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Native-based UP projects funded by NAHF


MARQUETTE, MI--   Two U.P. communities are getting funding from the Native American Heritage Fund for projects.

Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College was granted $30,000 to partner with the Native Justice Coalition to offer and expand the annual Anishinaabe Racial Justice Conference.

And $57,500 was granted to the City of Marquette. The money will help develop an interpretive Anishinaabe public art project and companion trail curriculum along the lakefront as part of the city's larger cultural trail project.

Approved in 2016, the NAHF grants resources to schools, colleges, universities and local units of government to promote positive relationships and accurate information about the history and role of Michigan’s Indian tribes and Native Americans. Projects include mascot changeovers and curriculum development.

Nicole was born near Detroit but has lived in the U.P. most of her life. She graduated from Marquette Senior High School and attended Michigan State and Northern Michigan Universities, graduating from NMU in 1993 with a degree in English.