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Wednesday, Sept. 17
5-6 p.m.

Make It @ Your Library

Create their own stories, games and animations, or get crafty.

Ages 10-18


Tuesday, Sept. 30
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. 1
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 13-19


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The family that reads together succeeds together


Join us for a Saturday morning parent/child workshop from 9-11 a.m. this Saturday, Sept. 20, at the College of Menominee Nation Trades Building. The theme will be the letter "B." Engage with your child (birth - age 8) with activities that will include songs, books, finger plays, crafts, snack, and the letter “B” activities. This project is supported by CMN’s Ke’ Family Engagement Initiative funded by American Indian College Fund.

An Evening With Sherman Alexie, American Indian Novelist and Poet


Sherman Alexie

Sherman Alexie, New York Times bestselling author and screenwriter, will be presenting on his award-winning book, "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven," at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24, at the Five Clans Ballroom at the Menominee Casino and Resort. Doors open at 5 p.m. This free event is open to the public and sponsored by the S. Verna Fowler Academic Library/Menominee Public Library.

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.

CMN Hosts Three Sisters Seed-Saving Workshops
At Keshena Campus Sept. 24, Green Bay Sept. 25



The College of Menominee Nation will be hosting a seed-saving workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at its Keshena campus and on Thursday, Sept. 25, at the College’s Green Bay/Oneida campus. Both sessions are free of charge and scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Read more

Why Wait Wednesdays at the Green Bay/Oneida Campus


Select a Wednesday that works for you - Oct. 8, 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 for Fall
  • 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 1

Tribal College Journal
By Ryan Winn, CMN Faculty


Ryan Winn

In his inaugural speech,President Gerald Ford told the American people, “Our long national nightmare is over.” It was August of 1974, and Ford was talking about Richard Nixon’s resignation that would supposedly put an end to the speculation of whether a sitting president had been involved in a criminal conspiracy. Less than five months later, he could have used the same metaphor to describe the end of America’s Indian termination policy. 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.


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




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Featured Alumni

Sabrina James is a 2012 Nursing graduate of the College of Menominee Nation. She is a direct descendant of the Menominee tribe and says that she is truly honored to be part of the nursing program alumni for the College of Menominee Nation. Read more

Featured Alumni

Lee Stoehr graduated with his BA in Public Administration in May 2014. He was recently hired with Menominee County as their new Assistant Finance Manager. Read more



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



2014 Golf Outing
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2014 Graduation
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Author Robert Morgan discussed his book, "Gap Creek," on Tuesday, March 4.

Author Robert Morgan

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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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