Meet the woman teaching people to harvest wild rice on Whitefish Lake
Rhonda Lyons started the Anishinaabe Wild Rice Experience in 2016
Rhonda Lyons' family has been harvesting wild rice on Whitefish Lake for generations.
"I can go as far back as my great grandfather harvesting on this lake," she said. "And I wanted to share this way of traditional activity with other people who want to learn."
That's why Lyons, a school principal, started the Anishinaabe Wild Rice Experience in 2016. The company offers groups a hands-on lessons in harvesting and processing wild rice.
I reached Lyons, who lives in Biigtigong Nishnaabeg, to learn more about the business — and wild rice itself.
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For more on the Anishinaabe Wild Rice Experience, visit their website.
Northern Nosh" is a weekly feature on Up North, CBC Radio One's regional afternoon show for northern Ontario. If you know a food producer you think would make a great story, get in touch!