Resource: Rainy River First Nations
Title: Rainy River First Nations
Resource type: Case study
Topics: Communities, Ecosystems, Water
Keywords: water preservation, river, partnership, Canada, indigenous
Audience: All
Region: Northwest, Outside Minnesota
Summary: This community of Ojibwe has spearheaded a monitoring project of the Rainy River; a waterway that borders Minnesota and Ontario, Canada.
Content: It is part of the culture for the Rainy River First Nations, a community of Ojibwe, to be good stewards of the environment. The band has spearheaded a monitoring project of the Rainy River; a waterway that borders Minnesota and Ontario, Canada. Joining forces with the band are students, Koochiching County, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Northeast Minnesota Sustainable Development Partnership and others.

A detailed case study can be found on the http://www.renewingthecountryside.org web site, which showcases a wide variety of outstanding examples of people working to enhance their rural communities in Minnesota and elsewhere. To access this case study, just click on "Stories" on the left menu, then search for "Rainy River First Nations" using the "Search" function.

The web site for the Rainy River First Nations can be found at www.rainyriver.firstnation.ca/

Organization: Renewing the Countryside
Website: www.renewingthecountryside.org
Suggested by: Joni Vincent
Added: 02/6/02
Updated: 07/27/11