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Minnesota Ojibwe harvest sacred, climate-imperiled wild rice

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Wild rice, or manoomin (good seed) in Ojibwe, is sacred to Indigenous peoples in the Great Lakes region. Changing climate, invasive species and pollution are threatening the plant. Young band members are taught to harvest wild rice respecting both rituals and the environment.
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Minnesota Ojibwe harvest sacred, climate-imperiled wild rice

Wild rice, or manoomin in Ojibwe, is sacred to Indigenous peoples in the Great Lakes region because it’s part of their creation story and because for centuries, even a handful made a difference between life and starvation during harsh winters

2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Climate threatens Ojibwe's sacred wild rice

Wild rice is sacred to Indigenous peoples in Minnesota because it’s part of their creation story. But changing climate, invasive species, and pollution are threatening the plant, making it crucial to teach young tribe members how to harvest it. (Sept. 10)(AP Video/Jessie Wardarski)

2 months ago·United States
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Minnesota Ojibwe harvest sacred, climate-imperiled wild rice

ON LEECH LAKE, Minnesota (AP) — Seated low in her canoe sliding through a rice bed on this vast lake, Kendra Haugen used one wooden stick to bend the stalks and another to knock the rice off, so gently the stalks sprung right back up.

2 months ago·United States
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Minnesota Ojibwe harvest sacred, climate-imperiled wild rice

ON LEECH LAKE, Minnesota — Seated low in her canoe sliding through a rice bed on this vast lake, Kendra Haugen used one wooden stick to bend the stalks and another to knock the rice off, so gently …

2 months ago·St Paul, United States
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Minnesota Ojibwe harvest sacred, climate-imperiled wild rice

ON LEECH LAKE, Minnesota (AP) — Seated low in her canoe sliding through a rice bed on this vast lake, Kendra Haugen used one wooden stick to bend the stalks […]

2 months ago·Winnipeg, Canada
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Minnesota Ojibwe harvest sacred, climate-imperiled wild rice

Seated low in her canoe sliding through a rice bed on this vast lake, Kendra Haugen used one wooden stick to bend the stalks and another to knock the rice off, so gently the stalks sprung right back up.On a mid-September morning, no breeze ruffled the eagle feather gifted by her grandmother that Haugen wore on a baseball cap as she tried her hand at wild rice harvesting — a sacred process for her Ojibwe people. “A lot of reservations are struggl…

2 months ago·Jacksonville, United States
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