Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College Receives SEEDS Grant
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College recently received the Scholarly Emergence for Environmental Design and Stewardship (SEEDS) grant for $50,000 from the American Indian College Fund.
SEEDS’ purpose is to support building program, faculty, and institutional capacity at tribal colleges and universities to strengthen and expand curriculum, faculty development, degree programs, and student success in the field of environmental sciences and related fields.
“This grant gives students in our Agriculture and Natural Resources program the opportunity to learn more about preservation of Native life ways related to environmental stewardship and sustainability.” said Dr. Deb Anderson, faculty at Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College.
The Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College project will focus on strengthening partnerships with the Ganawenjigejig Earth School and Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC), enhancing the environmental studies degree program and developing sustainability modules for a variety of courses, increasing offerings for community and continuing education focused on environmental sustainability and providing six student fellowship stipends.