New map restores Native names to northern Minnesota #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth #NAHM #AmericanIndianandAlaskaNativeHeritageMonth

Adafruit NativeAmericanHeritageMonth 2022 blog

Who doesn’t love a map project? The Ely Folk School and the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa are working together to add the orignal Ojibwe names to towns and waterways. Surprising that this map doesn’t already exist!

From MPR:

“This project underscores our voice and our history in the region,” said Bois Forte Tribal Chair Cathy Chavers. “This map will serve as a tribute to all who came before us and to the future generations as well.”

It features 106 names of places around the Bois Forte homeland, from Lake Vermillion to Nett Lake.

Schurke describes them as “very lyrical, descriptive, poetic names.” They include lakes and rivers, historic trading sites and village locations.

Check out the full article, its full of great history and details on the project.

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