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Marquette gets money to interpret Anishinaabe history and create curriculum

MARQUETTE, MI--   The City of Marquette will use a $57,000 grant to interpret Anishinaabe history and heritage along its multi-use path.

The money comes from the Native American Heritage Fund.

The project includes signage and public art from the mouth of the Carp River to Presque Isle. Funds will also be used to support the development of a companion trail curriculum to revitalize how Native history and culture is taught in the community.

The project is a part of a larger cultural trail initiative that will span the city’s two-mile path along the lakeshore. Officials say the cultural trail will transform the existing path into a destination, telling the history of the community and its centerpiece, Lake Superior.

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.