Native Land Digital Map
Find out whose indigenous lands you’re currently residing on or visiting around the Great Lakes region and beyond. Great Lakes Now is sharing this map provided by Native Land Digital, a nonprofit organization in Canada.
Find stories below that have been published on Great Lakes Now and center indigenous voices and issues related to drinking water and the Great Lakes region.
There has been an uptick in human-wolf conflict in northern Minnesota.
Fish-leather purses and wallets may make their way into Great Lakes fashion with an initiative to use 100% of commercially caught fish by 2025.
The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community would get $34 million if legislation passed by the U.S. Senate is approved by the House and signed by President Joe Biden.
In Ojibwe country, change is understood to be a constant condition or state of being. Sometimes change is difficult, and sometimes change is good. A very good effort to change happened on May 2, 2023.
Tribes and organizations in the Great Lakes were awarded more than $11 million as part of a big federal investment in recycling.
“I think next time I decide to make a batch, I’ll add a bit of manoomin — wild rice — flour along with a touch of maple sugar, to see how that fries up in a little bit of grease, and give thanks for all that we have.”
Waves of Change is a new online interview series highlighting the diverse faces and perspectives shaping the environmental justice movement throughout the Great Lakes region.
The Grand Portage Band was the first Tribal Nation in the country to have a beach program and has been monitoring water quality at tribally-held beaches since 2007.
Language revitalization efforts, both in Canada and the U.S., are opportunities for Indigenous peoples to reclaim their cultural ties. Strategies for revitalizing languages range from language documentation to immersion language schools.
Ineffective voluntary pollution prevention practices are set aside for mandatory regulation.
Wild rice is an aquatic grass that thrives in shallow waters, and serves as a sacred “mashkiki,” or medicine, to the Ojibwe.
Raised on Saganagons Lake in the border country between the U.S. and Canada, Milt Powell was a great friend of the Drouillard family. He and my dad had many adventures as kids and young men, learning the way of the woods in far northeastern Minnesota.
Find video segments below that have aired on Great Lakes Now and center indigenous voices and issues related to drinking water and the Great Lakes region.