Institute Completes Installation of Forest Monitoring Plots


Over the past two years, eight students and two crew leaders worked under the guidance of the Director of the Center for First Americans Forestlands and with the support of scientists from UW Green Bay and the Smithsonian Institute to delineate, survey, and census three – one hectare climate change forest monitoring plots. One plot located on the East side of the CMN Keshena campus is considered a training plot. The other two plots are located in the northern region of the Menominee Indian Reservation, and are considered long-term forest monitoring plots. The plots can be used for a variety of activities ranging from casual discussions, to structured "outdoor" classroom tasks, to advanced research which includes monitoring various ecological aspects of the forest to measure the impacts of climate change. Read more and read the report

Native Characters in Children’s Books, Part Two: Pathfinders
Tribal College Journal
By Ryan Winn, CMN Faculty


Ryan Winn

There’s a diversity shortage in children’s literature. The University of Wisconsin-Madison revealed that 92.1% of the 5,000 books published in 2013 featured White characters, while only 1% featured American Indians. An unnamed children’s book executive responded to these statistics by claiming the discrepancy could be blamed on poor sales, stating, “If we thought there was a demand for more nonwhite characters we would try to fill it.” This explanation highlights the publishing industry’s faulty business model, because it places the blame for the lack of minority texts on the parents of their youngest readers. There are some fantastic books being published, and every tribal college and university (TCU) library should stock and promote them. Read more

Sister Lives Consecrated Life by Promoting Education
By Sam Lucero | The Compass


Dr. Verna Fowler

Sr. Verna Fowler was born and raised on the Menominee Reservation. Her mother, a Menominee tribal member, and father, a Stockbridge-Munsee tribal member, instilled in her and her 10 siblings an important lesson that she has never forgotten.


"My mother's and father's voice constantly comes back to me: your role is to serve the tribe and help others less fortunate than you," said Sr. Verna. She responded by establishing the College of Menominee Nation in Keshena, a four-year accredited college. Offering a college education is the best way possible to serve tribal members, she believes. Read more

Vocational Rehabilitation Program
Are you ready to find a job, keep a job,
or get a better job?


Vocational Rehabilitation

College of Menominee Nation (CMN) Vocational Rehabilitation Program (VRP) is located in Keshena, WI. The program provides services to Native Americans with disabilities in order to obtain or retain employment. Success in the program involves partnership and commitment between the Vocational Rehabilitation counselor and consumer. Services provided to Vocational Rehabilitation Program consumers are custom designed to fit each individual’s needs and employment goal.
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bullet Shedding Light on Solar Energy
bullet Hattie Kauffman at Commencement
bullet Menominee Constitution and By-Laws
bullet CMN 20th Anniversary
bullet Restoration Day
bullet 'Ancient Gardens' Lecture
bullet Elouise Cobell at College of Menominee Nation




Click here to order your books beginning Jan. 12.

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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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2014 Summer Transportation Institute public service videos.

Speeding Gets You Nowhere Fast


Distracted Driving Kills, Safe Driving Starts with You



Featured Alumni

Jen Peters graduated from CMN with an Associate of Arts and Science degree (A.A.S.) in 2004. She continued her education through Silver Lake College and graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) in Business Management. Read more

Featured Alumni

Clinton Isham is a 2012 graduate of the College of Menominee Nation. He is an enrolled member of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, a proud father, a first generation college graduate, a social and environmental advocate, and a prospective law student. Read more



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



2014 Graduation
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