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Tribal Climate Adaptation Menu

Tribal Climate Adaptation Menu

Climate change has impacted and will continue to impact indigenous peoples, their lifeways and culture,and the natural world upon which they rely, in unpredictable and potentially devastating ways. Many climateadaptation planning tools fail to address the unique needs, values and cultures of…

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The Menominee Community Center of Chicago: Creating an Innovative Partnership Between Urban and Reservation Communities

The Menominee Community Center of Chicago: Creating an Innovative Partnership Between Urban and Reservation Communities

Over half of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin lives off-reservation. Regrettably, the ties between the Menominee’s reservation and urban populations, like those between the split populations of so many Indian nations, have been tenuous for decades. In 1994, a group of Menominee Indians…

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Menominee Community Center of Chicago

Menominee Community Center of Chicago

A unique partnership between an urban Indian center and a tribal government, the tribally funded Community Center serves nearly 500 Menominee tribal citizens living in the greater Chicago area. The Center and the tribal government work together to ensure that all of its citizens are actively…

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Honoring Nations: Julie Wilson: Child Welfare in Indian Country

Scholar Julie Wilson opens the session "Family Strengthening in Indian Country" with a discussion of recent research conducted by the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development that explores the role families play in improving child and community welfare in Indian Country, highlighting…

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New LdF transit service begins operations both on, off reservation

New LdF transit service begins operations both on, off reservation

The Lac du Flambeau Tribe’s newly-created transit service was scheduled to begin operations yesterday, Monday Dec. 2. The tribe recently contracted with the Menominee Nation to manage the Lac du Flambeau Transit Service — a new service that will provides public transportation that’s reliable, while…

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Legend Lake: A Talking Circle

Legend Lake: A Talking Circle

The documentary video recounts the saga of Legend Lake, a beautiful 5,160 acre lake development, formed by joining 9 smaller lakes in the Menominee Indian Reservation (with the same boundaries as Menominee County) in northern Wisconsin whose shore land was subdivided and sold mostly to non-…

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The Ways: Living Language: Menominee Language Revitalization

The Ways: Living Language: Menominee Language Revitalization

Before European contact, the Menominee Indian Tribe had a land base of over 10 million acres (in what is now known as Wisconsin and parts of Michigan) and over 2,000 people spoke their language. Today, their land has been reduced to 235,000 acres, due to a series of treaties that eroded the tribe’s…