College of the Menominee Nation

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Native and non-native students and visitors from across the world come to College of Menominee Nation to pursue higher learning and to learn the history, systems and strategies of the Menominee and other First Americans.

Menominee Indian Reservation

The Menominee Indian Reservation is an Indian reservation located in northeastern Wisconsin held in trust by the United States for the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin.

Spokane Indian Reservation

The Spokane ancestral homelands were located along the Spokane River from the Idaho border to the confluence of the Spokane and Columbia Rivers. Although not participants to the early signed treaties, the Spokane Indians were recognized, and maintained their identity and ties to traditional lands.

I-Lon-schka Osage Ceremony

Scores of Osage dancers participate in the tribe’s annual I-Lon-schka each June, what is also known as Osage ceremonials. A drum-giving ceremony and dancing are the glue that holds this fiercely traditional society together.

Riding a dead horse

The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians passed on from generation to generation says that when you discover you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount. In modern education and government, far more advanced strategies have emerged: