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Great Lakes group raises funds to showcase teachings of Anishinaabe women

The Great Lakes Commons Map is an interactive, online map that documents stories from the Great Lakes regions. Image:

An organization focused on connecting the cultures of the Great Lakes region is raising money to share the stories of indigenous leaders. These leaders are Anishinaabe women, members of Native American groups living in the Canadian Great Lakes area. Their stories will be told in photos, sound, video and text and shared on the Great Lakes Commons Map, said creator of the Great Lakes Commons map Paul Baines. The Great Lakes Commons is an organization that fosters a community dedicated to protecting the Great Lakes, Baines said. The online map is a collaborative project to share photos, videos and personal stories about the Great Lakes. Continue Reading →

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Great Lakes cities found at the intersection of walkable and affordable

Rochester is among the U.S. cities at the intersection of walkable and affordable. Image:  Chris Tomkins-Tinch via Wikimedia Commons

We’ve always known that the Great Lakes are the center of the freshwater universe. But who would have thought that they are the intersection of affordability and walkability? A group that’s developed a method of scoring a community’s walkability recently listed neighborhoods in a dozen U.S. cities that are not only easy to get around, they’re affordable to live in. They produced the list with Walk Score data – which measures walkability – the Cost of Living Index and the average rents for every major city in the country. And guess what? Continue Reading →

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