Water and tribal nations
University of Minnesota Extension works in Indian Country through mutually beneficial community-University partnerships. These partnerships aim to improve American Indian communities' access to and representation in the University and to develop, in partnership with American Indian communities, culturally appropriate programs using innovative approaches to achieve mutual goals.
Extension educator Shirley Nordrum works with Ojibwe communities to preserve and share traditional ways of understanding nature and ecological systems. The following articles combine historical perspectives with practical information on water stewardship for people in Native lands.