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While the Wild Rice Still Grows, a Native Culture Struggles to Survive

(Reposted from The Progressive)

By Daniel Brown: As traditional crops decline due to climate change, Ojibwe fishermen in Wisconsin continue to be harassed – and even shot at – by local whites.


Manitowish Waters Historical Society: Research Update on White Sands Lake

Manitowish Waters Historical Society Screencast – Threads of History: Manitowish Chain Fur Trade


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The Legacy of 150 Years of Logging and its Effect on Wild Rice

A panel presentation from the WI Historical Society 2020 Local History and Historic Preservation Conference, Oct 21-23, 2020

Featuring: Joe Graveen, Wild Rice Technician, Wild Rice Cultural Enhancement Program, Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Cindi Stiles, Archaeologist and Historic Preservation Consultant Greg “Biskakone” Johnson, Teacher, Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians


The Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy interviews Nancy Schuldt, Water Projects Coordinator for the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa about her work with manoomin.


Joe Graveen of the Lac du Flambeau Tribe shares the importance of wild rice for the community. 


Science, tradition and the Fond du Lac Band’s fight against copper-sulfide mining.

(Reposted from Friends of the Boundary Waters)

By Pete Marshall: In the fight to keep copper-sulfide mining from gaining a foothold in Minnesota and polluting one of the most stunning tracts of wilderness in the United States, Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness has been privileged to partner with many organizations and communities, including the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Their traditional hunting, fishing and ricing grounds along the St. Louis River are directly downstream of PolyMet’s proposed copper-sulfide mine. We are currently working with on lawsuits to stop PolyMet. Their fight illustrates how clean water binds community, traditions and human health. 


This informative video by our project partners at GLIFWCtalks about the challenges of saving Buffalo Reef from copper mining waste. This ecological resource is located offshore of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and provides invaluable habitat for spawning lake trout and lake whitefish.



“The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Combine Mitigation with Capacity Building” US Climate Resilience Toolkit



White Earth recognizes the rights of wild rice

Wild rice restoration in the St. Louis River estuary

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