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For U.S. Tribes, a Movement to Revive Native Foods and Lands #wildfood #ethnobotany #wildrice

For U.S. Tribes, a Movement to Revive Native Foods and Lands On ancestral lands, the Fond du Lac band in Minnesota is planting wild rice and restoring wetlands damaged by dams, industry, and logging. Their efforts are part of a growing trend by Native Americans to bring back traditional food sources and heal scarred landscapes. by cheryl katz Two by two, the wild rice harvesters emerge from the grass-filled lake and drag their canoes to shore. The harvesters, Lake Superior Chippewa, are reaping their ancestral food in the traditional way — one poling the boat through the waist-high tangle, and the other bending the stems and gently brushing ripe seed loose with a pair of batons. It’s hard, dirty work on a steamy Minnesota late-summer day. They’re caked with chaff and sweat. View Gallery Cheryl Katz Traditional wild rice harvesting on a restored Fond du Lac reservation lake...

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