Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is excited to welcome the community to Nibi Gizaagi’igoo “We Love You Water” 1st annual Research Symposium on Tuesday, April 19th. The hybrid event will feature presentations by six regional research experts who will share information about tribal research around water, ethics, community health, and food sovereignty. The event is free of charge and will take place from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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During this year’s symposium, participants will learn about regional research career pathways and student research that FDLTCC and other tribal and university colleges are contributing to the communities. To register for this event, visit:

The symposium was inspired by students in science who have been dedicating an incredible amount of time working on various research projects while obtaining their college degrees. Colleges across the region are working on research that seeks to understand community health, environmental issues, and various natural resource centered projects. The symposium will be centered around nibi (water) and how that ties in with food sovereignty and community health. Presenters will be talking about research ethics, tribal land and water work in ceded territories, fisheries, and how water and human health impacts food quality. Students will be presenting their research in a poster session giving participants a chance to engage with them as they share their insight on their unique experiences.

The symposium will create more opportunities for students to network with researchers and learn about new ideas and motivations for current research in our region.

“I am so excited to share with the community and other researchers what FDLTCC is doing and learn about what other colleges are doing,” shared Arianna Northbird, STEM Research Coordinator at the Environmental Institute at FDLTCC. “The symposium is going to be a blend of multi-level research and it will create a larger network of knowledge sharing. We hope to strengthen research connections and help empower students through their work.”

To register for the 1st annual Research Symposium at FDLTCC, please visit: For more information on the Research Symposium, please visit or contact Arianna Northbird at Arianna.Northbird*AT*


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My favorite thing about FDLTCC is the people. I’ve met fantastic students, faculty and staff who go above and beyond what I expected.

I chose FDLTCC because of its size and the curriculum. When I first came here in 2019, I was just looking for what I needed to volunteer, perhaps in a crisis shelter. I met with Don Jarvinen, and the rest is history.

It is awesome here at the FDLTCC Education Program because it is like a family here, if you need help or are struggling with anything, you have quite a few people who will help you out.