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Sacred Little OnesThe Sacred Little One's Project is an ongoing project, which was originally developed and funded through the American Indian College Fund. The College of Menominee Nation’s Teacher Education program continues to build on our long-term partnerships and existing infrastructures with the Menominee Nations early childhood education institutions and elementary schools by offering them culturally responsive materials.

CMN seeks to model and deliver instruction that affords future teachers the necessary skills to support all learners and enable Native children to gain academic skills, motivation, support and confidence necessary to succeed in school. CMN continues to be uniquely positioned to provide direction to future teachers on the importance of providing culturally responsive practices and the importance of educational opportunities.

One example is from an assignment that is completed in one of our Teacher Education classes. Students taking EDU 315: Cultural Images in Children’s Literature are asked to create a picture storybook on topics relating to the Tribes in the surrounding area. We are happy to continue delivering books that can be used in classrooms that provide multiple perspectives and worldviews through our Sacred Little Ones website.



SLO and CMN Help Students Create the Gift of Reading

Dr. Candy Waukau-Villagomez, Kase Kase Se Kaw "Time Just Before Dawn" (member of the Menominee Tribe) College of Menominee Nation Early Childhood/Elementary Education instructor recently reflected on her craft and her innovative Sacred Little One’s literacy project. Read more

Menominee History and Language

Special Collections is an archive and rare materials repository that contains non-circulating materials about the Menominee Indian Tribe and other Native peoples of Wisconsin. Materials cover topics that include culture, history, language, treaties, and government. Special Collections holds rare books, maps, microfilm, art, recordings, and more. You can find information on their website as well as the physical location in the lower level of the College of Menominee Nation Library.


Our project is supported by a grant awarded to College of Menominee Nation by the American Indian College Fund’s “Wakanyeja ‘Sacred Little Ones’ – Tribal College Readiness and Success by Third Grade Initiative.” The Wakanyeja project is generously funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (Grant # P3015070).