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'Manoomin' brings together UMN researchers and tribal members


October 4, 2019

For the past two years, River Spry has ventured out in his canoe to harvest wild rice. Spry, a forestry technician for the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in northern Minnesota, said harvesting the tall, green stalks of wild rice is an intimate process.

“Just being out there, you are so connected to the plant and the Earth. It is a beautiful thing,” Spry said. “It changed my life. The rest of my life I will be a ricer.”


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