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Video: Ojibwe Author Jim Northrup Waxes Poetic—Literally—on Manoomin
In this chat, the inimitable Jim Northrup opens up in his endearing style, waxing poetic—literally—on ricing, talking about his ancestors as he soaks in the sunshine...
Gift of the Harvest—the Art and History of Ricing
Richard D. Ackley Jr.
It is early September as I steady our small canoe ( jiiman ), keeping my left foot in and my right foot out, while my cousin climbs aboard. It is time to harvest the wild rice...
Video: Manoomin and the Importance of Ricing
In its 11th installment, Wisconsin Media Lab introduces Fred Ackley Jr., of the Sokaogon Chippewa Community of Mole Lake, as he harvests and processes manoomin , or wild rice...
10 Foods Natives Had Before Europeans
Much confusion surrounds Indigenous foods...
Climate Change Threatens the Ojibwe's Wild Rice Harvest
Mary Annette Pember
It’s difficult to imagine a year without manoomin on the Bad River Reservation in northern Wisconsin...
Wisconsin Endangers a Sacred Tradition
Mary Annette Pember
Opinakii, the place where the wild potatoes grow, lies just south of the Bad River Reservation on land ceded to the United States by the Ojibwe in 1842...
True Wild Rice Probably Isn't What You Think It Is—It's Better
The migration story of the Ojibwe people tells of following the miigis (cowry shell) west and looking for a place where food grows on the water...