10/24/14 – We are all excited that we finally have a day for a community presentation of “Food for Thought” (Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDgXYBKEqRQ) the first Youth Television Magazine made by Menominee High School students participants of our Sustainability Leadership Cohort and organized by POSOH Project and the College of Menominee Nation-Sustainable Development Institute this last Summer of 2014. This highly expected presentation will take place on December 5, 2014 at 5:30 pm at the Menominee Nation Reservation (we will keep you posted on the exact location). As we did last year presenting the two documentaries made by the 2013 filmmaking workshop “Namao: The Ancient Storyteller” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zupqLmHxPNw&list=UUtrx_taO4DM2P5YOxXDQYWw) and “Work Hard, Play Hard” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBmE51-JCuA&list=UUtrx_taO4DM2P5YOxXDQYWw), the Menominee community will host this important event to celebrate once again the student voices and accomplishments to reflect on the important educational issues of their communities.
The SDI High School Sustainability Leadership Cohort developed a model of action research to provide the theoretical and methodological foundation for educational filmmaking projects related to the student’s science learning process connected to central issues that the Menominee and Mohican Stockbridge-Munsee tribes as well as surrounding communities confront. So the unanimous voice from the students chose Sustainability and Food as the general themes for this first television magazine program. This significant endeavor constitute a milestone for a new generation of youth filmmakers that are already making the difference by taking the leadership to carry a local capacity as future environmental stewards for their own communities. We look forward to celebrate again the gathering of a new generation of young indigenous filmmakers! For more information contact the SDI Sustainability Education Coordinator and organizer of this event, Cherie Thunder, at (715)799-6226 x 3243 or firstname.lastname@example.org