Wild Rice

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Lisa Abel

In season, wild rice (or ‘Manomin’ in Anishnnabe) can be seen growing in these water as it has locally for centuries. In fact, 40km south of here, Rice Lake was named for its historic crop production, however political and environmental challenges have resulted in the loss of this crop and limited Native stewardship. Today, James Whetung is working to bring this crop back. James grew up at Curve Lake First Nation dancing and playing on wild rice seeds. His canoe can still be seen in these waters as he tends to these crops. Visit By the Bushel in Lakefield or the Peterborough Farmers’ Market on Saturdays to sample nutritious and all-natural Black Duck Wild Rice for yourself.


GPS Coordinates: 44.506840000, -78.316538000