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Meet the communities rekindling relationships with mnoomin
Mnoomin, or wild rice, is a crucial food in Anishinaabe culture and one of the only cereal grains indigenous to North America. But for years, the ripple effects of colonization reduced the crop and disrupted the knowledge needed to tend, harvest and cook with it. But reseeding and restoration efforts are working to re-establish the plant and its teachings. To get a better understanding of some of those projects, we head to a mnoomin harvest festival at Curve Lake First Nation in Williams Treaty territory near Peterborough, Ont. and hear from University of Guelph historian and author Brittany Luby