Thomas Kenote Jr.

Co-Principal Investigator, College of Menominee Nation

Thomas Kenote Jr. is a member of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin and a descendant of the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. He currently serves as the Geoscience Project Director at the College of Menominee Nation Sustainable Development Institute.

Kenote holds degrees in Environmental Policy (B.A.) from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and a M.S. in Forest Ecology from the University of Minnesota. Kenote’s research is based in exploring the impacts of climate change on the phenology of forest understory plants on the Menominee Indian reservation. His research interests include tribal natural resources, tribal forestry, Indigenous ways of knowing, Indigenous phenology, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and tribal capacity building. When Thomas is not working, he enjoys the outdoors, hiking, playing traditional lax and spending time with his family and 2 dogs, Gigi and Cante.

Thomas Kenote Jr.
Email: tkenote@menominee.edu