Students play central roles in the work of the Kawe Gidaa-naanaagadawendaamin Manoomin project. Graduate research assistants participate as equals in shaping research questions, sharing knowledge, collecting data, and facilitating team conversations. In addition, each summer we host several undergraduate student researchers, some in collaboration with the National Center for Earth-Surface Dynamics (NCED) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) on Sustainable Land and Water Resources. The undergraduate students engage in team-based research to explore research and contextual topics related to project goals. We especially welcome Indigenous students and seek to support them in bringing their knowledge, and the knowledge of their communities, to this effort. Below you can find some examples of undergraduate student work:
- Importance of and Threats to Manoomin Story Map
- Big Rice Lake: Intersectionalities of Manoomin Story Map
- The Rights of Manoomin Story Map
- The Decline of Manoomin on Spur Lake due to Rising Water Levels
For more information about undergraduate and graduate research opportunities, see our Opportunities page.