Manoomin: The Story of Wild Rice in Michigan

Date: July 11, 2018
Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens Auditorium, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Contact: Bindu Bhakta, bhaktabi@anr.msu.edu, Shawn Severance, severances@washtenaw.org

Manoomin: The Story of Wild Rice in Michigan is the first book of its kind to bring forward the rich traditions of wild rice in Michigan and its importance to the Anishinaabek people who live here, focusing on the history, culture, biology, economics, and spirituality surrounding this sacred plant. Barb Barton will discuss the historic wild rice beds that once existed in Michigan, why they disappeared, and the efforts of tribal and nontribal people to restore and protect Manoomin across the landscape.

Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend this program, however, registration is required.

Contact Shawn with questions about this event. Contact Bindu with questions about registering for this event.

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