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Earlier this month, a group called the 1855 Treaty Authority demonstrated an exercise in treaty rights by ricing on a Minnesota lake without a permit. The group asserts that their treaty gives them the right to harvest rice without a permit on ancestral land. Wild rice or manoomin in Ojibwe, is a traditional food with a long history to the Chippewa bands of the area. Join us as we discuss the significance of wild rice, culturally and politically to the tribes of that area.
Frank Bibeau (White Earth Nation) – tribal attorney and spokesperson for the 1855 Treaty Authority group
Michael Connors (Boise Forte Band of Chippewa) – emergency manager for the Boise Fort Band of Chippewa
Also mentioned on the show today:
Break Music: Four Two-Step Songs (song) Pyawasits, Silas & Webster (artist) Wild Rice: Songs From The Menominee Nation (album)