Wild Rice

Brett Groehler / NRRI / University of Minnesota Board of Regents

Efforts in Minnesota to restore wild rice haven’t been consistent. In some lakes it came back beautifully, in other places competing perennial plants – mainly pickerel weed and narrow-leaf cattails – have won out. Why?

Photo courtesy of Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians

Are there environmental concerns about Minnesota's wild rice sustainability? The Sea Grant Files host Jesse Scomberg shares environmental research  and Native American history of the aquatic grass seed, otherwise known as wild rice.  Listen for more about the scientific research around sulfide and wild rice in Minnesota.

MN Sea Grant Wild Rice resources

Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians/Flickr

Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians

Wild rice is the Minnesota state grain and this week MN Sea Grant host Jesse Schomberg welcomes UMD professor John Pastor to share his recent research about sulfide effects on wild rice.  Listen for more about the details of his findings and the future use of his work with sulfate and sulfides.

On this episode of Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa, Larry Amik Smallwood talks with host Erik Redix about the Wild Rice season, and the importance of respecting its gifts.

 

9/15 Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa - Wild Rice Season

Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa this month features Larry Amik Smallwood, a language instructor at the University of Minnesota Duluth, who (in both Ojibwe and English) talks about the harvesting of wild rice, and the importance of wild rice in Ojibwe culture. Also, Gordon Jourdain gives a commentary about Ojibwe language and education.

 

8/19 Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa - Wild Rice