CMN students Take Part In Model United Nations

Nov 15th, 2008 | By | Category: 20-2: Native Green, Tribal College News

Five students from the College of Menominee Nation (CMN, Keshena, WI) were selected as delegates to the National Model United Nations in New York City in April. Meleah Peters, Shane Dixon Sr., Lisa Mushall, Guy Reiter and Devona Lidbury represented the Federated States of Micronesia (formerly Polynesia), a group of 607 small islands located in the Pacific Ocean near Guam.

The delegates debated international issues and participated in United Nations procedures. Together with 2,000 other college students from five continents representing 60 countries, they worked in committees and caucuses 10-12 hours per day developing resolutions.

Some of the topics addressed in this Model UN session included literacy, alternate sources of energy, global warming, combating the spread of illicit drugs, the link between diamonds and armed conflict in Africa, and the politics and economics of the external debt crisis.

CMN was awarded a National Collegiate Conference Association Diversity Scholarship Building Initiative, which defrayed some of the expenses for the trip to New York. The students raised funds to pay for the balance of their food and travel expenses. Upon their return, the delegates planned to give presentations on their experiences.

For more information contact Deanna Bisley, advisor, at (715) 799-5600, ext. 3026.

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