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Native Blockbusters
By Ryan Winn for "Tribal College Journal"

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This is a moment many have been waiting for. Through the combined might of Marvel Comics, Norse mythology, and Native humor, Māori director Taika Waititi shattered the glass ceiling and became the first Indigenous filmmaker to direct a worldwide blockbuster. His film, "Thor: Ragnarok," is one of the top movies of 2017, approaching a billion dollars in global box office receipts. It deftly mixes action, humor, and compassion to both entice the comics crowd and please Waititi’s faithful fans. The movie’s justly earned success is cause for Native cinema fans to celebrate. Read more

CMN Institute Wins Major Grant to Develop and Provide Leadership and ACT Prep Opportunities for MIHS Youth

The office of U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has announced a $798,199 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to help provide ACT preparation courses and leadership opportunities to Menominee Indian High School students.

The award will be managed by the Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) of the College of Menominee Nation. Project partners collaborating with SDI include the College of Menominee Nation’s teacher education program and digital media program, Menominee Indian School District; Menominee Tribal School; Mawaw Ceseniyah, a community-based Menominee culture and language organization; and the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ Midwest Region Fire Prevention program. Read more

Tribe’s Ancient Agricultural Practices Are Focus of Grant to CMN’s Sustainable Development Institute

A new $219,000 grant will help concentrate attention on ancient agricultural methods of the Menominee People and perceptions about the historic life and practices of the tribe. Read more

Maec Waewaenen - We Saved Halloween
TO: Staff and Faculty of the College of Menominee Nation
FROM: Dr. Diana Morris, Interim President

Trick or Treat

I am writing to thank everyone who worked to provide a Halloween redux for the Keshena community last night, with special thanks to Brandon Frechette, the event organizer, Brian Kowalkowski, Renee O'kimosh, Cedar Kakkak, and Shannon Wilber. It was a magnificent event. And as you'll read below in the email below from Jonathan Wilber, Tribal Administrator, it was a night that was truly appreciated and that will be long remembered.

Read more from Jonathan Wilber, Tribal Administrator

Digging Into Food Sovereignty: A Student Led Exploration

Food sovereignty

The Sustainability Leadership Cohort (SLC) has taken action to bring awareness of the need to reclaim our food sovereignty as a community. The students have learned from community members the uses for many plants in the forest. They have conducted interviews with foresters, traditional knowledge holders and practioners to gain a new perspective of the forest and the reciprocal relationship that must take place.

With the experience gained throughout their time in the SLC, the group produced and edited a documentary. The documentary focuses on promoting food sovereignty and community wellness in Menominee. Watch the video

The College of Menominee Nation
Originally appeared in Market Messenger's "Focus"

Rocket Club

Lecture halls and labs are only part of the scene for College of Menominee Nation students. Many of those enrolled at the College from around the region make road trips, competitions, chances to meet VIPs, and opportunities to tell their stories and display their talents.

Sharing their personal stories recently won CMN students Chelsea LaTender, Sarah Brei and Taylor Oudenhoven a place in a book titled “The PEEC Experiment: Native Hawaiian and Native American Engineering Education.” Published by South Dakota State University, the book details undergraduate programs supported by National Science Foundation grants in four states. The College of Menominee Nation, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and UW-Platteville are the only Wisconsin grantees. Read more

Outing Brings in Thousands for Scholarships

Golf Outing

The College welcomed 146 golfers to its 7th Annual Benefit Golf Outing on June 9 on the Thornberry Creek at Oneida course. Low scores, game wins and lucky raffle tickets resulted in dozens of winners among players and banquet guests. Again this year, the biggest winners were CMN students who will receive scholarships and other aid funded through event proceeds.

Net profit from the 2017 outing was $25,338 and brings the golf outing's cumulative profit to more than $141,000 since the inaugural event. Read more

Native American Participants Selected for the 2017 NATIVE AMERICAN WRITERS TV LAB

Justin Gauthier

Los Angeles, CA – College of Menominee Nation's alumnus Justin Gauthier, A.A., 2011, has gained national recognition. The news comes from the LA Skins Fest, a Native American arts organization, in partnership with Comcast NBCUniversal, CBS Entertainment Diversity and HBO. Justin was selected to participate in the 2017 NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB, a talent development program that aims to boost the careers of Native American writers. Read more

Helping Students Learn – An AQIP Action Project

The College of Menominee Nation has the honor of being the only tribal college participating in the Higher Learning Commission’s rigorous Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP). As part of AQIP requirements, CMN must have at least three quality improvement projects in place at all times.

This semester a faculty and staff team began work on an AQIP project entitled, “Improving Student Learning through a Sustainable Academic Program Review Process.” An academic program review process allows faculty, administration, staff, and the Board of Trustees, among others, to assess student learning, determine the contribution a program makes to the communities we serve, and to gauge the relevancy of a program. Read more

Chill to Jazz on CMN Internet Radio

Has midterm madness got you pulling your hair out? Just KNOW you’re gonna fail? Chill out with some jazz at CMN Campus Radio.

CMN campus internet radio is a 24/7 student run station featuring the best of many styles and genres of music, including original audio recordings from CMN students, staff, and community. We have smooth jazz from Duke Ellington and Kenny Barron, and jazzy favorites to mellow out to like Sinatra, Bing, Perry, and more! Also we’ve got the old-timey music you might have heard from old movies. so drop on in and take a load off.

Listen anytime on your computer or device or download the app by searching for CMN on iTunes.

Engineers Save the Day
A new children’s book series created by students at College of Menominee Nation presents engineers as problem-solving heroes
By Ryan Winn


Simply put, there aren’t enough Native Americans pursuing STEM degrees. As the National Science Foundation reported in its Science and Engineering Indicators 2008 Report, American Indians and Alaska Natives received a mere 0.4% of all master’s degrees in science and engineering between 1985 and 2005. Examining barriers, research has documented a widespread belief among American Indian students, even in the early years of their education, that science, math and engineering fields are difficult, uninteresting, and not relevant to their lives. Read more