Thank you Tom for showing us around and sharing an incredible amount of information with us!
“When the universe provides you with something that gives you life, you are obligated to give back. You are always supposed to take care of it.” This thought gave us a much richer perspective as to why the manoomin is important and needs to be protected. The wild rice is used in every ceremony from babies’ first ceremonies, to their final one. Aside from the cultural importance, the wild rice is unique to the region and key part of the ecosystems.