Wild rice, or manoomin, is still harvested the traditional way by the Anishanabe, or Ojibwe people of the Great Lakes Region. Ricers and their families take canoes in the rice fields and hand harvest the rice. After participating in the rice harvest, Loretta helps to prepare Winona LaDuke's favorite wild rice and maple syrup cake which accompanies a lakeside first rice feast of buffalo, wild rice and cranberry stuffed acorn squash, buffalo stew and beautiful ruby red swamp tea.
Program Length: 27 minutes each
Production Staff: Executive Producers: Frank Blythe (Cherokee/Dakota), NAPT; Larry Rifkin, CPTV; Producers: Matt and Renard Cohen, Resolution Pictures
Production Company: Native American Public Telecommunications (NAPT), Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) and Resolution Pictures
Public Broadcast Release: November 2006
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Tags: cooking, environmental, Ojibwe, Anishanabe, Chippewa, Winona LaDuke, Great Lakes
Product ID: SWS5-06-H