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College of Menominee Nation: Building Native Opportunities
The College of Menominee Nation (CMN) is a tribal community college located on the Menominee Indian Reservation in Keshena, Wisconsin. American Indian culture is at the heart of our college’s degree programs, research, and student activities. We are committed to addressing contemporary problems through modern science and methodologies that are informed by ancient knowledge. This is most evident in our college’s commitment to sustainable development concepts and practices that draw on resource management philosophies tested over centuries in the great Menominee forest. The goal of the project is to expand agriculture-related economic activity and outreach in the Menominee Reservation community, including farmers’ markets, community gardening programs, and agriculture/food educational services. Project goals specifically aimed at poverty alleviation are increasing Native agricultural-based entrepreneurship, providing marketplaces for affordable locally grown foods, and providing educational resources for home food production and preparation. The VISTA member will help serve as a catalyst for positive change in the community by creating educational opportunities that give community members the knowledge they need to live more sustainable lives. Our team empowers community members and our youth to live healthy by growing and eating from their backyards. The VISTA will have an opportunity to connect students, community members, and businesses with education, culture, and language related to healthy living and food sovereignty.
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Member Duties : The VISTA member will work with community partners to develop education courses to members of the Menominee community and expand the community’s agricultural economic potential. The VISTA will also work with Farm-to-School staff to assist in developing partnerships between the Menominee Tribal School, Menominee Indian School District and area farms. The VISTA will build the capacity of the two farmers’ markets at the CMN campus and work to increase community participation and support of the markets. The VISTA will help to increase CMN’s capacity to conduct agricultural research by coordinating with internship programs and help to procure the resources and build a community support base for sustaining the program. The VISTA year at CMN will be memorable, fun, challenging, and a learning experience. Apply now to be part of the solution in inspiring people to live a positive life and have a brighter future by practicing agricultural activities and eating healthy.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Tribal ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Environment . 
Skills :
Youth Development ,  Environment ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Business/Entrepreneur . 
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College of Menominee Nation: Building Native Opportunities

Program Start/End Date
04/26/2018  -   04/25/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WISCONSIN  


Accepting Applications
From  02/05/2018  To  05/27/2018 

Contact Jennifer Duever
121 Oronoco St
Alexandria   VA   22314
7035049837 X122
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 78422