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Honoring and Remembering monument at B'Dote.

Who We Work With: the Healing Place Collaborative

You don’t have to look very far these days to see things that are in need of healing.  Regardless of your political stance, conditions are undoubtedly fraught, on many levels. The times find us, more than ever, in need of what the Healing Place Collaborative 

Locations of contributors to The Nature of Cities.

What We’re Reading Now: The Nature of Cities

Our work is about stories and water, most particularly the unheard stories that relate the experience of most of a region's or a community's populace.  So we have to know something about water, something about equity/inclusion, something about place, something about “community.”  One of the

Earth from Space

#TBT River Life’s time with the Institute on the Environment

Today the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment (IonE) http://environment.umn.edu/ celebrates its ten years of research, teaching, and collaboration to find solutions to great

Whanganui River, New Zealand

Introduction to Issue Eight of 'Open Rivers'

Open Rivers issue #8, “Grasping Water” is now posted! This themed issue follows an international scholarly institute held at the IAS in June 2016, coordinated by Professors Ann Waltner (History, University of

Respect and Honor Mni Sota Makoce

A Sense of Where We Are

Dr. Zoe S. Todd is an Assistant Professor in Anthropology at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, who self-identifies as an urban Metis scholar.  Recently she posted a series of highly resonant questions on social media: what contributions are we making to our local communities, to the lands and

The Mississippi River is an integral part of the nation’s transportation system, particularly in ts lower reaches.  Barge “tows” like this carry around 60% of the country’s agricultural exports.

The Mississippi River Network: Concerted Action For Improved Water Quality

This is a bit of a historical story.  In the mid 1990s, the Clinton Administration inaugurated the “American Heritage Rivers” program, which invited communities across the country to describe projects they wanted to pursue that would strengthen their economic, ecological, or historical