Blog Posts 2020

We’re pleased and proud to share our new logo created by Anishinaabe artist Sarah Agaton Howes. A member of the Fond du Lac band, Agaton Howes started a small custom regalia business in her kitchen. By 2019, her vision had grown to Heart Berry, an online store featuring Agaton Howe’s original works as well as […]

Our first entry in a our new series of profiles on the Manoomin project’s researchers is second-year MS student Alex Waheed. Alex is studying the effects of geochemistry and hydrology on the growth of mannomin (wild rice) in Minneosta and Wisconsin, as part of our collaborative and tribally-driven project between the University of Minnesota and

“Northern wild rice is a unique North American resource…On the whole globe, it really if found only northern Wisconsin, northern Minnesota, and adjacent parts of Canada. This is one of those things that makes this part of the world unique and wonderful. It also means that have to be the global stewards for this plant.

Several of our tribal and community partners worked, with the support of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), to write a report documenting the cultural and ecological importance of wild rice. The report Lake Superior Manoomin Cultural and Ecosystem Characterization Study, published in May 2020, uses a combined Habitat Equivalency Analysis methodology to profile

Thanks to all the generous advice and guidance from our tribal partners, UMN team members experienced a wonderful ricing expedition during the fall 2020 harvest season. Graduate student Hannah Jo King proudly displays the Manoomin they collected.

Hello friends and colleagues, We have received exciting information about the upcoming virtual 2020 Fall American Geophysical Union Meeting – it being that the American Geophysical Union has extended the offer of no-cost registration to Indigenous Persons who wish to attend the Fall Meeting. The upcoming virtual meeting, running from December 1st to the 17th,

Hello friends and colleagues, The Manoomin project is going strong and we are excited to continue and expand our research. We are seeking 6 new graduate or post-doctoral researchers in the areas of social science/integrated social dimensions, environmental integration, biogeochemistry, hydrological modeling, and ecology. To read more about position descriptions and application information, follow this link

The Manoomin Psin research team shared a wild rice feast to commemorate the harvest season at Lac du Flambeau during a recent field work session.

We virtually hosted 6 interns over this past summer. They presented their final projects to the team on August 5th.

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