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The White Earth Band of Ojibwe legally recognized the rights of wild rice. Here's why

 

February 5, 2019

Manoomin ("wild rice") now has legal rights. At the close of 2018, the White Earth band of Ojibwe passed a law formally recognizing the Rights of Manoomin. According to a resolution, these rights were recognized because "it has become necessary to provide a legal basis to protect wild rice and fresh water resources as part of our primary treaty foods for future generations."

This reflects traditional laws of Anishinaabe people, now codified by the tribal government. White Earth's action follows a similar resolution by the 1855 Treaty Authority.

https://www.nationofchange.org/2019/02/04/the-white-earth-band-of-ojibwe-legally-recognized-the-rights-of-wild-rice-heres-why/

 

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