g i d a k i i m a n a a n i w i g a m i g manoomin project

 

 

gidakiimanaaniwigamig students are currently studying to increase thier knowledge of climate change and it's impact on Ojibwe lifeways by integrating traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) and Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts/ Culture and Math (STEAM) to engage students in investigating how climate change is affecting people of all cultures. This project will encourage Native American students from middle school to college to enter STEAM fields by demonstrating how scientific research from NASA can support culturally relvant placebased climate change investigations and community level opportunities to address these changes.

Throughout our study teachers and students will incorporate a NASA program -gikinoo’wizhiwe onji waaban (Guiding for Tomorrow) or “G-WOW”. G-WOW is unique in it's unique approach. The goal is to increase awareness of how climate change is affecting Lake Superior’s coastal environment, people, cultures, and economies by:

Working with experts in the field gida teachers, college mentors and students are exploring the effects of place based climate change. Additional partners include Fondu Lac Tribal and Community College, This was a three year study.

 

For more information contact Courtney Kowlazak or Lowana Greensky or call (218) 879-0800.


2014-2015

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2015-2016

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