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BP: White Earth recognizes the rights of wild rice: Officials hope ordinance bolster challenge to Line 3


February 22, 2019

BEMIDJI—A Minnesota Ojibwe band has codified a piece of its culture, which could strengthen a potential challenge to a controversial oil pipeline project.

White Earth Nation leaders unanimously approved in late December a new ordinance granting legal rights to manoomin—"wild rice"—which is a traditional staple of Ojibwe spirituality and diets.


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